Marquette Park, with its view overlooking downtown Mackinac Island and Haldimand Bay, as well as the Peace Garden, nestled between the Mackinac Art Museum and Fort Mackinac, offer unique and unforgettable locations in the heart of Mackinac Island.
Weddings may be scheduled at Marquette Park 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 50 white wedding chairs are provided for the ceremony an hour before the scheduled start time. You can rent additional wedding chairs for $2.00 each. 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 Marquette Park in consideration of your wedding ceremony, please call to schedule a visit. Marquette Park 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.
$800 (Friday-Saturday) or $500 (Sunday-Thursday) for a maximum time of two hours.
— $300.00 is non-refundable under any circumstances.
— $500.00 ($200 Sunday-Thursday) is refundable if cancellation is received in writing 61 days or more prior to reserved date.
— $275.00 ($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.
Marquette Park Mackinac Island Peace Garden Wedding Application PDF
Box 873, Mackinaw City, MI 49701