My husband and I held our wedding reception at the Seaway Terminal “Bean Dock” in early June of this year and we cannot say enough wonderful things about the venue and the staff! For starters, you can’t beat the location and the view. The Building itself is very clean and has all the amenities you could need – i.e., large restrooms, kitchen, tables, chairs, and a built-in bar area. One of the best features of this building is the large glass garage doors that open onto the river. This is an excellent feature because not only is it a gorgeous view, but it allows you to control the air flow into the building on your own terms, such as opening all doors to have an indoor/outdoor vibe, or opening one or two doors next to the dance floor to cool the dancers off! Another bonus to this venue is the beautiful twinkle lights that are already set up and hanging over the dance floor – this still allows you to add more decoration if you wish, but isn’t necessary. Lisa was absolutely phenomenal to work with, giving prompt responses and easing any and all worries that the average (and maybe not so average) bride stresses over. We also had ample time to get into the building to set up and take down, which relieved a lot of stress! The Bean Dock is the perfect combination of modern industrial elegance and relaxed romance – the perfect spot for a beautiful wedding and/or reception! We very highly recommend this venue.
We absolutely loved having the Seaway Terminal Bean Dock as our venue... in fact I think it was all of our guests favorite part too. I felt happy that all of our guests were comfortable with the spacious place – and the indoor and outdoor aspect too! I think having our wedding on the waterfront was beautiful. It's sort of hidden, so no one besides the people invited intrude on you. Also, having a entire week to set up our venue the way we wanted really set ease for our stress level and worked really well!
When we started looking for a wedding reception venue, we knew we wanted something unique... and the Seaway Terminal Bean Dock provided just that. Plenty of space for our roving dinner stations, table seating, appetizers on the patio, photo displays and cake, photo booth and other activities that went on throughout the evening; and an incredible view to top it off. We had several ships go by during the evening and two actually met and passed each other right in front of the venue and blew us a salute! Talk about unique :) The staff was helpful to work with and offered great suggestions for vendors. We still have guests talking about what an awesome place it was to celebrate... and it's been 5 years!
We had our wedding ceremony and reception and the Bean Dock. We are avid boaters and love our great state of Michigan and this venue couldn’t have been a more perfect representation of that. It is the only place even close to our area that is located right on the waterfront. The view is spectacular and the venue really gave us the freedom to make it our own...with decorating and such. The staff was wonderful and went above and beyond to make our day special. This space was ideal in helping to make our dreams come true.
We had our wedding ceremony and reception at the Bean Dock. They were absolutely amazing. Mike and Lisa took care of us like family. From the very beginning stages, they were in contact with us, helping us to scope out the best way our wedding day could go. We were also graced with tables and chairs - enough to set up two ceremony sites (one in case of rain) and the full reception site. All in all - they are super easy going and great to work with. It's a beautiful site right on the water - with seemingly unlimited space. They hire people to come in and clean the grounds before your event to ensure perfection. We requested to tear down the site the following day - for ease - and they actually had part of clean up done when we showed up!! We would use and recommend them time and time again. We really can't say enough good things about them, and how they handle their business.
Mike, Lisa & their team have been more than accommodating in our dealings. The flexibility of that beautiful, breathtaking site has been very functional...whether for our youth involved with SONS, or hosting our annual benefit banquet. The facility also offers handicap accessibility for those in need. It has served as an awesome venue, whatever the ocassion.
I have produced videos for a number of weddings and events at the Bean Dock. It is an awesome location! The water provides an amazing backdrop and is very calming. There isn't another venue like it! You've gotta check it out….