Event Venue For Sale Near Traverse City, Michigan

Event Venue For Sale Near Traverse City, Michigan

Your Business Dreams Come To Life Here

Jump into the ever growing venue rental market in Northern Michigan with this one-of-a-kind indoor/outdoor property! Filling an essential gap in the market, this property is located just 15 minutes west of Traverse City. Surrounded by hardwood forest but located just 1 mile from the quaint village of Lake Ann, Michigan.

This article will go in-depth on some of the things this property has to offer. For more photos and videos, please click here!

Water Gardens Offer A Unique Touch

Give your guests a one-of-a-kind experience with 4 custom ponds and 4 separate waterfall features. The primary waterfall is a 22ft wide rock wall that disappears under a waterfall terrace. Located behind the main event pavilion, this is the perfect backdrop for a wedding ceremony.

A set of 3 small waterfalls caress down gorgeous rocks framed by mature plants before disappearing into an underground basin. Another small stream meanders down the hill and waterfalls into a small lily pond (home to many frogs and dragonflies!).

A flagstone pathway follows the last waterfall down a meandering ledge. This beauty ends in our custom Japanese-style Koi pond that is home to a school of Golden Orfe fish. Your guests will be entranced by the movement, colors and sounds that our water features offer.

Surround Your Guests In Privacy

The backyard of this property is completely surrounded by hardwood trees. Despite the close proximity to Lake Ann and all of its amenities, your guests will feel like they are tucked away in a world of their own.

4 separate waterfall and stream features offer the peaceful sounds of a flowing water, creating an even more immersive sense of privacy. Your guests will be able to laugh, sing, and dance the night away surrounded only by the sounds of the water and trees.

Beautiful waterfalls and ponds grace this commercial property for sale near Traverse City, Michigan

A Highly Desirable Location With Low Competition

Traverse City has been a Northern Michigan destination market for decades now. As the city continues to grow busier, more and more guests are looking for a peaceful, private space to host their closest friends and family.

As the only event venue in Lake Ann, and one of the only venues in the greater region, demand is very high for this location.

Your guests will be nestled right in between Sleeping Bear Dunes and downtown Traverse City – a location we like to call “The Goldilocks Zone”. Lake Ann’s amenities sit just a mile down the road – a beachfront park, brewery, restaurant, coffee shop, grocery shop and more!

Fully Commercially Zoned – No Additional Approvals Needed!

There is no need to take on the headache of re-zoning or land use permits. This property is commercially zoned and approved for a wide variety of uses including:

  • Retail Sales
  • Hotel/Motel
  • Resort
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Light Industrial
  • Business Services
  • Public Building
  • Contact us for the full zoning paperwork

Create The Ideal Backdrop For Your Guests With Our Event Pavilion

Our event pavilion is brand new this year – and it has been a hit with our guests! Nestled near the back wood line of the property, this 20×30 structure sits atop a hand-laid paver patio that can comfortably fit 80 guests for a ceremony.

A flagstone pathway leads the way to our custom-build pavilion, with gorgeous landscaping throughout. Behind the pavilion sits our 22ft wide waterfall and waterfall terrace – making the ideal backdrop for a wedding ceremony. The waterfall terrace alone can comfortably fit a 12-person wedding party or a head table during reception time.

Beautifully landscaped walkways your guests from the pavilion to the rest of the water gardens, immersing them in a truly unique experience. String lights add the perfect touch to a summer celebration.

Wistera tree greets your guests at this event venue for sale near Traverse City, Michigan.

Rent Out The Fully Remodeled 2800 Sq Ft Home

A sprawling 2800 sq ft home sits at the heart of the property, uniquely designed to blend into its surroundings. This home has been completely remodeled floor-to-ceiling. Your guests will love the opportunity to stay on site during their special event.

The home is 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms with an additional 5th non-conforming bedroom. 2 large living rooms (one upstairs, one down) and an open concept kitchen/dining room make this home ideal for entertaining large groups.

Guests can use the walk-out lower level to access the event venue pavilion space or entertain their friends on the huge upper deck. Windows span the entire back side of the home, allowing your guests to take in every inch of the property during their stay.

Live Here While You Grow Your Business

This property is truly the best of both worlds, as it is also residentially zoned. This enables you to reside in the primary home while growing your business.

This also enables you to purchase the property entirely on a residential loan, keeping your interest rates lower than they would be on a commercial loan. There are numerous tax advantages to this type of set up as well.

6 Additional Outbuildings Add Unparalleled Value

The primary residence is only the beginning of this sprawling property. 6 additional outbuildings add so much more to this property.

750 Sq Ft Storefront Building

This structure has been completely remodeled floor-to-ceiling. Currently used as a gift shop, this multipurpose building has infinite potential. Convert it to a gorgeous bridal suite or rehearsal dinner space, the possibilities are endless. An additional bathroom (not included in the home count) is attached to the exterior of this building.

30×80 Insulated Pole Barn

This is the newest building on the property and it can be used for a wide variety of purposes. With an 12 ft overhead door, this pole barn is great for storage or a work shop. An office is attached to the side of the barn, which can be used as a prep site for various events or a break room for employees.

This pole barn has been used to rent out storage space in the past, and can bring in passive income of approx $3,500/year.

350 Sq Ft Open Air Building

A matching 350 sq ft structure sits adjacent to the storefront building. This unique structure is open air, enabling your guests to experience the outdoors without exposure to the elements. With 2 entrances and built in tables, this building has a wide variety of applications.

30×60 Pole Barn

This is an additional 30×60 pole barn with a sliding door. More rustic than the insulated 30×80 pole barn, this building is ideal for the storage of tools and equipment that you want to keep on site. This pole barn is tucked away on the corner of the property, and can easily be kept very separate from the venue rental.

Rustic Cottage

A rustic cottage sits right next to the house with matching roofing and siding. This cottage comes equipped with a wood stove, tiled flooring, and great space. The structure has good bones and is ready to be remodeled to suit your needs. This rustic cottage would make an ideal groom’s suite or game room for your guests to enjoy.

Potter’s Shed

A small potters shed sits at the entrance to the property. This quaint structure has a covered overhang and would make for an excellent welcome stand or valet stand to welcome your guests as they enter the property. Electricity has been run out to this shed, making it easy to convert according to your needs.

Learn More About Our Event Venue For Sale

Are you ready to turn your dreams into reality? Or do you want to grow your current business into a new satellite location? Whatever your dreams are, they can become a reality here.

Contact us today for more information! Email Anna: anna@brightlanegardens.com