Special Events at Chimney Corners

Chimney Corners offers a unique combination of history, elegance, comfort and natural beauty when considering a location for your next special event. From weddings to birthdays, anniversaries, parties and family reunions, to whatever you can dream up to celebrate, we can provide you with a truly memorable experience! Please note: Chimney Corners does not provide catering services.

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Celebrate your wedding or special event in a timeless vintage setting with beautiful lake views! Chimney Corners is pleased to host intimate, special events during the spring and fall seasons ONLY (May through the first weekend in June and after Labor Day through October; please call or e-mail the resort for available dates). We know summers up north are desirable but our hardworking staff is busily making our resort guests feel at home. Don’t overlook the magical qualities of spring’s fresh warmth, or vibrantly crisp fall days. Your guests requiring lodging will appreciate our reduced off season rates as well!


SPECIAL EVENT PACKAGE #1 – Historic Lodge & Lawn – $2500. This venue includes the Lodge dining rooms and the lawn areas. The Lodge has a seating capacity of 60 guests. If your party is larger, we require a tent to be rented for the lawn area (GJ Tent Rentals of Traverse City). Weather is northern Michigan is often erratic and unpredictable. Other rentable items to consider are tent sides (with windows), heaters, and lighting. Seating is available for 100 guests maximum on the lawn. Regardless if you choose inside or out, the guest count CANNOT exceed 100 people. This venue fee also includes all of the upstairs rooms (six sleeping two persons each, and one single), and the two full bathrooms, as well as the ground floor Lodge Apartment with private bath.

Add setup of wedding ceremony chairs at another location (ie, ceremony on the beach or lawn, etc) – $250..

SPECIAL EVENT PACKAGE #2 – Historic Lodge & Lawn – $1500. This area includes the Lodge dining rooms and the lawn areas. Perfect for your shorter, smaller event such as wedding shower, graduation, or cocktail party, you may use the Lodge for up to 4 hours for your event. This includes the use of both the ground floor and the upstairs bathrooms, but does NOT include an overnight stay in the Lodge rooms.

Family “potluck” parties are not allowed.

WHAT’S INCLUDED in TOTAL COST – Use of the facility. Cleaning and set up of tables with white linens and chairs. Removal of the same. Basic cleanup of the evening is your caterer’s responsibility. This cost also covers any meetings and coordination , services and labor required by Chimney Corners Staff.

WHATS NOT INCLUDED – Food, drink and alcoholic beverages. An outside professional caterer contracted by you must be approved by the resort. Caterer must contact resort to discuss facilities and their needs. A site visit may be required. Kitchen prep and refrigeration are not available. Tableware, glassware, flatware and other serving implements are not included and must be provided by your catering company.
Other items/services you may need and are not provided: ministers, flowers, music, wedding cake, photography, transportation, or other services. A list of recommended vendors will be provided upon requests.
Chimney Corners requires an additional 6% sales tax to your venue cost.

EVENT HOURS – Quiet time at Chimney Corners at 11:00pm. A band or DJ must be wrapped up by 10:00pm so the event is dispersed by 11:00. We ask that you respect our resort guests by keeping noise levels to a minimum.  Any unnecessarily loud or unruly behavior may result in immediate termination of event.

PARKING – We have limited parking. You will be asked to provide a parking attendant to help your guests park appropriately. A larger event may require you to secure off-site parking and arrangement of a shuttle service.

LODGING – Guests are welcome to stay at Chimney Corners. All cottages rent at our regular rate and generally preference is given to those who rent for a full week. However, in the quiet season, a three day weekend rate is available for cottages. Reservations and deposits are arranged separately from wedding and event contracts. Please call the Chimney Corners office for availability and information.

DEPOSIT/CONTRACT INFO – We require a deposit of $1000. Once you reserve your date, your deposit must be received within two weeks of the reservation or the date will be released. Deposit is non-refundable 60 days out from the event date. Lodging will be determined after event is booked and returning resort family requests have been satisfied.  If you cancel your event after a contract has been signed, a non-refundable $125 service fee will be deducted from your deposit.