Fort Holmes Wedding


Fort Holmes is located on the highest point of Mackinac Island, deep in the interior of the island. Fort Holmes offers a nearly 360° view of Mackinac Island and the surrounding areas. Additionally, the reconstructed fort offers a unique setting for wedding ceremonies.

Schedule & Amenities

Weddings may be scheduled at Fort Holmes from early May through October. The park can be booked for a wedding from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. All wedding reservations include a 2-hour time block for decorating, ceremony, pictures, and clean-up. Rehearsals can also be scheduled the day before.

Up to 50 white wedding chairs are provided for the ceremony. No additional chairs can be requested. A Mackinac State Historic Parks representative will be available throughout the ceremony. In the case of inclement weather, Mission Church will be the designated weather back-up.


— Mackinac State Historic Parks has no resident or affiliated clergyman. Couples married at any Mackinac State Historic Parks wedding venue must select a clergyman or public official to perform the ceremony.

— If floral arrangements or musicians are part of your wedding ceremony, they may arrive no earlier than 45 minutes prior to ceremony time.

— All 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. Candles are prohibited within any building, except for a (1) unity candle.

— No fake, fabric or paper flower petals may be tossed outside. Only real flower petals will be permitted. No rice, birdseed or similar material may be scattered inside buildings or outside.

— It is the responsibility of the wedding party to designate an individual to remove any decorations or other items immediately following the ceremony. Otherwise, the items will be removed and discarded by park staff one hour after. We are unable to store any items before or after the scheduled date.

— There is no electricity at Fort Holmes and there is no electric light at the site.

— There is no staging area, dressing room or restrooms located at Fort Holmes. However, there is a latrine in the Fort Holmes area. A layer of sand sometimes covers the hard-packed trail to and within the park.


$1,000 (Friday-Saturday) $800 (Sunday-Thursday)

Refund Policy

— $400 is non-refundable under any circumstances.

— Cancellation received in writing 61 days or more prior to reserved date – $600 refund for Friday-Saturday weddings, $400 for Sunday-Thursday weddings.

— Cancellation received in writing 60-31 days prior to reserved dates – $300 refund for Friday-Saturday weddings, $200 for Sunday-Thursday weddings.

— Cancellations 30 days or less prior to reserved date are non-refundable.


Fort Holmes Wedding Application PDF


If you wish to view Fort Holmes, please call to schedule a visit. The park 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.

Cassondra Boothroyd
(231) 436-4100
207 W Sinclair, Mackinaw City, MI 49701