Grand Hotel

Mackinac Island, MI

Capacity: 300+ | WEBSITE | PHONE

About this Vendor

America's Summer Place. Mackinac Island, Michigan

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 third generation family owned National Historic Landmark we pride ourselves with first class service. Ceremonies are held on the world's longest porch overlooking the Straits of Mackinac and the Mackinac Bridge or in the Tea Garden among award winning gardens with panoramic views looking up to Grand Hotel. 5 indoor reception locations are available, 5 off-site restaurants for rehearsal dinners or small intimate gatherings, flowers from Margaret's Garden, Grand Hotel bakery, Astor's Salon, The Jewel, our 18-hole golf course. Our on-site wedding coordinator helps with all the details to make your day Grand!

Amenities + Details

  • Handicap Accessible

  • On-Site Accommodations

  • Indoor

  • Outdoor - Not Covered

  • Reception Area

  • Wireless Internet

For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.

Price Range

$$$$ – Expensive

Venue Capacity



Ballroom, Waterfront, Historic Venue, Hotel, Restaurant, Tented

Wedding Categories

Bar + Drinks, Cakes + Desserts, Destination Wedding Packages, Destination Wedding Planning, Destination Weddings, Food + Catering, Planning, Tents, Rentals + Equipment, Service Staff, Transportation

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Contact Info

1 Grand Ave., Mackinac Island, MI (800) 334-7263

Reviewed on 10/17/2017

I can't say enough about Marty Davis and the Grand Hotel! The service they provided for my daughter's wedding was outstanding - no detail was left undone! The weather was not cooperating and Marty worked so hard to make sure our daughter had her dream of getting married... Read More outdoors on the front porch of the Grand. It was a lot of extra work to make that happen but Marty didn't blink an eye, and the ceremony was everything my daughter and son-in-law had dreamed it would be! In addition, Margaret's Garden did an amazing job with the flowers. They were simply beautiful and the bouquets stunning!! The reception was held at Chalet at the Woods and it was a perfect location. From the beautiful views to the delicious food to the excellent service, I can't imagine a better location. And, sending the newlyweds off in a beautiful horse-drawn carriage after the reception, was truly a magical moment. As the Mother of the Bride, I was able to relax and enjoy the day because I knew Marty had everything under control. The whole day seemed like a fairy tale and we can't thank Marty and the entire staff of the Grand for making our daughter's and son-in-law's wedding day everything they had dreamed of and more!

Reviewed on 11/09/2016 Carrie B

A dream come true! I feel incredibly thankful and fortunate that I was blessed to have my wedding on the porch at Grand Hotel, and that Marty the wedding coordinator was there every step of the way. After trying to plan a wedding in my hometown, planning this wedding with her... Read More by my side was a piece of cake! Everything went off without a hitch, the weather was perfect, and the grounds, scenery, and the hotel itself were like something out of a storybook. I'm not exaggerating when I say my wedding day was truly a dream come true, and I thoroughly enjoyed every bit of it. My husband and I were extraordinarily impressed and hope to make a tradition out of visiting on anniversaries and with our own little family someday! Thank you so much!

Reviewed on 9/17/2016

This was truly our Fairy Tale Wedding we had only been able to dream about. Grand Hotel was the perfect destination to celebrate our wedding and can't begin to give them the accolades they truly deserve. We decided to get married at Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island for the small... Read More island and iconic experience only Grand Hotel can provide and everything on all levels exceeded any expectation we may have had. We live on the island of Maui and witness hundreds of weddings and can say our experience with Grand Hotel was so special that we are still beaming about our Fairy Tale and just can't stop talking about it! To come from so far away from one island to another speaks volumes for Grand Hotel and the sincere services they provide. Marty was our wedding coordinator and I think she just has to be about the greatest coordinator out there! Marty literally can do it all with such professional and personal customer service! We only had four months to plan the wedding and I really didn't have much to do - Marty, you are amazing!! Her suggestions on the few things I did need to decide on were spot on! Everything she did was perfectly executed and there was nothing she wouldn't do to make our experience just absolutely perfect. I also want to give a major shout out to Margaret's Garden as well. Laurie is truly a bouquet genius and truly made me the most stunning bouquet I have ever seen! Being from Maui I really wanted an orchid tropical bouquet and Laurie went out of her way to order the most stunning flowers I have ever seen and couldn't tell me enough how excited she was to create a one of a kind orchid bouquet! Her artistry and aesthetic had so much genuine pride in what she created! Astor’s Salon was also great and everyone loved all of their hair and makeup. There is no amount of thanks I can give to Grand Hotel, Marty and Laurie. To put it all in perspective, when anyone found out I was getting married while we were on Mackinac Island, they all asked why I was so calm and not stressed out at all - Thank you to Marty at Grand Hotel to keep her Brides only focused on her wedding and marrying her one and only and giving us the Fairy Tale Wedding we wanted! We just can’t wait to come back and celebrate our anniversaries with Grand Hotel.

Reviewed on 10/30/2017 Meaghan B

My husband and I are both from Michigan and had been talking about visiting the Grand Hotel. It never occurred to us to get married there, we thought it was too grand for what we had in mind. We only had our parents and my sister at the wedding. But the romantic package really... Read More appealed to us and so we went for it! The best decision we could have made, The Grand Hotel was everything and more than we could have hoped for. Marty was absolutely wonderful and ensured everything went smoothly. There was nothing for myself or husband to worry over. In fact, our family and photographer kept commenting on how calm we both seemed. Marty and the Grand Hotel had a big part to play in that. They did a great job at making us feel at home and that they really wanted to make our day special. Thank you so much for everything that you did and for giving us wonderful memories. We will be coming back for our anniversary.

Reviewed on 10/26/2017 Patrick G

Our wedding at the Grand Hotel was an absolute dream come true! When my bride and I turned the corner to enter our reception in the Grand Pavilion, our jaws dropped when we witnessed just what Marty, Laurie, and all their incredibly talented staff had brought to life for us.... Read More Every last detail, from the centerpieces down to the arrangement of our special order up-lights, exceeded our wildest expectations. And when it came to planning the big event, we could ask for no better partner than Marty. Her experience shines through and through, and with her helping you plan your special day you can feel confident knowing you're in good hands. We would have been absolutely lost without her skills and amazing positive energy. Planning any aspect of your special day with the Grand Hotel will give you and your guests the true Mackinac Island experience, and a truly special day you will remember for the rest of your life.

Reviewed on 10/23/2017 Cheryl J

A dream- that is how I would describe our wedding at the Grand. We could not have asked for a better place to get married. Everything from the staff, the food, the room, the setting, the attention to detail- everything was perfect. It surpassed all of our expectations. Marty... Read More Davis was beyond helpful and gave us the wedding we had always hoped for. It was spectacular.

Reviewed on 10/23/2017 Nina L

The PERFECT wedding venue. The Grand Hotel is magical and unlike any other place in the world. We held our ceremony on the West Front Porch, overlooking Lake Huron and it was breathtaking. The wedding coordinator, Marty Davis, is outstanding. She acts as if she is your own... Read More personally hired wedding planner going beyond expectations in every detail of planning your special day. Mackinac Island is an amazing place in itself, a perfect location to celebrate a wedding with family.

Reviewed on 10/17/2017 Mary A

Mackinac Island was a charming venue for our daughter's wedding in July, 2017. We worked with Marty (event planner) at the Grand Hotel to plan our Welcome Cocktail Party at the Gatehouse the night before the wedding. Marty was very easy to work with, quick to respond to... Read More questions and most helpful with her recommendations. She also helped us arrange hair and make-up appointments at the Grand Hotel's Astor Salon the morning of the wedding. We enjoyed pastries, orange juice and champagne while we received our salon services. A very relaxing way to begin an eventful day! Highly recommend The Grand Hotel for wedding festivities!

Reviewed on 10/17/2017 Andrea F

We can't thank Marty or Laurie (and her team from Margaret's Garden) enough for our amazing ceremony on the front porch at the Grand and our incredible bouquets. We had a rainy start to our wedding day, but the weather held off for the afternoon ceremony, and the porch was truly... Read More magical for us and for our guests. Marty takes care of everything before and on the big day, and does so with such a positive attitude and knows how to get it done efficiently and professionally. We both grew up going to Mackinac Island during the summers as children, and getting married at the Grand Hotel was a dream come true. Highly recommend the Grand as a wedding venue.

Reviewed on 10/10/2017 Mary H

We got married in the Grand Hotel Tea Garden and had a reception in The Cottage Restaurant on September 30, 2017 and it was truly magical. Marty (the wedding planner) is incredible. She made the experience completely stress-free so we could fully enjoy our special day.... Read More Everything was perfect. I wish we could do it all over again!

Reviewed on 10/05/2017 Doug Z

Our wedding at the Grand Hotel in the Tea Garden was exceptional. The experience started and ended with Marty, our wedding planner, who was both timely and kind throughout. We wanted all ages to feel involved so our harpist learned how to play the Super Mario Bros theme for... Read More when the kids walked down the aisle during the ceremony. The adults enjoyed the charm of the Grand Hotel and the unique atmosphere of Mackinac Island. We look forward to visiting Mackinac Island and the Grand Hotel in the future to celebrate our anniversaries. Thank you again to Marty and everyone involved at the Grand Hotel who made our wedding memorable and enjoyable. Doug & Jen

Reviewed on 10/05/2017 Mary T

We've been going to Grand Hotel for years and thought that we should share it with our immediate family. The wedding coordinator took care of everything we asked and since it was a destination wedding, that was greatly appreciated. Even without meeting with her and Margaret's... Read More Garden, everything was as we imagined and amazing!

Reviewed on 10/05/2017 Lindsay D

Everything was awesome! Marty the wedding planner made sure every detail was handled. Highly recommend.

Reviewed on 10/04/2017 Roxan A

It was the perfect place to keep our wedding. Making that call all the way from Jamaica and getting so much done with the wedding coordinator Mrs Marty Davis tells me its going to be faboulous. She was willing to go above and beyond with everything we wanted for our special... Read More day. You can't go wrong with the flower shop. Such an amazing place. I'm just speechless about the whole wedding experience. whenever someone asked me about how our wedding went all I can it was a GRAND WEDDING.

Reviewed on 10/04/2017 Ashley L

All I can say is perfect! We married in May of this year at the Hotel. We had small ceremony on the front porch and dinner in the main dining room. Everything was exceptional. The service, flowers, accommodations, and food was nothing short of perfect. They made our day so... Read More special and easy. No stress. They took care of it all. Marty is awesome. Down to earth and has an eye for detail. The Astor salon was amazing too! Very personable. I highly recommend The Grand hotel for anyone's fairy tale wedding

Reviewed on 10/04/2017 Jodi V

Mackinac Island and the Grand Hotel is the most magical place to have a wedding. Our ceremony on the West Front Porch was the perfect setting for a small gathering of our loved ones. The Grand Hotel wedding coordinator, Marty Davis makes organizing your Grand Hotel wedding... Read More easy and fun. There was no detail missed. Our guests continue to rave about their wedding weekend experience. Laurie made our wedding flowers so beautiful. I sent pictures and she produced identical bouquets, boutonnière and reception flowers. Astors Salon and the stylists made all of our wedding party look and feel amazing! The reception was at The Jockey Club. The tent, music and food fit our style and our guests enjoyed the menu as well. After our experience at the Grand Hotel, we look forward to making our trip back to celebrate our anniversary every year to recall the best memories made. Thank you to Marty Davis and her staff for making our experience and wedding day relaxed with fun-filled memories!

Reviewed on 10/04/2017 Amelia L

Perfect! Our luncheon reception, held at The Gatehouse Gazebo, was classy and completely tailored to our vision! They were professional, organized and flexible. The flower shop, Margaret’s Garden, worked with them hand in hand to deliver and arrange everything exactly how we had... Read More hoped! The food was phenomenal! The staff was super accommodating and polite throughout our whole experience. I HIGHLY recommend working with the Grand Hotel. They are the epitome of class.

Reviewed on 9/17/2017 Ciara M

We had a very small (14 guests) ceremony on Monday, August 7, 2017 on the West Porch. I truly cannot even begin to describe how incredible the experience was. Marty Davis, the dedicated coordinator/miracle worker/counselor, made sure everything went smoothly, from planning to... Read More actually walking down the aisle. She handled every small detail, answered every question that happened to pop into my mind (and never made me feel like less of a priority just because our wedding was small and budget-conscious). The entire experience felt like taking a wonderful step back in time, yet somehow with all of the modern conveniences. From the utterly glorious breakfast (tip: splurge on the in-room feast!), to the extraordinary view, to the infinite number of places to relax, the experience at Grand is unforgettable. We spent the entire day bouncing between Grand properties, from the ceremony on the porch to the dinner at the Gate House to ice cream at Sadie's and ending the night with a drink at Cupola Bar. Everywhere we went the staff was incredible, the food was delicious, and the experience was unparalleled. I somehow chipped my gel manicure the day before the wedding and the staff at Astor's even helped me fix it without batting an eye! Our cake and flowers were included in our package, though I did work with Margaret's Garden to design different floral arrangements (and by that I mean I emailed Mimi a picture of something I loved on Pinterest and asked her if she could recreate it. She, of course, said yes - and what I received on my wedding day looked far better than the original photo I sent her.) She kept my budget in mind and gave me many options within what I was looking to spend, guiding me when I had questions and making recommendations about what would look/last better. They even packaged my bouquet for me so I could travel with it and use it as decor on our honeymoon! Our cake was a Marty recommendation: lemon and raspberry with a beautiful buttercream design. It was delicious, and the team at Gate House (we had our own dedicated staff with our room rental) even boxed up the top layer for us to take with us (...which we ended up pigging out on during our honeymoon because it was so good). To be married at such a historic and beautiful venue with the Mackinac Bridge as our backdrop was something we will never forget ( part because the photos are breathtaking and we can't wait to display them)! Truly, if you're considering a wedding on Mackinac Island, I cannot recommend Grand Hotel more - whether it's a full event, only a ceremony or reception, or even just a cake/bouquet/other service, you won't be disappointed. Marty is like a fairy godmother, but with a far better sense of humor.

Reviewed on 9/06/2017 DeEtta B

As soon as we walked into Grand Hotel I knew it was our wedding spot. Marty Davis, the hotel wedding coordinator, made that dream come true, and made it all happen seamlessly! From booking the date to paying the final bill, and absolutely every detail in between, Marty was... Read More wonderful! She made sure I covered every aspect of the planning (helping with flowers from their in house florist, Margaret's Garden and hair & makeup at Astor's Salon), and kept me laughing during it all. As if Grand Hotel and it's staff were not magical enough, Marty's efforts and planning made us feel like we were the most important guests at the hotel. Grand Hotel is the perfect wedding location. The food was delicious, presentation was perfect, service was amazing, and of course the venue itself is beautiful. And I need to write an entire review for Margaret's Garden because the flowers were amazing! Laurie knew right away what I was looking for, met with us to go over the details and let me peek at the flowers when they arrived! They were gorgeous! With so many options for celebrating, the elegance of it all, and tons of activities for our guests to enjoy, it was an awesome wedding weekend! We loved it and can't wait to go back!

Reviewed on 8/23/2017 Elssy L

We celebrated our 10-year vow renewal on Mackinac Island and, even though it was an intimate event, Marty did a wonderful job coordinating everything- the hair and makeup appointment at Astor’s, the flowers from Margaret’s Garden; Laurie is the best, the cake, the carriage ride... Read More to and from the church, the dinner, the toast, etc. Marty asked us what we wanted and made it happen, setting our mind at ease and allowing us to enjoy the occasion instead of stressing over details. The Grand Hotel is a great venue; they have it all and is a gorgeous setting for a wedding or vow renewal!

Reviewed on 8/20/2017 James H

We cannot say enough good things about getting married at the Grand Hotel! Marty, the wedding planner for the hotel, is amazing; she made planning the wedding so easy and made sure everything went perfectly during the event. Laurie, the manager of the flower shop, is also... Read More amazing; she and her team work with you to turn any idea you have into the most beautiful arrangements for your ceremony and reception. We were married in the tea garden and then did our cocktail hour in the Cupola Bar and had dinner in the Cottage Restaurant, and got so many compliments on the gorgeous setting/decor and wonderful food/service. The food was awesome; we would highly recommend doing the Grand Reception during cocktail hour (all of our guests loved the food and still talk about the crab rangoon!). The Grand also gives a significant discount on rooms for wedding guests so it ends up being a perfect destination wedding as you really get to enjoy a whole weekend with your guests (and-as a side note-the breakfasts that are included are also awesome!).

Reviewed on 11/10/2016 Bob W

My beautiful bride and I recently became one during the 2016 "Somewhere in Time" weekend! It was truly a magical experience that was a perfect complement to our engagement behind the Hollywood sign! Originally, we had anticipated getting married in 2017. But we had a change... Read More of heart that was skillfully handled by Marty Davis and her staff. They flawlessly executed our agreed upon plan, and even some details that were sprung upon them at the last minute. Somehow, Marty was even able to get the weather to cooperate with us for an outdoor wedding in October! The Grand Hotel is a very romantic venue situated on a picturesque island that is a reminder of simpler times. From the sounds of horses hooves pulling carriages, to the spectacular views of Lake Michigan, to the ambiance of the Grand Hotel itself, one will luxuriate in the opulence of this venue. If one's desire is to create a beautiful, lifetime memory, please contact Marty to begin planning that special day!

Reviewed on 11/03/2016 Victoria C

We had our rehearsal dinner at the Grand Hotel's Gate House, and it was seamlessly planned with the help of the Grand's wedding coordinator Marty. Planning a dinner - from the food, drinks, and flowers - from so far away was made as easy as possible with Marty's expertise, quick... Read More responses, and professionalism. We had a perfect dinner, and the guests loved the food. The staff were also kind and attentive to all of our needs. My bridal suite was also at the Grand, and the gorgeous room and service was the cherry on top of a wonderful weekend. One of their named rooms was the perfect place for my bridesmaids and I to get ready in. I wouldn't change a thing, and I highly recommend the Grand's services.

Reviewed on 10/11/2016 Chelsea C

We got married at the Grand Hotel Stables at the beginning of October. The view from the front doors is amazing and the old carriages add a great touch. From the first contact, to rehearsal, to the ceremony, everything went very smoothly. The process was easy and Marty, the... Read More wedding coordinator, was so helpful. She was always there to answer any question and help with last minute changes. In addition, all the staff that helped out are all very helpful as well. The staff in Margaret's Garden does an excellent job in meeting any requests. We received lots of compliments on how amazing my bouquet looked! I would highly recommend the Grand Hotel to anyone looking to get married on Mackinac Island!!

Reviewed on 10/11/2016 Chelsea C

We got married at the Grand Hotel Stables at the beginning of October. The view from the front doors is amazing and the old carriages add a great touch. From the first contact, to rehearsal, to the ceremony, everything went very smoothly. The process was easy and Marty, the... Read More wedding coordinator, was so helpful. She was always there to answer any question and help with last minute changes. In addition, all the staff that helped out are all very helpful as well. The staff in Margaret's Garden does an excellent job in meeting any requests. We received lots of compliments on how amazing my bouquet looked! I would highly recommend the Grand Hotel to anyone looking to get married on Mackinac Island!!