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Weddings at Meadow BrooK

We've impressed presidents, princes, movie stars and moguls. YOU AND YOUR WEDDING will get the same attention.

When Matilda Dodge Wilson built Meadow Brook Hall, she built it to entertain heads of state, captains of industry, and the cream of the social world. She personally supervised every detail of its construction and décor to make sure it would not disappoint. We adhere to those same rigorous standards today. Our spectacular indoor and outdoor spaces, our four-star cuisine, world-class service…Matilda would approve of all of them. Book your wedding at Meadow Brook Hall and here's what you can expect:
  • Great American Estate — Our historical legacy will amaze your guests. They will walk and dine among fine art, rare decorative arts and stunning architectural craftsmanship.
  • Exclusive Use — Our exclusive rental option guarantees privacy and intimacy along with the complete focus of our experienced staff.
  • Complimentary Tours Your guests may choose to take an informal tour of the home so they can see up close and personal how the automotive aristocracy truly lived.
  • Like No Other — Rest assured that your wedding at Meadow Brook will be like no other event you or your guests have experienced. Isn't that what it's all about?
  • Individualized Attention — Our priority is to ensure that you and your family are our guests. We take care of the details so you can relax and enjoy your celebration.
The revenue generated from your wedding helps to support the preservation and interpretation of this great American estate.


Join us on Wednesday, October 15 from 6- 8p.m. for a free bridal open house. Enjoy light refreshments and tours while talking with our wedding coordinators about hosting your wedding at The Hall. Reservations are not required. For more information email our coordinators at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 248.364.6220.



Contact us today to start planning your special celebration!

Visit our video gallery to see just how perfect a wedding at Meadow Brook Hall can be.


Special Features
Meadow Brook Hall's museum rental includes many special features:
  • unique setting allowing guests to stroll all public areas of the estate and gardens
  • exceptional dining and four-star, concierge-style management
  • white linen napkins, tablecloths (mid-length) and table skirting
  • elegant china, flatware and glass stemware
  • informal tour of The Hall for wedding guests during cocktail hour
  • complimentary services of our wedding coordinator including private consultation
  • one-hour rehearsal for those having their ceremony at The Hall
  • setup, breakdown and cleanup of all Meadow Brook Hall equipment
Kosher catering is available.

During the cocktail hour, we can provide, at your request, an informal tour to answer questions and offer interesting details about the rooms, art and architecture of Meadow Brook Hall. There are many fascinating stories and historical facts that will inform and charm your guests.

If you choose to have your ceremony at The Hall in one of our picturesque gardens or elegant ballroom, the museum rental charge also includes a one-hour rehearsal at a time that does not conflict with other events (time will be worked out with our catering sales manager).

Each vendor will have access to the tent and gardens 1-2 hours before your ceremony or reception begins to allow ample time for their individual deliveries and setup.
"You did an extraordinary job working with us over the last year to put together what was admittedly one of the most important days in our daughter's life. From the time we began the ceremony to the end of the last dance, things just happened as they were planned. A pretty amazing feat when it involves almost 200 people. The wedding far exceeded our expectations in this regard; and, I can honestly say, we wouldn't change a thing!"

- Rick Lee, Vice President, OnStar Corporation
Wedding Coordinator Services
The complimentary services of our wedding coordinator, including a private consultation. We recommend you meet with the wedding coordinator no less than three months prior to your wedding to ensure all details are cared for. This individualized attention assures you of the kind of communication that will make your wedding experience memorable and cherished.

You and the wedding coordinator will have the opportunity to discuss our exceptional wedding packages and the many embellishments available to you. As inspiration and originality remain important, we accommodate for creative freedom so your wedding will be a customized reflection of your personalities. We also work with top vendors in the industry to ensure the quality of service you receive is of the highest standard.
"It was our perfect day and you were the most lovely managers of events behind the scenes. Thank you for orchestrating the details, from the divine vegetarian menu to the organization of the ceremony. Thank you for all the ways you played a part in shaping our wedding day."

- The Rubrights
Costs
Pricing varies depending on the day of week and time of day. Of course, Saturday evenings command premium pricing. Estimated costs will be promptly provided for your review and approval.
"We wanted to thank you for all you did to ensure we had a fantastic wedding celebration. We considered it a perfect night from start to finish!"

- Steve and Kathy Bashor
Site-Visit Appointment
A walk-through of the mansion and grounds allows the bride, groom, parents and family members to visit The Hall and meet with our wedding coordinator. Together, you will explore all the possibilities and design a wedding that is uniquely suited to meet your individual needs and dreams. At that time, we will be happy to address any additional questions or concerns you may have. Site visits generally take about an hour.

Please contact our Event's Management Office at (248) 364-6220 to schedule your complimentary site-visit appointment.

We look forward to helping you create an unforgettable day!
"Dawn and I would like to express our thanks to you and your organization for the wonderful job you did in managing all of the million details it took to make our wedding at Meadow Brook Hall perfect in every way. Everything moved along effortlessly and smoothly; our guests were thrilled to be there, and we were delighted that everything went so well. Thanks again for being there for us, and if ever you need us for a reference we would be pleased to give you and Meadow Brook Hall our highest recommendation."

- The Butler's
Pegasus Garden
Traditionally known as the Breakfast Garden because of its location off the Breakfast Room, this formal garden is enclosed with brick walls and is one of our most popular spots for a wedding ceremony. The niche in the north wall contains a mythological sculpture called The Golden Fleece; and opposite, a curved stone bench provides a picturesque view of the garden and is a perfect spot for your musicians.

Created by Avard Fairbanks, the Colt Pegasus sculpture was first exhibited at the North American Flower Show in 1946. The sculpture came to the attention of Matilda Wilson who commissioned it to be cast in bronze and installed in the fountain making it a beautiful backdrop for a wedding ceremony.

The bridal party processes down the flagstone walkway from the Breakfast Room toward the Pegasus Fountain. The fountain will be on until the bride reaches her groom and the ceremony begins. White garden chairs are set theater style on either side of the walkway.

Rock Garden
A possible site for your wedding ceremony is the Rock Garden, a magnificent combination of open space, floral gardens, and old-world charm. The outcropping of sandstone rocks are carefully position onto the hillside, and planted into their crevices are cascading drifts of perennials, alpine species and dwarf conifers. The Rock Garden is bordered on one side with the original brick wall, gazebo and fountain and is both expansive and intimate depending on the setting you choose for you ceremony.

Garden Tent
For larger wedding receptions, the Garden Tent is available from mid May through mid October. Positioned on the expanse of lawn south of the Pegasus Garden, the majestic white tent has become Meadow Brook Hall's symbol of summer wedding magic.

The all weather structure is 60' x 120' and can accommodate up to 325 guests. A beautiful white pleated ceiling liner softens the atmosphere in the tent, while removable wall panels with French windows complete this lovely structure. The tent also features chandelier lighting that can be dimmed to a romantic glow for dinner and dancing. A brick walkway from the Loggia Terrace and hard floor surface in the tent ensure that ladies never have to walk in the grass in their designer shoes!

Ballroom
The Ballroom at Meadow Brook Hall is the perfect location for smaller, intimate indoor ceremonies and is used as the rain back-up site for outdoor wedding ceremonies. It seats 100 facing the fireplace or 150 facing the beautiful second story stained glass windows. The smaller wedding events (under 100) use the Ballroom for dancing after dinner in the Christopher Wren Dining Room.

Dining Room
With an indoor wedding, the dining experience takes place in the breathtaking Christopher Wren Dining Room. Giuseppe Corrado Parducci, the renowned Detroit sculptor, designed and articulated the elaborate plaster ceiling after 18th century designs by Christopher Wren, the champion of the Neo-Classical period. Though styled after the work of this architect, the final result is completely unique.

After mingling on the main level of Meadow Brook Hall during Cocktail Hour, dinner chimes will call your guests into the Christopher Wren dining room for a spectacular seated meal. The room can seat 100 guests, 94 in the main room and an additional 6 in the connected, chinoiserie-style Breakfast Nook. Your guests will be blown away by the intricate plaster ceiling, detailed woodwork, and sophistication of this room.

If your wedding has more than 100 guests, no problem! The Wilson's never limited a party, but built a house to accommodate all of their friends and family. Follow their example and spread your guests between the Library, Mr. and Mrs. Wilson's private studies, and the Sunporch; your guests will have an intimate meal and a different story to tell when everyone reconvenes. With an indoor wedding, the bride will follow the tradition of Frances Dodge and make her Grand Entrance down our stunning main staircase. Toasts and speeches will be given below, in the Great Hall, where your guests will be watching in awe.