Our Venue

Discover and Enjoy

Bay View Weddings at Gallagher Farms is a destination to be discovered and enjoyed with the ones you love. We are committed to ensuring that our clients will have the time and support they need to create and enjoy their wedding. With time before and after the day of the wedding, there is no rush get everything ready on your wedding day. Thus, you will have the time you need to relax, live in the moment, and spend memorable time with your loved ones. With Bay View Weddings being on over four hundred acres of contiguous farmland, you will feel an immediate sense of peace, tranquility, and awe in the natural beauty of our cherry farm in addition to rolling hills, forests, fields, and orchards. We welcome our clients to experience the true beauty of Northern Michigan right here in beautiful Traverse City!

The Details

Peak Season, 2020 (May through October)

  • Bay View Hill Top Wedding Venue including Tent
  • Tables and Chairs are included ($500 discount if you would prefer to rent your own tables and chairs)
  • Ceremony included on Bay View Hill Top
  • Optional Elopement Overlook Ceremony
  • Optional The Little Pond Ceremony
  • Optional Orchard Ceremony (Endless options to choose from!)
  • We can host elopements to over 400 Wedding Guests
  • Day-of-Wedding Coordinator to assist with Décor and Logistics is Included: We are happy to help and serve you!
  • Contact us today for pricing and to check availability for your requested date!

Included at Bay View Weddings

  • Access to the farm and tent venue on the day of the wedding from 9 am to 11 pm with all guests exiting the farm and tent venue no later than one hour after the event ends
  • Access to the farm for set-up from 12 pm to 6 pm on Friday for Saturday events
  • We can accommodate a small number of guests for an elopement up to over 400 guests for a sit-down dinner. Please contact us for your specific accommodations.
  • Day-of-Wedding Coordinator to assist with Décor and Logistics is Included: We are happy to help and serve you!
  • Tables and Chairs are provided ($500 discount if you prefer to rent your own tables and chairs)
  • Dance floor is provided
  • String lights are provided for evening lighting
  • Up to two golf carts are provided at no cost to move around the property
  • Restroom trailer is provided
  • Bonfire as requested
  • Ceremony on Bay View Hill Top is included
  • Numerous placement options for an optional cocktail hour tent (based on preference – as there are many beautiful view perspectives 🙂 )
  • Wide variety of set-up options under the tent are available
  • Caterers and vendors can access the property easily
  • Large Spaces Available for Onsite Parking
  • Bay View Weddings Staff available to direct guest parking

  • Linens and Decor
  • Licensed Caterer with Bartender or a TIPS Certified Bartender to serve alcohol if doing alcohol privately along with alcohol coverage on the rider
  • Day of Insurance rider


  • Numerous locations for ceremony sites
  • Tables and Chairs (If you would prefer to rent your own otherwise we have them available for you 🙂 )

We appreciate and value each client in selecting their own vendors. If a client prefers guidance and assistance in selecting vendors to help create their special event or wedding vision, we are happy to support clients and create a package deal for your special event or wedding. Please let us know if this is something you would be interested in for your special day. We would love the opportunity to work with you for your wedding or special event!