Four of The Great Lakes (Michigan, Huron, Erie, and Superior) help carve out Michigan’s borders. It makes sense that these sprawling bodies of water also make for romantic lakeside weddings. Whether you live in the area or you want to make Michigan your destination, here are some lake wedding ideas that will amaze you!
1. Lake Michigan
According to their slogan, the Lake House was “built with the bride in mind.” This quaint venue boasts an in-house kitchen, neutral colors, and a waterfront ceremony location. The natural vibe from the Lake House would create the perfect setting for a Boho style wedding.
Anything you want, you got it at Stonegate Manor. This amazing wedding venue allows you to decide exactly how you want to utilize the architecture and location. You can get married in the fairy garden or on the beaches of Benton Harbor. Your reception can be indoors or outdoors and if weather becomes an issue, Stonegate Manor even has giant tents available for ceremonies. This venue is one of your best options for maximizing your lake wedding ideas.
2. Lake Huron
This amazing ballroom, that was once a bank on the shores of Lake Huron, is now a venue that can accomodate 300 people. Converted to a banquet hall, the original vault still exists and makes a perfect backdrop for wedding pictures. The view of Lake Huron is the ultimate decoration for romantic lakeside weddings. High vaulted ceilings with golden decorations, The Grand Banking Hall is a beautiful and luxurious place to say “I do.”
This diverse venue brings in all kinds of choices for couples who are looking for Michigan lakeside weddings. If you are looking for something more intimate, The Grand Ballroom is a beautiful and elegant venue that seats 184 guests with decorated tables, tasteful carpeting, mood lighting and a dance floor. If you want to book a large-scale wedding celebration, Blue Water also offers the Lake Huron Hall which can hold a maximum of 1,600 guests.
3. Lake Erie
The Links at Lake Erie is more than just a venue. It is an entire service that takes all the work out of wedding planning. They offer a menu of 12 entree choices for you and your guests. They have a fully staffed bar and the dance floor includes a DJ. If you want to relieve some pre-wedding jitters on the golf course, they can help with that as well. The golf course and event venue also look out over beautiful Lake Erie.
Originally built in 1920 as a large summer estate, the McIntyre has become synonymous with romantic lakeside weddings in Michigan. Not only is this lovely estate an amazing place to walk down the aisle, but you can also stick around for a reception with fine dining and music. From the rehearsal dinner through the reception, The McIntyre can make your lake wedding one for the books.
4. Lake Superior
Sometimes it is hard to choose between castle weddings and romantic lakeside weddings. With Keweenaw Castle Resort, you won’t ever have to make that decision. This destination venue has everything you need from bedrooms to activities. Even though it was designed to look like a castle, Keweena is less than 20 years old. Prepare to be treated like royalty at this lovely facility.
Imagine standing on the edge of a cliff or listening to a gorgeous waterfall in the background while saying your vows. With Pictured Rocks Weddings, you don’t have to imagine it. Instead of being a venue, Pictured Rocks is a planning service that will find the perfect, natural spot for your ceremony. Having already scouted all the best locations, this company will save you a ton of time when thinking about lake wedding ideas.
Michigan lakeside weddings are a fantastic way to share your love with your friends and family. Once you have all your lake wedding ideas ready to go, book your bridal suite with The Wedding Shoppe, so our experts can find the right dress and accessories to make you shine on your wedding day!