New venues are constantly popping up in our area (West Michigan), as well as throughout the state. They often go unnoticed, and with COVID even more so. The popular Michigan venues fill up 2-3 years in advance, so this post is dedicated to some hidden gems we’ve found that might still have availability.
The Black Sheep Shelter – South Haven, MI
This venue has a barn-like setting with a covered wedding ceremony space, as well as a sheltered reception area and built-in bar. They have tons of trees and it is situated in the family’s property where they have vast amounts of plants, as well as some chickens. During the spring, there’s lots of greenery, and during the fall the colors just pop. They are a newer venue, but have great reviews from past brides!
The Weaver House At Pine Bend Park – West Olive, MI
This little historic home is located in the woods near Lake Michigan in West Olive, MI. It is an Ottawa County Park, which means that the rates are a TON better than renting a typical venue. You can use the website above to see what they offer. In addition to the historic home, there is also a ceremony space. All you need is a tent for your reception, chairs, and decor.
Mid-Town Center – Holland, MI
This venue is an old school house and library that has been turned into a wedding venue. They donate a portion of all proceeds, and even have decor that you can rent from them. They have one giant wall of windows, which brings in natural light, and they have a stage area for dancing.
A Cut Above – Saugatuck, MI
This venue is situated in the woods, which makes it perfect for just about any time of year. They have an outdoor ceremony space near a covered bridge, and lots of space to take photos. They also have a lodge/reception area with an upper balcony, guest room, and space to party. As you can see, they also have tons of color in the fall months!
Day One Bridal – Holland, MI
There are SO many ways that you can use this space. It can be your “getting ready” space with the girls, an intimate ceremony space, rehearsal dinner, and more! The owners do such a great job making sure you have a wonderful wedding day, no matter how long they are a part of it.
There are so many wedding venues to choose from in the West Michigan area!