Stafford's Bay View Inn Wedding Venues

From the tranquil waters of Lake Michigan’s Little Traverse Bay, to the lush Staffordshire Garden on the bay side of the property, Stafford’s Bay View Inn provides the perfect backdrop for weddings of up to 250 guests. Choose from unique indoor spaces or the stunning Staffordshire Garden for the perfect romantic backdrop to this most important occasion.

Roselawn Dining Room

The Roselawn Dining Room is our main dining room and can be used as private or combined event space for small to large groups. Seasonal availability.

Capacity: 70 guests

Details: Spectacular views of Little Traverse Bay and the Staffordshire Gardens. Quiet atmosphere directly adjacent to the lobby and reception area.

Rental rate starting at $2,000 and requires a pre-determined food & beverage minimum.

Bay View Room

A smaller dining area, which is often used in combination with the Howard Room, but can be closed off separately. This room has wonderful views of Little Traverse Bay and the Staffordshire Garden.

Capacity: 40 (can be combined with Howard Room)

Rental rate starting at $300.

Howard Room

The Howard Room is our largest, private event space and can accommodate small to large groups.

Capacity: 96 (can be combined with Bay View Room)

Details: Features a large dance floor and partition wall for privacy of event.

Rental rate starting at $400.

Staffordshire Room

Completely private. Great space for small weddings or rehearsal dinners. Enjoy views of beautiful Lake Michigan spanning across the Staffordshire Garden.

Capacity: 32 (can be combined with Bay View Room and Howard Room)

Details: Features French doors that can be closed for privacy.

Rental rate starting at $300.

Staffordshire Garden Ceremonies

Surrounded by cedars and grand oak trees, this area makes for a truly unforgettable outdoor ceremony. A separate tent rental is required if reserved without additional rain plan space.

Capacity: 200 guests (ceremony only)

Rental rate starting at $500 in conjunction with reception at Stafford's.