These are our favorite Mansion wedding venues in Michigan
From automotive estates that still hold some of the most lavish parties to haunted mansions downtown.
Michigan has mansions, estates, and manors that are the perfect venues to have your wedding at.
Get married at one of Michigan’s historic mansions
Wedding venues in Michigan come in all forms, but there is a small selection of elegant estates, mansions, and manors that you can have as a backdrop for your wedding. Through time, some of these properties fell into disrepair and then restored, while others found new life as restaurants, captivating museums, and revered historic landmarks. However, some of these mansions are finding new life as some of the most unique wedding venues.
Mansion in Michigan for your wedding venue
We’ll provide as much info below on each venue as we can as well as photo galleries, real weddings we’ve photographed, and even some of our favorite features that make each of these venues stand out.
Built by lumber baron David Whitney Jr. in 1894 as a private residence it’s now an upscale restaurant, bar, and perfect for wedding venues.
The Whitney mansion is one of those venues that we love to photograph. It’s highly versatile for weddings because you can rent a single floor, room, or the entire mansion for your wedding. The atmosphere is dark and moody, so it’s perfect for more dramatic photos while still showing the unique architecture of the space.
The cost of renting The Whitney varies depending on your food, beverage, floor reservation, and date but starts at $1500 for the ceremony site + $99/person for receptions.
Single-room reservation is available when paired with a 1st, 2nd, or 3rd-floor with a range of 70-300 guests.
On-site restaurant and bar. White/black linens, napkins, tables, chairs, flatware, glassware, and plates
Meadow Brook Hall
Built by the heiress of the Dodge family from 1926-1929 this Tudor revival mansion is a dream to get married at.
While some may call Medaow Brook Hall a mansion it is technically classified as a castle and the 4th largest historic mansion museum in the US. What we truly love about this venue is the pristine way in which everything has been preserved. From ceremonies in the garden to an elegant cocktail hour on the back side of the mansion weddings here are always so beautiful.
We suggest contacting Meadow Brook for detailed pricing as they do not list a starting price on their site.
Most of the weddings we have photographed here tend to be larger events of around 200 guests or more.
Indoor and outdoor ceremony sites as well as a heated/cooled covered reception site. Tables and chairs may be included with a tented reception.
Addison Oaks Buhl estate
The Buhl Estates is a romantic English Tudor-style mansion with the perfect garden for your ceremony.
We don’t know the detailed history of The Buhl Estate at Addison Oaks, but we assume it has something to do with the famous Buhl family. Who is known for their long-time involvement in Detroit and even serving as mayor for a short term. What we love about this venue is its dreamy landscape and beautiful ceremony location in the garden.
The Buhl Estate has a starting cost of around $7.5k + your desired food and beverage package.
The amount of guests that can attend a wedding here varies from 30-500.
Banquette room rental includes plates, glassware, silverware, set up, clean up, cake cutting, table skirting, white linen tablecloths, and napkins. The ceremony rental includes 250 Chairs, tables, changing rooms, and rehearsal.
The War Memorial
A perfect example of the auto and lumber barons of Michigan building exquisite mansions is The War Memorial.
The charm of The War Memorial is unparalleled. The entire grounds are perfectly manicured and something you might see in the Italian countryside. The interior is perfect for dark and moody portraits while the back lawn showcases the mansion’s Italian Renaissance facade. From getting ready to reception this space is one of the most beautiful around.
Depending on which section of the mansion and your food and beverage packages expect to spend between $9500-$27800 to have your wedding here.
The smallest space here can hold up to 125 guests while the largest room holds up to 300 guests.
Wedding reception packages include cocktail hour, hors-d’oeuvres, 4 hour deluxe bar, toasting wine for the head table, a 4-course meal, dinnerware, tables, chairs, and white linens.
Michigan’s very own French chateau in the countryside. The mansion is romantic, timeless, and modern which is sure to charm everyone.
Greencrest Manor is the project of lumber baron George R Burt. Over the years it has undergone many transformations but still holds the charm the Burt family originally built it to have. The space is unique in that it now operates as an upscale B&B and venue space.
To lease Greencrest Manor for your wedding you can expect to spend between $85k-$135k for either a single day or for the entire weekend.
This venue is ideal for weddings of up to 200 guests. With fewer guests, the grounds feel even more spacious and romantic.
The manor already comes wonderfully designed and comes with an in-house catering service to make any wedding experience unmatched.
Pine Knob Mansion
Built by Sidney Waldon his involvement in the Caddilac and Packard motor companies this mansion wedding venue is one of our favorite places to photograph.
From the mansion to the carriage house, Pine Knob has all the appeal of an English Manor in the countryside but right here in Michigan. The 850-acre grounds are as stunning as you can imagine as you will be whisked away to the incredible wedding you always wanted.
You can host your wedding at The Pine Knob mansion or carriage house for between $115-$120/per person depending on what day you host your event.
The Carriage House has a minimum guest count of 125 and a maximum of 280. While the Mansion has a minimum guest count of 100 and a maximum of 150.
The Mansion and Carriage house both include a 6-hour hall and patio rental, a 5.5-hour premium bar, a three-course dinner,
chairs, plate ware and linens, bridal room, shared garden space
Packard Proving Grounds
The proving grounds look to be a mansion out of Cotswold but in fact, it is just designed to be that way.
Designed by famed architects Albert Kahn and William Kapp by the Packard Motor Co. as an area to test and work on new cars. While the proving grounds are no longer used for its original purpose it has found a second life as a mansionesqu wedding venue in Michigan.
You can host your wedding at The Packard Proving Grounds for $7k/6 hours + $500/add hour
200-300 depending if you lease The Repair Garage or The Lodge Garage.
Included in the venue rental is the grounds for your event starting at 9 am, 24 60″ round and 20 6′ rectangle tables, a 1-hour rehersal, and prep kitch.