Important Information

Event space rental is not guaranteed until a 50% deposit has been received. The remaining approximate bill of service is due 90 days prior to your event, with any outstanding balances to be settled in full on the day of the event. All deposits are non-refundable. Payments can be made via personal check or money order; a 3.5% surcharge will be added to all payments made via credit or debit card. Additionally, all charges are subject to a 6% Michigan sales tax and a 21% service charge.

Seven days prior to your event, we mandate a final attendee count for your function, which will serve as a guarantee, with charges adjusted accordingly. We cannot be responsible for servicing more than five percent above the guaranteed attendee count. The food and beverage minimum must be fulfilled with all food and beverage purchases on the event day. All prices are subject to change without notice unless the menu has been confirmed.

For event space rentals at the 1852 Grill Room and the Ice House BBQ, there is a minimum food and beverage threshold. This calculation excludes taxes, service charges, and rental fees.

Should a function commence later than the scheduled time, a surcharge of $50 will be applied for each 20-minute increment, commencing from the first 20 minutes after the expected start time.

Island House Hotel assumes no responsibility for unattended equipment or materials. Any damages incurred to the premises will result in corresponding charges.

To comply with Michigan law and protect this historic landmark, smoking or vaping indoors is strictly prohibited. Designated smoking areas are available outside the premises. Cleaning fees will be applied to any event room or guest room necessitating smoke residue removal.

In adherence to our historic preservation standards, Island House Hotel exclusively permits certified service animals inside the hotel. Upon arrival, any service animal on the premises must be registered at the front desk. Guests with non-service animals in their rooms will be charged a penalty fee. Additionally, event organizers will incur penalty fees for attendees harboring non-service animals within the hotel premises. Notwithstanding, dogs are permitted within designated outdoor areas, including the Ice House BBQ.

Compliance with the Mackinac Island noise ordinance is mandatory, with all outdoor events required to conclude by 10:00 p.m. Please be advised that Island House Hotel retains the authority to regulate noise levels within function areas throughout the duration of events. In consideration of all guests at Island House Hotel, a designated quiet time is enforced between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m.

All food and non-alcoholic beverages must be supplied exclusively by Island House Hotel within event spaces, unless special permission is granted by hotel management. All alcohol must be supplied exclusively by Island House Hotel within event spaces, no exceptions.

Guest Room Reservations

  • For weddings with 50 or more guests, a minimum of 10 rooms must be booked.
  • For weddings with less than 50 guests, a minimum of three rooms must be booked.
  • Reservations can be made either online or by calling the hotel directly at 906-847-3347. Guests are advised to know the name of the wedding party when making their reservation. Due to high demand, it’s recommended to make reservations early as dates fill up quickly.
  • Guests are responsible for their own transportation to the hotel. A horse-drawn taxi can be scheduled in advance.
  • Additional hotel information regarding cancellations, policies, check-in, and check-out can be found on the Frequently Asked Questions.