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Grand Hotel

Mackinac Island , MI
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LOCATION

One Grand Ave
Mackinac Island, MI 49757 US (map)

PHONE

517-349-4600

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ABOUT US

For decades, Grand Hotel has served as an exceptional locale for countless weddings. Today, we are well prepared to host weddings with up to 450 guests.

Wedding ceremonies are... Read more
For decades, Grand Hotel has served as an exceptional locale for countless weddings. Today, we are well prepared to host weddings with up to 450 guests.

Wedding ceremonies are held in two beautiful locations. The legendary Grand Hotel porch is lined with boxes filled with red geraniums. From this one-of-a-kind vantage point, you and your guests can see the Straits of Mackinac, Mackinac Bridge and the Grand Hotel gardens below. A second location, the Grand Hotel Tea Garden, sits amidst the painstakingly maintained flower gardens, and an immense imported stone fountain is the Tea Garden’s centerpiece.

A full-service Aveda salon and flower shop are in the hotel and can be made available to members of your wedding party.

Five formal private dining rooms are available, three of which feature dance floors. Luncheons and dinners are multiple-course, plated meals. Grand Hotel also offers four casual off-site restaurants - The Gate House, Woods, The Jockey Club at The Grand Stand, and Cawthorne's Village Inn - all are perfect for a rehearsal dinner or smaller wedding party. Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

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, Hotel
Describe the style of your venue
Waterfront, Classic, Garden
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
450
What event services do you offer?
Accommodations, Cake, Catering / Bar, Event Planning, Event Rentals, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors OK
What event items are available?
Chairs
What food and beverage items are available?
Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Shuttle

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
2
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, Hors d'Oeuvres, Outside Cake OK, Plated, Server(s), Stations
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Wine, Limited Bar, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Gluten Free, Nut Free, Organic, Vegetarian

REVIEWS

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Amy & Dan
Wedding:
7/26/2015
5.0/5.0
OUTSTANDING! Our wedding AND rehearsal dinner was a dream! I could have not of asked for a better venue. Everything went perfectly and of course was gorgeous! We had our wedding on the west end of the porch and boy was it beautiful! From the time I started planning and until the day of Marty was extremely helpful. She took care of basically everything and helped us book taxis and flowers. I couldn't have asked for anything better! Highly recommend the Grand and Marty! She will take care of all your wedding needs! The flowers were also beyond perfect, Mimi did such a great job with the flowers! I told Mimi to do whatever she thought would work for our bouquets and boy did she knock it out of the park! Very happy with our over all experience! Our rehearsal dinner was at the Gate House and the food was so delicious! It was truly a treat to have my events at this venue! :)
OUTSTANDING! Our wedding AND rehearsal dinner was a dream! I could have not of asked for a better venue. Everything went Read more...
OUTSTANDING! Our wedding AND rehearsal dinner was a dream! I could have not of asked for a better venue. Everything went perfectly and of course was gorgeous! We had our wedding on the west end of the porch and boy was it beautiful! From the time I started planning and until the day of Marty was extremely helpful. She took care of basically everything and helped us book taxis and flowers. I couldn't have asked for anything better! Highly recommend the Grand and Marty! She will take care of all your wedding needs! The flowers were also beyond perfect, Mimi did such a great job with the flowers! I told Mimi to do whatever she thought would work for our bouquets and boy did she knock it out of the park! Very happy with our over all experience! Our rehearsal dinner was at the Gate House and the food was so delicious! It was truly a treat to have my events at this venue! :) Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
Grand Hotel responded with the following comments:

Amy and Dan -
Thank you for choosing Grand Hotel for your wedding. We are so glad to know how happy you were with everything and will make sure Mimi and Margaret's Garden know how much you liked the flowers. We wish you the very best in the future.
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Private User
Wedding:
7/18/2015
5.0/5.0
Everything about our wedding experience at the Grand Hotel was perfect! Marty was more than helpful with any questions or concerns we had throughout the entire wedding process. Our flowers from Margaret's Garden were even more beautiful than we could have ever imagined. Each and every staff member gave us the best service possible. We could not have asked for a more beautiful wedding at a more beautiful place!
Everything about our wedding experience at the Grand Hotel was perfect! Marty was more than helpful with any questions or Read more...
Everything about our wedding experience at the Grand Hotel was perfect! Marty was more than helpful with any questions or concerns we had throughout the entire wedding process. Our flowers from Margaret's Garden were even more beautiful than we could have ever imagined. Each and every staff member gave us the best service possible. We could not have asked for a more beautiful wedding at a more beautiful place! Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
Grand Hotel responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your response and choosing Grand Hotel for your wedding. We wish you the very best in the future.
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Bridget
Wedding:
7/4/2015
5.0/5.0
Imagine a magical island surrounded by beautiful crystal clear lakes where the only transportation is by horse-drawn carriage, and where for one day in my life a beautiful white castle of a hotel allowed me to make my dream wedding come true. Marty Davis, the Grand's Wedding Coordinator, understood that a little girl of 13 who had begun an annual family tradition of being there on the 4th of July dreamt of this for her wedding. From that point on, Chris from the Grand greeted us at Arnold Ferry Dock, arranged carriages, directed 15 pieces of luggage, and hand-carried my gown to safety. Marty arranged guest rooms to be side-by-side, my wedding gown to be whisked away in secrecy, pre-wedding receptions and dinners for my family and guests, transportation to and from St. Anne's Church and transformed the famous Wood's Restaurant into a fairytale cottage for my guests. The famous Grand Hotel Jazz Trio played throughout various locations at the reception, the waitstaff took care of everyone's needs, an incredible luncheon was served, and a gorgeous tiered cake was presented. Mimi Cunningham, a VP of the Grand and a member of the Musser family, personally designed and oversaw the creation and incredible transport of flowers across the island multiple times, from the hotel to church, church to reception and even back to my honeymoon suite. Marty also arranged with the help of Ken Salmon, VP of dining operations, a dinner for my family and wedding party with my favorite childhood server, Jeffrey, who serenaded Nathan and I and made his own hand decorated and personalized dessert plate for us to enjoy. We then all gathered on the west end of the porch to watch fireworks and then danced the night away in the ballroom. So for everyone out there that believes dreams still can come true, please contact the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island and have the Musser family work their magic for you.
Imagine a magical island surrounded by beautiful crystal clear lakes where the only transportation is by horse-drawn Read more...
Imagine a magical island surrounded by beautiful crystal clear lakes where the only transportation is by horse-drawn carriage, and where for one day in my life a beautiful white castle of a hotel allowed me to make my dream wedding come true. Marty Davis, the Grand's Wedding Coordinator, understood that a little girl of 13 who had begun an annual family tradition of being there on the 4th of July dreamt of this for her wedding. From that point on, Chris from the Grand greeted us at Arnold Ferry Dock, arranged carriages, directed 15 pieces of luggage, and hand-carried my gown to safety. Marty arranged guest rooms to be side-by-side, my wedding gown to be whisked away in secrecy, pre-wedding receptions and dinners for my family and guests, transportation to and from St. Anne's Church and transformed the famous Wood's Restaurant into a fairytale cottage for my guests. The famous Grand Hotel Jazz Trio played throughout various locations at the reception, the waitstaff took care of everyone's needs, an incredible luncheon was served, and a gorgeous tiered cake was presented. Mimi Cunningham, a VP of the Grand and a member of the Musser family, personally designed and oversaw the creation and incredible transport of flowers across the island multiple times, from the hotel to church, church to reception and even back to my honeymoon suite. Marty also arranged with the help of Ken Salmon, VP of dining operations, a dinner for my family and wedding party with my favorite childhood server, Jeffrey, who serenaded Nathan and I and made his own hand decorated and personalized dessert plate for us to enjoy. We then all gathered on the west end of the porch to watch fireworks and then danced the night away in the ballroom. So for everyone out there that believes dreams still can come true, please contact the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island and have the Musser family work their magic for you. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Grand Hotel responded with the following comments:

Bridget -
Thank you for choosing Grand Hotel for your wedding. We are glad you were so happy with everything including the flower arrangements by Mimi and her team as well as Marty, our Wedding planner. We wish you the very best in the future.
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Tina
Wedding:
6/20/2015
5.0/5.0
We were looking for a place to have a very small destination wedding; our guests live all over the U.S., so we wanted to make sure we chose a worthwhile destination. We had both been to Mackinac island before but had never stayed at the Grand Hotel, so I called them up to discuss the possibility of holding our wedding there - Marty Davis is the wedding coordinator and she made everything so easy. I first contacted Marty in late January for a summer wedding; she was very responsive and we had the whole thing planned in about two weeks for a June 20th ceremony. We chose their special small wedding package (up to 10 people, including bride and groom), which included a spot on the Grand Hotel porch for the ceremony, flowers for the bride and groom, a champagne toast and a wedding cake.
We did not require a lot of upgrades to this basic package - I figured that the Grand Hotel does a ton of weddings every year and whatever came with the basic package would be lovely. And, I was right!!! The location was perfect, the flowers and the wedding cake were beautiful, and for the few special requests that we did have (hair appointments and adding flowers for the mothers and father), Marty put us in touch with the appropriate people at the hotel who were also very responsive.
We decided to stay on-property for all of our events, rather than going the short distance into town for the two group dinners. We had the rehearsal dinner at the Gate House, and the wedding dinner was in the main dining room of the hotel - our guests got to choose whatever they wanted from the prix fixe menu and the formal atmosphere, the service and the beautiful interior design made it so magical. After dinner we went to the Terrace Room which had a small dance orchestra and a dance floor - for a small wedding it was so nice to have this option of dancing to all the standard wedding reception songs without having to arrange for our own DJ/band. It was a perfect wedding.
We were looking for a place to have a very small destination wedding; our guests live all over the U.S., so we wanted to Read more...
We were looking for a place to have a very small destination wedding; our guests live all over the U.S., so we wanted to make sure we chose a worthwhile destination. We had both been to Mackinac island before but had never stayed at the Grand Hotel, so I called them up to discuss the possibility of holding our wedding there - Marty Davis is the wedding coordinator and she made everything so easy. I first contacted Marty in late January for a summer wedding; she was very responsive and we had the whole thing planned in about two weeks for a June 20th ceremony. We chose their special small wedding package (up to 10 people, including bride and groom), which included a spot on the Grand Hotel porch for the ceremony, flowers for the bride and groom, a champagne toast and a wedding cake.
We did not require a lot of upgrades to this basic package - I figured that the Grand Hotel does a ton of weddings every year and whatever came with the basic package would be lovely. And, I was right!!! The location was perfect, the flowers and the wedding cake were beautiful, and for the few special requests that we did have (hair appointments and adding flowers for the mothers and father), Marty put us in touch with the appropriate people at the hotel who were also very responsive.
We decided to stay on-property for all of our events, rather than going the short distance into town for the two group dinners. We had the rehearsal dinner at the Gate House, and the wedding dinner was in the main dining room of the hotel - our guests got to choose whatever they wanted from the prix fixe menu and the formal atmosphere, the service and the beautiful interior design made it so magical. After dinner we went to the Terrace Room which had a small dance orchestra and a dance floor - for a small wedding it was so nice to have this option of dancing to all the standard wedding reception songs without having to arrange for our own DJ/band. It was a perfect wedding. Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health, Wedding Cake, Favors & Gifts, Flowers, Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
Grand Hotel responded with the following comments:

Tina -
Thank you so much for your response and choosing Grand Hotel. We are so glad everything went as well as you expected. We wish you the very best in the future.
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Andrew
Wedding:
6/13/2015
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding here on June 13th, 2015. The Grand Hotel's beautiful architecture , charm,and ambiance really speak for itself. The hotel's wedding coordinator (Marty) was absolutely a pleasure to work with. She handled all details of our wedding from our cake, flowers, and music. She was very quick to respond to all of our MANY questions and was very patient with us! You are in safe hands with Marty! As a gay couple, we were concerned on how we would be treated by staff and guests of the hotel; however, we were treated with respect and professionalism at all times. Margaret's Garden at the Grand Hotel handled our flowers, and they were more beautiful than we ever could have expected. Mimi and her team really out did themselves. We had the hotel's flute and harp duet provide the music, and we are still receiving compliments about the music they played. We had our wedding ceremony on the front porch (west side) of the hotel. We HIGHLY recommend this location! (Although the other location is beautiful as well) The view from the porch was BEAUTIFUL! We had our wedding reception in the Pontiac Room of the Grand Hotel. We really liked this location for a wedding reception, because of it's private balcony (where we had a wine, champagne and beer reception before dinner) and the relaxing ambiance of the room. We picked a Category 2 with a lake view and were very very pleased! A few of our guests picked a Category 1 which was also lovely! We cannot thank The Grand Hotel enough for making our day so special.
We had our wedding here on June 13th, 2015. The Grand Hotel's beautiful architecture , charm,and ambiance really speak for Read more...
We had our wedding here on June 13th, 2015. The Grand Hotel's beautiful architecture , charm,and ambiance really speak for itself. The hotel's wedding coordinator (Marty) was absolutely a pleasure to work with. She handled all details of our wedding from our cake, flowers, and music. She was very quick to respond to all of our MANY questions and was very patient with us! You are in safe hands with Marty! As a gay couple, we were concerned on how we would be treated by staff and guests of the hotel; however, we were treated with respect and professionalism at all times. Margaret's Garden at the Grand Hotel handled our flowers, and they were more beautiful than we ever could have expected. Mimi and her team really out did themselves. We had the hotel's flute and harp duet provide the music, and we are still receiving compliments about the music they played. We had our wedding ceremony on the front porch (west side) of the hotel. We HIGHLY recommend this location! (Although the other location is beautiful as well) The view from the porch was BEAUTIFUL! We had our wedding reception in the Pontiac Room of the Grand Hotel. We really liked this location for a wedding reception, because of it's private balcony (where we had a wine, champagne and beer reception before dinner) and the relaxing ambiance of the room. We picked a Category 2 with a lake view and were very very pleased! A few of our guests picked a Category 1 which was also lovely! We cannot thank The Grand Hotel enough for making our day so special. Read less
Services Used: Band, Wedding Cake, Catering, Ceremony Music, Favors & Gifts, Flowers, Officiant, Photography, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
Grand Hotel responded with the following comments:

Andrew -
We are so glad to know how comfortable you felt at our property and with our staff. It is very important to us. Thank you for choosing Grand Hotel to be part of such an important time in your life. We with you the best in the future.
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Janet
Wedding:
5/24/2015
5.0/5.0
This was truly the venue of my dreams and was so well worth it! We had a magical Memorial Day weekend and everything was 5 stars for sure! Also, the wedding coordinator - Marty is second to none, she made everything perfect and goes above and beyond expectations!
This was truly the venue of my dreams and was so well worth it! We had a magical Memorial Day weekend and everything was 5 Read more...
This was truly the venue of my dreams and was so well worth it! We had a magical Memorial Day weekend and everything was 5 stars for sure! Also, the wedding coordinator - Marty is second to none, she made everything perfect and goes above and beyond expectations! Read less
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Grand Hotel responded with the following comments:

Janet - Thank you for the 5 star review. We are so glad to know it was magical for you. Come back and see us again.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were married at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island in September 2014. We had an amazing experience. Marty, the wedding coordinator, did a wonderful job coordinating the wedding and the venue (it rained on our wedding day and Marty made sure we had a back up venue if needed and directed all our guests to the venue area). I did not have to worry about a thing on our wedding day, because Marty already had everything covered. We had the best wedding day and the cake was delicious too!
My husband and I were married at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island in September 2014. We had an amazing experience. Read more...
My husband and I were married at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island in September 2014. We had an amazing experience. Marty, the wedding coordinator, did a wonderful job coordinating the wedding and the venue (it rained on our wedding day and Marty made sure we had a back up venue if needed and directed all our guests to the venue area). I did not have to worry about a thing on our wedding day, because Marty already had everything covered. We had the best wedding day and the cake was delicious too! Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health, Wedding Cake, Flowers, Wedding Venue
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Rosana
Wedding:
9/3/2014
5.0/5.0
My husband picked Grand Hotel as our wedding venue for so many reasons. First, he is from Michigan and was in Mackinac Island 25 yrs. ago. He has some great recollection and good memories about this place. Second, I was adamant that I wanted a nice and elegant backdrop for our wedding pictures. We have checked out so many places in the entire U.S. but the sweltering heat in the summer made us ditched most of them. Michigan has one of the nicest weather in the summer!!
When I saw Grand Hotel, I fell in love with it. The grandeur of the Tea Garden where our ceremony was held, certainly provided a great backdrop to our wedding pictures. The garden was immaculate, the blooms are at its pronounced!!
Our wedding coordinator, Marty Davis worked closely with us to create a simple but aesthetically perfect wedding day. Just what we wanted!! She is great to work with and has an eye for the tiniest of details.
Our wedding was a simple one. It was only me and my husband and his parents. Althought it was a very small elopement wedding, Grand Hotel treated us no less. The staff are very friendly, our room was the perfect size and the entire hotel was clean. The food is heavenly!!! The buffet breakfast and lunch is amazing. I have never seen a big spread like it with no spare to quality and presentation. Our dinner after the wedding ceremony was absolutely something to be proud of. We were given a special table with a nice center piece. I have read great reviews about their dinner and I can tell you that it exceeded our expectations. From the appetizer down to dessert, everything was fantastic!!!
Me and my husband are already thinking of celebrating our first annivesary at the Grand Hotel!!
My husband picked Grand Hotel as our wedding venue for so many reasons. First, he is from Michigan and was in Mackinac Read more...
My husband picked Grand Hotel as our wedding venue for so many reasons. First, he is from Michigan and was in Mackinac Island 25 yrs. ago. He has some great recollection and good memories about this place. Second, I was adamant that I wanted a nice and elegant backdrop for our wedding pictures. We have checked out so many places in the entire U.S. but the sweltering heat in the summer made us ditched most of them. Michigan has one of the nicest weather in the summer!!
When I saw Grand Hotel, I fell in love with it. The grandeur of the Tea Garden where our ceremony was held, certainly provided a great backdrop to our wedding pictures. The garden was immaculate, the blooms are at its pronounced!!
Our wedding coordinator, Marty Davis worked closely with us to create a simple but aesthetically perfect wedding day. Just what we wanted!! She is great to work with and has an eye for the tiniest of details.
Our wedding was a simple one. It was only me and my husband and his parents. Althought it was a very small elopement wedding, Grand Hotel treated us no less. The staff are very friendly, our room was the perfect size and the entire hotel was clean. The food is heavenly!!! The buffet breakfast and lunch is amazing. I have never seen a big spread like it with no spare to quality and presentation. Our dinner after the wedding ceremony was absolutely something to be proud of. We were given a special table with a nice center piece. I have read great reviews about their dinner and I can tell you that it exceeded our expectations. From the appetizer down to dessert, everything was fantastic!!!
Me and my husband are already thinking of celebrating our first annivesary at the Grand Hotel!! Read less
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Damon
Wedding:
8/31/2014
5.0/5.0
The Grand Hotel provided a memorable reception that could not be matched. The décor and atmosphere was outstanding as well as the service. The food was excellent!!!! The Grand Hotel provided a fabulous reception for our wedding and the price was just right!!!!! Thank you Marti and the Grand Hotel for your professionalism and hospitality!!! Truly, a memorable experience!!!
The Grand Hotel provided a memorable reception that could not be matched. The décor and atmosphere was outstanding as well Read more...
The Grand Hotel provided a memorable reception that could not be matched. The décor and atmosphere was outstanding as well as the service. The food was excellent!!!! The Grand Hotel provided a fabulous reception for our wedding and the price was just right!!!!! Thank you Marti and the Grand Hotel for your professionalism and hospitality!!! Truly, a memorable experience!!! Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner
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Kaylee
Wedding:
8/22/2014
5.0/5.0
We used the space at the Tea Room up in Fort Mackinac. Our family had eaten there once and fallen in love with the view - the entire downtown was laid out in front of us with breathtaking sights of the harbor and, my favorite, the Might Mac. We enjoyed a delicious lunch topped off with one of the most enjoyable desserts on the island - the Pecan Ball! The staff was so friendly and courteous during the event, and the director Marty was always quick to respond and so helpful in all of the plans. Highly recommended for any events!
We used the space at the Tea Room up in Fort Mackinac. Our family had eaten there once and fallen in love with the view - Read more...
We used the space at the Tea Room up in Fort Mackinac. Our family had eaten there once and fallen in love with the view - the entire downtown was laid out in front of us with breathtaking sights of the harbor and, my favorite, the Might Mac. We enjoyed a delicious lunch topped off with one of the most enjoyable desserts on the island - the Pecan Ball! The staff was so friendly and courteous during the event, and the director Marty was always quick to respond and so helpful in all of the plans. Highly recommended for any events! Read less
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