8 Cool Lakefront Michigan Wedding Venues

Dreaming of exchanging vows while gentle waves lap at the shore, and a cool breeze rustles through tall trees for your big day? Then a lakeside wedding is for you! From a luxurious four-season resort to a rustic-chic campground, these cool waterfront Michigan venues provide a beautiful backdrop for your celebration with their gorgeous landscapes and laid-back vibes.


Portage Point Resort

Onekama, MI

Fab Features: exquisite destination venue with a rich local history • beachfront ceremonies on the spectacular, blue Lake Portage • al fresco receptions on the airy Terrace or in the rustic-chic Banquet Room, both of which boast perfect lakefront views

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $$

Bay Pointe Inn

Shelbyville, MI

Fab Features: an all-season resort that sits at the edge of Gun Lake • surrounded by ten acres of woodland and boasts plentiful diversions for an adventurous or relaxing wedding weekend • cozy accommodations among the quaint cottages, family-friendly suites, traditional hotel-style rooms

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

Camp Pinewood

Twin Lake, MI

Fab Features: secluded retreat set surrounded by lush forests • the manicured grounds boast an outdoor chapel, 16 cabins, and 2 lodges • make it a weekend wedding and indulge in archery, boating/canoeing, fishing, nature trails, campfires, and more!

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $ • $$

Roostertail

Detroit, Michigan

Fab Features: iconic event venue on the banks of the Detroit River • al fresco celebrations on the waterfront patio • cool receptions in the multi-level, glass-enclosed rooms that showcase the view and the famous water fountains that dance 40 ft into the air

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$ • $$$

Drummond Island Resort and Conference Center

Drummond Island, MI

Fab Features: four-season resort one mile off the eastern tip of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula • exchange vows in the outdoor wedding chapel surrounded by nature • dance the night away on the manicured lawn beneath a large outdoor tent

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

Waldenwoods Banquet and Conference Center

Howell, Michigan

Fab Features: distinctive wedding facility nestled among 400 acres of beautiful rolling countryside • lawn ceremonies overlooking the scenic shores of a private, spring-fed lake • extend your stay in one of their charming historical lodges complete with firepits and views of the lake

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$ • $$$

Grosse Pointe Academy Chapel

Grosse Pointe Farms, MI

Fab Features: picturesque 20-acre campus on the shores of Lake St. Clair • the historic chapel is designed with dark paneling, wood carvings, and beautiful stained glass windows • garden receptions on the expansive lawn beneath stringed market lights

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$

MacRay Harbor

Harrison Township, Michigan

Fab Features: premier banquet center in the heart of Anchor Bay • exchange vows overlooking the harbor, then keep the party going inside while floor-to-ceiling windows bring the outside in • their professional staff provides exceptional service and fine cuisine your guests will rave about for years to come!

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$


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