"My new husband and I recently had our reception at this venue and I have absolutely no regrets! Everything went smooth despite the cold weather and everlasting rain! Liz, their planner, met we me several times and that does not include the handful of text based questions. We brought in 3 heaters to keep warm and there was plenty of room and just enough warmth. The bridal room was quaint and private. The bar staff was friendly and knowledgable. Liz addressed the small last minute problems as they came up. No regrets! I strongly recommend this venue:)"
"My husband and I held our vow renewal and reception at Crystal Lake Golf Club and it was absolutely perfect and actually turned out better than either of us could have imagined. The course was gorgeous and the tent was perfectly set up. Jamie (the one who was helping us actually set up the reception/finalize details) was beyond professional and helpful with everything and was always easy to reach if I needed anything or had any questions. Even during the last few weeks when I was starting to stress Jamie helped to calm my nerves and assure me that everything would be taken care of correctly. There was a bridal room available for me and my girls to get ready in, which helped tremendously, and the golf course was the perfect place to take pictures before and after the renewal. Everyone that we came into contact with from the golf course was easy to work with and make this an easy event to plan."
"Cannot say enough great things about this venue. From the stunning views of Crystal Lake to the excellent staff Crystal Lake Golf Club was the perfect location for our daughters wedding. Liz and Jaime made sure everything went smoothly from start to finish always keeping in contact even though we were three hours away. The bartenders made sure that drinks were flowing in a timely manner which was no small feat as our guest list topped 220 people! After the reception was over the crew at Crystal cleaned everything up and set aside our items for easy pick up the next day. The security staff even called the next day to let us know items had been left behind and that they would send them to us. If you are looking for the perfect place to host a memorable event stop looking, this is " the" place! "
" Jamie did a great job helping make our wedding day amazing. We live 4 hours away and she was great with recommendations for vendors and assuring us that everything would be perfect."
"Crystal Lake was a wonderful venue to have a wedding. On my wedding day it was sunny, and gorgeous, and I'm so glad that I made the trip to Beulah to see it. It was a perfect choice. I recommend this venue to everyone. It's worth the trip, and is the hidden Jewel of Northern Michigan."
"My wedding day could not of have been more perfect thanks to Liz and the team at Crystal Lake Golf Course. Our guests also had a fabulous time - two months later I'm still getting compliments on how fabulous the day and venue was. Everything was seamless. It's such a gorgeous, intimate spot. Getting married with the view of the lake in the background was breath-taking. There is plenty of space for a large party, but small enough that you're not competing with other weddings at the same location. Very personal! Not only did the day go off without a hitch, Liz was great to deal with in the months leading up to as well. Not living in Northern Michigan, I could only meet on Memorial day weekend and Liz graciously accommodated our schedule by taking time out of her holiday weekend. Additionally, I fired non-stop questions to Liz as the date approached and she always responded very quickly and went the extra mile to explore any requests I had. Crystal Lake Golf Club worked very hard to facilitate my dream wedding and I couldn't be happier. Looking back on our photos has reminded me once again how gorgeous the venue is."
"For all you do it yourself brides you know how incredibly stressful it is planning your own wedding. You just want someone to help guide and reassure you everything will turn out beautifully. That is what Liz and her staff were to me. Liz was BEYOND helpful, polite, accommodating, reassuring, very quick to respond to my million emails/questions and more than anything was patient. I can't tell you how many times a question would pop into my head and Liz was always quick with a response and a kind word. Looking back I can't imagine not having someone like her there to help. The venue is absolutely beautiful, we could not have asked for more. So many of our guests continue to comment how amazing the setting was and how the wedding was one of the best they had been to, all because of Crystal Lake Golf Course. This truly is the place to get married. I would recommend this location a thousand times over again :). Thank you so much to Liz and her team for making our special day more amazing than I could have ever dreamed"
"Crystal Lake Golf Club holds a special place in my heart as do the staff that work there. They were there when my husband surprised me with his proposal, and they were there one year later to share in the day we exchanged our vows. They are like family to us, always helpful, supportive, and kind. We couldn't have asked for a better venue, it was a one stop shop and made life so much easier. I certainly recommend Crystal Lake Golf Club for an engagement or wedding venue, truly breathtaking!"
"Crystal lake holds a special place in my heart, as my husband and I have spent our summers as a couple up there, visiting his family. I instantly fell in love with the area and wanted my family and friends to be able to enjoy the beauty of Crystal. From the moment we talked about getting married, we knew we wanted to get married by Crystal Lake and we are so happy we did so at Crystal Lake Golf Club. I could not imagine a better venue to get married at- the view is absolutely breath taking! Liz and Jamie went above and beyond with everything and were so supportive and accommodating I felt like I had my own wedding planner in many ways. For the day of the wedding, Liz and Jamie took care of putting all the decorations up, arranging centerpieces, coordinating with vendors, and much more...I didn't need to worry about anything. When I walked into the tent before getting married I was speechless, it was picture perfect! We had an absolute blast at our wedding and were truly able to enjoy ourselves without worrying about anything. Everything went so smoothly and everyone had a great time."
"The photos do not do justice for this beautiful venue! I attended a wedding this summer as a guest, and this was one of the most amazing weddings I have ever been too. The ceremony and reception were all in the same place, so I was thrilled I didn't have extra driving. We stayed at the Best Western just down the road, which was very convenient. The ceremony was breathtaking. View of Crystal Lake was the perfect backdrop behind the bride and groom. The staff working the bar were very attentive and entertaining! My favorite part of the night was being outside enjoying beautiful Northern Michigan while celebrating a beautiful couple. As a guest, this is the perfect wedding venue. Unforgettable..."
"We had a very positive experience with CLGC!! Since we had to plan from 'afar', we really appreciated Liz ' helpfulness and responsiveness to our various phone calls, e-mails, etc. The venue is absolutely beautiful and very clean. The rehearsal night ,as well as wedding/reception, went without a hitch. Everything was absolutely perfect!!!"
--Jan, Mother of the Bride
"This reception should have been part of the 'Pure Michigan' advertising campaign!" Such was the awe-inspired response, and others like it, from EVERYONE in attendance at our reception. The wedding tent is positioned for a spectacular view, including that of Crystal Lake -- it offers the "picture-perfect" setting for a late spring, summer, or early fall wedding. Large enough to accomodate 150+ (ours was 130) with exceptional placement of the dance floor, bar and various table arrangements (the "8-tops" were perfect), the supplemental veranda area was enjoyed by many, both before and after dinner. The adjacent restroom building was impeccably maintained w/respective, nicely appointed bride & groom preparation areas. We often commented on how this "public golf course" venue provided us with a reception experience that others are afforded the opportunity of having solely at a private country-club.
The biggest "shout-out" goes to Jamie, who is like having a personal wedding coordinator. She is VERY professional and will "work with you" on EVERY aspect of making one's wedding day the "best day of your life" (which is what both our daughter and son-in-law said to us during the evening on the dance floor). For example: we delivered our own appetizers and flower arrangements the day before. They were stored in frigerated and/or cool areas and perfectly placed the day of wedding. There was plenty of opportunity to "decorate as you would like" -- we just "did up" one sample table and Jamie handled the rest (including the serving, cake, gift, cocktail, etc. table areas). She and the caterer (Larry Burdik/Chef's Pride in Traverse City) were symbiotic, working "hand-in-glove." The bartenders were equally pleasant, efficient and accommodating. We went with the premium bar for three hours and added an extra three hours (everyone was having way too much fun on the dance floor) which came in just under $3,000. The Club rental (which included ALL table and bar furnishings, set up, clearing and totally "taking care of business") came in a little over $3000. The catered food (which included a "tenderloin carving station") was a little over $3,400.
Our goal (including the flowers -- which we ordered from Sam's Club online --and other "decorations") was $10,000; and, that's pretty much what it came in at -- we ABSOLUTELY FEEL WE "GOT OUR MONEY'S WORTH," AND MORE!! Just heard this morning that "Good Morning America" declared this "Sleeping Bear Dunes" area the "Most Beautiful Place in America." We couldn't agree more, and a big part of that feeling is the result of the "Most Beautiful Wedding in America" that one can have here in Beautiful Benzie County at the Crystal Lake Golf Club. Thanks, Jamie, for providing such an amazing venue and support throughout the wedding preparation process. You're "the best."
Our wedding went off without a hitch, and we credit that to Crystal Lake Golf Club. Not only is it an amazing venue to have a wedding, but the service they provide is one of a kind. Jamie is amazing and is so detailed oriented. She thought about things I would have definitely missed, and checked in and met with us many times to ensure everything was in order. They were flexible with different options we asked about as well, such as timing for things, beverage choices etc.
A little bit about the venue: The tent is located at the highest point of Crystal Lake Golf Course and overlooks Crystal Lake. The view is absolutely breathtaking. And if you have your reception in the evening your guests will also witness the most beautiful sunset from this location as well. They have done an awesome job putting seating all around the tent. I was surprised to see how much our guests loved walking around and sitting in the different seating areas provided to them during our reception. The tent itself is awesome. We had a short storm come through during our dinner with strong winds. Jamie's staff was quick to put the sides of the tent down, and you could not even notice the storm going on outside.
The other thing I was impressed about was how well they worked with all of the other vendors. From the DJ, photographer, and caterer they did a great job working together to see that everything ran smoothly and we did not have to worry about a thing.
I could not have been happier about going with Crystal Lake Golf Club, and would recommend them in a heart beat to anyone looking for a venue to have an Northern Michigan wedding.
Everything was just perfect!!! The outdoor setting really added a lot to everything. Highly recommended
--Scott Weaver, Father of the Bride
Jamie and her staff were just wonderful last Friday. I couldn't have asked for a better Rehearsal Dinner. All my family & friends loved the food and atmosphere!!
What an awesome day we had Jamie!!!! Thank you so much for everything you and your staff provided for us. The weather was perfect and the setting was so special. All of our guests were treated to a spectacular sunset.
We want to especially thank your chef John for preparing such a wonderful meal for us. Our guests were very pleased as well, I am still getting compliments on the food.
Again, many thanks to Crystal Lake and Jamie Keillor for making our event so special.
The Crystal Lake Golf Club staff was very enjoyable to work with. They helped us find special bar and menu items, and assisted us with all individual requests. The site was beautiful; we were allowed access to it the day before the wedding which was extremely helpful. The entire evening went off without a hitch!