Weddings and Celebrations

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Charming Details

  • Historic Property
  • Indoor & Outdoor Venues
  • Event-Specific Tailored Menu
  • Audio-Visual Equipment
  • Beautiful Hardwood Dance Area
  • Curated Onsite Experiences
  • Preferred Vendor List
  • Special Guest Rates & Property Buyouts
  • Wedding Manager
  • Event Design Team
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Venues With Views

Sunset Pavilion

Let the wedding you always dreamed of come alive in the event center with over 3,000 square-feet of space and a deck overlooking the lush Stonecliffe grounds.

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Venues With Views

The Grotto

Surrounded by lush greenery, this outdoor space for up to 300 guests offers a serene setting with breathtaking views.

Venues With Views

North Lawn

Invite up to 300 guests to an exquisite outdoor ceremony or breezy cocktail reception with The Mansion as your backdrop.

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Venues With Views

The Lawn

Take in views of the Mackinac Bridge, Straits of Makinac, and the beautiful horizon with up to 300 guests from our expansive lawn.

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Let's Start Planning

Begin planning your dream wedding! Our team is here to help make dreams come true. How can we help?

General FAQs

How many weddings are hosted at one time?

We have the flexibility and space to host more than one wedding at a time, however, we choose to focus on one wedding at a time. Whether you choose a micro wedding, an intimate wedding with a small number of family and friends or you choose a large wedding your special day is our priority.

What is included in the Venue Fee for a Micro Wedding?

Two-Hour Ceremony / Celebration
Seating for up to 30 guests,
Quaint Cocktail Reception at the site with Celebratory Champagne Toast, Lite Bites / Canapes
1 Small Wedding Cake packaged for couple to-go

What is included in the Venue Fee for a larger Wedding?

One Hour Ceremony Time / Five Hours of Event Time,
Luxury Pre-Nuptial Bridal Ready Room
Distinguished Vendor Referrals
Padded Folding Chairs for The Ceremony
Water Station, Round Tables / Long Tables, Tealight Votives, Custom Diagram for
Ceremony and Reception,
Designated Dance Area, Wedding Cake Cutting
Set Up, Clean Up, and Breakdown of all items Provided by The Inn at Stonecliffe

How many people can you accommodate for a wedding?

150 Guests Seated and 200 Guests Standing

What are the time frames for weddings?

Your site fee includes 5 hours of event time. Outside Music must end by 10 pm

How much time is allowed for decorating, setup and cleanup?

You will have access to The Inn at Stonecliffe by 12 noon on your wedding day. Our team, along with your vendors, will handle all event setup and breakdown.

What is needed to book your wedding experience at The Inn at Stonecliffe?

We will need a signed contract and a minimum 25% non-refundable deposit to secure your wedding day.

How do we rehearse for the wedding?

We offer a rehearsal time the day before your wedding based on guest arrival times and availability.

How many guestrooms are available? Is there a discount offered?

There are several options for overnight accommodations based on date, rate, and availability. Onsite we have 51 luxury guest accommodations, including private rooms, suites, and cottages. Our standard wedding contract requires reservations for 15 guestrooms for 2 nights at a group discount. 
A special discount is also available for the Wedding Couple on their wedding night.

What happens if it rains?

Picture you and your fiancé surrounded by family and friends. The candles are lit, and the music plays softly in the background. Everyone is dry and settled in for your nuptials in our lovely Sunset Pavilion or Lanai.

Does The Inn at Stonecliffe offer a “ready room”?

The Inn at Stonecliffe offers a lovely “ready room” on the 2nd floor of our Wellness Center. It has been designed with you in mind.

How late does the Horse and Carriage service run?

This service runs 24 hours

What do you charge for additional events, like a rehearsal dinner, a welcome reception, or farewell brunch?

This is customized to the needs of each event

How soon before our wedding do we plan our menu and have a tasting?

We suggest planning your menu and tasting within 6 months of your wedding. We will taste food and spirits at that time.

Can we bring in outside vendors?

Yes, however, we recommend you choose from our list of preferred vendors. Each of our vendors have been professionally vetted and approved to ensure the success of your wedding experience. If you choose to use a vendor who is not on our preferred vendors list, our team will need to approve them and get the appropriate insurance forms completed.

Do you have an Onsite Coordinator?

Yes, one of our Wedding Specialists will be onsite throughout your event. All vendors will coordinate directly with our Wedding Specialist. While we do not handle decorations, favors, personal item clean-up or running your timeline, we are happy to suggest qualified individuals who are proficient in all these services.
We require you to hire, at a minimum, a Day of On-Site Certified Wedding Coordinator.

Do you allow live music, bands, or DJs on the premises?

Yes, let’s discuss your thoughts, many couples use a combination of live music, as well as DJ service for their special day to add diversity to entertainment. To respect our neighbors, the property is quiet at 10 pm.

What is the deadline for making changes?

30 Business Days prior to the event

When do you require the final head count?

30 Business Days prior to the event

When are deposits and payments due?

25% of estimated charges at signing, 50% due 1 year prior to event date, 75% due 6 months prior to event date, 100% due 60 business days prior to the event date

How do we obtain a certificate of insurance?

First, contact your homeowner’s or renter’s insurance provider and ask them if they will allow you to add a One Day Special Event Insurance Certificate to your policy. If not, visit and follow the steps to obtain your policy. 

Where do I need to go to get my marriage license?

The Mackinac County Clerk’s office is in St. Ignace, MI. Call 906-643-7300 for appointment & marriage license pricing.