Wedding Venues in Michigan
After years of photographing weddings across the Great Lake State, we finally decided to make the complete guide of venues for Michigan. Since we have this unique opportunity, we’ve made it our goal to help you find your ideal wedding venue right here in Michigan. From Detroit to Northern Michigan use this guide to find the place you want to say “I do”
Detroit – Ann Arbor – Lansing – Grand Rapids – Northern Michigan
We know Michigan better than any other state, and we’ve fallen in love with the Great Lake State’s unique appeal. From modern venues in the cities to the scenic lake shores outside there is beauty in every corner. Below we’ll cover some helpful ideas about each venue in various key locations from price, ideal guest count, outdoor sites, forest sites, and even venues for small weddings.
Small to Large Venues
We’ll try to list the guest count for each venue as some places are great for those large celebrations while others are perfect for small weddings. For those more intimate venues, we’ll be sure to include a note especially those suited for smaller weddings of 20 guests.
Outdoor venues in Michigan can range from venues in forests, nature preserves, barns, gardens, greenhouses, and so much more. When most Michiganders think of outdoor wedding venues they think of Northern Michigan. While we do as well we also know there are some hidden gems throughout Michigan for your wedding.
Modern venues are those that have all the updated amenities you’d want. From things as simple as updated decor, remodeled rooms, and a few other unique traits that make these venues stand out from the rest.
Michigan Venues by Location
Below you’ll find wedding venues throughout Michigan sorted by geographical location. We do our best to find real weddings to pair various venues as well so you can get a glimpse into what a wedding looks like. We’re always on the lookout for new and inclusive venues to add so let us know if we missed anything or have a venue you think we should add!
The Top 50+ Wedding Venues in Michigan
Venues we love in Michigan
Our map is curated to reflect venues we love and venues we would love to photograph. There are so many factors that we consider when making this list that it would be hard to get into all the nuances. For us, we love venues that are unique or may be perfect for small weddings and some will be large ballrooms downtown. But over the years we would say we love venues you can be at all day and not have a care in the world. It’s a place where rain, shine, or snow they’ll be absolutely beautiful. Some we just love because they are more laid back. Other weddings can be as simple as saying your vows under the fall foliage in a small park it is as simple as getting the right permit, a marriage license, your family friends, and a photographer. We’ve been nearly everywhere in Michigan and constantly we’re amazed at all the places to get married here.
Meadow Brook Hall
Meadow Brook Hall is one of Michigan’s best historic mansion venues. Originally built by the Dodge family this venue is perfect for weddings of almost any size.
Venues Around Metro Detroit
With the size of Metro Detroit, you can find just about any wedding venue you dream of. From small weddings that are perfect for 20 guests or less to those massive halls downtown. This entire list of wedding venues here could easily be taken up by venues in Metro Detroit. This is why we have chosen to highlight 7 weddings and venues every couple of years to keep this fresh and up to date.
To see the top venues in Detroit visit our blog below
Lume Photography – Upper Peninsula Elopement Photographer
Lume Photography is a Michigan Elopement Photographer, planner, and local expert. Located in the heart of the UP, Andrea’s expertise in elopements in the Upper Peninsula is unmatched, making them the go-to for couples seeking an exceptional experience amidst the breathtaking natural beauty of the UP.
Locations in the Upper Peninsula
Whether you desire an intimate celebration or a grand affair, the Upper Peninsula offers a range of enchanting wedding venues and locations, each set against the backdrop of wild and wonderful natural beauty. Imagine exchanging vows in a forest sanctuary or by the tranquil shores of a great lake. This region is tailor-made for couples seeking a Michigan wedding venue that’s truly unforgettable.
With serene woodlands, the mesmerizing beauty of Lake Superior’s shoreline, and unique & charming wedding venues, you’ll discover the perfect setting for your love story in the UP. This is your chance to embark on an incredible journey and create lasting memories in the heart of the wilderness!
~ Lume Photography
See Lume’s blog for the complete list of Venues in the Upper Peninsula
Specializes in small weddings of up to 80 guests with a one of a kind culinary experience. Venue rental begins at $5500 and comes with plenty of amenities.
From West Michigan
West Michigan makes up so much more than Grand Rapids which is why we wanted to expand this section. From venues in Grand Rapids to Holland and even some further south into Saint Joseph there are so may diverse and beautiful venues. In West Michigan you will find venues like beautiful outdoor, greenhouse, vineyards, downtown, and some venues with the best scenes imaginable. All these factors together make weddings in West Michigan a memorable to get married.
West End GR
Style: Outdoor Trendy
Style: Historic Mansio
Style: Greenhouse Modern
The Vineyard at 12 Corners
Style: Outdoor Vineyard
Style: Indoor Outdoor Greenhouse
Sugared Lavender Barn
Style: Barn Indoor Outdoor
Cornman Farms Wedding
We had the opportunity to photograph a Halloween wedding at Cornman Farms. The couple kept the guest count smaller which we find Cornman perfect for. As with every wedding here the handmade touches in everything is always evident.
Matthaei Botanical Gardens
Style: Outdoor Greenhouse
Style: Trendy Modern
Venues around Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor is a town we frequent at least a couple times a year for weddings and engagements. From photographing at one of the many barn wedding venues or photographing an engagement at the Arboretum there is a variety of beautiful places here. For us the one thing that stands out in Ann Arbor is how beautiful it’s venues are in the fall!
County Tower Ballroom
Style: Historic Ballroom
Tandale Nature Barn
Style: Barn Rustic Modern
Style: Modern Industrial
Style: Historic Mansion
Greencrest Manor is the ideal place to have your wedding if you are looking for the romantic garden vibe. It’s everything we love about a venue from it’s rustic charm to beautifully kept grounds. It’s a venue that we know will stun guest and make for the perfect evening! Here you can have up to 200 guest with a starting price of $44,000.
Venues Around Lansing
Aside from being home to the Michigan State capital Lansing also has plenty of beautiful venues to get married at. From small spaces downtown that are perfect for 50 guest or less to historic barns. From our experience since Lansing history as a huge agricultural hub there are several unique barn wedding venues here.
Style: Garden Barn Vineyard
Hidden Creek Farms
Style: Barn Indoor Outdoor Rustic
Of The Land
Style: Greenhouse Outdoor Indoor
Bear Creek Farms
Style: Barn Rustic Indoor Outdoor
The Milestone Barn
Style: Barn Outdoor Rustic
Meadow Wood Acres
Style: Barn Rustic Indoor Outdoor
Inexpensive Wedding Venues
That we typically photograph at through any given year. From state parks, which absolutely beautiful in the fall, to national lake shores of Michigan we have been to so many wonderful weddings here.
Price: Court Fee $20-$50
Style: Court House Local Small
Price: Permit $20-$50
Style: Outdoor Scenic Intimate
Affordable Wedding Venues in Michigan
Over the years we have found that wedding venues don’t have to be big and expensive. They can be a small dinner with family after saying your vows in a nearby park or you style could be more o a court house and cocktails to celebrate. The way we think about it is there is no right way to get married just the legal and the rest is up to you.
Every year we are invited to some beautiful private residences. From lake front property in Northern Michigan to mansions of relatives. It could be as simple as reaching out to that person you know and asking.
National Park in Michigan
Search the NPS database for parks and then submit a permit for that location. Most parks will only permit ceremonies only and not receptions.
See recent weddings we’ve photographed
We love traveling anywhere in Michigan for weddings, engagements, and events which is why we try to keep this list updated every year. If you find a venue you would love us to add send us a message!