Ever dreamt of being wed on the waterfront while massive willow trees sway in the background, shading your guests during a Pinterest-perfect outdoor ceremony? Or setting sail aboard a sunset riverboat cruise for some on-deck dinner, drinks, and dancing just after you and your soulmate say “I Do”? These romantic options and more (so many more!) are all at-the-ready when you plan your well-past-perfect wedding day in Frankenmuth, and we’re sharing the insider guide to our standout ceremony and reception venues to help you choose!
(C) = Ceremony Venue (R) = Reception Venue
When you board the Bavarian Belle Riverboat for an intimate, on-deck wedding, Frankenmuth’s natural, scenic beauty becomes the moving backdrop to your entire celebration. Whether a small, informal between-tours “Intermission Wedding” for up to 50 guests is right for you, or a private, chartered ceremony & reception for up to 100 seated guests sounds more your style, all options aboard the Bavarian Belle stern driven paddlewheel riverboat offer a completely unique celebration for you and yours. (C)(R)
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Whether you’re exchanging “I Dos” amongst the beauty of an airy, three-story courtyard atrium, walking up the aisle to a whimsical outdoor wedding perched on a hilltop overlooking the calming Cass River, or welcoming your guests to dine and dance inside one of two gorgeous banquet rooms, the Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn Lodge is brimming with the kind of German hospitality that makes wedding day dreams come true. Serve up to 420 guests a world-famous, buffet-style Bavarian dinner, try a themed meal, or switch things up with mix & mingle food stations, but, whatever you do, consider the time-honored traditions and exceptional service that make Bavarian Inn Lodge a huge win in wedding planning. (C)(R)
For over 100 years, the Bavarian Inn Restaurant has been serving up cuisine the kind brides, grooms, and guests alike gab about for weeks after wedding day has come and gone. Here, enjoy your choice of seven dining rooms and several different seating options capable of accommodating everything from small, intimate ceremonies – sometimes held at within-walking-distance Fischer Hall – to receptions as large as 350 guests. Plus, you’ll love perks like professional bartending service, complimentary first anniversary dinner for the newlyweds, and all room charges waived when a minimum number of guests are served! (C)(R)
With a private lower level that can comfortably accommodate 60 and enough pasta, pizza, plated, and buffet options to please any group, daVinci’s Italian Restaurant is perfect for small receptions or pre-and-post wedding festivities like bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, and newlywed send-off celebrations. (R)
Small weddings and receptions come to life inside the historical walls of old Fischer Hall, adjacent to the Frankenmuth Historical Museum. The meticulously restored, late-1800s building holds 125 theatre style or 100 banquet style for intimate ceremonies and receptions. Best of all, you can choose your own off-site caterer to personalize your perfect day inside the space. (C)(R)
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As America’s oldest microbrewery and Michigan’s original craft brewery, Frankenmuth Brewery provides the perfect setting to say “I Do”… then turn around and toast to your new life as newlyweds! Give your guests a seamless indoor/outdoor experience by booking the main dining room that flows to an enclosed lower patio, try one of two private dining rooms with sweeping, scenic river views, or prep to do some serious celebrating on the upper patio, overlooking the Cass River. Whichever option you choose, the food (and, most definitely, the drink!) is sure to leave guests storytelling about your wedding day forever. (C)(R)
Within walking distance of Downtown Frankenmuth, you’ll find this cozy gem of a wedding venue, ready to host up to 85 guests at tables inside its main gathering room. Perfect for rehearsal dinners or bridal showers, the venue is situated next to a city park, leaving ample outdoor entertaining space and plenty of on-site parking.
At Frankenmuth Wedding Chapel, your destination dream wedding comes neatly wrapped in a perfect package… one of four, to be exact! Whether you choose Beautiful Beginnings, Simple Elegance, Magical Moments, or The Complete Fairytale Experience, the team at Frankenmuth Wedding Chapel brings together a simply elegant and intimate setting with other special add-ons to make your big day hassle-free, affordable, and exactly as you envisioned. Not interested in a pre-set wedding package? Choose a-la-carte from the special features menu to craft the perfect celebration from scratch. (C)
Walk down the aisle with lush, landscaped grounds and full, flowering plants leading the way when you host your ceremony atop the beautiful, rolling hills found only at The Rose Garden in Frankenmuth’s Memorial Park. Or, opt for your nuptials in an ultra-natural, no-frills setting, like the scenic and secluded area of Memorial Park set just along the riverbanks. (C)
Take center stage with your soulmate by your side at this grand, outdoor ceremony location inside Memorial Park. With its decorative, Bavarian architecture and picturesque park setting, the Bandshell is the perfect place to achieve big wow factor on a budget. (C)
At Zehnder’s of Frankenmuth, planning your dream wedding day starts with choosing the perfect space. With accommodations for weddings as intimate as 25 or as large as 350, the room options are as diverse as they are beautiful. But, rest assured: all come complete with setup and cleanup, white linen service, china, glassware, flatware, and so much more (not to mention the signature level of service you can always expect at Zehnder’s!). Here, you can serve your guests anything from a Frankenmuth Dinner Buffet filled with favorites like golden fried Frankenmuth chicken to a Deluxe Dinner Buffet complete with carved-to-order Prime Rib AuJus, or even your favorite from a special list of plated dinner selections. (C)(R)
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