Our Top Wedding Venues for The U.P.


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The U.P., Michigan's Upper Peninsula, is known for its natural beauty and some of our favorite venues take full advantage of that! Here are a few of our favorites, in no particular order!

The Terrace Bay Hotel LINK

Located right on Lake Michigan between Escanaba and Gladstone lies this wonderful hotel, restaurant, and ballroom venue.

Scenic lake view walkway at the Terrace Bay Hotel

Accommodating up to 450 guests, the Terrace Bay Hotel boasts a gorgeous lake side gazebo for your wedding ceremony, a recently renovated ballroom + outdoor area for your reception, and top notch buffet or plated meals. There is a bar attached to the ballroom with talented and friendly staff. Speaking of staff, they are so experienced and caring, they help make your day a breeze! This is an all in one venue, from ceremony to a long night of dancing. The central location is another big benefit. The Terrace Bay Hotel easily makes our list for favorite venues in The U.P.

The beautiful lake front gazebo at the Terrace Bay Hotel

Belsolda Farm LINK

Just a short drive from Marquette Michigan, this barn and orchard provides a GORGEOUS space for a more rustic wedding!

If you prefer the sights and sounds of an immaculately maintained barn and orchard, the 20 acres of beautiful rolling hills and fruit trees at Belsolda Farm is the venue for you! The ceremony spot is located in-between rows of apple trees with seating and archway already set up. The main reception area is upstairs in the barn, with a dance floor and plenty of room for the DJ and guests. There is a bar/catering area outside under an awning, though you have to hire your own bartenders and caterers. Tents are located right next to the barn for additional seating.

This place is basically perfect as-is, which means a whole lot less decorating for you! You still might want some personal touches and florals, but we mean it when we say that this place is gorgeous "au naturel"!

Bride walking down the aisle between the apple trees at Belsolda Farm

Sprawling fields of Northern Sun Winery

Northern Sun Winery LINK

In lovely Bark River, MI, Northern Sun Winery provides an amazing venue; sure to leave a lasting memory on you and your guests.

Between rows of grapes at the Northern Sun Winery

Tie the knot under their vine covered pergola, with room for a giant ceremony and reception! You could spend some of your wedding day strolling through rows of grapes and basking in the outdoor glory of Northern Michigan. The Northern Sun Winery is a wonderful venue, with it's winery offering estate grown wines, your guests will be thrilled! It has a wonderful covered porch off a beautiful barn and plenty of room for tent rentals! It's also conveniently located close to other popular reception venues in Bark River and Harris, in case you only wanted to have your ceremony here instead. There aren't many places like this in The U.P!