If you are hoping to elope in Michigan, then you’re in for a treat. This state truly has some of the best beaches, forests, and parks for unforgettable elopements and intimate weddings.
As a Michigan-based photographer, I’ve spent years scoping out some of the most amazing spots around the state, and I’m sharing them below!!
If you’re hoping to have an elopement or intimate wedding in Michigan, then these are the top places I recommend.
Riley Trails / Holland, Michigan- forest with tall pine trees, easy access
Saugatuck Dunes / Saugatuck, Michigan- shoreline and dunes, short hike through forest required
Provin Trails / Grand Rapids, Michigan- forest with tall pine trees, easy access
Glass House / Zeeland, Michigan- small greenhouse venue, perfect for romantic, intimate elopements
Rosy Mound / Grand Haven, Michigan- dunes and hiking trails leading up to the beach
Mission Point / Traverse City, Michigan- quaint beachfront with a lighthouse at the end of the peninsula
Sleeping Bear Dunes / Empire, Michigan- massive national lakeshore with incredible dunes, beaches, and views (my favorite spots include Sleeping Bear Overlook, Empire Bluff Trail, and Pyramid Point)
Good Harbor Bay Beach / Glen Arbor, Michigan- easily accessible beachfront with beautiful blue water
Mackinac Island / Mackinaw, Michigan- quaint, historic island with many small wedding venues and locations to elope
Pictured Rocks Lakeshore / Munising, Michigan- incredible cliffs and clear blue water, best viewed from boats or hiking trails
Dead River Falls / Marquette, Michigan- short but wide waterfall falling into a quiet pond, short hike to access
Black Rocks / Marquette, Michigan- beautiful rocky lakeshore with many cliffs and coves for intimate elopements
Sunset Point / Presque Isle Park, Michigan- rocky lakeshore with beach access and sunset views
If you’re still looking for more ideas, consider a few of these:
However the greatest part about having an intimate wedding or choosing a location to elope, is that there are no rules! So if you’re wanting to elope in Michigan, feel free to get creative!!
In conclusion, Michigan is such a great place to elope. For more advice on how to plan an elopement, check out my Elopement Guide here!