TRAVERSE CITY WEDDING AND EVENT VENUE
BlueBridge is a beautiful property offering some very unique event spaces. In fact, this 10-acre parcel represents some of what makes Northern Michigan one of the most incredible places in the world. But we also want you to know that one of the things that also make us unique is the fact that we don’t just want to serve you on your event day. We hope that the event itself is just the beginning of an ongoing friendship with you. You are always welcome to return to have lunch in the BlueBridge park on a picnic table or under the gazebo, walk the trail down to the water, or sit and have a cup of coffee with us. Once you have an event at BlueBridge, you are a part of our family.
Looking beyond the beauty within this Traverse City property and the three spaces, we also offer several services right on site. Additional services that BlueBridge offers include: DJ services, floral and décor services, accommodations and beverage services (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic) that we believe you’ll find important as you consider the best venue for your big day. Whether it’s a wedding or another type of corporate, family, or social event we look forward to connecting with you.
The BlueBridge Family:
We are Chris and Stephanie McCrumb and November of 2022 will mark 27 years of marriage. We have five children between the ages of 11 and 25 and each one is involved in this family business in different ways. Our oldest son Maxwell, is our Event & Beverage Manager. Sam, son #2 is our Facility Manager. Third in the lineup, standing next to Stephanie, is Benjamin who helps out part-time with maintenance and serves as a bartender. Kyle, son #4, helps maintain the grounds part-time. And last, but certainly not least, is Christie who does pretty much whatever she wants being the youngest and the only girl!
Here is Our WHY behind what we do…Marriage is an incredible and beautiful thing, but it isn’t always easy. There are more ups and downs in this relationship than any other. Our heart and our goal is to help you make your day incredibly special. We want you to enjoy and experience all the special moments of your big day, without worrying about any of the details! We realize it’s only the first day of what we trust will be a long and happy marriage. But we also know that sometimes, you need to sit down and flip through your photo album or your wedding video and remember all the reasons you said “yes.” And then…journey on!
As a couple, we have both been involved in hundreds of weddings over the years serving as officiant, wedding coordinator, host, venue owner, floral designer and decorator. We would be truly honored to partner with you whether it’s for a wedding or any other special life event.
The name BlueBridge was initially inspired by the two small bridges on the property. But the bigger meaning has to do with the fact that we want BlueBridge to be a place of connection just like a bridge connects one place to another. Weddings, company parties and trainings, family events, and so many other events are all ways we can connect. BlueBridge is also a wonderful place to connect time through phases of life and big life events and a place to connect the past to a better, brighter future.
The word “Blue” in our name symbolizes loyalty, calm, peace, and trust. These are all things that drive everything we do because when it comes to the really important events of your life, we believe this is the type of environment that you’re looking for and definitely what we are striving to create.
Temperature controlled environments (AC and Heat) as well as convenient, stress free back up plans for all venues for days when the Michigan weather is a little less than cooperative.
Free, easy, convenient, and close by parking for all sites including handicap parking spaces.
Easy accessibility for elderly and/or disabled guests including ADA bathrooms and easy wheelchair access to all sites.
Numerous locations for beautiful photography include: the bridges, a wedding swing, a large gazebo, BlueBridge park with a small vineyard, and access down to Ellis Lake by way of golf cart for sunset views over the water.
Convenience by offering everything you’ll need right here on site including: Wedding Coordination, DJ service, flower service, rehearsal dinner spaces and Sunday brunch spaces, alcohol and bartenders, and two fantastic, experienced preferred caterers.
Every Wedding will have a designated team of people to serve you and your guests. This includes a Wedding Coordinator (runs the rehearsal and will be there for your ceremony & reception), Assistant Wedding Coordinator (depending on size of wedding), a Day-of-Manager, DJ, and bartender(s).
A big, beautiful bridal room large enough for eight to twelve people for the ladies and a Tiny House with a bathroom and changing room for the guys.