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Grand Hotel

Mackinac Island, Michigan View map Visit website
Rating 5.0 out of 5
92 reviews
$26k - $33k For 100 Guests
Up to 400 guests

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$26k - $33k For 100 Guests
Up to 400 guests

For over 130 years, Grand Hotel — America’s Summer Place located on Mackinac Island in Northern Michigan — has been an exceptional and memorable wedding destination for many couples. As a National Historic Landmark we pride ourselves on the details and making sure your wedding is something you will never forget.

We are able to host celebrations for up to 400 guests, with an array of unique locations and dining options available. Wedding ceremonies are traditionally held in two outdoor locations. The Grand Hotel Front Porch — the longest in the world — is lined with red geraniums, our signature flower. From this one-of-a-kind vantage point, take in views of the Straits of Mackinac, Mackinac Bridge, and the hotel gardens below. A second location, the Grand Hotel Tea Garden, sits amidst the meticulously manicured flower gardens with panoramic views looking up at the hotel.

Five formal, private dining rooms are available for your reception, three of which feature dance floors. Each room is different and provides distinctive décor and amenities. We also offer five off-site restaurants for rehearsal dinners or small intimate gatherings.

Make any celebration brighter with fresh flower arrangements from Margaret’s Garden, Grand Hotel’s full-service floral shop. Margaret’s Garden offers an extensive selection of flowers and experienced, professional staff ready to provide personalized, quality service.

Our talented chefs create delicious menus to satisfy every taste. Friendly, professional staff ensures no detail, or guest, is overlooked. We also offer a wide variety of customizable cocktail reception and hors d’oeuvre choices for your event.

In addition, Grand Hotel’s skilled pastry chef is flexible and creative and can help design a beautiful wedding cake or desserts for your special day.

Have you always dreamed of a fairy tale wedding? Here on Mackinac Island (where cars are not allowed), transportation is primarily by horse-drawn carriage. We recommend reserving the Grand Hotel Omnibus or Victoria Carriage for your wedding day transportation — and a truly enchanting experience.

Pamper and prepare your wedding party at Astor’s Salon and Spa, our full-service Aveda Salon. Step back in time at historic Fort Mackinac and a horse-drawn carriage tour. And keep your guests engaged with everything from 18 holes of golf on The Jewel, to over 70 miles of paved and unpaved trails to explore on bikes or by foot.

The Grand Hotel wedding team is here to help ensure your special day is genuinely unforgettable. Well versed in every aspect of wedding planning, they will handle the planning and execution of all Grand Hotel’s services from beginning to end.

We would be honored to be part of your special day.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$1,917

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$1,917

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$2,218

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$2,218

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Set Up
Tables

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

400

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

2

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

5

Describe your venue:

Historic Building
Hotel
Resort

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Bar Services
Cake
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Lighting / Sound
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Hors d'oeuvres
Plated
Server(s)
Stations

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Chairs
Dance Floor
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Shuttle

What months are included in your peak season?

June
July
August

What months are included in your off-peak season?

May
September
October

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    Karlie N. Married on 03/06/2022
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    Our Wedding Was A Dream Come True! Thanks So Much, Marty!

    Our wedding at the Grand Hotel was absolutely amazing!! Due to COVID-19, we had to cancel our original wedding plans, but ended up having the perfect wedding on Mackinac Island. Marty was so helpful and accommodating to our situation and helped bring to life our dream wedding within our budget. We had a small wedding of 15 people, but the guests at the hotel cheered for us as we said "I Do"! It was an absolute perfect day! We will definitely be celebrating our anniversary for many years at the Grand Hotel.
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    Casey Married on 07/31/2021
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    Love love love

    Love the originality about the hotel, the grounds are beautiful. The wedding was amazing.
  • Michael
    Michael E. Married on 07/17/2021
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    5 stars for a 5 star venue and 5 star experience

    We went with the Grand since we knew they could deliver a fantastic experience. They've experienced some turnover and a change in owners but in our view for the better - better management team, more accommodating, and more investment in the property. Had to delay a year due to COVID but worked with Lizzie Rupinski and everything went as smoothly as possible. As always with these things, lots of back and forth and pre work goes into it but on the day, it went flawlessly. This was an expensive venue but we really found value in the delivery and the experience - everything from the band to the wine. Had a pre wedding event at the Woods and the Fort, also owned by the hotel that were also executed perfectly. A true once in a lifetime experience. Would recommend to anyone.

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Jennifer & Steven
    57 photos · 06/15/2019
  • Matt & Brittney
    30 photos · 09/13/2016

Professional Network & Endorsements

2 Endorsements
Andrejka Photography Andrejka Photography Wedding Photographers

Your wedding at the Grand Hotel will be just that. Absolutely Grand! They have so many incredible locations and are on top of everything. Your wedding will be the elegant event you'd always dreamed of.

Paul Retherford Photography Paul Retherford Photography Wedding Photographers

One of the best wedding venues that I know and probably the best staff. Their wedding coordinator is unmatched. You get the Grand treatment at the Grand Hotel.

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286 Grand Avenue Mackinac Island, Michigan, 49757
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