Camp Newaygo is a wedding and event venue in Newaygo, Michigan. This camp is a year-round program and retreat facility that offers summer programs, rentals, community events, family programs, and event space. Their all girl’s resident camp was founded in 1926 and sits on 104 acres of beautiful land. Their facilities and programs are accredited by the American Camp Association and the State of Michigan. They are located 45 minutes from Grand Rapids and Muskegon.
Facilities and Capacity
Celebrate your ceremony and reception in modern and natural settings with indoor and outdoor venues. Peggie Stone Center is an indoor space that features an antique fireplace and views of Lake Pickerel. This space is for intimate gatherings and can accommodate 50 guests. Lang Lodge is reception space that features wood floors, a fieldstone fireplace, vaulted ceilings and elevator access to the Ridge Patio. The lodge can accommodate 280 guests.
Camp Newaygo has several outdoor ceremony venues to choose from. Walden Chapel features wooden benches set into the hillside on the shores of Lake Pickerel. You will walk down a forested trail and arrive at the bottom of their Waterfront Stairs for this stunning space. It can accommodate 200 guests. The Ridge Patio is an outdoor space at the top of Waterfront Stairs and is off of Lang Lodge. The patio overlooks Lake Pickerel and can accommodate 300 guests. They also have several areas around the camp for intimate ceremonies including near the lake or wetlands and in their forested areas.
Rental of the Peggie Stone Center includes your choice of outdoor ceremony venue, table and chairs, linens, china, silverware, facility attendant, catering staff, set up and tear down. Rental of the Land Lodge includes tables and chairs, private bridal suite, groomsmen lounge, round linens, china, silverware, facility attendant, catering staff, set up and tear down. They have additional rental items including an outdoor fire, chair covers, wood cut slabs for centerpieces and a metal ceremony arbor. Camp Newaygo also have lodging available to accommodate overnight guests.
Catering is provided exclusively through Ridge Specialties. They offer on-site and off-site catering for all your wedding events. They are a full-service catering business that makes homemade dishes and offers beverages and snack options. They offer plated meals, stations and buffet options for your wedding reception and events. They also offer appetizers for your cocktail reception and desserts.
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Nicole · Married on 05/27/2018
Our wedding at Camp Newaygo was truly incredible. Nick and I have been married for three months now and still our guests are talking about how much fun they had at camp.
We rented the camp out for Memorial Day weekend. For Saturday, we created activity schedules for each of our guests then brought everybody together for a field day competition that concluded with a color powder war. The Italian buffet dinner Saturday was DELICIOUS and after dinner we had a beer pong tournament with karaoke in the main lodge. The young adults enjoyed drinks by the bonfire that evening. We kicked off Sunday with more camp activities before everybody had to start getting ready for the ceremony! Many of our guests stayed in the cabins and the lodge's dorm rooms right at camp. This made our weekend truly special as we got to spend so much time catching up with friends and family we don't see very often.
Call us crazy, but we didn't have a wedding planner..but we did have Christa, the events coordinator at Newaygo. I cannot commend her hard work, communication, and willingness to help enough. Nick and I probably sent Christa 10 questions a day during the months leading up to the wedding. She would respond often within 24 hours and always with enthusiasm. I have never worked with a more accommodating individual before, she was truly amazing. We planned our wedding from Utah where we both moved to from Michigan. During any trip I took back to Michigan, Christa would make sure she was available to meet me at the camp. When we arrived to camp the Friday of our wedding weekend there was some concern around being able to staff zip-lining all day for our guests...instead of closing the zip-line down for part of the day, Christa decided that she would work the activity - just another example of how amazing she was. And another example - our bartending service refused to pour champagne to our guests during dinner and expected everybody to get up and walk to the bar with their glasses.Sent on 08/30/2018
User3597212 · 2+ years ago
Camp Newaygo is absolutely beautiful with the scenery so it was a perfect place to have my outdoor wedding. Also, the the wooden lodge was perfect for my reception and look gorgeous. They had a big bathroom to get ready in and a room for the guys to relax in til it was time for the ceremony to begin! I recommend Camp Newaygo for anyone looking for a place to have their wedding/reception.Sent on 07/28/2014
Sarah · Married on 07/04/2015
Camp Newaygo, Christa, and Chris (I'm sure countless others) made our wedding day and night spectacular. People are still raving about the meal we had, and the children's buffet. Christa was never once put off by my husband's sometimes outlandish requests. We were able to have a great relaxed outdoor/indoor wedding. We had lawn games, popcorn, and were able to bring in our own cake/desert. We had some moments were responsiveness was a little delayed, but we would do it all over again, if we could. Christa was very flexible with our requests. My only suggestion -- make sure you know the times that you can be in and out of the venue (we had a great holiday weekend wedding... but it was right in the peak of summer camp season, so we had a tight time line to work through.Sent on 09/16/2015