Art, music and even murder will transform Meadow Brook Hall this fall, with a series of engaging autumn events. In addition to tours of the historic mansion and a chance to explore the Great Estate bursting with fall color, Meadow Brook will host the limited-run outdoor floral art exhibit Art in the Elements, the annual Wild Game Dinner & Auction, two Dinner and a Movie Nights, two Mystery Dinners and the final show for the Concert Series at the Great Estate.
Art in the Elements invites guests to stroll the woodland paths of The Great Estate for a limited outdoor art tour running Friday through Sunday, Sept. 10-12, that features dozens of large-scale floral art sculptures and displays. Or be the first to see the show at a special preview evening at 6 p.m. on Sept. 9, featuring a cash bar, live performances from Oakland University student musicians and a chance to meet the artists. Tickets are $25 each, or $20 for seniors 62 and older and $10 for children aged 6-12.
Meadow Brook’s annual Wild Game Dinner & Auction is more than a unique night out—it’s an evening with an impact. The biggest fundraiser of the year takes place at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 23 and features cocktails, “wild” cuisine, live music by Athens Creek and silent and live auctions all set against the most beautiful backdrop—Meadow Brook at sunset! Tickets are $150 each.
Film buffs are invited to a thrilling night out to watch a classic Alfred Hitchcock movie in Meadow Brook Hall’s historic Gothic-inspired Ballroom, while enjoying a casual three-course dinner and cash bar for Dinner and a Movie. “Vertigo” will be shown on Thursday, Oct. 7 and “Suspicion” is the feature for Thursday, October 14. Both events will run from 7-10 p.m. and tickets are $45 each.
The mysterious Meadow Brook comes alive for two evenings of magic and murder! Sleuths are invited to doll themselves up for an exclusive evening that includes a three-course meal, cocktails and a chance to solve a murder at a magic show. Featuring a team of players from The Murder Mystery Company, Meadow Brook’s Mystery Dinners will take place from 7-10 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 21 and 28. Tickets are $90 per person.
Round out the season with a vibrant evening at the Concert Series at the Great Estate. It’s the last show of the season, featuring live music by Parallel Fifth in Meadow Brook’s heated Garden Tent. The event takes place at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 29, and includes a cash bar. Tickets are $30 each.
Advance tickets are required for all events and are available online. Face masks are required inside Meadow Brook Hall and inside all buildings on Oakland University’s campus. For more information about events at Meadow Brook Hall, visit meadowbrookhall.org/events.
Meadow Brook Hall is fully self-supporting, relying on special events such as the annual Holiday Walk 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.