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 120 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.
50 Reviews for Stafford's Perry Hotel
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Rachel H. · Married on 09/12/2020
The amazing team at Stafford's made our dream wedding a reality (even during a pandemic)!
Our wedding at the Perry September 12, 2020 at Stafford’s Perry Hotel was perfect. A lot could have gone wrong given the uncertainty of COVID-19 this year and the day-long rain storm forecasted for that day. But we had booked the most amazing venue with the most amazing team for our wedding, and so we had the wedding of our dreams celebrating with family and friends.
We live in Petoskey, so picking a wedding venue was simple considering Stafford’s legendary hospitality and you’ve seen the views from the Perry Veranda. We had already committed to the Perry for our special day before meeting Angie, our wedding coordinator.
There was no question or concern too trivial for Angie in the year leading up to our wedding. Even when COVID-19 threatened all happiness in 2020 and many couples were canceling their wedding, Angie was constantly in communication with us about the safety protocols and how it would work if we did decide to postpone. None of us had all the answers when it comes to the global pandemic (and we still don’t), but Angie made us confident we could safely have our loved ones with us to celebrate that day. Throughout the process Angie made us feel as though she were planning this wedding for a close friend or family member.
The week of the wedding a rainstorm threatened to dampen our entire weekend. With everything happening in 2020 it was really depressing to think our wedding would be rained out. Once again, Angie had a plan. We thought the ceremony and reception would have to be significantly altered to protect the guests from the elements, but Stafford’s already had the tent walls and heaters ready. They even had a plan to protect and still feature the vintage furniture we had rented for the event. Angie was so upbeat and confident about everything we really did not worry at all about the weather.
The day of the event every detail was taken care of. Angie took so much care setting up the decorations and favors we had brought in for our guests. She checked in on us several times throughout the reception to make sure we were having as much fun as the guests. When the dress bustling wasn’t going well, Angie found us struggling and literally dropped to the floor to help figure it out. We felt so special all evening at the Perry, especially when the team at Stafford’s had our personalized Noggin Room mug waiting for us at the head table. We had earned the mug by drinking a long list of beers right before the pandemic shut everything down, and due to the timing the mug hadn’t been personalized. Days before the wedding we mentioned it to Angie, and somehow the mug was there to use on our special day.
It’s not surprising that two weeks after the wedding we’re still hearing raving reviews from our guests about their experience, and how impressed they were with the Stafford’s team. There is no shortage of stories our guests have told us. A few family members couldn’t attend at the last minute, one a close uncle due to a biking accident the day before - the waiter at his table was genuinely concerned about him and boxed up his meal for other relatives to take home to him that night.
We can’t stop smiling thinking about our wedding day, and Angie and Stafford’s are a huge reason why. Thanks to them we had our dream wedding in the middle of a pandemic. Our guests were safe and they had the best time celebrating. In times like these we can’t take for granted these special days. It was a day at the Perry we will never forget.Sent on 09/28/2020
Jay&Kelsey L. · Getting married on 02/09/2022
The staff at the Perry was excellent! They were always quick to respond to our questions, willing to accommodate our requests, and truly worked with us to make our wedding day special. They also were incredibly accommodating and helpful while navigating a reschedule due to covid; they communicated any policy changes with us quickly, and worked with us to find solutions that work for us and the hotel. We didn't use a wedding planner, and I never felt like I needed one with the Perry. We highly recommend Stafford's Perry Hotel!Sent on 10/07/2020
Kathleen R. · Getting married on 05/10/2021
Beautiful Wedding Venus
We had the best wedding day at the Perry Hotel! From the amazing staff, to the delicious food, to the stunning views from the Rose Room, this venue cannot be beat. Through all the ups and downs of wedding planning during this time, the staff was outstanding at communication and making sure we had the safest celebration. We heard nothing but good comments from all our guests.Sent on 11/02/2020
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