City-by-City Guide: Best Michigan Wedding Hotels

From stellar service to luxe bridal suites, here’s the best of Michigan hotels.

Great Perks

Luxury comes standard at The Inn at St. John’s located in Detroit’s western suburbs in Plymouth. The inn’s European amenities will ensure that all your guests are taken care of -- you’ll find Egyptian cotton sheets, a selection of pillows, and cotton robes in each guest room. But the inn takes it one step further, with flat screen TVs, CD players, and a complimentary newspaper delivered to the door every morning. (734) 414-0600

Romantic Suite

For a bridal suite like none other, check in to Cobblestone Manor, a historic inn in Auburn Hills. The presidential suite features a library (not that you’ll be reading) with a fireplace and two cushy recliners. And, before you hit the sack in your chamber room with a four-poster, king-sized bed, you might want to take advantage of the granite, garden whirlpool tub. (248) 370-8000

Group Accommodations

Nancy Dobry of RSVP Invitations & Bridal Consulting tipped us off to the 1887-built Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island—the perfect place to accommodate all your out-of-towners. Guests can rent bicycles, go horseback riding, or take a dip in the 220-foot long pool. Another plus: children 11 years and under stay and eat for free. (800) 334-7263

Scenic Dinner

Host your rehearsal dinner at the Grand Traverse Resort & Spa’s Trillium restaurant, where the cuisine is decidedly northern Michigan and the international wine list is extensive enough for even the most skeptical of oenophiles. Beyond the food, you’ll love the view -- it’s located on the 16th and 17th floors of the hotel overlooking the Grand Traverse Bay and the resort’s championship golf courses. (231) 534-6000

Elegant Reception

For a traditionally elegant affair, turn to one of the four ballrooms at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel in Grand Rapids. Make a grand entrance in the Imperial Ballroom with its ornate wood ceilings and spiral staircase. Or go more intimate with the Gerald R. and Betty Ford Ballroom with its dome-shaped ceiling, elegant golden valances, and crown moldings. (616) 776-6400

Star Service

Service is key at The Atheneum hotel, located in the heart of Greektown in Detroit. The catering managers won’t just help you plan a seamless wedding reception, but can arrange for hospitality suites as well as free shuttle service for all your out-of-town guests. In the meantime, the hotel concierge can make arrangements for your guests’ travel and activities. (313) 962-1400

Perfect Locale

Set on the east bank of the Saginaw River in downtown Bay City, the Doubletree Hotel Bay City-Riverfront is a great place for all your guests to gather. Warm chocolate chip cookies at check-in are a nice perk, but even better is the fact that no matter where your guests are coming from, the airport is minutes away and plenty of attractions and sites surround the hotel. (989) 891-6000

Outdoor Elegance

For a romantic, outdoor wedding look to the lush green lawn, glimmering fountain, and intimate grounds at The Belvedere Inn & Restaurant in Saugatuck. This 1913-built house has 10 guest rooms. As for the food, take your pick from a seasonal array of entrées freshly prepared by the inn’s part owner and experienced chef. (269) 857-5777

-- Anja Winikka

Courtesy of St. John’s

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