Biddle House Private Events

The Biddle House, featuring the Mackinac Island Native American Museum, is available for small receptions in a unique structure filled with history.

Cassondra Boothroyd, Special Events Coordinator

Types of Events

All events are expected to harmonize with the character, mission and public purpose of the site, such as dinners and receptions for convention and travel groups visiting Mackinac Island. Events celebrating birthdays, weddings, etc. are typically not permitted. Check with the Special Events Coordinator for more information on permissible events. In order to preserve the historical appearance of each site signs and decorations are restricted. Consult the Special Events Coordinator for more information.

Any properly licensed caterer can be contracted for your event at Historic Downtown Mackinac. Mackinac State Historic Parks does not offer a catering service.


The Biddle House is available daily from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. during the operating season. Event set-up and preparation may begin after 6:00 p.m. No vendor or guest will be allowed to enter before that time. Guests may begin arriving any time after 7:00 p.m. All events must conclude by 9:00 p.m. and clean-up must be concluded by 9:30 p.m.

Historic Downtown Mackinac Programs

An interpreter will provide a foodways programs cooking and a working blacksmith next door at Benjamin Blacksmith Shop.


A non-refundable $250 deposit must be made to Biddle House for an evening event. Deposits can be made via check or credit card.

  • 0-50 guests $750

-Final payment is due day of event.


Contact the Group Travel Coordinator for an evening event application.


For more information:
Cassondra Boothroyd
(906) 847-3328
Box 370, Mackinac Island, MI 49757