Bay Harbor is a beautiful wedding destination nestled along Little Traverse Bay with a variety of venues, endless lake views and a Village offering boutique shops, casual dining and specialty services. We also offer on-site lodging which consist of both our Village Hotel offering condo-style suites and penthouses and our Vacation Home Rentals just steps from the special event venues. The Bay Harbor staff will provide you with excellence service and be available to always answer all of your questions concerning your memorable event.
From the privacy of a ceremony on Sunset Beach along Lake Michigan – to the feeling of being “on top of the water” at Observation Lookout your ceremony will truly be something spectacular. Our lovely reception venues include a tented reception on the Marina Lawn, a Lakeview Loft with panoramic window views or the Conference Center Ballroom, located on the second floor in the heart of the Village at Bay Harbor.
Located directly on the shores of Lake Michigan is the ideal spot to say “I do.” Couples are welcome to invite as many as 250 of their closest friends and family members to watch them start their forever, with the beauty and soothing sounds of the Lake Michigan’s behind them.
This area is another outdoor venue that is excellent for a wedding ceremony of up to 250 guests. The bride and groom and all of their favorite people have unobstructed views of the harbor and ample first-look photo opportunities. The passing sailboats and yachts add a special touch to the wedding day backdrop.
The Marina Lawn allows couples to enjoy the great outdoors while still having the protection of a tent. This space may be used for cocktail hours or full receptions. It is large enough to accommodate 300 people and has plenty of space for dancing. There are views of Bay Harbor Lake and the Bay Harbor Lake Marina.
For a more intimate rehearsal dinner, cocktail hour or reception venue, go with the Loft. This space welcomes 90 guests and affords 360-degree views of the marina and Lake Michigan for stunning Lake Michigan sunsets. Dancing is also an option in the Loft.
There are several options when booking the Lake Michigan Ballroom in our Conference Center for your wedding reception. Together the Bay Room and the Harbor Room seat over 150 guests. There’s also a furnished lobby that is ideal for a cocktail hour. Overlooking the charming Village on Main Street with water views from expansive windows in lobby area on the second story.