Bay Harbor offers beautiful ceremony and reception locations nestled along a five mile Lake Michigan shoreline. It’s one of the only locations in northern Michigan with a private beach. We provide exceptional wedding coordination services, on-site lodging accommodations and the perfect escape for you and your guests as your enjoy the festivities of your beautiful day.
Bay Harbor’s Sunset Beach provides the ultimate fairytale setting to bring your wedding dreams to life. Say “I do” among the backdrop of the crystal blue waters of Lake Michigan. We are one of the very few venues in northern Michigan that offers a beach ceremony option. Sunset Beach can accommodate up to 250 guests and embodies the casual up-north elegance that is truly Bay Harbor.
For a truly unique experience, there is nothing quite like Bay Harbor’s Observation Platform. The bride and groom and their guests have unobstructed views of with passing sailboats and yachts as your backdrop. Accommodating celebrations up to 200 guests, the panoramic views are unparalleled in northern Michigan.
Another great option is our outdoor tented reception venue just steps from the Village at Bay Harbor and Bay Harbor Lake Marina. Enjoy a fabulous sunset and stunning views of the magnificent homes and yachts around Bay Harbor Lake. As our largest reception venue, the Marina Lawn holds up to 300 guests.
Our Village Hotel Conference Center has both the Bay Room and the Harbor Room which can seat a total of 150 guests. There’s also a furnished lobby that is ideal for cocktail hour. The oversized bay windows display a beautiful view of the brick streets of Main Street in the Village.
Our Lakeside Loft offers panoramic views of Bay Harbor Lake and Marina. This very intimate venue space is a fabulous location that is ideal for receptions, rehearsal dinners or post-wedding brunches and seats up to 90 guests.
We also offer an on-site condo hotel and vacation home rentals for your guests that sits atop a charming Village with twinkling lights that illuminate at dusk. We are truly a beautiful and unique wedding destination like no other.
Recommended by 94% of couples
Alison Lovelace · Married on 08/31/2019
We absolutely loved this venue! Cearra was fantastic to work with! We planned our wedding in a very short amount of time and it smoothly came together! xoxoSent on 10/02/2019
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
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.