Destination Weddings in Michigan


            When thinking of a destination wedding what comes to mind?  Maybe white sandy beaches, a resort full of your close family and friends, and a setting that has romance written all over it. Now what if I told you that you can get all of these things without leaving the state of Michigan?  The cottage you spent summers at, or that place up north that you have always wanted to visit can now be the location of your dream wedding.

            Destination weddings can be everything you have ever dreamed of, but not without adequate planning.  There are so many options within the state, one of the hardest decisions can be picking the venue you would like while keeping your overall theme.  If you’re looking to dig your toes in the sand, Northport Bay Retreat allows beach assess and has 16 bedroom available for guests.  Sommerset Pointe Yacht Club on Lake Charlevoix has private beach access for wedding parties and can create a peaceful and serene atmosphere for guests. Another very popular destination is Mackinac Island which can be beautiful and very charming, but be aware that no cars means difficult transport.

Northport Bay         Sommerset3

            Although the beaches surrounding Michigan are breathtaking you should take into account all the different things Michigan has to offer in the fall and winter.   The Perry Hotel in Petoskey is within walking distance of Lake Michigan and is stunning in the fall when the trees are bright with so many colors. A winter white wedding is also an option with many resorts in places like Shanty Creek, Boyne, and Harbor Springs guests can enjoy a winter getaway by skiing or relaxing by the fireplace.
Perry Hotel         Perry Hotel

                 While some resorts are large enough to hold all of your wedding guests, you may also like to offer them some options for accommodations.  You could rent rooms at a near by bed & breakfast, a house that is big enough for the bridal party. For a bigger wedding you are probably looking for more of a resort type of atmosphere where guests can be independent like at Boyne Mountain Lodge. The Lodge has wonderful amenities and enough space to house many guests.

Michigan is an amazingly gorgeous state, and there really is something for ever bride. Whether you love the beach, the slopes or the crisp northern autumn air, Michigan has a place for you.  Destination weddings may come with a bit of added planning,  but the reward makes it all worth it as it can be a weekend that you and your guests remember for a lifetime.  Destination weddings in Michigan allow you to have the beauty of world class scenery without going too far from home.


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