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Top 5 Wedding Venues on Lake Michigan

1. The Lake House Venue in Ludington, Michigan

This venue offers an outdoor waterfront ceremony site with an indoor reception. The Lake house is a beautiful option that offers outdoor games and a gas fire pit for those late-night s’mores while providing a modern take on a barn for your reception. This venue also provides an indoor option for your ceremony if the weather doesn’t cooperate.

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2. Michillinda Lodge in Whitehall, Michigan

Tucked away in the woods by Lake Michigan is a hidden gem. The Michillinda Lodge is not only a vacation hotspot but a unique and special place to host your wedding and reception. The lodge offers a ceremony deck that overlooks Lake Michigan and a large, tented area for your reception. The lodge also accommodates your guests as well. They offer 26 rentable vacation units as well as an outdoor heated pool, yard games, and a fire pit.

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3. Portage Point Inn in Manistee, Michigan

Portage Point got its start in 1903 and is still going strong today. They offer beautiful indoor and outdoor ceremony sites with a gorgeously lit ballroom (a photographer’s dream!). This resort has many amenities such as an infinity edge pool, 2 lake access points, hot tub, many restaurants, and a beautiful sun deck. They are open year-round and offer stunning winter weddings as well.

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4. The Peninsula Room in Traverse City, Michigan

The Peninsula Room offers sweeping views of West Grand Traverse Bay for your your ceremony and reception which are surrounded by 2 acres of vineyards and gardens. The opportunities for photographs at The Peninsula Room are endless! They not only offer a beautiful ceremony and reception site but also offers catering and drink/alcohol options in house.

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5. Village Suites Bay Harbor in Bay Harbor, Michigan

Having a wedding at Bay Harbor gives you the option of a beautiful beach ceremony on Lake Michigan or a ceremony overlooking Lake Michigan on their observation lookout deck. If you are more of an indoor ceremony person they have their Lake Michigan Ballroom. They offer an outdoor reception on the marina lawn with views of the harbor, the ballroom, or a sunset beach reception on Lake Michigan.

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