Published : Thursday, 14 Feb 2013, 1:52 PM EST
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (WOOD) - One popular trend that is happening in nuptial planning is destination weddings. While some brides are selecting Mexico or Italy to say their "I dos," others are picking destinations a little closer to home. Rachael Ruiz recently road tripped to Traverse City to look at three unique wedding venues that will make your big day unforgettable.
Located in Suttons Bay, Ciccone Vineyard is located 15 minutes north of Traverse City. Not only does the vineyard make award winning bottled wine, they also are a beautiful venue for the event of your lifetime. Whether you are planning a small intimate dinner or a large outdoor event for 300, Ciccone Vineyard offers accommodations that are unparalleled in Northern Michigan.
City Opera House
The City Opera House is one of six historically intact Victorian opera houses in Michigan and boasts a rich history as a cornerstone of culture in downtown Traverse City. The house is a non-profit attraction for arts and cultural entertainment, educational programming, and private gatherings like weddings. The versatile design allows the venue to function as a state-of-the-art 700-seat theater while providing the flexibility to clear the main floor of seating for large gatherings.
Traverse Tall Ship Company
For a truly unforgettable wedding experience, sail back in time aboard the schooner Manitou on the sparkling waters of Grand Traverse Bay. This majestic 114’ replica of a 19th century schooner offers daily cruises on picturesque Grand Traverse Bay and can accommodate up to 59 passengers making it a romantic venue for a small wedding on the water.
What is great about Traverse City is that it's a destination place that you don't have to buy airline tickets to get to and it's only three hours away from West Michigan. If you're interested in planning an out of town wedding, the Traverse City Convention and Visitor's Bureau can help. From giving you ideas to putting you in touch with resources and the best deals. Contact them at 1-800-940-1120 or online at www.traversecity.com.
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