I am planning my wedding for October 2011. However, I am quite anti-wedding planning and not very interested in the wedding itself. We are thinking of having a private ceremony by ourselves and then inviting approximately 30 or so close family and friends to Traverse City to celebrate with us that weekend.
We are thinking of having a "reception" at North Peak Brewing Co. in the private room. They have a party menu with several options which seems like it will be nice to give our guests options and have a nice, casual relaxing dinner with drinks. I also have a friend who makes cakes so I will have that part covered.
My fiancee and I are very into beer and wine tasting, as are many of our friends and family we plan on inviting. My only problem is that I am not very familiar with the TC area. Does anyone have any suggestions as to how to organize having our guests participate in winery tours/tastings? Also, does anyone know of any spots we could continue the party after dinner and do some dancing, etc? We basically just want to have a fun, laid-back, celebratory weekend with our closet friends & family!
Thank you in advance for your thoughts!