Dedicated event space at Stone Chalet B&B Inn and Event Center, Ann Arbor
Location, location: A B&B event assures a warm, congenial setting
Next time you’re making plans for a group, check to see if that wonderful bed and breakfast in town will accommodate your event. Depending on the group’s size, a B&B event is sure to provide a classy and welcoming setting.
From business meetings to recovery retreats, from girlfriends getaways to writers workshops, from gender reveals to showers, holding a B&B event will set your event apart.
At some Michigan inns, a B&B event can be scheduled only in conjunction with one or more room reservations. However, in the off-season, the innkeeper may relax that policy. Inquire.
At some B&Bs, the innkeepers will expect to do all the catering, in which case you’ll want them to; they’re probably quite gifted. At other B&Bs, you’ll find the innkeepers are open to working with your choice of caterer.
All over the state, you’ll find inns with experience in planning and hosting B&B events. This is only a partial list.
Inn at the Rustic Gate, in a rural setting northwest of Big Rapids, specializes in retreats for groups seeking calm space for reflection and transformation.
Ginkgo Tree Inn, Mt. Pleasant, can seat up to 40 in elegant first-floor space and, in season, an additional 20 on the veranda, plus it has a spacious patio overlooking the Chippewa River. With its commercial kitchen and Class C, SDM liquor license, and the owners’ 30-plus years of hospitality experience, this inn can meet most needs of a mid-size or larger party, depending on the season.
The Inn at Paw Paw has event space that can accommodate up to 40 for a sit-down meal and doesn’t require that you book rooms at the inn.
Innkeeper Noelene at Sherwood Forest B&B in Douglas is likely to suggest a South African-influenced hors d’oeuvres menu because of the years she spent there.
An event at Grand Victorian B&B, Bellaire, whose owners are originally from China, might feature spring rolls, which are very popular at the afternoon teas innkeeper Yuning periodically holds.
With its spacious grounds, Hexagon House B&B hosts such group events as family reunions and quilting and scrapbooking retreats.
Again, this is only a partial list. Scroll down.