Unique wedding venues allow for extra special touches



GRAND BLANC — Nobody wants a cookie cutter wedding.

One sure way to have your wedding stand apart is to hold the ceremony and/or reception at a unique venue.

Two unique options in Lapeer and Genesee County are Metamora Golf & Country Club and Sloan Museum and Longway Planetarium.

“Metamora Golf & Country Club offers unique outdoor ceremony sites including our one-ofa kind rustic cabin location, for more intimate ceremonies, and our signature oak tree location with endless views of our beautiful golf course,” said Rick Fleming, general manager and director of golf at Metamora Golf & Country Club.

In addition, the country club has two great locations to host your reception, said Angie Mortimore, food and beverage manager and director of administrative services at Metamora Golf & Country Club. One of those sites is the brand new pavilion tent and patio location that can accommodate up to 200 guests.

“(Couples can) treat guests to a country club dinner overlooking our parkland golf course while watching a Michigan summer sunset,” said Mortimore.

A more traditional route is to host the reception in the clubhouse, which allows for up to 100 guests. Both locations include customized menu options and a variety of set ups to fit any budget.

“The millennial generation seeks (unique) wedding events,” said Fleming. “(We) cater to these styles of events … Leave your guests speechless with an unforgettable outdoor wedding experience in pure Michigan.”

For more information about booking your wedding or reception at Metamora Golf & Country Club visit www.metamoragolf.com or call 248-969-2120.

In Genesee County, some couples have found Sloan Museum and Longway Planetarium to be the perfect place to host their unique wedding.

According to their website Sloan Museum and Longway Planetarium have “worked hard to set ourselves apart from the typical ballroom and we trust that you will be impressed.”

For more information visit www.sloanlongway.org.

Here are other ideas when it comes to unique wedding or wedding reception venues.

Farmhouse: For that country appeal, a barn or farmhouse estate can make for the ideal place to hold a casual wedding reception.

Sports arena: Sports fans may dream of having their wedding on the field of their favorite professional team. You can contact the stadium to find out if they do any private parties. If not, consider a stadium on a more local level, such as a college or high school field.

Amusement park: If you want to get hitched at a favorite amusement park, speak with guest services to determine if they have any accommodations for weddings.


Planning your wedding? Head to the Wedding Marketplace presented by the Genesee County Bridal Alliance.

Noon to 4 p.m. Sunday,

Jan. 25

The Captains Club at


10200 Woodfield Dr.,

Grand Blanc

For more info visit www.gcbaweddings.com and don’t miss the View Newspaper Group special wedding section, which publishes Thursday, Jan. 22 in all Genesee County View Newspapers.

Wedding Marketplace Vendors include:

• Davison Bridal & Tux

• Expressions in Silk

• Bella Birches

• Tasty Layers Custom Cakes

• Bon Appetit

• Creative Catering

• Italia Gardens

• Ramo’s Events

• Black Tie Productions

• Liquid Entertainment

• Rusch Entertainment

• Allied Rental

• Cherished Celebrations

• Beautiful Events & Designs

• Laura Allis Events

• Mylaija Andress Event Planning

• Simply Brilliant Events

• Floral Sense

• Vogt’s Flowers

• Amerilodge Group

• Unforgettable Announcements

• The Booth!

• U Pose Photo Booth

• Beauty Enroute

• Three D Security

• Weddings & More Chaplain Services

• Royal Linen Services

• Special Occasions

• Mid-Michigan Weddings

• Rev. Patti Ruhala

• Centennial Image Photography

• Imaginique Studios & Photography

• Jeanette Warner Photography

• Sara Holleboom Photography

• Superior Travel Services

• DD Videography

• President Tuxedo

• Men’s Wearhouse

• Atlas Valley Country Club

• Blessed Sacrament/ St. John’s

• Captain’s Club at Woodfield

• Clio Country Club

• Colonial Valley Suites

• Davison Knights of Columbus

• Flint Institute of Arts

• Glen Gables

• Ima Brookwood

• Sloan Longway

• Holiday Inn Gateway

• UM-Flint Northbank Center

• West Court Street Church of God

• Lapeer Wedding Chapel

• Emanuel’s Dove Release

• Swanky Restrooms

• Lapeer Golf & Banquet Center

• New Hope Event Center

• DeLorme Photography

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