The Best Wedding Venues in Michigan

As a Michigan Wedding Photographer, I know that this is the best place to plan your wedding! You can truly make anything you’re dreaming up become reality with the variety of wedding venues throughout the state. From luxury farms to botanical gardens and boutique hotels to modern industrial spaces, there’s a venue for every vibe. There are so many to choose from, but the Michigan Wedding Venues listed below are the best of the best for easygoing couples planning elegant weddings

The Best Wedding Venues in Southeast Michigan

A chic, modern-industrial wedding venue in Chelsea, Michigan (just 20 minutes west of Ann Arbor). The Collins Off Main takes "all-inclusive venue" to the next level. This venue is perfect for couples looking for a stress-free wedding planning experience and a stunning backdrop for their wedding day.

Max Capacity: 200 guests
Address: 120 W Middle St, Chelsea, MI 48118
Phone: 734-531-7722

A luxury farm estate wedding venue in Dexter, Michigan (just 15 minutes west of Ann Arbor). From curated indoor tiny weddings to bespoke weddings that utilize the entire property, Zingerman's Cornman Farms is the perfect venue for couples envisioning a rustic-meets-elegant wedding of any size.

Max Capacity: 200 guests
Address: 8540 Island Lake Road, Dexter, MI 48130
Phone: 734-619-8100

If you're in love with the city of Detroit, this is the perfect venue for you! The Madison combines breathtaking rooftop views with an industrial loft that features exposed brick, high ceilings, and oversized windows. The Loft can accommodate up to 150 guests and the rooftop offers a covered catering area as well as a full-service bar.

Max Capacity: 150 guests
Address: 1555 Broadway Street, Detroit, MI 48226
Phone: 313-373-8720

With multiple ceremony and reception venues to choose from and many on-site amenities, Saint John's Resort can help make any wedding vision come to life. Historic architecture, beautifully manicured gardens, modern luxuries, talented chefs, and indoor/outdoor options that provide lots of natural light make this metro Detroit wedding venue a must-see!

Max Capacity: 300 guests
Address: 44045 Five Mile Rd, Plymouth, MI 48170
Phone: (734) 414-0600

The Planterra Conservatory is a breathtaking botanical garden wedding venue and event center. Planterra isn’t just a beautiful greenhouse venue though, they also offer full service planning. The team is exceptional at customizing the space to make each wedding day unique for their couples.

Max Capacity: 200 guests
Address: 7315 Drake Road, West Bloomfield Township, MI 48322
Phone: 248-661-1591

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The Best Wedding Venues in SouthWEst Michigan

Greencrest Manor magically transports you from Michigan countryside to a 17th Century French Estate. If you're dreaming of a destination wedding in Europe, but love the convenience of staying in-state, this is a must-see venue. Everything about the property, from the Manor to the Gardens and Celebration House, and the amazing team of women behind it will make your wedding an unforgettable experience for you and your guests.

Max Capacity: 200 guests
Address: 6174 Halbert Road, Battle Creek, MI
Phone: 269-962-8633

A modern, all-white barn that perfectly marries "luxury" and "country." Etre Farms offers an incredible number of included amenities, including bridal and groom suites, cocktail pavilion, putting green, and exclusive on-site catering that is guaranteed to provide a dining experience your taste buds can't get enough of!

Max Capacity: 250 guests
Address: 472 W Glenlord Rd, St Joseph, MI 49085
Phone: 269-769-3316

For the couple dreaming of a rustic but elegant wedding, Westers Vineyard offers a modern barn with a large deck overlooking 3 acres of property including a beautiful pond and vineyard.

Max Capacity: 150
Address: 10473 Churchill Rd, Rives Junction, MI 49277
Phone: 517-569-2164

Ivy House is a newly built (2021) elegant greenhouse wedding venue in one of Lake Michigan's most picturesque towns. Perfect for the modern couple dreaming of a romantic wedding surrounded by natural light and beauty.

Max Capacity: 300 guests
Address: 3291 Blue Star Hwy, Saugatuck, MI 49453 
Phone: 616-320-2481

Just southwest of Lansing, The English Inn is another Michigan wedding venue that can transport you and your guests through time and place. Impressive historic architecture, beautifully manicured gardens, and a five-star dining experience combine to make your wedding dreams come true.

Max Capacity: 200 guests
Address: 677 S Michigan Rd, Eaton Rapids, MI 48827
Phone: 517-663-2500

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The Best Wedding Venues in MID Michigan

With multiple ceremony and reception spaces to choose from, the Holly Vault caters to a variety of wedding visions. All of the locations are historic spaces that have been updated with modern design and share an amazing event and planning team. Whether you're dreaming of a chapel or courtyard wedding, or a reception with an industrial or modern style, the Holly Vault Collection has a space for you!

Max Capacity: 200 guests
Address: 202 S Saginaw St, Holly, MI 48442
Phone: 248-719-8332

Waldenwoods is debatably in southeast Michigan, but it sits on 400 acres and has a middle-of-nowhere "up north" charm that can't be disputed. If you love the rustic look and feel of mid and northern Michigan, but want the convenience of staying closer to the 96 corridor, Waldenwoods is a must-see wedding venue. You can truly have it all here - a waterfront ceremony, a romantic and elegant reception in a historic building, and amazing food!

Max Capacity: 250 guests
Address: 2975 Old US-23, Howell, MI 48855
Phone: 810-632-6401

The Horticulture Gardens at Michigan State University offer both indoor and outdoor wedding spaces that will make the garden wedding of your dreams come true. The Conservatory is an elegant indoor space that will wow your guests whether your additional decor is minimal or extravagant and the outdoor gardens surround you and your guests with thousands of blooming flowers.

Max Capacity: 250 guests
Address: 46-578 Wilson Rd, East Lansing, MI 48824
Phone: 517-353-0443

A beautifully renovated 1920s horse ranch estate, Venue3Two combines stunning architecture and scenery. My favorite thing about Venue3Two is that its a wedding venue that is truly beautiful inside and out; its net profits are given to Equine Assisted Development and other local organizations that support disadvantaged children, families at risk, and rescued victims of human trafficking. This is a venue worth traveling to if you're not from the Grand Rapids area.

Max Capacity: 200
Address: 3232 Shaffer Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512
Phone: 616-719-0006

A restored warehouse that was once a roller rink in the 1950s, The High Five in Grand Rapids is a unique venue in the heart of the city with amazing views. Hardwood floors, exposed brick, wood beam ceilings, modern chandeliers, and tall windows that let in lots of natural light give a contemporary feel to the industrial space. This is a "blank slate" venue that will be the perfect backdrop for any color scheme or style.

Max Capacity: 300 guests
Address: 19 La Grave Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 
Phone: 616-828-1411

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The Best Wedding Venues in NORTHERN Michigan

With a gorgeous view of Little Traverse Bay, timeless architecture, on-site accommodations for you and your guests, and fantastic catering, the Inn at Bay Harbor is easily one of northern Michigan's best wedding venues. You can have the waterfront wedding of your dreams and celebrate in the elegant Sagamore Room and adjoining terrace.

Max Capacity: 250 guests
Address: 3600 Village Harbor Dr, Bay Harbor, MI 49770
Phone: 855-351-4295

You will feel like royalty when you get married here! Castle Farms offers multiple ceremony and reception spaces for every season of the year. From classic and elegant garden rooms to dramatic and rich stone rooms, the royal wedding of your dreams can become your reality.

Max Capacity: 350 guests
Address: 5052 M-66, Charlevoix, MI 49720
Phone: 231-237-0884

No list of Northern Michigan's best wedding venues would be complete without The Grand Hotel, it's a national destination! You and your guests will travel through time when you arrive in horse-drawn carriages (a tradition since 1887). From many intimate to spacious venues to choose from, and each with their own distinct style, any couple can plan their perfect wedding day at The Grand Hotel.

Max Capacity:  400 guests
Address: 286 Grand Ave, Mackinac Island, MI 49757
Phone: 906-847-3331

This Old Mission Peninsula winery and inn is perfect for very intimate, bespoke wedding experiences. Chantal offers several options, including an elopement package, Champagne Brunches and "Wine Education Rehearsal or Reception Dinners". You can even have your very own private wine label for your reception, or give bottles as a gift to your guests!

Max Capacity: 80
Address: 15900 Rue Devin, Traverse City, MI 49686
Phone: 231-223-4110

If you're dreaming of a fairytale wedding in the woods, you have found your venue! Surrounded by tall trees, walking paths, beautiful gardens, fountains, and fire pits, the BlueBridge Event Centre is the perfect wedding venue for an Up North Escape for you and your guests. The venue also provides flowers, decorations, DJs/music, bartenders/beverages and rehearsal dinner and Sunday brunch spaces - so check those off your wedding planning to-do list!

Max Capacity:  260 guests
Address: 1950 Ellis Lake Rd, Grawn, MI 49637
Phone: 231-668-6950

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The average wedding cost in 2021 was $20,587, according to this article from The Wedding Report. Keep in mind, this is including everything from a DIY backyard wedding to any high-end luxury wedding in the state. You may find your wedding slightly higher or lower than the average.


Typically, your venue, food and beverage, and photographer will be the three largest expenses in your wedding budget. This is mostly due to the fact that a longer guest list will require a larger venue and a bigger food and beverage bill. That being said, I always encourage couples to determine what their top priorities are and adjust their budget accordingly. If you plan a more intimate wedding, you can dedicate more of your budget to other things like your decor or music to create a truly magical experience for you and your guests.


According to this article by Zola, Hotel Wedding Venues, Barn Wedding Venues, Modern Wedding Venues, Estate Wedding Venues, and Backyard Wedding Venues, are the most popular. I personally love wedding venues that have meaning for my couples - whether the location itself is part of their love story or the style is a perfect match for their personalities and hobbies.


There are at least 796 wedding venues in Michigan according to WeddingWire. Clearly, my list of the Top 20 Wedding Venues in Michigan only scratches the surface of the many amazing choices available, but it's a great place to start!

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