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Mackinac Art Museum Private Events

Mackinac Art Museum Private Events

Nowhere else does such a rare collection of art and photography come together to tell Mackinac’s story. Have your guests be inspired by what they see and host your event in the multiple gallery spaces throughout the museum.


If you wish to view The Richard & Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum, please call to schedule a visit. The art museum is open to the public, and you may also view it without an appointment. Dates and times fill up fast and are reserved on a first come, first served basis.

Madisen Hansen
(906) 847-3328
207 W Sinclair, Mackinaw City, MI 49701


Schedule & Amenities

Private events may be scheduled at The Richard & Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum from early May through October. All reservations include a 3-hour time block with the exhibits available for viewing. In the summer months, the art museum is available daily 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Event set-up and preparation may begin after 5:30 p.m. for reception/dinner functions. No vendor or guest will be allowed to enter before that time. Guests may begin arriving any time after 6:30 p.m. Events and clean-up must be concluded by 10:00 p.m.

In the case of inclement weather, a tent (30’ x 60’) is available for an additional fee. Rental requests and payment must be received at least 7-business days prior to the reservation date. The tent will be in Marquette Park adjacent to the art museum.


All gallery and exhibit space at the museum will be open and available for guests. A Mackinac State Historic Parks art attendant is available to provide tours, for an additional fee.


  • A Mackinac State Historic Parks representative will be available throughout the private event to answer questions about the historic site.
  • Decorations must not in any way be affixed to, or otherwise endanger, museum buildings or collections. No tape and tacks of any type may be used to install decorations. Signage cannot be hung on the walls or within any windows.
  • It is the responsibility of the group to designate an individual to remove any decorations or other items immediately following the reservation; otherwise, the items will be removed and discarded by Mackinac State Historic Park staff. Mackinac State Historic Parks will not take the responsibility for storage of any items before or after the scheduled date.
  • Any special equipment brought onto a Mackinac State Historic Parks site must be approved prior to the day of the event. This includes lighting or amplifications systems.
  • Due to Mackinac State Historic Parks’ mission of preserving the natural integrity of the state park, only acoustic music is allowed. Use of amplification and sound systems must be approved by the Group Travel and Special Events Coordinator. Volume will be monitored by the Park Manager.
  • Properly licensed caterers are welcome at The Richard & Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum. Excessive alcohol consumption within MSHP buildings and grounds is strictly prohibited.
  • “No Smoking” policy is enforced for all Mackinac State Historic Parks buildings and grounds.
  • Electricity is available in the art museum, but accessibility to the outlet is limited.
  • The restrooms inside The Richard & Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum will remain open for your guests.
  • To enter the main floor, guests will need to go up a flight of stairs to the second floor. If someone is unable to go up the stairs, then they will follow ramp around building to north entrance. There is elevator access inside to second floor.

Fees and Refund Policy

Rental Fee

A non-refundable $250 deposit must be made to secure The Richard & Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum for a private event. Deposits can be made via check or credit card.

0-50 guests                                 $750

51-150 guests                             $2,000

— Tent Rental Included

Art Attendant                               $175

Refund Policy

  • $250 is non-refundable under any circumstances.
  • Cancellations 30 days or less prior to reserved date are non-refundable.