At the turn of the 19th century, Lansing was evolving from a frontier town to a center for commerce, government and culture. As this shift occurred, impressive, more permanent buildings began to spring up. Through the care of the community and dedicated groups like the Lansing Historical Society, many of these buildings still stand and can be admired by you today!
Central United Methodist Church. (215 North Capital) One of the finest Richardsonian Romanesque churches in Michigan, outside of Detroit. The structure is made of dark red Ionia Michigan sandstone. All of the trim is red oak. Built in 1889, it is an important part of the Greater Lansing community. It is possibly the only church designed by Elijah E. Myers, architect of the State Capitol.
Herrmann House on Lansing Community College. (520 North Capitol Avenue) Built by successful German immigrant and businessman John Herrmann once his business took off. Now a part of the Lansing Community College and home to the president of the College.
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We’ve had glorious warm weather of late, which has coaxed flowers from the ground and encouraged buds to bloom in the gardens of our Lansing area Inn.
Looking at the garden makes us think of spring weddings. It’s not too late to plan an April wedding at The English Inn. Trust in the elements and let your dreams of an outdoor wedding be realized.
We’re close to Lansing, but surrounded by peaceful countryside. The setting is idyllic, especially in the spring. Couples may be wed in the fragrant English Gardens or in the Pergola overlooking the Grand River. Receptions may be held indoors, in case your faith in Mother Nature only stretches so far.
Contact us about hosting a spring wedding at The English Inn. You may be surprised how quickly we can make the arrangements. Why wait?
One of the biggest Bridal Shows in the Midwest takes place Sunday, January 8, 2012, from 11 a.m to 4:30 p.m. at the Lansing Center. The English Inn, a Michigan Wedding Venue, will be there. We suggest prospective brides and grooms visit our Eaton Rapids, Michigan Restaurant and Inn before or after the show.
The Bridal Show features gowns, tuxedos, cakes, wedding venues, and entertainment. It’s a wonderful opportunity to see what various businesses offer, and to narrow down your own choices. You may not walk out with a dress, but you may walk out with the name of the dressmaker you must have.
Our Michigan Wedding Venue is in Eaton Rapids, not far from the Bridal Show in Lansing. Stop by to see what we look like before or after the show. Enjoy a drink in our English pub, or a full meal in our dining room. Stroll through our exquisitely maintained grounds.
Whether you’re planning a winter wedding, a spring wedding, a summer wedding or a distant fall wedding, we can help. Our private rooms are suitable for intimate weddings of fewer than twenty, or large weddings of two hundred. We will provide a full meal or serve appetizers, drinks, and cake. The choice is yours; our wedding planners will help make your dream wedding come true.