Michillinda Lodge

5207 Scenic Drive, Whitehall, MI 49461 Map · Phone number
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About Michillinda Lodge

Weddings at the Lodge

Start your life together on the shores of Lake Michigan. We’ll help you plan your special day from start to finish. We take care of every detail, so instead of thinking of your wedding day, you can focus on each other. Best of all, your honeymoon begins the moment you say, "I do." A Michillinda Lodge wedding creates a lifetime of memories.

Basic Wedding Services

Site Fees: Includes Michillinda’s own beautiful white event tent or dining room*, and the rehearsal dinner if needed. It also includes tables covered in white linens, chairs, china place settings, water goblets, silverware, wine glasses, champagne glasses, a 20’ x 20’dance floor, taste testing up to 6 people, professional servers and chefs dressed in black attire. *Memorial Day through Labor Day all weddings are under tents. Also includes the Lodge’s famous ceremony site overlooking Lake Michigan.

Total site fee for all of the above - $3000

Add $3 per guest chair rental for the ceremony site if needed.
Add $5 per guest chair rental for the ceremony site if it is on the beach. Reception Meal$60 per person

$65 per person plated

Includes complete hosted bar, four hors d’ oeuvres, 3 entrees, 2 starches, 2 vegetables, champagne toast before dinner, cake cutting and service. Complete hosted bar runs for five hours and includes your choice of five liquors, five beers, two wines and one champagne. There is an additional fee of $75 for each bartender per 75 guests. 12-20 yr. Olds are $40.00 per person and children, ages 3-11 yrs. old are $20.00 per person.

Room Charges$150.00 per room per night
Special Wedding rates apply only to those rooms reserved with a non-refundable and non-transferable deposit of $50 per room per night at the time the wedding is booked. This deposit for rooms will then be subtracted from the final bill for the wedding. Normal Lodge room rates apply to all later additions. Room prices are based on two adults, a service charge of 10%, sales tax of 6%, and 5% county room tax will also be added to all lodging charges, please inform your guests.


Guarantee Policy
A guarantee of attendance must be received 14 full days prior to your wedding. This is the minimum number of people for which you will be charged. Only increases will be accepted after this time due to availability. If no final count is received you will be charged for the highest number estimated. Michillinda Lodge will provide food for 5% above the guaranteed amount not to exceed ten.

Cancellation Policy
In the signing of this contract you are agreeing to pay a cancellation fee for loss of business if you cancel less than six months before your event. The cancellation fee will be 50% of the anticipated billing. If another group utilizes this space the fee may be pro rated or waived. Michillinda Lodge has the sole authority to make this determination the day after the event. The non-refundable, non-transferable deposit is separate from the cancellation fee and will not be applied to it.

Food & Beverage Service
Michillinda Lodge will supply all food and beverages. No food will be permitted into Michillinda excluding the wedding cake or special dietary needs, which must be approved prior to the event. In addition no food prepared and served at Michillinda will be allowed to leave the premises. All alcoholic beverages must stay in designated areas.

Liability Policy
Michillinda Lodge is not responsible for any lost or stolen articles. Michillinda reserves the right to inspect and manage all private functions. The client agrees to indemnify and hold Michillinda harmless for all damages caused to persons or property by you and your guests’ intentional or negligent acts of omissions. Damages maybe offset from any additional damage deposit held by Michillinda Lodge with the balance to be paid by you upon receipt of notice from Michillinda. You will also be responsible for all cost and expenses associated with the enforcement of this provision, including attorney fees.
Time Guarantee Policy
Fourteen days prior to your wedding you must provide Michillinda with a written copy of the timeline of your wedding, including ceremony time (if here), social hour, dinner, bar opening and closing and any other times needed by Michillinda to make your wedding run successfully. If you delay service times by more than 30 minutes, Michillinda cannot be responsible for the quality or temperature of foods and beverages. There will be an additional charge of $150.00 if your group is more than 30 minutes late and $75.00 per quarter hour after.

Picture Policy
Michillinda Lodge reserves the right to use any appropriate pictures taken during your wedding to use for advertising/display purposes.

Noise Policy
Venue Curfew: All music must end by 11:00pm in accordance with township ordinance.

Deposit & Payment Policy
Payment must be paid in full two days before your wedding. A non-refundable, non-transferable deposit of $3,000 is needed to secure your wedding date. This contract will not be valid until deposit is paid in full. Also an 18% gratuity will be added to all purchases excluding the site fee and a 6% sales tax will be added to all purchases.

The operation of any form of fireworks at Michillinda is not permitted.

Wedding Package Menu

Reception Hors d’ oeuvres Selections

Included in your reception dinner are your choices of four hot and/or cold hors d’oeuvre selections during the social hour before your reception dinner.

BruschettaVegetable Tray

Fruit PlatterSmoked Salmon Display

Cheese TrayBacon Wrapped Chestnuts

Spinach Artichoke DipMini Tacos

Raspberry Cream Cheese In Puff PastryCrab Cakes

Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms Shrimp Cocktail

Marinated Chicken Skewers Cold Beef Tenderloin

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Bacon Wrapped Scallops

Calamari RingsPigs In A Blanket

Reception Dinner Selections

Your reception dinner includes the following choices from the list below:

One Salad
Two Vegetables
Two Starches
Three Entrees

Entrée Choices
Chicken Cordon Bleu
Lightly seasoned chicken breast topped with Swiss, honey ham, and our own homemade Mornay sauce

Grilled Marinated Chicken Dijon
Marinated in a Dijon vinaigrette and grilled over an open flame

Portabella Mushroom Chicken Breast
Seasoned chicken breast topped with a white wine mushroom sauce

Roasted Turkey
Whole herb roasted turkey carved right on the buffet

London Broil with Sherry Mushroom Sauce
Marinated flank steak grilled on an open flame, sliced thin and topped with a sherry mushroom sauce

Slow Roasted Prime Rib
Hand seasoned, slow cooked to perfection, served with Horseradish Cream and Au Jus, and carved to order on the buffet

Sirloin Tips
Grilled USDA Choice chunks of sirloin with mushrooms, onions & peppers

Steamship Round
A gigantic piece of USDA Choice beef slow roasted and carved to order on the buffet

Honey Ham
Whole honey ham slow roasted and carved to order on the buffet

Sirloin Steaks
USDA Choice sirloin steaks grilled to order right in front of your guests (outside events only)

Lasagna Primavera
Layers of thick noodles and three cheeses all baked together with a white cream sauce

Meat Lasagna
Spicy ground beef and sausage layered between noodles and topped with a blend of cheeses

Baked Penne Pasta
Penne pasta covered with our own marinara sauce and topped with three cheeses

Fried Lake Perch
Lightly dusted perch, golden fried, and served with tarter sauce and lemon wedges

Teriyaki Glazed Salmon
Grilled filet of salmon topped with a rich teriyaki glaze

Fantail Shrimp
Lightly breaded and deep fried to a golden brown perfection served with cocktail sauce

Roasted Ginger Teriyaki Scallops
Seasoned with a ginger teriyaki rub and roasted till tender


Michillinda House Salad
Mixed greens, mandarin oranges, strawberries, and your choice of mango or raspberry vinaigrette

Garden Salad
Mixed greens, tomatoes, cucumbers, crotons, and your choice of dressing

Fresh Fruit Salad
Pineapple, cantaloupe, honeydew, red grapes, and fresh cut strawberries

Twice Baked Potatoes Fresh Sautéed Green Beans
Roasted RedskinsGrilled Asparagus
Baked PotatoCalifornia Medley
Mashed Potatoes & GravyBroccoli & Cauliflower
Rice PilafSquash with butter & brown sugar

Rehearsal Dinner Menus

Michillinda Presidential Buffet
Includes your choice of any three entrees, one starch, one vegetable, one salad and assorted knot dinner rolls 23.99

Michillinda Executive Buffet
Includes your choice of any two entrees, one starch, one vegetable, one salad and assorted knot dinner rolls 19.99

Michillinda Lodge Buffet
Includes your choice of any one entree, one starch, one vegetable, one salad and assorted knot dinner rolls 17.99

Prime Rib
Includes a twelve ounce cut of hand seasoned, slow roasted tender Prime Rib, served with Au Jus and your choice of one vegetable and starch, assorted knot rolls and Michillinda House Salad 22.99

Sirloin Steak
Includes a ten ounce cut of USDA choice sirloin, choice of one vegetable and starch, assorted knot rolls and Michillinda House Salad 15.99

Chicken Breast Dinner
Choice of any chicken dish, one vegetable and starch, assorted knot rolls and Michillinda House Salad 14.99

Fish Dinner
Includes your choice of any fish entrée, one vegetable and starch, assorted knot rolls and Michillinda House Salad 17.99

Sirloin & Shrimp
Includes a ten ounce USDA Choice sirloin, three fantail or coconut shrimp, one vegetable and starch, assorted knot rolls and Michillinda House Salad 20.99

Michillinda Casual Buffet
Includes fried chicken or pulled BBQ pork, hot dogs, hamburgers, all appropriate condiments, potato salad or coleslaw, fresh fruit and potato chips 12.99

Michillinda Deluxe Sandwich Buffet
Includes fresh sliced ham, turkey and roast beef, white, wheat and rye bread, all the appropriate condiments, potato chips, fresh fruit, homemade soup, garden salad, and assorted desserts 12.99

Michillinda Salad Buffet (Plated Option Available)
Includes your choice of three of the following salads, house salad, garden salad, chicken salad, fresh fruit salad, potato salad, Caesar salad, or a chef salad, served with assorted knot dinner rolls 9.99

Michillinda Taco Bar
Includes hard and soft shells, seasoned ground beef, refried beans, Mexican rice, guacamole dip, tortilla chips, Michillinda House Salad and all the appropriate condiments 9.99

All appetizers are priced per person

Bruschetta 1.59

Vegetable Tray 1.59

Fruit Platter 1.59

Smoked Salmon Display 2.59

Cheese Tray 1.59

Bacon Wrapped Chestnuts 2.09

Spinach Artichoke Dip 1.59

Mini Tacos 2.09

Raspberry Cream Cheese Wrapped In Puff Pastry 1.59

Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms 2.09

Crab Cakes 3.09

Shrimp Cocktail 3.09

Marinated Chicken Skewers 2.59

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus 1.59

Bacon Wrapped Scallops 3.09

Cold Beef Tenderloin 3.09

Calamari Rings 2.59

Pigs In A Blanket 2.09


Assorted Pies 2.00 per person

Whole Pie 15.00 each

Assorted Cheesecakes 3.00 per person

Whole Cheesecake 25.00 each

Assorted Petite Fours 3.00 per person

Assorted Pies & Cheesecakes 2.50 per person

Assorted Cookies 1.50 per person

Michillinda Bar Policy & Selection List

Bar Policy
Michillinda Lodge reserves the right to refuse service to minors and any intoxicated guests for your safety and the safety of our staff. All bars on Michillinda Lodge property will end promptly at 11:00 PM. No Exceptions! All alcohol must stay within the designated areas. Anyone suspected of breaking this policy will be immediately banned from Michillinda property. There is an additional fee of $75 for each bartender per every 75 guest.

Wedding Bar
Michillinda wedding receptions include a complete hosted bar which runs for five hours and includes your choice of five liquors, five beers, one champagne, two wines and non-alcoholic beverages.

Rehearsal Bar Options

Option One
Non-alcoholic drinks 1.00 per person

Option Two
Cash Bar (Guest pay for their own drinks)

Option Three
Non-alcoholic drinks plus cash bar 1.00 per person

Option Four
Open Bar (We keep track of all drinks & total at end) Menu price

Option Five
Complete hosted bar (Runs for 5 hours unlimited drinks) 25.00 per person

Alcohol Selection List

White Wines
Foxbrook, Chardonnay, California
Kendall Jackson, Chardonnay, California
Foxbrook, White Zinfandel, California
Citra, Pinot Grigio, Abruzzi
Cavit, Pinot Grigio, Trentino
Bollini, Pinot Grigio, Trentino
Crane Lake, Sauvignon Blanc, California
Crane Lake, Riesling, California
Leelanau, Semi-dry Riesling, Michigan
Good Harbor, Trillium, Michigan
St. Julian, Blue Heron, Michigan
Tabor Hill, Classic Demi-Sec, Michigan
John Klauss, Piesporter, Germany
Chateau Grand Traverse, Late Harvest Riesling, Michigan

Sparkling Wines
Freixenet, Cordon Negro Brut, Spain
Martini & Rossi, Asti Spumante, Italy
Red Wines
Alice White, Pinot Noir, California
Mark West, Pinot Noir, Central Coast
Foxbrook, Cabernet Sauvignon, California
Cavit, Cabernet Sauvignon, Trentino
Foxbrook, Merlot, California
Jacobs Creek, Merlot, South Australia
Kendall Jackson, Merlot, California
Traverse Bay, Cherry Wine, Michigan
Placido, Chianti Classico, Tuscany
Talus, Zinfandel, California
Lincourt, Syrah, Santa Barbara
Taylor, Port, New York
Foxbrook, Shiraz, California

Amstel Light
Bell’s Oberon
Bud Light
Labatt Blue
Miller Lite
Rolling Rock
Sam Adams
Seagram Peach Fuzzy Navel
Seagram Strawberry Daiquiri

Liquor Selections
Beefeaters, Bombay Sapphire, Tanqueray, Canadian Club, Chivas Regal, Crown Royal, Dewars, Gentleman Jack, Jack Daniels, Jameson Irish Whiskey, Jim Beam, Jim Beam Black, Johnny Walker Red & Black, Maker’s Mark, Seagram’s Seven, Wild Turkey Rye, Glenlivet, J&B, Hennessy, Southern Comfort, Jagermeister, Absolut, Grey Goose, Ketel One, Stolichnaya, Bacardi, Bacardi Select, Captain Morgan, Malibu, Christian Brothers Brandy, Baileys, Grand Marnier, Godiva White Chocolate, Kahlua, El Toro, Jose Cuervo, Frangelico, Starbucks Coffee Liquor, Romana Sambuca, Amaretto, Midori, Peachtree & Three Olives Chocolate, Citrus & Watermelon Vodka.

General Information

Event Date: ________________________________________________________
Name of Party: _____________________________________________________
Main Contact: _________________________ Phone: ______________________
E-mail: ____________________________ Secondary Phone: ________________
Address: __________________________________________________________ Secondary Contact: _____________________ Phone: ______________________
E-mail: ____________________________ Secondary Phone: _______________
Address: _________________________________________________________
Estimated Guest Count: __________________ Lodging: yes / no: ____________
# Of rooms guaranteed with deposit at signing: ___________________________
Deposit Amount For Rooms + Deposit of $3000: __________________________
In the signing of this contract I hereby agree to it’s terms in full and fully understand that my deposit is non-transferable and non-refundable.

______________________________________________________Main Contract

___________________________________________________Secondary Contact

___________________________________________________Michillinda Lodge

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3 Reviews for Michillinda Lodge

Recommended by 94% of couples

4.7 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 4.7
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 3.8

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    Stephen · Married on 09/12/2010

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    Michillinda Lodge did a great job with our wedding. The wedding coordinator (Ashley) was very professional and extremely helpful with the planning/execution of our wedding. We planned this wedding from out of town so it was a relieve to have someone like Ashley helping us. One of our concerns, that made us score responsiveness not at a 5 was the office wasn’t open everyday. If we sent an email, it might take a few days for them to respond.

    The food staff/ bartending staff was top notch!! The head chef (Jason) did a wonderful job preparing the food. He set-up a special beef dish for our buffet that was excellent. The servers were very professional and interacted with the guests, which made it fun. The bartenders poured stiff drinks which I was a fan of.

    If you are having guest stay at Michillinda, I would recommend you take a walk-thru of the rooms before you put a deposit down. Part of Michillinda’s charm is that it is “rustic” but some of the rooms are not acceptable to have guests stay in.

    Overall I would give Michillinda Lodge my stamp of approval. The staff couldn’t have done a better job making our day special. If you are looking for a place to have a beautiful beach wedding, Michillinda is the place.

    Sent on 10/09/2010
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    Lannis S. · Married on 10/10/2020

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    An amazing space for a Fall wedding!

    Just had my wedding here this past weekend. We found Michillinda during the fall of last year, and immediately fell in love with the area. Our top factor for planning our wedding was to have lodging onsite, and once we saw Michillinda, it was a done deal.
    The view of Lake Michigan, the driveway, and the layout of the lodging space were all breathtaking. And, during the pandemic, Lea was incredibly accommodating to any changes we had to make to ensure the health and safety of our guests. At times it is hard to get ahold of the lodge during the wedding season, but they are incredibly kind once you meet them! Would absolutely 100% recommend this place for any-season wedding in Michigan.

    Sent on 10/14/2020
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    Joslyn B. · Married on 06/15/2019

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    Beautiful venue

    Michillinda Lodge was perfect for our wedding. My #1 criteria for a venue was to have everything at one location. We walked through Michillinda once and were sold.
    We started planning over 1.5 years in advance, and at first had a hard time getting in touch with management (understandable since they were in the swing of wedding season that year).
    Once we were closer to the wedding (10ish months out) we had all the focus, and I got responses to my emails same day, sometimes 5 minutes after I sent questions! We were even able to have our guests begin to call an book rooms on-site that far in advance, which was amazing.
    Our guests wound up booking the entire property except 1-2 rooms.
    We were able to get in and set up our decor on Thursday morning for a Saturday wedding, so we had no pressure to set up quickly. We were able to take down on Sunday morning/early afternoon.
    The staff on site were friendly and efficient. Check in was seamless. They set up the chairs and tables perfectly and made great suggestions for additional set up.
    The after-party bonfire was also set up by the staff, and we had no problem rolling our celebration over until very late.
    The ceremony area on the bluff is breathtaking. I was floored by what was included for the price of the rental, especially compared to others in the Muskegon/Grand Rapids area. It was absolutely perfect for us, we couldn’t have found a better location.

    Be wary of noise ordinances in the area (no fault of the venue). We didn’t have a problem, but had to be sure that our DJ was aware of what the rules were.
    I can’t recommend Michillinda enough, Lea was a great resource.

    Sent on 10/11/2019



Michillinda Lodge FAQ

  • Describe your venue:
    Historic Building
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Uncovered Outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
  • What event services do you offer?
    Event Planner

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    A fabulous venue for a destination wedding! Located on the shores of Lake Michigan, the lodge and entire resort lend itself to all the beauty that Michigan has to offer. Choose from an indoor or outdoor venue and treat your family and friends to a wonderful weekend.

  • Paul Retherford Photography Wedding Photographers

    Michillinda Lodge is a large Wedding event location for your ceremony and reception. There is outdoor and indoor Wedding locations which make this a perfect location on Lake Michigan. The views overlooking Lake Michigan are top notch and the staff is perfect. Your Wedding can be catered to your preference and your guests can stay right on premise.


  • 5207 Scenic Drive Whitehall, MI, 49461 See on map
    2318931895 (Phone number)
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Michillinda Lodge frequently asked questions

What are the most important characteristics of Michillinda Lodge in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Michillinda Lodge for wedding events is known for:

  • Historic Building
  • Hotel
  • Inn/B&B
  • Restaurant

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Michillinda Lodge for wedding events?

Michillinda Lodge offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:

  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does Michillinda Lodge offer?

Michillinda Lodge offers the following types of wedding events:

  • Ceremony
  • Reception

What services does Michillinda Lodge offer for wedding events?

Michillinda Lodge offers the following services for wedding events:

  • Event Planner

What percentage of users recommend Michillinda Lodge and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Michillinda Lodge is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.7 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 5.0 in quality of service, 5.0 in flexibility, 5.0 in value, 4.7 in professionalism and 3.8 in average response time.