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Something Different, Something Inspired

Have a new kind of traditional meeting or event at Grand Hotel, where our venues combine Victorian-era elegance with the latest technology and amenities. Choose from six unique spaces in our Woodfill Conference Center, as well as on-site meeting rooms and off-site dining, including many outdoor options.

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Venues at Woodfill Conference Center

Grand Pavillion venue

Grand Pavilion

Located at the north end of the Main Dining Room, our newest meeting room boasts an array of state-of-the-art technology making it the most accommodating facility for large meetings and general sessions. The space is also ideal for private meal functions and wedding receptions.

Seating and Dimensions

• Theater Seating: 375

• Classroom Seating: 150

• Reception Seating: 450

• Hallow Square Seating: 70

• Banquet Seating: 200

• Dimensions: 53′ x 68′

• Square Footage: 3,604

Cottage Restaurant

Cottage Restaurant

Beautifully decorated, the Cottage Restaurant is the ideal venue for private meal functions, whether it is breakfast, lunch, or dinner. The space is also ideal for small breakout sessions.

Seating and Dimensions

• Theater Seating: 120

• Classroom Seating: 50

• Reception Seating: 100

• Hallow Square Seating: 40

• Banquet Seating: 80

• Dimensions: 71′ x 17′

• Square Footage: 1,207

Pontiac Room venue

Pontiac Room

Located off the east end of the dining room, the elegantly decorated Pontiac Room displays classic French doors that open to a secluded porch area. This space is ideal for private meal functions.

Seating and Dimensions

• Theater Seating: 20

• Classroom Seating: 36

• Reception Seating: 50

• Dimensions: 31′ x 22′

• Square Footage: 682

Main Dining Room with long table

Main Dining Room

Overlooking the Straits of Mackinac, the Main Dining Room is available for private use for full house conventions. The space is set daily for breakfast, the Grand Luncheon Buffet, and dinner for all guests..

Seating and Dimensions

• Banquet Seating: 1,500
• Dimensions: 202′ x 45′

Straits of Mackinac

As a part of the Woodfill Conference Center — and in close proximity to the Brighton Pavilion and the Headquarters of The Capitol Club — the Straits of Mackinac is a convenient space for small meetings and breakout sessions.

Seating and Dimensions

• Theater Seating: 50

• Reception Seating: 50

• Classroom Seating: 24

• Hollow Square Seating: 18

• Dimensions: 27′ x 23′

• Square Feet: 621

 

Gerald R. Ford Conference Room

Named after the Michigan-born former president who visited Grand Hotel while in office, the Gerald R. Ford Conference is located in the Woodfill Conference Center near the Theatre. This room accommodates smaller meetings, breakout sessions, and serves as a perfect space for speaker preparation.

Seating and Dimensions

• Theater Seating: 50

• Reception Seating: 50

• Classroom Seating: 16

• Hollow Square Seating: 16

• Dimensions: 23′ x 23′

• Square Feet: 529

Headquarters of The Capitol Club

Named after the Michigan trade association, the Headquarters of The Capitol Club is an ideal spot for board meetings and breakout sessions.

Seating and Dimensions

• Theater Seating: 100

• Reception Seating: 100

• Classroom Seating: 48

• Hollow Square Seating: 24

• Dimensions: 40′ x 22.5′

• Square Feet: 900

Theatre

Located in the heart of the Woodfill Conference Center, the Theatre is Grand Hotel’s largest and most flexible meeting room. The space is perfect for large general sessions, exhibits, dinner receptions, and live entertainment such as concerts, performances, and dancing.

Seating and Dimensions

• Theater Seating: 1,000

• Reception Seating: 750

• Classroom Seating: 325

• Hollow Square Seating: 80

• Banquet Seating: 500

• Dimensions: 88.5′ x 80′

• Square Feet: 7,080

The Honorable Frank J. Kelley Conference Room

The Honorable Frank J. Kelley Conference Room

Named after the long-time State Attorney General, the Frank J. Kelley Conference Room creates a timeless boardroom setting for hosting executive board meetings or serving as a conference headquarter office.

Seating and Dimensions

• Conference Seating: 14
• Dimensions: 32′ x 24′
• Square Feet: 768

Brighton Pavilon

Brighton Pavilion

Seating and Dimensions

• Conference Seating: 350 Theater Style, 120 Classroom Style, 350 Reception Style
• Dimensions: 74′ x 42.5′
• Square Feet: 3,145

A long hallway in the Garden Terrace

Garden Terrace

Located at the east end lower level of the hotel, this iconic reception area overlooks the hotel’s beautiful terrace-level garden and serves as the ideal spot for conference registration or exhibits.

Seating and Dimensions

• Reception Seating: 100
• Dimensions: 50′ x 17′

A catered table overlooking the bridge on the porch

West Front Porch

Lined with geraniums, the hotel’s signature flower, and home to breathtaking views of the Straits of Mackinac and the Mackinac Bridge, the West Front Porch creates a pristine ambiance. It’s a memorable location for cocktail receptions or nuptials.

Seating and Dimensions

• Reception Seating: 500
• Dimensions: 330′ long

Front porch view of the lawn and lake

East Front Porch

Overlooking the Tea Garden and The Jewel golf course, the East Front Porch offers a breathtaking view of the Straits of Mackinac. Lined with geraniums, the hotel’s signature flower, it’s a memorable location for cocktail receptions or nuptials.

Seating and Dimensions

• Banquet Seating: 50
• Reception Seating: 500
• Dimensions: 330′ long

Lilac Room meeting venue grand hotel

The Lilac Room

Located on the second level of the Esther Williams Pool House, our newest meeting room, the Lilac Room has over 1,300 sq ft overlooking the Grand gardens.

Seating and Dimensions

• Theater Seating: 100

• Reception Seating: 100

• Classroom Seating: 56

• Banquet Seating: 72

• Hallow Square Seating: 24

• Dimensions: 56′ 4″ x 26.5′

• Square Footage: 1,360

 

Lake Terrace

Lake Terrace

Adjoining the Lilac Room is the Lake Terrace with an additional 1,100 sq ft. of outdoor space with spectacular views of the Straits of Mackinac and the Mackinac Bridge.

Seating and Dimensions

• Square Footage: 1100

Off-Site Dining

The Club Room at The Gate House

The Club Room at The Gate House

Conveniently located off The Gate House patio, this bright space is ideal for a casual luncheon or dinner, while still being close to downtown and the entertainment located inside the main restaurant. The Club Room has a private restroom, direct access to the patio, and can comfortably seat up to 30 guests.

Seating and Dimensions

• Banquet: 30 • Dimensions: 36.25′ x 11.25′
• Reception: 30 • Square Feet: 407
The Gate House Gazebo

The Gate House Gazebo

Enjoy a rehearsal or event in a fun, casual atmosphere. Conveniently located between Grand Hotel and the downtown area, The Gate House Gazebo is a private, covered outdoor area perfect for parties of 50 or less.

Seating and Dimensions

• Banquet: 50 • Dimensions: 26.5′ x 26.5′
• Reception: 75 • Square Feet: 702
The Chalet at Woods

The Chalet at Woods

A quaint, Bavarian-themed room at Woods Restaurant offers a unique dining experience for up to 60 guests. The large windows feature views of the natural environment on Mackinac Island. You also have use of the Woods Patio, ideal for an outdoor cocktail hour prior to your luncheon or dinner.

Seating and Dimensions

• Banquet: 60 • Dimensions: 39′ x 18.67′
• Reception: 80 • Square Feet: 728
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