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Venues in Rochester, MI,
(248) 364-6202

About Us

The Great Estate is a world-class venue, providing a breathtaking backdrop for virtually any type of event, from corporate meetings and client appreciation parties to weddings and private celebrations. Our events team brings a premier touch to your experience, ensuring a tailor-made event that transitions seamlessly from planning to execution.

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.

The Great Estate 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. With 110 rooms and 88,000 square feet, Meadow Brook is the fourth largest historic home in the nation and the largest in the Midwest. Meadow Brook Hall is located in Rochester, Mich. on the campus of Oakland University.

Contact our team at [email protected] to coordiante a site visit!


Facilities and Capacity
Meadow Brook Hall offers both indoor and outdoor event spaces to suit weddings of every size and style. Meadow Brook Hall is a brick building with elegant gardens surrounding the estate. The gardens are often used for intimate ceremonies, or for an al fresco cocktail hour for smaller parties. The main level of Meadow Brook Hall features a spacious event room for mingling and enjoying cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Formal dining is typically hosted in the Christopher Wren Dining Room, which can seat up to 100 guests. The main dining space in the Christopher Wren Room can seat 94. An additional six guests, either the wedding party or select honored guests, can enjoy a more private experience in the adjacent Breakfast Nook. Guests will marvel at the plaster ceilings and detailed woodwork on the walls as they eat, drink, and enjoy your special day.

Our team creates custom experiences to create the wedding and reception of your dreams. We can host up to 300 guests for large celebrations or simply your nearest and dearest with our intimate wedding package. Visit our website for more details!


Services Offered
Meadow Brook Hall offers complimentary wedding coordinator services to ensure you can enjoy your wedding day stress-free. The wedding coordinator will meet with you in-person to familiarize themselves with your plan, coordinate with your vendors, and provide complete assistance on the big day to ensure everything flows seamlessly. Other rentals and services include:

  • Tables and chairs
  • White linen napkins
  • Mid-length tablecloths and skirts
  • China, flatware and glass stemware
  • Setup, breakdown, and cleanup of all decor items


Cuisine
Meadow Brook Hall has an onsite caterer to prepare an elegant wedding meal for any size group. They design custom menus using fresh, local ingredients including herbs from the Meadow Brook gardens. The culinary staff can accommodate vegetarian, vegan, Kosher, and other special dietary needs. White glove service is included.


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  • The venue is breath taking. Not one bad place to take a picture. Love that guest are able to tour mansion during cocktail hour. Gives you guest something to do rather than just normal wedding activities. It also helps that the mansion gives you a preferred vendors list of vendors that they have worked with in the past. This is how we found all the amazing vendors that made our wedding breath taking. You can use your own vendors, but i would highly recommend the ones that mansions gives you. They handle everything for you on the day of. They give you a wedding planner (we had alexis and she was unbelievable) and it made the day off so much less stressful for me. They work with the vendors for logistics and layout. They are organized and will work with you on any special request, but since it is a preserved museum it does make a few things difficult, such as no pictures in some areas and no hairspray in the get ready rooms (nothing major!). The food is out of this world. There was not on... Read more

    Frequently Asked Questions about Venue

    Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

    Yes

    How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

    8

    Describe your venue

    Historic Building, Mansion, Museum

    What kind of settings are available?

    Indoor, Covered Outdoor, Uncovered Outdoor

    Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

    Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party

    What event services do you offer?

    Event Planner, Event Rentals

    What event items are available?

    Chairs, Tables

    What food and beverage items are available?

    Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens

    What transportation and access is available?

    Parking, Shuttle, Valet, Wheelchair Access



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