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Celebrate Your Marriage Conference – May 2020

May 17, 2020 - May 18, 2020

Join us to Celebrate Your Marriage

Life gets busy, and we know it’s challenging to plan time to get away as a couple so you can remember why you got married in the first place!

At our Celebrate Your Marriage Conference, not only will you experience high-quality programming through engaging speakers and entertainers, you’ll enjoy plenty of one-on-one time with your spouse at one of the most romantic hotels in America! The bonus is that you’ll return home knowing how to celebrate and strengthen 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 20 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.

Our Promise to You:

  • 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.
  • You and your spouse will live out the kind of marriage God intended.
  • Your expectations will be exceeded with a heartfelt and unforgettable experience, leaving you eagerly anticipating your return to another Celebrate Your Marriage Conference.

Get ready to Celebrate!

  1. Buy your tickets to the Celebrate Your Marriage Conference.
  2. Reserve your room at Grand Hotel where you’ll take a step away from it all and unwind in the warm hospitality that has been charming guests since 1887.
  3. Buy your ferry tickets to this one-of-a-kind location.
  4. Get ready to CELEBRATE!

Couples leave Celebrate Your Marriage energized, engaged, and healthy spiritually, resulting in healthy marriages that are an inspiration to others.

Pricing Details

Price Deadline: Now thru Apr 17 Apr 18 thru May 16
Conference Tickets $79/person $99/person
VIP Experience Add-on $59/person $79/person

Couples who’ve attended say it best!

My wife and I shared the Celebrate your Marriage and loved it. It was very well put together and it was some wonderful bonding time with my wife and I. The food was fabulous too. This is something we will plan on attending every May and have booked already for next year. After getting home we shared with our family all about how much fun we had and my sister and brother in law are coming with us next May. Can’t wait for the couple photo’s to be posted. We are going to glue our “marble” on our frame for remembrance of this weekend. Thank you for sharing this weekend with me and my best friend!!   ~ Dave


We love coming to Celebrate your Marriage at the Grand, and we come back year after year : ) We always take home some good teachings, even if they are reminders of things we’ve learned before. Marriage takes effort, we always need to remember the other’s needs. Most importantly you remind us to keep God at the center. Thank You, you guys are awesome!   ~ Barb

Your hosts, Jay & Laura Laffoon

Using true stories, interviews, research, and years of experience, the Laffoons equip couples with the tools they need to nurture one another. Combining humor, music, and lots of honesty, Jay & Laura’s “Celebrate Your Marriage” is designed for married couples of all ages. Meet Jay & Laura.

Special Guest: Jason Earls

Jason Earls is on a mission. The comedian from Virginia’s Eastern Seaboard doesn’t live to make you laugh; he makes you laugh to help you live.

A husband and the father of six children, Jason’s got a thing or two to say about how to navigate life. His warm personality and impeccable comedic timing have made him a favorite at comedy clubs, churches, businesses, and in front of students and members of the Armed Forces.

Once voted Seattle’s Favorite Comedian, Jason has also been featured on Focus On The Family’s Date Night Challenge, Trinity Broadcast Network, and the Date Night Comedy Tour. In addition, he was named ITM Live’s Best Comedian. He has been sought after to produce content for marriage and family events which have earned him the title, “Comedy Familiologist,” pointing back to his desire to connect with audiences from all walks of life.

Jason has performed throughout the country and abroad, and when he’s not on stage, he’s most likely with his wife, Terri, at one of their amazing kid’s ridiculous sports events in his home city of Dallas, Texas.

Step into a room where Jason commands a stage, and you will certainly experience something special — a refreshing brand of humor that really does help you live.

Learn more about Jason at JasonEarls.com

SCHEDULE

Sunday, May 17th, 2020

1:00pm: Registration desk opens, Art Gallery
3:30pm: Complementary Coffee, Tea and Lemonade. Doors open to Theatre.
4:00pm: Celebrate Your Marriage Opening Session with Jay & Laura Laffoon, Theatre
Please refer to Grand Hotel’s dress code for attire after 6:30pm
6:30pm: Dinner in the Main Dining Room (included for couples staying at Grand Hotel)
(For guests not staying at Grand Hotel, please contact the hotel concierge for information and pricing.)
8:30pm: Doors open to Theatre
9:00pm: Celebrate Your Marriage Date Night with Jason Earls, Theatre

Monday, May 18th, 2020

7:30am: Breakfast in the Main Dining Room (included for couples staying at Grand Hotel)
8:30am: Doors open to Theatre
9:00am: Wake Up & Celebrate! Session with Jason Earls, Theatre
10:30am: Break. Complementary Coffee, Tea and Lemonade.
11:00am: Celebrate Your Marriage Closing Session with Jay & Laura Laffoon, Theatre
12:30pm: The Grand Luncheon Buffet in the Main Dining Room (included for couples staying at Grand Hotel)

VIP Experience Monday, May 18th, 2019

(All scheduled events during the VIP Experience require advance ticket purchase. In addition, all VIP Experience guests must secure hotel accommodations on Monday, May 18.)

Please refer to Grand Hotel’s dress code for attire after 6:30pm
6:30pm: Private Dinner with Jay & Laura Laura Laffoon, Grand Pavilion (included for couples staying at Grand Hotel)
(For guests not staying at Grand Hotel, please contact the hotel concierge for information and pricing.)

VIP Experience Tuesday, May 19th, 2020

7:30am: Breakfast in the Main Dining Room (included for couples staying at Grand Hotel)
9:30am: VIP Experience Session with Guest Speaker, Grand Pavilion
10:15am: Break
10:30am: VIP Experience Session with the Laffoons, Grand Pavilion
11:30am: VIP Experience concludes
(Note: The Grand Luncheon Buffet for Tuesday, May 19, is NOT included with the VIP Experience. However, tickets for the buffet may be purchased. Please check with hotel concierge for pricing.)

Schedule is subject to change

VIP Experience Guest Speaker: TBA

 

ACCOMMODATIONS

The 2020 Grand Hotel Room Rate for Celebrate with Jay & Laura not yet availabe. However, to give you an idea of what to expect, the 2019 was $145 plus taxes per person daily based on double occupancy. 19.5% hotel added charge and Michigan 6% Sales Tax applies to all charges. There is also a 2% Mackinac Island Assessment charge on the per person daily room. There is a one-time charge of $8.50 per person for transfer of luggage from the dock to the Hotel and return. A deposit of $150.00 per reservation is required in order to hold your room.

Grand Hotel operates on the Modified American Plan. This means that your daily rate includes breakfast and dinner. The Grand Luncheon Buffet is also included in the rate for day two of the conference only. You will reserve your room directly with Grand Hotel with a special form by email, fax or postal mail after you register for the event. A link to the room reservation form will be included on your confirmation email.

Please note: Grand Hotel charges an admission fee of $10/person unless you are a registered guest of the Hotel.

 

Venue

Grand Hotel
286 Grand Avenue
Mackinac Island, MI 49757 United States
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Phone:
(800) 334-7263
Website:
http://www.grandhotel.com

Venue

Grand Hotel
286 Grand Avenue
Mackinac Island, MI 49757 United States
+ Google Map
Phone:
(800) 334-7263
Website:
http://www.grandhotel.com