The war memorial is a national historic site located right on Lake St. Claire and a spectacular setting to host a wedding.
The views of the lake from the ballroom and back lawn are beautiful in the evening. Wedding ceremonies can be done right on the back steps of the Grosse Pointe War Memorial or at the neighboring Grosse Pointe Memorial Church. Both are excellent venues for a wedding ceremony and provide more than enough settings for some amazing photos.
The Grosse Pointe War Memorial in Grosse Point Farms, Michigan has some amazing architecture and provides a really romantic location for wedding couples. Here’s just a few photos shot around the grounds.
The grounds at the Grosse Pointe War Memorial also have some beautiful flowers and gardens that can provide a nice contrast to all the architecture and old buildings and provide a more natural setting for the wedding photos.
Here’s a photo of the bridal party on the back steps of the war memorial. They can hold wedding ceremonies here as well.
The neighboring Grosse Pointe Memorial Church in Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan is also a beautiful old historic church which provides an excellent venue for a more traditional wedding ceremony.
The main banquet room at the war memorial is bright and spacious with large windows providing an excellent view for the wedding guests overlooking Lake St. Clair.
There is also plenty of room for a nice dance floor. Here is a fun shot of the bride and groom dancing as the evening light filters through the windows.
If you book there, make sure to check on fish fly season though because the wrong time of year can lead to a LOT of bugs which isn’t too big of a deal as long as you expect it.
Ther can be lots of fish flies…millions of them. At certain parts of the years, the fish flies hatch and cover everything along the lake. They cover the outside of the buildings and it can get a bit nasty. As long as you’re not afraid of a few bugs and are expecting it, it’s not a big deal and shouldn’t be a reason to deter you from this otherwise spectacular venue!
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