Due to the nature of Traverse City in the month of June, the area has increased nightly rates during tourist season. We have searched long and hard for hotels that were within decent limits for price ranges. We have secured a block of rooms at the Baymont Inn and Suites. Located just south of Traverse City, this hotel gave us the best rate for our guests. It is a 35 minute drive to the ceremony from this hotel. The nightly rate for our block of rooms is $152.10 per night. Please mention the Leazenby-Pearce wedding when booking to get this group rate.
We also recommend looking into vacation rentals in the area to be closer to the ceremony and reception sites, as well as to receive better deals than most hotels. We've had very good luck with VRBO.com. Here are a list of properties (both private and commercial) that are very close, or within walking distance of the reception:
Fun Fact: This key was to our room at our B&B in Blarney, Ireland