Bay Pointe Woods is an equestrian-style venue in Shelbyville, Michigan, serving the Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, and Lansing areas. The venue offers indoor and outdoor settings, including quaint surrounding cottages and lush gardens, to bring any couples’ wedding vision to life.
Facilities and Capacity
At the end of a tree-lined drive, this hidden jewel is the perfect location for weddings of all seasons. Featuring picturesque gardens with water and fire features, outdoor event spaces create a colorful spring backdrop for vibrant photos, or a lavish warmly lit landscape full of autumn hues. With picturesque views of shimmering Gun Lake, as well as the surrounding Boat House Villa and Bay Pointe Woods, this sprawling outdoor location delivers the ultimate natural beauty backdrop for your big day. The Island View Patio offers wonderful lake views and is well suited for morning and afternoon ceremonies. For seasonally colder months, indoor events are graced by the floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace in the Fireside Banquet room, with seating to accommodate up to 72 guests. Modern design accents combined with the rustic setting allow couples the flexibility to design any event, from an elegant black-tie affair to a small and intimate gathering with a relaxed and casual atmosphere. The room is equipped with audio-visual equipment and is most often utilized for ceremonies and rehearsal dinners, with an additional space booked for reception festivities.
Bay Pointe Woods offers expertly designed event spaces and a full-service approach to event coordination. Personalized event management is executed by experienced banquet professionals and event coordination experts to ensure that every detail of your special event is flawlessly handled. The on-site executive chef and elite catering team provide memorable wedding cuisine with offerings sourced from local and market-fresh items. Food and beverage minimums are applied for event rentals, with Saturday events requiring a minimum guest list of 100 attendees. Additional services include:
4 Reviews for Bay Pointe Woods
Recommended by 100% of couples
7 User photos
Laura Harding · Married on 10/12/2019
A beautiful fall wedding
We held our wedding and reception at Bay Pointe Woods in October 2019 and had an amazing experience. We visited several venues before settling on this one and we highly recommend it to anybody looking for the perfect venue.
Facilities- The Bay Pointe facilities were immaculate and beautiful. The outdoor ceremony site was beautifully landscaped, and despite a torrential downpour the night before, was dry and ready for us the next day. Our guests were able to mingle on the outdoor patio during cocktail hour, which has heaters in case of cold weather, and during the evening there was a cozy fire to sit around outside. Our guests also loved the adirondack chairs overlooking the gardens!
Staff- The staff were extremely attentive, kind, and accommodating. They worked with our vendors as they arrived to make sure that things were arranged just the way we wanted. They also made sure to open the reception hall early in the day so that we had a chance to arrange things before vendors arrived. When we asked for a signature drink that was not on the menu (hot cider!), they happily accommodated us.
Privacy- Many of our guests stayed at the on-site cottages, so the entire location was essentially our wedding party, making it very cozy and private. This is one of the reasons why we chose The Woods, and we are so glad that we did!
Thank you to everybody at Bay Pointe!!!
Sent on 12/27/2019
Paige Young · Married on 08/24/2019
Bay point woods exceed out expectations for our wedding day. Food, drink, staff, cottages were simply amazing. We had our ceremony outside, then cocktail hour outside as well. Dinner to follow inside then dancing and fun! After we had to leave the reception we were able to sit around the fire with family and friends! I would recommend this place a thousand times! Thanks again Bay pointe!Sent on 08/26/2019
Bobbye Koning · Married on 08/10/2019
Beautiful Michigan Summer Wedding
Lovely place and guests were impressed. Food was delicious and even guests commented on how good it was. The grounds are gorgeous. Just keep in mind that you can only take photos by the lake between 12-2 I think it was. There is then possibly a rehearsal going on around 3:30 the day of your wedding in Saturday’s so you need to schedule pictures around that.Sent on 08/30/2019
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