Marquette Park’s Peace Garden Wedding

Marquette Park is located at the base of Fort Mackinac, overlooking downtown Mackinac Island and Haldimand Bay. The park is expansive, and several locations could be available for your wedding ceremony. The Peace Garden is located within Marquette Park behind the Richard & Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum, providing stunning views of downtown Mackinac Island, Fort Mackinac, and the marina.

Schedule & Amenities

Weddings may be scheduled within Marquette Park 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. Additional chairs (up to 200) are also available for $2.00 each. 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.

Guidelines

— 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.

— Electricity is available in the park, but accessibility to the outlet is limited.

— There is no staging area or dressing room located within Marquette Park or the Peace Garden. However, the restroom at the Mackinac Art Museum could be available, and there is a restroom across the street at the Mackinac Island State Park Visitor’s Center.

Fee

$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.

Application

Marquette Park Mackinac Island Peace Garden Wedding Application PDF

Contact

If you wish to view Marquette Park, 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