regions served by northern nuptials
Northern Nuptials is proud to service Emmet, Cheboygan, Mackinac, Presque Isle, Charlevoix, Antrim, Otsego, Montmorency, Alpena, and Chippewa counties.
We've divided the Northern Nuptials service area into six regions for easier planning. A brief introduction to each area is noted below.
LIttle Traverse Bay Area
Harbor Springs boasts the deepest natural harbor in all the Great Lakes, making it formerly the port of choice for ships bringing guests from Chicago, Detroit, and as far away as Buffalo and Milwaukee. Across Little Traverse Bay from Harbor Springs sits Charlevoix and Petoskey. Both areas feature stunning waterfronts and pristine event space maintained with pride and care through the years. Heading north from Harbor Springs, visitors will follow the famous Tunnel of Trees (M-119), one of the most cherished stretches of scenic highway in North America. Along this winding road, snaking its way along the twists and turns of the Lake Michigan shoreline, travelers will pass the Native American settlements of Good Hart and Cross Village.
The Tunnel of Trees will veer inland north of Cross Village and eventually make way to Mackinaw City, the southern port-of-call for passenger ferry service to and from the mystical Mackinac Island, the state’s crown jewel, nestled within the waters of Lake Huron, just north of the lower peninsula. Mackinac Island is one of the most popular wedding destinations in the region, boasting lavish turn-of-the-century resorts scattered throughout a motor vehicle-free island that is primarily state park land. The breeze is cool and the air is always fresh on Mackinac Island.
The Sunrise Coast
Heading down the western shoreline of Lake Huron from the greater Mackinaw area lies the great eastern Sunrise Coast. Cheboygan, Alpena and Rogers City all offer lovely accommodations and prestine beauty. Less developed, more rustic and definitely more tranquil, the eastern side of northern Michigan offers a natural peace and beauty comparable to Michigan's upper peninsula.
Inland Lakes Area
Heading inland from Lake Huron lies the central region of Michigan’s northern lower peninsula. Visitors will experience stunning inland lakes surrounded by quaint resorts situated on rolling hills. The greater Inland Lakes area covers locations such as Burt Lake, Indian River,and Pellston. Cherished for years by sportmans and boaters, the Inland Lakes area includes beautiful Crooked Lake, a brilliant and clear spot near Conway and Oden.
Greater Jordan Valley
Traveling south from the Little Traverse Bay and Inland Lakes area is the great Jordan Valley. This area includes some of the northern Michigan's most notable landscapes. Walloon Lake, East Jordan, Boyne Falls and Boyne City, as well as Bellaire all offer year-round beauty to residents and visitors alike. Explore the natural scenery of East Jordan, where the famed Jordan River meets Lake Charlevoix. A bit north, Walloon Lake offers probably the most stunning visual experience in all of northern Michigan. An area so rich in spiritual and natural beauty it was much the inspiration for many of native Ernest Hemingway's greatest works.
Smack dab in the center of the state lies the surrounding Gaylord area including areas such as Wolverine, Vanderbilt and of course Gaylord, known as Michigan's Alpine Village. Outstanding golf and leisure resorts dot this area also known for great MIdwestern skiing, and snowmobiling. Golf enthusiasts will enjoy over 30 rounds of championship golf in near-by areas. Due to its location literally in the center of northern Michigan, the greater Gaylord area offers a very easy commute to Detroit and other areas accessed via I-75. It is the area's most accessible region for out of town guests with the Mackinaw area about 30-40 minutes north.
An easy drive from Chicago and Grand Rapids via US 131 or Detroit via I-75, Northern Michigan offers a natural beauty comparable to some of the top vacation destinations around the globe. The area is also serviced by three regional airports via Delta (Alpena ALP, Pellston PLN and Traverse City TVC).