There are so many wonderful places to hold a wedding in Chicagoland but if big city prices are cramping your style, looking on just the other side of Lake Michigan - NW Indiana and SW Michigan (what we call "Michiana") might be the answer. Here is just a small sampling of some of the great venues I've worked at over the years.


Photo by R. Armstrong - South Haven, MI

Hotels, Inns & Rustic Resorts

The Barker Mansion
631 Washington Street
Michigan City, Indiana 46360
(219) 873-1520

Lakeside Inn
15251 Lakeshore Road
Lakeside, MI 49116
Phone: 269-469-0600

The Heritage Cultural Center
601 Main Street
St. Joseph, MI 49085
(269) 983-1191

Veranda at the Whitcomb
509 Ship Street
St. Joseph, MI 49085

Boulevard Inn at St. Joseph, MI
521 Lake Blvd.
St. Joseph, MI 49085
(269) 983-4518

Inn At Union Pier, The
9708 Berrien Street
Union Pier, MI 49129
Phone: 269-469-4700


Photo by R. Armstrong - frolic at sunset near St. Joseph, MI


Shadowland Pavillion
Berrien County Parks Department
St. Joseph, MI
269-983-7111 ext. 8435

Indiana Dunes State Park
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
miles of coastline beaches and dunes
check out both websites for ideas!


Photo by R. Armstrong - ripe vineyard grapes in SW Michigan


International Friendship Gardens
2055 E US Highway 12
Michigan City, IN 46360
(219) 878-9885

Sarett Nature Center
2300 N Benton Center Rd
Benton Harbor, MI 49022

Blue Dress Barn
3893 Territorial Rd
Benton Harbor, MI, USA

The Round Barn Winery
10983 Hills Road
Baroda, MI 49101

Dewey Cannon Winery
9 N. Elm Street
Three Oaks, MI 49128
269 317-1600

Warner Vineyards
706 South Kalamazoo Street
Paw Paw MI 49079
269 657-3156

Blue Heron Winery
5330 Blue Heron Lane
Cannelton, IN 47520
812 547-7518

Whyte Horse Winery
1510 South Airport Road
Monticello, IN 47960
574 583-2345