Shadowland on Silver Beach

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Shadowland On Silver Beach Reviews

Our couples are thrilled with their experience at Shadowland on Silver Beach.

They have voted us a hall of fame venue for The Knot Best of Weddings and helped us win the WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards two years running. Learn more about what made Shadowland on Silver Beach so great for each of them!


“Shadowland made my wedding absolutely perfect! My dream wedding was to be near a beach and to see the sunset. My new husband and I were able to take pictures outside Shadowland with the sunset in the background it was beautiful. The guests loved being able to go outside to chat, but then back inside to dance. The ballroom was set up perfectly and was extremely organized. They help you every step of the way and are super accommodating. I had guests cancel last minute and they were able to take them off our guest count with no problems. The waiters and bartenders do an amazing job keeping guests happy and YOU happy. Amy our coordinator was always willing to help and was super fast e-mailing me back with any questions I had. Many guests were pleased with the food and the location. My wedding was perfect and I would suggest this location to anyone!

-Nicole T. (July 2017)


“We have absolutely nothing bad to say about Shadowland. From the very start we were impressed. Anything we wanted or needed they did their best to make it happen. We got so many compliments on the venue itself and the food! We can’t thank the staff at Shadowland enough for making our reception one to remember for not only us but our guests too!

-Cassie T. (November 2017)


“The PERFECT venue for the perfect wedding! There was no doubt in our mind after meeting with Nicole and Amy that this was going to be our venue for the big day. We could not be happier with our decision! Our wedding planner, Amy, was a pro at making everything go off without a hitch the day of the wedding. They did a great job with the layout for both the wedding and the reception and everything looked beautiful. They were also very responsive and quick to reply when we had any questions or concerns! All in all, we were very pleased with our decision to have both our wedding and reception at the Shadowland Ballroom (and to have rented the carousel in between)!”

-Tom G (September 2017)


“When it was time for us to choose our venue, my fiancé and I knew we wanted a place that ideally was near Lake Michigan, would hold a larger number of guests, and have the benefit of being temperature controlled. Shadowland was the perfect spot. Our guests loved the ability to walk to the beach for sunset, sip a cocktail on the patio, and ride the carousel. Nicole, Amy, and Cheyenne were all a dream to work with. They operate like a well-oiled machine, were incredibly accommodating, and always available to field our questions. On the day of the wedding, Amy was present to receive our vendors, coordinate with our DJ, photographer, and videographer to ensure that the timeline ran smoothly. Amy was very professional and worked with us with our seating plan, food, and beverage packages. We were able to accommodate all dietary restrictions and food preferences without any trouble. We heard from our guests that the food was great and they had so much fun! Amy also handled placing and picking up our late-night pizza order from Silver Beach pizza –which was quite a hit from our guests. I would recommend this venue wholeheartedly to the bride that plans ahead. For very obvious reasons, this venue tends to book up quickly!”

-Andrea H. (October 2016)


Shadowland was a big part of making our perfect day just that. From the food, to the staff, to the overall atmosphere, our day could not have gone smoother. Amy was there from the beginning to help me with any and all questions that arose during set up and the event itself. We had a September wedding with a Road Trip theme. We continue to receive compliments from our guests about what an unforgettable wedding it was. Thanks Shadowland!”

-Kerry W. (September 2016)


“While I don’t believe we were their first same sex wedding, I believe we were the first gay couple (guys). The team at Shadowland made our day amazing from start to finish. From the first day we met with them to Amy wishing us a happy honeymoon at the end of the event, Shadowland was excellent. Key to their success is the mock wedding they do once a year. This really helped to finalize plans and really understand what our event could be like. The food was simply amazing. Our guests raved and raved at how good the food was (we did a combo plate of the bacon wrapped tenderloin and whiskey bbq salmon) Also with the carousel rental next door and the proximity to Silver Beach, this was the perfect venue. The also provided a list of preferred vendors which made the rest of the planning simple. The value for what we received was also incredible. Personal service. Anytime we had a question they were always happy to help.

-Name (September 2016)


“Anyone that is getting married in the St. Joseph area has to check out Shadowland. Deciding to have our wedding reception there was the best decision we made! Cheyenne, Amy, and Nicole are all incredibly professional, flexible and are quick to respond to emails (I always got a response within a couple hours of sending an email, even if the response was that she was out of the office but will respond back to me as soon as she can get to the office. When you are a bride, good communication is everything!) The carousel staff and set-up crew were amazing too. We are from out-of-state, so we had limited options of when we could meet with them, and they worked around our schedule. We had some special requests with the food and they did exactly what we asked and were so positive about it and the food was delicious! They even made one gluten-free/vegetarian plate for one guest without an extra charge. They are also very honest. Near the wedding date when we were quoting prices, I had over judged how many chair linens I would need and they showed me my mistake and saved me money! Every person in my family that worked with their staff had amazing things to say about how professional and helpful they were. The reception was the least stressful part of my entire wedding because Shadowland was so on top of their game! Big thanks to Nicole and her entire team 🙂

-Christina M. (August 2016)


“I don’t think I can say enough amazing things about Shadowland Ballroom! I worked with Amy on planning our wedding day and she is seriously the best!! I planned my wedding from three hours away and when we came into town she was so flexible to meet with us. She answered all questions so fast even on days off to make us feel at ease. The wedding day went perfect and will forever be my favorite day of my life! Thank you Shadowland for making it so special! I couldn’t have imagined a better venue. The food was also amazing people were raving about it for so long!!! I want to do another tasting just for fun it was that good!!”

-Danielle D. (August 2016)


“Cheyenne, Amy, Jim, Nicole, and everyone else at Shadowland were truly wonderful in helping bring my vision of my wedding into reality. We chose to have both our ceremony and reception at Shadowland. From the start, Cheyenne was prompt in responding to my never ending questions; which started more than a year in advance! She was incredibly helpful in creating at timeline for the day that would ensure things ran smoothly. Not to mention accommodating all of the changes that came about with planning a wedding over the course of a year. Amy and Jim were invaluable on the day prior and day of in helping to solve last minute problems and changes. The professionalism and friendliness of the entire staff was refreshing and so much appreciated on a day when any little thing can seem like the end of the world. In fact, the only small issue we had the day of was with seating due to some last minute changes to the guest list, and the resolved the problem so quickly and easily that I didn’t even know about it until two days after the wedding! I would recommend Shadowland to everyone. The food was delicious, the alcohol selection spot-on, the venue itself is gorgeous, and the overall feeling from everyone at Shadowland included in our day was that they were just as invested and dedicated to making it special as we were. A huge thank you to all of them!”

-Andrew W. (November 2015)


“Shadowland Ballroom was the perfect reception venue! The location was perfect, being able to walk outside and see the sunset and be so close to the beach was something many guest loved and still talk about. The space was perfect for our 250 guest and fit everyone comfortably! The style of the ballroom allows you to pick any theme that portrays you are your fiancé’s style. The option to rent the carousel was PERFECT! All of our guest loved it and it allowed everyone of all different ages to come together and enjoy something fun. It was the perfect way to get the night started. The event coordinators were AMAZING and were a joy to work with. They truly made the planning process easy and smooth and I loved working with them! If you are looking for the perfect venue in the St Joe area, definitely look at Shadowland on Silver Beach!! You will fall in love with it!”

– October 2015


I’m struggling to find the words to do the folks at Shadowland justice. They were amazing! They made everything so easy for us all the way through from the first look at the venue to the big day itself. The ballroom was gorgeous, the food was fantastic and my husband wants to give a shout out to the bartenders for keeping his glass full all night! We would highly recommend Shadowland to anyone getting married or needing an event space in St. Joe. You guys rock!”

-Kate B. (June 2015)


Having planned several 250+ person events for my company, I have worked with several vendors in the area, but when my husband and I got engaged there was only one place I trusted with my wedding. Shadowland Ballroom is by far the best venue I have ever worked with in Southwest Michigan. Cheyenne works tirelessly to ensure your event will meet all of your expectations and will go off without a hitch. She is extremely professional and very flexible with her brides’ requests. Everything at our reception was absolutely perfect- our guests said over and over that this was the best food they have ever had at a wedding! The ballroom is absolutely gorgeous too- the wide windows look right out onto the Compass Fountain and the patio gives a great view of Silver Beach and Lake Michigan. The tall ceilings in the ballroom give it a very open and airy feel. Additionally, the option to rent the carousel for photos gave us some great unique and lasting memories for our bridal party! I am so happy we chose Shadowland for our reception and I highly recommend anyone use them as well. Tip: If you are interested, call ASAP to ensure booking! Shadowland fills up quick on the weekends- especially during the summer. Trust me- they are so busy because they are the top venue in the area.”

-Michele H. (November 2014)


“First, the entire Shadowland staff is incredible. They are professional, helpful, patient, and really made our wedding reception something to remember. My husband and I are so happy with our decision to have our August 2013 wedding reception at Shadowland Ballroom. Recommendations: – Rent the Carousel. Our guests continue to talk about it! – Have signature cocktails. Everyone loved the Berry Vodka Lemonades and Mojitos! – Go to the mock wedding. It was a great opportunity to talk to other brides/grooms and try a variety of the food! – Ask for things outside the standard packages if you don’t see what you want. Cheyenne helped us get creative with our drink menu. The food/drink prices are reasonable, but just keep in mind you must use everything in-house. As a bonus – no cake cutting fee! Our guests are still talking about the appetizers-they were a HUGE hit! I also loved that you can bring in shelf-stable food goods (we brought in pub mix to have available at the bar). The only downside (and this is really a personal preference) is that floor-length linens are not part of the standard linen offering. I ended up using BBJ to bring in all my linens and napkins, and the staff bagged them for us with no issues. However (and read your contract), if you do not use Shadowland’s linens, you are responsible for set-up. We were lucky that we were able to set up the day before!”

-Kim B. (August 2013)


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