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Planning a Wedding? Find the Best Wedding Venues in Michigan

By Michaels Entertainment

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Michigan offers a diverse variety of wedding venues, from elegant estates and retro industrial spaces to classic banquet halls and country clubs. Choose a venue that allows your pick of caterer or go the full-service food & beverage route.

If you’re searching for wedding venues in metro Detroit and the surrounding areas, there are hundreds of beautiful locations for your big day. Keep in mind, however, that not all backdrops are created equal. The best venues have experience hosting weddings of all sizes, offer exceptional service and think of the little things – even before you do.

Before starting your search, take a moment to run through these important tips for finding the perfect Michigan wedding venue.

7 Essential Venue Shopping Tips

1. Consider your vibe: While you don’t have to have your wedding vision etched in stone, you should have some idea of the types of venues that appeal to you and your partner. And don’t forget the comfort of your guests and their experience.

2. Don’t set your date in stone: Many venues book over a year in advance for popular in-season wedding dates. But if you can keep more of a seasonal mindset, you’ll find you have a lot more options.

3. Make a budget: This little bit of reality is going to save you a lot of heartache. According to wedding industry experts, about half of your budget will go towards your reception – food & beverage and the venue rental being the biggest components.

4. Get a grip on the guest count: It doesn’t have to be hard and fast, but you should have a range. This is key in making sure your venue has the capacity to accommodate your headcount – as well as the total reception experience.

5. Consider the entire event: This means looking at the venue from a standpoint of guest comfort, ample space for all activities, and the “flow” of your event. Smooth transitions make for a successful wedding reception.

6. Compare “apples to apples”: There are many venues that focus exclusively on providing a great space. Others are more all-inclusive and provide catering. Whatever your desire, just make sure you make appropriate comparisons.

7. Do your prep work: Start your venue hunt from the comfort of your home. Comb venue websites and read those FAQs. Check out reviews from a variety of sources. Make a spreadsheet of your top 5-10 locations and their pros/cons when it comes to your wedding.

1. The Oakley 

11035 Fish Lake Rd, Holly, Michigan
Contact: (810) 459-1050

If you’re looking at classic wedding venues in Michigan, you’ll find a secluded, sophisticated property at The Oakley, located just outside of Holly. Complete with an outdoor ceremony space, scenic views, and a private wedding suite, The Oakley offers room for up to 250 guests and an idyllic background for wedding photos. With all the details covered—from catering to linens and an indoor/outdoor bar—you can enjoy your big day with confidence. Let the experienced team at The Oakley look after the details.

Check out the podcast we did with Alicia McKay, wedding coordinator and co-owner of The Oakley, an event and wedding venue in Holly, Michigan.

2. Stonebridge Golf Club 

1825 Clubhouse Dr, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Contact: (734) 429-8383

Against breathtaking scenery, Stonebridge Golf Club offers exceptional food, amenities, and service for your wedding day. With a blend of stunning outdoor and indoor reception spaces, this classic, Ann Arbor wedding venue provides plenty of space for up to 210 guests to mingle. Structural options include a permanent outdoor tent and a stylish tiki bar.

3. Creekside Acres Event Barn

7388 S State Rd, Goodrich, Michigan
Contact: (810) 931-1697

Both classic and rustic, modern and charming, the Creekside Acres Event Barn provides onsite ceremonies and beautiful reception facilities, complete with a large bridal suite for the bride-to-be and her wedding party. An onsite coordinator will handle all the behind-the-scenes details, including setup, decorations, flowers and accommodating up to 200 guests. Be sure to consider this unique property as you explore wedding venues in Michigan.

4. Meeting House Grand Ballroom

499 S Main St, Plymouth, Michigan
Contact: (734) 416-5100

The Meeting House is an award-winning, Victorian-inspired banquet hall, located in downtown Plymouth.  Known for its exceptional food, service, and attention to detail, the Meeting House is a single event venue that can accommodate up to 200 guests and easily host both your wedding ceremony and reception. With stately rooms, thoughtful decor, and stylish finishes, the Meeting House will provide the ideal backdrop for your big day.

5. The Inn at St. Johns 

4045 Five Mile Rd, Plymouth, Michigan
Contact: (734) 414-0600

Just twenty minutes from both Detroit and Ann Arbor, one of the most sought-after wedding venues in Michigan, The Inn at St. Johns is a sophisticated landmark resort, a luxury destination for your wedding day. Featuring historic architecture, three ballrooms, and a two-story atrium room, this property offers a variety of ceremony spaces and luxurious hotel rooms for you and your guests to relax.

6. The Venues at Goldner Walsh 

559 Orchard Lake Rd, Pontiac, Michigan
Contact: (248) 332-6430

This award-winning, historic wedding venue features 9 acres of aromatic gardens, lawns, and an amphitheater. With room for up to 250 guests, Goldner Walsh includes a vintage greenhouse dining area, a romantic open-air sanctuary, and plenty of space, whether you’re planning an intimate wedding or a larger guest list. If you’re thinking about saying “I do” surrounded by natural beauty, you’ll love the magical space at Goldner Walsh—an historic gem in Pontiac.

7. Royal Park Hotel 

600 E University Dr, Rochester, Michigan 

Contact: (248) 652-2600

Located on the banks of the Paint Creek River in downtown Rochester, the award-winning Royal Park Hotel blends European charm with contemporary amenities and services. As a boutique hotel, Royal Park offers 143 luxurious rooms and stunning backdrops for your wedding, including an elegant tent, sophisticated ballroom and glass conservatory. Full service venue accommodating receptions up to 300.

8. Planterra Conservatory 

7315 Drake Rd, West Bloomfield Township, Michigan
Contact: (248) 661-1591

Planterra Conservatory is one of the top wedding venues in Michigan for a reason. With weddings customized to each couple, this garden wedding venue is flooded with natural light, creating a romantic setting for both daytime and nighttime events. Planterra coordinates space for up to 200 guests inside, in-house floral services, and much more. Their experienced team provides creative solutions and award-winning service, helping to make your wedding an experience to remember, for both you and your guests.

9. The Colony Club

2310 Park Ave, Detroit, Michigan
Contact: (313) 463-4215

Located in the heart of downtown Detroit, The Colony Club is a statement location for your wedding day. Steeped in history, with sweeping staircases and vaulted ceilings, The Colony Club offers a variety of room sizes, with the 3rd Floor Grand Ballroom accommodating up to 400 guests. With all-inclusive wedding packages, a premium bar and exceptional plated service, you can relax and enjoy every moment of your big day.

10.  The Collins Off Main

120 W Middle St, Chelsea, Michigan
Contact: (734) 531- 7722

A chic event space with a modern industrial feel, the Colins Off Main combines California boho with industrial functionality, creating an Instagram-worthy destination for your wedding. A dynamic venue accommodating up to 200, Colins Off Main can help create the perfect ceremony and reception space for a unique—perhaps even epic—wedding day.

11. Castle Farms

5052 M-66, Charlevoix, MI 49720

Contact: (231) 237-0884

If you’re looking for a fantasy venue option, Castle Farms offers a beautiful environment for any style and size wedding up to 350 guests. From garden rooms with natural light to regal spaces with arched cathedral windows, you’ll find something to fit your unique style. Preferred vendors list to make planning easy.

12. The Iroquois Club

43248 Woodward Ave, Bloomfield Twp, MI 48302

Contact: (248) 451-9653

This classic banquet facility offers exceptional food and service. The catering department is happy to plan a custom menu for up to 200 guests. Enjoy the convenience of having your ceremony and reception in one location. Venue includes a beautiful fireplace, exposed beams, and wrought iron chandeliers. Most cozy!

Wedding Venues in Michigan
Photo by Shauna Wear Photography

Couples looking for wedding venues in Michigan can count themselves lucky. There are hundreds of venue options in the area, from intimate, indoor spaces to expansive outdoor properties. No matter the size of your guest list, you’ll find beautiful, creative wedding venues throughout the state. When you set out to secure a venue for your wedding, be sure to visit several locations, be prepared with a list of questions, and check online reviews. Ideally, you will find a venue that fits your timeline, the size of your guest list, and the feel of a wedding you hope to create.  At Michaels Entertainment, we serve Detroit and southeast Michigan with first-class wedding services, working directly with venues of all sizes. We are proud of the relationships we build and the awards and recognition we have received, including more than 400 5-star ratings for our wedding services. 

Once you’ve booked a venue for your big day, contact us to talk about our wedding services. We’ll deliver peace of mind with experienced DJ and photo booth services you can trust. We’re ready to help you create the wedding of your dreams.

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