Are you looking to rent an Emmet County park facility for your next event?

Let us give you an overview of what’s available! We have a number of locations from which to choose. Our parks are often used for weddings, conferences, shows and expos, business gatherings, family reunions — you name it, we’ve hosted it. We’d love to host your event, too. Check out what is available below, along with how to find out more about the specific venues.

Quick links to venues on this page:

The Headlands International Dark Sky Park

Camp Petosega

Community Building at the Fairgrounds

McGulpin Point Lighthouse and Historic Site

Pellston Regional Airport

The Headlands International Dark Sky Park

15675 Headlands Road
Mackinaw City, MI  49701
Reservations: (231) 436-4051
(located about 2 miles west of downtown Mackinaw City)

Venue #1: The Guest House

Quick specs: Accommodates 22 on three floors, with three full baths and multiple bedrooms, full kitchen, on a secluded private stretch of Lake Michigan shoreline within the Headlands International Dark Sky Park

Cost: $250 for Emmet County residents per night, $300 for out-of-county residents; deposit required.

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Venue #2 Waterfront Event Center

Reservations now being accepted for dates after June 1, 2017! (231) 436-4051

Click here for current rates

Quick specs: This large program facility will accommodate up to about 150 people for day into evening events. Details are still being worked out as far as pricing, times of events allowed and all the important specs. This will not be an overnight facility. Stay tuned, and stay up to date on this very exciting addition to Emmet County’s parks:

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Waterfront Event Center and Guest House current pricing; please note peak season rates apply for renting the Guest House in July and August each year:


Camp Petosega

11000 Camp Petosega Road
Alanson, MI  49706
Reservations: (231) 347-6536

Camp Petosega is a family campground on Pickerel Lake that offers campsites and cabins for rent. Several cabins are available for rent all year long, including during the winter months. The campground area typically closes in mid-October each year.

Weddings are popular events at Camp Petosega! Wedding parties can rent the Recreation Building and sometimes, the wedding guests themselves have camped at the park and stayed in the cabins during the festivities.

Venue #1: The Rec Hall

Quick specs: The Rec Hall accommodates up to 100 people indoors, and the grounds outside can also accommodate additional guests. A full kitchen is available.

Rates: $200 for county and $225 for non-county residents. Wedding rate: $500 for county and non-county residents. Deposit required.

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Recreation building at Camp Petosega

Recreation building at Camp Petosega









Venue #2: The Pavilion at Petosega

Quick specs: The pavilion can accommodate up to 50 people, with lawn area available surrounding the structure. Rental rate is $60 for county residents, $70 for non-county residents. $100 deposit.

More info:

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Community Building at the Fairgrounds

1129 Charlevoix Ave. (U.S. 31 S)
Petoskey, MI  49770
(231) 348-5479

One of the county’s most popular rental facilities is the Community Building at the Fairgrounds. Throughout the year, this community center is utilized by private individuals for weddings, reunions and gatherings; it is a meeting location for conferences of all sizes; and it plays host to antique and craft shows, expos and many more events. The beautiful grounds around the Petoskey fairgrounds site add to the charm of events held here at this immaculately maintained park property.

There are a number of ancillary buildings and structures that can also be rented at the Fairgrounds throughout the year, including the barns, equestrian center and grandstand.

Complete details about all the Fairgrounds rental options and rates can be found on this page:

Fairgrounds Community Building

Fairgrounds Community Building





McGulpin Point Lighthouse

500 Headlands Road
Mackinaw City, MI  49740
(Located about 2 miles west of downtown Mackinaw City)

Each year we get a number of requests to utilize the McGulpin Point Lighthouse grounds for weddings. We currently do not allow weddings to take place inside the lighthouse itself. We have allowed some weddings on the grounds and at the shoreline on a case-by-case basis. If you are interested in holding your wedding or special gathering at McGulpin Point, please call (231) 348-1704 or email

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Pellston Regional Airport

1395 U.S. 31
Pellston, MI  49769

Pellston Regional Airport offers a conference room that is available to the public to rent, on the upper floor of the Main Terminal. For availability and rates, call (231) 539-8441

Hoppies Landing Restaurant is located on the second level of Pellston Regional Airport’s main terminal also. The restaurant is open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. The full menu is available online, at


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