Reserved wedding dates are blocked out on our calendar.
Please check the calendar for availability.
Weddings may be scheduled Monday through Saturday, subject to availability.


A wedding is a beautiful day that marks the beginning of a new life together.

Imagine having yours in one of the most breathtaking churches on one of the most scenic islands.


Ste. Anne Church

Built in the 1880s, this historic building holds picturesque Victorian elegance everywhere you look. Add your wedding to over 350 years of history. Every ceremony that takes place at Ste. Anne gets added to the parish register that dates back to the 1600s.


Your life becomes part of the fabric of history. Unforgettable.


Weddings can be performed Monday through Friday at 1:00 PM-4:00 PM and Saturday from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

Slideshow photos courtesy of Andrejka and Island Photo.

Preparation and Requirements

Since Ste Anne is a Catholic church, either the bride or groom must be a practicing Catholic. Your home parish is responsible for your mandatory marriage preparation classes and paperwork, including annulments if necessary. You are encouraged to bring a priest to perform your ceremony, however if needed, Ste. Anne's can help supply one.


New for 2024, the fee for the church will be $1,500.  This helps defray our costs for your wedding.  The full amount should accompany your signed copy of Rules and Policies for Ste. Anne Church Weddings. If you later cancel for any reason, your fee is not refundable.  Over and above your remittance, in the spirit of good stewardship and with respect to our hospitality, please prayerfully consider making an additional donation to help us maintain our beautiful church for future years.  It would be greatly appreciated.

Separate from and in addition to the $1,500 fee, the wedding couple is to provide a stipend directly to their clergy celebrant (either their own priest/deacon or a priest/deacon arranged through Ste. Anne Church).  In the Diocese of Marquette, the norm for this stipend is $100.00.


Book Your Wedding

To book your wedding, please first check our calendar for available dates, then fill out the form at the top of the page to submit a request. If you are looking for more information you can reach us by phone, by email, or by writing to Ste. Anne Church:

Ste. Anne Church

Fr. John Essel, Pastor 
P.O. Box 537
Mackinac Island, MI 49757
(906) 847-3507
(906) 847-3507 (fax)
Attention: Weddings

Once the form has been submitted someone from Ste. Anne's will reach out to you regarding your request and to help you begin planning your special day at Ste. Anne's. 



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Wedding Coordinators

Jazell Rayraft, For the Love of Mackinac


For information on accommodations, wedding coordinators, musicians, carriages, reception site and other wedding vendors, please visit either the Mackinac Island Tourism Bureau or the Mackinac Island Wedding Guide.

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Photos above by Island Photo.