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Happily ever after starts at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa. Whether you are looking for a beach side wedding, a reception under the stars, or an intimate family affair, we can help make your dreams come true. Our staff is dedicated to giving you a unique wedding that you will remember for years to come. Here's what a few of our brides have had to say about their experience:
“AH-MAZ-ING!!! We loved everything about our wedding. From the ease of everything being on site, to the amazing staff and service we received not only during our special weekend, but the entire planning process... I could go on and on and on about how perfect the resort is. Molly, Liz and the GTRS team are a huge part of why our wedding weekend will forever be the best memory we have.” - Alex M. via The Knot
“If I could give them 10 Stars I would. Everything from the planning to the tasting to the ceremony to the reception went flawlessly. Thank you to Molly, Liz and Chelsea for a PERFECT wedding!” - Melissa D. via The Knot
“Our experience with Grand Traverse Resort & Spa was amazing. We worked with Molly & Chelsea for our wedding & they were so quick at responding to all my questions, eased my mind through the entire process & made all of our wedding dreams come to life. We didn't worry about a thing on our actual wedding day & it all came together like a dream. Thank you so much!” - Jess U. via The Knot
“We had the most perfect dream come true wedding at the Grand Traverse Resort, not only did we have the perfect day of the year for an outdoor wedding but we had the most amazing wedding coordinator and staff to top it all off!!! I had a picture of what my dream wedding would be and it came true because of Molly and Liz’s attention to detail and experience!!! The staff was so friendly and accommodating to all of our needs and gave us top notch service!!! I highly recommend The Grand Traverse Resort for your destination wedding!! You will not be disappointed! If o could relive our wedding day all over again I would!! The day went by way to fast but it was the best day of my life!!!” - Shanell B. via The Knot
“Absolutely perfect! Everything about Grand Traverse Resort and Spa - from the staff, location, catering, professionalism, ceremony and reception venues, lodging – you name it, it was all exceptional... all the staff at GTRS work in tandem to create the exact wedding and ancillary activities (wine tours, golf, boating, restaurant reservations, etc) you can imagine. We couldn’t be happier with our selection of venue and look forward to returning to the Resort in the future.” - Alison W. via The Knot
"My husband and I were married here this June and it was amazing. Our ceremony was held outside under the Yellow Pavilion and our reception was also outside under the plaza tent. The setting was perfect and there were multiple locations available for some beautiful pictures since it is on a very pristine golf course. There Pavilion tent really didn't need any decoration—the yellow glow does it all . We chose this venue because it was affordable, it came with a guaranteed backup space if weather was bad, and we got Liz as a wedding coordinator. It was a one stop shop kind of wedding and it was perfect. Liz worked with us every step of the way and was a joy to work with—she helped me feel at ease during the wedding weekend and is very trustworthy. I can't tell you how impressed i was with the staff who worked our wedding - everyone was friendly and amazing. The night was seamless. The rooms were also amazing. This resort is well oiled machine for weddings and it showed. If you choose this as your venue - you won't be disappointed!" —Alexandra K via TheKnot.com
"Grand Traverse Resort and Spa was so much more beautiful than I could have ever imagined! From the beginning planning stages to the very last detail, Liz Brooks (Special Events Manager) helped me with everything." —Rachel L via TheKnot.com
"My husband and I had our wedding weekend at the Grand Traverse Resort in June. We couldn't have asked for anything better or more beautiful! Liz and the staff did an amazing job to listen to what we wanted and help truly make it our special day!" —Kierstin L via TheKnot.com
"Grand Traverse Resort did an AMAZING job with our wedding! From the day we booked our wedding at the resort to the last moment we were at the reception, everything went according to plan." —Kara B via TheKnot.com
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The wedding of Bri Chipman & Michael Parker was a stunning lake-side event with a reception in the Plaza tent. It was a beautiful affair from start to finish but the golden haired flower girl really stole the show. Click here to read all about it.
From a bride that never wanted an outdoor wedding to a truly stunning outdoor ceremony! Amy and Jared said their vows under the tall trees of the 55th hole and that was just the start of their lovely Up North wedding. Click here to read all about it.
The 2015 Thompson/Lipari wedding was a beautiful event held under our Plaza Tent. It even caught the attention of Traverse Magazine, who wrote this article about the special event. Click here to read it.
Ellora and Marcus celebrated their wedding here at the Resort in 2016, and Meridian Photography captured every magical moment in her photo blog. Click here to read it.
Lux Light Photography of Traverse City photographed the wedding of Amanda and Jesse here at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa and shared the day on her blog. Click here to read it.
Christy and Brian hosted their reception here at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa and Lux Light Photography captured the beautiful day. Click here to read it.