If you've always dreamed of a coastal destination for your wedding venue, consider Shadowland on Silver Beach in Saint Joseph, Michigan. The simple, elegant ambiance of the event venue makes way for the stunning backdrop of the beach; waves breaking, breathtaking sunsets, a distant lighthouse and even an enchanting carousel. For an unforgettable venue to help create the wedding of your dreams, Shadowland on Silver Beach is the place.
Facilities and Capacity
The main ballroom at Shadowland can accommodate up to 275 wedding guests. The full-service business center offers many additional perks to wedding guests including beverages on the sunset patio near the fountain, rides on the Silver Beach carousel and the opportunity for kids to explore in the Curious Kids’ Discovery Zone.
Shadowland on Silver Beach is a full-service wedding venue with on-site catering and event coordination available. The venue also offers additional services:
84 Reviews for Shadowland on Silver Beach
Recommended by 98% of couples
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Angela · Married on 08/29/2020
COVID Wedding 2020 - Shadowland delivered flawlessly!
Shadowland on Silver Beach is an incredible Lake Michigan wedding venue. Working with Nicole, Rysa, and the rest of the team was such a pleasure. From our first meeting with Nicole, we knew we were in good hands. Answering countless emails and many phone conversations, all with a caring and genuinely kind attitude. The team made sure we knew all the details needed before we finalized our contracts. We were also planning our wedding from out of state (IL) so the team made sure to send us lots of pictures when we couldn’t be there in person to see something. We started planning our dream wedding before COVID-19. Once the pandemic started, our wedding coordinator, Rysa, stayed in constant communication with us to give us updates on what would happen with our current contract and wedding date. It was not easy for us, as the Bride and Groom, and we respected that it was not easy for Rysa and her team as a wedding venue. As our day quickly approached, Rysa made sure to accommodate what we were comfortable with as a couple, which was so important. We originally planned a wedding with 150-160 guests, and that was drastically reduced to 35-40 guests. Shadowland allowed us to proceed with our wedding on our original wedding date. They worked with us to ensure a safe ceremony and reception, including providing hand sanitizer stations throughout the facility and cleaning the bathrooms frequently. The staff wore masks at all times and practiced social distancing when possible. There were so many changes in the months leading up to our wedding and Rysa was always very responsive in working on our timeline. The day of our wedding, we unfortunately had a family emergency occur a few hours before the ceremony time. While we were able to proceed with both the ceremony and reception, many last-minute changes were needed day-of and Rysa did everything she could to ensure everything was taken care of. We were able to host our ceremony and reception outside under a tent on the patio facing the Whirlpool Fountain. So many of our guests commented on how perfect the venue was, from the location, the cleanliness, and the friendliness of the staff. All of our guests loved our appetizers and drinks that were served (we did not have a full dinner service). Towards the end of the evening we were able to have our guests use sparklers & Rysa was prepared with a butane torch! It was crucial in helping us get everyone’s sparklers lit for some really incredible pictures & it was something we did not think of that Rysa had proactively prepared. I would highly recommend Shadowland on Silver Beach for future couples looking for a beautiful wedding venue near Lake Michigan. Nicole, Rysa, and their team will take care of you & ensure your day is perfect! St. Joseph, Michigan holds a special place in our hearts and we love that we can come back and visit anytime!Sent on 10/20/2020
Chelsea Eble · Married on 08/14/2020
Covid-era Wedding Success!
I wish we could give 6 stars on "flexibility" because Shadowland certainly earned extra credit during our pandemic wedding planning journey! I can't say enough good things about this venue and staff. I wouldn't wish our Covid wedding planning stress on any bride and groom, but I will tell you from personal experience, Shadowland will stop at NOTHING to give you the best wedding reception possible!
We were the classic "had everything planned out pre-Covid" story, so the Covid curveball really forced us to revise all our plans. Shadowland worked with the state on what the current guidelines were, and kept us updated with every change, giving us our options and telling us what to expect. Our venue wedding coordinator, Rysa, was so responsive with our questions, and truly made us feel like our wedding day was as important to them as it was to us.
Having an August 2020 wedding, we were unfortunately constrained to an outdoor reception, and although it was crushing to not be able to us their beautiful ballroom, I cried happy tears when they informed us they would be putting up tents for us outside so we could still host our reception with them. With so many cancelations and changes, it was a huge relief to know they were still in our corner and not going to give up on us!
Not only did they stick with us, but they went above and beyond to make sure it was amazing. One perfect example of their attention to detail was the color-coordinated bracelets they provided for guests to display their social comfort levels at the reception. This was a huge hit during an event where we had many guests of varied preferences. I would have never thought of this, but it made ALL the difference and was one less thing for me to worry about on our wedding day when we were giving out hugs and hellos.
I will admit, even though we didn't choose it on purpose, the outdoor "tent on the beach" feel was actually pretty great! The guests loved being able to walk down for sunset pictures, and it was fun dancing under the stars. Fortunately for us, the one thing we did NOT have to change was our food choices because Shadowland provided all the catering. There were so many great meal options available at our tasting that it was actually hard to pick what to serve on our wedding day, and as expected, everything was delicious! We received many compliments on the food.
Our wedding reception was absolutely perfect, even amidst the ongoing changes, and i know we have Shadowland to thank for making it possible.Sent on 09/20/2020
Shadowland on Silver Beach's reply:Thank you so much Chelsea! We appreciate your kind words and working with us to make the best of these times. We are glad we got to make your wedding day spectacular. We wish you happiness and bliss for years to come!
Danya Tychonievich · Married on 07/10/2020
A dream wedding
Having our wedding at Shadowland was a dream! The staff was delightful and the location is unbeatable!Sent on 01/06/2020
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Weddings at Shadowland are a dream! The staff is phenomenal-one of the best we've worked with! They're very detail-oriented and professional. The food is delicious and they offer a wide array of menu options. A perfect choice just steps from Lake Michigan!
Tremendous staff, tremendous food and an all-around awesome venue. If you're looking at getting married in the St. Joseph area, look no further than Shadowland.
Shadowland on Silver Beach is a great location on the shores of Lake Michigan. You can enjoy the charm of the carousel on site along with the beach. The staff at Shadowland are very engaging and provide a professional experience, and creative. They are experienced in hosting weddings, black tie events, and social occasions.