Northern Michigan Outdoor Wedding Receptions

Six Outdoor Wedding Reception Spaces, One Unforgettable Day

Celebrate your nuptials in an outdoor setting that is as timeless as the love you share.

Boyne Resorts offers six gorgeous outdoor reception venues across three picturesque resort destinations. We also offer extensive green spaces throughout our resorts where couples can literally pitch a tent area and make the party happen. Summer, fall, spring, or winter - it doesn’t matter because at Boyne every season is the season of love! Many of our outdoor wedding reception locations can also double as ceremony spaces too. We invite you to visit our Midwest wedding destinations and start planning your special day.  

Michigan Outdoor Wedding Destinations

Boyne Mountain Resort

Boyne Falls

Boyne Mountain Resort

Celebrate your wedding day against sweeping mountain backdrops at a true resort destination without having to travel far from home. At Boyne Mountain, couples can choose between four beautiful outdoor wedding reception venues to commemorate their special day.   

Inn at Bay Harbor

Bay Harbor

Inn at Bay Harbor

At the Inn at Bay Harbor, couples will find sweeping views of Lake Michigan, timeless event spaces, and all the modern luxuries of a true resort destination. Couples will love the Inn’s outdoor wedding reception space - the patio at Sagamore’s.  

The Highlands

Harbor Springs

The Highlands

For over 60 years, The Highlands has invited guests to enjoy our tradition of active sport, tranquil leisure, and memory-building among the rolling hills of Northern Michigan. Our resort destination offers couples the opportunity to create an enchanting evening with our outdoor forest wedding site.  

Outdoor Wedding Reception Venues

Stein Eriksen's

Boyne Mountain

Stein Eriksen's Patio

The Patio is ideal for couples seeking an alpine wedding celebration. This outdoor wedding reception venue embraces the breathtaking views of Boyne Mountain while offering rustic nordic decor including quaint wooden heart chairs and thick wood tables. You and up to 220 guests can dance the night away in the fresh mountain air under twinkling patio lights.  

Pond Side

Boyne Mountain

Pond Side

A perfect venue for 150 of your guests is located next to the pond and fountains at Boyne Mountain. With stunning views of the pond and the Mountain, this is an unforgettable outdoor wedding reception venue that ends with a breathtaking sunset and dancing under the stars. 


Inn at Bay Harbor


This stunning space overlooks Little Traverse Bay and can accommodate up to 175 people with an outdoor terrace perfect for the bar and dancing. Finish the night with Smores around the firepit at the water’s edge. The space can also be utilized as an indoor/outdoor reception hall.

Country Club of Boyne

The Highlands

Country Club of Boyne Terrace

The outdoor patio at the Country Club of Boyne offers extensive outdoor patio space with unparalleled views of the fairways and forests. The outdoor reception space also features an outdoor fire pit surrounded by elegant lounge furniture for your guests to enjoy. With both indoor and outdoor event spaces, couples can host up to 160 friends and family.  

Enchanted Forest

The Highlands

Enchanted Forest

Journey along the Enchanted Trail until you reach The Highlands’ secluded forest reception venue. Featuring a rustic yurt with its own bar and fireplace, illuminating white Christmas lights, and plenty of space for up to 150 guests, this outdoor wedding reception venue is perfect for couples looking to marry their love of nature with their special day.  

Indoor & Outdoor Wedding Ceremonies

Boyne Resorts are more than just another event center. Couples can host both their ceremony and reception at our resort and our event staff will be at your side the entire time guiding you every step of the way. From elegant ballrooms to natural outdoor venues, we have the perfect space for every couple.  

Catering Packages

Boyne’s outdoor wedding reception venues include comprehensive catering packages that can be customized to each couple’s unique tastes and budget. Our outdoor wedding reception catering pages include hors d'oeuvres, dinner, dessert, and the option to add a fourth course. There’s nothing left to do, but eat, drink, and dance the night away!  

Outdoor Bar Packages 

All three of our resort destinations in Northern Michigan offer an assortment of alcohol packages featuring a variety of beers, wines, and spirits including:  

  • Domestic Beers 
  • Imported Beers 
  • Craft Beers
    • Premium and Top-Shelf Liquors 
    • Red Wine
        • White Wine 
        • Sparkling Wine 

        Leave the Details to Us

        Don’t sweat the little stuff. With Boyne Resorts, couples can focus on enjoying their special day with the help of their personal resort liaison and wedding coordinator. They will help make sure you have everything you need for an unforgettable celebration of love. Our team can even help you plan activities around your wedding. Our wedding reception packages include:  

        • Onsite Event Manager 
        • Waitstaff 
        • Tables, Chairs, and Linens
        • China, Glassware, and Silverware 
        • Set-Up and Tear-Down Services 
          • Dance Floor 
          • Valet Parking 

          Take The Elevator Home

          Instead of worrying about how your guests after your wedding simply invite them to take the elevator home. Boyne’s Northern Michigan resorts offer a wide selection of accommodations with enough room for everyone at your party.  

          • Hotel Rooms 
          • Suites 
          • Cabins
          • Villas 
          • Resort Condominiums
              • Townhomes 
              • Cottages 

              Discounted room blocks are available. Please ask your wedding sales representative for further details.

              Ready to Plan the Outdoor Wedding of Your Dreams? 

              Breathtaking mountain backdrops, lush forests, and crystal-clear lakeshores - what more could you want in an outdoor wedding reception venue? Schedule a tour with our Northern Michigan resorts and let’s get to work on creating a day you both will cherish forever.