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Weddings & Celebrations in West Michigan

The West Michigan lakeshore is the perfect setting for your wedding celebration or any other special occasion. Whether your hometown is here in West Michigan, or you’re looking to host a destination event at one of the beautiful towns along the lakeshore, you’ve arrived at the best site to begin preparing for your big day!

We can help you prepare for the big day by connecting you with the best service providers in your desired location. West Michigan also offers many lodging options for you and your guests. Many are willing to hold blocks of rooms for those hosting an event in the area.

Pristine beaches and vibrant sunsets, a variety of lighthouses, and the wonderful state parks all along the shoreline–these are just a few of the many great reasons to choose a town in West Michigan to be the location for your upcoming celebration! Use the beauty that nature provides to enhance the moment. Spring, summer, fall or winter–celebrate your life in West Michigan.

Check out our local businesses that specialize in everything you need for your wedding or party. West Michigan boasts quality photographers to capture those special moments and florists to beautify your ceremony and reception space. Caterers, bakeries, and bar services will ensure that everyone’s tastebuds are pleased and the jewelers in West Michigan have all the bling for your buck! When it comes to appearances, West Michigan has everything to help your whole wedding party feel confident on the big day. From relaxing salons to formal wear vendors, you’ll definitely look your best. And what’s a wedding without music? West Michigan has plenty of options to entertain your guests. You’ll appreciate their detail to attention and willingness to help with all the planning. 

Thinking about a beach wedding? Be sure to browse our stories to find the best place to have your ceremony. Plus we’ve included the rules involved regarding permits, chairs, etc. Exchanging your vows on one of our beautiful beaches, especially at sunset, is a memorable beginning to your lives together. Rustic weddings are highly popular right now and we’ve got the info to help you start planning.

All our lakeshore communities welcome you, your family, friends, and guests to our paradise here along Lake Michigan!

Wedding Destinations in West Michigan

How can you go wrong with hosting your special occasion in West Michigan? Browse some of your destination options, and then get started with making your plans!

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West Michigan Weddings & Celebrations Business Directory

Party Food & Beverage

Caterers, bar services, and bakers in West Michigan offer customized services for all occasions, from casual gatherings to elaborate weddings.


West Michigan offers a wide variety of venues, from churches to banquet halls to bed & breakfasts to the beach, for your wedding or event.

Formal Wear

Find the formal wear you need, including beautiful wedding gowns, bridesmaids dresses, and handsome tuxedos for rent in West Michigan


Whether you’re looking for a traditional setting or something more modern, there are many jewelers in West Michigan ready to assist you.

Party Entertainment

West Michigan DJ’s and bands can set the tone for your upcoming event. On down time, there’s a variety of things to do along the lakeshore.


Look your best by scheduling an appointment at one of the stellar salons in West Michigan for tanning, nails, hair, spa amenities, and more.

Event Services

Planning and organizing an event can be time-consuming. If it’s a cleaning service, decorators, or officiants- West Michigan has it.


Let the expert florists at West Michigan flower shops inspire the floral design for your event, available in any price range.


When capturing memories of your celebration, you don’t want to leave the photos to chance. West Michigan has many talented photographers.