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Prices of Wedding Venues in Michigan

Wedding Photographer captures Bride and Groom do their first dance at Sonshine Wedding Barn in Gaylord, MI
Bride and Groom do their first dance at Sonshine Wedding Barn in Gaylord, MI

Planning a wedding involves many decisions, and choosing the perfect venue is often one of the first and most significant choices a couple makes. Michigan, with its diverse landscapes and charming locales, offers a plethora of options for engaged couples looking to tie the knot. To help you navigate the choices and budget effectively, let's explore the average prices of wedding venues in Michigan.


All photo credits of these featured wedding venues in Michigan post go to Sarah & Don Highway of Exposures by Rah, wedding photographers in Michigan



If you’re getting married at any Exposures by Rah preferred venue featured in this blog, CLICK HERE to instantly save up to $1000 on your photography package, videography package or photo booth rental. You'll automatically be entered to win a free engagement session!


1. Detroit Metro Area:

   - In and around Detroit, you can find a range of venues to suit different tastes and budgets. On average, wedding venue prices here can vary from $4,000 to $15,000, depending on factors such as location, amenities, and guest capacity.



Detroit Zoo Wedding Photographer Butterfly House Giraffe Pictures
Detroit Zoo weddings are absolutely WILD! Photo opportunities are around every corner including pictures with the giraffes!
Engagement Photos Detroit Zoo Butterfly House Photographer in Michigan
Detroit Zoo Butterfly House Wedding Venue

Chris and Pamela had their wedding ceremony and reception at the Detroit Zoo’s Butterfly Garden, an Exposures by Rah preferred venue.


2. Mackinac Island:

   - Known for its timeless allure and Victorian charm, Mackinac Island is a dream destination for many couples. The average cost of wedding venues on the island ranges from $8,000 to $20,000. With its historic venues, stunning waterfront views, and horse-drawn carriages, Mackinac Island offers a fairy-tale setting for a romantic and elegant wedding celebration.

Fall engagement photos in northern Michigan pierce stocking drive sleeping bear dunes
Pierce Stocking Drive Engagement Photos

Becca and Bryan are having their wedding at Mission Point Resort in the summer of 2024. We had the pleasure of photographing their fall engagement session in October at Pierce Stocking Drive on the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Aren't their dogs so cute?! If you ever wonder about bringing your dog to your engagement session, I'll always advise a strong YES, even if they're a little wild!


3. Grand Rapids:

   - Grand Rapids offers a mix of modern and rustic wedding venues. Couples can expect to spend between $4,500 and $20,000 on average. The city's diverse offerings cater to various preferences, making it a popular choice for weddings.


Grand Rapids Wedding Photographer
Goei Center Wedding Venue in Grand Rapids

The Geoi Center is a Grand Rapids wedding venue located right in the heart of downtown. Close enough to get wedding photos at the Blue Bridge!

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New Vintage Place Wedding Venue in Grand Rapids, MI

New Vintage Place from Rye Venues in Grand Rapids boasts beautifully unique and spacious indoor and outdoor ceremony spaces. If you’re having a winter wedding in Michigan, don’t hesitate on reaching out to this venue for a tour! New Vintage Place is an Exposures by Rah preferred venue


4. Traverse City:

   - Nestled in Northern Michigan, Traverse City provides a stunning backdrop for weddings. However, the natural beauty comes at a price, with wedding venue costs averaging between $6,000 and $25,000. The splendor of Lake Michigan and vineyards often makes it worthwhile for couples seeking a picturesque celebration.



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Reception venue in Traverse City The Hagerty Center makes for timeless wedding photos

The Hagerty Center is a waterfront wedding venue in Traverse City situated directly on Lake Michigan's West Bay. Exchange your vows on their waterfront courtyard. The Grand Traverse Bay provides the ideal backdrop for your perfect wedding day, as well as a chance to take stunning sunset photos.

Host a magical reception with your wedding guests making memories for a lifetime in their waterfront ballroom that hosts up to 200 guests.

Traverse City Wedding Venue Hagerty Center Waterfront west bay lake michigan
Northern Michigan wedding venue The Hagerty Center can seat up to 200 guests

Views of Traverse City's West Bay from NMC's Hagerty Center Wedding Reception Venue Northern Michigan Photographer
Views of Traverse City's West Bay from NMC's Hagerty Center Wedding Reception Venue

Golden Hour sunset wedding portraits at The Grand Traverse Resort in Traverse City Bride and Groom Northern Michigan Wedding Photographer
Golden Hour sunset wedding portraits at The Grand Traverse Resort in Traverse City

Grand Traverse Resort knows how to do weddings in Traverse City! Offering memorable on-site amenities and a trove of regional excursions, Grand Traverse Resort and Spa is a premier Northern Michigan wedding destination. As a Knot.com Hall of Fame venue, the team at The Grand Traverse Resort will help bring your dream wedding to life. You'll experience a combination of personalized wedding services and unrivaled accommodations alongside the beauty and charm of Northern Michigan.

Northern Michigan Wedding Venue Traverse City all inclusive
First dance at BlueBridge in Traverse City

BlueBridge in Traverse City offers an amazing setting for hosting gorgeous Northern Michigan weddings and receptions. A unique wedding venue that doesn't just operate as a space to rent but rather a place for your marriage journey to begin.


5. Petoskey/Harbor Springs:

   - Nestled in the scenic beauty of Northern Michigan, Petoskey and Harbor Springs offer enchanting wedding venues. The cost for wedding venues in this picturesque region ranges from $5,500 to $15,000. Couples can embrace the charm of Lake Michigan and the unique ambiance of the area for a truly memorable celebration.


Stafford's Perry Hotel offers scenic views overlooking Lake Michigan and gives visitors that "up north" feel. It's the Perfect place to elevate your wedding with an interactive multimedia mirror photo booth at your wedding reception.


Mirror Photo booth in Northern michigan at Stafford's Perry Hotel
Mirror Photo booth in Northern michigan at Stafford's Perry Hotel


6. East Jordan

   - Tucked away in the quiet hills of northern Michigan, you'll find the cozy little city of East Jordan. With a beautiful rolling landscape, the fields and flowers of nestled, East Jordan has some of the best wedding venues in Northern Michigan. If you're considering a barn wedding, even better! Here are two options you won't want to overlook:

Bride and Groom at golden hour on a farm at Jordan Valley Barn in East Jordan, MI wedding photographer
Jordan Valley Barn Wedding Venue Photographer

Jordan Valley Barn weddings start at $1900! Their on site housing and extremely helpful staff are a huge bonus to this gorgeous barn wedding venue in Michigan.



Wedding barn in Northern Michigan bridesmaids
Bridesmaids in front of Valley View Farm wedding barn in East Jordan, MI

Valley View Farm boasts fantastic views overlooking the beautiful Jordan River Valley. The barn, built in the early 1900's, has been undergoing renovations since 2016. It is just under 5,000 square feet and can hold up to 250 people.


7. Gaylord:

   - For couples seeking a serene and idyllic setting for their special day, Gaylord in Northern Michigan is an excellent choice. Wedding venue prices here are priced between $4,000 and $17,000. The region provides a mix of elegant indoor spaces and outdoor locations surrounded by the natural beauty of Michigan's countryside. Gaylord's changing leaves are the perfect backdrop for a fall wedding in Northern Michigan.


Gaylord, MI Wedding Photographer Northern Michigan Engagement Barn Wedding Venues
Wedding dress hanging in Sonshine Barn Wedding Venue in Gaylord, MI

One of our favorite Venues in Gaylord is the Sonshine Barn Wedding & Event Center. With so much beauty and all the amenities you need to stay right on site for the weekend, you can't go wrong with booking your wedding at this family owned wedding barn.


Remember that these are average prices, and specific costs can vary based on additional services, seasons, and guest counts. It's crucial to carefully review venue packages, inclusive services, and any potential hidden fees when planning your budget.


Wedding venues in Michigan can cater to different styles, seasons and preferences. Whether you envision a fall wedding in northern Michigan or a rustic barn wedding in the summer, the Great Lakes State has something to offer for every couple, allowing you to create cherished memories on your special day.


All photos in this blog were taken by Exposures by Rah and features our real clients. If you’d like to see a full gallery from any of the Exposures by Rah preferred venues featured in this article, CLICK HERE.


If you’re getting married at any Exposures by Rah preferred venue featured in this blog, CLICK HERE to instantly save up to $1000 on your photography package, videography package or photo booth rental. You'll automatically be entered to win a free engagement session!

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