Historic Heritage Chapel for Your Wedding or Life Event Celebration

Heritage Village is home to historic buildings operated by Mackinaw Area Historical Society in partnership with the Village of Mackinaw City.  Heritage Village provides a unique Northern Michigan setting for your wedding or vows renewal.  Heritage Village is located on the west side of Mackinaw City and represents the period from 1880 - 1917.  The 142 acres offer a peaceful natural setting.  The beautiful and fully renovated historic Chapel has seating for approximately 80 and is handicap accessible.  There is a Pavilion on the grounds that is covered and has picnic tables and benches for approximately 75 people.   The Stimpson Homestead is the perfect place for the bridal party to prepare for the ceremony. The fully restored chapel was built in 1897, used until 1960, and moved to Heritage Village in 2010.    Stained glass windows, brand new pine floors, and pews that match the originals all make for a unique experience.   We have hosted weddings, vows renewals, and memorial services in the rededicated chapel.  Parking is close to the building. 

On October 5, 2013 the first wedding was held at Heritage Chapel.

This is a picture of the happy bride and groom.

"We would like to send a huge thank you to all of you for allowing us to use the church for our wedding!  It was truly beautiful and absolutely perfect!!  We are still getting compliments on how amazing the site was.  We honestly couldn't thank you enough for giving us the opportunity! Thank you so much!"

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Mackinaw Area Historical Society - Heritage Chapel Usage Information

Heritage Chapel provides a unique Northern Michigan setting for weddings, vow renewals, memorial services and life events.  Heritage Village is located just west of Mackinaw City.  The 43 wooded acres offer a peaceful natural setting.  The beautiful fully renovated historic Chapel has seating for approximately 80 and is handicap accessible.   Heritage Village is home to historic buildings operated by Mackinaw Area Historical Society (MAHS) in partnership with the Village of Mackinaw City.  Thank you for choosing our setting for your special event.  In keeping with the setting, we ask for your support with the following requirements and the completion of a rental agreement.

The Chapel 

 ~ A $100 cleanup deposit is due at time of reservation and is refunded if buildings and grounds are restored to their pre-event condition.
  ~ Preceding day rental for rehearsal is available at the same hourly rate. 
  ~ Use of Chapel, piano, seating, and on-site parking are available. An on-site MAHS docent is available for questions that may arise during your event.
  ~ Minister, ceremonial planner, piano professional are provided by the renter. 
  ~ The Chapel is not heated; electricity is not available in the building. Period lighting is available.
  ~ Deliveries should take place during your Chapel contracted time.
  ~ Entrance gates will be opened prior to event. 
  ~ The east parking lot is adjacent to the Chapel. 
  ~ Special arrangements can be made for handicapped persons. 
   
  Other Facilities


  ~ The Stimpson home is on the grounds and available for an additional fee as a dressing area for the bridal party.
  ~ There is an outdoor, open air Pavilion seating 75 people with wooden tables and benches.
  ~ There are outdoor portable type bathroom facilities available a short distance from the Chapel and Pavilion.
  ~ Rental tents and tables and chairs require separate planning with MAHS. 
   
  Chapel Use


  ~ Food and drink can be served in the Pavilion only.
  ~ Flowers, silk, dried or real flowers to decorate the Chapel should be placed without the use of nails, staples or tape on furniture, windows, or walls.
  ~ The distribution of flower petals, bubbles, ecofetti and bird seed should be kept outside with the departure of the guests.
  ~ Candles can be used if placed in or on top of a container that is nonflammable and extinguished as the guests exit.
  ~ Heritage Village restricts the presence of animals on the grounds and in the buildings.
  ~ The use of fireworks, firecrackers, Chinese lanterns and other types of explosives are not permitted.   
  ~ There is no overnight storage available.  MAHS is not responsible for items left behind at the conclusion of the rental.
  ~ The dispensation and consumption of alcoholic beverages in/on MAHS buildings or grounds requires various permits and licenses as set forth in the Facility Usage Agreement and Village of Mackinaw Special Event Application.

 Rates  
Chapel first 2 hours  $250  
Chapel, subsequent hours  $75
Pavilion per hour      $75
Stimpson house      $75
Refundable deposit       $100

A facility usage agreement will be required and returned, along with a deposit of $100 or full payment, to reserve the day and time.  Other special arrangements not discussed in these documents should be approved in writing by MAHS prior to the event.

Contact us today to make arrangements.  We can be reached at mail@mackinawhistory.org

Heritage Chapel Usage Information 

Heritage Village Rental Agreement

Heritage Chapel Usage Information