Bay Pointe Est. 2004

11456 Marsh Road, Shelbyville, MI, USA

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Bay Pointe is West Michigan’s premier destination resort offering superb facilities designed to welcome and inspire every guest.
From corporate events and meetings, engagement celebrations, baby showers and anniversary parties to elegant soirées and weddings, Bay Pointe will make every special event come to life.
The Lowdown
Type
Ballroom
Banquet Hall / Event Facility
Barn / Farm / Ranch
Beach / Lake / Waterfront Location
Boutique Hotel
Views
Forest
Garden
Lake
Landscaped Grounds
Style
Coastal
Elegant
Garden Party
Modern
Nautical
BEST type of CELEBRATIONS
Anniversary / Engagement Party
Baby Shower
Birthday Party
Bridal Shower
Charity Event
Corporate Event
Group Getaway
Holiday Party
LGBT Weddings
Rehearsal Dinner / Welcome Reception
Retreats: Corporate, Spa, Wellness, Etc.
Reunion
Social Event
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Reception

Venue Setting

When you celebrate your wedding or special event at Bay Pointe, you and your guests will experience distinct personalized service centered around you and your dreams. Conveniently located between Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo or Chicago and Detroit, Bay Pointe Inn overlooks the islands of Gun Lake and offers a variety of unique onsite event venues. The Lakefront Pavilion, BoatHouse Villa and the new Bay Pointe Woods (opening June 2019) are each exceptionally designed and comfortable event spaces.

As a flexible all-season, venue, our events and banquet teams specialize in vibrant spring weddings, lavish summer ceremonies, twilight autumn weddings and indoor winter weddings where up to 300 guests are warmed by a floor to ceiling fireplace. Each of our unique venue spaces has been designed to ensure a successful event by enjoying a variety of event styles and effortless entertaining with family and friends.

Nestled along the shores of Gun Lake, an enchanting backdrop for creating life’s most cherished memories, there is no other ceremony locations that compare in West Michigan. Whether you choose to celebrate lakeside, in the ballroom, or in the garden — Bay Pointe offers the best places to say "I Do" with gorgeous views.

The Bay Pointe wedding promise is to make your special day amazing from the time you, your wedding party and guests arrive. Don’t settle for a typical location, enjoy a Bay Pointe celebration.

Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?

No

Estimated Price Per Head

from $20 to $104

Additional Charges

6% State Sales Tax on all Items
21% Service Charge on all Food, Beverage and Liquor
9% Resort Fee on All Lodging Accommodations
Food & beverage minimums do apply and vary by space rented and time of year.

Insurance

Additional Insurance Is Not Required To Host An Event Here

Capacity

Seated
300
Buffet
275
Standing
400
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
2004
Curfew
11 PM
Venue Spaces
Indoor & Outdoor Venue Spaces Available
Catering
Client Must Use The Catering Provided By The Venue
Alcohol
Provided By Venue For Fee – You Must Use The Venue For All Alcohol Services
Music
No Amplified Music Allowed
Smoking
Designated Smoking Areas Only
Accommodations

Our Inn
   32 Standard Rooms, one or two queen beds (16 lakeside, 16 gardenside)
   1 Family Suite, one king and two queen beds
   4 Lakeside Deluxe Suites, one king bed, whirlpool tub, fireplace, top floor with a view
   2 Lakeside Ultimate Suites, one king bed and one queen size sleeper sofa, whirlpool tub, fireplace, top floor with a view

Our BoatHouse Villa

     4 bedrooms (1 King + Sleeper Sofa, 2 Queen + Sleeper Sofa, 1 Queen, 1 Queen) plus loft (3 Twin) sleeps up to 15 people.  Full kitchen, living room, game room with pool and shuffleboard tables, private patio on the lake, veranda, private boat dock.

1 - Woods Handicap Accessible Cottage Unit (1 King bedroom, 2 baths, larger living room w/ queen sleeper sofa and other soft seating, gas fireplace, mini kitchenette)

9 - Woods Cottage Unit -1 King bedroom, 2 queen bedroom, 2 baths, living room w/ queen sleeper sofa, gas fireplace, mini kitchenette)

Handicap Accessible
Yes
Inside Scoop

Extend your wedding stay to include a Wednesday night in the summer. We host our Gun Lake Live concert series Wednesdays from Memorial to Labor Day. There's no cover charge, the whole lake comes out to play!

Amenities
  • A/V Equipment
  • Bridal Suite/Changing Rooms Onsite
  • Wifi
  • Ample Parking Onsite
  • Dining Chairs
  • Dining Tables
  • Onsite Restrooms
Venue Features
The Scene:
Nestled along the shores of historic Gun Lake, the beautifully manicured lawns & gardens create a picturesque backdrop for your one of a kind celebration. Photo ops abound at each of the unique reception spaces; at the BoatHouse Villa, a century-old home with a private lakefront patio and ceremony space, the Lakefront Pavilion, an open-air space right along the shore, and the Bay Pointe Woods, the newest addition to our property.
Standout Venue Features:
Guest lodging is available at the Inn, BoatHouse and Cottages. Special blocks are set aside for each group to keep your closest friends and family on site.
Extra Perks:
All venue rentals include banquet tables (round or long) and white linens, seats for reception and ceremony, 5 cocktail tables with white linens (more for cocktail receptions) napkins, silverware, glassware, set up and tear down crews, staff and bartenders (with hosted bar).

Save now on prime available dates for 2019. We are offering a $1000 reception venue rental discount and completely waiving the ceremony rental fee (ceremony site will still include seating, arbor, unity table, and podium).
 
Celebration Locations
Lakefront Pavilion:
A perfect setting for a unique waterfront wedding. Our Lakefront Pavilion is available May-October. Located directly on Gun Lake, featuring glorious lawns and gardens, waterfall and pond, outdoor patio with gas fire pit and torches, ceiling fans, clear roll-down sides and amazing panoramic views of Gun Lake.
- View: Gorgeous view of Gun Lake, with quaint cottages dotting the far shore backed up by rolling hills and forests
- Max Capacity: 200
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
BoatHouse Villa:
A private space, the BoatHouse Villa is the perfect venue for a unique and intimate wedding. The Villa features private ceremony, lakefront lawn and reception space, beautiful courtyard area for cocktail hour, and lodging for up to 15 people.
- View: Gorgeous view of Gun Lake, with quaint cottages dotting the far shore backed up by rolling hills and forests
- Max Capacity: 100
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Bay Pointe Woods:
Towering trees line the drive as you approach the new Bay Pointe Woods, a unique equestrian style venue with modern design features; it is a hidden jewel surrounded by ten stylish cottages, water and fire features, and picturesque gardens. The Woods can be reserved in all seasons for a fresh, vibrant spring wedding, a lavish summer ceremony, a twilight autumn wedding amidst a cascade of color, or a cozy indoor winter wedding with your guests being warmed by a floor to ceiling stone fireplace.
- View: Rolling hills and towering trees surround the venue and cottages. Unique fire and water features along paths through the gardens spread between the cottages and venue.
- Max Capacity: 400
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Eats & Drinks
Food, Restaurants, Cafes, Bars & Lounges
Food, Restaurants, Cafes:
Bay Pointe's on-site restaurant is the Terrace Grille. Grand Rapids Magazine named them one of the "Top 8 Outdoor Patios in Grand Rapids to Soak Up Summer"
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