In Love in Saugatuck
Maybe this is the first time that you and your partner are going on a trip away together, or maybe it’s your 40th wedding anniversary. Maybe you’re considering getting engaged, or maybe you’re looking to plan the wedding of your dreams. Regardless of what stage your relationship is in, come be in love in Saugatuck/Douglas this winter.
Here, small-town charm is complemented by warmly-lit shops and cozy lodging establishments, making Saugatuck/Douglas the ideal backdrop for your romantic getaway. After checking in to your cottage, sleek loft, luxury B&B or boutique hotel room, grab a cup of coffee from Uncommon Grounds in downtown Saugatuck, or Respite Cappuccino Court in downtown Douglas to keep warm as you stroll through the tree-lined streets of Saugatuck and Douglas with your loved one.
After the stroll, dinner is waiting at one of our many restaurants. Others such as The Southerner, Everyday People Café, Salt of the Earth, Phil’s Bar & Grill and Coast 236 are open year-round for delicious dining selections.
Day two of your trip could be a great time to get outside for a winter adventure. Cross-country ski or snowshoe through the trails of Saugatuck Dunes State Park or go for a winter hike on the beach to see the frozen waves. After your outdoor adventure, warm up by pampering yourselves at one of our many spas. Make sure to ask the manager at your lodging establishment or call the Welcome Center (269-857-1701) for information on ideas of things to do, events and experiences you won’t want to miss. Explore the rich arts culture that our area offers by wandering through our many galleries or stopping by the Saugatuck Center for the Arts to catch a show or see their current exhibit.
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Get engaged over the holidays? Whether you’re envisioning a lavish, elegant wedding in a large reception hall or a laid back, breezy beach wedding, Saugatuck/Douglas is a romantic wedding destination year round. Conveniently located just two hours from Chicago, 30 minutes from Grand Rapids and three hours from Detroit, get the destination wedding vibe without a plane ticket!
Looking for wedding venues? Laketown Golf & Conference Center is a popular option and can hold receptions and ceremonies inside or out. Apple Blossom Chapel & Gardens in Fennville holds weddings from May through October, as much of their space is outdoors. It’s the perfect location for intimate weddings or those considering an elopement. A Cut Above Event Center is a rustic venue in a gorgeous rural setting that can accommodate up to 200 people indoors.
For smaller groups, our boutique hotels and resorts such as the beautiful, historic Wickwood Inn in downtown Saugatuck or the Rosemont Inn, overlooking Lake Michigan, make perfect locations to host more intimate gatherings. For something a little more traditional and all-inclusive? The Belvedere Inn & Restaurant is the ceremony and reception hall and can provide catering and coordination services. And don’t worry about your guests, with a wide variety of lodging options throughout our community, we will have plenty of options for their accommodations during your big day.
For the more modern or arts-oriented couple, Saugatuck Center for the Arts makes an amazing backdrop for your nuptials. Their outdoor pavilion and rain garden are beautiful and organic, while their multiple indoor spaces range from dramatic and theatrical to laid back and intimate.
For a full list of wedding venues and more information, visit here. It’s never too early to inquire and book wedding venues – find your perfect space to say “I do” today!