If you’re looking for history, luxury, and relaxation all wrapped up in one stunning venue, The Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth, Michigan is the place. I recently had the opportunity to be a guest of the Inn at St. John’s for a tour and lunch and it was incredible. I’m really looking forward to returning for a visit. Oh, and for all the brides out there, you may want to consider St. John’s for your wedding reception. They take weddings to a whole new level.
The History of The Inn at St. John’s
In the late 1940s, the St. John’s Provincial Seminary opened its doors for the first time, teaching and training in the Catholic faith for more than 40 years. During that time, in 1955, the breathtaking St. John’s Chapel was dedicated. Unfortunately, the seminary doors closed in 1988, leaving the beautiful property sitting dormant until 1996 when a youth and family center was opened on the South side of the property.
In the years to follow, redevelopment commenced on the main buildings at St. John’s to provide a place for wedding receptions, corporate and social conferences, and Catholic ceremonies and celebrations. St. John’s Golf & Conference Center officially opened in October of 2000.
In December of 2005, St. John’s opened their Grande Ballroom while introducing the all-encompassing name of The Inn at St. John’s. A month later, the hotel and restaurant opened their doors to welcome guests.
They’ve since renovated their original upscale restaurant into a five-star steakhouse with incredible food, memorable brunches (order the mimosa flight!) and special events.
The Luxury of The Inn at St. John’s
Inside the main buildings at St. John’s you’ll walk into the Atrium, with stately Romanesque architecture warmly welcoming you. You’ll also find the Grande ballroom along with two regal ballrooms that boast 25-foot ceilings with hand-painted inlays. Twenty-two meeting rooms line the outside walls, allowing for natural light to spill into each room.
On the grounds of The Inn at St. John’s stands the historical, European-style St. John’s Chapel. This carefully preserved and stunning chapel is the perfect venue for a luxurious wedding ceremony. Sunday Mass is also celebrated in this reverential space.
Whether you’re attending an event or not, there’s a luxury guest room in the hotel that will fit your needs. Reserve a standard room to enjoy a good night’s sleep after a long day of meetings, or book the Ambassador Suite with Jacuzzi for your wedding night.
Continue to bask in luxury with dinner at the upscale 5ive Steakhouse & Bar where you can sink your teeth into a perfectly prepared steak that has been chosen from the top 2% of grain- and grass-fed beef in the world. Order a glass of wine and sit back and enjoy some live music, or catch happy hour with your colleagues after your meetings. They offer all the menus you’d need to eat every delicious meal there, including a breakfast buffet and, of course, luxurious desserts.
The Relaxation found at The Inn at St. John’s
What better way to work off the stress of business meetings (or just everyday life) than to enjoy a round of golf? The St. John’s golf course has been around since its earliest years, beginning as 9 holes and eventually transforming into a 27-hole resort-style course known as St. John’s Golf Course.
After a round or two of golf, relieve those sore muscles in the steaming hot Jacuzzi or while relaxing under the waterfall. Work off the day’s stress in the fitness center with some free weights or on a cardio machine. Be sure to walk the lovely grounds, taking in the views of lush flower gardens and the waterfall features that compliment them.
Before turning in to your hotel suite, grab a juicy burger and a thick shake at The Burger Loft to round out your historical, luxurious, and relaxing stay at The Inn at St. John’s.