It can be difficult to choose wedding venues in Michigan because there are just too many beautiful ones to choose from. Eventually though, you will want to choose a venue that caters to both your needs and wants. That said, here are a few tips to help you narrow down your choices:

Wedding Location

Guest List

The sooner you determine how many guests you will invite, the easier it is to find an appropriate wedding venue. An article from Real Simple elaborates:

“Is your dream wedding small or a Broadway-worthy production? Your answer may determine the location. Why? Even though the day is about you, it’s also about your guests. If your closest friends all have toddlers, is it fair to request their presence at a safari wedding in South Africa? If relatives are elderly, can you expect them to make it safely to the beach? You won’t be able to please everyone, but consider making a concession or two if it means your loved ones will attend.”

As the article says, you will want to keep in mind that some of your guests might bring along a plus-one or their children. As such, choose a wedding venue that can hold at least fifty more people than the number of people on your list, just in case.

Scout the Venue

Obviously, you will need to visit several beautiful Michigan wedding venues, such as the Crystal Gardens Banquet Center, before settling on the right one. Try to schedule your visits at around the same time period as your wedding and reception, so you can see for yourself how the venue may look like on your big day.


Full-service wedding venues usually provide catering, tables and chairs rental, and other services, on top of providing you a venue. You don’t have to choose a full-service wedding venue, but it is definitely preferable. This will save you the headache of having to attend to a myriad of details that can only add to the stress of the wedding preparations.

(Article Information and Image from How to Choose the Perfect Wedding Location, Real Simple Magazine, undated article)