For 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, they pride themselves on the details and making sure your wedding is something you will never forget. They would be honored to be part of your special day.
Grand Hotel is prepared to host celebrations for up to 400 guests with a variety of ceremony and reception locations and dining options available. Whether an event is big or small, they have a variety of unique locations available.
Wedding ceremonies are traditionally held in two beautiful outdoor locations. The famous Grand Hotel Front Porch, the longest in the world, is lined with red geraniums, the hotel’s signature flower. From this one-of-a-kind vantage point, you and your guests have a view of the Straits of Mackinac, Mackinac Bridge and the Grand Hotel gardens.
A second location, the Grand Hotel Tea Garden, sits amidst the meticulously manicured flower gardens with panoramic views looking up at the hotel. An immense stone fountain is the Tea Garden’s centerpiece with a beautiful hand crafted wall lining the garden with flowers all around.
Please know that both of these locations are weather permitting and indoor locations are also provided when needed.
Cocktail Reception and 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 unique decoration and amenities. Grand Hotel offers a variety of cocktail reception and hors d’oeuvre options for your reception. Further information can be found in the Grand Hotel Wedding Guide. Luncheons and dinners are multiple-course, plated meals with customizable options. Grand Hotel also offers casual or off-site dining options — 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.
Grand Hotel’s Pastry Chef
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.
Flowers by Margaret’s Garden
Grand Hotel has been providing wedding flowers to guests for over fifty years. Margaret’s Garden offers an extensive selection of flowers and experienced staff to provide personalized quality service. For more information about their floral services, please contact Margaret’s Garden directly at [email protected].
Have you always dreamed of the fairy tale wedding? Transportation in a horse-drawn carriage makes every dream come true. Located on Mackinac Island where cars are not allowed, getting around via horse-drawn carriage makes for an enchanting experience. Reserve the Grand Hotel Omnibus or Victoria Carriage as your wedding day transportation.
Music ranging from classical to jazz, pop, swing and big band is available from the Grand Hotel Music Department to enhance all of your wedding needs.
Other Amenities and Activities
The wedding couple and your wedding party can pamper and prepare at Astor’s Salon and Spa, our full-service Aveda Salon. There are countless activities to keep your guests engaged, from 18 holes of golf on The Jewel and 9 holes of FootGolf to stepping back in time at historic Fort Mackinac or a horse-drawn carriage tour, and lets not forget about the 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.
Since every evening at Grand Hotel is a special occasion, after 6:30pm 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, no denim or shorts. This applies for all areas inside the hotel including the Parlor, Lobby, Terrace and Main Dining Room, with the exception of the Cupola Bar. Children 12 years and older are expected to be in dress similar to the adults. Click here for more information.
Grand Hotel Director of Wedding Sales
Marty Davis, the specially trained Director of Wedding Sales will handle every detail of your special day. Marty has been coordinating weddings at Grand Hotel for over 15 years and will give you the personalized service you need before and during your event.
To view the Grand Hotel’s wedding guide, click here. To reserve your 2020-21 event date, receive additional information from our Director of Wedding Sales, or be added to the Grand Hotel mailing list, please fill out the Wedding Contact Form or contact the Director of Wedding Sales Marty Davis at 517-349-4600 or [email protected]. The grandest dates go quickly, so be sure to reserve early. For full availability contact the Director of Wedding Sales.
Grand Hotel has been inducted into TheKnot‘s Best of Weddings Hall of Fame and it has received five picks from TheKnot‘s Best of Weddings (2015-2019). The hotel has also received six Couple’s Choice Awards from WeddingWire (2015-2020) and has been featured in BRIDES Magazine’s website.