Bells are ringing for Northern Michigan weddings! Here are eight, Red Hot Best award-winning Northern Michigan wedding venues, from a castle in Charlevoix to an inn on Mackinac Island.

A record-breaking 16,000 people voted in MyNorth’s 2021 Red Hot Best Awards, recognizing winners from across seven regions and 46 different categories in Northern Michigan. The categories include everything from healthcare and frontline workers to takeout and hiking trails. This is how we celebrate Northern Michigan!

Searching for the full winner’s list? Here are the Red Hot Best Winners 2021: The Best of Northern Michigan.

Above the Bridge Winner

The Inn at Stonecliffe features breathtaking views of the Mackinac Bridge and Straits of Mackinac, making it the perfect place to get married. From location to rich traditions, this venue is full of history, elegance and an ambiance that has been charming Mackinac Island for more than 100 years.

Inn at Stonecliffe

View the full list of Above the Bridge Red Hot Best winners to find the best breweries, events and more.

Benzie & Leelanau Winner

Could getting married at a winery be any more romantic? Black Star Farms in Suttons Bay takes weddings to the next level with eight different venue options on-site to build your dream day exactly how you’d like. From petite weddings to expertly catered dinners for hundreds, you won’t want to leave this gorgeous property once you’ve arrived.

Black Star Farms winery in Suttons Bay.

Photo by Rachel Soulliere

View the full list of Benzie and Leelanau Red Hot Best winners to find the best wineries, trails and more.

Cadillac, Manistee & Ludington Winner

Arcadia Bluffs Golf Course redefines the beauty of golf course weddings. Featuring multiple rooms for up to 100 guests, this venue has panoramic views, overlooks Lake Michigan, a culinary staff on-site that will create your custom menu and the ability to create your perfect day, no matter how simple or layered you want it to be.


Arcadia Dunes wedding

Photo by Jesse David Green

View the full list of Cadillac, Manistee & Ludington Red Hot Best winners to find the best wedding venues, outdoor dining and more.

Charlevoix & the Chain of Lakes Winner

Castle Farms in Charlevoix was constructed in 1918 and has been taking our breath away ever since. With four summer venue options and 3 winter options, you can customize your ceremony and reception to perfection. Featuring elegant garden rooms to rich stone rooms, we’re certain you can plan the most romantic and fairytale-worthy day of your dreams here.

Outdoors at Castle Farms in Charlevoix

Photo by Carly Paszek

View the full list of Charlevoix & Chain of Lakes region Red Hot Best winners to find the best hotels, events and more.

Gaylord, Kalkaska & Grayling Winner

Sonshine Barn Wedding and Event Center in Gaylord is the perfect spot for the elegant, yet rustic barn wedding of your dreams. Featuring multi-functional facilities, modern amenities and a farmhouse that sleeps 24 on-site, this venue makes getting married in Northern Michigan a total breeze. Plus you’ll love the sweeping views accessible from the property!

Sonshine Barn wedding.

Photo by Sonshine Barn

View the full list of Gaylord, Kalkaska and Grayling Red Hot Best winners to find the best breweries, gift shops and more.

Petoskey, Harbor Springs & The Straits Winner

Pond Hill Farm in Harbor Springs features lovely views of their pasture, garden, greenhouse and barn, which can accommodate up to 80 guests. Make your wedding even more unique by taking advantage of some of the add-ons including use of the tasting room, hayrides around the farm or an on-site bonfire. Customizing a fun and unique wedding has never been easier.

pond hill farm

Photo by Carly Paszek

View the full list of Petoskey, Harbor Springs and The Straits Red Hot Best winners to find the best golf courses, happy hour and more.

Traverse City Winner

Host your dream, garden wedding at The Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park in Traverse City. Located on the grounds of the former Traverse City State Hospital, this venue features gorgeous buildings, an open-air pavilion, access to the famous Tunnel of Love and a beautiful, blooming backdrop for wedding ceremonies. Built in 1886 there is no shortage of history and beauty on this property.

Wedding in Traverse City

Photo by Dan Stewart Photography

View the full Traverse City Red Hot Best winners list to find the best dentists, food trucks and more.

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Photo(s) by Carly Paszek