Interiors of the house are elaborately detailed with carved wood and stone, handmade hardware and ceramic art tile, ornately molded and carved plaster ceilings, stained glass window insets, crystal and art glass lighting fixtures and gold-plated bathroom fittings. And while the interiors reflect various historic styles, the house is equipped with every modern amenity available in the late 1920s such as two elevators, four kitchens and a full size home theatre.
The exterior combines various textures and patterns using American materials of brick, sandstone, wood timbers and a roof of clay shingle tile. The house also features 39 uniquely designed brick chimneys that distinguish the picturesque roofline.
On-site catering for the cast and crew during production is also available.
Meadow Brook's "photography not allowed on the grounds" signs are meant to discourage photographers who use the building, gardens and grounds for professional backdrops and commercial gain. Given that it is a National Historic Landmark, Meadow Brook's images have value and since the operation is self-supporting, that value has to be protected.
Also, Meadow Brook has experienced dramatically increased public use in recent months from photographers and videographers of all kinds (commercial and non-commercial), who often disrupt private events that The Hall relies on for revenue. When couples, families and businesses pay for exclusive use of the facilities, it is obviously not fair when people who are not paying disrupt events.
Of course we allow visitors who tour The Hall to take souvenir photos of the exterior of the building and the gardens and grounds – as we do with our attendees of our special events like Jazz in the Garden, the Wild Game Dinner, Holiday Walk...and community events such as Hug the Hall.
If you are interested in using The Hall for a professional shoot please contact the sales and events office by calling (248) 364-6220.
- A signed contract must be executed between you and Meadow Brook Hall.
- All shoots must be prepaid.
- You must provide MBH with proof of liability insurance, or sign a waiver releasing MBH from liability.
- Photographers & videographers must be accompanied by a sales/event manager for the duration of their session.