You are personally invited to Celebrate Your Marriage – a couples experience at Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island! Married couples of all ages are invited to this one-of-a-kind event at this exclusive location May 21-22, 2023 where you will Celebrate Your Marriage!
God intended marriage to be a beautiful relationship between a man and a woman that is designed to last for a lifetime. Healthy marriages are solid foundations for families, loyal partnerships, and mirror the kind of covenant God has for His people.
For over 25 years we have helped thousands of couples Celebrate their Marriage through laughter and growth together with challenging, funny, and relevant speakers … all while savoring time with each other at historic Grand Hotel.
Please join us!
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You and your spouse will experience intentional time away to enjoy each other and fall in love all over again.
You and your spouse will celebrate the relationship you have and come away with ways to grow as a couple.
Your expectations will be exceeded with a heartfelt and unforgettable experience, leaving you eagerly anticipating your return to another Celebrate Your Marriage Conference.
Special Guest, Dr. Gary Chapman
Dr. Gary Chapman is an experienced and well-respected family counselor, and a well-known author, having written more than 50 books. He hosts a nationally syndicated radio program, A Love Language Minute, and a Saturday morning program, Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman, that air on more than 400 stations. The 5 Love Languages, one of Chapman’s most popular titles, topped various bestseller charts for years. It has been published in more than 50 languages, sold more than 20 million copies and is currently on the New York Times best-seller list. Dr. Chapman has been directly involved in real-life family counseling for more than 40 years. Dr. Chapman recently retired after 50 years of serving as senior associate pastor at Calvary Baptist Church in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Dr. Chapman is a graduate of Moody Bible Institute and holds B.A. and M.A. degrees in anthropology from Wheaton College and Wake Forest University, respectively. He has received M.R.E. and Ph.D. degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and has taken postgraduate work at the University of North Carolina and Duke University.
Dr. Chapman and his wife, Karolyn, have been married for more than 50 years and reside in Winston-Salem, N.C. The Chapmans have two grown children, Shelley and Derek.
Tentative Schedule for
Celebrate Your Marriage
Sunday, May 21, 2022
3:30pm: Complementary Coffee, Tea and Lemonade. Doors open to session.
4:00pm: Opening Session hosted by Jay & Laura Laffoon, featuring Dr. Gary Chapman
6:30pm: Dinner in the Main Dining Room
(included for couples staying at Grand Hotel)
9:00pm: The Ultimate Date Night with Jay & Laura Laffoon
Monday, May 22, 2022
7:30am: Breakfast in the Main Dining Room
(included for couples staying at Grand Hotel)
10:00am: Wake Up & Celebrate! Session featuring Dr. Gary Chapman
10:50am: Complementary Coffee, Tea and Lemonade.
11:15am: Closing Session with Jay & Laura Laffoon
*Schedule is subject to change
Accommodations at Grand Hotel
After you purchase your tickets, you will receive a link to reserve your room online directly through the Grand Hotel website.
Please note that room reservations cannot be made at this time. Once Grand Hotel is able to take reservations for our event, we will communicate the link to all ticketed customers through email.
The Grand Hotel 2023 Room Rate for Celebrate Your Marriage with Jay and Laura is $498.13. This includes your room, meals for two people, taxes and fees, and is the lowest rate the hotel offers to any group. Grand Hotel operates on the Modified American Plan. This means that your daily rate includes breakfast and dinner.
A coupon with a special discount code for ferry tickets with Shepler's Ferry Line will be emailed one month prior to the event. For 2023, the discounted round-trip rate for Shepler's Ferry is $21 per person.
Please note: All attendees to Celebrate Your Marriage are strongly encouraged to book their hotel reservations at Grand Hotel, as meals are included with our special daily rate.
Attendees not staying at Grand Hotel will be required to pay the hotel’s daily admission fee ($10 per person, per day) in order to access all sessions.
In addition, non-hotel guests that wish to eat at Grand Hotel may do so according to the following prices: Breakfast – $49 per person; Dinner – $121 per person. All rates are subject to Michigan sales tax (6%) and require advance reservations by contacting Grand Hotel or visiting the Concierge desk.
**NO REFUNDS OR TRANSFERS. All sales are final**