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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 October 8-9, 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!

Jay & Laura Laffoon


Time Away!

You and your spouse will experience intentional time away to enjoy each other and fall in love all over again.

Grow Together!

You and your spouse will celebrate the relationship you have and come away with ways to grow as a couple.

Make Memories!

Your expectations will be exceeded with a heartfelt and unforgettable experience, leaving you eagerly anticipating your return to another Celebrate Your Marriage Conference.


SPECIAL GUESTS, Greg & Erin Smalley 


Erin Smalley serves as a spokesperson and content creator for Focus on the Family’s marriage ministry. Erin holds a master’s degree in clinical psychology from Evangel University in Springfield, Missouri, and maintains a counseling practice, specializing in
working with married couples. She is the author of six books.

Dr. Greg Smalley serves as the vice president of Marriage at Focus on the Family. Greg earned his doctorate in clinical psychology at Biola University and a counseling degree from Denver Seminary. He is the author of 20 books. Greg’s dream is to someday drive a Ford F150 Raptor!

After overcoming struggles early in their own marriage, Erin and Greg knew they wanted to be hands-on in helping other couples. Together they have led marriage seminars around the world.

Married since 1992, Greg and Erin live in Colorado with their four children.


Tentative Schedule for

Celebrate Your Marriage

Sunday, October 8, 2023
3:30pm: Complementary Coffee, Tea and Lemonade. Doors open to session.
4:00pm: Opening Session hosted by Jay & Laura Laffoon, featuring Greg & Erin Smalley
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, October 9, 2023
7:30am: Breakfast in the Main Dining Room
(included for couples staying at Grand Hotel)
10:00am: Wake Up & Celebrate! Session featuring Greg & Erin Smalley
10:50am: Complimentary Coffee, Tea and Lemonade.
11:15am: Closing Session with Jay & Laura Laffoon

*Schedule is subject to change

Accommodations at Grand Hotel

*PLEASE NOTE: The Celebrate Your Marriage rate at Grand Hotel has expired and is no longer available. All guests booking after September 6 will need to contact Grand Hotel directly.*

After you purchase your tickets, you will receive a link to reserve your room online directly through the Grand Hotel website. 

 The Grand Hotel 2023 Room Rate for Celebrate Your Marriage with Jay and Laura is $514.39. 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**