Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park offers a number of scenic areas for wedding ceremonies, from a 50-foot tower that overlooks the park and the Straits of Mackinac to the millpond bridge with the historic water-powered sawmill as a backdrop.
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Your rental includes up to two consecutive hours for decorating, rehearsal, wedding ceremony, pictures, and clean-up.
The following dates and times are available for weddings at Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park:
May 4 – June 8, 2018 and September 3 – October 7, 2018
Wedding may begin between the hours of 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. daily.
June 9 – September 2, 2018
Wedding may begin between the hours of 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. daily.
A Mackinac State Historic Parks representative is available throughout the ceremony. No clergy is provided. You must make arrangements with clergy on your own. A rehearsal time prior to the wedding day can be arranged in advance.
Restrooms are available inside the park. In case of rain, there is a covered pavilion on site.
Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park is available for site tours in consideration of your wedding ceremony 9:30-4:30 p.m. daily during the operating season. Contact us to arrange your visit.
Reservations should be made as soon as possible. They are made on a first come/first paid basis. Reservations must be scheduled at least 14 days in advance. Payment is required with application to hold the date.
— When planning a wedding, keep in mind that the Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park is a historic site and a nature park. Great care must be taken to protect this park.
— No rice, birdseed, or similar material may be scattered inside buildings or outside in the park.
— If floral arrangements are part of your wedding décor, flowers may arrive no earlier than 30 minutes prior to ceremony time.
— If you have scheduled musicians, soloist, and/or an organist, they are to arrive no earlier than 30 minutes prior to ceremony time. If you are working with a wedding planner, insure that they are aware of this time frame.
— It is the responsibility of the wedding party to designate an individual to remove flowers, wedding decorations, and other items immediately following the ceremony. Otherwise the items will be removed and discarded by park staff one hour after the wedding. We are unable to store any items before or after the ceremony.
— Parking for your wedding guests must be in the parking lot of the Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park Visitor’s Center. No vehicles will be permitted onto the historic site grounds without permission.
$650 (Friday-Saturday) $500 (Sunday-Thursday)
— $200.00 is non-refundable under any circumstances.
— Cancellation received in writing 61 days or more prior to reserved date – $450.00 refund for Friday-Saturday weddings, $300.00 for Sunday-Thursday weddings.
— Cancellation received in writing 60-31 days prior to reserved dates – $300.00 refund for Friday-Saturday weddings, $100.00 for Sunday-Thursday weddings.
— Cancellations 30 days or less prior to reserved date are non-refundable.
Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park Wedding Application PDF
For more information:
Box 873, Mackinaw City, MI 49701