Main Street (also known as Huron Street)
Mail completed applications and fee to:
The fee includes:
Reservations should be made as soon as possible. They are made on a first come/first paid basis.
Guidelines1. Historic Mission Church is Michigan's oldest standing church building and a Michigan state historic site, and so has been carefully restored to its original appearance. Maintaining the condition of this treasured building is very important.
2. Historic Mission Church is no longer an active church. This museum building is operated for the public by Mackinac State Historic Parks. It is open for public viewing from 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. from early Summer to the end of the season. If you’d like to view the interior prior to your wedding and can not visit it between these public hours, contact Scott Witsman for an appointment.
3. The church is a historic structure, not currently accessible to people with disabilities. Please consider this limitation carefully when making your plans.
4. The church is available by pre-arrangement for wedding ceremonies. Reservations should be made through Mackinac State Historic Parks by filling out the application provided through the link above. You can also obtain an application by contacting Scott Witsman.
5. 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, soloist and/or an organist 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.
6. 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 at Historic Mission Church before or after the ceremony.
- Maximum seating is 160 people.
- A unity candle is permitted.
- There is no dressing room at the church. The restroom is very small and should be considered emergency use only.
- There are five electrical outlets.
- There are no lights in the church.
- The antique organ is part of the MSHP historical object collection and under no circumstances can be played.
- A keyboard organ is provided. The organ is located in the balcony area.
- No pew bows. No tape or tacks of any type may be used to install decorations.
- No alcoholic beverages are permitted.
- The church bell may be rung.
- Historic Mission Church is not heated or air conditioned.
- No rice, birdseed, or similar material may be scattered inside or outside the church.
- $300.00 is non-refundable under any circumstances.
- $500.00 is refundable if cancellation is received in writing 61 days or more prior to reserved date.
- $275.00 is refundable if cancellation is received in writing 31-60 days prior to reserved date.
- No portion is refundable if cancellation is made 30 days or less prior to the reserved date.
When the fur trade declined, the church was sold and later used for political meetings, theatrical plays, and for a few years in the mid-1870s for Catholic services while Ste. Anne's was built. The Mackinac Island State Park Commission acquired the church in 1968 and conducted considerable restoration in the mid-1980s. In recent years, thanks to the generosity of John and Penny Bar, there has been extensive restoration to the church, including the church basement.
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Mackinac State Historic Parks
Group Tour and Special Events Coordinator
Box 873, Mackinaw City, MI 49701
Learn more about Historic Mission Church, which is part of the Mackinac Island Historic Downtown Buildings.