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Most weddings and receptions are just plain ordinary. If you have been to one wedding and reception you already know what every other wedding and reception, you are ever going to attend, is going to be like. If you want your wedding and reception to be about the same as the last one you attended then, just about any place that has your date available will do. There are thousands of ordinary places where you can have an typical wedding and reception. The Straits of Mackinac is a wonderful place. Over 2.5 million people from all over the world come to vacation here every summer. That's where we are located. Only 4 miles from the Mackinac Bridge. What we do is very different from all the average wedding and reception venues in Michigan, we allow you to creating a private, memorable, unique, special and unforgettable outdoor wedding experience for the you, and a Northern Michigan mini-vacation for your guests.. The idea behind Think Outside was to allow you to 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.” We're not open to the general public. Mother Nature only gives us about 16 weekends, a year, for weddings. Our available dates disappear quickly. If you want a truly unique outdoor waterfront wedding experience call me at 906-643-8621 and find out if your wedding date is still available. Think Outside has weddings dates available between Memorial Day Weekend and the first few weekends in October.

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 seperate ways. It just wasn't meant to be." But that's just my sense of humor.

Our Back-Up Plan 

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.

Come visit us and see what fun your wedding could be.  

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.

Your wedding will be an adventure and a vacation for your guests. 

Two written Testimonials, of the many we have received.

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, Aurora 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