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    Grand Hotel Weddings

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 historic hotel, we pride ourselves on the details and making sure your wedding is something you will never forget. We would be honored to be part of your special day.

To reserve your event date, receive additional information from our Director of Wedding Sales, or be added to the mailing list, please fill out our Wedding RFP or contact us directly. Our dates go quickly, so be sure to reserve your Grand Hotel wedding early. Read Our Reviews on The Knot

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Ceremonies & Receptions

We are able to host celebrations for up to 400 guests, with an array of unique locations and dining options available.

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Ceremonies

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.

Please know that both of these locations are weather permitting and indoor locations are also provided when needed.

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Cocktail Receptions & Luncheon/Dinner Events

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 a wide variety of customizable cocktail reception and hors d’oeuvre choices for your event. Further information can be found in our Grand Hotel Wedding Guide.

Honeymoons, Vow Renewals & Elopements

Grand Hotel is the picture-perfect setting for memorable occasions. From honeymoons and vow renewals to intimate elopement ceremonies, we can elegantly accommodate you and your guests.

Let us take care of all the details, while you take time for yourselves, and sit back and relax overlooking the Straits of Mackinac from the world’s longest porch.

Catering & Dining Options

Here, luncheons and dinners are multiple-course, plated meals with personalized options. Grand Hotel also offers casual or off-site dining venues — The Pool Lawn, The Gate House, Woods Restaurant, and The Jockey Club at The Grand Stand — all perfect for your rehearsal dinner or smaller wedding party.

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. Or you may consider the traditional Grand Pecan Ball with Mackinac Island Fudge Sauce, another tradition of Grand Hotel.

Activities & Amenities

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.

These are just a few of the island’s many attractions waiting for you at Grand Hotel and Mackinac Island.

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Grand Hotel Venues

From Grand Hotel wedding ceremony spaces to wonderful reception rooms and off-site venues, we have the picture-perfect place to accommodate your wedding or special event.

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    Margaret's Garden

Flowers by Margaret’s Garden

Make any celebration brighter with fresh flower arrangements from Margaret’s Garden, our full-service floral shop located inside the east entrance of the hotel.

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Live Music

To enhance all of your wedding needs, our Grand Hotel Music Department provides a range of musical selections — from classical and jazz to pop, swing, and big band.

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    A newly married couple in a horse-drawn carriage

Transportation

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.

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    A wedding bouquet

Wedding Planning

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.

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Dress Guide

Since every evening at Grand Hotel is a special occasion, after 6:30 PM dresses, skirts, blouses, dress sweaters and dress slacks for ladies are preferred, while gentlemen are required to wear a suit coat, necktie, and dress pants.

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