Northern Michigan Weddings: Grand Traverse Resort and Spa near Traverse City, Michigan has been named among The Knot’s 2013 Best Wedding Venues in Michigan. The Knot is a wedding planning website that asked brides to rate and review their wedding vendors. The results are The Knot’s annual list of the best wedding venues and top wedding pros. Several regions of Michigan are included in The Knot’s 2013 Best of categories: Ann Arbor, Detroit Metro, Grand Rapids, Lansing/Tri-Cities, and Northern Michigan.

Weddings at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa

As one of the Midwest’s premier resorts, the 900-acre, 585-room Grand Traverse Resort and Spa excels at destination weddings, hosting as many as 50 Northern Michigan weddings each year, in all four seasons.

Special Events Manager Rachelle Grockau explained, “What’s great about the Resort is that we’re able to host a wide variety of wedding styles in all seasons. If couples are looking for an autumn wedding beneath the trees, our 55th Hole is a perfect site. Depending on the season, if they want to get married on the beach or celebrate on a sleigh ride, it can be arranged—we can custom fit anything imagined.”

Rising in the midst of Northern Michigan’s freshwater bounty, winding wooded trails and sugar-sand beaches, you’ll find Grand Traverse Resort and Spa. Regarded as a premier vacation destination, the Resort has been ranked among the nation’s finest resorts with accolades from Golf Digest, USA Today, Family Circle, Condé Nast, Travel + Leisure and many others.

Offering memorable on-site amenities and a trove of regional excursions, Grand Traverse Resort and Spa, located near popular Traverse City, along Lake Michigan’s Grand Traverse Bay, takes a team approach to fulfilling wedding dreams with a combination of wedding services. Myriad on-property and nearby amenities, unrivaled elsewhere, help add the essential element of fun for the wedding party and guests.

Expert hands of the Resort’s spa professionals provide relaxation for bride and attendants with lavish spa treatments and massages and can fashion perfectly styled hair and makeup for the bridal party. Groomsmen and guests can enjoy a pre-wedding round of golf on one of the Resort’s three championship golf courses, a tension-releasing game of tennis, or relaxing whirlpool.

In summer, pristine beaches and exciting water sports are options that will make your wedding a memorable getaway for each and every wedding guest. Winter weddings have a special allure with crackling fireplaces, snow-covered views, and the Resort’s elegant lodge atmosphere, plus on-property cross-country skiing, ice-skating, snowshoeing, and nearby downhill skiing and sleigh rides, with incredible discounts for the winter months. Nature’s autumn colors provide a stunning backdrop for fall weddings, while fresh new blossoms welcome bridal parties and guests in springtime.

Grand Traverse has earned a national reputation as a premier Northern Michigan wedding destination because of the Resort’s select on-site amenities and wide range of indoor and outdoor ceremony and reception locations, but also the Resort’s team’s attention to detail. The team takes time and care to collaborate with various parties, including the bridal couple’s parents, wedding planners and outside vendors chosen by the bride and groom. The team’s expertise has guided countless themes, visions and exceptional photography to fruition. To add to the team approach, the Resort has an on-site Event Design Manager who is able to assist with any and all décor needs.

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