For attendees staying at the Grand Hotel, breakfast and dinner, as well as lunch on October 4 and 5, are included with the cost of your room. For those staying off property, meal tickets can be purchased directly from the Grand Hotel for the main dining room. Rates for non-hotel guests are as follows: Breakfast $25.00, Luncheon Buffet $30.00 and Dinner $70.00.
Guests can be registered with Convention attendees to participate in the receptions at Convention. The Thursday evening banquet is included with your room, if you are staying at the Grand Hotel. If you are not staying at the Grand Hotel, additional banquet and meal tickets can be purchased directly from the hotel.
Dress for the Annual Convention is business casual attire. The Grand Hotel experience includes dressing for dinner. Evening wear is required in all areas of the hotel: coat and tie for gentlemen, and dress or pantsuit for ladies after 6:30 pm.
Weather on Mackinac Island in October can be somewhat unpredictable. You may need to be prepared for both cold and warm temperatures, as well as rain. The average highs are in the mid-50s, with lows in the 30s.