POINT BETSIE LIGHTHOUSE W E D D I N G G U I D E

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POINT BETSIE

LIGHTHOUSE

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Host small weddings at our

historic lighthouse for up to 50

guests.

Our front porch and grounds are

available for weddings.

Rain contingent spaces are

available if inclement weather

occurs.

A Bride’s Room is available for

pre-wedding preparations, to keep your

dress, or to store wedding party

personal belongings during the

wedding.

Weddings may start after 5:30 PM

after the lighthouse is closed for the

day

Reservations can be made for 2

hours at a fee of $500.

Extra time can be reserved at an

additional charge of $250 per hour.

No wedding coordination is

provided, but a staff member will

be on hand to provide limited

support.

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Policies and Procedures

• Cancellation of reservations that are 60 days or less, prior to the event, will result in 100% forfeiture of fee. Cancellation of reservations 61 or more days prior to the event will result in forfeiture of $200 plus 6% tax. The balance will be refunded.

• Point Betsie Lighthouse (PBL) grounds and front porch are available, by pre-arrangement, for wedding ceremonies with parties of 50 or fewer attending guests.

• To secure the date, for weddings/special events, users must compile and submit a signed contract with full payment for wedding ceremonies/events of 50 or fewer guests.

• The charge to rent Point Betsie Lighthouse is $500 plus tax and is for a 2 hour time limit which may begin no earlier that 5:30 p.m.

• A Bride’s Room is available for pre-wedding preparations, to keep your dress, or to store wedding party personal belongings during the wedding.

• Early reservations should be made to avoid possible booking disappointments as summer and early fall are very busy times at Point Betsie Lighthouse.

• If you have floral arrangements, musicians, soloists, and/or sound equipment, chairs, tables, or tents they are to arrive and leave within the 2-hour time limit.

• If extra time is required we ask that you book this in advance and that you consider there will be an additional charge at $250.00 per hour.

• There is absolutely no wedding coordination service or support, including no musical instrumentation, sound equipment, flowers, altar, or other ceremony props available.

• PBL does provide one designated staff person who is available to facilitate some limited wedding support, but staff will not be able to prepare or organize your event.

• There is no affiliated Point Betsie clergyman. Each couple must select their own clergy or public official to perform the ceremony. If a rehearsal is desired, it must be scheduled at the time of booking the ceremony date and additional charges for rehearsals do apply at a rate of $250 per hour.

• The earliest time for wedding party arrivals is 5:30 p.m.

• We strongly encouraged that the wedding party designate someone to recognize your wedding party members and guests upon arrival. The designated person should be prepared to monitor your invitees at the gate. Point Betsie may provide a volunteer to help monitor the gate, and to insure privacy for your event, but there is no guarantee that a volunteer will be available to provide this level of assistance.

• Each couple is responsible to remove flowers, wedding decorations, and other items immediately following the ceremony. Point Betsie is unable to store items at the site.

• In the event of rain, the Fog Signal Building is available for use at no additional charge. Small weddings of 12-15 can use the living room of the lighthouse in the event of rain, if needed.

• If you wish to rent the Fog Signal Building for your reception, or other related activities, the charge is a

additional $500 plus 6% tax. The time will be kept to a maximum of two hours. Every additional hour is charged at $250 plus tax.

• All weddings and facility rentals are scheduled on a first come, first serve basis.

• Wedding, picture taking, and clean up are all limited to the allotted 2-hour time period.

• Point Betsie’s Special Event Coordinator or a designated PBL staff member will meet with the engaged couple at a time that is mutually acceptable to all. This time will allow for any additional reviewing of the procedures, and considering of the facility for event set-up.

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Area Vendors

This is not an exhaustive list. There are many area vendors that may be a great fit for your ceremony, but this should help you get started in researching the surrounding offerings. These are not

recomendations or referrals, but simply a directory of nearby options.

Reception Venues

Photographers

Florists

Lake Bluff Preserve The Oliver Arts Center Elberta Life Saving Station Chimney Corners Resort Grow Benzie

Crystal Lake Golf Club St. Ambrose Cellars US Coast Guard Station

Watervale Inn

First Congregational Church of Frankfort

Robert Bushway Photography Watassa Wedding Photography Carrie Lynn's Photography Exposures by Rah

Nicole Elizabeth Photography LeGalley Photography

Siri Salonen Photography Todd L. Church Photography Victoria's Floral Design

Simply Exquisite by the Bay Laurie Baumeler Wedding Flowers IndieGrow Flower Farm

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Area Vendors

This is not an exhaustive list. There are many area vendors that may be a great fit for your ceremony, but this should help you get started in researching the surrounding offerings. These are not

recomendations or referrals, but simply a directory of nearby options.

Wedding DJ's

Catering and Bakeries

Bridal Salons

Northern DJ Connection Lakeside DJs

Sugar Sand Song 2 Bays DJs

Executive Sounds

Harbor View Entertainment Northern Lights & Sounds

Catering by Kelly BlueStone Catering All Seasons Catering Zupin's Catering Crescent Bakery Sugar Delites Aunt B's Cakes Kittleson's Cakes Beyond Salon

A Shear Class Experience Salon and Day Spa Team Hair and Beauty

Salon Moxie

Dream Details on Location Hair and Makeup Up North Perfection

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