Art, music and even mystery will transform Meadow Brook Hall this fall, with a series of fun fall events and tours.
Visitors will be enchanted with the colorful event lineup, from a gorgeous outdoor floral art exhibit to thrilling film screenings of classic films, Flashlight Tours, Mystery Dinners and so much more! All events take place at Meadow Brook Hall, the National Historic Landmark located on the campus of Oakland University.
Meadow Brook Fall Events
Art in the Elements invites guests to stroll the woodland paths of the Great Estate for a limited run floral exhibition. The year’s theme is “A Trip to the Movies,” which features large-scale outdoor floral displays and several interior displays inspired by Meadow Brook’s decorative arts, created by renowned floral artists from around the country. The preview evening on Thursday, Sept. 7, features a cash bar and chance to meet the artists. The tour runs Friday through Sunday, Sept. 8-10. Tickets are $25 each.
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. 14, and features cocktails, inventive “wild” cuisine, live music and silent and live auctions all set against the most beautiful backdrop—Meadow Brook at sunset! Tickets are $150 each.
Make your own set of pint glasses at the all new Glass Etching in the Garden hosted by Meadow Brook and Paint Creek Center for the Arts. Create a set of custom glasses to take home just in time for Oktoberfest. Ticket are $50 per person and $45 for Meadow Brook or Paint Creek members. Along with instruction and all supplies, this event will include light refreshments, a cash bar and the option to tour Meadow Brook’s grounds during the workshop.
See Meadow Brook in a new light as its hidden details and exquisite craftsmanship are illuminated as never before with our exciting Flashlight Tours. Your docent will show you behind ropes, under tables and inside cabinets to highlight the secret spaces you probably missed in the daylight. This is a unique and intimate experience, with only ten guests per tour. Tickets are $30 each and are available on select Tuesdays this fall.
Enjoy a movie night out! See thrilling classic films projected on the big screen in Meadow Brook Hall’s historic Gothic-inspired Ballroom, while enjoying a casual three-course dinner and cash bar for Dinner and a Movie. The first screening will be “Clue” on Wednesday, October 9. Followed by “Houdini” on Friday, November 3, and “Rear Window” shown on Thursday, Nov. 9. The movies will run from 7-9:30 p.m. and tickets are $50 each.
The plot thickens at Meadow Brook’s Mystery Dinners when a mysterious diamond has been stolen. Sleuths are invited to dress up and solve the puzzling who-done-it. The exclusive evening includes a three-course meal, cocktails and a chance to solve a mystery at the museum. 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. 19 and 26. Tickets are $125 per person.
We’ll cast a spell of fun with Meadow Brook Hall-oween. Children can explore the Great Estate in their Halloween costumes for Trick or Treating, beautiful fall scenery and even a seasonal craft in the Garden Tent. Cider and donuts will be provided. Hear stories of Halloween traditions past, see some of the costumes worn by the Dodge and Wilson family and learn local Halloween history! There will be three sessions of Hall-oween, from 10-12 p.m., 12-2 p.m. and from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 22. Tickets are $15 each and children 2 and under are free.
Advance tickets are required for all events and are available online. For more information about events at Meadow Brook Hall, visit meadowbrookhall.org/events.
Fall Tours & More
Book your visit for a tour this fall! 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. What will you discover this fall? Visit meadowbrookhall.org/tours for more details and to book tickets!
Meadow Brook Hall is fully self-supporting, relying on special events such as the annual Holidays at Meadow Brook 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.