Special Events

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 of delicious food, gorgeous surroundings and happy memories.

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To download a copy of a general Event Contract, click here.


“Dear Mary, Jim, Lisa, Becky, “chef”, and Wonderful Staff at Chimney Corners – The “Champagne Brunch” at Chimney Corners was the icing on the cake in celebration of Rory and Kevin’s wedding. Everything was perfect! My compliments to all: from the finest food to the warmest and caring staff, and of course to Mary and Jim for providing the Lodge with love. Our sincere thanks, Barbara and Ray R.”

“BEST…WEDDING…EVER! My wife and I conducted an exhaustive search of venues to host a wedding weekend experience for 30 of our closest family and friends. We fell in love with Crystal Lake after seeing it for the first time and knew we wanted to do it in the area. After chatting with some locals, a few advised us to check out Chimney Corners Resort. It was the best advice we received. The staff (Becky for lodging and Lisa for events) bent over backwards helping us craft the events and lodging for the weekend. The resort used to be an old ski resort, so if you’re looking for that rustic escape on a stunningly gorgeous lake, this is it! We wanted to have our wedding sometime in September, and ended up going with the weekend following Labor Day (September 6, 2014). We avoided the peak season rates, but enjoyed the peak season weather and didn’t have to book an entire week as you do during the peak season (which runs up to Labor Day). We held a BBQ / Rehearsal Dinner on Friday evening after canoeing with the crew during the day (at The Trading Post in Honor, MI). The ribs were insane, as Steve (Chef) and his team smoked them starting at 8am in the morning. We also had chicken, burgers and fresh-made black bean burgers for the vegetarians and pregnant ladies. The meal was exquisite! We then held our wedding ceremony on the Beach Dining Room Lawn on Saturday, followed by a sit-down dinner up in The Lodge Dining Room. We had beef tenderloin and half chicken options, both of which were incredible. Everything was sourced locally and fresh, and you just can’t put a price on that. To give you a sense how good the meal was, our wedding party demanded that Steve (Chef) and his team come out to the dining room to receive a standing ovation. Overall, the culinary experience on the resort was far beyond our expectations – and very reasonably priced! We then partied the night away down on the Beach Dining Room Lawn on the shores of Crystal Lake. Some folks decided to hit the hay early, and all they had to do was walk across the street to their cottage. No one had to drive. No one had to worry. The late night crew enjoyed the fire pit and the stunning view of the moon on the lake. We’ll always remember Chimney Corners Resort, and intend to make it a legacy destination for our family on an annual basis in the future. We want our children to witness the beauty of that place, and the people who run it. Not only will we be coming back, but a number of our guests who are within driving distance of Chimney Corners (most guests were from the Cleveland area – about a 5 hour drive) are all planning on bringing their families to Chimney Corners for vacations next summer. To us – that said everything about the experience!” – Brian & Kristine