My fiancé and I currently like in southwest Michigan and dream of having a laid back ceremony and reception at a house on Lake Michigan on the beach. We envision setting up a big tent for the reception, have a bonfire, an overall good time. We are looking at fall of 2013. I have scoured vrbo.com, homeaway, etc. for the perfect place and have yet to find it. We would like to find a rental large enough for our close family to stay at for the weekend. A lot of people I talk to have been to a wedding at a beach house but it seems you have to know someone or be related to someone that owns a place.
Has anyone had success in renting a house on Lake Michigan in South Haven for a ceremony and reception. I would really appreciate any recommendations or contacts.