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Ronora is . . . an experience, a feeling, a lesson, ceremony...     where our Earth Mother lives and breathes, where birds speak and one understands, where the four-legged, two-legged, & winged ones commune. -- Deej Leggitt

Ronora Lodge and Retreat Center
PO Box 111
9325 Dwight Boyer Road
Watervliet, Michigan 49098
(269) 463-6315
Fax (269) 463-3767

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  • A 350 acre rental facility offers an ideal quiet and secluded destination wedding setting in a countryside atmosphere with forests, pastures, lake, and wetlands.
  • Comfortable lodging for up to 94 people - (Nearby hotels for larger groups) - intimate cabins and large family style housing.
  • Customized home cooked meals for groups between 25 and 250 people.  Our chefs can also provide vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, and raw vegan cuisine upon request.
  • Complete kitchens in all cabins for the family chefs to make their meals.
  • A variety of outdoor areas for ceremonies, and an event field for reception tents (with electrical hookup) and a bonfire nearby.
  • Woods, meadows, private lake, and miles of nature trails for your guests.
  • Destination wedding packages with exclusive 2 day lodging and use starting at $4960 and up.
  • Call today so we can reserve your date and customize your wedding experience to meet your needs! 269-463-6315.


Chadwicke Hall -- Our main meeting hall has seating for 150 people and is fully equipped with a professional kitchen, a stage and bathrooms with showers.  See Chadwicke Hall for more details.
Ronora Lodge & Retreat Center is on the site of old Camp Watervliet for Girls founded by Dr. Henry Tatter and his wife Velda Jordan Tatter.  In 1988 the property was purchased from Dr. Lonnie Myers by three friends who share a love for the land.  We have restored the historic buildings and increased the number of acres, preserving this beautiful natural setting.  For the health of our guests and the land, we garden organically.  All our effort goes to making Ronora Lodge & Retreat Center a place where, in the words of Dr. Tatter, you can still "feel Mother Earth, sense her balance and find your own."
Example -- Here's an example of an interfaith wedding that took place at Ronora in 2014: Outdoorsy Modern Interfaith Wedding (opens in new window, external site)
Click here to see more photos of weddings at Ronora.
Single day, property only reservations without lodging are not offered exclusive use, and there will be other groups on the property during your weekend.  Only destination wedding packages for the weekend are offered exclusive use.

For large groups we recommend: Lodging, meeting room and three meals a day up to $111 per person per night for groups of 30 or more that stay for at least 2 nights.

Please see our RATES page for more details.


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