Bay Pointe Golf Club Closure: What It Means for Your Upcoming Wedding

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The Bay Pointe Golf Club Closure: Impact on the Community and Future Brides and Grooms

A Staple Venue in Oakland County’s Heart

We’re coming to you with a bit of bittersweet news that’s been stirring emotions in Oakland County and, particularly, among the wedding and golfing community. The cherished Bay Pointe Golf Club, a go-to venue for stunning weddings and memorable golf outings, is officially up for sale.

This announcement isn’t about just any piece of property; it’s about 140 acres of prime real estate nestled between Commerce Township and West Bloomfield. Those who’ve celebrated their special day or simply enjoyed a visit know why Bay Pointe holds a special place in our hearts. Its 18-hole championship golf course, wrapped around the serene Middle Straits Lake, offers stunning views and an unforgettable backdrop for wedding photos and ceremonies.

The Club’s Legacy

Bay Pointe isn’t just a golf club; it’s a full-fledged event venue, boasting a spacious 20,000-square-foot clubhouse with a restaurant and locker-room facilities. Since opening in 1967, designed by the talented Ernie Fuller, with Gene Bone, a Michigan Golf Hall of Famer, as its first head professional, Bay Pointe has welcomed countless golfers and couples, especially after becoming a public venue in 2006.

The Uncertain Future

Now, as we anticipate Bay Pointe’s next chapter, questions arise about its future. Will it remain a beloved golfing destination, or will it follow the path of many golf courses transformed into housing developments?

A New Chapter for Couples and Golf Enthusiasts

Here at Mike Staff Productions, we share your sadness in seeing such a beloved venue transition. However, we’re also excited about the new memories you’ll create at other beautiful locations. Whether you dreamed of tying the knot on the green or by the lake, we’re here to help you find the perfect backdrop for your special day.

Finding Your Dream Venue

For couples looking for a Metro Detroit wedding venue as an alternative to Bay Pointe Golf Club, fear not. The region is rich with venues that offer scenic beauty, elegant facilities, and top-notch services. Here’s a curated list of venues that promise to be just as captivating for your wedding day:

  • Meadow Brook Hall
    • A fairytale setting in Rochester, perfect for those dreaming of a historic, elegant backdrop.
  • Saint John’s Resort 
    • Combining historic architecture with modern amenities in Plymouth, this venue offers stunning indoor and outdoor settings.
  • Pine Knob Mansion and Carriage House
    • Offering historic charm and breathtaking views in Clarkston, ideal for an intimate and exclusive wedding.
  • Planterra Conservatory
    • A unique, lush setting in West Bloomfield, where a glass-enclosed conservatory creates a magical backdrop.
  • Cherry Creek Golf Club
    • A blend of natural landscapes and sophisticated design in Shelby Township, offering beautiful ceremony and reception options.
  • The Henry Ford
    • Unique historical venues in Dearborn, offering traditional to unconventional settings for a distinctive backdrop.
  • Twin Lakes Golf Club
    • Picturesque golf course, lakes, and banquet facilities in Oakland Township, perfect for those who appreciate natural beauty.
  • Waldenwoods Resort and Conference Center
    • A romantic, rustic yet elegant venue in Hartland, with a historic banquet hall and serene lake.
  • The War Memorial
    • Historical significance and modern elegance meet in Grosse Pointe Farms, offering a waterfront setting with beautiful gardens.
  • Fox Hills Golf & Banquet Center
    • In Plymouth, this venue offers a mix of natural beauty and sophistication, with indoor and outdoor spaces catering to every style.

Capturing Your Love Story

No matter where you celebrate your love, the essence of your day is what truly matters. As your dedicated Detroit wedding photographer, our team is here to capture every moment of your love story, ensuring the memories of your special day are preserved for a lifetime. Let’s embrace this change together, embarking on new adventures and telling new love stories.

Remember, we’re here to support you in scouting new venues, adjusting plans, and ensuring all your wedding needs are met with the same passion and dedication we’ve always had.


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