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Special Event Preparation Rental

“The Nest” is perfect for your event preparation

  • Make it an event!
  • Available for guests at The Purple Martin Inn.
  • Half-day rental is available for the top floor.
  • It doesn’t get any better for primp & prep.
  • The perfect place to start your day.
  • Hair & makeup artists are available.
  • Beautiful photo opportunities.
  • Amazing wrap-around balcony and views.
  • Three changing room options.

Events and weddings

The Purple Martin Inn offers a one of kind opportunity and that is why we have been so successful with weddings. In two words its intimacy and uniqueness.

We are an artsy, boutique style green built Inn with the greatest part of all being the many indoor and outdoor common areas. What this means to you is we offer not just a wedding reception but many hours making memories with your chosen guests who stay with you at the Inn.

Our quaint beach front location offers sensational panoramic views of Lake Huron, including sunrises and sunsets, amazing photo opportunities and steps around the corner from downtown restaurants and shopping. We are on a 7-mile bike trail and many local activities. This offers your guests much to do. The five-acre property offers plenty of space including a garden structure, patio spaces and what seems to be a never-ending shoreline.

Remember, you can have your wedding reception right at The Purple Martin Inn or one of our many adjoining venues. Whatever you like to make your wedding spectacular with your stay at The Purple Martin Inn. We have a motel within steps to house your additional guests.

We have four rooms downstairs and the suite upstairs to create your wedding stay, which can sleep 13 people. The Mother’s Cottage, separate but steps away from the Inn can accommodate 7 people.

We can accommodate 60 people inside or you can rent a tent to have in the park in front of the Inn.


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Purple Martin Lakeside Inn & Nature Center
Average rating:  
 3 reviews
by Trish Mikulski Wedding July 25, 2019 on Purple Martin Lakeside Inn & Nature Center
Come fall in love at the Inn as we did

We had a beautiful Lake Huron beach wedding with B&B convenience. Beautifully decorated private courtyard with gazebo sitting area in the garden.
We had the convenience of sleeping on site in an eclectic, quaint, hidden gem with separate quarters for the bride & groom's honeymoon night.
Gorgeous sunsets and sunrises on the beach.
Cindy and Larry and the Purple team were fabulous.

by Abbey Tulgestke , married on 09/19/2020 on Purple Martin Lakeside Inn & Nature Center
Bridal Shower

Absolutely perfect location! Guests were blown away by the unique beauty of the Purple Martin Inn! 5 stars!

by Kimberly S. · married on 10/10/2020 on Purple Martin Lakeside Inn & Nature Center
Nature + Authenticity = Uniquely Different

Cindy & Larry are dedicated to suggesting, assisting and producing a truly unique wedding experience while respecting your ideas and budget. Cindy goes above and beyond in taking the necessary time to listen to details thereby making every unity uniquely different. Cindy is all about facilitating and creating memory making moments. She's committed. She spends an enormous amount of time to assure your experience is everything you expected. And if your blessed, you'll call her friend after all is said and done!
The area itself has so much to offer. It's natural beauty is attractive. If you're looking for nature at it's best on Spectacular Sunrise Lake Huron, The Purple Martin in Roger's City is the Destination Wedding Venue for you! Talk about Vision, Cindy has it and then some! The Purple Martin is eclectic! It's history, will pull you in and it's purpose and well thought out mission will bring you back!
Larry being born, raised and still residing in Roger's City is just a bonus! He's the Best! Larry is dedicated and successful at bringing the Purple Martin Bird back from extension!
TRULY AUTHENTIC PEOPLE!