Classic grandeur and elegance await couples that choose Stafford’s Perry Hotel in Petoskey, Michigan, as their wedding venue. Perched high on a bluff overlooking Lake Michigan, Stafford’s Perry Hotel has sweeping views of the water in either direction and creates a vintage and romantic ambiance for couples who wish to project an old-world glam for their special day.
Facilities and Capacity
Couples may host up to 250 wedding guests within the hotel’s main event space. There are three venue spaces to choose from that are both indoor and outdoor. Stafford’s Perry Hotel is the perfect backdrop for ceremonies, receptions, rehearsal dinners, post-wedding brunches and luncheons.
Stafford’s Perry Hotel is a full-service wedding venue with on-site catering and event coordination available. The venue also offers additional services like:
Stafford’s Perry Hotel was built in 1899 as one of the original 20 luxury hotels – and is the only one is still operating today. It was a landmark location for Petoskey in the early 1900s when Northern Michigan tourism was still growing. The historic Gaslight District branched out from the Perry Hotel.
The Stafford’s Perry Hotel is located in the historic downtown Gaslight District and within walking distance to shopping and dining, as well as sprawling resorts found along the lakeshore.
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Colleen Krueger · Married on 06/30/2018
Amazing venue and staff
My wife and I cannot say enough good things about Stafford's Perry Hotel and their staff. When we came up from downstate to tour wedding venues, Angie spent an hour with us to show us all the different options they offered. She answered a million questions and gave us so many recommendations of what to ask to other venues as well, she is such a professional. From the beginning, the people at Stafford's made the difference for us. They are all so knowledgeable, kind and willing to help in any way they can. It would literately be impossible to get better service anywhere else. We had a welcome party the night before the wedding in the Resort Room, the servers were quick with the drinks and the hors d'oeuvres were so tasty. It was nice having the option of opening the doors to be able to hear the live music playing in The Noggin Room too. We had both our wedding and reception on the Rose Garden Veranda in late June, the backdrop of the flowers and the view of the bay were stunning and all of our pictures look amazing! We added the string lights to the tent as well which really made the whole garden feel magical at dusk. The food was so, so good. We received countless compliments on the morel chicken and the beef dishes. The servers, bartenders and everyone involved were so quick to help in any way and it all came together flawlessly. We were never really worried about our wedding turning out anything other than perfect. The whole team, Angie (the wedding Yoda), Nikki and the staff are so passionate about making sure you have the day of dreams, it will turn out nothing less than exactly that!
Heather Clegg · Married on 12/01/2018
Our wedding at the Bay View Inn was absolutely perfect!! Most of the guests stayed at the Inn and everyone of them said that they will be back to stay again! Everything was so wonderful it is hard to put it all in words! The staff were so kind and helpful with all of our needs, and made us feel like family! They went above and beyond that of hospitality standards for certain!!!!! We had so much fun with all the little things at the Inn which made it feel so homey, and none of us wanted to leave! The food was so amazing, all the guests said it was the best wedding food they ever had! It was perfect, just perfect.
Rachel Mineo · Married on 09/02/2018
The entire experience with Stanford’s was amazing - they were very easy to work with and had many options to choose from, based on your preferences and budget. The on-site staff was very attentive on our wedding day - making sure everything went off without a hitch! We had our ceremony in the garden and the reception in the Rose Room. Both were gorgeous and our guests still talk about how phenomenal the views were. It was a pleasure to work with Debbie, Nikki, and Kayla - I would highly recommend the Perry!
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