Where to get hitched: Wedding venues in Saugatuck

wedding venues in saugatuck

Planning a wedding? You’ll struggle to find a quainter, more scenic place to host the main event than here in Saugatuck. We’ve got a great selection of places to have your ceremony and reception. Here are six of our favorite wedding venues in Saugatuck.

6 great wedding venues in Saugatuck, MI

Saugatuck Center for the Arts

You may be familiar with Saugatuck Center for the Arts for the great events and exhibitions it hosts, but you may not have known that you can rent their spaces for events. Weddings in the center’s pavilion and rain garden are positively dreamy. Learn more about hosting your wedding at Saugatuck Center for the Arts within their wedding packet.

A Cut Above Event Center

This event center is set in a rural locale with gorgeous surroundings to accent its quaint, log cabin-inspired facilities. It’s a perfect setting for a rustic wedding, with room for up to 200 guests indoors, and higher capacities for outdoor events.

Laketown Golf & Conference Center

Host your ceremony and reception at Laketown Golf & Conference Center and you’ll have a variety of options to customize your special day. Indoors or out, your wedding will be a gorgeous affair.

Wickwood Inn 

For a smaller event with 20-30 guests, the picturesque Wickwood Inn is a great choice. If you need assistance finding an officiant, booking a photographer, or scheduling a horse and buggy driver, The Wickwood Inn is happy to help.

Apple Blossom Chapel & Gardens

The perfect garden wedding is well within reach when you host it at Apple Blossom Chapel & Gardens. Plan your day in the midst of the annual spring blossom for the most beautiful backdrop.

The Belvedere Inn & Restaurant

The Belvedere Inn & Restaurant is a one-stop wedding destination. When you plan your wedding with The Belvedere, you’ll be paired with a Special Events Coordinator who well help your special day come to fruition as everything you’ve ever dreamed of.

Plan a Lake Michigan romantic getaway

lake michigan romantic getaway

Whether you’re celebrating an anniversary or you’re just celebrating your partnership, one of the most romantic places to steal away to is Saugatuck, Michigan. With beautiful beaches to stroll, exquisite eateries, and some of the finest Michigan-made wine, all you need for your Lake Michigan romantic getaway is a cozy nook to call home.

We can help you with that.

Build the perfect Lake Michigan romantic getaway 

To create the ultimate couples retreat you need a few key ingredients: great dining, activities and attractions, and a romantic place to settle in. Here are some things you shouldn’t miss on your romantic vacation in Saugatuck, Michigan.

Romantic places to eat in Saugatuck

A great meal can seriously enhance any vacation, and Saugatuck has many romantic (and delicious) places to dine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

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Pumpernickel’s Eatery

This cute cafe has an array of great breakfast dishes, and it’s the perfect place to start a day of spending quality time with your significant other.

Uncommon Coffee Roasters

If a lighter breakfast is in order, hit up Uncommon Coffee Roasters for delicious coffee and a selection of yummy baked goods.

The Southerner

Grab lunch at this southern-inspired eatery. From the hospitality to the gourmet food, the influence of the south pervades every aspect of this restaurant, and it’s a total delight to visit.


Marro’s Italian Restaurant

Italian cuisine is a classic choice for a romantic dinner, and there’s no better place to enjoy such a meal than Marro’s Italian Restaurant. In addition to favorite Italian dishes, Marro’s has over 30 wines you can order by the glass.

Bowdie’s Chophouse

One of Saugatuck’s finest eateries, Bowdie’s is a great place to go for the couple that appreciates good American food and excellent steak. A meal at Bowdie’s is guaranteed to be delicious.

Things to do during your romantic getaway

There’s activities for every kind of couple in Saugatuck. Adventurers, foodies, and art enthusiasts will all find plenty to do. Here’s some ideas to get started.

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Art Galleries

Saugatuck and Douglas are filled with great art galleries to explore. If you’re interested in getting some culture while you stay in the area, check out one of the many galleries.

Wineries, Breweries, and Cideries

Taste the vibrant flavors Michigan wines have to offer at one of Saugatuck’s great local wineries. Or if you’re more of a brew dog, try Saugatuck Brewing Company for an excellent craft beverage. Nearby orchards Crane’s and Virtue Cider produce great hard apple cider as well. There’s something for every preference!


Treat yourselves to a relaxing couples massage at one of the great spas in the area. Try Bella Vita in Saugatuck or Salubrity Vida Day Spa in Holland.

Parks and Trails

For the explorers among us, Saugatuck offers plenty of great spots to hike, bike and climb. For great views of the lake and unique flora, check out Saugatuck Dunes State Park, the trails near Oval Beach, and Mount Baldhead. They’re all great spots to catch a romantic sunset over the water, too. Pack a bottle of wine and a blanket for a peaceful evening outing.

Best romantic vacation rentals in Saugatuck

Lakeshore Lodging has the best vacation homes for a couples getaway. Our cottage and cabin rentals have it all, from nooks for morning coffee, to hot tubs for relaxation, to jaw-dropping lakeside views. Here are a couple we think are particularly well-suited to a romantic stay in Saugatuck.

Cozy Hideaway

cozy hideawayThis quaint cottage is located right just a block away from the banks of the Kalamazoo River. Enjoy the water garden, peaceful back deck, and relaxing hot tub when you stay here.

The Nest

This home is only one mile from downtown Saugatuck, but it feels like a secluded cabin surrounded by lush woodland and greenery. It’s a petite cottage with all the amenities you need and a very relaxing atmosphere.

Rise N Shine

If your couples getaway needs to include your dog too, Rise N Shine is a perfect choice. This dog-friendly cottage rental is located within walking distance of downtown Saugatuck. It has a fenced-in backyard and a screened-in front porch made for morning coffee.

Peterson Mill

Historic, whimsical, and exceedingly charming, Peterson Mill is just a couple blocks from downtown Saugatuck’s shops and restaurants. The home has warm interior decor and calming water features in the yard, and it’s a picturesque place to steal away to.

Bluffs Cove

Let’s face it, one of the best parts of Saugatuck is its proximity to the beautiful Lake Michigan. If you and your partner are interested in making the most of it, stay at Bluffs Cove. With a stunning panoramic view of the lake, a hot tub, and beach access, it’s a dream come true.

Take your romantic vacation to the next level

Lakeshore Lodging has a number of hospitality partners who can take your romantic stay to the next level. If in-home wine tasting, flower delivery, private dinners, and professional photography sound like they could enhance your romantic getaway, these are the businesses we’d recommend.