This is a great place to get married. Don't take our word for it, though. Just check out our reviews on The Knot.... You'll find a selection below.
A pandemic miracle! The Homestead was not our original reception venue, and with just a couple months left before the "big day" our existing venue had to be cancelled. Enter The Homestead - the literally perfect venue we were looking for all along. We wanted the beach pictures, the woodsy pictures, and even the ski-resort esque pictures, and we got it ALL. They made me feel at ease through the whole expedited process, were GREAT at communication (we're talking same day minutes after or next morning at the latest) and made me and our guests feel safe without making pandemic safety awkward. I would recommend The Homestead to anybody, anywhere. - The LOCATION: Beautiful, clean, and truly gives guests the feeling of being away and at a resort. If you do the fall or winter, pro-tip: have your guests opt for a King bed to get the fireplace in the room - amazing! - The FOOD: People are still dreaming about the spring roll appetizers, the filet mignon and the salmon, including me. I had multiple comments about this being the best wedding food guests (and our DJ who has decades in the biz) have ever experienced. Also, Cavanaugh's has shockingly good grab and go breakfast sandwiches. - The STAFF: Thank you LeAnna, Sandy and the rest for being amazing, supportive and fun. - For the bride+groom: Stay at the Inn - we stayed in room 3. GORGEOUS view, balcony, fireplace. It's perfect.
- Rachel L; married October 2020
Tony, Sandy and Megan did everything they could to make our wedding perfect and let me tell you it was!!! The Homestead is the most beautiful location and I could have not been happier.
- Krista R; married September 2020
We had our wedding at Camp Fire Fly at the end of April and could not have been more happy with EVERYTHING. It was truly the best day of our lives. Sandy was our Coordinator and she was an absolute pleasure to work with. She was responsive, knowledgeable, detailed and kept everything running smoothly. We were BLOWN AWAY by how wonderful the staff was and our guests all said it was the best wedding they have ever been to and cannot wait to come back to the area! The rooms were all very comfortable and the food was very delicious. Every person we encountered went above and beyond and anticipated all our needs before we even asked about them. We did not worry about 1 thing - they all had it covered! It was the most perfect setting for a wedding and we plan to come back every year for our anniversary. I would HIGHLY recommend this location! It's perfect!
- Lauren C; Married April 2019
You guys! I can't even begin to tell you how wonderful our wedding was at The Homestead in Glen Arbor, MI. We had about half of our guests traveling from out of state and we knew we wanted a vacation setting for them to enjoy - our guests RAVED about The Homestead and so do we. After many hours of research and a few other site tours, we got to The Homestead and we instantly fell in love. We chose to have our ceremony and reception at Camp Firefly, a stunning but more laid back venue, which was perfect for our smaller wedding. We stayed at the gorgeous Stony Brook Lodge, which has its own pool and is right up the hill from Camp Firefly, so my husband and I were able to walk back to our suite the night of the wedding. Because we had our ceremony and reception (and even our rehearsal dinner) all at the same location, we did not have to worry about transportation between venues and it simplified things for our guests who had all already traveled so far. Sandy and Tayler at group sales, Liz who set up the venue, and ALL of the staff at The Homestead were so accommodating for us. They gave our guests who traveled the farthest (from Australia), an upgraded room, they allowed us to use a treasured family brownie recipe as our dessert at our reception, they took our decorations and made the venue even more beautiful than I could have imagined, and most importantly - they were attentive, responsive, and supportive when it was our time to get married. These staff work with people at the happiest, but often the most stressful times in their lives, and they do so with grace. I never knew that The Homestead existed until my search for wedding venues, and I have lived in Michigan my whole life. I continue to tell people - it is a GEM of a place. A magical place where we literally had our dream wedding. We will never be able to thank the staff at The Homestead enough, especially Sandy and Tayler, for all of their help in planning our wedding, but we DO look forward to MANY trips back to The Homestead with our family and friends in the future. THANK YOU!! Full of love and gratitude, Lizzie & Steve
- Lizzie & Steve H; married August 2019
We absolutely love The Homestead! It will definitely be a place we visit and stay at for years to come . The entire team works together to create a wedding of your dreams. They are extremely accommodating and definitely were helpful in the planning process, especially as the big day was getting closer! The food is amazing and the service is exceptional. The resort is a pet friendly place and we were able to include our two dogs in our ceremony. Many of our guests were new to The Homestead and they had nothing but amazing compliments about the resort and stated they would visit again. Thank you for everything you did for our wedding. We are very grateful!!
- Ashley C; married October 2019