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A truly unique celebration in Michigan's Upper Peninsula

The Lodge offers a unique facility that specializes in weekend long, family reunion style wedding events. Indoors or outdoors, local or destination bride...BRL goes a step beyond your everyday banquet hall and takes the highest degree of care in providing a very personal, intimate wedding experience.  Make us your first call as we provide assistance on local catering, linens, party rentals, decor, dinnerware & equipment, photography, bartending, party setup, and more. Don't care to hire in? Keep it simple if you wish! The lodge decor and atmosphere provides a cozy Northwood's/rustic feel and can be as simple or elegant as you desire. We have a lot of essential equipment on hand for you to rent, and we even have an option for you to bring your own food if you prefer to leave the cooking up to your family and friends. Don't forget the best part, lodging is included in our package for up to 75 people with extra space available at neighboring townhouses. So step outside of the box from the traditional wedding and make it weekend affair that the entire family will be talking about for years! Justin, Brittany & the staff at Black River Lodge will be with you every step of the way and ready to make your event something worth remembering.

Your special event, is our special event. Contact Brittany to begin planning: reservations @


Our resort is privately owned and nestled in the peaceful Black River valley among sixty five acres of hills and forest, and just down the road from five stunning waterfalls and the Black River Harbor beach. Create a special wedding experience by spending a mini-vacation with friends and family, and turning the lodge into your own personal wedding destination. ​

Intimate Country Ceremonies
  • Our hand built birch arch makes a spectacular backdrop for your union or choose from several other beautiful spots on the property.

  • Get creative with seating or let us help with chair rentals.

Relaxing Setting to Gather and Celebrate
  • Peaceful, easy to find location with lots of rustic charm. We only host one wedding per weekend to keep events private and hassle free. 

  • Plenty of Onsite Parking

  • Multiple places on our 65 acres to say your vows. Make it as simple or elegant as you wish!

  • Exclusive onsite lodging and amenities keeps everyone safely entertained under one roof

    • Lounges to socialize and catch up

    • Huge, Grassy spaces for lawn games and safe for kids to play

    • Multiple kitchenettes within townhouses to handle food prep

    • Resort-Style Bar with Beer & Wine

  • Spectacular views, beaches, and waterfalls within minutes to keep guests busy between festivities.


All wedding events are customized to your wants, needs, and inspirations. This base wedding package is the start to your personalized weekend event and includes general rental of the entire Lodge plus our coordinating services. Available add-on's are included below, however we will discuss pricing during initial consultation. If you do not see something you need, please ask. We are open to most requests and can easily work with you on a reasonable cost.


Your special event, is our special event. Let us know how we can help!


reservations @



We booked the resort for the entire weekend of our reception for a very reasonable price. The weekend turned into a wonderful time decorating and celebrating with rooms full of friends and family. Brittany and Justin worked with us every step of the way choosing table placements and decorations, even lending some of their own. The help that we received was above and beyond what was in our contract and it made our reception absolutely perfect. The entire event was stress free for my husband and I, they took care of everything. We checked in to other reception options in the area and I can happily say we picked the best place possible.

-Lindsay P., 2015 Event

Our event here was truly one that will never be forgotten. Brittany worked around the clock for us and it did not go unnoticed. We encountered many hurdles and jumped through them all together. In this area, no venue even compares!

-Tawni W., 2016 Event

We came to Black River Lodge after my dreams of a barn wedding were a bit crushed. I had talked on the phone with Brittany (one of the owners) and she immediately showed me that she was going to be easy to talk to about anayything that would come up during our time planning and then throughout our wedding weekend. My future husband and I scheduled a meeting and both were very impressed with the venue and could really start to see our wedding celebration come to life. A couple moths before our day, we planned another meeting to find a place to have our ceremony. We found one! Brittany and Justin both saw our vision and helped us see it through. It was like a fairytale. I know that sounds cheesy, but it is so true. The whole weekend was so much fun, having everyone under one roof, just being able to spend time together and relax. I would recommend Black River Lodge to anyone looking for a wedding venue that is made to feel like you're spending the weekend at your very own north woods, very large cabin. It's the perfect place to have an intimate ceremony with your closest family and friends.

-Jerika M., 2016 Event

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