Beautiful Rustic Weddings in West Michigan

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It's time to plan your wedding. There are numerous things to consider...the wedding date, who the bridal party will be, how many guests to invite, and of course, where to hold the wedding and reception at. Will your wedding be traditional and be held at a church? Do you want it to be romantic and held on the sandy beaches of Lake Michigan? Or how about having your dream wedding at the family farm...have you ever considered a rustic wedding?

Rustic weddings seem to be all the rage recently. Think of a vintage-setting, maybe held within an old but beautiful barn, or on a traditional farm, or even an open field in a country setting. One of the best ways to make an indoor wedding ceremony or reception rustic is to bring nature indoors. Brides with a rustic wedding in mind typically think of decorations that include burlap, mason jars, field flowers, pine cones, and other natural, rustic decor. In a way, if you are thrifty, having a rustic wedding can save you some money, especially when choosing your decor and location of the event.

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Rustic Wedding Venues in West Michigan

The West Michigan area has many locations to hold a rustic wedding. There are several barns that are available to be rented out for special events, and some even come equipped with tables, chairs, restrooms, and sometimes a kitchen. Some people might think it strange to host a wedding in a barn, but in reality, they can be the most gorgeous weddings you can imagine.

Shagway Arts Barn--Hamlin Lake (Ludington)

Looking for a beautiful, rustic location to host your special event? Shagway Arts Barn is an historical, newly restored barn with a loft and deck, filled with art from over 30 local artists. The Barn deck is the perfect spot for a small wedding ceremony, or take it outdoors in one of the many fields for more space! There are 40 acres of land that the Barn sits upon, and they are a beautiful setting for a wedding or special event. The Barn and many of the surrounding areas including the restroom on site are handicap accessible.


Historic White Pine Village--Ludington

To exchange your vows in a unique atmosphere, rent the non-denominational Chapel at Historic White Pine Village. Set upon a hilltop with a beautiful view, the quaint chapel will seat up to 80 guests, and adds a nostalgic feeling to your wedding.


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Bakeries -- These businesses are ready to make your dream cake, whether it be big or small, no matter what your budget is.
Banquet Rooms -- Whether it be big or small, your reception is a once in a lifetime party! Check out these businesses to hold your celebration in.
Bridal Shops -- Let these local bridal shops help you find your dream wedding gown.
Caterers -- Take some extra stress off your shoulders and hire a local caterer to serve you and your guests a celebratory meal they will remember!
Churches -- If you're looking to hold your wedding ceremony in a church, take a look at these local churches.
Decorations & Rentals -- Purchasing your own decorations, seating, linens, and equipment can cost a lot of money! Look into renting what you need to save you stress and money.
DJ's & Entertainment -- Unless you have your own sound equipment and awesome tunes, hire a DJ to do it all for you!
Photographers -- Your wedding is such a special'll want to make sure to hire a photographer to capture all the special moments before, during, and after the ceremony.
Printers & Invitations -- Call these local businesses to print your save the date cards, and wedding invitations.

For more activities & attractions, check out these additional links for Things to Do in West Michigan:

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Ludington Activities & Things to Do -- Play on a beautiful beach, take a tour at Historic White Pine Village, or explore the barn quilt trail, murals or sculptures in the county--Ludington offers many fun things to do for the entire family!
Have Fun in Manistee, Michigan -- Explore Manistee's historic downtown district and riverwalk, hike the Manistee National Forest, canoe on the Manistee River, and more.
Hamlin Lake -- Just 4 miles north of Ludington, Hamlin Lake is a great destination for boating, fishing and climbing dunes! The Hamlin Lake shoreline is also part of the Ludington State Park.
Silver Lake Sand Dunes -- Visiting the Silver Lake Sand Dunes makes for a terrific vacation because you can take your off-road vehicle for a spin on the scenic sand dunes overlooking Lake Michigan and Silver Lake.
Things to Do in Pentwater, Michigan -- Nothing is quite like the quaint, artsy, harbortown village of Pentwater. Don't miss the popular Charles Mears State Park beach on Pentwater's Lake Michigan shoreline.
Lots of Activities in Scottville, Michigan -- Explore the Riverside Park along the National Scenic Pere Marquette River.
Canoeing or Fishing on the Pere Marquette River -- Many boat liveries offer canoe rentals.
Also, check out West Michigan Guides and our locally produced directory for our largest lists of Things to Do in West Michigan.

Last Updated: 09-27-2020 05:48 PM ID: 1628