Rustic Weddings Along the Lakeshore

It’s time to plan your wedding. There are numerous things to consider…the wedding date, who the bridal party will be, how many guests to invite, and of course, where to hold the wedding and reception at. Will your wedding be traditional and be held at a church? Do you want it to be romantic and held on the sandy beaches of Lake Michigan? Or how about having your dream wedding at the family farm…have you ever considered a rustic wedding?

Rustic weddings seem to be all the rage recently. Think of a vintage-setting, maybe held within an old but beautiful barn, or on a traditional farm, or even an open field in a country setting. One of the best ways to make an indoor wedding ceremony or reception rustic is to bring nature indoors. Brides with a rustic wedding in mind typically think of decorations that include burlap, mason jars, field flowers, pine cones, and other natural, rustic decor. In a way, if you are thrifty, having a rustic wedding can save you some money, especially when choosing your decor and location of the event.

Gloria Ann’s Catering
(231) 277-8300 Ludington, MI 49431

At Gloria Ann’s Catering, we guarantee delicious food and friendly, professional service. We’re fully licensed and offer a wide range of services with plenty of flexibility to meet your needs. We specialize in unique food presentation and high quality menu items. We also feature take-out and delivery for most menu items.

Rustic Wedding Venues in West Michigan

The West Michigan area has many locations to hold a rustic wedding. There are several barns that are available to be rented out for special events, and some even come equipped with tables, chairs, restrooms, and sometimes a kitchen. Some people might think it strange to host a wedding in a barn, but in reality, they can be the most gorgeous weddings you can imagine.

Shagway Arts Barn in Hamlin Township (Ludington)

Looking for a beautiful, rustic location to host your special event? Shagway Arts Barn is an historical, newly restored barn with a loft and deck, filled with art from over 30 local artists. The Barn deck is the perfect spot for a small wedding ceremony, or take it outdoors in one of the many fields for more space! There are 40 acres of land that the Barn sits upon, and they are a beautiful setting for a wedding or special event. The Barn and many of the surrounding areas including the restroom on site are handicap accessible.

Sunset Bluff Resort on Hamlin Lake (Ludington)

If you’ve always dreamed of getting married against the backdrop of a beautiful lake, then Sunset Bluff Resort is the place to call. The name says it all–this charming resort sits on a wooded bluff overlooking Upper Hamlin Lake, where you can view some of the most spectacular sunsets around. All 40 acres of Sunset Bluff Resort are in a peaceful, quiet area which is perfect for your special day.

To Assist with Planning Your Special Day, Check Out These Wedding Related Links…

Bridal Shops & Tuxedo Rental— Let these bridal and tuxedo shops help you outfit your entire bridal party.

Florists — Let the West Michigan experts help you choose just the right floral design for your event, available in any price range.

Food & Drink — These businesses are ready to make your dream cake, prepare an amazing meal, and serve tasty libations, no matter what your budget is.

Jewelers — Visit one of the West Michigan jewelers to find your perfect engagement and wedding rings.

Lodging — West Michigan hotels, motels and bed and breakfasts have all the amenities to make you and your guests comfortable.

Music — Unless you have your own sound equipment and awesome tunes, hire a DJ or band to do it all for you!

Photography — Your wedding is such a special day. You’ll want to make sure to hire a photographer to capture all the special moments before, during, and after the ceremony and throughout the reception.

Salons — West Michigan salons offer multiple services, such as tanning, nails, hair, and spa amenities to help you look and feel your best on your special day.

Services — Planning, organizing, and cleaning up after a big event can be a very time-consuming job, so don’t hesitate to enlist the services of one of these fine lakeshore businesses.

Venues — Whether it be big or small, your ceremony and reception are once in a lifetime events! Check out these businesses to hold your celebration in.