It is no secret that Ludington is a favorite wedding destination for couples from all over the country! Our charming small town, beautiful beaches and big city amenities make for the perfect destination for your “I do’s”. We have put together a list of our top 6 destination wedding locations in the Ludington Area that include beautiful parks, unique attractions and of course our sugar-sand shoreline.
1. Waterfront Park
Situated between two popular marinas, this beautifully manicured park is popular place to catch the SS Badger coming or going from port, watch the sunset over Lake Michigan, take in the public art or watch children play on the playground. However, brides and grooms have found this park to be a perfect backdrop for their special day.
2. Stearn’s Park Beach
Ranked by USA Today Travel (2013) as one of the Top 51 Beaches in America, this sugar sand beach is a great place for a beach wedding. Two accessible walkways make it convenient for all of your guests to make it to the waters edge of Lake Michigan for your special event.
4. Historic White Pine Village
You may not have thought about a historic village being one of your top choices for wedding venues, but take it from us, this place has the perfect chapel on sight for a rustic-chic or vintage style wedding. Inside the chapel can hold a small group, but if the sun is shining we recommend setting up the ceremony outside on the hill just in front of the chapel.
5. Barothy Lodge
If you are looking for a beautiful outdoor space for your wedding, Barothy Lodge should be on your list. Located on the banks of the Pere Marquette River, the property also has a pond on site and endless backdrops of natural forest and greenery. They also have a large lodge for your reception on site as well. And the best part, your whole family and guests can stay on-site and make a vacation out of it.
6. Ludington State Park Amphitheater
Ludington is home of one of Michigan’s top state parks and is nestled between Lake Michigan, Hamlin Lake and Big Sable River. The outdoor amphitheater at the state park is a great ceremony location if you are looking for open air wedding in a wooded setting. Access to the beach and other scenic areas make this location ideal of unique photo opportunities.
If you are looking for more wedding information in the Ludington Area, we recommend you check out the Wedding Resource Guide. Inside you will find everything from bakeries to wedding officials and everything in between.
Brandy is the Executive Director of the Ludington Area Convention & Visitors Bureau and a lifelong resident of Ludington. She is a self-proclaimed foodie and a fan of Michigan craft beer. In her spare time she loves kayaking and attending the many festivals and events in Ludington.