Wedding FAQ

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How many weddings are hosted at one time?

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

What is included in the venue fee for a Micro Wedding?

Your Micro Wedding venue fee includes the following:

  • Two-hour ceremony/celebration
  • Seating for up to 30 guests
  • Small cocktail reception with a celebratory Champagne toast and light bites/canapés
  • One small wedding cake packaged for the couple to go

What is included in the venue fee for a larger wedding?

Your wedding venue fee includes the following:

  • One-hour ceremony
  • 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, tea-light votives, and custom diagram for the ceremony and reception
  • Designated dance area
  • Wedding cake cutting
  • Setup, cleanup, and breakdown of all items provided

How many people can you accommodate for a wedding?

Our venues can accommodate up to 150 guests seated or 200 standing.

What are the time frames for weddings?

Your Venue Fee includes five 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?

To secure your wedding day, we need a signed contract and a minimum 25% non-refundable deposit.

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 guest rooms are available? Is there a discount offered?

There are several options for overnight accommodations based on dates, rates, and availability. Onsite, we have 51 luxury guest accommodations, including private rooms, suites, and cottages. Our standard wedding contract requires reservations for 15 guest rooms for two nights at a group discount. A special discount is also available for the couple for 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 a 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 has 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 list of preferred vendors, 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 on site throughout your event. All vendors will coordinate directly with that 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 with all these services. We require you to hire an Onsite Certified Wedding Coordinator for a minimum of a day.

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 and 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?

Last changes are made 30 business days prior to your event.

When do you require the final head count?

Your final head count is required 30 business days prior to your event.

When are deposits and payments due?

Deposits and payments are due as follows:

  • 25% of estimated charges are due at signing
  • 50% due one year prior to your event date
  • 75% due six months prior to your event date
  • 100% due 60 business days prior to your 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 outlined there 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, Michigan. Call 906-643-7300 to make an appointment and for marriage license pricing.