Bay Harbor Yacht Club is a Special Place Explore Bay Harbor

Exciting things are on the horizon of Northern Michigan and Bay Harbor Yacht Club is a special place to be.

Bay Harbor is a coastal resort and golf community that offers a lifestyle like no other. Encompassing five miles of Lake Michigan shoreline, Bay Harbor is home to the area’s best amenities and lifestyles. Families often enjoy boating, swimming, and fishing off the shores of Lake Michigan or walking or biking along the Little Traverse Wheelway. The Bay Harbor Golf Club has been called “The Pebble Beach of the Midwest” and the Bay Harbor Yacht Club is known as the social centerpiece of the entire community. The Village at Bay Harbor offers a lot of options for unique shopping and delicious dining. Residents here enjoy life to its fullest.

The coolest thing about this place is that the fun doesn’t end when the day does. Bay Harbor makes for a great place to stay a day, week, or a lifetime. With more than 30 neighborhoods, Bay Harbor offers a wide array of homes and a price range to match your lifestyle. Visit to learn more about the local real estate opportunities and becoming a Bay Harbor neighbor.

No matter how long you stay, you’ll wish it could be longer. It’s not too late to plan your summer adventure today by requesting a complimentary copy of the 2018 edition of Explore Bay Harbor magazine. Through its pages, you’ll find information on the area, more local events, and tips for planning your trip. Go to to find out more!

Explore Bay Harbor’s Waterfront Weddings

The location puts guests within walking distance of shops, dining, and recreation. Not only do couples have a stunning view of Lake Michigan, but the multiple on-site indoor and outdoor venues provide the opportunity to plan a dream wedding.

Explore Bay Harbor’s Sunset Beach

Stunning views and blue waters provide the perfect backdrop for guests to enjoy as they witness you say your vows on the golden sand of the Lake Michigan shoreline.  Sunset Beach provides the ultimate fairytale setting to make your wedding dreams a reality. Located directly on the shores of Lake Michigan is the ideal spot to say “I do.” Couples are welcome to invite as many as 250 of their closest friends and family members to watch them start their forever, with the beauty and soothing sounds of the Lake Michigan’s behind them.

Explore Bay Harbor’s Observation Platform

For a truly unique nuptial occasion there is nothing more exceptional than the Observation Platform, say “I do” surrounded by Lake Michigan’s deep blue waters as the waves serenade you and your guests. This area is another outdoor venue that is excellent for a wedding ceremony of up to 250 guests. The bride and groom and all of their favorite people have unobstructed views of the harbor and ample first-look photo opportunities. The passing sailboats and yachts add a special touch to the wedding day backdrop.

Explore Bay Harbor’s Marina Lawn

Enjoy Michigan sunsets as you host your grand celebration on lush green lawn terraces, experience an unforgettable evening of cocktails, dining and dancing alongside Bay Harbor Lake. The Marina Lawn allows couples to enjoy the great outdoors while still having the protection of a tent. This space may be used for cocktail hours or full receptions. It is large enough to accommodate 300 people and has plenty of space for dancing. There are views of Bay Harbor Lake and the Bay Harbor Lake Marina.

Explore Bay Harbor’s The Loft

From casual to upscale affairs, this intimate space creates a unique experience. Your guests are sure to enjoy this venue in Bay Harbor, with its panoramic views of Lake Michigan and the Village at Bay Harbor. For a more intimate rehearsal dinner, cocktail hour or reception venue, go with the Loft. This space welcomes 90 guests and affords 360-degree views of the marina and Lake Michigan for stunning Lake Michigan sunsets. Dancing is also an option in the Loft.

Explore Bay Harbor’s Conference Center Ballroom

The Lake Michigan Room expanses 2,000 square feet of meeting space overlooking the Village at Bay Harbor, featuring comfortable seating and newly updated state of the art audiovisual equipment.  Offering complete privacy and comfort for the most important discussions. There are several options when booking the Conference Center for your wedding reception. Together the Bay Room and the Harbor Room seat over 150 guests. There’s also a furnished lobby that is ideal for a cocktail hour.

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