British Landing, on the northwest side of the island, was where British forces landed as they captured Fort Mackinac and Mackinac Island away from the American troops during the first land skirmish of the War of 1812. British Landing has a dynamic view of Lake Huron, St. Ignace and the Mackinac Bridge. A rocky beach opens up to the magnificent blue waters of the lake, offering you a beautiful setting for your Mackinac Island wedding.
Weddings may be scheduled at British Landing 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 20 white wedding chairs are provided for the ceremony an hour before the scheduled start time. 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 British Landing in consideration of your wedding ceremony, please call to schedule a visit. British Landing is a public area, and you may also view it without an appointment.
— There is no staging area or dressing room. There is, however, a public restroom nearby.
— 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.
— There is a maximum of 20 people for a British Landing wedding.
— We do not recommend hosting wedding ceremonies at British Landing between the hours of 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, as British Landing is one of the busiest areas on Mackinac Island during that time frame.
$650 (Friday-Saturday) and $500 (Sunday-Thursday) for a maximum time of two hours.
— $200.00 is non-refundable under any circumstances.
— $450.00 (Friday-Saturday) and $300 (Sunday-Thursday) is refundable if cancellation is received in writing 61 days or more prior to reserved date.
— $300.00 (Friday-Saturday) and $100 (Sunday-Thursday) 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.
British Landing Wedding Application PDF
For more information:
Cassondra Boothroyd, Special Events Coordinator
Box 873, Mackinaw City, MI 49701