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Green Weddings in Michigan

Are you planning a wedding in Michigan and you are hoping your big day will be a shade of green?

Then look no further than the Traverse City area which boasts beautiful resorts, wineries, and bed and breakfasts-many that have gone green.

The Grand Traverse Resort and Spa is a certified green accommodation by Green Lodging Michigan and is located in the Northwoods along Grand Traverse Bay. They offer wedding packages and full service spa packages.

Some of The Grand Traverse Resort’s green features include: in room recycling bins, eco-friendly room cleaners, energy efficient lighting, on site herb gardens, and use of recycled paper, and recycling programs.

The Inn at Black Star Farms is a luxury bed and breakfast, winery, creamery, and horse boarding facility nestled in the heart of Michigan’s Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail. Their elegant facility and vineyard is the excellent backdrop for a green wedding.

The beautiful Chateau Chantal on Old Mission Peninsula is a winery and 11 unit bed and breakfast that can host unique, elegant and beautiful weddings. They are green lodging certified by the state of Michigan.

If you’ve never explored the beauty and splendor that Michigan wine country has to offer then you are seriously missing out. I highly suggest visiting the Traverse City area, including the Leelanau and Old Mission Peninsulas, while planning the wedding of your dreams.

This is one of the most beautiful areas of Michigan that can offer an amazing backdrop for your green wedding at any time of year.

Written by Wenona Napolitano

Wenona is married with three crazy kids that range in age from 4 to 18. She is a freelance writer, poet and the author of The Everything Green Wedding Book.

She enjoys reading, writing, crafting and gardening. She tries to do all of these as "greenly" as possible.

Her writing has appeared in several local and regional publications, Pack O Fun, Today's Creative Home Arts, and Indiana Living Green magazines as well as numerous online sites including,,, eHow, Associated Content, Suite101 and

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