Thursday, July 15, 2010

Unique Wedding Venues in Michigan's Genesee County

Are you planning a wedding in Michigan's Genesee County?

You have a wealth of wedding locations, reception sites and vendors to choose from. The area has hundreds of churches and many halls, banquet centers and country clubs.

There are several places that really stand out for what they offer, their service, the uniqueness of the area or just the beauty of the place.

Flushing's Glen Gables is predecorated for the most part and offers both a beautiful chapel and an elegant reception area that can be rented separately or together.

Another place that stands out is Crystal Gardens Banquet Hall and catering in Clio. They have an on-site wedding chapel and offer a complete, full-service banquet center including complete setup and cleanup, wait staff, decorating and more. Not many places offer everything in one convenient package. The convenience is worth the price here. Another full-service banquet facility is Davison's Stonegate Banquet Center.

If you are planning a small, intimate wedding, Angel House Victorian Manor may be just what you are looking for. Located in downtown Flint on South Grand Traverse, they offer wedding and reception packages for 40 or less in a beautiful, cozy, Victorian setting.

The Michigan Renaissance Festival is a truly unique place to get married. On the outskirts of Genesee County, the permanent village of Hollygrove on Dixie Highway is where the festival is held every year on the weekends. It begins in mid-August and usually ends the third weekend of September. Every weekend has a different theme. They have wedding packages available that range from a simple wedding in public during the festival to a catered affair in the castle. Having a wedding at the festival would be a dream come true for anyone planning a medieval, renaissance, or fairy-tale theme wedding.

If you want a beautiful outdoor wedding, you should consider one of the Genesee county parks.

The natural beauty is there. Enjoy it. Using a park is often free or available with just a small donation. Check their rules for setting up anything in the park. They also have pavilions for rent.

If you are looking for a unique location to have a historical theme wedding, consider Crossroads Village, open Memorial Day through Labor Day and for special events. The 51-acre site has 34 historic structures and friendly folks in period attire that welcome you to the homes, mills and shops that date back to the 1800s. They have banquet facilities and offer wedding packages.

Want a wedding on the water? Check out the Genesee Belle, an old-fashioned paddlewheel riverboat that offers lunch and dinner cruises. It is also available for private rental and weddings.

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