Mackinac Island State Park

Mackinac Island



Celebrate your nuptials with a one-of-a-kind destination wedding without leaving Michigan when you host your special day at Mackinac Island State Park. Established in 1895 the island park is Michigan's first state park and the second national park in the United States. The park's historic landmarks, breathtaking vistas, spectacular rock formations, quiet forests, and nature trails make it a perfect setting for your wedding celebration. From the time your guests arrive on a boat provided by one of the private ferry companies to the time they send you off, they will be captivated by the island park's beauty. If you've been dreaming of an intimate yet whimsical outdoor ceremony, say your "I do"s at either Marquette Park or Peace Garden. Or pledge your love in a stately indoor ceremony inside the reconstructed Fort Holmes, which is located on the highest point of the island. After the ceremony, you and your guests can make your way to the island's other fort, Fort Mackinac for a grand reception. Indulge in a delectable catered meal provided by the Fort Mackinac Tea Room and dance the night away in celebration. Your special day is guaranteed to be breathtaking from start to finish.

Venue Style

Park/Garden, Outdoor


Indoor/Outdoor Ceremony


Max Indoor Ceremony: 160 guests
Max Outdoor Ceremony: 80 guests

Time Restrictions

Set up time can start at 9:00AM. Events must end by 9:00PM.

Rental Fees

The rental fee ranges from $500 to $800 for a ceremony only wedding and includes 2 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. Additional hours can be arranged for a fee of $400/hr.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Mackinac Island State Park is estimated at between $662 and $1,212 for a ceremony only for 100 guests.

Amenities Included

Bride's dressing area
Groom's dressing area
Venue set up and clean up
Day of onsite manager
No kitchen
Parking can be arranged
Ceremony chairs provided for up to 50 guests

Special Restrictions

Valet parking or shuttle service required
Venue must approve all decorations
Wheelchair access limited
No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
No catering allowed
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
No smoking
Music must end by 9:00PM