SBW Vendor Spotlight: Stafford's Bay View Inn

As the flagship property of Stafford's Hospitality, the Bay View Inn [BVI] has "enchanted visitors for over 125 years".  Located in the heart of Petoskey, the BVI was built in 1886.  Throughout the past fifty years, owner Stafford Smith and his family have operated and restored the BVI to be the grand Victorian country inn that it once was.  Between the Roselawn Dining Room and the Reed Avenue Porch, guests can experience some of the finest dining in Northern Michigan and take in spectacular views of the lake shore.  Aside from providing it's guests with a charming and unique lodging/dining experience, the BVI also plays host to a number of weddings throughout the year.

With space to host up to 250 guests, the BVI could very well be the perfect place for your wedding ceremony and reception.  The Staffordshire Garden makes for a truly unforgettable wedding ceremony surrounded by cedars and oak trees.  Your guests can then make their way indoors to one of five available rooms for rent.  As with all Stafford's locations, the BVI offers a host of wonderful amenities including:

  • Complete event planning and coordination
  • Full service catering
  • Assistance with ceremony selection
  • Superior guest accommodations
  • Reception accommodations for up to 250 guests
  • Intimate event space for smaller weddings
  • Indoor and outdoor venues
  • And many more!

Be sure to check out Stafford's Bay View Inn Vendor Profile under the "Ceremony & Reception Locations" section of the Vendor Guide.  Also, see what Angie Whitener, Sales Manager at Stafford's Hospitality, had to say about choosing and booking guest accommodations, welcome bags and hosting an event in Northern Michigan in a previous Ask the Expert post.

Photos courtesy of Stafford's