Door County is famous for its many shipwrecks. Did you know that the name Door County has its roots in the French name 'Porte des Morts', and can be traced back to a battle between the Potawatomi and Winnebago Indian tribes? According to legend, the battle took place at Door Bluff County Park, which is just north of our marina or a scenic bicycle ride from the resort via Garrett Bay Road.
Kensington Brides & Grooms: Plan Your Lakeside Wedding on our Door County Wedding Pier
For a new couple, 'Happily Ever After' begins with lakeside wedding at Bayview Resort & Harbor, home of the Door County Wedding Pier. On your wedding day walk down the aisle in your wedding gown over turquoise waters in view of rocky shores and majestic bluffs.
In 2011, the owners of Bayview Resort & Harbor, Inc in Ellison Bay, WI announced that they would allow guests to use the private, upscale waterfront resort for beachside wedding ceremonies. The resort's south pier, also known as the Door County Wedding Pier, was completely rebuilt in 2010 with special events like wedding ceremonies in mind in order to take advantage of the spectacular waterfront location and panoramic view of Ellison Bay - not too far from Kensington.
As a result, guests visiting from Kensington can now exchange wedding rings on the beautiful waters of Green Bay with a stunning view of Ellison Bay and the sunset as their backdrop! The private beach and Door County Wedding Pier offer truly unique beachside venues for formal or casual wedding ceremonies from 10 to 200 guests. Currently, there is no site fee for wedding ceremonies up to seventy-five guests. Decorate the pier and your wedding bouquet with local lilies. Wedding receptions may also be held on site, subject to availability. Enjoy your champagne toast outdoors at our private beach area with your family and friends! A site fee applies to wedding receptions.
Kensington couples find that in addition to being an fantastic setting to hear the words, 'You may now kiss the bride!', the resort's location, grounds and facilities also offer guests the opportunity to host a casual rehearsal dinner or other fun, family related activities before or after the wedding vows. As Bayview Resort & Harbor is centrally located in Northern Door County, we make an excellent 'home base' for travel and excursions from Kensington to places like Washington Island and Peninsula State Park as well as many shops, artisan boutiques and restaurants such as The Inn at Kristofer's and The Wickman House - all within walking distance of Bayview. In addition, guests may decide that they don't want or need to leave the resort grounds due to our many amenities, including marinas and exercise room. Wireless Internet is available throughout the resort as well.
Kensington long-time guests have been returning to Bayview Resort & Harbor for generations to take advantage of the beautiful grounds and waterfront amenities for their annual vacations or romantic holidays. Allow us to help you begin your new lives together by hosting your wedding ceremony on our scenic Door County Wedding Pier at Bayview Resort & Harbor! As our wedding gift to you, there is no site fee for resort guests.