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 early 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!

VENUE COSTS

Historic Lodge & Lawn – $1500. This venue includes the Lodge dining rooms and the lawn areas. This location has a seating capacity of 60 guests. If your party is larger, we require a tent to be rented for the lawn area, and we have seating available for 100 guests maximum. If your count is over that, please call the resort to discuss numbers. This venue fee also includes all of the upstairs rooms (seven, sleeping two persons each, and one single), and the two full bathrooms, as well as the ground floor Lodge Apartment (which can also be accessed from the main dining room for a ground floor bathroom). All of these rooms must be included in the price due to the need for use of the bathrooms and the noise levels. BONUS: you have built in lodging for family and friends!
Add wedding ceremony chairs and pergola at another location (ie, wedding ceremony on the beach or lawn, etc) – $250.

Weather in Northern Michigan is often erratic and unpredictable. Outdoor parties require tent rental, arrangements and cost covered by client. We recommend GJ Tent Rentals out of Traverse City as they have worked with Chimney Corners before and are familiar with how and where we set up, as well as our underground irrigation system.

WHAT’S INCLUDED in TOTAL COST – All set up and tear down, as well as cleaning, linens, glassware, dinnerware, silverware, bar set up with ice and your meal. This cost also covers any meetings and coordination , services and labor required by Chimney Corners Staff.

WHATS NOT INCLUDED – Food and alcoholic purchases. An outside professional caterer contracted by you must be approved by the resort. Family party “potlucks” are not allowed. Caterer must contact resort to discuss facilities, storage, refrigeration, and other needs.
Other items/services you may need and are not provided: ministers, flowers, music (although we have satellite radio in the Lodge for dinner 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 – We have quiet time here at Chimney Corners at 11:00pm. We ask that if you have a band or DJ hired, they are wrapping up by 10:00pm. We ask that you respect our resort guests by keeping noise levels to a minimum. Chimney Corners Service Staff will not be available after this time. Any unnecessarily loud or unruly behavior may result in immediate termination of event.

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 off season, a three day weekend rate is available. Reservations and deposits are arranged separately from wedding and event contracts. Please call the Chimney Corners office for availability and information.
231-352-7522

DEPOSIT/CONTRACT INFO – We require a deposit of $1000. Lodging will be determined after event is booked and returning resort family requests have been satisfied. A contract will be returned with the deposit and deposit is non-refundable 60 days out from event. If you cancel your event after a contract has been signed, a non-refundable $125 service fee will be deducted from your deposit. This contract will also include the wedding information, time, names, and the person in charge of handling wedding details/expenses. Contract should be returned with deposit as soon as possible to retain your date. We will hold the date for two weeks after contract has been mailed.