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Host Your Wedding at The English Inn

May 26th, 2011 by insideout

The English Inn Lansing Bed and Breakfast specializes in weddings big and small.

At this time of year, many couples choose to have their wedding ceremony in one of our outdoor locations: in the Pergola overlooking the Grand River, or in our lush English Gardens. Intimate weddings are best in the Gardens, while the Pergola easily accommodates larger parties.

A lovely outdoor wedding ceremony in the gardens of The English Inn.

We offer five wedding packages and will work with you to create your ideal wedding. We are accustomed to morning ceremonies, afternoon ceremonies, and evening ceremonies. We’ll prepare brunch for your guests, lunch, dinner, or an array of heavy appetizers. We have packages suitable for budgets small and large.

We invite you to speak with our wedding coordinator when looking at wedding venues in Lansing MI. We have years of experience, and will happily share what we have learned about everything from wedding cakes to photographers. Let us help make this most special day of yours truly unforgettable.

Photograph: Doug Elbinger Photgraphy.

What Makes a Good Wedding?

May 20th, 2010 by insideout

Everyone will have a slightly different answer to this question. For some, the ideal wedding involves the bride, the groom, and a person to make the union legal. For others, the ideal wedding must include lots of friends and families, a delicious feast, and dancing.

In the end, nothing else matters but the two of you.

Most folks would agree, however, that it is important to have a plan and be well organized. That’s where we can help your Michigan wedding be all you want it to be.

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Lansing Carriage Rides

March 25th, 2010 by insideout

Spring is here, which means that Crystal Falls Horse and Carriage Company will soon be open for business. A romantic ride in a horse drawn carriage is a great addition to your stay at our Lansing MI bed and breakfast.

When planning your Lansing wedding, consider traveling by carriage to our lovely Tudor Revival inn. A horse drawn carriage looks natural in our drive, and it adds a touch a elegance to any wedding.

Carriage rides are fun, romantic and classy.

Carriage rides are fun, romantic and classy.

Wedding Open House

February 16th, 2010 by insideout

Take the first steps toward planning your wedding this Sunday.

Take the first steps toward planning your wedding this Sunday.

Sunday, February 21, 2010, our Lansing Michigan inn is hosting a Wedding Open House from 11am to 3pm.

Weddings require so much planning and so many decisions, it can be hard to know where to start. On Sunday, take the first steps toward creating your special day.

More than 20 of the finest wedding professionals in Michigan will be on hand to field questions and offer general suggestions. You may meet the person who will help you realize your perfect wedding. While you are here, taste appetizers, enjoy a drink, and sample wedding cakes.

This is also a great opportunity to learn about the wedding venues here at our Lansing area inn. We have lovely settings for both intimate and large indoor weddings. Outdoor weddings may be in our lush gardens or in the pergola in the woods, overlooking the Grand River.

We hope this event will help you crystallize your wedding plans. We also expect it to be fun.

Planning Your Wedding

January 11th, 2010 by insideout

If you plan to marry later this year, now is the time to start planning your Michigan wedding. This may be the first great event that the two of you negotiate together, and the more time you allow for discussion and decision making, the better.

The Pergola.

The Pergola.

First you need to decide how large or small you would like your wedding to be. Looking at different venues can help you make that decision. At our Lansing area Inn, we have many options, from the Oxford Room which is ideal for an intimate reception of up to sixteen guests, to Medovue Hall, which can comfortably accommodate 200.

Having the ceremony and reception at the same location is wonderfully convenient. We have two areas that are quite nice for Lansing outdoor wedding ceremonies: our English Gardens are ideal for romantic, intimate ceremonies, while the Pergola overlooking the gardens and Grand River is a lovely setting for larger parties.

Will you have five or one hundred fifty people present? Will you have a morning or afternoon ceremony? Will your reception last for two hours, or four? Have fun making these decisions together – and remember, the most important part of a wedding is the lifetime together that follows it.

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