"What I love about weddings here at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa is that we can customize and accommodate any style. We have done everything from rustic to glitz and glam to simple and elegant. No wedding is too small or too big—whether it's just the two of you at our Beach Club location on the bay or 250 guests under the Pavilion, we can make your wedding dreams come true."—Liz Kondik, Special Events Manager
Offering memorable on-site amenities and a trove of regional excursions, Grand Traverse Resort and Spa is Michigan's premiere wedding destination. As a Knot.com Hall of Fame venue, we are here to bring your dream wedding to life. You'll experience a combination of personalized wedding services and unrivaled accommodations alongside the beauty and charm of Northern Michigan.
No matter the season, the Resort has the perfect backdrop for your big day. Pristine beaches and opportunities for outdoor adventures make your summer wedding a memorable getaway for every guest, and winter weddings have a special allure with our crackling fireplaces, snow-covered views, and elegant lodge atmosphere. Spring is the perfect time to catch blooming flowers and budding trees on our 900-acre property, and fall celebrations are made stunning with the beauty of bright autumn foliage.
The Resort is home to a diverse selection of venues—from the beach to the ballroom to the barn—as well as numerous options for creating the perfect reception meals. On your wedding day, the expert hands of our spa professionals relax brides and attendants with lavish spa treatments and fashion perfectly-styled hair and makeup for the bridal party. Groomsmen and guests may choose to enjoy a pre-wedding round of golf on one of our three championship golf courses, a friendly game of tennis, or relaxing whirlpool.
Grand Traverse Resort and Spa has earned a national reputation as a premier wedding destination not only because of our on-site amenities, but also because of our team's expertise in collaborating with various parties, including the bridal couple's parents, wedding planners, and outside vendors chosen by the bride and groom. This teamwork has guided countless themes, visions, and exceptional photography to fruition.
A convenient, centrally-located Midwest wedding location, Grand Traverse Resort and Spa is only ten minutes by Resort shuttle from Cherry Capital Airport and six miles from downtown Traverse City.
For five years, Spa Grand Traverse Director Dawn Olsen thought about the changes she wanted to make to the resort’s 7,000-square-foot spa and salon.
New Look for Iconic Governors' Hall
Premier gathering space undergoes $1.5 million renovation
Reuniting at the Resort
“It’s a beautiful place to reconnect and build close ties to those we love in one of the most spectacular places in Michigan.”
—Lori, Leaver family reunion