Mackinac Island Wedding Guide | Receptions on Mackinac Island



The Cannonball

The Cannonball

For a truly unique Mackinac experience, treat your wedding guests to The Cannonball at British Landing. Located at a beautiful outdoor location far from the hustle and bustle of the busy downtown area, The Cannonball provides special opportunities for an evening to remember. Imagine your guests climbing aboard a horse-drawn wagon for a scenic ride along the Island's serene shoreline. A wedding ceremony can take place on the Cannonball's tranquil beach with the iconic Mackinac bridge as your backdrop. Follow with a sumptuous buffet style reception, or a more casual BBQ dinner. At the end of the event, gather your guests for a hayride along the shoreline road back into town while taking in the water views and the cool summer breeze off the lake. You can even bring your own beverages along with you for the ride! For more information contact Jack Armstrong at 906-847-0932.


Chippewa Waterfront Hotel

The Chippewa and Lilac Tree Hotels offer several choices for rehearsal dinners, wedding receptions, after glows and bridal parties. At the Chippewa Hotel, the Pink Pony Patio provides a gorgeous setting for a private waterfront gathering of family and friends for up to 180 guests.  The smaller, Waterfront Covered Deck offers a scenic dining experience for up to 50 people.  After your dinner or reception,  guests can make their way to the famous Pink Pony Bar for live entertainment and more fun that will make for an unforgettable evening. Picturesque honeymoon suites for the bride and groom are also available at each hotel. The downtown locations are convenient to churches, ferry docks, shopping and attractions. For details, contact events coordinator at 800-241-3341.


Grand Hotel

 Grand Hotel is one of the most beautiful and enchanting wedding destinations in the world, and Grand Hotel’s staff pride themselves on making your special day exceptionally memorable. Ceremonies are held on the porch with a view of the Mackinac Bridge or by the stone fountain in the beautifully landscaped Tea Garden. Receptions are held in your choice of several gorgeous private dining rooms.Whether you are planning on just the two of you or 400 of your closest friends and family, Grand Hotel will make all of your wedding dreams come true.Access Grand Hotel’s website and register in their wedding guest to receive more information, or call Marty Davis at 906-847-3331.



Harbour View Inn

Harbour View Inn 

The Harbor View Inn is one of the Island’s most popular locations for smaller ceremonies and receptions. Couples may exchange vows in the beautiful garden, courtyard gazebo, the verandah overlooking Mackinac’s magnificent harbor, the private side yard or the lush green front lawn. The Victorian parlor provides the perfect location for a cozy indoor ceremony. The charming dining room accommodates receptions for up to 60 guests. French doors, lining one side of the room, open onto a terrace for both indoor and outdoor seating. Located on Main Street., next door to Ste. Anne’s Church, this original structure was built in 1820. In 1995 the home was transformed into a 65 room historic inn. Rooms and suites with beautiful garden or harbor views are available. Bridal suites have in-room whirlpool tubs for honeymooners. Please contact wedding coordinator Becky Miller at 906 847-3647. 

Hotel Iroquois Hotel Iroquois

Located on the western edge of  downtown directly on the waterfront is the Hotel Iroquois. With 46 beautifully appointed suites and guest rooms, the Iroquois has been awarded a Conde' Nast Readers Choice Award. Their Carriage House Dining Room is well known for its exceptional food, impeccable service, breezy ambience and attention to detail, making your occasion truly one to remember.  Generations of brides and grooms have chosen the elegant, intimate atmosphere of Hotel Iroquois for special ceremonies, receptions, rehearsal dinners and bridal luncheons.  To receive more information contact one of the event specialists by calling 906 847-3321. 


Inn at Stonecliffe The Inn at Stonecliffe

Inn at Stonecliffe offers an elegant yet relaxed setting for weddings up to 120 guests.  Built in 1904, the Stonecliffe Mansion has a rich history brimming with unique charm and beauty.  Imagine a sunset ceremony on the Terraced Lawn, with breathtaking views of the Straits of Mackinac and Mackinac Bridge, or exchanging vows amidst the lush ferns and pines of the Woodland Grotto. Follow up your ceremony with a first-class wedding reception and dinner in the Bridgeview Tent with views of Lake Michigan and the Mackinac Bridge.The tranquil grounds, scenic setting, and captivating views provide the ideal backdrop for beautiful photographs and a wedding you will always remember.  Experience the historic charm and unparalleled beauty of this one-of-a-kind Mackinac Island summer estate hotel. For ceremony and reception information, contact their sales office at 906-847-3647.


Island House Hotel Island House Hotel

The Island House Hotel overlooking the east end of the marina is one of the most charming Victorian hotels on the Island. Treat your guests to a cocktail reception on their delightful verandah overlooking the harbor and marina. Wedding ceremonies are performed outdoors in the wedding gazebo or on the front verandah which provides an outdoor ambiance yet is sheltered from inclement weather For a more casual reception or rehearsal dinner, the Ice House restaurant located at the Island House  will accommodate up to 40 guests for dinner and offers a full bar and charming ambiance. An adjacent garden offers an outdoor setting for a barbecue for up to 100 guests. Contact the Island House Hotel, 800-399-0403.


Mission Point Resort Mission Point Resort

Mission Point Resort boasts the largest facility for ceremonies and receptions on the Island, accommodating up to 500 guests. Mission Point offers 239 beautiful guest rooms and  suites, heated pool, hot tubs, exercise room, children’s activities center, beauty salon, bicycle rental, tennis and executive golf putting course. Mission Point has many beautiful locations for your ceremony including their waterfront gazebo. Large receptions are held in the Cypress Room where French doors open to a balcony with a spectacular view of the shoreline. The Summit Room upstairs features 180 degree views of Mackinac Island and Lake Huron. The elegant Colonial Room is a smaller private dining room that offers dining service and dancing for groups up to 50. Additional ourdoor venues are also available.  Mission Point’s on-site wedding coordinator can help you plan your dream destination wedding year round at or at 800-833-7711.