Updated March 2, 2022
The search for your wedding venue is part of your story. It will take you to the places you have dreamed of as you explore this breathtaking state from a new perspective, which is finding the place where you will finally say “I do”. So finding the perfect wedding venue, that you truly connect with, is worth the search.
Finding your wedding venue is important so we wanted to compile the best list of wedding venues in Michigan, because finding your ideal venue here is what really matters.
As wedding photographers in Michigan, we have been given the unique opportunity to view every venue in a distinct way and If there is a venue we may have missed leave a comment. You’ll find a range of venues all in different price ranges and guest counts.
Nestled within its mitten shaped boarded are venues of every style. If Michigan is your ideal place to get married there is no shortage of venues throughout Michigan that you’ll fall in love with. If you are looking for a venue close to water Michigan has no shortage. With a massive shoreline and deep untouched forest Northern Michigan always captures every guests eye. Wedding venues all across Michigan are of a different degree. From old factories in West Michigan transformed to modern wedding locations to an epic greenhouse that takes the outdoor wedding inside, Michigan holds its own against anywhere in the Midwest.
Table of Contents
- What are the best wedding venues in Michigan
- West Michigan Wedding Venues
- Inexpensive or Affordable Wedding Venues
- Hotels for getting ready at
What are the best wedding venues?
There is no place like Planterra, or any another wedding venue in Michigan that compares. We have photographed many weddings there and every time has been a luxury. Every foot of this space has been meticulously curated and literally grown to perfection. With its amazing location you get easy access and privacy for all your wedding guests as they arrive. This large greenhouse venue can happily handle up to 200 guests or easily be used for smaller weddings.
7315 Drake Rd, West Bloomfield Township, MI 48322
Belle Isle sits in the heart of the Detroit River with waterfront access, city views, and venues that are even more breathtaking. Having a wedding here you can choose the Detroit Yacht Club, Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory, Belle Isle Casino, or the Dossin Great Lakes Museum. Each space speaks for itself from the lavish conservatory to the decadent Casino. No matter where you choose Belle Isle can accommodate anywhere from 50-200 guests.
Detroit, MI 48224
The War Memorial sits on the waterfront of Lake Saint Claire and has some of the most beautiful architecture. Being a historical wedding venue each corner extrudes character indoor or outdoor. Having your ceremony on the lawn followed by a reception inside one of the many rooms gives this venue an all inclusive luxurious feel. At the War Memorial can hold up to 150 guests but could be the perfect place for a smaller wedding too.
The War Memorial
32 Lake Shore Dr. Grosse Pointe Farms
The Roostertail is an elegant wedding venue that brings your ceremony right up to the water. Boasting of a modern decor inside and out your reception is photo worthy from every angle. From having cocktail hour on the patio to stunning views during your ceremony on the water The Roostertail is a venue we feel in love with while photographing weddings here and with plenty of space you can have a bigger reception with 200 or more guests.
100 Marquette Dr, Detroit, MI
There are a few banquet hall venues around Michigan but it’s different with The Lafayette Grande. Constructed in 1923 each ballroom is filled with lavish decorations make your wedding feel like a party Fitzgerald wrote about. One of the best parts is how large each venue space is being able to hold up to 500 guests.
Lafayette Grande Banquet
1 Lafayette St, Pontiac, MI 48342
Another icon, that hails from the era of automotive wealth, now turned wedding venue is Meadow Brook Hall. Built by the heiress of the Dodge fortune as a family retreat the 110 rooms are designed to stress views of the opulent grounds. No matter where you are in the mansion you’ll be surrounded by history and luxury. At Meadow Brook you can have up to 300 guests comfortably or have a smaller weddings in the library or porch with 20 guests or more.
Meadow Brook Hall
350 Estate Dr, Rochester, MI 48309
Cherry Creek is a modern gold club with the most immaculate grounds. From the conservatory with breathtaking floor to ceiling windows or the veranda surrounded with a lush pine forest every angle is the perfect backdrop. A wedding at Cherry Creek can easily accommodate from 180-550 guests.
Cherry Creek Golf Club
52000 Cherry Creek Dr, Shelby Township, MI
Cherry Creek Golf Club
52000 Cherry Creek Dr, Shelby Township, MI
Oakhurst Country Club has the best ceremony location. With the most picturesque pine forest set as a backdrop and string lights this venue feels very romantic. Followed by a reception in the beautiful main hall your guest will also enjoy the balcony throughout the night chatting and making smore’s. Oakhurst comfortably hosts up to a 250 guests wedding.
Oakhurst Country Club
7000 Oakhurst Ln, Village of Clarkston, MI
A true market by day and a wedding venue by night Rust Belt Market is one of Michigan’s most unique venues. The center space is designed and built by various artists from the mural behind to the placement of the hanging lights. Able to hold up to 160 guests you’ll enjoy dancing under the hanging lights and taking photos in the red chair as the evening progresses.
The Rust Belt Market
22801 Woodward Ave, Ferndale, MI
This farmers market is located in one of the most vibrant towns in Michigan as well as a working farmers market by day. Due to that parking is a breeze and with room for seating your wedding can have up to 1200 guests! Although it is a bare bones wedding venue you have the ability to make this space completely yours. Another unique part about this venue is the food. Most couples choose to have food trucks from BBQ, tacos, and deserts.
Royal Oak Farmers Market
316 E Eleven Mile Rd, Royal Oak, MI
Castle Farms offers an almost magical experience in Northern Michigan. It’s a one of a kind wedding venue that is a literal castle. Get married in the courtyard surround by family and friends and have a reception in one of the four decadent halls. You can have as few as 40 guests and as many as 230 so it’s the perfect venue for small or larger weddings.
5052 M-66, Charlevoix, MI
West Michigan Wedding Venues
If your dream wedding consists of being surround by lush green landscapes with breathtaking city view Downtown Market is the perfect venue. From ceremonies in the greenhouse, cocktails in the garden room, and a reception in the banquette hall everything you need for you day is already there. At the Downtown Market you can have up to 180 guests and enjoy the city views from the patios until the end of the night.
435 Ionia Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI
If your looking for a venue that surrounds you with amazing architecture, art, and the city the GRAM checks all those boxes. Located in the heart of Grand Rapids you will be centrally located between bars, restaurants, and hotels making it easy for your guests to really enjoy downtown Grand Rapids. Here you can showcase your wedding among the world class art with 120 guests of more.
Grand Rapids Art Museum
101 Monroe Center St NW, Grand Rapids, MI
Cheney Place takes a boutique turn on an industrial space. Being an old warehouse means every space is ready for your touches. One of the most interesting thing about Cheney Place is their large collection of vintage furniture. With such a large collection you can dazzle up to 225 guests with a lavishly designed space, making this venue uniquely you.
1600 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI
The remolded Featherbone Factory turned distillery with the ability to host wedding venues is the perfect blend between rustic charm with modern aesthetics. At Journeyman’s you can lift your spirits with handcrafted cocktails, the most amazing food, and a space that is unlike any other. You can rent one of their three rooms with 100 guests or more.
109 Generations Dr, Three Oaks, MI
Inexpensive or Affordable Venues
Not your typical wedding venue but one that cannot be overlooked is Sleeping Bear Dunes. With massive sand dunes and untouched landscapes this wedding venue is sure to be a ceremony to remember. It’s as easy as getting a permit for you and up to 20 guests. All you have to do is pick when and where and there is no shortage of where, just get ready for a hike.
Sleeping Bear Dunes
Maple City, MI 49664
Take a journey way north and pick your favorite beach as your wedding venue. This way you bring the natural grandeur right to you. Pick any spot with you and as many as 20 guests hold a ceremony, It’s as easy as that in Michigan. Just make sure to square away your marriage licenses with the proper municipalities.
We have photographed many weddings at various state parks around Michigan and we think they are the perfect venue. You’ll have to square away the proper permits but you have the ability to choose nearly any state park across Michigan once approved. Local municipalities should be able to guide you the rest of way once you decide on a location. Smaller guests counts around 20 are probably preferred but having your reception at a local winery or restaurant after is the best way to end the night.
Get Married at a Private Residence
The hardest part about have your wedding at a private residence would be set up and tear down, but still thats up to how big of a wedding you want to have. With no specified guest counts you can turn any backyard into a wedding venue. So ask friends, family, or reach out to someone with that envious property what is the worst that could happen. From there you’ll need to potentially secure vendors, permits, and decorations. With this complete diy route there is no end to what you can do.
Hotel locations for getting ready
- Detroit Hotels
- Hotels in the Metro Detroit Area
- Hotels near Ann Arbor
- Northern Michigan Hotels