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Wedding Reception and Private Events Venue in Battle Creek, Michigan

At Southern Exposure, we specialize in worry-free wedding planning and perfectly executed events that rise to the occasion. Your wedding day is a once-in-a-lifetime experience and deserves a stunning setting at the best outdoor wedding venue. Southern Exposure offers the idyllic setting, exceptional food and unsurpassed attention to detail to make your day blissful and memorable.
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What is Southern Exposure?

Our unique wedding venue in Battle Creek, Michigan is the perfect location combining rustic charm, natural beauty, and elegance. Our barn, built in 1839, is situated in the pastoral countryside, nestled next to our English gardens. We offer both indoor and outdoor spaces to host the festivities, with unique country charm providing an ideal backdrop filled with romance and promise.

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Pristine Outdoor Weddings

The lovely gardens at Southern Exposure include a perfectly manicured lawn and charming floral gazebo where you can exchange your vows. Very little decorative details are required in this magical garden wedding venue, where flower petals create a romantic aisle leading to your life partner. We can create a peaceful English Garden Wedding, surrounded by lush grapevine arbors, colorful flowers and foliage. Relaxing water features and birdsong set a serene tone as you exchange your vows at our outdoor garden venue. Capture your special day amongst a burst of colorful, fragrant flowers.

Steal a quiet moment in the gazebo with family and friends amongst carefully placed garden statuary and whimsical details that add to the unique charm of our venue. Your reception takes place a short stroll away, sheltered from the elements beneath our wedding canopy. Beautifully decorated to suit your impeccable taste, you’ll find everything you dreamed of for your wedding day taken care of down to the tiniest detail.

garden wedding

Pristine Outdoor Weddings

The lovely gardens at Southern Exposure include a perfectly manicured lawn and charming floral gazebo where you can exchange your vows. Very little decorative details are required in this magical garden wedding venue, where flower petals create a romantic aisle leading to your life partner. We can create a peaceful English Garden Wedding, surrounded by lush grapevine arbors, colorful flowers and foliage. Relaxing water features and birdsong set a serene tone as you exchange your vows at our outdoor garden venue. Capture your special day amongst a burst of colorful, fragrant flowers.

Steal a quiet moment in the gazebo with family and friends amongst carefully placed garden statuary and whimsical details that add to the unique charm of our venue. Your reception takes place a short stroll away, sheltered from the elements beneath our wedding canopy. Beautifully decorated to suit your impeccable taste, you’ll find everything you dreamed of for your wedding day taken care of down to the tiniest detail.

Private Events

Whether it’s a shower, rehearsal dinner, club banquet, corporate event or another private function that requires a unique and memorable setting, Southern Exposure is the answer you’ve been looking for. We have three exquisite dining rooms for your private events that your guests will love.

The Hog House is cozy, with a stone patio and fireplace for ambiance and furnished with antiques to add even more charm. This dining room has seating for up to 24 guests. The CornCrib is a larger dining room, accommodating up to 35 guests. It also boasts a Victorian theme that will take you back in time. The Milking Parlour is the third dining room, seating up to 50 guests and featuring lush gardens, a fountain and wrap-around patio. For larger private events of up to 200 guests, The Canopy is a reception area located just outside the Milking Parlour.

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Private Events

Whether it’s a shower, rehearsal dinner, club banquet, corporate event or another private function that requires a unique and memorable setting, Southern Exposure is the answer you’ve been looking for. We have three exquisite dining rooms for your private events that your guests will love.

The Hog House is cozy, with a stone patio and fireplace for ambiance and furnished with antiques to add even more charm. This dining room has seating for up to 24 guests. The CornCrib is a larger dining room, accommodating up to 35 guests. It also boasts a Victorian theme that will take you back in time. The Milking Parlour is the third dining room, seating up to 50 guests and featuring lush gardens, a fountain and wrap-around patio. For larger private events of up to 200 guests, The Canopy is a reception area located just outside the Milking Parlour.

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World-Class Cuisine

Your meal is prepared to perfection by our experienced, talented chef. A countryside wedding reception venue calls for the freshest of ingredients prepared with clever creativity and mouthwatering flavors. Whether it is honey-roasted chicken breast or scallops wrapped in bacon, we create memorable, pleasurable meals to suit a plethora of palates.

Our diverse, extensive wedding menu offers endless combinations to create a unique meal all your own including hors d’oeuvres, served dinners, or buffets.

wedding food

World-Class Cuisine

Your meal is prepared to perfection by our experienced, talented chef. A countryside wedding reception venue calls for the freshest of ingredients prepared with clever creativity and mouthwatering flavors. Whether it is honey-roasted chicken breast or scallops wrapped in bacon, we create memorable, pleasurable meals to suit a plethora of palates.

Our diverse, extensive wedding menu offers endless combinations to create a unique meal all your own including hors d’oeuvres, served dinners, or buffets.

Our Location

Southern Exposure is conveniently located in beautiful southwest Michigan between Detroit and Chicago. If you’re looking for a lovely Calhoun county wedding venue, or hosting a private event, we would love to provide you with a truly magical experience!

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Our goal is to make your wedding day flawless.

For more information about our wedding and private events venue or to schedule a visit,
please contact our wedding coordinator at (269) 300-8324.