Ann Arbor, Michigan is a fantastic place to have your wedding! It’s a fun, energetic town with many locations for awesome photography. It features fine restaurants, live music venues and cultural activities that most towns 10 times the size of dream about. Let’s not forget it is the home of the University of Michigan too!
Over the past 12 years, I have had the privilege to capture many weddings in this beloved town. Taking a stroll around downtown and the campus will give you a small visual clue of photographic opportunities. The twelve blocks around downtown feature brightly painted shops, urban alley ways, historic buildings and more.
Are you looking for a more traditional photography location? Then you will find the Michigan Matthaei Botanicl Gardens as the perfect location. Although it is located a little further away from downtown you will find that it is worth it. The botanical garden spans 350 acres and includes six miles of nature trails, a conservatory with tropical, temperate and arid houses!
Your guests will be delighted you chose this city for your wedding. Plenty of fine establishments to entertain the days before and after your wedding. Although, you may be wise NOT to schedule your wedding on a game day!
Head on over to Kerry Town for more photographic opportunities that will have your friends in envy. A short walk around this neighborhood will provide a variety of photographs. From old historic buildings to petite colorful shops to a train station.
Another popular location for photos is the Law Quad. This historic building has many possibilities for unique photographs of you and your wedding party.
Their are many choices for your wedding ceremony and reception.
Weber’s Inn provides fine dining and accommodations in one location. They will assist in planning your special day and catering needs. Two beautiful ballrooms and 3 breakout rooms are available. The Atrium Ballroom features a high ceiling, natural lighting and may be the perfect choice for your event with up to 300 people. You’ll even receive no room rental charges with the minimum food and beverage purchase in either ballroom. A must see for couples with a discriminating taste for comfortable elegance!
Stonebride Banquet provides an elegant outdoor ceremony. Followed by an exquisite reception indoors. The unique banquet space offers breathtaking floor to ceiling windows that overlook the 18th hole. Hotel banquet rooms can not compare to the private event space at Stonebridge. You and your guests will enjoy the natural lighting, outdoor view. Guests can mingle between the indoor and outdoor event spaces. Their exceptional cuisine is divine!
Earhart Manor is a little know secret with a huge private space. This is my favorite location to shoot at in Ann Arbor. Equipped with an outdoor ceremony and reception. Providing a private, romantic celebration you and your guests will remember for a lifetime. The scenery surrounding the venue is spectacular. You’ll love your photos in this quiet, low key venue.
The Cobblestone Farm house is another great location. Your wedding ceremony can be held either inside or out. Followed by an indoor reception. This location is definitely unique. This was originally a two family home built in 1845.
Ann Arbor Country Club offers a spacious new clubhouse that will host your private wedding and reception. An outdoor terrace offers a full dining experience and snack bar. Providing complete privacy in a gracious, yet comfortable atmosphere. The scenic golf course is a prime backdrop for your ceremony. Landscaped hills and trees provide picturesque photos. You will find the food to be delightful since they only use the finest ingredients available.
Over 15,000 square fee of elegant banquet and reception space is available at the Sheraton of Ann Arbor. Rooms feature high ceilings, large windows, extensive millwork for an elegant reception. Have your wedding day at Sheraton and your honeymoon is on them! Contact them directly for full details. Guests will enjoy discounted room rates too.
Several different elegant and exquisite ballrooms await you at the Kensington Court in Ann Arbor. Ideal for parties from 30 to 350 guests. Your ceremony will be remembered by all in their open air courtyard. Your friends and family with be delighted with the exceptional customized cuisine. Guests will have discounted room rates and breakfast the morning following the reception.
Another excellent destination for your wedding reception is the Travis Pointe Ballroom. This location can comfortably hold up to 250 guests for a plated dinner. Plenty of room for dancing and entertainment. You and your guests will be amazed at the panoramic view of the Travis Pointe grounds (including the golf course).
Their are many more locations in addition to those mentioned here. You will find the weather, year round, to be pleasantly delightful. Also, their are several historic churches in downtown Ann Arbor if you prefer a more traditional setting. I would highly recommend considering this city as your wedding day destination.