From the tranquil waters of Lake Michigan’s Little Traverse Bay, to the lush Staffordshire Garden on the bay side of the property, Stafford’s Bay View Inn provides the perfect backdrop for weddings of up to 250 guests. Choose from unique indoor spaces or the stunning Staffordshire Garden for the perfect romantic backdrop to this most important occasion.
The Stafford’s sales team is happy to provide you an all-inclusive event encompassing your rehearsal dinner, lodging accommodations, ceremony, reception, and post-wedding brunch or farewell. Every detail will be tended to by our sales associates and our promise to you is a fairy tale wedding that is limited only by your own imagination.
- Complete event planning and coordination
- Full service catering
- Assistance with ceremony selection
- Superior guest accommodations
- Reception accommodations for up to 250 guests
- Intimate event space for smaller weddings
- Indoor and outdoor venues
The Bay View Inn boasts seven unique venues for your upcoming event. Each area is available for separate rental or in conjunction with other parts of the inn. For larger events, we are more than happy to discuss the possibility of renting the property in its entirety. For a current list of space capacities and rental fees, please contact the sales department. A pdf of our floor diagrams is provided below.
Roselawn Dining Room: Our main dining area. Spectacular views of the water as well as the Staffordshire Garden. Quiet atmosphere directly adjacent to the lobby and reception area. Available for private or semi-private events.
Sunroom: A bright and cheerful semi-private area connecting to the lobby bar, perfect for cocktail receptions and small gatherings.
Howard Room: Our largest private event space. Includes a built-in dance floor.
Bay View Room: A smaller dining area, which is often used in combination with the Howard Room, but can be closed off separately. This room has wonderful views of Little Traverse Bay and the Staffordshire Garden.
Staffordshire Garden: An incomparable outdoor event space available for private or semi-private rentals. Surrounded by cedars and grand oak trees, this area makes for truly unforgettable outdoor events (separate tent rental required if rented without additional rain plan space).