Engagement season – the time between Thanksgiving and Valentine’s Day where there is a spike in engagements – is coming up soon. For couples who may have already agreed to tie the knot, now is the perfect time to plan your venue. In Flint and Genesee County there are plenty of places traditional and unique to say your vows.

Here are five places you can get married in the area:

The Durant

The Durant Hotel was built in 1920 and quickly became a landmark in the city of Flint. The historic hotel now has 93 lofts and hosts events in the ballroom and lobby. The ballroom seats up to 160 guests with additional space in the lobby. Wedding packages include planning and execution with Epoch Events & Catering.

The Pine Tree Barn

In Flushing, the Pine Tree Barn is a 4,000-square-foot timber frame barn that sits on 20 acres of land covered in pine, birch, oak and maple trees and is perfect for outdoor lovers. Wedding packages offer customizable in-house catering options as well as the option to bring your own licensed and insured third-party caterer. The space is climate controlled and hosts up to 200 people.

The University of Michigan-Flint

Three locations at the University of Michigan-Flint can be rented for ceremonies and receptions. The Northbank Center Grand Ballroom offers a unique venue. The newly restored neoclassical Greek ballroom requires little decoration and can accommodate 270 guests. The Riverfront Banquet center offers a large space for weddings. Finally, the Harding Mott University Center offers its Michigan Rooms for receptions that can accommodate up to 240 people.

The Captain’s Club at Woodfield

In Grand Blanc, the Captain’s Club is a popular place for weddings and receptions and has been awarded numerous awards from bridal publications. With various locations for ceremonies and receptions, you can make your wedding one of a kind. The Captain’s Club’s skilled team will help you make a ceremony and reception to remember forever.

Fenton Winery and Brewery

Beer and wine lovers will find the perfect venue at the Fenton Winery and Brewery in Fenton. With a large banquet facility with the option for an outdoor ceremony, it is a unique place to tie the knot. Not to mention the great beer, wine and food that makes the Fenton Winery and Brewery a hit for weddings.

Looking for more wedding ideas? Don’t miss the My Wedding Bridal Fair on Sunday, November 17 at the Riverfront Banquet Center.