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The Best Golf Course Wedding Venues in Michigan

Jan 28, 2020Bucks Run Admin

The Best Golf Course Wedding Venues in Michigan

Looking for the perfect spot to start the rest of your life as a married couple? Michigan offers some of the most elegant wedding venues in the country, many of which are situated on the manicured greens of golf courses. Michigan’s golf course venues showcase the natural beauty of the state’s rolling hills, and are conveniently outfitted and staffed to host your big day. To save you the trouble, we’ve collected the best golf course wedding venues in Michigan. Enjoy the postcard views of this elegant state to treasure in your album for years to come.

Bucks Run, Mt. Pleasant

Bucks Run Golf Club Wedding Reception Outdoor Patio

Bucks Run, in Mount Pleasant, is situated on the edge of one of Michigan’s tranquil inland lakes, Lake Fisher. The water provides a beautiful backdrop as you and your soon-to-be-spouse stand beneath a simple wooden pergola. Our helpful staff will set up the event and ceremony space, and while your guests attend your outdoor ceremony, a huge patio waits just behind them for cocktail hour, reception dining and celebration.

Wedding Homepage - Outdoor Ceremony

Bucks Run also has its own restaurant and banquet facility capable of handling your guests’ every need. VIP rooms are available for the bride and groom to relax and get ready for the ceremony. This wedding venue offers ultimate convenience, with a variety of menu and setup options, along with complimentary set-up, tear down, and assistance from a personal wedding coordinator. If there is bad weather, your wedding can easily be moved indoors where the banquet room can accommodate up to 300 guests.

This is a charming and peaceful lakeside retreat, with top-notch facilities and staff ready to anticipate your needs, making it the ideal place to share one of the most important days of your life with the ones you love.

Bucks Run Golf Club Wedding Reception-1

The Captain’s Club at Woodfield, Grand Blanc

Located on the eastern side of the state, The Captain’s Club at Woodfield is an impressive wedding venue sure to have your guests thinking you’re Michigan royalty. The main feature of the property is the large colonial building that resembles a mid-sized castle. The Captain’s Club boasts a large outdoor space with three unique wedding spots: the Gazebo, the Ballroom, and the Patio. All can be serviced by the onsite restaurant and crew. This location has all the bells and whistles to make you and your fiance feel like you’re the royal family.

The Captain’s Club at Woodfield, Grand Blanc

Whispering Pines Golf Club, Pinckney

Whispering Pines is an off-the-beaten-path golf club in Pinckney, MI. The venue offers two locations to host ceremonies: either on the veranda or at the first tee. If you and your spouse-to-be would love a golf-themed wedding, Whispering Pines is a perfect ace. They helpfully offer comprehensive menu packages that include a buffet-style dinner and bar.

Though they do have upgrades available, such as extending the bar time and including dessert, guests may be limited to the specific menu that their kitchen can handle. If you have any dietary-specific guests or simply wish to customize your reception’s menu, you may wish to look for outside catering.

Whispering Pines Golf Club, Pinckney

Dunmaglas Golf Club, Charlevoix

This quaint golf club wedding venue, located in the picturesque northern Michigan town of Charlevoix, features a rustic barn for reception use — something very popular on any bride’s Pinterest page. With all the fittings for camping under the stars, this might be the outdoorsy wedding of your dreams.

Keep in mind that the further you get into the woods, the further you are from modern facilities which might include a kitchen for staff, bathrooms, and air conditioning. Dunmaglas offers simple lodging on-site, which is great for a few traveling guests or spaces to dress up before the big event. If you’re looking for something homey, this golf club might be your favorite choice.

Dunmaglas Golf Club, Charlevoix

Caberfae Peaks, Cadillac

Caberfae Peaks is an entire resort that includes a golf course, ski runs, plenty of parking and lodges in Cadillac. This makes it a good option as a wedding venue in Michigan year-round. This facility offers three wedding locations, one indoor in front of a great stone fireplace, and two outdoor spaces in the yard. The biggest advantage of Caberfae Peaks is obviously the space. During the off-season, there will be plenty of room to house your guests and make your wedding event weekend-long. The kitchen and reception space is abundant, as are activities for your guests to enjoy. If you have many traveling guests to accommodate, Caberfae certainly has the space you need.


Arcadia Bluffs, Arcadia

This venue is one of the most highly sought after wedding spots, and very exclusive. It has nearly everything on your list: views of Lake Michigan, immaculate grounds and elegant buildings, indoor and outdoor wedding locations, and reception spaces. For an outdoor wedding at Arcadia Bluffs, however, weather is key. Anyone familiar with the Michigan shoreline knows that the wind can pick up at any moment, even if you are lucky to have a clear day. Indoor reception space can accommodate up to 100 guests and dining options can be arranged through their culinary service, specialized to fit your needs and budget.

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Planning an outdoor wedding at a Michigan golf course? Be sure to come out and visit Bucks Run! Our stunning golf course provides a beautiful backdrop for your special day, and our staff is well-regarded for providing the very best service in the industry.

Tags: Wedding, Outdoor Wedding