After a lot of deliberating, my husband and I decided to have our wedding at this lovely establishment. While it is slightly out-of-date as far as decor goes, the hotel rooms were the least of my concern for such an event. And, after a lot of time spent with the staff of this hotel, I know that they are working on updating the rooms.
From the time we paid our initial deposit in Decemeber 2012 up until our wedding day on October 5, 2013, the staff was extremely helpful, responsive, and went above and beyond anything I could have asked for. As a very worrisome bride, it was extremely comforting to have the staff so on point. Every time I was worried about something, their response was,"Don't worry, it will be taken care of." I know a lot of people just say that to calm you down, but the thing was, they actually delivered, and that is something you can't find in most places -- especially when stress levels are high.
We had our ceremony on the beach outside, and it was lovely. There's nothing like having a Great Lake as your backdrop for your wedding ceremony. The staff had all of the chairs set up the night before, and though it rained, they were outside wiping down the chairs a half hour prior to the ceremony start to make sure they were dry.
The reception was great as well -- everything was set up just as I wanted it, and they pretty much catered to every whim I had. I wanted a hot cocoa/apple cider station set up outside, and they provided all of the things I needed to make that happen. I wanted a bonfire outside during the reception, and I got it. I needed an emergency bass guitar, and someone ran off to grab their son's. I needed a curling iron of a certain size, and no one in the whole hotel had one, and one of the staff member's ran home and got one for me. I'm not even kidding. They were amazing.
The rooms were lovely, I thought. I mean, they certainly weren't ultra-modern, but they were cozy, and we were all comfortable after a long night of dancing.
All in all, we had a wonderful experience with the staff, and I couldn't have asked for a better event. Everything went as planned.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are a full service resort on Lake Huron. We have 101 rooms, a beach bar with live entertainment in season, a restaurant and lounge open year around, and 600 feet of clean sand beach. We also hold beach weddings and receptions and many business meetings each year. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Tawas Bay Beach Hotel East Tawas
- Tawas Bay Beach East