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The Acorn Theatre
The Acorn Theater offers chic ambiance for 150+ with movie screen, 2 bars, dressing rooms, A/V, lighting board and catering kitchen. 269-756-3879

Arthur Dodd Memorial Park
Where memories are created through peaceful settings & rustic surroundings along the beautiful Dowagiac River. Five miles NE of Niles, near Sumnerville. 269-445-4456 NW of Niles.


Berrien Hills Golf Club
Reception site along the St. Joseph River and golf course. 269-921-3664

Blissful Barn
Ceremony and reception site with1800s barn seats 200 guests. Bride & groom suites with air, vintage props; patio overlooks stream, koi pond. Heat & air extend season. 269-759-4682

Blue Dress Barn
Ceremony and reception site with vintage barn for 280 people. Bridal Studio, garden areas and bonfire. 269-944-1751

Boulevard Inn & Bistro
The Boulevard Inn & Bistro have offerings for showers, rehearsal dinners, welcome parties, farewell brunches and small ceremonies/receptions. 269-983-4518


Cravings Bistro & Brew Pub
Cravings Bistro & Brew Pub offers two distinct areas: Tuscany-feel dining room or casual brew pub. Rehearsal dinners, showers and receptions. Seats 250. 269-934-9400


Dr. TK Lawless Park
Colorful woodland backdrop in Vandalia features a find a beautiful stone fireplace in an open-air picnic shelter; holds 150 people. 269-445-4456 Vandalia

Dunes Pavilion (at Silver Beach County Park)
Pavilion on the sand overlooks Lake Michigan, north and south piers and St. Joseph River. Picnic tables for 50 people available. Your chair seating can accommodate 100. 269-983-7111 ext. 8435


Fernwood Botanical Garden
Weddings set among gardens. Chef on staff. 269-695-6491

Four Winds Casino Resort
Ceremonies/reception at Silver Creek Event Center for 200-800 guests, rehearsal dinners at Hard Rock Cafe, Copper Rock or the Buffet for 20-100 people. 269-926-5216

Fred Russ Forest Park
In Decatur, creating memories within majestic hardwoods and scenic landscapes situated along the crystal-clear waters of Dowagiac Creek. 269-445-4456 Decatur


Harbor Shores Golf Club
For wedding ceremonies: the Garden, adjacent to the Pavilion; for rehearsal dinners or receptions: the outdoor patio and bar seats 60; Pavilion seats 150-250. 269-277-5338

The Hawks Nest
Classical loft restored from 1876 seats 60 inside plus 60 on the open rooftop. In downtown Benton Harbor Arts District. 269-519-2767

Heritage Museum & Cultural Center
Shepard Hall accommodates 300 and is appointed with chandeliers and murals. Caterer’s kitchen. Near downtown and beaches. 269-983-1191

Hidden Vineyard
Hidden Vineyard's 1870s barn with covered deck overlooks vineyard. Second largest catalpa tree in MI at ceremony site. Seats 200. 269-408-6082

Hilton Garden Inn
Ballroom space for 300. Garden Bar & restaurant and 106 guest rooms onsite. 269-926-5000

Howard Bandshell
Downtown on the bluff; overlooking Lake Michigan with a view of the  lighthouse. St. Joseph Parks Department: 269-983-6325


Inn at Harbor Shores
Ballroom for 75-300 people, tent along the river, rooftop deck. Planks Tavern, spa and 92 guest rooms onsite. 269-985-8096


Journeyman Distillery
Warren Hall, expansive upstairs event space blends rustic & modern, forty 93" windows; seats 500 with your chair rental. The Still Room seats 100 for dining and 150 for reception, includes outdoor patio access. 269-820-2050


Lake Bluff Park
Downtown on the bluff overlooking Lake Michigan with lighthouse view. St. Joseph Parks Department: 269-983-6325

LakeHouse Restaurant
Converted mansion has several rooms with Lake Michigan views, plus tented events. 269-982-8020.

Lake Michigan Golf Hills
Full-service with onsite catering and bar service. Banquet room overlooks a golf course, seats 200. Two outdoor ceremony sites. 269-849-2722 x10

Lions Park Beach
Downtown below the Bluff on Lake Michigan. North and South Shelters. St. Joseph Parks Department: 269-983-6325


Maud Preston Palenske Library
Bridal ceremonies in the garden (view of Lake Michigan from bluff) for 175. Partial shade depends on time of day. Marsha at 269-983-7167

The Mendel Center
At Lake Michigan College, outdoor wedding sites; pond views. Grand Upton Hall seats 150-700. Catering services with their own chef. NEW: ceremonies on stage! 269-927-8604

Michigan Flywheelers Museum
Historic barn, old-fashioned church and replica town on 80 acres makes this venue simply unique! 269-639-2010

Millcreek Barns
May-Oct in the country. Prairie-style barns with modern detail. Seats 250 inside/100 outside with your tent. Bridal studio. Dance Hall with optional cafe seating. 269-944-1751


Oak Room
Oak Room at the Citadel hosts wedding ceremonies, receptions and catered rehearsal dinners. 269-926-3059


Rocky Gap Park
On Lake Michigan opening in 2017, seats 100 outside, lake view. 269-983-7111 ex. 8435


Shadowland on Silver Beach
Located below the bluff near Silver Beach and across from Whirpool Compass Fountain. This lovely indoor site olds 300. On-site liquor license. 269-982-8500

Shadowland Pavilion (at Silver Beach County Park)
Located at Silver Beach. Open-air pavilion on Lake Michigan with space to seat 250 in your rented chairs. Features large grass amphitheater between dune and river. Available half day or full day. 269-983-7111 ext. 8435

Stonegate Manor
Set on an 11-acre estate crowned by the Manor House (circa 1847, rentable with 3 bdrm). Venue seats 200 guests in 3600 sq ft air-conditioned space. Choose outdoor ceremony sites. Well-wishing pond, Bridge to Forever, covered porch, bridal suite. 269-930-0617


Tosi's Restaurant
Tosi's Restaurant has Italian Courtyard and Saraceno Veranda setting for garden weddings. Private rooms for reception, shower or rehearsal dinner. 269-429-3689

Tree-Mendus Fruit Farm
Rolling 500-acre fruit farm in Eau Claire has outdoor chapel area with pavilion in a serene, secluded area. 269-782-7101 Eau Claire.

12 Corners Winery
Nestled atop a hill overlooking vineyards. Celebrate your union in an amazing tented wedding experience. 269-927-1512


Veranda at the Whitcomb
Pillared space with two open sides; located in downtown St. Joseph with Lake Michigan view. Accommodates 300 guests. On-site catering, hosted bar service and full-service event coordination. Dressing rooms. 888-785-6377

Vineyard 2121
Multiple areas to exchange vows overlooking vineyards and woods. Event tent for reception holds 225 guests. Deb, 269-849-0109


Weko Beach & Weko Beachhouse
Beautiful location in Bridgman for ceremonies on the sand; no roping off or tent. The Beachhouse venue is open off-season for small weddings. Single restrooms in Beachhouse. 269-465-3800

West Street Station Event Hall
Experience early train station charm and 16' ceilings for your wedding, reunion, party or quinceanera.

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When you want cherished memories, choose Ben Pancoast Photography for your wedding, special events and family portraits. 269-369-9595

Keep your event in good spirits with liquor packages and bartending from Beverage Specialists at 930-1777

Bob’s Barn Farm Market & Bakery has the country feel of Mayberry! Fresh pies, cookies and muffins. 269-849-2247 and on facebook.


Chocolate Garden’s decadent hand-made flavored chocolate truffles can be personalized as table favors. Voted America’s Best Chocolatier! 269-468-9866

Talented sisters who own The Christmas Tree create exquisite decorative displays, gift baskets and suggest bridal party and wedding/shower gifts. 269-849-3360

Classic Catering offers custom menus, assorted rental options from large tents to fine china. 269-465-4420

Crystal Springs Florist works wizardry for your floral needs. Plus pretty décor and bridal party gift ideas! 269-925-1167

From the first passed hors d'ouevres to late night snack, let CK Catering customize a menu for you. 269-849-0693

Make Cravings Catering part of your day, whether for a reception, rehearsal dinner, shower, bachelorette party, brunch or bridesmaids' lunch. 269-934-9400


Fantasy Carriage’s Excursion (holds 14) or Hummer (holds 18) take you in style! Our Tahoe accommodates 5 or less. 

Fiber optic lighting. 269-325-LIMO


 Jollay Market crafts flavored donuts and makes cider for your reception or event. 4 in-season fruit flavors (pumpkin, apple, blueberry, cherry) plus spicy mango, apple cider, hot fudge, blueberry, devils food and sprinkles. Julie at 269-468-4800, tastings held 2-4 weeks in advance.

Call on John Correll Professional DJ Services to make your music planning simply a breeze. 269-429-8690 or 269-369-4039 cell


Kilwin’s Chocolate/Fudge/Ice Cream creates custom gift baskets and you may see an idea for table favors in their old-fashioned candy shop. 269-982-1330


Music Express DJs from our local radio stations keep the good tunes rolling. 269-934-9850


Papa Vino's offers free private room rental for rehearsal dinner or bridal shower. Jan 1-April 30. Jeremy 269-983-9900

The bakery in Piggott’s Farm Market offers fruit pies and donuts for your dessert table. 269-876-9269


The Sunset Coast Trolley Company makes travel fun and stylish to and from wedding or reception. 888-785-6377


Tables, chairs, tents, arches, candles…and more at Taylor Rental Party Plus. 269-925-2125


Experience luxury at The Spa at Harbor Shores. Facials, wedding day make-up, massage, manis/pedis, hair blowouts. All products are cruelty-free! 269-408-9106


Check all our wineries for the perfect toast or gift! Cherri Amour from Karma Vista: 269-468-WINE. Lemon Creek Winery’s Silver Beach Sauterne or Lighthouse White: 269-471-1321. Married in the Vineyard or First Kiss from Baroda Founders Winery: 269-426-5222. 

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Discounts for weddings held between November 1, 2016 and April 30, 2017
Mention “Tourist Council Off-Season Incentive” at these businesses


Acorn Theater
Sandra Thompson, 269-336-9141. $250 off venue rental fee. 


Best Western
Director of Sales, 269-925-3000. 20-30% off. Bride eligible for presidential suite upgrade. Comp guest breakfast, discounted rehearsal dinner space, 1 free night for 10 rooms rented. 

Beverage Specialists
Charlie or Barb Stempien, 269-408-1767. Free bottle of champagne for bride & groom for their wedding night. 

Boulevard Inn
Allison Sherman, 269-983-4518. 10% off our best available rate with 10+ room nights, 50% off banquet room rental. 


CK Catering
Bob or Ben Hollerbach, 269-849-0693. 10-20% discount (depending on selections & amount of rentals). 

Comfort Suites BH
Donny Zimmer: 269-925-8800. 10% guest room discount. 

Cravings Catering
Christania Waggoner, 269-934-9400. 10% off food portion of reception, complimentary dinner for 2 (plus dessert, excluding alcohol) at Cravings Bistro & Brew Pub with reception booked with Cravings Catering. 

Crystal Springs Florist
Shaya Sherwood, 269-925-1167. Free toss bouquet and groom's boutonniere. 


Heritage Museum & Cultural Center
269-983-1191x13. $150 off your wedding reception. 

Hilton Garden Inn
Anne Vonk, 269-926-5000. 10% off banquet room rental for wedding reception. 

Holiday Inn Express, SJ
Marc LaRoux, 269-982-0004. 10-20% discount on hotel room block (depending on demand), waive rental of meeting/ banquet facilities. 

Hidden Pointe Event Center
Bob or Sibyl Kish, 269-325-5358. $100 off Saturday banquet room rental. 


Inn at Harbor Shores
Kelsey Cheyne, 269-408-9114. $1500 discount off banquet room rental 


John Correll Professional DJ Services
John Correll, 269-429-8690. $200 discount (from standard rate of $895, 5-hr contract) for DJ services. Not to be combined with other discounts.


Lake Michigan Hills
Kari Stevens, 269-849-2722x10. $350 Saturday room rental Jan-April, $750 Saturday room rental Nov-Dec. 75 guest minimum.


Maud Preston Palenske Memorial Library
Stephanie Masin, 269-983-7167. 10% discount for weddings booked in the library garden. 

Music Express Mobile DJ Service
Zack East, 269-934-9850, 269-925-1111. 5 hours of DJ service for $700 ($500 off regular rate). 


Oak Room at the Citadel
Sarah Nadolski, 269-926-3059. 25% off wedding ceremony or reception. 


Papa Vino's
Jeremy Crabtree, 269-983-9900. Free private room rental Jan 1-April 30. Seats 70 for rehearsal dinner or bridal shower.  


Shadowland at Silver Beach Center
Nicole Beltz, 269-932-1128. Free boardwalk rental space for alcohol, cocktail tables & serving appetizers. 

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