The perfect place for dreams to unfold.
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.
We can also help plan your group's stay.
The Acorn Theatre
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. Scott Wyman, Director, 269-445-4456; NW of Niles.
Ceremony and reception site with 1800s barn seats 200 guests. Bride & groom suites with air, vintage props; patio overlooks stream, koi pond. Heat available. May-October. Sharon Steinkraus, owner: 574-344-7924; Three Oaks.
Blue Dress Barn
Ceremony and reception site with vintage barn for 280 people. Bridal Studio, garden areas and bonfire. 269-944-1751; Benton Harbor.
Boulevard Inn & Bistro
The Boulevard Inn & Bistro have offerings for showers, rehearsal dinners, welcome parties, farewell brunches and small ceremonies/receptions. Allison Sherman, Director of Sales, 269-983-4518; St. Joseph.
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. Scott Wyman, Director, 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. Full-day rentals only. Sue Patzer, 269-983-7111 ext. 8435; St. Joseph.
Eden Springs Park at House of David
Eden Springs historic park can be rented for weddings, reunions and events. Beautiful 1950s terraced fountain backdrop. Miniature train rides for guests. RV, tent camping, rustic cabins. 80 people inside train depot, 150+ in park or your rented structure. Cindi Nowlen, 269-927-3302; Benton Harbor.
Fernwood Botanical Garden
Indoor facilities include the Sims Education Center (150p), Clark Gallery (125p), Summer House and Meeting House. Outdoor receptions include Dovecote in the Cottage Garden and the Perennial Garden. Reservation fees include admission to Fernwood. JML Catering provides menus. Heidi Tuthill (Rentals & Visitor Services Coordinator) or Nikki Small (Catering Coordinator) 269-695-6491; Niles.
Four Winds Casino Resort
Ceremonies and receptions at the Silver Creek Event Center for 200-800 guests, rehearsal dinners at Hard Rock Cafe (the ONLY Hard Rock in Michigan!), upscale Copper Rock Steakhouse or The Buffet for 20-100 people. 269-926-5216; New Buffalo.
Fred Russ Forest Park
Creating memories within majestic hardwoods and scenic landscapes situated along the crystal-clear waters of Dowagiac Creek. Scott Wyman, Director, 269-445-4456; located between Marcellus and Dowagiac.
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. Christine Clayton, 269-277-5338; Benton Harbor.
Hidden Pointe Event Center
Seats up to 540 for weddings, celebrations, fundraisers, business meetings. Also may use in conjunction our Fun Park nearby with miniature golf, go-carts, battling cages, ice cream shop. Bob or Sibyl Kish, 269-325-5358; Benton Harbor.
Hilton Garden Inn
Ballroom space for 300. Garden Bar & restaurant and 106 guest rooms onsite. Use caterer of your choice. 269-926-5000; Benton Harbor.
Downtown on the bluff seats 500, open air overlooking Lake Michigan with a view of the lighthouse. St. Joseph Parks Department: 269-983-6325; St. Joseph.
Inn at Harbor Shores
Ballroom for 75-300 people, tent along the river, rooftop deck. Planks Tavern on the Water, The Spa and 92 guest rooms onsite. ElizaBeth Hacker, 269-408-9114 direct; St. Joseph.
Lake Bluff Park
Downtown on the bluff overlooking Lake Michigan with lighthouse view. St. Joseph Parks Department: 269-983-6325; St. Joseph.
Lake Michigan Golf Hills
Full-service with onsite catering and bar service. Banquet room overlooks a golf course, seats 200. Two outdoor ceremony sites. Kari Stevens, 269-849-2722 x10; Benton Harbor.
Lake Michigan Overlook Deck at Rocky Gap Park
Located at Rocky Gap County Park on Lake Michigan, opened late 2016, seats 150 people outside with lake view. Sue Patzer, 269-983-7111 ex. 8435; Benton Harbor.
Lehman's Orchard Brewery & Farmhouse
Hickory Room, Cherry Room and outdoor patio overlook McCoy Pond Park. Catering and beverage menus make for an easy, all-inclusive special event. Debra at 269-362-4063; Buchanan.
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; St. Joseph.
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; St. Joseph.
The Mendel Center
At Lake Michigan College, outdoor wedding sites; pond views. Grand Upton Hall seats 150-700. Catering services with their own chef. Ceremonies can be on stage. Stephanie Steele, 269-927-8174; Benton Harbor.
Michigan Flywheelers Museum
Charming historic barn, old-fashioned church and replica small town set on 80 acres makes this venue simply unique! Pat or Kim Ingalls, 269-639-2010; South Haven.
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; Watervliet.
The Morris Estate
The Chapel (180 guests) at The Morris Estate has been providing a breathtaking backdrop for weddings since 1938. This historic gem in southwest Michigan is a charming setting for ceremonies and receptions. Experienced coordinators can transform your wedding vision into reality. Tent: 275 guests; Supper Club 150. Amber at 269-684-4443; Niles.
North Pier Brewing Company
Groups inside and outside on the shaded deck. Food is available and also can be arranged with North Shore Inn across the road. May close for private events (70 inside, 70 outside). Zack Rose, 269-757-7163; Benton Harbor.
The Oak Room
The Oak Room at the Citadel in the Benton Harbor Arts District hosts 120 people for dinner-seating and 175 people theater-style for wedding ceremonies, receptions and catered rehearsal dinners. Sarah Nadolski, 269-926-3059; Benton Harbor.
Orchard Hills Country Club
Clubhouse with wall-to-wall windows facing the river is beautiful for events including weddings, reunions, showers, meetings, rehearsals and birthdays. Reception space accommodates up to 175 or 150 with dance floor. Scenic space for outdoor ceremony off the 9th Green overlooks the river. We also accommodate small indoor ceremonies and receptions of up to 80 guests. On-site catering, flexible menus, multiple bar packages; we are prepared to meet all your needs. Our first-class staff will be there along the way to assure your special day goes smoothly. Briana Turnock, Event Coordinator, 269-695-5991.
Shadowland on Silver Beach
Lovely indoor site holds 300, located below the bluff near Silver Beach and across from Whirlpool Compass Fountain. On-site liquor license. Nicole Heugel, 269-982-8500; St. Joseph.
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. Full-day rentals only. Sue Patzer, 269-983-7111 ext. 8435; St. Joseph.
Set on an 11-acre estate crowned by the Manor House (circa 1847, rentable with 3 bdrm). Venue seats 160+ at round tables in 3600 sq ft air-conditioned space. Outdoor ceremony sites. Well-wishing pond, Bridge to Forever, covered porch, bridal suite. The Manor House accommodates parties less than 35 and lodging for 4-7 people. Mid-May to mid-November. Pet-friendly. Prudy or Tom Nelson, 269-930-0617; Benton Harbor.
Tabor Hill Winery & Restaurant
Set among 50 acres of vineyards, the 4000 sq ft, glass-enclosed outdoor Estate Tent hosts 250 guests. The Vineyard Room offers flexible seating for up to 50p with vineyard view. The Grand Mark Room seats up to 80 with bar service, 180° vineyard view, stone fireplace and vaulted ceiling. Hillary Casey, 269-422-1161; Buchanan.
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. Can open for lunch group of 25 or more. Closed Sunday. Jennifer Fleeman, 269-429-3689; Stevensville.
12 Corners Winery
Nestled atop a hill overlooking vineyards. Celebrate your union in an amazing tented wedding experience. 269-927-1512; Benton Harbor.
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. Kristin Cornell, 888-785-6377; St. Joseph.
Exchange vows overlooking the vineyards and woods; multiple areas to select from. Event tent for reception holds 225 guests. Deb, 269-849-0109; Benton Harbor.
Weko Beach & Weko Beach House