The Somewhere in Time Gazebo is situated on a wooded bluff just east of Fort Mackinac, overlooking Marquette Park, the village of Mackinac Island, and Straits of Mackinac. This is the original gazebo from the movie Somewhere in Time, filmed on Mackinac Island. The romantic period drama, starring Jane Seymour and Christopher Reeve, was in shot 1979 and released in 1980. The film did poorly at the box office, but has since become a cult classic.
The gazebo, constructed for and used in scenes in the movie, remained on the island after filming. It was restored and moved to its current location in 2005.
View this two-minute Mackinac wedding video and see the romance for yourself.
Weddings may be scheduled at the Somewhere in Time Gazebo from early May through October. The rental period is for up to two consecutive hours for decorating, rehearsal, wedding ceremony, pictures, and clean-up. Rehearsals can also be scheduled the day before.
Up to 50 white wedding chairs are provided for the ceremony an hour before the scheduled start time. You can rent additional wedding chairs for $2.00 each. A Mackinac State Historic Parks representative will be available throughout the ceremony. Historic Mission Church is also reserved for you as a guaranteed weather backup.
If you wish to view the Somewhere in Time Gazebo, please call to schedule a visit. The gazebo is open to the public, and you may also view it without an appointment.
— There is no staging area, dressing room, or public restroom at the gazebo.
— If floral arrangements are part of your wedding decor, flowers may arrive no earlier than 45 minutes prior to ceremony time. If you have scheduled musicians they are to arrive no earlier than 45 minutes prior to ceremony time. If you are working with a wedding planner, be sure 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.
Fee: $800 (Friday-Saturday) $500 (Sunday-Thursday)
— $300.00 is non-refundable under any circumstances.
— Cancellation received in writing 61 days or more prior to reserved date – $500.00 refund for Friday-Saturday weddings, $200.00 for Sunday-Thursday weddings.
— Cancellation received in writing 60-31 days prior to reserved dates – $275.00 refund for Friday-Saturday weddings, $100.00 for Sunday-Thursday weddings.
— Cancellations 30 days or less prior to reserved date are non-refundable.
Somewhere in Time Gazebo Wedding Application PDF
For more information:
Box 873, Mackinaw City, MI 49701