« PRESQUE ISLE »
1. The Presque Isle Lighthouses Enjoy the romance of lighthouse
life. The Old and New Presque Isle lighthouses are
enchanting venues for your wedding with their charming
atmosphere, historical ambiance, and endless breathtaking
« POSEN »
2. Hemlock Hills on Mill Pond Create everlasting
memories at the historic Elowsky Grist Mill. This newly
renovated property offers elegant, rustic ambiance with
modern amenities. With a majestic barn, plenty of lodging,
and a stunning landscape, you truly have to see it to
« HILLMAN »
3. Thunder Bay Resort Have the fairy tale wedding
you’ve always dreamed of, complete with a horse drawn
carriage. This elk preserve and golf resort is nestled in
the beautiful Northeast Michigan woodlands.
4. Northern Shore Lodge Nestled peacefully between
two lakes, crystal clear waters surround the
groomed grounds of this English style mansion.
Pair it with the amazing amenities, and your guests
are sure to enjoy a relaxing evening celebrating you!
« HUBBARD LAKE »
5. Churchill Pointe Inn This 1920’s era
country inn is centered on a picturesque
peninsula overlooking beautiful Hubbard
Lake. An in-house chef
can help you design a personalized
menu for your
reception dinner, and there
are 8 rooms available for
« ALPENA »
6. Alpena Antique Tractor and Steam Engine Club offers 35 acres of
private country woodland and open field, a rustic barn with stage, and
an indoor food hall. Tall trees, rolling fields, and campsites provide a
blissful and effortless location for your wedding celebration.
7. Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan Take a step back in time
and hold your wedding ceremony in historic Spratt Church, located
behind the museum. Create a night to remember and host the reception
or cocktail party inside the 42,000 square foot Besser Museum.
8. Rotary Mill Island is a small hidden island tucked away on the
Thunder Bay River, right behind the Thunder Bay National Marine
Sanctuary. Hold your intimate ceremony under the island gazebo, and
your reception at one of the nearby facilities across the river.
9. Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary Heritage Center Host
your ceremony or reception on the Center’s rooftop for a first class
view of the river, arrange a cocktail party reception inside the maritime
museum, add a tent along the river, or do all three! The possibilities
10. Lady Michigan Alpena Shipwreck Tours Arrange a private
charter tour to Shipwreck Alley! Whether it be a rehearsal
dinner, wedding ceremony, or part of a reception,
this double decker boat will provide one festivity you
11. Art in the Loft fine arts center and gallery is located
on the third floor of the historic Center Building
in downtown Alpena. Its authentic old industrial
style, paired with the great art pieces adorning the
walls, makes it easy to turn this loft into a sophisticated
1 2 . Island Park is a true hidden treasure.
Cross the covered wooden walking
bridge and you’ll find a 17 acre island
is surrounded by a 500 acre Thunder
Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. Hold the
ceremony on the island, and the
reception at one of the nearby
13. The Fletcher
This old train depot is
located on the Thunder
Bay River, just an easy
walk from downtown
and the Thunder Bay
National Marine Sanctuary.
The large sunny
windows and spacious
lawn create an ideal environment
for a classy
yet playful wedding.
Love is always in the air in the Sanctuary of the Great Lakes.
Looking for an unusual, unique, out of the box
location for your wedding ceremony or reception?
From lighthouses and museums, to islands, a rooftop, and even
a historic flour mill, the Alpena area offers a multitude of
unique destination venues.
Wedding Bliss at the Old
Presque Isle Lighthouse;
Courtesy Sarah Sanders
44 Sanctuary of the Great Lakes