Grand Hotel Weddings are what every bride dreams of, from the spectacular and unique setting overlooking the Mackinac Bridge and the Straits of Mackinac, plus the Five Star Hotel amenities to the details of your flowers, menu, music and cake.
The staff caters to all your thoughtful ideas and whims in creating a spectacular and romantic wedding for you.
There are many exquisite options to choose from whether it is a small intimate reception in the Pontiac Room, which is a private room off the main dining hall, to the grand scale, opulent Theater which is perfect for a black tie event.
They have so many different choices there is no worry about inclement weather hindering your ceremony for they can always move your event to an indoor location.
It’s also one of the most romantic places on the Island to spend your first night as husband and wife. The guest rooms are in a I, II and III category system. You will want to consider one of the Category II deluxe lake-view guest rooms for the ultimate Grand Hotel Wedding.
Kathy’s niece was married in an outdoor setting at the Woods Restaurant with the reception in the quaint and romantic Bavarian Room a few years ago. It is still one of the nicest and most memorable wedding ceremonies she and her husband have ever attended.
It was fun seeing all the family members and guests arriving in horse drawn carriages to this most idyllic setting in the middle of the Island surrounded by tall trees and the Mackinac Bridge seen from afar.
Marty Haines is the wedding coordinator. She begins booking for the 2010 wedding season on Thursday, November 19, 2009 at 9:00 am. Her phone number at the winter office is 517-349-4600.
She is most helpful and answers all questions with a smile! Marty and her staff have written an informative Grand Hotel Weddings Guide for 2010 that is a must to read for all brides wanting to wed on Mackinac Island.
This guide shows all the many options from ceremony locations, reception rooms, music and dancing, and menu options. The guide includes all costs associated with the different options.
She explained to Kathy, recently, that she and her staff coordinate over 80 weddings during a season. On the first day of booking she usually will register around 20, so, don't delay!
She's been doing this wonderful fun wedding coordination job at the Grand Hotel for over ten years. She believes that Destination Weddings will become more and more desirable for in the long run they are more cost effective due to having a limited guest list actually attending.
Insider Tip: Please realize that your guests can stay at other Island hotels, inns or even in Mackinaw City or St. Ignace to help with budgeting in order to have a Grand Hotel Wedding become a reality for you. Just make sure your wedding guests arrange and plan enough time to get to the big event from where they are staying.
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