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The perfect place for dreams to unfold

You’re engaged!
Now to find a place to celebrate your wedding — and there are few more perfect places than Southwest Michigan. You’ll both love it here. We not only have the venues for a dream-come-true wedding, we have just the right places and things to do to make your honeymoon your hearts’ desire, too. Here, you’ll find the people and places that will help you create one of the most treasured moments of your life. Reach out to them. We know they’ll make you happy as you begin your ever after together.

Venues

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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.

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 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

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Camp Lighthouse Conference & Retreat Center
Set on 640 with its own lake. Home to Michigan's longest zip-line and perfect venue for outdoor weddings, corporate retreats and camp site rentals. Chef on premises, lodging. 269-424-5272 

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

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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

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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

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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

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

Howard Bandshell
Downtown on the bluff seats 500 open air overlooking Lake Michigan with a view of the  lighthouse. St. Joseph Parks Department: 269-983-6325

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

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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

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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. Shelter 1 seats 48, Shelter 2 seats 48, Shelter 3 seats 80. St. Joseph Parks Department: 269-983-6325

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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

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North Pier Brewing Company
Groups inside and outside on the shaded deck. Alternate food arrangements can be made. May close for private events (70p inside, 70p outside). Zack Rose, 269-757-7163

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The Oak Room
The Oak Room at the Citadel hosts 120 people dinner-seating and 175 people theater-style for wedding ceremonies, receptions and catered rehearsal dinners. 269-926-3059

Orchard Hills Country Club
Beautiful backdrop for weddings and receptions, seats 175; on-site catering & full bar. 269-695-5722

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Rocky Gap Park
On Lake Michigan - opened late 2016, seats 100 people outside with lake view. 269-983-7111 ex. 8435

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Shadowland on Silver Beach
Lovely indoor site holds 300, located below the bluff near Silver Beach and across from Whirpool Compass Fountain. 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 175 guests in 3600 sq ft air-conditioned space. Choose outdoor ceremony sites. Well-wishing pond, Bridge to Forever, covered porch, bridal suite. Mid-May to mid-November. We are pet-friendly. 269-930-0617

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Tosi's Restaurant
Tosi's Restaurant has Italian Courtyard and Saraceno Veranda setting for garden weddings. Private rooms for 18, 40 or 120 guests for reception, shower or rehearsal dinner. 269-429-3689

Tower Hill Camp and Retreat Center
Set on 60 acres of forested landscapes in Sawyer, full kitchen staff, activities and lodging. Weddings, day celebrations. 269-426-3881

 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

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

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Veranda at the Whitcomb
Pillared space with two open sides accommodates 300 guests in downtown St. Joseph with Lake Michigan view. 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

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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 up to 72 people. Single restrooms in Beachhouse. 269-465-3800

West Street Station Event Hall
300 guests experience early train station charm and 16' ceilings for your wedding, reunion, party or quinceanera.
269-468-3120