29 total reviews
My husband and I planned our winter wedding while we were living in Alaska and then Washington. Half the time we were planning our wedding I was working nights in the arctic yet the Perry still made everything so easy that everything went well the night of our wedding. We had guests travelling from Colorado, Massachusetts, Illinois, Texas, South Carolina, Maryland, and probably a few other places I'm forgetting. It was also in March in the midst of the 12+ feet of snow Michigan had that winter. We could not have done it without Lauren and Debbie's help. The Perry was incredibly accommodating and made long distance planning much easier. One of my uncle's had Down's syndrome and he traveled with my parents to the wedding. the Perry's staff made his stay exciting and comfortable for him as well as alleviating my parent's stress. The day after the wedding, I overheard the bartenders calling him over by name just to ask how his stay was and see if he had a good time. The Perry's staff made everyone feel special and went above and beyond to help out. The food was all wonderful, everything from our guests breakfast every morning, to the food the night of the wedding, and the breakfast we had the morning after. The Perry opened our room up for us a day in advance just so I could hang my wedding dress there after I had it steamed (it flew across country in a space bag). They also coordinated with all our vendors so we had even less to worry about. Speaking of vendors, I'd highly recommend going with the Perry's list of vendors, they chose very wisely. Their prices were very reasonable for everything that was included. We obviously got married in the budget off wedding season which was further helpful. In addition, getting married in the off season meant the whole weekend felt like our special weekend, the front desk had decorations that said, "Miriam and Travis" up the whole time. We have received many compliments from our family and friends and are so glad we had our wedding at the Perry.
When I told people I was getting married during winter in Northern Michigan they though I was crazy! Stafford's Perry Hotel provided the perfect environment for a winter wedding, it was beautiful and more than I ever could have imagined. The staff was amazing, the venue gorgeous, the food was to die for and the staff beyond accommodating. The majority of my wedding guests had to travel four hours in the snow to attend my wedding and every single one has told me it was the best wedding they've ever been to!
From the first day we went to visit the Perry and it was rainy and 40 degrees, but the view was still breath-taking and the staff very accommodating, we knew this was the place for us. Throughout the planning process, even from long distance on the other side of the state, Lauren and the rest of the Perry staff knew what they were doing. She was so supportive and helpful through every small and big decision. If you are interested in a Northern MI wedding, and want a beautiful view, great food, wonderful staff, and an accommodating hotel all in one, the Perry is the answer. It has the perfect combination of a small town hotel with the ability to accommodate all of your family and friends. Having our wedding reception at the Perry was worth every penny and we cannot say thank you enough to them for allowing us to have the best wedding ever!
My husband and I always thought it would be great to get married Up North but seeing as a majority of our guests would be traveling from our of state we didn't know it was logistically possible. After looking for venues in the Detroit area we just couldn't find something that felt like what we wanted. After seeing pictures of weddings at The Perry we knew it was perfect and are so glad we picked it!
We were a little worried about planning a long distance wedding since we currently live in Ohio but Lauren & Angie were SO helpful leading up to the wedding with every detail. It was a pretty stress-free wedding planning process from begining to end. They were extremely responsive to any question my mother or I had and very good at communicating each step of the planning process.
The Rose Garden was absolutely beautiful for the ceremony and the tented outdoor space was perfect for the reception. We had the most beautiful view overlooking Little Traverse Bay and have received so many compliments from guests as to how beautiful the wedding was.
The staff at the hotel treated all of our guests wonderfully and were so accomodating. I would definitely recommend The Perry to anyone who is considering an Up North wedding.
Just had my wedding at the Perry a few weeks ago and could not have been happier. Lauren and Angie made planning a breeze - they gave great vendor recommendations and were always so quick to reply to any of our questions. The entire staff at the Perry was very accommodating and friendly - our guests even commented on how nice everyone was and that the staff knew their names by the end of the wedding weekend! Just loved the location - perfect for walking around town and gorgeous lake views. And if you are good at getting your guests to book early, you can basically take over the whole hotel which makes for a very fun and intimate wedding weekend.
My goodness ... we have lived in Northern Michigan for 30 years, and the Stafford's Perry Hotel's Rose Garden Veranda still took our breath away! What an incredibly gorgeous setting for a wedding reception!!! Even for a June 7th wedding after a very long cold winter, the garden was still lush and green, and the view was spectacular ... even on a hazy day. The venue is so unique, so functional, so intimate, and so representative of all of Northern Michigan's natural beauty. Our guests were in complete awe of the setting's total loveliness.
The accolades don't stop with the setting. The food was outstanding! The appetizers were extra special and delicious, as was the Perry Bibb Salad and Entree (which was also cooked and served to perfection)! The wait staff was extremely professional, friendly, and efficient. They truly provided a fine dining experience for our guests in a romantic garden setting. Many commented on just how special they felt!
Having no experience in wedding planning, Lauren was not only a "Godsend" but also a complete "joy" to work with. She was so knowledgeable, so informative, so organized, so thorough, and so kind ... totally client oriented from start to finish! When the Perry Hotel tells you they are a complete full service wedding venue - believe it because they are! The details of the reception were preplanned and organized, articulated to all involved, and executed to perfection - totally allowing us to be worry free and to fully enjoy the beautiful celebration of the day. They also do an outstanding job working with any additional vendors you may or may not be using. It is clear that the Perry Hotel and its staff take great pride in delivering quality. We couldn't be more thrilled with our decision in choosing them to host our reception!!!
We fell in love with the location and the venue upon visiting it a year ago. We had heard great things about the service and hospitality from locals as well as friends and family...as a result we had high expectations for the weekend. The only thing in question was the weather (as we all know Memorial weekend in Northern Michigan can be hit or miss).
We were completely blown away by the level of service and hospitality provided by the Stafford's Perry Hotel. There was no stone unturned and it was truly a magical experience. From the moment we checked in to the very last dance, we were awestruck in how perfect everything came together.
Working with the the Perry Hotel was seamless and the staff was very accommodating and professional. The location, the Rose Garden Veranda, overlooking the bay could not have been more ideal. Timing was impeccable, the food was incredible, and the weather was in our favor (75 and sunny).
All of our guests said this was the best wedding they have ever been to, and coming from a very large ethnic family, that says a lot!
We can't say enough about how wonderful are experience was at the Stafford's Perry Hotel and hold them in the highest regard.
The Perry is beautiful,and I am so lucky to have had my wedding there. I could write a novel about how incredible everything was, from the food to the service to the people (Lauren and Caroline are the absolute best), but I'll try to keep it simple. Everyone at the Perry made our wedding absolutely perfect, from the beginning of the planning process to the party after our reception. They were flexible, accommodating, helpful, and kind every step of the way. I didn't have to worry about a thing on the day of my wedding because Lauren and Caroline were taking care of it all for me! We got rave reviews from our guests, and I cannot imagine our wedding being any better than it was.
I recently had my wedding at the Perry Hotel in Petoskey, Michigan and it was wonderful! My husband and I wanted an unique venue for our guests and the Perry Hotel was perfect. We worked with Angie and she was amazing. Such a great person to work with throughout our year of planning. We could not have done it without her! It rained off and on during our wedding day and Angie made sure I was calm and our guest were taken care of. We were a tad disappointed in the food (the steak and fish were great but the sides were not what were were expecting. Angie knew that they weren't great so she didn't make us pay for the sides which was very nice). Overall a wonderful experience and great place to hold a wedding!
The Rose Garden Veranda at the Perry Hotel is a stunning location for a wedding. Our guests are still talking about it. We worked with Lauren and Angie, who where both very helpful and professional from the beginning of our planning. We had a fairly small wedding of 75 people and did a strolling appetizer dinner, the food was delicious! Everything came together and we couldn't be happier with the results of our day! Angie was our day of the wedding coordinator, working with her kept me relaxed and happy the entire day. The staff at the Perry was friendly and helpful. We had such a memorable time and we will be back to celebrate our anniversaries in the future.
We got married at the Perry Hotel on the rose garden veranda in August, 2012. The venue is absolutely beautiful, and the view of Lake Michigan is stunning. I couldn't imagine a more perfect place to watch the sun set and enjoy the beautiful views of Little Traverse Bay. The staff was amazing, and the food was perfect. The event staff was so attentive and did everything they could to help us prepare for our wedding. They made our day absolutely perfect!
I recently had my wedding at Stafford's Perry Hotel and I can't really say it was a wedding, it was a fairtytale. When I originally decided to get married at the Perry, it was Mid-December and I was looking at a Mid-September wedding in the rose garden. With snow on the ground and frigid temperatures, it was hard to picture the magical day. Then came Angie, the wedding coordinator who painted the picture with so much vibrance, I knew that was where we were getting married. She was so kind and gracious to us and even when we made a surprise visit to the hotel during the summer, she made sure to take the time to show us around and let us look at a wedding that was being set up that day. The week before my wedding, the forecast was cold and rainy, something no one with an outdoor wedding wants to see, but Angie and Lauren were so upbeat and positive, I had hope that our day would be ok. On September 15th it was sunny without a cloud in the sky, the weather was near 70 with no wind. It was perfect and the wedding was a dream. Angie was there to make sure everything went smooth and my other vendors said she was the best coordinator they had ever worked with. The rose garden was so beautiful with the flowers and the fountain, I was blown away. How could my wedding day be exactly as I had dreamed and more? With the view of Little Traverse bay and the breathtaking sunset, our guests no longer wondered why we decided to get married up north. I have had so many people come up to me and say it was the best, most beautiful wedding they had ever been to and that was because of the Perry Hotel. If you are looking to plan a destination wedding, or from the area, please look at the Perry Hotel. From its beautiful architecture, to its Northern Michigan history, to the gorgeous Rose Garden and view of the bay, it is hands down the best place to get married. The price is expensive, but it is completely worth it and everything will be taken care of their highly trained and capable staff. The food is also guaranteed to knock your socks off, best wedding food I have ever had. My husband and I are already planning another trip up there, because we miss it so much and it has only been a little over a month.
Thank you Stafford's Perry Hotel for making our wedding a dream come true!
-Theresa and Nick
This place had everything under controll and made all my thoughts and ideas come out better than ever! I would recommend this place for any event to anyone! I did not rate the value of this place because it would not be considered a cheap place. However for the outstanding service and quality they offer, you are paying for what you get, which is above a 5 star rating.
Everything was amazing, from the view to the dance floor - food was a hit all around and the staff made sure everyone was happy. The wedding planners are miracle workers, couldn't have gone more smoothly!
We had our wedding ceremony and reception at Stafford's Perry Hotel in Petoskey, Michigan this summer. We also held our rehearsal dinner and morning after brunch there. I can't say enough about how much we love this hotel and how great the service there is. All of the staff at the hotel and the events were professional and so helpful. The food was amazing--our guests still rave about our wedding food. Angie was wonderful at answering all of our questions and helping to plan everything. The Rose Garden Veranda (our venue) was absolutely beautiful. We can't wait to return for our honeymoon!
The view of Lake Michigan from the veranda is truely beautiful! All of our guests loved the atmosphere and the unique style the hotel itself offers.
The Perry Hotel is beautiful, that goes without saying, but the event coordinators and the rest of the staff at The Perry made planning our wedding so very easy. I wish all vendors were this easy to work with! I communicated mostly with the event coordinators via email, which is best for me as I work in a cubicle environment. They always got back to me right away with a straight answer. I was never made to feel as though I was a bother. We live 4 hours from The Perry so the distance could have made planning a wedding extremely stressful, but with all of the guidance we received from the event coordinators (vendor list, suggestions of what other weddings have done) I really think that our wedding planning experience was less stressful than most. So happy we chose The Perry!
I got married at the Perry 9.17.11 and it was an amazing experience. The staff was amazing, food delicious, venue gorgeous, and I've had dozens of my guests tell me it was the best wedding they have ever been to.
Plus, they gave me a list of vendors to work with ALL of which worked out perfectly, which was amazing since I lived 4 hours away and couldn't personally check them out in advance.
Debbie Norris and Allison and the staff at the Perry were amazing. Our guests were rich in the praise for the staff and Allison and Debbie answered any questions we had leading up to the walk down the aisle and after at the reception. The food was perfect. The mushroom dish for a veggie fans was delish as was the pork and white fish. We didn't even get any appetizers because our guests ate them so fast! The house wine was a hit with everyone as well. I cannot say enough about how much I enjoyed getting married in the Rose Garden Veranda and having the reception as well.
Everything was perfect at the Perry Hotel. I did not have one worry on my wedding day as everything had been taken care of. My every wish was fulfilled and all the small details that make a wedding amazing - they made sure to do to the full degree.
The venue is absolutely gorgeous. Probably one of the best views in Northern Michigan. We had the greatest time and wish we could re-live the night, thanks to the Perry Hotel.
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Stafford's Perry Hotel - Petoskey
Welcome to Stafford's Perry Hotel. Capture the grace and romance of a bygone era with a wedding overlooking Little Traverse Bay. Indoor and outdoor event space with full-service catering and creative dining options. Our on-site planners stand ready to make your wedding a truly landmark memory.
- Price Range: $$$
- Amenities: Indoor Ceremony Area, Liquor License, On the Water, Onsite Catering, Onsite Overnight Accommodations, Onsite Parking, Onsite Wedding Consultant, Outdoor Ceremony Area, Outdoor Reception Area, Site Fee, Tented Area, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
- Capacity: Up to 200
- Style: Hotel/Resort, Mansion/Historic Site
awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013