Because of all it has to offer, Traverse City is an extremely popular tourist destination, especially over Labor Day weekend. Please plan to book your hotel or rental home accommodations well in advance.

We suggest the following options:

Bayshore Resort | Room Block (Call Hotel)

833 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49686


Comfort Inn

460 Munson Ave. US HWY 31, Traverse City, MI, 49686

West Bay Beach Resort
615 East Front Street
Traverse City, MI. 49686

Hotel Indigo

263 W Grandview Parkway, Traverse City, Michigan, 49684

Park Place Hotel and Conference Center

300 E State St, Traverse City, MI 49684, USA


Bay Park Condominiums

Additional travel plans, such as flights and any rental cars should also be booked well in advace. You may fly directly into Traverse City (Cherry Capital Airport), serviced by American, United and Delta. It is also possible to fly into Grand Rapids and rent a car for the 2.5 hour drive north. 


The Traverse City airport is 10-15 minutes from town. Uber and Lyft are readily available for transportation to and from the airport, and to get around town. 


Transportation is provided to and from the ceremony and reception. 



Traverse City is a hidden gem in northwestern Michigan. It has been a special seasonal home for many members of the Strand family for over 10 years. We look forward to coming here each year to make new memories.

This is a land of lakes, forests and beaches--the surrounding bay and Lake Michigan views offer expansive, crystal clear water. Enjoy seasonal outdoor activities, such as kayaking, hiking, swimming, fishing and cross country skiing. Head out of town to the beautiful northern Michigan countryside, where the roads are lined with cherry orchards and vineyards. 

The downtown area is bustling with trendy restaurants, ice cream shops, lake gear stores, and boutiques. 

The Traverse City area and surrounding peninsula are home to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. This special spot is less than 30 miles from Traverse City limits. A few years back, Good Morning America named Sleeping Bear Dunes the “Most Beautiful Place in America.”


Here are some of our favorite things to do in and around the Traverse City area:

Old Mission Peninsula 

This peninsula just outside of town is dotted with orchards, vineyards, old farm houses, and fabulous views of Lake Michigan. Drive along Peninsula Dr. for beautiful waterfront homes and scenery.
Brys Estate Vineyard and Winery

Chateau Chantal Winery

Bowers Harbor Vineyards

Mission Point Lighthouse

Jolly Pumpkin Restaurant

Traverse City

Trattoria Stella

7 Monks Tap Room

Apache Trout Grill

The Village at Grand Traverse Commons

Downtown TC

Grand Traverse Bay

Leelanau Peninsula

Michigan’s Leelanau Peninsula extends northward into Lake Michigan with the main lake on one side and Grand Traverse Bay on the other side. Only 5 to 7 miles wide, the peninsula has the feel of an island -- there’s water everywhere you turn, including several lakes at the center of the peninsula. Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is one of the Leelanau Peninsula’s most popular attractions.

Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail

Black Star Farms

Sleeping Bear Dunes: Empire Bluff Trail

Sleeping Bear Dunes: Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive