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Wedding Blog: Big Trends in 2022

It’s no secret that 2022 is the biggest year for weddings in the U.S. since the early 1980s! From unique color palettes to weeklong parties, engaged couples—along with their families and friends—are ready to celebrate new marriages in a big way with their own unique style. Our latest blog post highlights a few of the latest & greatest wedding trends that our team is noticing this year!

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Yoga in the Garden

Breathe in and find your balance with Yoga in the Garden at Meadow Brook. We’re hosting several yoga classes this summer, so there are many opportunities to build your flexibility in an incredible setting

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Summer Touring

We’re open for summer touring! Visit us Fridays through Mondays from now until September, with a fascinating collection of tours. Plan your weekend with us! Book your tickets online in advance.

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Champagne Garden Tea

Enjoy a selection of stationed sweets and savories, tableside tea service and the opportunity to add on champagne. The event includes self-guided touring of the historic mansion, gardens and playhouses.

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Concert Series at the Great Estate

Get ready to swoon. Ben Sharkey will take the stage at Meadow Brook’s Garden Tent on Thursday, June 23 to kick off our exhilarating summer Concert Series. Perfectly fusing vintage old school cool and contemporary jazz, soul and pop energy and swagger, Ben Sharkey is a perpetual favorite performer at Meadow Brook. Book your tickets today!

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Spend your summer at Meadow Brook

The season will simmer when the Romanian all-female classical rock ensemble @Amadeus_quartet takes the stage at Meadow Brook—for the first time in the U.S.! Our full event lineup features a Champagne Garden Tea, Yoga in the Garden, a Concert Series featuring popular Metro Detroit musicians and a vibrant collection of tours.

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Amadeus at Meadow Brook

Visit Meadow Brook on August 4 to experience the electrifying U.S. debut of the all-female quartet Amadeus, the Romanian classical crossover ensemble.

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Garden Tea at Meadow Brook

Attend our Garden Tea and enjoy a selection of stationed sweets and savories, tableside tea service and a scavenger hunt during self-guided touring of the historic mansion, gardens and playhouses.

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Honoring Meadow Brook's Volunteers

It’s National Volunteer Week and we are so very grateful to the dedicated people who donate their time, energy and expertise to support Meadow Brook Hall. Without our hundreds of devoted volunteers, the interpretation and preservation of this remarkable National Historic Landmark would not be possible.

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Treat Mom to Meadow Brook

This Mother’s Day, Meadow Brook is celebrating mothers with two beautiful gift ideas – a Meadow Brook Membership and floral candle or an afternoon out with our elegant Pre-Mother’s Day Luncheon.

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Volunteer for Arbor Day

Meadow Brook Estate will be getting a little greener this Arbor Day, when volunteers gather to plant trees and remove invasive species as part of our Woodland Restoration Program. Join us for the community workday and help plant trees at 1 p.m. on Friday, April 29.

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Spring Events & Tours Lineup

Meadow Brook Hall will host a Pre-Mother’s Day Luncheon, several new dates for the ever-popular Downton Abbey-inspired Servant’s Life Tour, and will once again offer the Guided Behind-the-Scenes Tour on weekends.

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Hiring Open House on April 4

Meadow Brook Hall is hosting a hiring open house from 2-7 p.m. on Monday, April 4, for a wide variety of staff positions in our hospitality (guest-facing) and kitchen teams.

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Summer Art & Writing Camps

Let your child’s imagination soar at Meadow Brook this summer with our all-new Arts Camp! Joining our annual Writing Camps, creativity will abound at the Great Estate. Our two camps will offer something for young students of all ages, whether they are aspiring authors or love to play with paint.

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In Memory of Richard Wilson (1929-2022)

It is with great sadness that Meadow Brook Hall and Oakland University announces the passing of Richard Samuel Wilson, son of Matilda Dodge Wilson and Richard Wilson. Read more about his life here.

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Downton Abbey Inspired Servant's Life Tour

Explore the secret lives of the downstairs staff with Meadow Brook Hall’s Servant’s Life Tour, inspired by the popular show Downton Abbey.

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Now Hiring at Meadow Brook

Meadow Brook Hall is now hiring – with positions open for two new team members – a full-time Event Coordinator and part-time Marketing & Communications Assistant. We are seeking bright, creative and personable individuals to join our team.

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New! Flashlight Tours

See Meadow Brook Hall in a new light as its hidden details and exquisite craftsmanship are illuminated as never before with our all-new Flashlight Tours! On select Thursday evenings this February, you’re invited to embrace the darkness as your docent shines a light behind ropes, under tables and inside cabinets to highlight the secret spaces missed in the daylight.

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Wedding Blog: Meadow Brook's Grand Staircase was Built for Brides

With a history of hospitality, Meadow Brook Hall is Michigan’s most beautiful wedding venue. The entire estate was built with an eye for entertaining, from its 16 lush gardens to the two-story Gothic-inspired Ballroom. Today’s wedding blog highlights one of the most romantic features of the Great Estate — the Grand Staircase, which was built for brides.

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Valentine's Dinner at Meadow Brook

Be swept up in an evening of romance with an elegant Valentine’s Dinner at Meadow Brook Hall. This February 14, treat your sweetheart to an enchanting evening at The Great Estate featuring cocktails, strolling musicians, a three course meal and the chance to explore the historic mansion.

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It was a whirlwind holiday season – and now you’re engaged! Our experienced event specialists at Meadow Brook have pulled together their top 5 tips for newly engaged couples in our latest wedding blog.

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MotorCities Webinar on the Dodge Brothers features Meadow Brook's Curator

Join our curator Madelyn Rzadkowolski in the MotorCities At Home webinar, “The Dodge Brothers: The Men Behind the Myth.” The free event is this Wednesday, Oct. 27 at noon. Register today!

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Wedding Blog: The Perfect Wedding Ceremony Location

Finding the perfect wedding ceremony location sets the tone for your celebration, and is the backdrop for your forever photos.

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Fall Events at Meadow Brook

Thrill and chill to our spectacular fall events, featuring Dinner and a Movie nights, Mystery Dinners, the last Concert Series at the Great Estate and touring.

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Wedding Blog: How to Choose Your Wedding Menu

When it comes to wedding planning, today’s engaged couples have a lot on their plates. Today’s wedding blog takes readers on a delicious journey to choose the right wedding menu for your celebration.

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Dodge electric muscle car announcement video

Meadow Brook Hall was the historic setting for Dodge’s video announcement that it will make an all-electric muscle car by 2024.

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Wedding Blog: Friday or Sunday Weddings

Meadow Brook Hall’s wedding planning team has a tip to help get your wedding on the calendar—by booking a Friday or Sunday wedding! Our latest blog post shares why Friday and Sunday weddings may be the best wedding trend to emerge from the pandemic.

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Tour Meadow Brook Hall

We’re open for self-guided touring today, and are offering special tours this weekend that will take you behind-the-scenes or across our grounds for a day of adventure.

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Meadow Brook Land Statement

Alongside Oakland University, we are proud to share our Land Acknowledgement Statement. It is meant as a show of respect to Native peoples who have been historically marginalized from American institutions, politics and academic curriculums.

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Stoney Creek Questers Help Preserve Meadow Brook Artifacts

The preservation and interpretation of the estate and its collection is critical, and has received a much-needed helping hand from the Stoney Creek Questers, a local group of volunteers dedicated to keeping history alive.

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Meadow Brook Honored With Wedding Venue Awards

Meadow Brook Hall has a history of hospitality and our work hosting beautiful and meaningful weddings is an important part of who we are. We are so proud to once again be recognized by The Knot and Wedding Wire for 2021!

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Wedding Blog: Easy Like a Sunday Wedding

The coronavirus pandemic has created challenges and new opportunities for creative couples looking to wed – especially with the emerging trend for hosting weekday weddings and Sunday weddings! Read more in our newest wedding blog post!

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Forbes features new Bentley at Meadow Brook

As the seat of automotive aristocracy, Meadow Brook Hall was the perfect setting for a Forbes photoshoot featuring the 2020 Bentley Flying Spur. Read the full article here!

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Dodge Brothers feature story

Making headlines for over 100 years

Our team worked with the German publication on an extensive feature on the Dodge Brothers, their history and impact on the auto world.

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History at The Hall

Experience The hall from home

Meadow Brook Hall has launched a new series of digital stories to engage and inspire our communities from home. History at The Hall will provide resources, stories, virtual tours, behind-the-scenes anecdotes, inspiring quotes and more.

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The Dodge Family and the 1918 Pandemic, Part II

history at the hall video

In a follow up to Meadow Brook Hall Curator Madelyn Rzadkowolski’s 1918 Influenza Pandemic video, we learn about the death of John Dodge. In January 1920, the men behind the biggest car brands (Dodge Brothers, Ford, Olds, Chevrolet) gathered for the New York Auto Show with disastrous consequences.

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OU From Home Video

The wilsons and the founding of Oakland UNIVERSITY

In a special OU From Home video chat, Meadow Brook Curator Madelyn Rzadkowolski shares stories from the early days of OU, including Matilda’s nickname and student parties at The Hall.

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Volunteering at Meadow Brook

Make a big impact

Our corps of more than 330 volunteers work in a variety of areas, from the Garden Club to docents, hosts, the Squires men’s group and more. Their efforts make a big impact on this National Historic Landmark.

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The Dodge Family and the 1918 Pandemic, Part I

History at the hall video

Today’s COVID-19 pandemic bears a striking resemblance to the 1918 Influenza Pandemic that was incredibly contagious and deadly–and had a deep impact on the Dodge family.

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Meadow Brook Featured in USA Today

The grandest historic mansion in each state

A National Historic Landmark, Meadow Brook Hall is known for its grand scale and incredible Tudor-revival architecture. The historic home has been featured in a USA Today article.

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The Lost Painting Project

Bringing the mansion back to 1929 With art

Much of the Dodge and Wilson family’s original art now lives in collections around the world. The Lost Painting Project aims to create museum-quality replicas to hang in their original locations at The Hall.

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Happy 90 years to The Hall

We’re celebrating the 90th anniversary

It’s the 90th anniversary of the Wilson’s housewarming party at Meadow Brook Hall. The Hall is filled with stories to tell and moments to remember.

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