Lansing is the capital of the U.S. state of Michigan. It is mostly in Ingham County, although portions of the city extend west into Eaton County and north into Clinton County. The 2020 Census placed the city’s population at 112,644, making it the sixth largest city in Michigan. The population of its metropolitan statistical area (MSA) was 541,297 at the 2020 Census, the third largest in the state after metropolitan Detroit and Grand Rapids. It was named the new state capital of Michigan in 1847, ten years after Michigan became a state.
The Lansing metropolitan area, colloquially referred to as “Mid-Michigan”, is an important center for educational, cultural, governmental, commercial, and industrial functions. Neighboring East Lansing is home to Michigan State University, a public research university with an enrollment of more than 50,000. The area features two medical schools, one veterinary school, two nursing schools, and two law schools. It is the site of the Michigan State Capitol, the state Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals, a federal court, the Library of Michigan and Historical Center, and headquarters of four national insurance companies.
Lansing is the only U.S. state capital (among the 47 located in counties) that is not also a county seat. The seat of government of Ingham County is Mason,but the county maintains some offices in Lansing.
The Lansing area is known to be LGBTQ friendly, with politicians and businesses showing their support. Officials have participated in Pride parades. The city painted rainbows on crosswalks near Washington Square and Kalamazoo Street and Walnut and Shiawassee streets.
And East Lansing was ahead of its time. It was the first in the United States to ban discrimination of gay people in hiring practices in 1972. Last fall, the city also banned conversion therapy for LGBTQ youth.
We will proudly Officiate your LGBTQA+ wedding or elopement in Lansing, Michigan.
Lansing offers a variety of options to have a wedding or elopement from
Barns & Farms to Hotel Rooftops.
The best time of year to have your wedding? If you want a summer wedding August is a great choice, however you may want to consider the first two elks due to the intense heat later in the month. Also, in late August and September, rainfall can be plentiful and can last a few hours longer. September is still a great time to get married outdoors in Lansing, but the chance of rain is higher. It also rains more in June and July.
Contact an Officiant today to help you find that just right spot to have your wedding or elopement in Lansing, Michigan.