Nestled in the heart of Northern Michigan, Old Mission Peninsula offers a picturesque setting that’s perfect for couples seeking a romantic getaway or an intimate elopement. With its rolling hills, vibrant vineyards, and panoramic views of Grand Traverse Bay, the peninsula provides a serene backdrop for love stories to unfold. I have curated a selection of the most photogenic spots on Old Mission Peninsula that are sure to add magic to your special moments.


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Mission Point Lighthouse

The historic Mission Point Lighthouse stands as a beacon of romance at the peninsula’s tip, surrounded by tranquil forest trails and serene lake views. This spot offers couples a secluded haven, ideal for capturing those tender moments against a stunning natural backdrop. The lighthouse area, including a charming beachside swing set, is perfect for those looking for a blend of adventure and intimacy in their photo sessions​​.


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Wineries with Breathtaking Views

Old Mission Peninsula is renowned for its exquisite wineries, many of which offer more than just fine wines. Mari Vineyards presents an unbelievable view of Grand Traverse Bay, making it a splendid choice for couples. Brys Estate Vineyard and Winery and Chateau Chantal Winery and Inn both provide stunning vistas of the vineyards and the bay, creating a romantic atmosphere for engagement photos or intimate elopements​​.


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Natural Beauty at Pyatt Lake Nature Preserve

For nature-loving couples, Pyatt Lake Nature Preserve is a hidden gem on the peninsula. A half-mile loop trail through the preserve offers a peaceful setting, where bird songs and the beauty of the untamed surroundings make for a perfect backdrop for capturing love in its purest form​​.


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Culinary Delights and Cozy Inns

Beyond the visual appeal, Old Mission Peninsula offers culinary experiences and cozy accommodations that can enhance your visit. Consider dining at The Boathouse Restaurant on Bowers Harbor for a special occasion or to simply celebrate the breathtaking views. Stay at Chateau Grand Traverse or Chateau Chantal for bay views right from your room, adding a touch of luxury and convenience to your romantic getaway​​.


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Your Love Story Deserves a Perfect Setting

Old Mission Peninsula is more than just a destination; it’s a journey through natural beauty, culinary delights, and historic charm, all waiting to be a part of your love story. Contact me today to plan your couples adventure on Old Mission Peninsula.

Josh Hartman – Old Mission Peninsula Photographer


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