Stafford’s Perry Hotel | A Gorgeous Waterfront Wedding Venue in Northern Michigan

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exterior building of the Perry Hotel

The Stafford’s Perry Hotel proudly sits high above the Little Traverse Bay in Petoskey, Michigan. With a breathtaking birds-eye view of the crystal blue water, it makes for the perfect northern Michigan wedding backdrop.

The Perry Hotel in Petoskey, Michigan

The History of the Perry Hotel

If you don’t know, I love learning about the story and history of wedding venues… and this place has a special history. The Stafford’s Perry Hotel has been welcoming guests from all across the world for 123 years. The hotel originally was intended to be a hospital. However, Petoskey’s city fathers urged the owner to allow it to be a hotel. The owner agreed to move the hospital and the hotel quickly became a center of liveliness, entertainment and joy. Due to the success, the hotel was expanded to double guest capacity. Over the years the Stafford’s Perry Hotel has continued to perform extensive interior and exterior renovations to honor the legacy and serve its guests today. There were 21 hotels in operation in 1900 – the Perry Hotel is the only one still in operation to this day.

Here’s Why So Many Love This Wedding Venue

The View

Imagine this as your backdrop for your wedding ceremony and reception. How gorgeous is that?! The crystal blue water paired with the garden make it a memorable experience for your guests and provides the perfect backdrop for photos during the day and at sunset.

Guest Lodging

The Perry Hotel offers a variety of room options for your wedding guests. You’re able to choose rooms that overlook the Rose Garden Veranda and the Little Traverse Bay. Imagine those rooms at sunrise and sunset! It’s absolutely stunning. I also love that the Perry Hotel offers add-on packages to your stay. You can choose from floral arrangements, chocolate covered strawberries, champagne, and more to make you and your guests’ stay extra special. I love the idea of surprising your parents, in-laws and special guests with this upgrade option. What a perfect surprise gift to thank them for everything they’ve helped with!

All-in-One Location

If you are looking for ease and having everything all in one central location, the Perry Hotel is perfect. You can get ready in the bayside queen superior room which has a large, private balcony and stunning panoramic views of the water.

For your wedding ceremony, you can get married under the Rose Garden Veranda. Your guests can watch you marry in comfort with the clear glass outdoor ceiling, cooling fans and stringed lights. There is also a decorated water fountain with gorgeous flowers!

After your vows are said, you can have the option to have your wedding reception in the Rose Garden Veranda or the H.O. Rose Room.

Pricing Information

If you’d like your wedding ceremony and reception outside in the Rose Garden Veranda, that space is available from June to September with prices starting at $6,000. If you’d like your ceremony outside in the Rose Garden Veranda and your reception inside the H.O. Rose Room, that option is available from May to October with pricing starting at $6,000. The H.O. Rose Room is available all year round with pricing starting at $3,500.

If you’re looking for a northern Michigan wedding photographer, contact me and let’s chat! I would absolutely love to hear what you’re dreaming up for your wedding.

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Kaitlyn Cole Photography is a Grand Rapids based wedding photographer serving couples who believe in authenticity and legacy worldwide.