We are pleased to announce we have been selected as a 2015 winner in The Knot Best of Weddings, an award representing the highest-rated wedding professionals as reviewed by real couples, their families and wedding guests on The Knot. This is the 5th year Stafford’s has been selected for The Knot Best of Weddings.
In 2015, only 2% of the 250,000 local wedding professionals listed on TheKnot.com have received this distinguished accolade. The Knot Best of Weddings provides a by-couples, for-couples guide to the top wedding professionals across the country. To determine the winners, The Knot assessed a sample of almost one million real reviews across the various vendor categories—venues, musicians, florists, photographers, caterers and more—that a bride or groom would want in order to inspire, plan and pull off their own unique wedding.
“We are so excited to have received this honor,” Sales Director Angela Whitener said. “We always knew we had something very special here in Petoskey, but now this solidifies it!”
When I told people I was getting married during winter in Northern Michigan they though I was crazy! Stafford’s Perry Hotel provided the perfect environment for a winter wedding, it was beautiful and more than I ever could have imagined. The staff was amazing, the venue gorgeous, the food was to die for and the staff beyond accommodating. The majority of my wedding guests had to travel four hours in the snow to attend my wedding and every single one has told me it was the best wedding they’ve ever been to!
Stafford’s Perry Hotel is the BEST!!!
My husband and I picked out Stafford’s Perry Hotel for its amazing views initially and then discovered how amazing their whole staff was in the process! Our wedding planning had to be done through e-mails and over the phone, since we are from the Detroit area. All of the ladies (Angie, Debbie, Lauren, Rachel) were my angels! They helped troubleshoot any bumps in the road throughout the planning process and a couple big bumps on the actual wedding day! Carolyn and her staff that run the dining room were exceptional also! We had prepared our centerpieces and decorations in advance. My sister and I had discussed the set up with Carolyn/Angie and the staff briefly and when I walked in and saw everything set up, I seriously had tears in my eyes because it was so beautiful! I couldn’t have asked for anything more! I have nothing but high praise for all of the staff at Stafford’s Perry Hotel. I would encourage anyone looking to have an up north wedding to use Stafford’s Perry Hotel. If I had to choose and plan everything all over again, I would choose Stafford’s Perry Hotel! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
We fell in love with the location and the venue upon visiting it a year ago. We had heard great things about the service and hospitality from locals as well as friends and family…as a result we had high expectations for the weekend. The only thing in question was the weather (as we all know Memorial weekend in Northern Michigan can be hit or miss). We were completely blown away by the level of service and hospitality provided by the Stafford’s Perry Hotel. There was no stone unturned and it was truly a magical experience. From the moment we checked in to the very last dance, we were awestruck in how perfect everything came together. Working with the the Perry Hotel was seamless and the staff was very accommodating and professional. The location, the Rose Garden Veranda, overlooking the bay could not have been more ideal. Timing was impeccable, the food was incredible, and the weather was in our favor (75 and sunny). All of our guests said this was the best wedding they have ever been to, and coming from a very large ethnic family, that says a lot! We can’t say enough about how wonderful are experience was at the Stafford’s Perry Hotel and hold them in the highest regard.
AMAZING – Perfect Service, Perfect Staff, Perfect
I cannot say enough about the service and staff at Stafford’s Bay View Inn. From start to finish they made our special day better than we even expected. We did not have to worry about ONE thing not going right. All of our guests raved and raved about everything, from the quaintness of the Inn, to the hospitality, to the food. Very accommodating and totally exceeded all of our expectations.
I absolutely cannot say enough good things about the Bay View Inn. We had a small destination wedding (IN to MI) and the event and hospitality ladies were so amazing to work with! Everything ran so smoothly and they were so accommodating, which made for a very calm bride! The venue is gorgeous, the service the best I have ever experienced, and the food was so good that my hubby and I have decided to come back for the Sunday brunch alone! Be sure to read and write in the journal(s) in your room, and take a walk down by the beach and through the lovely memorial garden.
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