Located on the shores of the Straits of Mackinac, and within the shadow of the Mackinac Bridge, Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse in Mackinaw City provides a charming and romantic backdrop to your wedding day. Established in 1889, the lighthouse grounds include three original structures, including the castle-like 1892 lighthouse.
Weddings may be scheduled at Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse from early May through October. All wedding reservations include a 2-hour time block for decorating, ceremony, pictures, and clean-up. Rehearsals can also be scheduled the day before.
May, September, and October wedding ceremonies must be scheduled to begin between 5:00 and 7:00 p.m. In June, July, and August weddings must start between 6:00 and 8:00 p.m. Weddings are only allowed to start after Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse closes to the public, allowing exclusive use of the site.
Up to 50 white wedding chairs are provided for the ceremony. Additional chairs (up to 100) 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, Church of Ste. Anne de Michilimackinac, located within Colonial Michilimackinac, 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.
— Electricity is available in the lighthouse, but accessibility to the outlet is limited.
— Parking for your wedding guests must be in the lot of the Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse. The fence gate adjacent to the parking lot will be the designated entrance and exit. There is no staging area, dressing room or public restroom at Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse. The nearest restroom is in Michilimackinac State Park, about 100 yards away.
$1,000 (Friday-Saturday) $800 (Sunday-Thursday)
— $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.
Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse Wedding Application PDF
If you wish to view Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse, please call to schedule a visit. The lighthouse 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.
207 W Sinclair, Mackinaw City, MI 49701