Featured Vendor: Rockwell Lake Lodge

“Rockwell Lake Lodge” is the perfect venue for intimate weddings focused on Love, Nature and Leaps of Faith.

Rockwell Lake Lodge Hillsdale College Destination Wedding Venue

When planning your wedding, nothing is more important than focusing on love. 

Other desirable qualities to consider when partnering with a venue include: gorgeous backdrops and natural beauty, being specific to your personal style and aesthetic and offering custom floorplans and an abundance of ceremony and reception locations. The Rockwell Lake Lodge is truly a one of a kind venue that encompasses all of these wonderful qualities and more with dedication to serving you well on your special day. The team at the lodge is dedicated to upholding a deep character and support for the union of marriage and beautiful design of love, fellowship and memories.


About the Rockwell Lake Lodge

Rockwell Lake Lodge Hillsdale College Destination Wedding Venue

The warm and cozy, 16,000 sqft, Rockwell Lake Lodge is a breath of fresh air, immersed in the serene lakeside and Northern Michigan forest at the Hillsdale College G.H. Gordon Biological Station. Offering both indoor and outdoor settings around its luxurious lodge and surrounding property, Rockwell Lake Lodge is  the perfect all-season destination for your wedding and celebration of love.

All Wedding Packages Include:

  • Exclusive use of the Rockwell Lake Lodge and grounds
  • Lake View lawn or Great Room ceremony
  • Overnight lodging in ten suites for one or two nights 
  • Deck tent rental

* Including: chairs and dance floor

  • Dining setup

* Including: balcony, tables, linens, and chairs (when using Rockwell Lake Lodge catering)

  • Breakfast/brunch for overnight guests (up to 30 adults and 10 children)
  • Use of kayaks, canoes, and boats with trolling motors

High Quality Service and Hospitality

Rockwell Lake Lodge Hillsdale College Destination Wedding Venue

Kristine Healy, Manager of Group Sales, shares how deeply personal it is to their team to serve their clients well on their special day,

“We value marriage and we value family. Our hope is to support that effort,” Healy further noting, “We consider it a true privilege to walk alongside couples on their special day.”


Special Accommodations and Amenities

Guests can reserve sleeping accommodations in one of ten spacious luxury guest suites, or experience exquisite gourmet meals prepared by the lodge’s in-house chef in addition to cozying up next to one of the multiple indoor and outdoor fireplaces. Seasonal accommodations are also available in one of four rustic cabins that sleep up to 12 guests each.

* Luxury Suite Rooms include: complimentary breakfast, a patio or porch, private bathroom, kitchenette, flatscreen tv, fireplace and so much more! 

Excursion Options and Recreational Fun 

Rockwell Lake Lodge Hillsdale College Destination Wedding Venue

Guests are encouraged to enjoy a game of volleyball, soccer, frisbee, croquet, horseshoes, or a round of corn hole.You may also bring your own mountain bike and take the 1.2-mile ride around tranquil Rockwell Lake or go out a little further and enjoy roughly 10 miles of trails. 

* Bike rack provided in front of Lodge.

Skiing (Cross-Country)

Guests may also bring their own skis and snowshoes to enjoy the trails during the winter months! The Rockwell Lake Lodge provides complimentary snowshoes to guests on a first come, first served basis. 


As a biological station used primarily for research purposes, guests are asked to practice “catch-and-release” with barbless hooks. Just bring your valid Michigan fishing license, or purchase one nearby in the town of Luther. Only watercraft provided by the Lodge is permitted on the lake.

Rockwell Lake Lodge Hillsdale College Destination Wedding Venue

FAQs with Rockwell Lake Lodge 

Q: Can you accommodate Wheelchairs?

A: Yes, the Lodge is wheelchair accessible. Please request a handicapped room when making a reservation.

Q: Can I swim in the lake?

A: Yes, it is a clean lake and great to swim in. Life jackets are available.

Q: What boats are available to use?

A: 5 fishing boats with trolling motors, 2 canoes, and 4 kayaks are available for complimentary guest use.

Q: Can I fish on the property?

A: Catch-and-release fishing is available to all guests, who must provide their own fishing equipment. Rockwell Lake features bass, bluegill, and some walleye. 

Q: Do you allow snowmobiles or ATV’s?

A: Not on property trails, however you can drive them out of the property to nearby trails.

Q: Do you have firewood?

A: Yes we provide firewood to our guests, we have a bonfire area near the lake. We also have charcoal grills available. In the winter, we also allow the fireplace to be used in the great room.

Q: Do you have mountain bikes for rent?

A: Yes, you can rent mountain bikes at the front desk.

Learn more about the Rockwell Lake Lodge

Rockwell Lake Lodge Hillsdale College Destination Wedding Venue

Click HERE to learn more about the Rockwell Lake Lodge and schedule a tour for your 2023 or 2034 wedding!



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