Congratulations! It Is Your Dream Day!

Want to feel like a Princess? Want to remember the day as magical?

Then turn to the awe-inspiring facilities of the Chippewa Hotel Waterfront and the Lilac Tree Suites & Spa. With breathtaking views and beautiful decor is the perfect location.

Add catering from the exceptional chef of the Famous Pink Pony and the recipe for an event like none other is created. From tantalizing appetizers to fantastic five-course meals, let these culinary experts create a menu that people will remember long after the party ends.

Looking for great ideas or simply wanting to make the day easy, the professional Group Services Staff will be more than happy to assist.

Take a look at all that is available.

Please contact Marie Bunker, our Groups Director. 866-847-6575 or 800-241-3341 for custom rates and availability. Or by email at marie@chippewahotel.com. For more information on Mackinac Island weddings, please check out www.mackinacweddingguide.com

Guests are Coming — Where to Stay!

With a Destination Wedding, it is always important to let guests know where to stay. Contact the Chippewa Hotel Waterfront and/or the Lilac Tree Suites and Spa and see if a Group Room Block can be reserved.

The Group Services Staff can assist with estimating the needs and perhaps offer a special rate for the event!

Make the request via e-mail or call. Either way, it will be a pleasure for the staff to assist.

Group Services can be reached by calling 866-847-6575 or 800-241-3341. To contact via the internet, please use marie@chippewahotel.com

Wedding Rehearsal

The big day is almost here! We can host your rehearsal dinner party with an energetic atmosphere at the Pink Pony at one of our three great venue locations.

Pink Pony Rehearsal Dinner

There is no better way to kick off a destination wedding than with a Rehearsal Dinner at the Pink Pony! As an icon of the island, the Pink Pony makes celebrating those involved with the rehearsal easy. The fun atmosphere is energetic and unmatched on the island.  Guests will relax and enjoy the cold drinks and tantalizing menu prepared in the Pink Pony. Group Services can be reached by calling 866-847-6575 or 800-241-3341. To contact via the internet, please use marie@chippewahotel.com.

Party, Party

When it comes to celebrating an upcoming wedding with friends, Mackinac Island is the place. With no motorized vehicles to disturb the fun, make the choice to party on Mackinac Island.

With two bedroom suites that can accommodate up to six adults, it is a great opportunity to escape the real world and focus on the excitement of the upcoming wedding.

Enjoy great food and drink at the Pink Pony and spend time being pampered in the Lilac Tree Spa. A casual roll around the island and it is the party of a lifetime.

Group Services can be reached by calling 866-847-6575 or 800-241-3341. To contact via the internet, please use marie@chippewahotel.com

Get Married on the Water!

Well, not actually on the water, but as close as one can get! Turn the Pink Pony Patio into the perfect ceremony location. With the Straits of Mackinac as the backdrop, memories of sailing away together on the journey of marriage can be remembered always! With a variety of set-up options, planning a ceremony on the Pink Pony Patio will be an extremely enjoyable experience. Standard rental rates apply and set-up fees may be added. Group Services can be reached by calling 866-847-6575 or 800-241-3341. To contact via the internet, please use marie@chippewahotel.com

Wedding Reception

It’s time to celebrate! Celebrate in true Mackinac Island fashion at the Pink Pony or escape to the Mackinac Room with its dance floor!

Pink Pony Reception — Celebrate in true Mackinac Island fashion at the Famous Pink Pony. Choose between the Pink Pony’s Upper Deck, Patio, and Dining Room or Bar.  Each offers exceptional ambiance and creates the perfect mood for a celebration. Serving the mouth-watering dishes from thee Pink Pony will impress and satisfy. Choose from one of the amazing banquet menus or talk with the Group Services Staff and create a menu that fits the taste and budget desired. Group Services can be reached by calling 866-847-6575 or 800-241-3341.

When the Party Keeps Going! — Bring the party to the Pink Pony! Enjoy the live music and exciting atmosphere of the Island’s Legendary Pink Pony! Just drinks or late-night snacks — anything can be arranged. Group Services can be reached by calling 866-847-6575 or 800-241-3341. To contact via the internet, please use marie@chippewahotel.com

Details, Details, Details

Eat, drink, and be merry!

The Chippewa Hotel offers several banquet menus to assist the planning process. All menus can be customized to meet individual tastes and desires.

Please utilize the following menus to assist in the planning process. It is important to note that menus can be customized to meet individual taste desires and budget restrictions. Please call the Group Services Staff to discuss the specifics of your event!

The myriad of details that surround a wedding can be overwhelming, turn to the Group Services Staff at the Chippewa Hotel Waterfront and the Lilac Tree Suites and Spa to lighten the burden.

All of the resources needed to make this special day operate can be coordinated with the help of this professional staff. Other vendors available can be researched through the links located here. Group Services can be reached by calling 866-847-6575 or 800-241-3341. To contact via the internet, please use marie@chippewahotel.com.


Wedding Planners

Group Tours and Special Events

The Chippewa Hotel Waterfront is the perfect location to host and house that group of special guests.

When a group visits Mackinac Island and stays at the Chippewa Hotel Waterfront, first-class service and competitive group rates are a sure thing. From the quaint and charming rooms to the exceptional banquet facilities, an event here is certain to be remarkable.

Group Services can put the entire program together. Please call 866-847-6575 or 800-241-3341 for custom rates and availability. To contact via the internet, please use marie@chippewahotel.com.

Touring Mackinac Island

STUDENT TOURS

When deciding where to stay, students prefer the Chippewa Hotel Waterfront. The accommodations at the Chippewa Hotel Waterfront are perfect for student tours. Rooms can comfortably house four students each. With a total of 61 standard rooms and suites located right in downtown, the Chippewa Hotel Waterfront is the obvious choice for your next class trip to Mackinac Island!

Contact the Group Services Staff to create a custom package. As many or as few of the amazing Island activities can be included to meet the desired educational and budget goals.

Sample Itinerary Created by the Group Services Staff

Day One

  • Ferry Transfer to Mackinac Island
  • Dock Porter Service upon arrival on the Island
  • Island Overview and Fudge Reception
  • Pizza Party and Movie Night
  • Sleeping Accommodations

Day Two

  • Breakfast in the Pink Pony
  • Carriage Tour
  • Lunch in Pink Pony
  • Entrance to Historic Fort Mackinac
  • Evening on Own
  • Sleeping Accommodations

Day Three

  • Breakfast in the Pink Pony
  • Dock Porter service to the Ferry Dock
  • Sack Lunch
  • Ferry Transfer off Mackinac Island

BUS AND LEISURE TOUR GROUPS

The Chippewa Hotel Waterfront is the perfect home away from home. When guests stay at the Chippewa Hotel Waterfront they feel like they are at home. The exceptional customer service and facilities make it easy to acclimate and be comfortable while visiting this amazing Island. Rooms can accommodate from two to four people to suit the needs of any size group.

Sample Itinerary Created by the Group Services Staff

Day One

  • Ferry Transfer to Mackinac Island
  • Dock Porter Service upon arrival on the Island
  • Island Overview and Fudge Reception
  • General Session with Welcome Address
  • Welcome Cocktail Reception on the Upper Deck followed by Dinner in the Pink Pony Dining Room
  • Sleeping Accommodations

Day Two

  • Breakfast in the Pink Pony
  • Carriage Tour followed by Lunch at the Grand Hotel
  • Afternoon and Evening on Own
  • Sleeping Accommodations

Day Three

  • Breakfast in the Pink Pony
  • Dock Porter service to the Ferry Dock
  • Ferry Transfer off Mackinac Island

Corporate Meetings

No other place in the world offers meeting facilities that provide less distraction than those here on Mackinac Island.

Whatever the purpose of the meeting, the facilities of the Mackinac Room provide the appropriate stage for success. Combine this with the unique opportunities for relaxation and exquisite food selections and you have a meeting that exceeds expectations.

Executive Board Meetings or General Sessions for 100, they will fit perfect at this resort.

Sample Itinerary Created by the Group Services Staff

Day One

  • Ferry Transfer to Mackinac Island
  • Dock Porter Service upon arrival on the Island
  • Island Overview and Fudge Reception
  • Dinner in the Pink Pony overlooking the Straits of Mackinac
  • Sleeping Accommodations

Day Two

  • Breakfast in the Pink Pony
  • Spouse Activity — Carriage Tour followed by Lunch at the Grand Hotel
  • General Session Continues
  • Working Lunch in the Mackinac Room
  • General Session Continues
  • Executive Board Meeting Break-Out Session in the Mackinac Board Room
  • Golf Tournament on the oldest Links Course West of the Mississippi – Wawashkamo.
  • Evening on Own
  • Sleeping Accommodations

Day Three

  • Breakfast in the Pink Pony
  • Dock Porter service to the Ferry Dock
  • Ferry Transfer off Mackinac Island

Unique Reward Incentive

Finding a hidden gem is always exciting — finding one in the backyard — EVEN BETTER!

Mackinac Island is one of the most unique spots in the United States of America. Everyone should be given the opportunity to experience this amazing destination. What better way than to see it than by winning an incentive program. After pushing towards success, the Island provides a much-needed respite and rewards participants like no other travel program available.

From the minute guests step on the Ferry Boat transfer to Mackinac Island they are transported to another world. A world void of motorized wheeled vehicles, a world not pushed ahead by the corporate machine, a world that is stuck in the enjoyment of the past. With unique activities and extraordinary food options, this is the best choice for a travel reward!

Sample Itinerary Created by the Group Services Staff

Day One

  • Ferry Transfer to Mackinac Island
  • Dock Porter Service upon arrival on the Island
  • Welcome Cocktail Reception on the Upper Deck followed by Dinner in the Pink Pony Dining Room
  • Sleeping Accommodations

Day Two

  • Breakfast at Leisure in the Pink Pony
  • Choice of Activity
    • Carriage Tour followed by Lunch at the Grand Hotel
    • Golf Tournament on the oldest Links Course West of the Mississippi — Wawashkamo.
  • Lunch on Own
  • Evening on Own
  • Sunset Hayride to Fort Holmes
  • Sleeping Accommodations

Day Three

  • Breakfast at Leisure in the Pink Pony
  • Group Activity — Bicycle race and Island Geo-Caching
  • Picnic Lunch for Group at Conclusion of Activity
  • Exclusive Fudge Demo and Wine Reception
  • Evening on Own

Day Four

  • Breakfast at Leisure in the Pink Pony
  • Choice of Activity
    • Bicycle Rentals
    • Horse Back Riding
    • Spa Treatments in the Lilac Tree Spa
  • Awards Cocktail Boat Cruise
  • Awards Banquet in the Mackinac Room

Day Five

  • Breakfast at Leisure in the Pink Pony
  • Dock Porter Service to the Ferry Dock
  • Ferry Transportation to Mainland

Special Events

Planning a

  • Family Reunion
  • Anniversary Party
  • Renewal of Vows Celebration
  • Milestone Birthday

No matter the reason, the Group Services Staff at the Chippewa Hotel Waterfront and Lilac Tree Suites and Spa are ready to help make it exceptional.  With creative ideas and innovative spirits, these professionals can coordinate the most amazing of events.

The five extraordinary venues offer variety and solutions for any event needs. Sleeping accommodations can be arranged for multi-day events. Please contact the Group Services Staff to discuss options and availability.

Group Services can put the entire program together. Please call 866-847-6575 or 800-241-3341 for custom rates and availability. To contact via the internet, please use marie@chippewahotel.com.