Lakeshore Wedding Guide

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Your Guide to Planning a Wonderful Wedding or Event in West Michigan

The West Michigan lakeshore is the perfect setting for your wedding celebration or any other special occasion. We can help you prepare for the big day by connecting you with the best service providers in your desired location.

Whether your hometown is here in West Michigan, or you’re looking to host a destination event at one of the beautiful towns along the lakeshore, you’ve arrived at the best site to begin preparing for your big day! West Michigan also offers many lodging options for you and your guests. Many are willing to hold blocks of rooms for those hosting an event in the area.

Pristine beaches and vibrant sunsets, a variety of lighthouses, and the wonderful state parks all along the shoreline–these are just a few of the many great reasons to choose a town in West Michigan to be the location for your upcoming celebration! Use the beauty that nature provides to enhance the moment. Spring, summer, fall or winter–celebrate your life in West Michigan.

Check out our local businesses that specialize in everything you need for your wedding or party. West Michigan boasts quality photographers to capture those special moments and florists to beautify your ceremony and reception space. Caterers, bakeries, and bar services will ensure that everyone’s tastebuds are pleased and the jewelers in West Michigan have all the bling for your buck! When it comes to appearances, West Michigan has everything to help your whole wedding party feel confident on the big day. From relaxing salons to formal wear vendors, you’ll definitely look your best. And what’s a wedding without music? West Michigan has plenty of options to entertain your guests. You’ll appreciate their detail to attention and willingness to help with all the planning. 

Thinking about a beach wedding? Be sure to browse our stories to find the best place to have your ceremony. Plus we’ve included the rules involved regarding permits, chairs, etc. Exchanging your vows on one of our beautiful beaches, especially at sunset, is a memorable beginning to your lives together. Rustic weddings are highly popular right now and we’ve got the info to help you start planning.

All our lakeshore communities welcome you, your family, friends, and guests to our paradise here along Lake Michigan!

Wedding & Celebration Stories

It’s no wonder couples choose Ludington for their destination wedding. Our beautiful beaches and parks are popular with couples that desire a more casual ceremony. If you’re considering tying the knot with Lake Michigan as your backdrop, we've got the information on popular beaches and parks in Ludington that will provide you with the beautiful, nature ceremony you're looking for.

Rustic weddings are all the rage lately. Think of a vintage-setting, maybe held within an old but beautiful barn, or on a traditional farm, or even an open field in a country setting. West Michigan has many venues that are perfect for a rustic wedding and many offer extra amenities like lodging for the wedding party, warming kitchens, and more.