De Carlo Visitor Center

A New Era at Meadow Brook

Meadow Brook Hall is a venue for business events, weddings and celebrationsIt is an exciting time to be part of the Meadow Brook community! The long-awaited De Carlo Visitor Center will soon become a reality. Construction on the new building began in winter 2024 and will be completed in fall 2024.

With functional, modern and necessary facilities, this project will transform and dramatically enhance the visitor experience for every person who walks through our gates.

It will open up new avenues to share our story and history with special gallery space, educational programs and event opportunities for the community. In short, it will elevate everything we do.

Meadow Brook’s team works closely with the architect and construction teams to ensure the construction process will be completed discreetly and with a minimal disruption to estate activities.

There will never be active construction during private evening events and none of our historic buildings, beautiful gardens or event spaces will be impacted. Guests who self-park during events may see construction in parking lot spaces. For events with valet services, no construction will be visible to guests.

The Meadow Brook community is fortunate to have many dedicated supporters whose generosity has taken this project from dream to actuality. We are very grateful to the people who have supported our new De Carlo Visitor Center.

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De Carlo Visitor Center Project Overview

The new De Carlo Visitor Center will develop engaging new spaces and an exciting new look that will enable us to deliver dynamic educational programming and exhibitions, such as:

  • Welcome Gateway to greet guests
  • Diana and Ted Cunningham Orientation Gallery to tell engaging stories
  • Open-Air Plaza and Patio for gathering
  • Visitor Center filled with helpful services and modern amenities
  • Interactive exhibitions and gallery

Create Your Own Legacy Here

Meadow Brook is the home of visionary philanthropist and Oakland University founders Matilda Dodge Wilson and Alfred Wilson.

Today, Meadow Brook is a place to learn, connect and be inspired. With a vibrant collection of tours, events, programs and experiences, it is a vital part of the community.

Filled with rich history and unique educational opportunities, this National Historic Landmark is a rare and special place. Every gift makes an impact at Meadow Brook.

Create your own legacy here, while helping to preserve ours.

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Image Gallery

See De Carlo Visitor Center renderings, photos from philanthropic events and images of the construction as it progresses.




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