Bay Harbor Village Hotel is a waterfront hotel wedding venue situated right on the shoreline of Lake Michigan in Petoskey, Michigan. The hotel offers a variety of event spaces, both indoor and outdoor, to suit a couple’s needs. Guests will love the stunning views of Lake Michigan and how close the hotel is to multiple places for shopping, dining, and recreation.
Facilities and Capacity
Each outdoor location provides a fantastic view of the lake, such as Sunset Beach, where couples can invite 250 guests to celebrate directly on the shores of Lake Michigan. The Observation Platform can host up to 250 guests, and offers unobstructed views of the harbor, panoramic views of passing sailboats and yachts, and the soothing sounds of waves. Located outdoors but with a tented covering, the Marina Lawn can be used for cocktail hours or receptions of up to 300 guests. Guests will have plenty of space for dancing as well as views of Bay Harbor Lake and the Bay Harbor Lake Marina. The Loft offers a more intimate location to host a rehearsal dinner, cocktail hour, or reception. Perfect for up to 90 guests, the Loft has 360-degree views of the marina and Lake Michigan, as well as a dance floor. The indoor Conference Center Ballroom also offers a furnished lobby that can be used for cocktail hour, and when combined, the Bay Room and Harbor Room can hold up to 150 guests for a seated reception. In addition to ceremonies and receptions, couples may also use the venue for their bridal shower, engagement party, or rehearsal dinner. Plenty of parking and valet service are available for wedding guests.
When booking Bay Harbor Village Hotel, couples have access to the hotel’s event planner, who will walk them through planning their dream wedding at the venue. They welcome outside vendors to assist with flowers, music, and anything else you may need to complete your event. In addition to accommodations for the couple and their guests, the hotel also offers get-ready rooms for the wedding party, all-inclusive packages, set-up and clean-up assistance, cake creation, and an inventory of the following items:
Recommended by 92% of couples
Jenny V · Married on 07/06/2019
Extremely Beautiful Venue for a Summer Wedding.
We had a very incredible experience with having our wedding at Bay Harbor Village Hotel. I highly recommend it! We had a beautiful outdoor reception at the North Marina Lawn the weekend of July 4th and we + our guests stayed at the hotel for the holiday week.Sent on 08/06/2019
We went through three event managers at BHVH during our planning process (about a year and a few months). It did get tricky communicating what was promised to us in our initial agreement for the wedding, but the last two event coordinators and the GM, Craig, were extremely kind and ensured that all things agreed upon would happen. Cearra, the current event manager, was incredible at communicating and made sure that we were all taken cared of leading up to and day-of the wedding.
I’m from Los Angeles and had to plan this wedding from far away. Additionally, we had guests coming in from all over--California, New York, New Jersey, Michigan, and even out of the country--do it was important to my fiance and me that the accommodations were comfortable and the experience was exceptional. Let’s just say everyone’s asking if we can have another wedding and when they can come back next time we make a trip. It was so stunning beautiful and we couldn’t have asked for a better way to celebrate our day! Thank you so much BHVH!!!
Laura · Married on 07/27/2012
Bay Harbor was exceptionally accommodating. Besides being a beautiful venue, their service, flexibility, and accommodations were what made this place the perfect choice for us in northern Michigan. There were no minimums or requirements to meet. The coordinators there, Megan and Melinda, went above and beyond what I could ever expect! They are truly professionals and the Bay Harbor Village offered such an intimate, quaint, setting for my guests to relax and enjoySent on 10/28/2012
kayla · Married on 08/26/2011
Bay Harbor Village Hotel staff were SOOOOO accomodating and professional. They were there for my husband and I from day one. They help keep you on track and assist you in whatever you may need. Our wedding was absolutely above my expectations. The rooms were amazing and things went smoothly!Sent on 11/06/2011
TOTALLY RECOMMEND BAY HARBOR VILLAGE HOTEL FOR ANY AND ALL SPECIAL OCCASIONS!
We love working with Bay Harbor and the Bay Harbor Village Hotel. The location is perfect! There is something for everyone who visits. I appreciate the efforts and responsiveness by the team at Bay Harbor including Tracy and Molly. I look forward to each event and wedding that we have that is at Bay Harbor!
I love photographing clients at this gorgeous venue!
Perfect location in Northern Michigan for your Wedding. They have it all in style. Every Wedding I have captured there is just awesome.