Narrowing down all the gorgeous and unique Michigan event venues can be difficult. In no particular order, here are 10 top lovely Michigan wedding venues to consider for your dream day.
Situated in scenic Rives Junction, Black Barn Vineyard + Winery was my wedding venue and is such a special place. This working winery has 16 gorgeous acres of vineyards and surrounding grounds, for magical outdoor ceremony options. Inside the black barn, the east wall consists of wall to wall garage doors that can open, bringing nature in. With views of the vineyard and pond, Black Barn Vineyard creates a stunning backdrop to say, “I do”.
This historic property was originally built in the 1880s in what is now Sparta, Michigan, known today as Briar Barns. Walk down the aisle surrounded by nature and loved ones sitting on log carved benches, or intimately in the barns. For the reception, the rustic meets charming modern barns make a chic country backdrop to celebrate with loved ones. A stunning Michigan wedding venue that blends nature with the old and the new.
Nestled between two hills in western Michigan, Glass House Community is an actual beautiful community of families in a lovely space. Idyllic for intimate weddings, they’ll work with you to plan the details to make your day special. Consider the gorgeous Glass House for which the property is named for a lovely locally sourced reception dinner. They also offer their gorgeous grounds, farmhouse, cottage, and barn for the ceremony and stunning photo opts.
For a true fairytale venue, historic Castle Farms built in 1918 after farms in Normandy, France has a GORGEOUS aesthetic. In northern Michigan, this castle has an array of stunning locations for your ceremony and reception. Exquisite details such as chandeliers, inlaid stone and wood create warm and dramatic spaces that transform you in time. The grounds and courtyards make for lovely ceremony backdrops, while natural light in the white garden rooms are simply elegant.
With stunning views and elegance, the War Memorial in Grosse Pointe Farm, Michigan is historically known as the Alger Estate. Available for military (living or deceased) and family, the estate and modern ballroom have panoramic views of Lake St. Clair. The stunning grounds are open to ceremonies for couples celebrating their reception on site, with lush gardens and fountains. Inside Alger Estate, the rooms are bold backdrops with grand fireplaces, French doors, hand carved moldings, and ceiling artwork.
Formerly Baker Furniture in Holland, this renovated warehouse offers elegance with industrial touches, and is a stunning Michigan wedding venue. The Warehouse is the main floor with exposed brick, vaulted ceilings, gorgeous natural lighting, a dance floor, and connected terrace. The newer Loft option has warm wood beams and floors, with exposed brick, dazzling natural light, and custom long tables. Baker Events is full of urban charm and elegance for a contemporary dream ceremony and reception.
This historic farm first built in the 1870s, is one of the oldest working farms in southwestern Michigan today. Several areas are available for stunning ceremony backdrops across the vineyard, forests, lawn, pond, and under the giant Catalpa tree. The old barn and covered deck with vineyard views are also lovely options for the ceremony and reception. For a wedding day rooted in simplicity and beauty of nature, Hidden Vineyard makes an idyllic setting.
Named for the family who once farmed the land, Shanahan’s Barn is the largest event barn in northern Michigan. Nestled on the 16th hole at Charlevoix Golf course with views of the surrounding greenery and pond is the renovated barn. With wagon wheel chandeliers, fairy lights, and tulle hanging from the ceiling the rustic space comes alive with warmth.
Less than a mile from downtown, The Whiskey Factory Detroit is a working modern distillery on the main floor. A quick freight ride up one level takes you to the historic banquet hall event space. A unique Michigan wedding venue with exposed brick, high wood beams, whiskey barrels, and a vintage bar from the 1920s. Spacious enough for a charming and industrial ceremony and reception backdrop.
In the village of Three Oaks, the former Featherbone Factory was remodeled into the working Journeyman Distillery. The venue holds the distillery, restaurant, event spaces, plus lodging for up to 20 guests. With 3 event spaces that can host any size celebration, the Still Room gives you an intimate and cool environment. While Warren Hall and The Grainery offer space with original high beams, warm wood, exposed brick, and natural lighting.
Each of these locations has the experience, scenery, and heart to make them top Michigan wedding venues. Whichever catches your eye will surely create memories for a lifetime. While I love each and every one of these venues Black Barn Vineyard + Winery will always hold a special place in my heart.
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