The Boulevard Inn & Bistro

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The Boulevard Inn & Bistro

Hotels/Accommodations, Restaurants, Caterers, Reception Sites

50 weddings, 8 ratings, 6 reviews

521 Lake Boulevard

St. Joseph, Michigan, 49085

269-983-4518

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The Boulevard Inn & Bistro


Our goal is to help you plan the wedding of your dreams without the stress. Allow the Boulevard Inn to host all of your wedding events.

We host bridal showers, bachelor and bachelorette events, rehearsal dinners, ceremonies, receptions, brunches, and anniversary parties.

Have an intimate wedding ceremony and reception at our hotel or use our offsite catering for your wedding at The Heritage Center, or other locations in Southwest Michigan. Our talented chef will create a delicious custom meal for your wedding and our skilled staff will deliver impeccable service to you and your guests.

Allow the Boulevard Inn to create a room block for your event and make all the accommodation arrangements for your guests. Your guests that stay with us will enjoy a comfortable suite, helpful staff and a complimentary breakfast buffet.

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Julie Demler
August 13, 2011
St. Joseph, MI
Hotels/Accommodations

Best location of hotels in the area, decent rooms (some are nicer than others, but you can tell it's been a while since a remodel), a bit overpriced (but so is everything in the area during the summer season). The restaurant is excellent. Special events service was very poor, however.

Over a year in advance, we opened up a wedding block, and they promised they would open up more rooms for us as we filled them (we requested 20-30 rooms and they originally only wanted to open 10). Six months later, when they finally followed up with the contract, we were dismayed to find out that they had not opened up more rooms for us and now the hotel was entirely booked. We had to scramble to find other hotels who could accommodate our group (and yes, we needed more than 30 rooms). Such a stressful experience, and so disappointing given the business we were offering them.


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Rebecca Schwarz
May 21, 2011
St. Joseph, MI
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The rooms were nice, not exactly what I would consider upscale, but they are all suites. The view of the lake was great (if you were on that side of the building) and the view of the parking lot out back was avoidable in the corner two bedroom suite we chose. We met with the hotel in December and chose our menu etc for the reception we planned to hold in their Library. At that time, we also booked a block of rooms. At the time of the wedding some of our guests were told the hotel was sold out even though only one of our blocked rooms was rented. I'm not sure where the miscommunication came in, but we did have some guests who attempted to book last minute...


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Rebecca Schwarz
May 21, 2011
St. Joseph, MI
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We originally planned to hold the ceremony next door to the hotel in the Maud Preston Palenske Memorial Library Garden, but as is the case with Lake Michigan in Spring, it rained. We had reserved a canopy and chairs to protect ourselves and our guests from a heavy rain, but with only three hours to spare we proposed using our Reception space as a ceremony space as well. This was not an easy feat as our tables were already set up with our place cards, centerpieces etc and using the space for the ceremony as well would require moving all of this and some very quick thinking and organization on the part of the hotel. With only an hour to spare, we made the final decision and the staff leapt into action. They moved everything out, created a gorgeous ceremony setting and then broke it all down and replaced the reception setting. It was amazing and really set a stress free tone to the day, trust that something WILL go wrong on your wedding day, but the event staff here was able to seamlessly create a flow between the ceremony and reception and made it look easy.


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Rebecca Schwarz
May 21, 2011
St. Joseph, MI
Reception Sites

We had some issues working out the kinks in the menu etc, especially as we were working via email. We live in NH and were trying to plan the wedding remotely. There were a few times that I was concerned it was not going to be correct, but in the end each meal was served as planned. The room offers a beautiful veranda which was part of the reason we chose it, but at the time of our wedding it was under construction to repair some apparent weather damage that rendered it useless. It also rendered it unsightly with heavy duty plastic blowing in the wind. They worked with us to tape it down so it wouldn't blow, and also added a curtain to the lower half of the doors so it was not visible to our seated guests. We also rented the lobby area of the hotel for use as a dance floor which they did a great job of separating from the rest of the guests. It offered a beautiful view and ambiance itself. The food was good, not what I would expect coming from a place named the Bistro, but we were not unhappy, nor were our guests. We still hear comments 2 months later about how awesome it was.


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Pamela and Steven
September 05, 2009
Saint Joseph, MI
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The Bistro did an outstanding job of catering our reception. The food was outstanding. 1 month later people are still telling us how great the filets were! The chef cooked them on-site on KitchenAid grills. All the food and service was outstanding!


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Kelly and Michael
June 13, 2009
St. Joseph, MI
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Awesome breakfast in the morning and great location. Definitely a tad overpriced for the amenities provided.


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nathan.dwyer@gmail.com
October 20, 2007
Saint Joseph, MI
Hotels/Accommodations

The "honeymoon package" is grossly overpriced. While the standard rooms or nice, and worth the money, the suite we had on our wedding night was nearly horrid. While it was large and had a hot tub, the sheets were cheap, decorations cheesy and for the price... Not worth it at all. Stick to the Bistro (restaurant) with the Boulevard.


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Stacey Garland
July 30, 2011
St. Joseph, MI
Reception Sites

Our reception was held in the library off of the lobby of the Inn. Anne & team took care of everything. The food was fantastic. Everyone raved about it!


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Christie and Matt
July 28, 2012
St Joseph, MI
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Julie Demler
August 13, 2011
St. Joseph, MI
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Kate and Mitch
June 27, 2009
St. Joseph, MI
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Cristin and Matthew
July 12, 2008
St. Joseph, MI
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Lisa Werth
June 25, 2016
St. Joseph, MI
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Jennifer Byrne
May 24, 2015
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September 06, 2014
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Jessica Krispin
August 23, 2014
St. Joseph, MI
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Natalie and Michael
August 16, 2014
St. Joseph, MI
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Christine Marie and Dylan Michael
June 07, 2014
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emily reed
May 03, 2014
St. Joseph, MI
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Jill and Brian
February 22, 2014
Niles, MI
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Heide Hullsiek
October 12, 2013
St. Joseph, MI
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Alli and Daniel
October 05, 2013
St. Joseph, MI
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Andrew and Brittany
September 20, 2013
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June 28, 2013
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Kristy and Ryan
June 01, 2013
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Michella and Joseph
June 29, 2013
Benton Harbor, Michigan
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Chuck Nitschke
May 11, 2013
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Janelle and Michael
November 17, 2012
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Stephanie and Aaron
October 27, 2012
St. Joseph, MI
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Jessica and Bryan
August 04, 2012
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Jennifer and Douglas
August 23, 2012
St.Joseph, MI
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Lee and Krystina
June 30, 2012
Saint Joseph, MI
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Patrick and Laura
May 19, 2012
St. Joseph, MI
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Jessica Cassar-Graham
June 25, 2011
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Amanda Newington
May 22, 2011
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Adam and Laura
September 05, 2010
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August 07, 2010
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August 07, 2010
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August 07, 2010
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Kristin Schwank
June 26, 2010
Saint Joseph, MI
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Sarah and Garen
September 12, 2009
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Jennifer and Derek
August 29, 2009
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July 18, 2009
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June 11, 2009
Benton Harbor, MI
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Benton Harbor, MI
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June 06, 2009
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sarah and eric
May 29, 2009
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Lisa and Tony
September 06, 2008
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Sommer and Christopher
August 23, 2008
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August 23, 2008
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August 30, 2008
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Rachel and Curtis
October 27, 2007
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