(Closed) Michigan Elopement Ideas?! PLEASE HELP. Navy Fiance, need something easy!

posted 5 years ago in Elopement
Post # 3
11233 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Maple Lane Resort in Empire (on Glen Lake). It’s gorgeous and cozy!

Post # 4
847 posts
Busy bee

Not exactly outside but check out the Frederick Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids. They have an outdoor barn venue, and outdoor waterfall venue, and you can actually get married in the huge beautiful conservatory (since planning an outdoor wedding in Michigan would make me so nervous). They really do a great job with weddings under 40 people, and the conservatory costs $550 to rent most of the year.

You also access to all the botanical gardens and scuplture park for you and your guests, which makes for some very pretty pictures.

Post # 6
292 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’d see about Lake St. Clair MetroPark or McRay Harbor. Both have gorgeous buildings with huge windows and Lake St. Clair views. The MetroPark is in the small park (so it should be pretty cheap), and has been recently revamped. It’s beautiful (trees, wetlands, the lake, beach) and the building is a little more rustic. It has a nice stage above the room where you could get married/have a head table on and is isolated from other people, the windows are at least 180 degree view. McRay Harbor is set up high so it feels like you can see over the lake for miles, probably about 120 degree view, it is fancier looking but has a separate dining area downstairs that other folks may be using.




Post # 7
3778 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@ohhbitty:  Victoria Wedding Chapel in Waterford has a gorgeous outdoor setting right by the water. It only seats 50 max, so that would be ideal for your small wedding. I don’t think there is a reception space, but I could be wrong. For a small-ish reception, you can rent the private room at Shark Club on M59. That’s where we are having our rehearsal dinner!

Post # 8
188 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Charlevoix, Travse City, or sleeping bear dunes!! Anything that captures the fall colors OMG how pretty  I’m getting married in Ann Arbor next year!!

Post # 9
5234 posts
Bee Keeper

@ohhbitty:  Check out the Cherry Tree Inn at Traverse City….that was where I was considering having my vow renewal. I’ve stayed there and its Awesome, and Traverse City is beautiful!

Post # 10
397 posts
Helper bee

Bay City has a boat line that does weddings on it and caters.   You could do a boat tour and have it all done on the boat.  (nice tribute to Fiance being in the Navy)




Check out the photo section, they have some with the tables set up.

Post # 11
289 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

What about at Stoney Creek metro park… They have a beautiful wooded area for weddings, the beach, and gazebos… All would be beautiful in my opinion

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