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  • *Wedding Dates available between late May until the end of October.



How do I reserve a date and time for my wedding?

My friend, bookkeeper and partner, Mr. Richard Selzum, won’t let me hold a wedding date and time, for you, without first receiving a 25% non-refunable deposit. I think Richard was the first person to ever say “it’s not personal, it’s only business.” Here is how it works. Call me and tell me what date and time you want your wedding. Assuming that it is available I’ll make a temporary file, give you the amount of the deposit to send, and have you mail it to us along with some other information about contacting the two of you. The balance is due 30 days before your wedding. You can pay any amount at anytime as long as the balance is paid 30 days before your ceremony.

Let’s talk about the weather.

The first question your friends and family are going to ask is “What are you going to do if it rains?” I think that just for the “fun and shock value” you should answer that question with “then we’ll call the whole thing off and go our separate ways. It just wasn’t meant to be.” But that’s just my sense of humor.

Let’s talk about the drive.

The first thing you are going to hear is “Oh, that’s so far away.” The answer to that should be: “No it isn’t.” You can get to the Mackinac Bridge faster than you can get to Traverse City, Charlevoix and Petoskey from most of Southeastern Michigan.

Where can my guests stay?

Up to 30 friends or family members can stay at our place. The rest of your guests can stay in any of the 1500 hotel and motel rooms within 8 miles of us.

Invite your guests to a private waterfront paradise to celebrate your marriage. When your guests get home, they will be telling everyone they know, “We were at the best wedding this weekend, it was the most enchanted wedding we’ve ever been to. It was so much fun.”

Jim & Marg, Thank You from Chicago, there isn’t much more to say. Thank you so much for all did to make our entire weekend amazing! We could not have found or created a better venue or owners! Everything was so smooth & amazing. You guys stepped in to help at every turn. Jim you preformed an amazing ceremony that was the best way for us to begin our married life together. Our guests are constantly telling us what an amazing time they had and how much they loved the venue. Everyone agrees it was well worth the drive. You were amazing hosts, we could not have had a more perfect wedding experience!

Nikki & Steve


Hi Jim & Margaret, we’ve had so many compliments about the rehearsal and dinner, the wedding, the reception, the grounds, the cottages, the Rolls and of course the view. Many guests said it was the best wedding they have ever attended! Thank you so much for all of the extra things that you do to make sure that the day is as close to prefect as possible. We had a fantastic time and so did our guests!

Sincerely, Pat


Toledo, Ohio

The two of you can come back and stay free … forever.

Margaret and I have a special wedding gift for the two of you. You’ll be able to return to our place and spend the night for Free Forever. Well, for as long as Margaret and I own the place and if we have a room available. We have some couples that comeback every year.