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Top 10 Rated Outdoor Wedding Venues in Michigan

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August 18, 2022

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Groom plants a kiss on bride's forehead during their wedding shoot with Green Holly Photography; image overlaid with text that reads Top Rated Outdoor Wedding Venues in Michigan

Michigan is home to so many beautiful venues, and some of the best outdoor wedding venues in Michigan are drop-dead gorgeous. It’s not finding amazing venues that’s hard, it’s just making that decision over which venue to choose that ends up being the challenge.

We’re going to take a look at some of the top-rated outdoor wedding venues in Michigan so you can see some of the amazing options. Let’s get started!

Top 10 Rated Outdoor Wedding Venues in Michigan

Here are the ten best-rated outdoor wedding venues in Michigan. 

#1 – Shepherd’s Hollow

Clarkston, Michigan

Shepherd’s Hollow is an impressive outdoor venue to kick off the top-rated outdoor wedding venues in Michigan. The garden and golf course are immaculate, and the atrium building you get married in front of is stunning. You’ll have an elegant wedding reception in a beautiful hall, which is a striking construction of glass and steel. Overall, Shepherd’s Hollow is one of the finest outdoor wedding venues in Michigan. 

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Features of Shepherd’s Hollow

↠ It can accommodate 300+ guests.
↠ Handicap Accessible
↠ Liability Insurance included
↠ Wireless internet
↠ Indoor and outdoor event space
↠ The outdoor event space is covered. 
↠ Dressing room
↠ Food & Catering on site

#2 – Grosse Pointe War Memorial 

Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan

This might seem like a strange contender for the highest-rated outdoor wedding venues in Michigan. However, the Grosse Pointe War Memorial is truly a breathtaking venue. It’s a stunning estate along the Detroit River with beautiful surrounding gardens. Not only do you get to enjoy what is an incredible venue, but you also have amazing food, accommodation options, and the impeccable service of the Grosse Pointe War Memorial staff.   

Groom hugs bride from behind as they pose at Grosse Pointe War Memorial, a breathtaking outdoor wedding venue in Michigan

Features of Grosse Pointe War Memorial 

↠ It can accommodate 300+ guests.
↠ Handicap Accessible
↠ Wireless internet
↠ Indoor and outdoor event space
↠ Dressing room
↠ Food & Catering on site

#3 – Meadowbrook Hall 

Rochester, Michigan

Meadowbrook Hall is another one of the incredible outdoor wedding venues in Michigan. The manor is elegant and the gardens are simply divine. You’ll find that the entire estate has a regal feel to it. You can enjoy a wedding indoors or outdoors as both options are available, and both offer something different yet equally beautiful. The meal is provided by Meadowbrook Hall and is customizable according to the couples needs. Naturally, this iconic national historic landmark is the perfect place to host the wedding of the century. 

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Take a look at a wedding I photographed at Meadowbrook Hall to see the beauty in this venue.

Features of Meadowbrook Hall 

↠ It can accommodate 300+ guests.
↠ Handicap Accessible
↠ Indoor and outdoor event space
↠ Food & Catering on site

#4 – Zingerman’s Cornman Farms

Dexter, Michigan

Zingerman’s Cornman Farms is one of the best outdoor wedding venues in Michigan. This incredible venue offers amazing options both indoors and outdoors. There are several different packages to choose from, which all offer amazing options. Furthermore, you can enjoy the venue from 10:00am to midnight and have an event producer guiding you through the process the whole way. The entire Zingerman’s Cornman Farms staff is there to help make your day perfect. 

Outdoor Wedding Venues Michigan

Features of Zingerman’s Cornman Farms

↠ It can accommodate 200+ guests.
↠ Handicap Accessible
↠ Liability Insurance included
↠ Wireless internet
↠ Indoor and outdoor event space
↠ The outdoor event space is covered. 
↠ Dressing room
↠ Food & Catering on site

#5 – Addison Oaks Buhl Estate

Leonard, Michigan

The historic Addison Oaks Buhl Estate is over a century old and oozes elegance and that distinctive English Tudor-style manor home. This stunning estate features impeccably manicured gardens and is perfect for hosting a garden wedding. Additionally, there’s an indoor space in case of inclement weather, and the venue offers catering and bar service. 

I was a part of a beautiful spring wedding at Addison Oaks Buhl Estate, where I captured a gorgeous ceremony and reception for Sara and Steve. 

Features of Addison Oaks Buhl Estate

↠ It can accommodate 300+ guests.
↠ Handicap Accessible
↠ Liability Insurance included
↠ Wireless internet
↠ Indoor and outdoor event space
↠ Dressing room
↠ Food & Catering on site

#6 – Packard Proving Grounds

Shelby Township, Michigan

Packard Proving Grounds in Shelby Township is one of the amazing outdoor wedding venues in Michigan. The Packard Proving Grounds is a 17-acre property that provides a rustic feel with its vintage, circa-1928 buildings. Luckily, there are so many options for where you can have a wedding at the Packard Proving Grounds. The vast property means having ultimate freedom of choice. In addition, there are gorgeous indoor spaces if needed due to unfortunate weather conditions. 

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Features of Packard Proving Grounds

↠ It can accommodate 500 guests.
↠ Handicap Accessible
↠ Wireless internet
↠ Alcohol and catering are the wedding party’s responsibility
↠ Liquor liability insurance is required

#7 – Oakhurst Golf and Country Club

Clarkston, Michigan

Host the wedding of your dreams at the stunning Oakhurst Golf and Country Club. The Oakhurst golf course and surrounding areas provide ample spaces for a beautiful wedding. Raining? Don’t worry! There are great spaces inside the clubhouse if the weather isn’t great for an outdoor wedding. In addition, the venue has onsite catering and bar service, so you’ll be in good hands for such an important event. 

Couple smiling at each other as they hold hands while walking along Oakhurst Golf and Country Club, one of the Top 10 Outdoor Wedding Venues in Michigan

Features of Oakhurst Golf and Country Club

↠ It can accommodate 250+ guests.
↠ Handicap Accessible
↠ Liability Insurance included
↠ Wireless internet
↠ The outdoor event space is covered. 
↠ Dressing room
↠ Food & Catering on site

#8 – Planterra

West Bloomfield, Michigan

Out in West Bloomfield, Planterra is the number one supplier of green decor and plants for malls, offices, and public spaces in Michigan. It’s a stunning botanical venue in a greenhouse. So, technically speaking, Planterra is not an outdoor venue. However, it’s got everything you need to have the outdoor wedding feel without the chance of rain ruining the special occasion. 

Features of Planterra

↠ It can accommodate 200+ guests.
↠ Handicap Accessible
↠ Wireless internet
↠ Indoor garden event space 
↠ Dressing room
↠ Food & Catering on site

#9 – Royal Park Hotel

Rochester, Michigan

The Royal Park Hotel offers a variety of beautiful wedding venue options. You can either use the Belgium Glass Conservatory, Royal Grand Ballroom, and Park Pavilion. The Park Pavillion is the outdoor venue option. It’s a stunning seated area for about 220 guests under a white canopy with crystal chandeliers. The Glass Conservatory is an excellent blend of indoor and outdoor spaces. Being my favorite space, it’s made of glass windows and a steel frame with plants and endless greenery. 

outdoor wedding venues in michigan

I was lucky enough to capture Ashley and Anthony’s beautiful wedding at the Royal Park Hotel!

Features of Royal Park Hotel

↠ It can accommodate 300+ guests.
↠ Handicap Accessible
↠ Indoor event space 
↠ Food & Catering on site

#10 – Shinola Hotel

Detroit, Michigan

The Shinola Hotel in Detroit offers a vibrant space to host a wedding. The conservatory is a lavish space with floor-to-ceiling windows, a glass roof, and plants everywhere. The room is bright yet warm and simply perfect for an elegant ceremony. You’ll be able to host a fair number of guests, and there’s even accommodation available at the Shinola Hotel for out-of-town guests.

Take a look at a wedding I photographed at Shinola Hotel.

Couple posing on a chair next to glass window at the Shinola Hotel, one of the Top 10 Outdoor Wedding Venues in Michigan

Features of Shinola Hotel

↠ It can accommodate 250+ guests.
↠ Onsite accommodation
↠ Handicap Accessible
↠ Liability Insurance included
↠ Wireless internet
↠ The outdoor event space is covered.
↠ Dressing room
↠ Food & Catering on site

Conclusion

These amazing outdoor wedding venues in Michigan are some of the best in the state for a reason. But, of course, a perfect venue needs a good photographer, and that’s where I come in! 

Hey! I’m Holly Kattlegreen. I’m a Michigan-based photographer with an excellent eye for beautiful shots and ready to capture your wedding. I will work with you to craft a well-thought-out photo schedule, and we’ll make sure everything runs smoothly on your big day. So take a look at my portfolio, and let’s chat about your wedding photos.

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