The East Jordan area, located in Northern Michigan, is a fantastic place to hold your wedding. We have members that can assist you with the wedding of your dreams while fitting your tastes and choices.
Contact the chamber for further information at 231-536-7351.
Classical Portraits for
Northern Michigan’s premiere portrait studio, home of
professional portrait artist, Karen Walker
With the distinction of being an International award winning artist and the
area’s only Certified Master Photographer and Master Artist, Karen Walker Studio
has been serving Northern Michigan and beyond since 1992.
Call 231-536-3663 today for your personal appointment.
Pride and Joy….
What makes you proud? Your family? Your achievements? The milestones you’ve
What brings you joy? Your children? The precious moments in your life?
Honor those moments with a beautiful commissioned portrait.
Two Distinct Styles From one of the most award winning
studios in Michigan.
Your family deserves a professional portrait artist with
the knowledge and experience to create a top quality portrait that you will
enjoy for years to come. With twenty years in the photography business, Karen
knows how to create that special keepsake that will be treasured today and for
future generations. Karen offers two styles of portraits; classical photography
and portraits that are digitally enhanced and hand painted.
Located in the Walker Building at 507 Water Street (M-66),
just east of the traffic light at the intersection of M-66 and M-32. Hours are
by appointment. Please call 231-536-3663.
A Matter of Taste is built around an outstanding reputation of creatively catering and the ability to produce dream weddings, elegant parties, and inspirational corporate events. Our team of experts are exceptional because of their passion to service a seamless culinary experience.
Matter of Taste is located in Ellsworth, Michigan at a legendary facility known as Tapawingo. This intimate venue sits on a breathtaking, lakefront property located less than 45 minutes north of Traverse City. Exceptional dining experience and remarkable natural surroundings, quickly becoming one of the most sought after wedding ceremony locations in northern Michigan.
The combination of exceptional dishes, experienced chefs and the beautiful property make your every decision “A Matter of Taste”.
Newly renovated, charming, clean, comfortable rooms with an up-north feel. A/C, Cable TV, WiFi, Morning coffee, boat dock, mini fridge & microwave available upon request. Steps away from the beautiful South Arm of Lake Charlevoix.
Lake Charlevoix’s premier water sports rental company offering jet skis, pontoons, ski boats, water trampolines, kayaks and more! New for 2012 private charters aboard the all electric Duffy. Delivery available to other area lakes.
Castle Farms of Charlevoix is one of Michigan’s premier historic tour attractions and destination wedding venues. This beautiful French Renaissance castle built in 1918 features soaring stone towers, romantic courtyards and magnificent gardens, plus Norm, the Castle’s very own dragon! Museum quality collections showcased throughout the Castle include antique toys, castles, and royalty memorabilia from around the world. The Castle’s Outdoor Model Railroad is the largest in Michigan, with 68 G-scale trains steaming across more than 1/2 mile of track. The Castle also provides the perfect venue for weddings, proms, corporate events, or private parties. Open year round, Castle Farms is listed on the National and State Historic Registries.
Our clubhouse / restaurant / bar is open and we are serving food and drinks. Full dinner menu including prime rib ,shrimp,and fish on Fridays. Our golf course is walkable and soon we will be allowing carts.
Please come out and see us soon!
Golf Course … Driving Range … Snacks…Restaurant
HOURS: 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Casual Dining and Friday Fish Fry, Friday and Saturday Prime Rib, Full Menu
“In April 2004 Short’s Brewing Co. opened it’s doors in the Village of Bellaire. Beer was the mission and liberation was the movement. The philosophy was to bring an appreciation of craft beer to Northern Michigan with product education and creativity. Today, Short’s Brewing Co. continues the effort to educate and liberate consumers. We believe in the power of the smallness and take pride in our hands on, “mom-and-pop” approach and the energy we put into the quality of our beer, food, staff, customers and facilities. We love what we do and where we live, and have a passion for supporting and enjoying the natural resources all around us. http://www.shortsbrewing.com“
Featuring Heatherwoods Golf Course, The Bistro Restaurant, Charlevoix Fitness Health Club, and Wedding and Event hosting at Shanahan’s Barn, Northern Michigan’s most unique event venue.
Charlevoix Country Club is open to the public.
A premier wedding barn and event venue in Northern Michigan. Located in East Jordan, Michigan, Jordan Valley Barn is a short distance from Gaylord, Charlevoix, Petoskey, Boyne City and Traverse City. Just one mile from Lake Charlevoix, this beautiful venue overlooks the Jordan River Valley and is surrounded by hundreds of acres of nature preserve. Jordan Valley Barn provides a beautiful outdoor ceremony site with seating for 250 and a majestic 4,400 square foot barn, creating an elegant yet rustic setting for both ceremony and reception use. A unique feature about the Jordan Valley Barn wedding venue is the 3,000 square foot 4 bedroom/4 bathroom Guesthouse on site. This prime destination is perfect for celebrating your special day.
For more information: http://www.jordanvalleybarn.com/
The Rowe Inn Restaurant of Ellsworth, Michigan offers intimate, casual fine dining for Charlevoix, Torch Lake and all of Northern Michigan. You’ll find our seasonal filled with local ingredients – and our expansive fine wine collection perfect for any occasion. Individuals, couples, groups and families are equally welcome and catered-to in our unpretentious, come-as-you-are setting.
Bowling Alley … Hamburgers, Pizza, Paninis, Sandwiches, Dinners
HOURS: 11:00 a.m. – 2:30 a.m.
SPECIALTY: Hamburgers, Pizza, Paninis, Sandwiches, Dinners
The Landing Restaurant offers indoor and outdoor lakeside dining. The menu has a unique blend of old favorites, local ingredients, and new items. There is a full bar, boat slips available for guests and great views of the Ironton Ferry. The Landing Restaurant is located a short, yet beautiful drive from Charlevoix, East Jordan, Boyne City and Ellsworth.
Service Time: Sun. 9:00A.M.
Children’s Sunday School 9:15 after Children’s Moments.
Ecumenical Women’s Bible Study – Thursdays at 9:00 a.m.
Pastor Craig Pahl (517) 262-4595
Full breakfast, lunch, Wifi. Try our famous pulled pork sandwich. Enjoy Ribs, Brisket and homemade soups. Pizza with a made from scratch focaccia crust and a “from scratch” bakery.
2100 sq.ft. home with 80 ft. of frontage on Lake Charlevoix South Arm on M-66; 4 bedroom, 2 bath – sleeps 8; plus sandy swimming area w/swim raft; good fishing with boat & motor rental available for extra charge; Smoke free/pet free; free local phone calls
Located 1 mile from East Jordan’s public beach and RV park & Elm Pointe Park; fully equipped kitchen w/microwave, color TV, Weber grill, dock, boat mooring, wood burning stove; Weekly rentals Saturday-Saturday. Please call for availability 520-886-8823 (Oct.-April)
$1600 per week/$1400 per wk.last two wks. of Aug.-$100/person over 8-Security dep. required
UNITS: Vacation Rental Sleeps 8 plus
At Your Service Plus offered clean portable sanitation facilities ranging from a standard portable restroom to a executive restroom trailer. Shower trailers and portable sinks are also a part of our rental inventory. Serving Michigan and beyond. Call today and let At Your Service manage your job site or special event.
Sommerset Pointe is a Premier Facility and marina on the shores of Lake Charlevoix. Weddings, Event Facilities, Club.
Broasted Chicken & Fish, Sandwiches, Ice Cream
HOURS: Summer only – 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
SPECIALTY: Broasted Chicken & Fish, Sandwiches, Ice Cream
Raven Hill Discovery Center is a regional science and technology center. It is located on 157 acres in a rural area of northwestern Lower Michigan next to the Little Traverse Conservancy’s Raven Ridge Nature Preserve. It is also a cultural, historical and art center. Raven Hill Discovery Center is the only place in northern Lower Michigan where children and adults can link science, history & the arts with hands-on activities and explorations both indoors and outdoors. Connections emerge through classes, exhibits and facilities that provide opportunities for all ages to learn, create, grow and play. The Center is located between East Jordan & Boyne City, just off C-48 at Pearsall Road. Can’t make it during regular hours? Call to schedule an appointment at your convenience. For more information, phone 231-536-3369 or toll free 877-833-4254 or email email@example.com. You can also check the Center’s website: http://www.RavenHillDiscoveryCenter.org for more information.
Casual Dining, offering Seafood and Southern Style BBQ, Cocktails available in two bars. Also a 7 room Bed & Breakfast.
AmericInn is the newest hotel in Charlevoix with 52 guest rooms and suites. Indoor pool, sauna and hot tub, wifi, complimentary breakfast daily from 6am-10am, spacious parking lot, and large hospitality room for all your party or meeting needs.
Nestled in a quiet village overlooking the beautiful “Chain of Lakes” upon a hilltop perch in the resort region of Northern Michigan, The House on the Hill offers year-round recreation and great dining. We have newly redecorated and comfortable guest rooms, a beautiful front porch, cozy fireplaces and air conditioning. With lake front property we are able to supply you with paddle boards, kayaks and a canoe. In the winter, snow shoes are supplied so you can romp around on our 53 acres of private winter wonderland.
Eight guest rooms with private baths either a king or queen sized beds. A three course gourmet breakfast is prepared for you in the morning. Within walking distance of the Rowe Inn. Packages with Rowe Inn and Jordan Valley Outfitters.
PACKAGES: Rowe Pkg, River Float Pkg
“Tiny Town, Huge Heart” is the slogan for the 38th Annual Ellsworth/Atwood Pig Roast. This long running event is set for this Friday and Saturday, June 15-16 in Ellsworth. The huge schedule of events offers something for everyone! Friday’s schedule includes an Authentic Mexican Cuisine, Family Water-slide & Ice Cream Social, 3-Point Basketball Shootout, Paddle Antrim Cruise, Horton Creek Concert and an Outdoor Movie at dusk. Saturday’s events feature a 5K and Fun Run, Pancake Breakfast, Craft Show, the popular Pig Roast Parade, Hastings Harmony Hous Open House, Roast Pork Lunch, Free Children’s Games and activities, Steel Horse Breezeway Benefit, Horse Pull, Banks Township Historical Society Open House, and the 2018 Fireworks at dusk.
Thank you to the Pig Roast Coordinator and Officers for all of their work and dedication to the event and community!
Coordinator – Betsy Randall
President – Heidi MacNichol
Vice President – Christina Charbonneau
Secretary – Lynn Spearing
Treasurer – Marcie Potter
Thank you to the many event volunteers and to the many generous sponsors helping make this wonderful schedule of events. Like Ellsworth Pig Roast on Facebook.
Congratulations to Joni Wieland of Ellsworth on being named 2018 Banks Township Citizen of the Year!
2018 East Jordan Friday Night Music in the Park Concert Series kicks off June 15.
One of northern Michigan’s favorites, the popular Jelly Rolls Blues Band will kick off the 2018 Music in the Park Concert Series this Friday, June 15 at 7:00 PM. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and be ready to enjoy an evening of great music in Memorial Park. Come to town early and enjoy dinner and shopping before the concert. If you have not contributed to the Music in the Park, please send your tax-deductible check payable to – City of East Jordan, “Music in the Park” in the memo, P.O. Box 499, East Jordan, MI 49727
Music in the Park is proudly co-sponsored by the Jordan River Arts Council, East Jordan Downtown Development Authority and the East Jordan Area Chamber of Commerce.
Make your up north vacation the best one ever. Spend the day exploring the countryside and small towns and villages along C-48 the Breezeway.
The C-48 Breezeway is a well known scenic route connecting Atwood, Ellsworth, East Jordan and Boyne Falls. Not only is it the fastest route from point A (Atwood) to point B (Boyne Falls) but this 25 mile scenic rural ride is sure to please everyone. This scenic route offers everything from spectacular views, award winning cuisine, nature preserves, orchards, attractions, artisans, and much more. C-48 The Breezeway signs clearly mark its route through beautiful forests and valley vistas, drumlin carved hillsides dotted with orchards and various lakes along its way. Visit the website at www.ridethebreezeway.com
Kick-Off to Summer Business District Open House – 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM – Find the Swan Form
AREA FESTIVAL & EVENT DATES – 2018
Ellsworth Pig Roast – June 15 & 16
R3 Triathlon – Run – Ride – River – June 23
East Jordan Freedom Festival – June 27 – July 1
South Arm Classics – July 14
Rotary Club BrewFest – July 14
Sweaty Yeti Run – July 14
Portside Arts Fair – August 4 & 5
FRIDAY CONCERTS IN THE PARK – SUMMER -2018
JUNE 15 – JELLY ROLL BLUES BAND – BLUES
JUNE 22 – JENNY THOMAS – CONTEMPORARY FOLK
JULY 6 – BLUE WATER RAMBLERS – MICHIGAN MUSIC – FOLK, SHANTIES, BALLADS
JULY 13 – JON ARCHAMBAULT BAND – ROCK, BLUES
JULY 20 – PISTIL WHIPS – UNORTHODOX FUNKY BLUES
JULY 27 – STEEL AND WOOD – BLUEGRASS
AUGUST 3 – FULL CIRCLE – 60’S ROCK