• Kayla Bowman

The Lake House Venue Tour: Ludington, Michigan



“The Lake House, built with the bride in mind.”


Are you a local looking for a gorgeous Lake Michigan wedding venue? Maybe you’re from a different state and looking for a stunning destination wedding here in Michigan? Either way this is your venue! This venue offers a luxurious modern barn feel with coastal vibes!


LaBelle Image had the honor of touring and photographing this beautiful venue. The Lake House is run by owners Jeff and Jean, a husband-and-wife team. We immediately felt at home with Jean and Jeff! They were so hospitable and welcoming! We look forward to working with them someday!


The venue is nestled on the Pere Marquette Lake right next to the harbor and the Badger (a boat ferry from Ludington to Milwaukee, WI) with views of the Ludington Harbor lighthouse. It’s just minutes from Lake Michigan and offers a waterfront ceremony site and indoor reception space.


What makes this venue UNIQUE?

  • Comes with custom made large wooden tables and chairs and let me tell you they don’t just give off a beautifully rustic vibe... they are super sturdy!

  • So many gorgeous photo opportunities such as ---- a beautiful balcony, the harbor, the Badger, and of course Lake Michigan!

  • Separate suites for each partner to get ready in!

  • Beautiful outdoor patio space that includes a gas fire pit for SMORES and extra seating! Also great for YARD GAMES!!

Here are some of the beautiful areas of the venue:



Questions we asked while on tour:


How many people does your venue accommodate?

200


Are there any special partnerships or ways to save?

Exclusive catering at KJ Catering.


Are there other places nearby to take pictures?

Lake Michigan beaches are just minutes away. There are also sand dunes not too far. The venue itself offers great picture opportunities as well.


Is there an onsite coordinator?

No, they do not have and onsite coordinator, but the owners are there to help set up a floor plan and to help when needed the day of the wedding.


What colors, themes or decor have you seen used here that complement the space?

Neutral colors such as greens, sage, and blush...but will definitely be beautiful any way!


How many areas do you offer for wedding ceremonies and receptions?

They offer a waterfront ceremony site and an indoor ceremony site as well. The indoor ceremony site is where they offer their reception area.


What happens if the weather is too bad for an outdoor ceremony?

The venue offers an indoor ceremony site as well. If you have chosen to have an outside wedding but it decides to rain on your day, then venue can easily move indoors to the reception area.


What's the parking situation like?

Full parking lot available


How long do the couples have to access each area and have to have everything cleaned up by?

12pm to 12am


Are there getting ready areas?

They offer a bridal and grooms suite.


What is the best method to contact you for the fastest response?

Email or text through their website.


If someone wants to book your venue today, what are the next steps they take with you?

Talk about rates and info, then set up a tour. You would then set up a date and sign the contract.


This is a photographer’s dream venue!!


Give Jean and Jeff a shout if you’re looking for a beautiful waterfront venue with a friendly and down to earth husband and wife team!


Visit their website at https://www.lakehousevenue.com/ and GO BOOK!

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