11 Breathtaking Lake Michigan Wedding Venues
One of the greatest sites of natural beauty in the entire continental United States, Lake Michigan is home to tons of charming little towns, big cities, and acres upon acres of sweeping countryside around the perimeter of the body of water. It is also home to loads of unbelievably elegant and scenic wedding venues, with plenty of accommodations for wedding ceremonies and receptions held on their property.
To help you and your partner track down the perfect wedding venue for your upcoming nuptials, we’ve put together this list of the top wedding venues in and around Lake Michigan, in Michigan, Wisconsin, and Illinois. For wedding venues that are flanked by some of the most unforgettable views in North America, continue reading!
Lake Michigan Wedding Venues
- Peninsula Room in Traverse City, MI
- The Lake House in Ludington, MI
- The Veranda @ The Whitcomb in Saint Joseph, MI
- Spring Lake Country Club in Spring Lake, MI
- Loeks Retreat Center - Camp Blodgett in West Olive, MI
- Lake Orchard Farm Retreat in Sheboygan, WI
- Lakehaven Hall in Kewaunee, WI
- Blue Harbor Resort in Sheboygan, WI
- The DeKoven Center in Racine, WI
- The Grain Loft in Algoma, WI
- Theater on the Lake in Chicago, IL
The Peninsula Room is a wedding venue situated along Lake Michigan, with tons of outdoor ceremony spots and indoor reception areas with an atmosphere of sheer elegance and opulence. This venue celebrates both the very best of banquet halls and the majesty of the natural beauty in Traverse City. In-house catering and bartending services are provided with bookings at the Peninsula Room. Services include tables and chairs for up to 150 guests, use of the indoor fireplace and outdoor fire pit, and more. You’ll also get access to the perennial gardens and stone patio.
Address: 13512 Peninsula Dr Traverse City, MI 49686
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Look no further than The Lake House for a wedding venue located in scenic Ludington, Michigan, with unquestionably beautiful scenic vistas and a variety of indoor and outdoor event spaces. This venue can accommodate up to 260 seated guests, and event spaces include the gorgeous ballroom perfect for receptions. In-house bartending services are available, as are event rentals, setup and cleanup, access to the private bridal suite, and more. For more information, get in touch with their team as soon as possible.
Address: 704 Maritime Drive Ludington, MI 49431
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The Veranda @ The Whitcomb is a majestic wedding venue located in Saint Joseph, Michigan, tucked along the scenic coastline of Lake Michigan. This venue can accommodate up to 250 seated guests for outdoor ceremonies, and you’ll be able to use the covered veranda for receptions. Services offered include in-house bartending services, china and linens, flatware and glassware, and coordination help from an associated vendor called 1928 Planning Co. Catering is provided by the venue’s exclusive caterers CK Catering, whose chefs can guarantee a bespoke menu, fully customized to client specifications and requests.
Address: 509 Ship St Saint Joseph, MI 49085
Centrally located in Spring Lake, Michigan, Spring Lake Country Club is a charming wedding venue with accommodations for up to 350 seated guests in the indoor ballroom on the property. This venue offers event coordination services to ensure the proper logistical flow of the wedding ceremony and reception. Other services include outside vendor access, in-house bar services, access to the bridal suite, setup and cleanup, and more. A full-service wedding venue with local vendor partners across the state, Spring Lake Country Club offers three distinct event spaces for your wedding ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception, all of which offer scenic vistas of the waterfront.
Address: 17496 N Fruitport Rd Spring Lake, MI 49456
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Loeks Retreat Center – Camp Blodgett is an event space and wedding venue situated along Lake Michigan that can accommodate up to 200 guests or 150 seated guests within its central indoor event space. The primary dining room overlooks the water through beautiful panoramic windows, and this main event space can accommodate dinner and dancing receptions. This venue has an open vendor policy, allowing couples to bring in their favorite local service providers. However, they will provide the tables and chairs to make figuring out event rentals a little easier.
Address: 10451 Lakeshore Drive, West Olive, MI 49460
With its central location in the heart of Sheboygan, Wisconsin, Lake Orchard Farm Retreat offers an escape from the hustle and bustle of downtown city life in favor of a settled countryside lifestyle out in the rolling hills. This venue is practically overflowing with rustic charm and boasts vaulted ceilings, exposed wood beams, wooden barrels, and more. All of these lend to the old-world charm of the event space. The indoor barn is the perfect spot for a reception, and the team offers several all-inclusive packages you can choose from to make the wedding planning process easier.
Address: W839, Lake Orchard Ct, Sheboygan, WI 53083
Lakehaven Hall is a Northeast Wisconsin-based wedding venue that is a historic site dating back to 1924, when it was a factory outpost of the Hamachek Machine Company. Today, this venue wears its history both on its interior and exterior, with antique features and finishes that contribute to the atmosphere of industrial elegance. Features include 25-foot ceilings, skylights throughout the facilities, and endless vistas of Lake Michigan. The indoor event space can accommodate up to 300 seated guests, and the team at the venue also offers tables and chairs for all guests in attendance at wedding celebrations on the property.
Address: 96 Ellis St Kewaunee, WI 54216
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Located in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, Blue Harbor Resort is a beguiling wedding venue offering 17,000 square feet of virtually limitless event space both indoors and outdoors for wedding ceremonies and receptions. This venue can accommodate up to 550 seated guests, and the team also offers overnight accommodations for out-of-town guests, lighting and sound equipment, in-house catering, setup and cleanup, and more. Event planning services can also be handled in-house with the help of a dedicated wedding specialist at Blue Harbor Resort to ensure that you have a seamless, stress-free wedding day.
Address: 725 Blue Harbor Dr Sheboygan, WI 53081
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The DeKoven Center is a lovely wedding venue located in Racine, Wisconsin, sitting along 10 picturesque acres on Lake Michigan. The main level can accommodate up to 200 seated guests and is an ideal spot for a wedding ceremony. You can also hold outdoor celebrations at the lakefront, which also doubles as a ceremony site.
The Great Hall is the central indoor event space at The DeKoven Center, and it can accommodate up to 225 seated guests. It boasts hardwood floors, beamed ceilings, stained glass windows, distinctive chandeliers, a built-in bar, and more. For more information, get in touch with their team as soon as possible.
Address: 600 Caron Butler Drive (21st St.) Racine, WI 53403
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Nestled into the countryside of Algoma, Wisconsin, The Grain Loft is a rustic wedding venue situated on 15 acres of endless property dotted with lush greenery and fragrant gardens. This venue offers several event spaces for you to choose from, including an outdoor patio, bar, kitchen, and, of course, the Grain Loft itself. The Grain Loft features floor-to-ceiling windows that allow natural light to flood in, exposed ductwork, large wood beams, colossal ceilings, and cement floors. Additionally, the team offers in-house bartending services, along with other amenities. All of these architectural features combine to create a sense of pastoral beauty and charm.
Address: N6975 Hwy 42 Algoma, WI 54201
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Theater on the Lake is a Chicago-based wedding venue looking out on Lake Michigan, with accommodations for parties of up to 1,500 seated guests, making it one of the largest wedding venues in all of the surrounding area of Lake Michigan. One of the only lakefront wedding venues in all of Chicago, it is notable for its exposed brick, tall ceilings, and distinctive architectural features that lend the event space an industrial-chic aesthetic. At the same time, it also boasts tons of sleek, modern amenities. A list of preferred vendors and partners will be provided upon special request. For more information, get in touch with their team as soon as possible.
Address: 2401 N. Lake Shore Drive Chicago, IL 60614
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Now that you and your partner have concluded reading through our list of the top wedding venues in the area of Lake Michigan and beyond, we hope that you feel you have a leg-up on your wedding planning process. Wedding season can get pretty competitive, so make sure to reach out to a couple of venue managers from ceremony and reception areas that you particularly enjoyed from this list, especially if you’re ready to move forward and make a booking. With all that said, we wish you and your partner the very best of continued luck throughout your wedding planning process!
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