A gorgeous wedding with a view at Black Star Farms, one of the most sought after Traverse City wedding venues

If the wedding of your dreams is in the works for 2023 or 2024, it’s time we introduce you to one of the best Traverse City wedding venues, Black Star Farms. Not only does Black Star Farms own and operate one of the leading Traverse City Wineries and one of the best places to stay on the gorgeous Leelanau Peninsula, which is located approximately 20 minutes north of downtown Traverse City, but it also serves as one of the most breathtakingly beautiful Traverse City wedding venues.

Our 160-acre estate is tucked into the jaw-droppingly beautiful countryside of Michigan’s Leelanau Peninsula, a destination surrounded by vineyards, verdant pasture, and gorgeous vistas of Grand Traverse Bay in the background. We offer a truly one-of-a-kind destination among wedding venues in Michigan, where lasting memories will be made, and all your wedding-related dreams will come true.

With a range of onsite venues for your big day, our experienced and dedicated staff, and plenty of accommodations and onsite activities, we make planning an unforgettable day to marry your partner easier than ever. Learn more about what makes us one of the leading Traverse City wedding venues, and inquire about weddings at Black Star Farms today!

Wedding couple at first look at one of the top-rated Traverse City wedding venues

#1-Rated Traverse City Wedding Venues for 2023

Among Traverse City wedding venues, few are more detail-oriented or capable than the dedicated team at Black Star Farms. From small, personalized elopement ceremonies to grand affairs, we’ve spent decades curating our team and turning wedding dreams into reality for our couples. Our Traverse City wedding venues are beautiful and offer a destination where you’ll feel equally comfortable, at home, and pampered and tended to – precisely as it should be on your big day!

Throughout your entire experience with Black Star Farms, from early wedding planning to the wedding ceremony and reception, you’ll have dedicated staff to work with, ensuring everything goes exactly as you envisioned. For us, it’s all about curating exceptional experiences and lifelong memories for you to reflect on. This dedication to excellence is just one of the reasons why we continue to earn industry awards in excellence, including the 2023 Best of Weddings from the Knot.

Black Star Farms offers several Traverse City wedding venues for you to choose from for your big day. They include the following:

  • The Arcturos Room, which includes access to our covered patio and is perfect for small to medium weddings
  • The Aquarius Room, which is our largest interior space that can accommodate up to 150 guests
  • Our Pegasus Barn, which was constructed in 1897 and renovated in 2013, and which lends a beautiful rustic elegance to your wedding day
  • Our scenic hilltop vineyard, one of the most magnificent Traverse City wedding venues, with sweeping vineyard and Grand Traverse Bay views
  • Our cozy cafe and outdoor patio are perfect for smaller events
  • Our covered outdoor patio is beautifully landscaped and offers views of the terraced vineyard
  • Our stone patio is a charming space surrounded by lush forest
  • Our barn courtyard, with gorgeous pastoral views of the farm and paddocks

In addition to these Traverse City wedding venues, we also offer our Bridal Suite, which is perfect for bridal parties that don’t have onsite overnight accommodations. In this suite, you’ll find six dressing chairs, two lounge chairs, dress hooks, and ample mirrors to prepare you and your bridal party for your big day.

A bride and her two bridesmaids in front of the fountain an the Inn at Black Star Farms, one of the best Traverse City wedding venues

Celebrate at the Best Bed and Breakfast in Traverse City

Apart from offering unbeatable Traverse City wedding venues on our magnificent farm and vineyard, we also provide exceptional Bed and Breakfast accommodations for the couple and their bridal party, without the need to return to the city itself, roughly 20 minutes away. Our Bed and Breakfast in Traverse City is located right here at the farm, 13 miles north of downtown, and features ten well-appointed guest rooms. The rooms are classic, modern, and appointed with fine furnishings and designer fabrics. Some rooms include fireplaces and outdoor patios, with plenty of bed-and-breakfast-style amenities.

Moreover, with so many fantastic memories created at our Bed and Breakfast in Traverse City during your wedding celebration, you’ll have a romantic escape to return to for anniversaries and romantic escapes. Join us for a wine-forward getaway, celebrate life’s most memorable occasions, and enjoy some time in the beautiful Traverse City area, just the two of you.

When you come back to stay, we offer a range of specials and packages that can be added to any stay, including those extra romantic enhancements that will transform your stay from something ordinary to something extraordinary. Choosing from our selection of perfect Traverse City wedding venues for your big day is just the start of your adventures with us – we look forward to a lifetime of helping you curate special memories and experiences on the shores of Grand Traverse Bay. Book your room with us today!