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Straits Chapel
Whistling Straits

An extraordinarily scenic venue for weddings and other milestone events, the Straits Chapel overlooking Lake Michigan features sleek, modern lines and a breathtaking panoramic view of the lake through tall center windows. Located 3 miles from Whistling Straits, this intimate, tranquil setting offers gorgeous photo opportunities and provides a blank slate for any theme but is especially beautiful for traditional ceremonies. Along with dream weddings, Straits Chapel is also ideal for recitals, lecture series and other celebrations.

  • Seating for 150 people
  • Two private rooms for preparations
  • Romantic, picturesque curved drive-up entrance
  • Above the entrance six cascading bells, that were cast in a 200-year-old foundry in Annecy, France, play out melodies which range from joyous to somber.
  • The interior features a removable cross which is inspiring with its simplistic design. 
  • Amazing backdrop for photographs
  • Guests enjoy panoramic views through 22-foot-tall and 8-foot-tall windows
  • Located 3 miles from Whistling Straits, an iconic venue
  • Shuttles from The American Club and other Destination Kohler lodging
Straits Chapel
Straits Chapel Exterior Entrance
Straits Chapel Exterior side by Lake Michigan
Straits Chapel interior windows
Straits Chapel removable modern cross
Straits Chapel interior

An extraordinarily scenic venue for weddings and other milestone events, the Straits Chapel overlooking Lake Michigan features sleek, modern lines and a breathtaking panoramic view of the lake through tall center windows. Located 3 miles from Whistling Straits, this intimate, tranquil setting offers gorgeous photo opportunities and provides a blank slate for any theme but is especially beautiful for traditional ceremonies. Along with dream weddings, Straits Chapel is also ideal for recitals, lecture series and other celebrations.

  • Seating for 150 people
  • Two private rooms for preparations
  • Romantic, picturesque curved drive-up entrance
  • Above the entrance six cascading bells, that were cast in a 200-year-old foundry in Annecy, France, play out melodies which range from joyous to somber.
  • The interior features a removable cross which is inspiring with its simplistic design. 
  • Amazing backdrop for photographs
  • Guests enjoy panoramic views through 22-foot-tall and 8-foot-tall windows
  • Located 3 miles from Whistling Straits, an iconic venue
  • Shuttles from The American Club and other Destination Kohler lodging
Champion's Locker Room Terrace
Whistling Straits

Located next to the Whistling Straits wedding venue, the Champions' Locker Room Terrace offers a beautiful backdrop for a wedding ceremony. Covered by a trellis and decorated with natural vines and flowers, the Terrace provides an exceptional view of the Straits® at Whistling Straits and Lake Michigan. The nearby Champions' Locker Room, available for an additional fee, provides spacious pre-ceremony facilities for the wedding couple and attendants and includes two separate locker rooms, TVs, a fireplace, a small kitchen area and comfortable lounge-style seating.

  • Capacity: 120 guests
  • Available for ceremony or cocktail reception
  • Benches included for ceremony
Whistling Straits Wedding Ceremony
Whistling Straits Wedding Ceremony
Wedding at Whistling Straits
Wedding at Whistling Straits

Located next to the Whistling Straits wedding venue, the Champions' Locker Room Terrace offers a beautiful backdrop for a wedding ceremony. Covered by a trellis and decorated with natural vines and flowers, the Terrace provides an exceptional view of the Straits® at Whistling Straits and Lake Michigan. The nearby Champions' Locker Room, available for an additional fee, provides spacious pre-ceremony facilities for the wedding couple and attendants and includes two separate locker rooms, TVs, a fireplace, a small kitchen area and comfortable lounge-style seating.

  • Capacity: 120 guests
  • Available for ceremony or cocktail reception
  • Benches included for ceremony
Founder's Boardroom
The American Club

The richly appointed Founder’s Room, featuring a sitting room with fireplace and a private boardroom, is a great choice for board meetings or executive sessions. A private courtyard terrace located directly off French doors lets attendees get fresh air throughout the day. Ornate with beautiful woodwork, the Founder’s Room features a Baker® boardroom conference table.

  • Capacity: 14 guests
  • Includes sitting area, boardroom and private terrace
  • Individual lighting and temperature controls
  • State-of-the-art electronics and presentation support
Founder's Room at The American Club
Founder's Room at The American Club
Founder's Room at The American Club
Founder's Room at The American Club

The richly appointed Founder’s Room, featuring a sitting room with fireplace and a private boardroom, is a great choice for board meetings or executive sessions. A private courtyard terrace located directly off French doors lets attendees get fresh air throughout the day. Ornate with beautiful woodwork, the Founder’s Room features a Baker® boardroom conference table.

  • Capacity: 14 guests
  • Includes sitting area, boardroom and private terrace
  • Individual lighting and temperature controls
  • State-of-the-art electronics and presentation support
Gazebo Courtyard
The American Club

Located with character, the Gazebo Courtyard offers a natural, outdoor setting within the historical surroundings of The American Club. Centrally located yet wonderfully private, the gardens have an octagon-shaped wooden gazebo perfect for wedding vows. The gardening staff of The American Club ensures the gardens are continuously in bloom, so the area doesn’t need any decorating. Three entrances provide separate entries for guests and the wedding party.

  • Capacity: 250 guests
  • Available for ceremony or cocktail reception
  • White Garden Chairs included for ceremony
  • High-low cocktail tables and outdoor bars available for reception
  • Buffet dining only
  • Indoor rain back-up held for inclement weather
The American Club Outdoor Wedding Ceremony
The American Club Outdoor Wedding Ceremony
Gazebo Courtyard at The American Club
Outdoor Wedding Reception at The American Club
The American Club Outdoor Wedding Ceremony

Located with character, the Gazebo Courtyard offers a natural, outdoor setting within the historical surroundings of The American Club. Centrally located yet wonderfully private, the gardens have an octagon-shaped wooden gazebo perfect for wedding vows. The gardening staff of The American Club ensures the gardens are continuously in bloom, so the area doesn’t need any decorating. Three entrances provide separate entries for guests and the wedding party.

  • Capacity: 250 guests
  • Available for ceremony or cocktail reception
  • White Garden Chairs included for ceremony
  • High-low cocktail tables and outdoor bars available for reception
  • Buffet dining only
  • Indoor rain back-up held for inclement weather
Fountain Courtyard
The American Club

 A natural, outdoor setting within the historical surroundings of The American Club, the Fountain Courtyard provides a charming atmosphere for an intimate wedding or cocktail reception. The Courtyard delights with an artistic stone sculpture surrounded by a peaceful fountain and gardens, which are maintained to bloom continuously throughout the spring and summer. It also features the beautiful, stained glass backdrop of The Greenhouse, a charming antique solarium relocated from Chorley, Lancashire, to serve as the garden café  of The American Club.

  • Capacity: 50 Guests
  • Available for ceremony or cocktail reception
  • White garden chairs included for ceremony
  • High-low cocktail tables and outdoor bars available for reception
  • Buffet dining only
  • Indoor rain back-up held for inclement weather
Courtyard at The American Club
Courtyard at The American Club
Courtyard at The American Club

 A natural, outdoor setting within the historical surroundings of The American Club, the Fountain Courtyard provides a charming atmosphere for an intimate wedding or cocktail reception. The Courtyard delights with an artistic stone sculpture surrounded by a peaceful fountain and gardens, which are maintained to bloom continuously throughout the spring and summer. It also features the beautiful, stained glass backdrop of The Greenhouse, a charming antique solarium relocated from Chorley, Lancashire, to serve as the garden café  of The American Club.

  • Capacity: 50 Guests
  • Available for ceremony or cocktail reception
  • White garden chairs included for ceremony
  • High-low cocktail tables and outdoor bars available for reception
  • Buffet dining only
  • Indoor rain back-up held for inclement weather