Say “I do” to lakeside ceremonies and lush garden receptions that will make your Northern Michigan wedding unforgettable. From elegant vineyards on Leelanau Peninsula to the forested hills outside of Traverse City, here are the 2022 Red Hot Best Winners for best wedding venue in Northern Michigan.

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Best of the Above the Bridge Region

Mission Point Resort, Mackinac Island

With breathtaking views of Lake Huron and a double-tiered gazebo, Mission Point Resort is a stunning place to host your wedding on Mackinac Island. The variety of ceremony and reception venues within the resort – from the expansive Great Lawn to intimate Tranquility Point – allows couples to perfectly curate the wedding of their dreams.

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A wedding ceremony on the Great Lawn at Mackinac Island’s Mission Point Resort.

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Best of the Benzie & Leelanau Region

Black Star Farms, Suttons Bay

From an elegant ceremony in the lush green vineyards to a rustic reception in a barn, Black Star Farms offers the best of Northern Michigan’s mix of class and down-to-earth comfort. Guests especially rave about the catering provided at Black Star Farms, noting that the chefs create inclusive and absolutely delicious menus for all of your loved ones. And if you need a place to stay during your celebrations, Black Star Farms is also a cozy, romantic inn.

A couple pictured outside of the Black Star Farms Inn in Suttons Bay.

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Best of the Cadillac, Manistee & Ludington Region

-Arcadia Bluffs Golf Club, Arcadia

Weddings at Arcadia Bluffs Golf Club are as serene as the views of Lake Michigan. From 5-star rated customer service to on-site accommodations, the Golf Club ensures that your special day will flow seamlessly, so you can celebrate stress-free. Further, the indoor reception venues are timeless and sophisticated, making it the perfect spot for an elegant, unforgettable wedding.

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A couple on the rolling hills at Arcadia Bluffs Golf Club.

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Best of Charlevoix & The Chain of Lakes Region

Castle Farms, Charlevoix

For a fairytale wedding in any season, look no further than Castle Farms in Charlevoix. Celebrate in lush gardens during the summer months or inside warm, historic castles for a regal winter ceremony. The reception rooms vary from enchanting stone-walled courtyards to contemporary rooms that make for a grand wedding no matter the time of year.

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A couple outside of Castle Farms in Charlevoix.

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Best of the Kalkaska, Gaylord & Grayling Region

Mill Pond Event Center, Kalkaska

Transform this charming event center into the wedding venue of your dreams. Mill Pond’s rustic and clean appearance allows couples to keep it simple for a classic celebration or to decorate the space to perfectly match their style. Guests are particularly fond of the full kitchen available to keep food fresh throughout the festivities and the view of Mill Pond nearby.

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Inside Mill Pond Event Center in Kalkaska.

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Best of Petoskey, Harbor Springs & The Straits Region

Stafford’s Perry Hotel, Petoskey

Overlooking Little Traverse Bay in the gorgeous city of Petoskey, Stafford’s Perry Hotel is the perfect venue for all of your wedding plans. Say “I do” in the lovely Rose Garden before celebrating with a one-of-a-kind Northern Michigan sunset over Lake Michigan. Host bridal showers and rehearsal dinners with locally-inspired menus. Stay on-site at the historic, polished hotel. Stafford’s ensures a stress-free, memorable wedding that will impress all of your guests.

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A wedding reception at Stafford’s Perry Hotel in Petoskey.

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Best of Traverse City

Timberlee Hills, Traverse City

In a venue that feels secluded but is conveniently located only six miles from Downtown Traverse City, your wedding will have the best of both worlds. Tie the knot immersed in the beautiful scenery of Northern Michigan at Timberlee Hills, where weddings are celebrated among tall grasses and rolling hills of trees. Afterward, keep the fun going by visiting all the stunning natural sites and attractions the city has to offer.

A couple walking the shores of Bowers Harbor on Old Mission Peninsula.

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Photo by Dan Stewart Photography

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Photo(s) by Tylee Shay Photography