Along with sunshine and flowers, Meadow Brook Hall will welcome several special events and favorite tours to its lineup this spring and summer. The National Historic Landmark will host a season-full of fun with the elegant Pre-Mother’s Day Luncheon, scrumptious Champagne Garden Tea, an eclectic lineup of Detroit artists for the Concert Series, two electrifying performances by Amadeus, Yoga in the Garden and a lively collection of tours.
“With the warmer weather, we are very excited to welcome the community to the estate for our engaging collection of spring and summer events and tours,” said Shannon O’Berski, Director of External Relations. “It’s the perfect time to wander our gardens and experience Meadow Brook in a unique way, whether you’re interested in a night of music or yoga in a unique setting. There is something for everyone to enjoy here!”
Treat your mother to an exquisite three-course Pre-Mother’s Day luncheon. This lovely lunch will include wine service as well as live musical entertainment, a self-guided tour of the historic mansion and a flower for Mom. The event is set for Friday, May 5, in Meadow Brook’s beautiful Christopher Wren Dining Room. Tickets are $75 and are available at meadowbrookhall.org/mothersday.
The Champagne Garden Tea invites guests to enjoy a selection of stationed sweets, savories and tableside tea service – with the option to choose if you would like an alcohol add-on (2 servings of either champagne or house choice craft cocktail). The Garden Tea is set in the Garden Tent, followed by an interactive self-guided tour of The Hall, gardens, and playhouses. The event is set for Sunday, June 25. Tickets are $65 each or $75 with the alcohol add-on and are available at meadowbrookhall.org/gardentea.
Experience a beautiful yoga practice with us this summer at Meadow Brook. With several Yoga in the Rock Garden classes this summer, there are many opportunities to take a breath of fresh air and build your flexibility in an incredible setting. All levels are welcome to join this yoga class, which will focus on stretching and strengthening the body to release stress and rejuvenate. Event dates are Sunday July 16, July 23, Aug. 6 and 13. Tickets are $15 each and available at meadowbrookhall.org/yoga.
Bring a date, family or friends to enjoy live performances by some of Metro Detroit’s most talented musicians at Meadow Brook’s Concert Series. Come early to explore the grounds and bring your own picnic. This popular evening includes a cash bar, fun snacks, the option to purchase a boxed picnic dinner, self-guided touring of the historic mansion during the talent break, and takes place in our beautiful Garden Tent, rain or shine. Event dates are Thursday June 22, July 13 and 27 and Aug. 10. Tickets are $35 per concert and available at meadowbrookhall.org/concertseries.
Visit Meadow Brook to experience an electrifying performance by the all-female quartet Amadeus, the Romanian classical crossover ensemble. Enjoy complimentary snacks, a cash bar and self-guided touring of the estate during the talent break. Both of the show dates take place in our beautiful Garden Tent, rain or shine. Performances will take place on Wednesday, Aug. 2 and Thursday, Aug. 3. Tickets are $45 each and available at meadowbrookhall.org/amadeus.
Meadow Brook tours take visitors on a journey through time to learn about the historic mansion and the people who lived and worked there in the 20th century. Available tours include guided and self-guided house tours and guided behind-the-scenes tours. Visit meadowbrookhall.org/tours for more details and to book tickets!
Meadow Brook Hall is fully self-supporting, relying on touring and special events for the preservation and interpretation of this National Historic Landmark. For more information, call (248) 364-6200 or visit meadowbrookhall.org.
Meadow Brook Hall is the historic home built by one of the automotive aristocracy’s most remarkable women, Matilda Dodge Wilson, widow of auto pioneer John Dodge, and her second husband, Alfred Wilson. Constructed between 1926 and 1929, Meadow Brook Hall represents one of the finest examples of Tudor-revival style architecture in America, and is especially renowned for its superb craftsmanship, architectural detailing and grand scale of 88,000 square-feet. It was the center of a country estate that included 1,500 acres, numerous farm buildings, recreational facilities, several residences and formal gardens. Named a National Historic Landmark in 2012, Meadow Brook Hall strives to preserve and interpret its architecture, landscape, and fine and decorative art so that visitors may be entertained, educated and inspired by history. Meadow Brook Hall is located in Rochester, Mich. on the campus of Oakland University.