Michigan Outdoors Event Venues

Three Unique Destinations, Countless Adventures, One Incredible Outdoor Event

Transport your guests to a resort oasis with pristine Lake Michigan shoreline, enchanting forests, and the magic of the rolling hills of Northern Michigan. Treat your guests to a true resort experience with exhilarating sports and leisurely activities plus world-class lodging and mouthwatering food and beverage options all in one location. In-between all the fun and relaxation schedule your event at one of our eight mesmerizing outdoor event venues across our three resort destinations in Northern Michigan. We invite you to schedule a tour and come see firsthand why so many event planners choose Boyne Resorts for their outdoor gatherings.

Everything You Could Ever Want

Boyne is not just another outdoor event venue in Northern Michigan, we are a true resort destination. Our experienced events team will help you plan the perfect outdoor escape so whether you are looking for a team getaway, party, conference, or something entirely unique to you, our team will be there to help you make it a truly memorable experience.

Outdoor Activities

Want to avoid spending all your time indoors? No problem. There are countless outdoor activities for your group to enjoy in between your scheduled event. Your group can either take advantage of our all of our resort activities or our activities staff can help you plan specific group activities times. Here are just a few of our favorites: 

  • Downhill Skiing & Snowboarding
  • Zipline Adventures
  • Golfing
  • Horseback Rides
  • Snowshoeing
  • Mountain Biking 
  • Cross Country Skiing

Team Building Activities

Looking for some unique bonding experiences with your group? Our outdoor event venue staff is here to help you create customized experiences designed to bring your group together in the great outdoors. Whether you have your own unique ideas or need some inspiration, we can help you plan it all. Here are some of our past favorite team-building activities: 

  • Scavenger Hunts
  • Mini-Triathlons (Boyne style: biking, chair lift rides, segway races) 
  • Golf Tournaments
  • Obstacle Courses
  • Battle Archery
  • Mountain Climb Relays

Yummy Food & Beverage Experiences

Our chefs delight in creating mouthwatering food and beverage experiences for our outdoor event spaces. As the exclusive caterer at all three of our outdoor event locations in Northern Michigan, our culinary team will help you plan flavorful dinners, coffee breaks, happy hours, and everything in between. Here are just a few ideas for your outdoor event: 

  • Outdoor BBQ in the Woods 
  • Beach Picnics on Lake Michigan
  • Farm to Table Meals at the Top of the Mountain

World-Class Accommodations

Why worry about how your guests are getting home after your event when they can simply take the elevator “home” at the end of the day. With over 800 rooms, suites, and more, our resorts in Northern Michigan have something for everyone to enjoy. Treat your guests to a true resort experience with breathtaking views from a variety of accommodations including: 

  • Hotel Rooms
  • Suites
  • Cottages
  • Condos
  • Villas
  • Vacation Homes

Talk with your sales representative about setting up a special block of rooms for your guests, at a discounted rate.

Boyne Mountain Resort

Boyne Mountain

For over six decades, Boyne Mountain has offered groups of all sizes a beautiful setting with exceptional facilities. Boyne Mountain offers over 400 skiable acres, 60 trails, and 12 lifts — and that’s just in winter. Boyne Mountain is a year-round resort where everyday meetings and events become timeless experiences.

The Pond

The Pond is the centerpiece of Boyne Mountain and offers a breathtaking view of the Mountain, as well as the ambiance created by a beautiful pond fountain. This outdoor event venue is a great space for receptions, team-building activities, or even meal functions.

The Back Forty

The Back Forty, located in Boyne Mountain’s Village, is an interactive outdoor event space with games, fire pits, and an exterior bar that is ideal for an opening reception or strolling dinner.

Lacrosse & Soccer Fields

The lacrosse and soccer fields at Boyne Mountain offer expansive outdoor event space with memorable views and are great locations for team-building events, as well as tenting for larger meal functions.

The Highlands

The Highlands

Build memories along the rolling hills of Northern Michigan at Boyne’s newly renovated resort - The Highlands. Prepare for luxury and breathtaking beauty across wooden areas, championship golf courses, on mountaintops, and along the shores of Lake Michigan. No matter the occasion, The Highlands has an outdoor party space that will exceed even the highest expectations.

The Yurt

The Yurt at The Highlands is our newest outdoor event space to host a very unique gathering in the woods. Decorate this outdoor party venue with twinkling lights and fire pits for an enchanting evening in the forest, with a large yurt finishing off the atmosphere.

Mountain Top

The top of the Mountain offers a spectacular view of Little Traverse Bay and can be a spectacular outdoor event venue for a dinner or reception.

Country Club of Boyne

The Country Club of Boyne is a beautiful outdoor party space on the stunning Heather Golf Course. With its beautiful outdoor terrace with firepits and twinkle lights, it is a great spot for a strolling dinner or reception!

Inn at Bay Harbor

Inn at Bay Harbor

Set along five miles of Lake Michigan shoreline, The Inn at Bay Harbor is the perfect destination to rekindle your love of the outdoors. Reminiscent of a 20th century Northern Michigan inn, parties and group events become restful retreats filled with first-class activities and indulgences. Named among Travel + Leisure Magazine’s “Best Hotels in the World” our outdoor party venues team is prepared to help you curate an experience your guests will remember for years.

The Lake Lawn

Located next to the lakeshore, The Lake Lawn is the perfect outdoor event venue for your opening reception as you welcome everyone to Northern Michigan while overlooking stunning Little Traverse Bay.

Sagamore's Terrace

Connected to Sagamore’s, The Sagamore’s Terrace is a stunning outdoor party space that overlooks Little Traverse Bay. This outdoor event venue can be used for a pre-dinner reception, lunch, breakfast, or even for hosting an afterglow after the meeting.

The Perfect Outdoor Venue for Every Occasion

No matter what you are planning, our three resorts in Michigan are the ultimate outdoor party venue destination. Boyne’s event management teams have extensive experience in helping to successfully plan and execute a variety of outdoor events such as: 

Ready to Plan an Incredible Outdoor Event?

Why settle for the ordinary when you could have the extraordinary. Transform your next event into a one-of-a-kind outdoor experience at one of three Boyne Resort destinations in Northern Michigan. Contact our outdoor party venues team today and let’s get to work on planning an incredible event.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Our outdoor event venues staff can provide you with vendor suggestions for tents and all outdoor decor and equipment you might need. They are familiar with our outdoor party spaces and tent requirements. However, you are also able to bring in your own vendors as long as they have the required insurance and follow safety rules and regulations.

  • For the best availability, we highly recommend booking our outdoor event venues at least a year in advance. However, we can sometimes accommodate more immediate requests for our outdoor party venues depending on the event size.

  • Discounted guest rooms/suites are available based on a minimum food & beverage, rental, and activity spend. Activity discounts are also available based on overall expenditure. Ask your sales representative for further details.