Our Celebration & Wedding Venues on Mackinac Island
From Grand outdoor spaces and reception venues to off-site restaurants and patios, we offer an array of unique options that are perfect to accommodate your special celebration or destination wedding in Michigan.
At 660 feet long, the world-famous Grand Hotel Front Porch offers a memorable location for a ceremony of up to 120 guests or cocktail reception for up to 400 guests. Take in the garden views from the East Front Porch (perfect for a smaller event), or the views of the Straits of Mackinac from the West Front Porch.
Grand Hotel’s signature gardens and stone fountain are a charming backdrop for a ceremony, cocktail reception, or meal function. Up to 400 guests can be hosted in this enchanting area.
Enjoy the panoramic views of the Mackinac Bridge, Straits of Mackinac, Round Island Lighthouse, and beautiful downtown Mackinac Island from the 5th and 6th floors of Grand Hotel. Cocktail receptions for up to 100 guests are ideal for this two-story, nautical-themed lounge.
This delightful, spacious facility can accommodate up to 400 guests. It’s wonderful for luncheons, dinners, entertainment, and dancing the night away. The existing dance floor and stage are features that allow guests to turn up the tempo and enjoy a live band or DJ after an elegant meal.
The whimsical atmosphere of this banquet facility hosts 70 - 125 guests. This colorful room with a large dance floor is the ideal location for a live band, DJ, or an acoustic musical ensemble. Guests can enjoy a breath of fresh air on the private veranda, while enjoying the views of The Jewel Golf Course.
The breathtaking chandelier and Asian-themed decor are the backdrop for cocktail receptions, luncheons, or early dinners for 70 - 110 guests. Friends and family can enjoy a live band or DJ, which can easily be accommodated on the existing stage, and take advantage of the ballroom-sized dance floor.
This charming semi-circular dining area, attached to the Main Dining Room, accommodates up to 35 guests. Friends and family can enjoy the attached private semi-circular porch, which offers views of Grand Hotel gardens and is lovely for a cocktail reception prior to your luncheon or dinner.
With spectacular ambiance and space for acoustic musical accompaniment, this venue offers a romantic atmosphere suitable for up to 70 guests. The dining area also features a beautiful antique credenza on which to display a wedding cake or centerpiece.
This equestrian-themed restaurant is conveniently located across the street from Grand Hotel on the 1st hole of our golf course. The semi-private patio is a great location for a casual reception, luncheon, or dinner for up to 50 guests. The entire restaurant can also be rented for a private event for up to 100 guests.
Tucked in the woods of Mackinac Island, this Bavarian-themed restaurant is a wonderful setting for gatherings of up to 110 guests. You also have the use of the Woods Patio and courtyard behind the restaurant — the perfect location for a private ceremony. Woods can accommodate a DJ, full band, or smaller music ensembles.
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.
Grand Hotel Stables
Our beautifully decorated stables are located at Surrey Hill, just across from Wings of Mackinac Butterfly Conservatory. Home to 12 horses and 20 antique carriages, this location is perfect for a wedding ceremony for up to 150 guests or a casual barbeque dinner for up to 100 guests.
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.
The Club Room
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.
Located on the second level of the Esther Williams Pool House, our newest meeting room, the Lilac Room overlook the Grand gardens with two adjoining balconies.
Adjoining the Lilac Room is the Lake Terrace, the perfect outdoor space with spectacular views of the Straits of Mackinac, the Mackinac Bridge, and the Esther Williams Swimming Pool.
Esther Williams Swimming Pool Lawn
Comfortably seating up to 70 guests, this grassy area next to the Esther Williams Swimming Pool is available for private barbecues and casual rehearsal dinners.