Bavarian Inn Lodge & Conference Center

Frankenmuth, MI

Capacity: 300+ PHONE

Amenities + Details

  • Handicap Accessible

  • On-Site Accommodations

  • Indoor

  • Reception Area

  • Wireless Internet

For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.

Price Range

$$ – Affordable

Venue Capacity



Ballroom, Waterfront, Hotel

Wedding Categories

Bar + Drinks, Food + Catering, Planning, Service Staff

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Contact Info

1 Covered Bridge Lane, Frankenmuth, MI (888) 775-6343

Reviewed on 10/24/2017 Brett L

Charmaine was an absolute pleasure to work with. She did everything in her power to ensure that our vision was brought to fruition. We cannot say a single negative thing about her! Matt (I believe his name was Matt) was amazing too. He was in charge of making sure our ceremony... Read More ran smoothly and he helped out tremendously. Everyone involved went above and beyond to make this day amazing.

Reviewed on 10/19/2017 Jordan F

My wedding was perfect!! Charmaine was so helpful the entire time we were planning! She would call or email back the same day if I had any questions and made the whole planning for the venue so easy! The entire staff was amazing. Very friendly and helpful!! The food was the best... Read More food I've ever had at any wedding! All of my guests even said the food was the best. The ceremony was inside and it was so beautiful. Everything from rehearsal to the wedding night ran so smoothly because of the staff of the lodge. :)

Reviewed on 10/12/2017 Lea M

First of all, Charmaine is the BEST event planner! She is so patient and helpful and ALWAYS answering all the questions! The hall is beautiful, they even helped me decorate the day of because my family and I are from out of town. The wait staff and all the employees did... Read More everything they could to make our day absolutely perfect and it was just that!! Everything was VERY affordable and the city is so beautiful you just can't pass it up! Perfect! Absolutely perfect!!!

Reviewed on 10/12/2017 Jamie C

Where to begin!?? My wedding day was perfect! From the ease of planning to the event itself. Everyone was amazing! Great price amazing food, wonderful staff. Would highly recommend this venue to anyone looking into it!

Reviewed on 9/10/2017 Marti K

Best day of MY LIFE! And the Bavarian Inn Lodge team made it happen. I was married this June and I cannot say enough GREAT things about everyone at the Lodge. Their attention to detail, planning process, working with my vendors, the list goes on and on. The day of, they made... Read More sure Everything was perfect! I was WOWed when I walked into the banquet rooms. For the rehearsal dinner we were in the River Rooms on the main level. They recently redid these and they look beautiful. We had a themed menu and the team decorated each buffet to match. We heard nothing but compliments on the food, great service, food, location, food, etc. Our wedding reception was upstairs in the Composer Rooms. Walking up those beautiful stairs, my breath was taken away. I am a very detail orientated person and everything was executed plus a few things I didn’t think of. The service was right on with salads after our speeches/toasts and we utilized the Mix & Mingle for our buffets, which worked out GREAT. They accommodated all my special requests and dietary restrictions for our guests. Our wedding was over two months ago and we are still hearing compliments on the exceptional food, drink, customer service, etc. What was even more convenient, our guests could stay right there. There is plenty of parking and after the reception those that chose went upstairs to their hotel rooms. We experienced a Win/Win in all areas. Sunday morning we enjoyed an amazing brunch with over 35 items I believe. The piano player did a wonderful job and took requests, including from my 6 years nephew. Any future events, meetings, or parties I want to have them at the Bavarian Inn Lodge in Frankenmuth, MI. I worked in Chicago for 9 years planning events for up to 9,000 people. The team at the Lodge know what they are doing from food, service, AV.... their hospitality is unmatched! I cannot say enough good things about my experience at the Bavarian Inn Lodge. If you are looking for a venue that with make any event unforgettable, look no further than the Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn Lodge. I highly recommend this property!

Reviewed on 9/05/2017 Aaron H

Absolutely wonderful venue to get married! I had my ceremony in the court yard and my reception in the river rooms and I couldn't be happier with how it turned out. Charmaine was my cooridinator and she was amazing. Highly recommend!

Reviewed on 6/12/2017 Rachel G

I had my ceremony at the Bavarian Inn Courtyard and it was beautiful. The workers were very helpful while also staying behind the scenes so we could enjoy that special moment with family and friends. I HIGHLY recommend this venue.

Reviewed on 5/11/2017

The Bavarian Inn Lodge was the perfect place for our entire wedding day! From the ceremony to the reception, to brunch the next morning, everything was amazing! Charmaine our wedding coordinator was so so helpful, took care of every detail, and was always available for us. We... Read More are so thankful that we chose Bavarian Inn Lodge for our special day!

Reviewed on 10/14/2016 Ashlee A

My husband and I were just married on 10/8/2016 at the Bavarian Inn Lodge and I cannot express how amazing everything was! The staff is unbelievably friendly and accommodating and really went out of their way to make our day special. The scenery is gorgeous for an outside... Read More ceremony and they setup and decorated our reception room for us. The food was amazing and our guests had nothing but compliments on the entire day and all raved about the food as well. I would absolutely recommend this venue for your ceremony and reception.

Reviewed on 9/26/2016 Jennifer W

We would recommend the Bavarian Inn a million times over! We had both our ceremony (outside on the patio) and reception (upstairs in the composer room) there. The whole planning process was easy and they were so friendly and helpful with all my questions. They offered... Read More suggestions where I needed help and provided me with a list of frequently used vendors, all of which we were very happy with as well! They went above and beyond to assure everything was taken care of and stress free, the whole day went perfectly! The food was delicious and the wait staff very friendly and prompt, my only complaint is that the day went by too quickly! It's an absolutely beautiful venue and the prices were very reasonable, you won't be disappointed!

Reviewed on 7/13/2016

We had our ceremony and reception at the Lodge and couldn't be more thrilled with how everything turned out! The staff was so helpful throughout the entire planning process. They offered advice on vendors and tips for a smooth ceremony. The day of, we were treated so well and... Read More the staff made everything stress-free. The ceremony was outside on the patio and was so beautiful! The reception area was in the river rooms and had a very romantic feel to it. To top it all off, prices were very reasonable! It was a "destination wedding" without much of a drive for my guests. I would highly recommend!

Reviewed on 6/28/2016

Wonderfully accommodating. They did everything like second nature. we were not there prior to the ceremony(helping the bride dress) or for the start of the reception (photos). I was a little stressed wondering how everything was going. I should not have worried. They had... Read More everything beautiful done and running perfectly. The staff were wonderful and the setting was perfect.

Reviewed on 6/12/2016 Heather S

We had an amazing experience with the Bavarian Inn Lodge! Char and Leonard were both friendly and very easy to work with. I spent months working with Char and she was very helpful with any questions, comments, or updates I had. Judy Zehnder Keller was personally at our... Read More reception to welcome us. The front desk and banquet staff were also wonderful! So happy we chose the Bavarian Inn Lodge as our wedding reception venue!

Reviewed on 5/29/2016 Elizabeth I

We had our reception at the Bavarian Inn Lodge and would absolutely recommend it to anyone considering! The event crew (Leonard, Shannon, etc.) were absolutely wonderful to work with and made planning so easy. Our guests complimented us throughout the night on our wonderful... Read More location, the excellent food, and most of all the exceptional service of the staff at Bavarian! If you are at all planning to have your wedding in Frankenmuth, there is truly no better option!

Reviewed on 5/16/2016 Delisa V

I got married at the Bavarian Inn on 05/07/16. It was all that I wanted it to be and more. All the staff were amazing and I thank them so very much for making our day so special. I highly recommend this venue to my family and friends. The perfect "destination" wedding location... Read More right in our back yard. Delisa L.

Reviewed on 11/27/2015 Melanie C

We Tbooked the Bavarian Inn Lodge for my son's wedding. Even though we live 2 hours away, the Lodge took care of all the details of the wedding. They recommended vendors for us and they turned out to be great!! Chris was our wedding coordinator (works for the Lodge) and was... Read More excellent!!!! We really felt pampered and important. The wedding was awesome!!!! People loved it!!! They took care of our every need. Very accommodating.!!! I would absolutely recommend having a wedding, party, etc. here!!!!

Reviewed on 10/25/2015

The Bavarian Inn Lodge does an excellent job. I made my decorations and they set them up for me. They made it look so good. They are really awesome in helping you plan your event. I am so glad I chose to have my wedding there. They also give you a honeymoon suite free the night... Read More of your wedding which I think is neat. The Jacuzzi tub was wonderful after dancing all night long. What makes it so nice about having your wedding at the lodge is you don't have to worry about anything. The food is awesome all my guests loved the food.

Reviewed on 10/19/2015 Blair C

To have my wedding in Frankenmuth was a dream of mine. I never thought in a million years that it would be affordable. However, the Bavarian Inn's prices are some of the lowest venues that we visited. I was beyond impressed with the professionalism and helpfulness of all of... Read More the staff! Char was always willing to go above and beyond to answer my questions and always gave me a lot of notice when it came to deadlines. On the day of the wedding, the entire day went perfectly thanks to the staff. In addition, the owner (Julie Zehnder) actually came and congratulated my husband and I and thanked us for having our wedding at Bavarian Inn. I was blown away with all of the amazing staff and the venue as a whole. I would definitely suggest Bavarian Inn for a wedding!

Reviewed on 10/07/2015 Andrea V

The staff at the Bavarian inn exceeded my expectations! We had personal service at the head table for the reception for my husband and I as well as for the bridal party. Our guests complimented multiple times how the managers and staff kept checking in on them at the tables to... Read More see if the food was good and if they needed anything. The event coordinator was constantly available and would make sure my parents were satisfied and if they had any complaints that could be fix right away. Many of my guests said the food was the best wedding dinner they have ever had. I had a wedding of 275 and the price point we came out on was truly amazing for what we got. I wouldn't have changed a thing. Many of the guests have contacted our parents to compliment on their overall experience. Also the personal touches we received as the bride and groom were amazing. We were treated like royalty that night.

Daddy's Little Girl

Reviewed on 10/30/2014

Imagine your only daughters dream wedding weekend, with months of planning, guests coming from many states and planning every detail. The goal was to have an all inclusive event, where your Grandma would even stay late during the reception. Now imagine the weekend arriving,... Read More and at the rehearsal dinner the first person asks, " why are you, the Father of the bride, not stressed"? This scene repeated itself many times during the weekend, and I honestly replied, "I personally do not have a worry in the world"! Now, I'm a very protecting father who would not hesitate to voice my opinion if my child was disappointed or concerned about something. This never happened and our investment and trust in the Bavarian Inn was worth every penny. Mrs. Zender actually rearranged my tie before walking my beautiful daughter down the aisle. The family members and guests left Sunday satisfied with the hospitality and are planning a return trip to enjoy again. Stress never entered my mind and that incredible weekend will live in are hearts forever! Thank you Bavarian Inn!!

Best Day of My Life

Reviewed on 10/23/2014

I couldn't of asked for a more perfect day. Bavarian Inn did everything for me and I had no stress. I loved every minute of that day. We had a lot of out of town guests and it worked perfectly with no complications. I am going to recommend this venue for EVERYONE that... Read More asks!!!

Wonderful 1920's themed wedding at the Bavarian Inn Lodge

Reviewed on 10/02/2014 Stephanie F

If we had to do our whole wedding and reception over again, we wouldn't change a thing! From planning the wedding ceremony to the reception details, the Bavarian Inn Lodge was awesome every step of the way. They helped me pick out top-of-the-line vendors who did an amazing job... Read More and they gave me a venue coordinator and a banquet coordinator who saw to my every need and helped make things run smoothly both before our event and the day of. My guests were amazed at how beautiful everything was, how delicious the food was, and how courteous, enthusiastic, and helpful all of the staff were.

What a wonderful wedding!

Reviewed on 9/14/2014

I cannot thank the staff at the Bavarian Inn Lodge enough for executing a flawless weekend wedding. All of our guests had a wonderful time. Our coordinator Charmaine was a great help and always available to answer our questions or to help us with recommendations to meet our... Read More needs, especially since we were planning the wedding from long distance. We held our rehearsal dinner, wedding reception and next day breakfast at the Lodge. Every detail was handled so efficiently and with such professionalism that we knew we were in good hands. As parents of the bride, we had the best time. The Composer Rooms were so elegant and the food plentiful and delicious. The staff were always accessible and worked with us as if we were family. We thank all of them, especially Judy Zehnder for caring enough to make us feel special. Our hotel guests, enjoyed the facilities and hospitality. Thanks to all, again, for hosting our beautiful wedding!

Daughter's Wedding

Reviewed on 8/16/2014

Our daughter's wedding reception was held here. We received so many compliments on the venue, service, staff and food and still have a week later! Everything was awesome!! I made my daughter's cake and needed to complete it there. They were so accommodating and helpful you... Read More would have thought we were family! No request throughout the entire process was too big nor too small. We can't thank Char and the entire staff enough for a true dream come true!! The food was fabulous. Everyone raved about the entire menu (of course their famous chicken). Do try the salmon with the rice pilaf-it's the best we've had in some time! I don't want to forget to mention my daughter (bride) is gluten free and was provided a gluten free meal. There's tons to do in Frankenmuth and you'll enjoy a great stay at the Bavarian Inn Lodge

Wonderful Venue

Reviewed on 8/16/2014

I got married at the Bavarian Inn Lodge on 8/8/14. They were wonderful to work with. The sales team was phenomenal in answering all of my questions, meeting with me to show me the space, and helping me figure out exactly what I want on my wedding day. The banquet team was also... Read More wonderful on the day of the rehearsal and wedding. They made sure everything ran smoothly and was checking in with me throughout the day to ensure that I and my guests were pleased. We got married outside on the terrace, and it was a lovely place to have a ceremony. I had so many compliments from guests regarding the food, scenery, and overall atmosphere. I would absolutely recommend getting married at the Bavarian Inn Lodge!