The Boathouse on Lake Charlevoix

What is the history of The Boathouse on Lake Charlevoix?

The Boathouse on Lake Charlevoix was previously a marina that has been remodeled to create this stunning Michigan wedding venue. The current owners wanted to create something special for East Jordan, so they purchased the property and began working. Rick and Rebecca remodeled and restored two homes across the street, paying homage to their original use as a General Store and shop. Then they moved onto bringing the venue to life with giant doors that open, tall ceilings, and a real classic feel that sits right on the water. Next door, there will be a vintage boat restoration workshop and the future home of a taproom or distillery.

What do people love most about The Boathouse on Lake Charlevoix ?

Being right on Lake Charlevoix is probably the most favorite part about our venue! Our fans also love that the venue space is privately theirs for the entire weekend.

What’s one of your favorite moments at one of your weddings?

This is truly a hard choice! I have so many favorite moments – like right before she (or he) walks out to go down the aisle and I get to be the one to gently remind them to breathe or seeing the looks on their faces when they see each other for the first time or the Father-Daughter & Mother-Son dances always get me choked up and watching everyone truly enjoy their evening and be in the moment of this super important day. I just love all things at this amazing Michigan wedding venue.

What are your favorite design elements of your venue?

We love our white pine walls, the giant windowed doors that slide open, our custom-built bar, and the dressing room!

How many people can the space hold?


Is there a set schedule at your venue?

Our weekend packages are most popular as it allows the wedding couple the most flexibility with their time. We do also offer one-day rentals as well. Both packages, due to sound ordinances, we have to close down the music and bar at 11 pm.

Am I able to bring in my own vendors or do I have to choose from a list?

We have a list of preferred vendors hand-picked from our experience in the wedding industry; however, there are so many amazing options, we definitely allow our couples to choose who fits best with their needs.

What time are my vendors able to set up the day of the wedding?

It depends on the package that the couple has selected, often we allow the day prior to the wedding.

Do you offer coordination and if so what does that entail?

We are on-site to help make sure things do run smoothly, however, we highly recommend our couples hire services for Wedding Day Management.

Can couples bring on their own alcohol?


If I bring in my own caterer is there a kitchen available for them to use?

We have a catering prep area with a dishwasher, sinks, walk-in cooler, and ice machine.

Do you have an inclement weather space for outdoor activities?

We do have a covered porch connected to our this beautiful Michigan wedding venue that allows for outdoor activities to still take place.

How many hours are included in renting the space?

It depends on the package the couple selects. Weekend Wedding Packages include Friday afternoon through 10 pm, Saturday 9 am – midnight, and Sunday 9 am – noon. If the couple chooses a one-day rental, they get the space from 9 am – midnight.

Can we have multiple events ie; rehearsal dinner, welcome party, after wedding brunch etc.?

YES! We love that.

Are there getting ready areas?

There is an awesome dressing area and we also find most of our couples who select the weekend rental use Gunther’s Cottage too (since that’s included in the weekend package).

Do you have any overnight accommodations onsite?

We have two cottages that we include with our weekend package – Gunther’s sleeps 2 and Goodman sleeps 8.

What else do you want to share about your venue?

Although we are a brand new venue, our Manager has 20+ years in hospitality, so experience is not lacking. We are excited to bring something unique to East Jordan and look forward to working with our community to host local events along with weddings.

We love working at The Boathouse so contact us now to book your date!

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