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Meetings at the Bavarian Inn Lodge

Experience small town charm with big city results!

Bavarian Inn Lodge is simply the best. We’re disappointed that we have to move our event around the state. You’re like family; we know we’ll be treated like we’re number one. We can’t wait to come back!
- Great Lakes Dairy

The Bavarian Inn Lodge and Conference Center is Frankenmuth, Michigan’s most hospitable facility for groups of 5 to 500. Where business and pleasure mix with ease, every day of the year.

Here are a few of the reasons we believe event planners choose us year after year:

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  • Over 15,000 square feet of flexible meeting space situated along 13 acres of riverfront property in the heart of “Michigan’s Little Bavaria”
  • On-site audio visual equipment and complimentary WIFI.
  • 360 European-themed guestrooms, including whirlpool and family suites.
  • World-Famous Frankenmuth entrees at affordable prices.
  • Two Lounge areas to unwind after a successful meeting day, one with nightly entertainment to enjoy.
  • Encourage attendees to bring the whole family to enjoy the Family Fun Center with 18-hole indoor miniature golf, over 100 video and redemption games, two water slides, four swimming pools and three whirlpools (one pool area is for adults only).
  • Walking distance to downtown shopping, attractions and local festivals.
  • Our central location will help increase attendance.
  • Unparalleled warmth and hospitality mixed with European charm.

Here’s what our clients are saying…

I coordinate about 12-15 workshops throughout the state every year. Bavarian Inn is BY FAR my favorite facility to work with. Your staff goes above and beyond to accommodate whatever needs I may have. 
- Leslie Barner, MSU Extension

Quickest and easiest check in and out of the many meetings we did this year. Your staff didn’t blink an eye at any last-minute requests. Meetings are always busy and stressful to plan and execute. It’s very nice to have great people to work with that make things run smoothly and professionally — it takes a lot of the stress out of the situation. 
- Judi Larabee, CVS Pharmacy

Click Here to download our Meetings Packet.

Click Here for a Request for Proposal or call us today at (877) 213-7664.

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Bavarian Inn Lodge Selected For “Readers’ Choice Awards” by Group Today

Voted “Michigan’s Best Meeting and Event Space” by Michigan Meeting and Events Magazine





Meeting / Event Testimonials

"The Best Christmas Dinner with my Family Every Year is at the Bavarian Inn Lodge!"

Came here for years to celebrate Christmas with my family (about 35 of us). Each year we are pleasantly surprised that the team here exceeds are expectation and each year only gets better. Char is absolutely fabulous in making sure that every thing you want in your special occasion is done perfectly. I have never been disappointed. We are there around seven hours and spend the night there too so we can have the kids swim and play in the fun center. After we arrive and have cocktails, we start with chicken dinner, of course, that comes hot and cooked perfectly. I select the wine choices for dinner before to ensure that they have them in stock. Nice touch was homemade egg nog offered to us as they had just made it. The room were were in was decorated beautifully as well as the whole hotel. If you really want to experience a Christmas feel - go to Frankenmuth and stay here, absolutely lovely. You can take photos under the canopy in the hall right by the Christmas tree. Feel like you are in Germany with all the Christmas markets. Back to the room and how it was decorated, we had two Christmas trees to we could put presents underneath them. Even the napkins were Christmas trees - how cute! We did a gift exchange and then we had pizzas before everyone left. I should also say that the team who served our family was outstanding - we never had to wait for anything and they were extremely organized. It was a really nice touch for Judy Zehnder to address our group and make it a personal touch by talking about the history of the town, her family, and some of my family members. This organization pays attention to details and they make the whole experience warm and welcoming to all. I have already set the date for our Christmas dinner this December as my whole family loves coming here. You cannot find a better place to share a special occasion with friends or family or even if you just want to go for a weekend as they have a wonderful restaurant on site too. Their gift shop is great and the location of the Lodge is great as you can take a short walk to downtown. I was pleasantly surprised about my bill as I thought it would be much more than it was - including all the drinks and food. It is a great value in a beautiful setting with the friendliest staff ever. It will provide you a memorable experience for any occasion. Ask for Char to help you plan your special occasion as she is the sales manager for the banquet facility!
– Nancy O. as seen on Tripadvisor.com

This was our second Holiday Party at the Bavarian Inn Lodge and it was great as usual. We were in the beautiful Altmuehl room and it was perfect for our event. The service was outstanding and the food was delicious. I highly recommend the Lodge for any of your corporate events, they really go above and beyond to make your event run smoothly.
Adam Barden
True Value Hardware
– Adam Barden - True Value Hardware - Frankenmuth
As seen on Tripadvisor.com
"AN AMAZING EXPERIENCE" - Staying at Bavarian Inn Lodge is't just a visit: it's an experience. Everything from decor to food to staff uniforms are designed to represent the best of Bavaria. Within walking distance to a large number of quaint, unique shops and botiques and restaurants, Bavarian Inn Restaurant and Lodge is known internationally for it's outstanding customer service. If you want to feel special, feel valued, feel relaxed and welcome, Bavarian Inn Lodge is the place to go. A number of pools, game rooms, wter slides, boutique shops are all on site both at the Lodge and at the Bavarian Inn Restaurant. Great for family. Amazing for couples. I've organized a large statewide covnvention that was based here: everyone was impressed with the site, the care, the atmosphere, the food, the rooms. Oh, beds are so comfortable too. Can't reccommend this place enough. It's our Happy Place!!
– Bernadette B. as seen on Trip Advisor - Jan. 2017
Until Thursday night, I was the president of COCM that booked your facility for our fall conference this past week. My grandparents both came from the Bavarian region of Germany, so I felt right at home with both the décor and menu.

I had planned for 135 and 175 showed up, but Char was still able to accommodate us with only 2 hours advance notice. I don’t know how the kitchen was able to adapt, but they did. It was the highest attendance at our annual conference in over 12 years, and the members all want to come back. Your facility and staff far exceeded my high expectations. You have an incredible staff, especially Leonard and Charmaine. Every employee I came in contact with, including the housekeepers, were so friendly and helpful. Of course the food was equally wonderful, nothing was mediocre, it was all exceptional. My only regret was that I was not in the lobby when Dorothy paid a visit.

Thank you all for an incredible week.

Mike Winkler, Past President
– Mike W. - Holland Charter Township Sept. 30, 2016
The Bavarian Inn Lodge was an excellent choice for our group! Wonderful Staff (Thanks Char, you're the best), clean, comfy rooms, awesome conference room facilities, incredible game-pool-water slide area, truly everything we needed and then some. Our event was host to youth and chaperons for Youth Implosion 2016 and we could not have stayed at a better hotel. From the first phone call to arrange details, to check out, The Bavarian Inn Lodge staff made our event successful, fun and truly a memorable event! If you are looking for a great get-away for family or for a group, this is the Place To Go!!
– Immanuel Lutheran Church Group - Bay City, MI
As Seen on TripAdvisor by Betsy B.
As president, I was in charge of finding a place for our state training conference. We had never been to the BI but I took a chance. I have been going to conferences for 33 years and this was the best venue I have ever been to. The staff not only takes care of our needs, they anticipated them before we even asked. I reserved rooms for 135 but 175 showed up and the hotel cheerfully accommodated the extra meals and space for our members. I cannot say enough about this facility. Bring the kids and/or grand kids to play in the family fun center in the lower level.
– Code Officials Conference of MI - Mike Winkler, President
Sept. 2016

Frankenmuth exudes a love of beauty with its flower-lined streets, Bavarian hospitality, and the best chicken dinners found anywhere in America! As a member of the board of Keep Michigan Beautiful, Frankenmuth is my favorite place to come for our annual meeting and awards luncheon.

– Pamela F - Board member - KEEP Michigan Beautiful Organization
We could not have selected a better place to hold our meeting and what a great time of year.First of all everywhere you looked it was decorated for the Christmas Holiday season. The staff was extremely pleasant and very helpful. It wasn't just that they were helpful with anything, it was their attitude. They wanted to make the experience as memorable as possible. There was absolutely nothing we didn't ask for that we didn't get including having some of the staff come and lead our group through in song. I would highly recommend the Bavarian Inn Lodge for business or personal use.
– Della D. - Westland, MI
"Wonderful Place for Business Workshops!"

We have used the Bavarian Inn twice for business meetings and training. The staff was courteous, accommodating and friendly. They understand how stressful conducting training can be and took care of every need we had during our day. The food was delicious. I will definitely use them for future sessions. Great location at a great time of year (Snow Festival)!
– Amy W. of Livonia MI
As seen on TripAdvisor.com - Jan. 2015
We held our bi-annual teacher conference at the Bavarian Inn Lodge and Conference Center. Our Sales Event Coordinator was knowledgeable about options for our smaller group, was knowledgeable about the food, and she returned phone calls and e-mails promptly and efficiently (Thanks Char! You're the best!). The entire Bavarian Inn Lodge staff was courteous and helpful, including the front desk staff and the housekeeping staff. The Banquet Managers were thorough and responded easily to last-minute requests (Great job Matt, Randy and Eric!). The rooms were clean and comfortable. Food for our breakfasts, lunches and our banquet was delicious. Buffets were beautiful and the wait staff was efficient and friendly. Customer service was the best I've experienced. Everyone enjoyed themselves and were impressed with the Bavarian Inn Lodge. Thanks for a great experience.
– Great Conference Venue and FUN All Around!
As Seen on TripAdvisor.com 6-22-2017

We recently held a sports camp at the Bavarian Inn Lodge. We go to many different venues throughout the summer and have never experienced anything like it! The food for all four meals was great. Pricing was about the same as other venues, but we had a host announcing the meals and service staff for beverages. They even had a ham-carving station at breakfast and many little extras, like fruit, that would have been a huge up charge anywhere else. Thank you for truly understanding how the little things mean so much. We are already planning next year's event!
– As seen on TripAdvisor - Aug. 2016 by Milkesway

My stay at the Bavarian Inn Lodge was due to a work conference. The company could not have selected a better place. I didn't know what to expect but, I was pleasantly pleased. The room was clean and nice. The staff received an A+, very helpful and accommodating. The front desk attendant made sure that I knew all of the amenities and services that came with my room. I used all that was offered and it was a wonderful stay. I will definitely go back on my own with my family. I also had a chance to shop in the local stores that were in walking distance to the lodge.

Stayed August 2015, traveled on business

– Mitzi D. of Novi, MI
As Seen on TripAdvisor.com - August 2015
The best place to hold a conference! Food great, staff exceptional! I have worked with many resorts/hotels in the past and again Bavarian Inn is top shelf! They made my job so easy as the coordinator of the conference. Friendly, smiling, helpful is what you find here.

Char from Sales has been so helpful with all my requests and managed to accommodate every request! The day of the conference Randy was everywhere but most importantly he was nearby when I needed him.

We will be back next year
– Kathie S. - Warren MI Jan. 2016
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