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Find the Perfect Wedding Venue in Jackson, Michigan

Planning a wedding may start with the dress, but the next big decision is location. Jackson has many great venues to hold your wedding ceremony and reception. Whether it's spring, summer, winter or fall, your wedding will be perfect indoors or out. From the Rose Garden at Ella Sharp Park to the Cascades Manor House, weddings in Jackson are always a perfect fit. 

  • Ceremony 

    The ceremony should be unforgettable, yet fit just who you are. Looking for a historic church? Or is an outdoor wedding more your style?

  • Reception

    Need on-site catering? Or how about bartending services? Whether you need a venue for 50 or 500, we've got just the right venue for your reception. Try our handy search feature to get exactly what you want.

  • Honeymoon Suite

    Do you have lots of guests coming from out of town? Call us at (800) 245-5282 to book a block of hotel rooms to keep your guests comfortable. We can even provide maps and visitor's guides to your guests staying at the hotel.
    Looking for the honeymoon suite? Check out our Places to Stay to find just the right one. 

Wedding Venues

Art 634

(517) 745-3980
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634 N. Mechanic St.
Jackson, MI 49201

Art 634 The spirit has no limitations, so there is no limit to the types of creativity birthed and practiced at Art 634.  Music, dance, photography, painting, sculpture, jewelry, pottery and theater... » More Information

Hours

2nd Sunday Open House at ART 634
Every Sunday  Noon – 4pm

(Please see each boutiques listing for regular hours)

Meeting Facility Features
  • Multiple Rooms or Facilities
Event Capacity
  • 25
Art 634

The spirit has no limitations, so there is no limit to the types of creativity birthed and practiced at Art 634.  Music, dance, photography, painting, sculpture, jewelry, pottery and theater are all celebrated within the walls of ART 634.

Art 634 is proud to call an 1850's manufacturing facility home.  It was originally built as a wagon and carriage factory, adjacent to Michigan's First State Prison. The location afforded an abundance of workers and reasonable labor rates for the factory. Over the years it has been used for warehousing, trucking operations. and numerous illicit and illegal activities. Today it has been reborn as an industry of creativity.

The Art 634 logo incorporates the building's long history.  The circle of leaves represents the wagon wheel, fashioned out of leaves from the historical ginkgo tree directly to our east on Mechanic. With the name - Art 634, Center for the Creative Spirit.  The creative spirit has no limitations.

2nd Sunday of every month from 12 pm to 4 pm is a special event  featuring art, music, wine, food and camaraderie. Shop for all your gift needs for the coming month! Also don't miss the annual Fairy Festival in April which fills the building with magic and fun for the whole family.

Nearby restaurants include Schlenker's Sandwich Shop, Chilango's Mexican Grill and Anna's Gifts & Porch Cafe.

Art 634 has two unique rooms available for rent:  

  • ART 634 Classroom: Do you like to teach but lack the space and artistic atmosphere? Rent the ART 634 Classroom for $15 an hour and we’ll even help promote it. Text 517-745-3980.
  • ART 634 Back Gallery Space: Offering a unique atmosphere for exhibits. Text 517-745-3980.

ART 634 Tenants

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Airport Lanes & Saddle Saloon Banquet Center

(517) 783-2711
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3501 Wildwood Ave.
Jackson, MI 49202

Airport Lanes & Saddle Saloon Banquet Center Airport Lanes Bowling Center offers 60 elite bowling lanes for open bowling as well as leagues. The newly renovated Saddle Saloon Banquet Center, will seat up to 200 people, is available for... » More Information

Hours

See Website for Open Bowling Times.

Meeting Facility Features
  • On-site Catering Available
  • AV Equipment Available
  • Air Conditioned
  • Alcohol License Available
  • Alcohol or Bar Tending Services Available On-Site
Event Capacity
  • 200
Airport Lanes & Saddle Saloon Banquet Center

Airport Lanes Bowling Center offers 60 elite bowling lanes for open bowling as well as leagues.

The newly renovated Saddle Saloon Banquet Center, will seat up to 200 people, is available for corporate events, receptions and birthday parties. Their experienced party planners will assist you in every detail so your event is memorable. The facility is handicap accessible, as well as heated and air-conditioned. The center features a full service bar and a large stage for a band or DJ. They now offer buffets that can range from just appetizers to full entree buffets.

On-site bar Tamark's Lounge features full service bar with a wide screen TV to watch the game. Little Cesars Pizza Parlor on-site is also available for parties.

 

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Bella Notte Ristorante

(517) 782-5727
Website
137 W. Michigan Ave.
Jackson, MI 49201

Bella Notte Ristorante Locally owned and operated by Greg & Annette Walker, they offer you a warm atmosphere, a delicious, distinctive menu and daily specials. The extensive wine list will please the most... » More Information

Hours

Monday - Saturday  : 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Closed Sunday

Live Music - Thursday, Friday and Saturday

Meeting Facility Features
  • On-site Catering Available
  • AV Equipment Available
  • Air Conditioned
  • Alcohol License Available
  • Alcohol Permitted
  • Alcohol or Bar Tending Services Available On-Site
  • WiFi Available
  • Internet Available
  • Multiple Rooms or Facilities
Event Capacity
  • 450
Bella Notte Ristorante

Locally owned and operated by Greg & Annette Walker, they offer you a warm atmosphere, a delicious, distinctive menu and daily specials. The extensive wine list will please the most discriminating palate. The facility features private dining, intimate meeting rooms and banquet facilities for up to 250 guests. Live entertainment is available every Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Bella Notte Ristorante specializes in fine dining, catering, take-out orders and all types of business and/or personal banquets. Their four banquet rooms accommodate from 1 to 250 guests to meet all your special requirements. All their entrees are freshly made to order with the finest ingredients available. Menus change seasonally utilizing the best of seasonal ingredients.

This Commercial Italianate building in downtown Jackson once housed the Oppenheim's clothing store, originally an outlet for furniture built by inmates at the Jackson Prison. In the 1950's Oppenheim's was rebuilt in the Moderne style popular at the time. Sav-a-lot drug store operated here for many years. Now Bella Notte Ristorante resides in this building with an impressive two story interior, popular horseshoe-shaped bar and delicious Italian cuisine.

Large groups are welcome! Enough space for Bus parking and turn around.

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Brooklyn Presbyterian Church

(517) 592-2801
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160 N. Main St.
Brooklyn, MI 49230

Brooklyn Presbyterian Church Listed in the Michigan Historical registry, The First Presbyterian Church in Brooklyn was originally 40 x 60 feet in size, the church was a simple Greek Revival building with a square belfry.... » More Information

Hours

Sunday Services 8:30 and 10:30 AM

Brooklyn Presbyterian Church

Listed in the Michigan Historical registry, The First Presbyterian Church in Brooklyn was originally 40 x 60 feet in size, the church was a simple Greek Revival building with a square belfry. In 1901 a gabled entranceway was added and the church raised up on high stone foundation. The church building is the second oldest in Jackson County and a highlight of the Greater Irish Hills Historic Churches Driving Tour. Inside the church's Archives Alcove is a mini-museum in which the memories and artifacts of 170 years of service have been stored and displayed. 

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Calvary United Methodist Church

(517) 782-0543
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925 Backus
Jackson, MI 49202

Calvary United Methodist Church Calvary United Methodist Church is a welcoming and friendly church whose mission is: “We are called to grow in faith, to be a sign of God’s Kingdom.... » More Information

Hours

Sunday Services

Sunday School 9:30 AM

Worship 11:00 AM

Meeting Facility Features
  • AV Equipment Available
  • Air Conditioned
  • Multiple Rooms or Facilities
Event Capacity
  • 300
Calvary United Methodist Church

Calvary United Methodist Church is a welcoming and friendly church whose mission is: “We are called to grow in faith, to be a sign of God’s Kingdom.” Located at 925 Backus Street in Jackson, Michigan, Calvary works to accomplish its mission through classes and small groups designed to promote spiritual growth offered to the congregation as well as proactive outreach and partnership in its community. We are strong in mission giving, hands-on partnership with the local elementary school and serve meals to the local homeless shelter.

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Cascades Manor House

(517) 784-1500
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1970 Kibby Rd.
Jackson, MI 49203

Cascades Manor House Winner of the 2014 Jackson Magazine Reader's Choice for Best Banquet Facility Cascades Manor House offer a delicious selection on their extensive Sunday Brunch Buffet on holidays only. Reservations are... » More Information

Meeting Facility Features
  • On-site Catering Available
  • AV Equipment Available
  • Air Conditioned
  • Alcohol License Available
  • Alcohol Permitted
  • Alcohol or Bar Tending Services Available On-Site
  • WiFi Available
  • Multiple Rooms or Facilities
Event Capacity
  • 275
Cascades Manor House

Winner of the 2014 Jackson Magazine Reader's Choice for Best Banquet Facility

Cascades Manor House offer a delicious selection on their extensive Sunday Brunch Buffet on holidays only. Reservations are accepted, but not required. The private VIP room may be reserved for your party of 15-32. Treat your family to a special afternoon!

They specialize in Showers, Corporate Meetings, On-site Weddings and  Wedding Receptions, Service Clubs, Memorials, Special Events and Fabulous Sunday Brunch. Nestled in beautiful Cascades Falls Park of Jackson, Michigan, you'll find the elegant Cascades Manor House.  The perfect setting for your next occasion, The Cascades Manor house will impress your guests with stunning surroundings, impeccable service and delicious cuisine. They cordially invite you to relax and enjoy the charming atmosphere of the Cascades Manor House while their experienced, professional staff plan and coordinate your special event. Our scenic grounds and unique bridges create the perfect setting for any occasion. Your guests will enjoy a large dance floor, ample parking and our smoke free environment.  The Cascades Manor House has a long-term agreement with Jackson County Parks.  We are a nonprofit facility and our proceeds are directed to local parks improvement. We have seating for up to 300 and three private rooms to choose from.   We offer a full bar and equipment rentals to complete your event. Corporate events, showers, wedding receptions, memorial luncheons, retirement parties, your event will shine at Jackson's Original "Community Gathering Place." Call today to schedule your next event.  517-784-1500.

 

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Celebrations Wedding Chapel & Event Center

(517) 879-0370
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101 Main St.
Horton, MI 49246

Celebrations Wedding Chapel & Event Center Celebrate your wedding or special occasion in the romantic Wedding Chapel in our historic Victorian church just outside Jackson, MI. (Formerly Billingsgate restaurant)  Event Center for intimate gatherings accommodating... » More Information

Contact
Christine Tanier, Manager
Meeting Facility Features
  • Air Conditioned
  • Alcohol Permitted
  • Multiple Rooms or Facilities
Event Capacity
  • 50
Celebrations Wedding Chapel & Event Center

Celebrate your wedding or special occasion in the romantic Wedding Chapel in our historic Victorian church just outside Jackson, MI. (Formerly Billingsgate restaurant)  Event Center for intimate gatherings accommodating up to 50 guests. Kitchen facilities available for catered food or pot luck and alcohol is allowed.  Officiant on-site who will work with you to create the perfect ceremony.  Weddings, receptions, showers, birthdays, anniversaries, reunions, seminars, Holiday parties.  Come make your memories with us!

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Clark Lake Golf Course & Domenick’s Restaurant

(517) 592-6259
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5535 Wesch Rd.
Brooklyn, MI 49234

Clark Lake Golf Course & Domenick’s Restaurant Nestled between the lakes of Columbia and Clark Lake, lies Clark Lake Golf Course and Domenick's Restaurant. Family owned since 1948, this course offers the public 27 holes to golf. ... » More Information

Hours

Sunday - Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

Friday - Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

Course Information
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 73
  • Yardage: 6,632
  • Driving Range
  • Restaurant
Course Information
  • Holes: 9
  • Par: 35
  • Yardage: 2,996
  • Driving Range
  • Restaurant
Meeting Facility Features
  • On-site Catering Available
  • Air Conditioned
  • Alcohol License Available
  • Alcohol Permitted
  • Alcohol or Bar Tending Services Available On-Site
  • WiFi Available
  • Multiple Rooms or Facilities
Event Capacity
  • 150
Clark Lake Golf Course & Domenick’s Restaurant

Nestled between the lakes of Columbia and Clark Lake, lies Clark Lake Golf Course and Domenick's Restaurant. Family owned since 1948, this course offers the public 27 holes to golf. The North and South Courses are Michigan’s longest regulation blue tees, totaling 7,580 yards.

From the well maintained greens, to the beautiful timbers that line the inside walls of the restaurant there is so much to experience. As you walk through the door to the restaurant you're greeted with a friendly, upbeat atmosphere. Whether your looking for a great spot to sit and enjoy the game, or a quiet dinning experience with the family the clubhouse can accommodate your needs.

No event is too big or too small!  Clark Lake Golf course has banquet facilities, separate from the restaurant seating (max cap. 80), capable of accommodating 150, including golf outing, wedding, shower, company gathering, holiday party or any other special event. The banquet room has numerous windows providing a fabulous view of the original nine hole golf course.  All packages are customized to meet your specific needs.  Please call for more details regarding the banquet rooms. 

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Commonwealth Commerce Center

(517) 784-0059
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209 E. Michigan Ave.
Jackson, MI 49201

Commonwealth Commerce Center The Commonwealth Commerce Center’s 7, 000 square foot ballroom and Banquet facility on the first floor is available for both business and social events with seating up to 500. The Commonwealth... » More Information

Meeting Facility Features
  • On-site Catering Available
  • AV Equipment Available
  • Air Conditioned
  • Alcohol License Available
  • Alcohol Permitted
  • Alcohol or Bar Tending Services Available On-Site
  • WiFi Available
  • Internet Available
  • Multiple Rooms or Facilities
Event Capacity
  • 1100
Commonwealth Commerce Center

The Commonwealth Commerce Center’s 7, 000 square foot ballroom and Banquet facility on the first floor is available for both business and social events with seating up to 500.

The Commonwealth Commerce Center can accommodate many types of events, such as annual meetings, Conferences, Showers, Corporate Meetings, Rehearsal Dinners, On-site Weddings,  Wedding Receptions, Service Clubs, Memorials, and Special Events.

For smaller events and wedding receptions, our Atrium Ballroom boasts rich, warm color tones, has a beautiful oak bar, a premium hard wood floor, and dimmer lighting, which adds a touch of softness for any event. It’s a great for any event whether it’s corporate function or a special occasion; this room can meet your needs. Included in the rental is the Atrium/Patio area, with a view of downtown Jackson, also great for viewing the fireworks.
We also have available an optional dinner rehearsal room that’s seats 40 people, and a smaller kid’s room, both located within the room itself and included in the price of the room. The Atrium Ballroom can seat up to 200 people.

The EventSource is located on the first floor and offers a variety of services, great discounts, along with professional and unique services for all your corporate and banquet needs.

If you’re looking for corporate meeting space, we offer over 14 rooms that will accommodate many different sized events. Our professional staff will see to every detail. We have in house catering The building is handicap accessible, offers a smoke-free environment, and is monitored by on-site security guards. Over 1,200 parking spaces are available in our private lot.
 

 

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Concord Hills Golf Course

(517) 524-8337
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7331 Pulaski Rd.
Concord, MI 49237

Concord Hills Golf Course Concord Hills Golf Club in Concord, about 10 minutes off I-94 and west of Jackson is a William Newcomb championship design that has earned 3-1/2 stars from Golf Digest Places to... » More Information

Course Information
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Yardage: 6,422
  • Course Rating: 71.5
  • Driving Range
  • Restaurant
Meeting Facility Features
  • On-site Catering Available
  • Air Conditioned
  • Alcohol License Available
  • Alcohol Permitted
  • Alcohol or Bar Tending Services Available On-Site
  • WiFi Available
Event Capacity
  • 200
Concord Hills Golf Course

Concord Hills Golf Club in Concord, about 10 minutes off I-94 and west of Jackson is a William Newcomb championship design that has earned 3-1/2 stars from Golf Digest Places to Play. The course is situated along a varied topography with some significant elevation changes from tee to green. The beginning holes of each nine play along a level terrain before elevated tees and raised green complexes come into play. Throughout, the rye/bluegrass fairways are defined by mature pines, spruce and hardwoods, creating a mix of tight and fairly wide fairways.

Three sets of tees play to distances and slopes measuring 6,422 yards/125 slope, 6,116 yards/122 slope and 5104 from the forward sets with a 125 slope for the ladies. On property is a grass range and putting/chipping green. The clubhouse includes a small pro shop plus snack area with pizza, hot and cold sandwiches, plus a full bar menu. 

Golf Digest Places to Play Rating: 3.5 Stars

Concord Hills newly built banquet facility offers packages for weddings, showers, business meetings, golf outings, or any special event. Concord Hills banquet facility provides a beautiful, picturesque natural surrounding and is an ideal setting for any type of special occasion. Our banquet room comprises of floor-to-ceiling windows and a wrap-around balcony overlooking the golf course and can accomodate up to 200 guests for golf outings, meeting or banquets (150 to 170 guests for wedding receptions). Experience the breathtaking view of our rolling hills golf course.

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Dale Fisher Galleries of Fine Photography and Eyry of the Eagle Reception and Retreat Center

517-937-3883 or kim@EyryoftheEagle.com
Website
1916 Norvell Rd.
Grass Lake, MI 49240

Dale Fisher Galleries of Fine Photography and Eyry of the Eagle Reception and Retreat Center   Eyry of the Eagle Farm Wedding Reception and Retreat Center & Dale Fisher Galleries of Fine Photography From Rehearsal Dinner to Reception, The Eyry of the Eagle Farm is... » More Information

Contact
Kim
Hours

The center is open during normal businesses hours (M-F 9-5) and on weekends by appointment. It always best to call ahead.

Meeting Facility Features
  • On-site Catering Available
  • Air Conditioned
  • Multiple Rooms or Facilities
Event Capacity
  • 250
Dale Fisher Galleries of Fine Photography and Eyry of the Eagle Reception and Retreat Center

 

Eyry of the Eagle Farm Wedding Reception and Retreat Center & Dale Fisher Galleries of Fine Photography

From Rehearsal Dinner to Reception, The Eyry of the Eagle Farm is a special place for special occasions. This beautiful backdrop is the perfect location for wedding receptions and business events. The Eyry of the Eagle Farm features a modern reception hall, a charming 125-year old restored barn, wedding pergola, pond, windmill, wooded area, flower gardens and unique farm animals.

Located in Grass Lake, Michigan just west of Ann Arbor,
The Eyry of the Eagle Farm’s facilities are perfect for:

• Weddings
• Bridal & Baby Showers
• Graduation & Anniversary Parties
• Corporate Events & Meetings
• Company & Family Picnics
• Class Reunions

 

The Eyry of the Eagle Farm features


• Wings Gallery Reception Hall – 5000+ square feet with 40'x64' meeting/dining room-240 guest capacity
• Eagle's Nest Gallery-125-year-old barn-90 Guest capacity
• Wedding Ceremony Pergola with brick walkway
• Pergola
• 3-Acre pond with Windmill
• Flower Gardens
• Wooded areas
• Ball Field
• Unique Farm Animals
• Beautiful “Photo Opportunity” backdrops
• Galleries decorated with the photographic art of Dale Fisher

Wings Gallery Reception Hall
Fine Art Photography by Dale Fisher, special lighting, warm wall colors and tasteful window treatments re-enforce the feeling of being in a fine art gallery and create a natural backdrop for photographs.
• 5000 square feet with 40'x64' meeting/dining room,
• 240-Guest capacity
• Air-Conditioning
• Catering Kitchen
• Entry / Reception Room
• Bridal Suite

Eagles Nest Barn
This beautiful 125-year old restored barn is perfect for smaller gatherings or cocktails prior to a larger event. This cozy, rustic, fine art gallery and meeting reception area create an excellent atmosphere for parties, corporate events, rehearsal dinners and is available for the groomsmen to prepare for the wedding.
• 90-Guest capacity
• Catering kitchen
• Air-conditioned

 

Dale Fisher Galleries
All of the walls within the buildings of The Eyry of the Eagle Farm feature the fine art photography of Dale Fisher. During his 50+ year career and known for his “Eagle Eye” perspective, Working almost exclusively from a low-altitude helicopter,  Dale has been perfecting his art of creating images from a rarely seen perspective. His Galleries are filled with collections of art from the states of Michigan, Hawaii, Arizona, New York and many other areas; as well as, wildlife, nautical, landscape images for all four seasons.

Dale’s low-altitude, distinctive and personal, commercial photography transforms freeways, construction sites, farms and homes into works of fine art. These images have many business benefits, which include:
• Project Documentation
• Public Relations and Marketing Material
• Presentation images
• Website and social media photos
• Wall Hangings
• Client Gifts
• And Much more

The Eyry of the Eagle Farm is also home to the Michigan Center for the Photographic Arts, a non-profit 501(3)(c) organization that's main focus is to unleash the creative spirit in children through the art of photography.

A small sampling of Dale's art and information about upcoming events may be viewed at www.DaleFishePhoto.com. Call 517-522-3705 to schedule a tour of Dale Fisher’s Fine Art Galleries.
 

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Ella Sharp Park

(517) 788-4040
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3225 Fourth St.
Jackson, MI 49203

Ella Sharp Park This park currently features an eighteen-hole Golf Course & Learning Center, eighteen-hole miniature golf course, four tennis courts, two picnic... » More Information

Hours

Park: Daily 5 a.m.- 10 p.m.

Park Features
  • Flower Garden
  • Benches
  • Picnic Tables
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Grills
  • Playground Equipment
  • Basketball Courts
  • Baseball/ Softball Fields
  • Tennis Courts
  • Soccer Fields
  • Walking-Biking-Cross Country Skiing Trails
  • Swimming Pool
  • Golf Course & Golf Learning Center
  • Mini Golf Course
  • Winter Sledding
  • Fishing Site
  • Modern Restrooms
  • Portable Toilets
Ella Sharp Park

This park currently features an eighteen-hole Golf Course & Learning Center, eighteen-hole miniature golf course, four tennis courts, two picnic shelters, rose garden, Carter’s Corner Play Structure, two lighted softball fields, three regular softball fields, ten soccer fields, four baseball fields, one basketball court, playground areas, cross country ski trails, and the Ella Sharp Museum.

Mini-Golf (Putt-Putt)

  • Ella Sharp Park's 18-hole miniaturized golf course holds fun for everyone. The mini course is open 7 days a week. Please call for seasonal hours at 517-788-4696

Lighted Softball Fields

  • The park includes 2 full service fenced and lighted ball fields. Field #1 has a scorer's building while field #2 has a rain shelter.

Open Field Sports Area

  • The park includes 3 full size football fields, 3 softball fields, 4 full size soccer fields which can be used as 8 smaller fields.

Fishing Area

  • The park has a stretch along the banks of the Grand River which is available for fishing. The area is handicapped accessible and is located in the southeast portion of the park.

Paved and Unpaved Walking, Jogging, and Bike Trails

  • The park includes a 1 mile path that connects from Fourth Street with Museum and with the South Jackson Street entrance. In addition, the park also keeps some rough trails that meander through natural preservation areas in both the East and West sides of Fourth Street. These trails are ideal for walking, jogging, and cross country skiing. Cascades Cycling Trail Map

Tennis Courts

  • The park upkeeps 4 paved tennis courts on a first come first serve basis.

Basketball Court

  • The park upkeeps one basketball court located at the South Jackson Road entrance.

Playground Equipment

  • Includes Carter's Corner located across from the Ella Sharp Museum

Facility Rental

  • The Jackson Recreation Department will reserve either the Ella Sharp Park Rose Garden (near the entrance of Ella Sharp Park) or the Rotunda (across from the Museum) for your wedding. The Ella Sharp Park Carters Corner Picnic Pavilion or the West Picnic Pavilion are also available for rental. See Ella Sharp Museum for their Facility Rentals.

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Ella Sharp Museum

(517) 787-2320 
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3225 Fourth St.
Jackson, MI 49203

Ella Sharp Museum In 1912, Ella Sharp’s farm and home were willed to Jackson for the creation of a park and museum, which opened in 1965. The Ella Sharp Museum features an 1860&rsquo... » More Information

Hours

Tues, Wed, Fri & Sat. - 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Thurs - 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Sun and Mon - CLOSED

Public guided tours of Ella Sharp's 19th Century Hillside Farmhouse are at 11 a.m., 12:30, 2:00 and 3:00 p.m.

For group tour information please click here.

Meeting Facility Features
  • On-site Catering Available
  • AV Equipment Available
  • Air Conditioned
  • Alcohol License Available
  • Alcohol or Bar Tending Services Available On-Site
  • WiFi Available
  • Multiple Rooms or Facilities
Event Capacity
  • 300
Ella Sharp Museum

In 1912, Ella Sharp’s farm and home were willed to Jackson for the creation of a park and museum, which opened in 1965. The Ella Sharp Museum features an 1860’s log cabin, the Dibble one-room schoolhouse, country store, print shop, doctor’s office, wood shop and the Merriman Sharp Farmhouse.  The Ella Sharp Museum also houses six galleries including the Andrews Gallery of Wildlife Art, the Jackson History Gallery, a clock gallery and three galleries featuring traveling and “in house” exhibitions.

Thousands of visitors are drawn each year to Hillside Farm Lane for the Ella’s major festivals including Sugaring & Shearing (March), Fall Harvest Festival (October) and Art, Beer & Wine Festival (June) which will celebrate its 10th anniversary in June of 2014 and includes art vendors, Michigan wine and craft beer tastings. 

The Grand Community Room at the Ella Sharp Museum is the perfect place for your next grand event. The 3,000-square-foot room features an outdoor patio, catering kitchen, and stage to accommodate a wide variety of uses. A huge, arched window looks out onto the surrounding park and a mid-19th century log house. Consider Ella Sharp Museum for reunions, holiday parties, weddings, seminars, annual meetings and much more.

Group Tour Information

The Ella offers special programming options for groups of 15 or more. To schedule a group tour, please contact tour coordinator Emily Jarvi. Group tours must be scheduled two weeks in advance.

For your group’s visit, choose from three tour options, all lasting approximately three hours or create your own experience:

Option 1: Guided tour of Ella’s home, the Merriman-Sharp farmhouse; visit to the galleries; tour of the grounds featuring sculpture and historical buildings; free time

Option 2: Guided visit to the galleries; presentation on selected topic*; tour of the grounds featuring sculpture and historical buildings; free time

Option 3: Guided visit to the galleries; creative project; choose between tour of the grounds featuring sculpture and historical buildings or house tour; free time

*Choose from eight topics of interest in art and history relating to the museum’s collection. 

 

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First Baptist Church

(517) 784-3151
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201 S. Jackson St.
Jackson, MI 49201

First Baptist Church This was the first Baptist church established in Jackson. In 1834, thirteen Jackson pioneers established the Barry-Jackson Baptist Church in Sandstone Township. Five years later the Reverend David Hendee and seventeen... » More Information

Contact
Rev. Gretchen C. Sanewsky, Pastor
Hours

Office Open:
Mon: 8:00 pm - 12:00 pm
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tue - Fri: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

SUNDAY INFORMATION:
Worship Service - 9:45 am
Coffee and Donuts - 11:00 am
Sunday School & Adult Bible Study - 11:30 am-12:30 pm

First Baptist Church

This was the first Baptist church established in Jackson. In 1834, thirteen Jackson pioneers established the Barry-Jackson Baptist Church in Sandstone Township. Five years later the Reverend David Hendee and seventeen members of that church formed the First Baptist Church in Jackson. Meetings were held in several locations until 1868, when construction began on the present church. J. R. Lewis provided the plans and specifications for this Romanesque Revival-style structure. When a lack of funds resulted in repeated construction delays, "Uncle Ben" Mosher, a member of the building committee, agreed to erect the walls free if the materials were supplied. A donation from four church members in 1871 assured the structure's completion. The church was eventually dedicated on March 10, 1872.

Founded in 1839, First Baptist Church has been a vital presence of God’s hope and grace in downtown Jackson for more than 170 years. From the corner of South Jackson and Cortland Streets, the congregation continues to live this legacy through mission and outreach to the community. With about 190 members First Baptist is a place to be known by God and friends. 

Photos coutesy of First Baptist Church of Jackson.

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First Congregational Church

(517) 784-8577
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120 N. Jackson St.
Jackson, MI 49201

First Congregational Church This pre-Civil War building has a fascinating history that includes a well-documented story about adding a basement AFTER the structure had been in operation for several years. This monumental Romanesque... » More Information

Contact
Rev. Larry Hoxey
Hours

Office Open: 9 am - 2 pm weekdays

Sunday Services: 
8:30 am Faith Connections (Early Service)
10:00 am Sunday Service (Sanctuary)
10:00 am Sunday School

First Congregational Church

This pre-Civil War building has a fascinating history that includes a well-documented story about adding a basement AFTER the structure had been in operation for several years. This monumental Romanesque Revival church was erected in 1859 according to plans by architect Horatio N. White of Syracuse, New York. It is this congregation's third church. In 1871 the building was raised eight feet to accommodate lower-level classrooms. In September 1861, on the eve of departing for duty in the Civil War, the "Jackson Blair Cadets" and the Jackson County Rifles gathered with their families in the crowded sanctuary. At Detroit's Fort Wayne the troops joined the Eighth and Ninth Michigan infantries respectively. Beginning in the 1840s with the anti-slavery movement, the congregation actively participated in social reform--most notably the temperance and civil rights crusades. In 1987 the church was placed on the State Register of Historic Sites.

Photo Courtesy of Jackson District Library Archives.

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Gene Davis & Sons Banquet and Convention Center

(517) 789-8878
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3575 Francis St.
Jackson, MI 49203

Gene Davis & Sons Banquet and Convention Center Our Banquet and Convention Center located at 3575 Francis Street, Jackson, Michigan, offers ground level floor service with no steps or elevators, modern spacious restrooms, a drive up canopy for protection... » More Information

Meeting Facility Features
  • On-site Catering Available
  • Air Conditioned
  • Alcohol License Available
Event Capacity
  • 700
Gene Davis & Sons Banquet and Convention Center

Our Banquet and Convention Center located at 3575 Francis Street, Jackson, Michigan, offers ground level floor service with no steps or elevators, modern spacious restrooms, a drive up canopy for protection against Michigan's weather, zone heating and air conditioning, an elegant spacious lobby, portable bars and dance floors, a state of the art sound system with microphones, a smoke free atmosphere, ample lighted parking, handicap accessibity, all in addition to our FREE professional event planning and consultation.  Our Center is designed with one room large enough to handle 650 guests, or can be subdivided into 3 different size rooms, with one being small enough for as little as 20 guests.

It's great for conventions, weddings, birthdays, graduations, business meetings, baby showers, family reunions, or any other special event! The decor is elegant, the price is fair and reasonable.

Contact Us with any questions that you may have regarding renting our facility for your special event, or telephone Amy or Nick at (517) 789-8878 for more information.

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Hankerd Hills Golf Course & Restaurant

(517) 769-9156
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10251 Resort Rd.
Pleasant Lake, MI 49272

Hankerd Hills Golf Course & Restaurant Hankerd Hills Golf Course is located in Pleasant Lake, Michigan. We are proud to offer 27 holes featuring 3 unique nines for every level of player. The course offers a scenic layout... » More Information

Course Information
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Yardage: 6,426
  • Course Rating: 71.4
  • Driving Range
  • Restaurant
Course Information
  • Holes: 9
  • Par: 36
  • Yardage: 2,864
  • Driving Range
  • Restaurant
Meeting Facility Features
  • On-site Catering Available
  • AV Equipment Available
  • Air Conditioned
  • Alcohol or Bar Tending Services Available On-Site
  • WiFi Available
Event Capacity
  • 266
Hankerd Hills Golf Course & Restaurant

Hankerd Hills Golf Course is located in Pleasant Lake, Michigan. We are proud to offer 27 holes featuring 3 unique nines for every level of player. The course offers a scenic layout with Northern Michigan charm. A variety of bunkers, water hazards and narrow-driving holes await you.

The course also contains a full-service clubhouse which gives you the "Country Club" feel. There is a full-service restaurant open year round serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Our beautiful banquet facility overlooks the 9th, 10th and 18th holes and can accommodate groups of any size. Please contact us if you have any questions about our restaurant or would like to talk about hosting your next golf outing, banquet*, family reunion, wedding* or baby shower reception at our facility.

*Large banquets and receptions are only accepted durning the non-golf season.

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Hankerd Inn & Resort

(517) 769-6153
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10350 Hankerd Rd.
Pleasant Lake, MI 49272

Hankerd Inn & Resort Located in the scenic Pleasant Lake area. This resort offers 23 lovely bedrooms in three buildings adjacent to a 27-hole golf course, Hankerd Hills Golf Course. The Hankerd Inn is great... » More Information

Features
  • Complementary Breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Pets Allowed
  • Meeting Rooms
Meeting Facility Features
  • On-site Catering Available
  • Air Conditioned
  • Alcohol License Available
  • WiFi Available
Event Capacity
  • 50
Hankerd Inn & Resort

Located in the scenic Pleasant Lake area. This resort offers 23 lovely bedrooms in three buildings adjacent to a 27-hole golf course, Hankerd Hills Golf Course.

The Hankerd Inn is great for individual stays or retreats with more than 16,000 square feet including areas for quilting, scrapbooking and family reunions. The beautiful show kitchen is available for cooking demonstrations, while the art studio and retail shop are perfect for groups both staying the night or just passing through. By special arrangement, please encourage your group to use their imagination during a make & take craft activity.

The newest addition to this resort is a 3 bedroom lakefront property on Battesse Lake, just two miles away from the main property at 75 Indian Trail.

Dinner is available for all guests on site by special arrangement, however restaurants nearby include Hankerd Hills Golf Course Restaurant, Big Chuck's Pizza and Munith Cafe.

Features full breakfast, central air and a large room for meetings and receptions. Soaking tub and fireplace suites available.

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Hanover Horton Conklin Reed Organ & History Museum

(517) 563-8927
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101 Fairview St.
Hanover, MI 49241

Hanover Horton Conklin Reed Organ & History Museum The Lee Conklin Antique Reed Organ & History Museum proudly displays over 100 fully restored and working antique reed organs. Visitors to the museum are often treated to the beautiful sounds... » More Information

Hours

May - October: Sunday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
By appointment the rest of the week. 

Meeting Facility Features
  • Air Conditioned
  • Multiple Rooms or Facilities
Event Capacity
  • 44
Hanover Horton Conklin Reed Organ & History Museum

The Lee Conklin Antique Reed Organ & History Museum proudly displays over 100 fully restored and working antique reed organs. Visitors to the museum are often treated to the beautiful sounds of these antique instruments, as they are in playable condition. The collection includes parlor, cottage and church organs along with elegant rosewood melodeons, some dating as far back as the mid-1800’s. The historical collection includes a turn of the century classroom, barber shop, library, printing press and telephone switchboard. The museum building itself, once Hanover High School, was designated a Michigan Historical Site in 2000 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2013. The museum is owned and operated by the Hanover-Horton Area Historical Society. Special events include Rust N' Dust Days, Fourth of July Tractor Pulls and October Corn Mazes. 

The Heritage Park Event Center hosts monthly concerts called Bluegrass Bonanza and is also great place to hold your next gathering. Whether you are expecting a small crowd or a full house the event center can accommodate your needs. There are two rooms available. The small meeting room features a classroom style space that holds 44 people maximum and includes the use of the kitchen. The large meeting space is also available for rent and also includes the use of the kitchen. If you are interested in renting either room, please contact the Hanover-Horton Area Historical Society office at 517-563-8927.  There is NO Alcohol / NO Smoking policy for all of the Museum Buildings and Grounds.

Group tours are welcome.  The buildings and restrooms are handicapped accessible except for the 2nd floor of the museum. Please allow 1.5 hours for the tour. Please visit their website for more information on group tours.

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Hard Knock Grill

(517) 962-5451
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3705 Ann Arbor Rd.
Jackson, MI 49202

Hard Knock Grill Back in the day, a good stout knock meant I'm here, I'm hungry, and I'm thirsty! Let me in!!! So to this day, The Hard Knock... » More Information

Hours

Monday - Thursday: 11:00am to 10:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 11:00am to midnight
Sunday: 11:00am to 8:00pm
Live Music Friday & Saturday!

Meeting Facility Features
  • On-site Catering Available
  • AV Equipment Available
  • Air Conditioned
  • Alcohol License Available
  • Alcohol or Bar Tending Services Available On-Site
  • WiFi Available
Event Capacity
  • 350
Hard Knock Grill

Back in the day, a good stout knock meant I'm here, I'm hungry, and I'm thirsty! Let me in!!! So to this day, The Hard Knock Grill is the place to go for good food, good drink and a fun time!

A family-run establishment with over 30 years experience, the Hard Knock Grill offers an extensive menu and banquet facilities to Jackson, MI.
Sunday Brunch Buffet from 9am to 2pm, including French Toast, Fresh Made Waffles, Omelettes to Order, Roast Beef, Salad, Veggies and much more! Large groups are welcome! Please call 2 weeks advance. Bus parking available.

  • Great Prices & A Super Friendly, Helpful Staff.
  • Great Burgers, Steaks, BBQ Ribs & Fish!
  • Great Lunch & Dinner Specials, including many American Comfort Food Classics!
  • A VERY Well Stocked 72 Foot Bar & 10 Beers on Tap!
  • 8 TV's INCLUDING a 100 Inch Projection Screen!
  • Live Music on Friday & Saturdays!

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Hugo’s Bar & Grill

(517) 917-0047
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501 Longfellow Ave.
Jackson, MI 49202

Hugo’s Bar & Grill Hugo's Bar & Grill is a locally owned and operated restaurant, serving excellent food and family fun to the Jackson, MI community.  All of our menu items are... » More Information

Hours

Monday: 11 am - 9 pm
Tuesday: 11am -9 pm *Psychic Night 4-9pm*
Wednesday: 11am-9pm
Thursday: 11am-9pm
Friday: 11am-11pm
Saturday: 11am-11pm
Sunday: CLOSED

Meeting Facility Features
  • On-site Catering Available
  • Air Conditioned
  • Alcohol License Available
  • Alcohol Permitted
  • Alcohol or Bar Tending Services Available On-Site
  • WiFi Available
Event Capacity
  • 250
Hugo’s Bar & Grill

Hugo's Bar & Grill is a locally owned and operated restaurant, serving excellent food and family fun to the Jackson, MI community.  All of our menu items are made from scratch, including secret, authentic family recipes that are sure to satisfy your tastebuds. Our landmark restaurant was named Jackson Small Business of the Year in 2005 for our dedication to the community and excellent quality service.

Hugo's Bar & Grill serves exceptional American foods, as well as Italian and Mexican dishes to the community of Jackson, MI.  For over 8 years, chef and owner Hugo Gamez utilizes his Mexican-style cooking to put a unique spin on everyday American foods.  From pastas and salads to steak and potatoes, we guarantee you'll come back for more!

About Our Bar & Grill:

  • Family dining
  • Full-service, casual bar
  • Banquet rooms
  • Catering services - on-site and off-site
  • TVs in every booth
  • Buzztime Trivia - play games with restaurants around the world!

Hugo's Bar & Grill offers catering and banquet services for all of your special event needs to the Jackson, MI community.  Our staff will accommodate your event's specific needs, to ensure your social gathering is memorable. We offer both on-site and off-site catering, and can seat up to 250 people in our banquet rooms. We are proud to carry the lowest prices in town, yet have one of the highest standards of food quality and customer service.

Catering and Banquet Services:

  •     Wedding receptions
  •     Showers
  •     Retirement parties
  •     Business meetings
  •     Birthday parties
  •     Anniversaries
  •     Post-funeral gatherings
  •     Full-service bar
  •     On-site catering
  •     Off-site catering

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Holiday Inn Jackson NW

(517) 789-9600
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2696 Bob McClain Dr.
Jackson, MI 49202

Holiday Inn Jackson NW Welcome to the Holiday Inn NW - Jackson's only full-service hotel. Kem's Restaurant onsite offers breakfast and dinner daily.... » More Information

Hours

Dinner Hours: 5-10pm
Bar Hours: 5-12pm w/ room service available from 5-10pm
Breakfast Hours: 6-10am w/ room service available

Features
  • Whirlpool Rooms
  • Pool
  • Exercise Facility
  • Barrier Free
  • Restaurant
  • Lounge
  • Meeting Rooms
Meeting Facility Features
  • On-site Catering Available
  • AV Equipment Available
  • Air Conditioned
  • Alcohol or Bar Tending Services Available On-Site
  • WiFi Available
  • Internet Available
  • Multiple Rooms or Facilities
Event Capacity
  • 120
Holiday Inn Jackson NW

Welcome to the Holiday Inn NW - Jackson's only full-service hotel. Kem's Restaurant onsite offers breakfast and dinner daily. Our 99 elegantly appointed guest rooms feature microwave and refrigerator, 32 inch HDTV and complimentary wireless Internet. Accommodations available in our conference center for meetings up to 120 people and an indoor pool with a kid friendly water feature.

Download the Meeting and Banquet Facility Guide.

Nearby restaurants include a variety of fast food places, Denny'sLonestar Steakhouse, Olive Garden and Culver's.

 

Michigan International Speedway 2014 Race Availability

June & August - Sold Out

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The Hunt Club

(517) 782-0375
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1514 Daniel St.
Jackson, MI 49202

The Hunt Club Great sports bar over 40 TV's. Seating 399, large groups welcome. Game room for children. Two areas to book for private parties.

Hours

Mon - Wed: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thu - Sat: 11:00 am - 12:30 am
Sun: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm

Meeting Facility Features
  • On-site Catering Available
  • Air Conditioned
  • Alcohol License Available
  • Alcohol Permitted
  • Alcohol or Bar Tending Services Available On-Site
  • WiFi Available
Event Capacity
  • 85
The Hunt Club

Great sports bar over 40 TV's. Seating 399, large groups welcome. Game room for children. Two areas to book for private parties.

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Jackson Coolidge Masonic Temple

517-764-9962
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355 Napoleon Rd.
Michigan Center, MI 49254

Jackson Coolidge Masonic Temple Jackson Coolidge Masonic Temple is available for Weddings and Receptions, Graduation, Birthday, Christmas, Baby Shower, etc. Table, Chair & Hall Information 39 ea.  -  Tables, 8 ft. by 30 in. 16 ea.... » More Information

Meeting Facility Features
  • Air Conditioned
Event Capacity
  • 250
Jackson Coolidge Masonic Temple

Jackson Coolidge Masonic Temple is available for Weddings and Receptions, Graduation, Birthday, Christmas, Baby Shower, etc.

Table, Chair & Hall Information

39 ea.  -  Tables, 8 ft. by 30 in.
16 ea.  -  Tables, Round 48”
300 ea.  -  Folding Chairs
Dining Room Size is 48’ by 79’ with 15’ by 45’ Foyer
Men’s Restroom & Women’s Restroom 
Air Conditioned
Commercial Refrigerator comes with Dining Hall Rental, use of the Gas Stove is extra. Kitchen is Health Dept. Certified.

For reservations or to view the hall call: (517) 764-9962 Hall is available for viewing with appointment every Friday, from 1 - 3 p.m.

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Jackson County Courthouse

(517) 788-4245
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312 S. Jackson St.
Jackson, MI 49201

Jackson County Courthouse The Jackson County Courthouse, located at Jackson and Wesley Streets, was constructed in 1927-28 as the Elk's Temple.  It was a very elaborate lodge and a center of... » More Information

Jackson County Courthouse

The Jackson County Courthouse, located at Jackson and Wesley Streets, was constructed in 1927-28 as the Elk's Temple.  It was a very elaborate lodge and a center of recreational activity for several years.  The Jackson Elks spared no expense when building their new headquarters which included a swimming pool, auditorium, Spanish-decor restaurant and cafeteria, rooms for visiting Elks, handball courts, bowling alley, Turkish bath, barber shop and beauty parlor, and eight shops.  When the Depression hit a few years later, they couldn’t make the payments, so they returned to their former hall at 310 Mechanic.   In 1935, it was purchased by the county from the bond holders for a total of $27,000, which included $17,500 in delinquent taxes. It was remodeled for cost of $360,000, and occupied by the county in the spring of 1937.  Since then, it has served as the seat of government for the County of Jackson.

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Jackson County Fairgrounds & American One Fair Events Center

(517) 788-4405
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200 W. Ganson
Jackson, MI 49201

Jackson County Fairgrounds & American One Fair Events Center No matter the time of the year, there’s always something exciting happening at the Jackson County Fairgrounds. The Fairgrounds are home to the area’s most exciting... » More Information

Meeting Facility Features
  • Air Conditioned
  • Alcohol Permitted
  • Multiple Rooms or Facilities
Event Capacity
  • 1000
Jackson County Fairgrounds & American One Fair Events Center

No matter the time of the year, there’s always something exciting happening at the Jackson County Fairgrounds. The Fairgrounds are home to the area’s most exciting events including the Jackson County Fair, Southern Michigan Winter Beer Fest, Rockapalooza and Jackson Nite Lites.

To host the perfect event, the key is location, lacation, location and that location is here! The fairground has plenty of rental space available for events. Whether you’re planning a party for a few dozen or a gala event for a few hundred, this is the place for your ultimate trade show, reception, party, reunion or other event.

To suit your needs, we have two unique indoor facilities. First, the Blackstone Activity Park seats up to 140 guests and is equipped with tables and chairs. Located at 800 N. Blackstone St., Blackstone Activity Park is a favorite choice for wedding receptions, reunions, anniversary, graduation and birthday parties. This building has a working bar and a holding kitchen with a refrigerator, although there is no cook stove.

Our other facility is the 14,000-square-foot American 1 Event Center, which is perfect for large events, holding up to 1,000 people. Give your trade show, wedding reception or other festivities that “wow” factor by hosting it in one of Jackson County’s most desirable locations. The American 1 Event Center has a fully-equipped holding/catering kitchen with a commercial refrigerator and freezer, commercial sinks and plenty of counter space, along with a serving window. You must arrange for the rental of tables and chairs at this facility.

The Blackstone Activity Park and American 1 Event Center feature stocked bathrooms and trash can liners. Dumpsters are available at both buildings.

For rental information, please call (517) 788-4405.

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Jackson Symphony Orchestra

(517) 782-3221
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215 W. Michigan Ave.
Jackson, MI 49201

Jackson Symphony Orchestra The Jackson Symphony Orchestra has a rich and vibrant history serving the Jackson area for over 60 years. Our mission is to add value, joy and enrichment to the lives of... » More Information

Meeting Facility Features
  • AV Equipment Available
  • Air Conditioned
  • WiFi Available
  • Internet Available
  • Multiple Rooms or Facilities
Event Capacity
  • 200
Jackson Symphony Orchestra

The Jackson Symphony Orchestra has a rich and vibrant history serving the Jackson area for over 60 years. Our mission is to add value, joy and enrichment to the lives of all Jackson area residents through music. The Jackson Symphony strives to impact the lives of everyone in the community either directly through performances and education programs or indirectly by offering positive programs and arts support in collaboration with community agencies, educators and other arts organizations. Conductor: Stephen Osmond

The Jackson Youth Symphony Orchestra is a full symphonic orchestra open to high school aged and younger musicians from Jackson and the surrounding area. The orchestra performs pieces from the standard classical repertoire along with modern works and “pops” pieces. Their season runs from September to May, with concert performances four times each season. Conductor: David Schultz. 

Most Jackson Symphony Orchestra series concerts are held at Jackson College’s world-class Music Hall at the Potter Center.

Other music events, from quartets to cabarets, are often held at Jackson Symphony Orchestra's Performing Arts Center at 215 W. Michigan Ave. This facility is also available for rental for weddings and other corporate events with a capacity of 200.

 

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Michigan International Speedway (MIS)

(800) 354-1010
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12626 US 12
Brooklyn, MI 49230

Michigan International Speedway (MIS) Nestled in the scenic countryside of Irish Hills is one of the largest motor speedways in the United States. MIS features NASCAR sanctioned auto racing on its two-mile oval track... » More Information

Meeting Facility Features
  • On-site Catering Available
  • AV Equipment Available
  • Air Conditioned
  • Alcohol License Available
  • Alcohol Permitted
  • Alcohol or Bar Tending Services Available On-Site
  • WiFi Available
  • Internet Available
  • Multiple Rooms or Facilities
Event Capacity
  • 350
Michigan International Speedway (MIS)

Nestled in the scenic countryside of Irish Hills is one of the largest motor speedways in the United States. MIS features NASCAR sanctioned auto racing on its two-mile oval track in June and August. It is the home of the state's largest single-day, paid-admission sporting events since 1991. The 1,400-acre track has a seating capacity of 72,000 in its main grandstands. Spectator capacity in the infield and outfield areas is over 100,000. After more than 38 years of improvements and updates, Michigan International Speedway is considered one of the country’s premier racing facilities, known as the fastest track in NASCAR. Michigan International Speedway is also host to the Michigan Wine and Beer Fest in May Presented by Experience Jackson, Faster Horses Music Festival and Tough Mudder. Follow them on Twitter @MISpeedway

Michigan International Speedway is ideal for automotive research and development, track rentals, corporate retreats, catered affairs, receptions and other social events. Event packages are also available. Off season tours are also available for any non-event weekend and are managed by MIS Cares. To learn more, call (517) 592-6666.

Venue and Capacity
Champions Club - 350
Michigan Room - 150
Infield Suites - 15-60
Media Center Deadline Room - 135
Media Center Cafeteria - 52

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Michigan Theatre

(517) 783-0962
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124 N. Mechanic St.
Jackson, MI 49201

Michigan Theatre The Michigan Theatre was the last and largest theater to be built in downtown Jackson, opening in 1930. Now a nonprofit organization, the Michigan Theatre of Jackson Inc., is working to... » More Information

Hours

Group tours of the Michigan Theatre are available by appointment please email Steve Tucker to schedule a tour. 

Meeting Facility Features
  • On-site Catering Available
  • AV Equipment Available
  • Air Conditioned
  • Alcohol License Available
  • Alcohol Permitted
  • Alcohol or Bar Tending Services Available On-Site
  • WiFi Available
  • Internet Available
  • Multiple Rooms or Facilities
Event Capacity
  • 1400
Michigan Theatre

The Michigan Theatre was the last and largest theater to be built in downtown Jackson, opening in 1930. Now a nonprofit organization, the Michigan Theatre of Jackson Inc., is working to restore the theater to its original luster. It was originally built in Spanish Renaissance style with an ornate polychrome terra cotta façade, carved walnut furniture, plush carpeting, heavy damask draperies, and stained-glass light fixtures. The Michigan Theatre is considered one of the most splendid theaters in the state. Their mission is to provide today's entertainment in an incredible historic venue. Events include kids movies and classic films, as well as live entertainment.

The Michigan Theatre is the first stop for on the Historic Prison Tours offered by Jackson Journey's. 

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Potter Center at Jackson College

(888) 522-7344
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2111 Emmons Rd.
Jackson, MI 49201

More than 150 cultural events are showcased annually in the Potter Center, including Broadway productions, national and international touring shows, local community groups, in-school productions and visiting performers. The Potter Center... » More Information

Meeting Facility Features
  • On-site Catering Available
  • AV Equipment Available
  • Air Conditioned
  • Alcohol License Available
  • Alcohol Permitted
  • Alcohol or Bar Tending Services Available On-Site
  • WiFi Available
  • Internet Available
  • Multiple Rooms or Facilities
Event Capacity
  • 1549

More than 150 cultural events are showcased annually in the Potter Center, including Broadway productions, national and international touring shows, local community groups, in-school productions and visiting performers. The Potter Center houses three theaters: Ruth M. Day Theatre, Michael Baughman Theater and the Harold V. Sheffer Music Hall. The campus complex has enjoyed national attention after more than 30 years of welcoming familiar stars and outstanding productions to the campus. A great public outdoor sculpture, Victory Reconstructed, can be seen from the top floors of the building.

The Hugh Federer Rooms

The Federer Rooms are a complex of seminar & meeting rooms that are centrally located on the first floor of Potter Center. These rooms provide ideal facilities for the accommodation of meetings, seminars, luncheons, films, etc. Food arrangements are made through Continental Services Catering at 517.783.1521. For more information on the Federer Rooms, please contact the Cultural Affairs Office at 517.796.8473.

Michael Baughman Theatre

The Baughman Theatre seats a total of 403 persons, including 10 wheelchair spaces. 

Harold Sheffer Music Hall

This spacious grand concert hall/theatre seats 1,549 patrons, including 20 wheelchair patrons. 

Ruth Day Theatre

 The Ruth M. Day Theatre is a multiple form, experimental theatre. By incorporating fixed seating on eight movable units, the theatre can be fashioned into four standard staging configurations: Arena, Thrust, Center Aisle and Proscenium. The seating capacity of Day Theatre varies but generally seats 104 to 184 persons.


Robert Snyder Dining Room

Located on the first floor of Potter Center is the Robert Snyder Dining Room which can comfortably accommodate 200-250 person. Recently renovated, this is an excellent facility for wedding receptions, banquets and other special events. Food service arrangements are made through the catering service on campus, Continental Services. They offer a complete line of menus ranging from hors d'oeuvre receptions to buffets to sit-down dinners. Managers may be reached at 517.783.1521 or by e-mail at JCC_FoodServices@jccmi.edu. Reservations can be made up to a year in advance. For more information on the Dining Room, please contact the Cultural Affairs Office at 517.796.8473.

Victory Reconstructed, by Richard Hunt, corten steel, 1995, Jackson College

Victory Reconstructed, much like Summer Night Tree, is an abstract and non-representational sculpture fabricated in Michigan at K & M Machine Fabricating in Cassopolis, where many works by Hunt and other contemporary sculptors are enlarged. Hunt's work is in many important public and private collections across the United States and it has even been included in a temporary exhibition on the lawn of the White House in Washington. Like many of Hunt’s statuary, Victory Reconstruction is based on figures of the ancient Greek goddess of victory, Nike. The abstract construction for Jackson College is larger and more simplified than his earlier work. The sculpture fits nicely into its setting and people are able to see it from several different levels, from the ground as well as from the top floors of the Potter Center for the Performing Arts.

For more information on the public sculpture of Jackson visit the Ella Sharp Museum at http://www.ellasharp.org/our-outdoor-sculpture.html.

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Rando Activity Center

(517) 768-2255
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3055 Shirley Dr.
Jackson, MI 49201

The Rando Activity Center (The RAC) is Jackson's only multi-purpose sports facility. The gym offers 16,000 square feet of clear space for a variety of activities.  The facility... » More Information

Event Capacity
  • 800

The Rando Activity Center (The RAC) is Jackson's only multi-purpose sports facility. The gym offers 16,000 square feet of clear space for a variety of activities.  The facility is ideal for basketball, volleyball, soccer, tournaments, camps, martial arts, wedding receptions, reunions & birthday parties. Three full size basketball courts, three full size volleyball courts, aerobic and martial arts area,  fitness center with free weights, cardio equipment, workout machines, and locker rooms with showers available. Indoor baseball, softball and tennis clinics are also offered. 

The RAC hosts girls/boys basketball tournaments almost every weekend and offers several leagues and instructional camps/clinics throughout the year to improve the individual athletes game. The RAC attracts some of the top AAU basketball players and teams in the state. Personal training is also available upon request for Basketball, Volleyball, Soccer and Softball.

BANQUETS, DANCES & WEDDING RECEPTIONS
The RAC is available for banquets, dances, reunions, wedding receptions and holiday parties.  The RAC has 16,000 square feet of floor space and can accommodate groups of up to 800 people.  The RAC also can accommodate smaller groups by partitioning off areas. The RAC has a food court and kitchen area that caterers may serve from.  All caterers must be licensed.

 

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Sandhill Crane Vineyards and Cafe

(517) 764-0679
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4724 Walz Rd.
Jackson, MI 49201

Sandhill Crane Vineyards and Cafe Winner of the 2014 Jackson Magazine Reader's Choice for Best Winery Sandhill Crane Vineyards is an award-winning winery and tasting room featuring a wide range of wines made onsite using... » More Information

Hours

Monday - Saturday 11-6
Sunday 12-6
Closed Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day

Meeting Facility Features
  • On-site Catering Available
  • Air Conditioned
  • Alcohol License Available
  • WiFi Available
  • Internet Available
  • Multiple Rooms or Facilities
Event Capacity
  • 72
Sandhill Crane Vineyards and Cafe

Winner of the 2014 Jackson Magazine Reader's Choice for Best Winery

Sandhill Crane Vineyards is an award-winning winery and tasting room featuring a wide range of wines made onsite using only local ingredients. 

The new café at Sandhill Crane Vineyards features farm-to-table comfort food – soups, salads, sandwiches, and desserts. Many of the foods are locally sourced from area farms and food producers. Open for lunch Mon-Sat 11-6 and Sun 12-6. The café is open late on Thursday nights for “Thirsty Thursdays” from 6 to 9 pm with live music and an extended menu.

The beautiful new banquet room at Sandhill Crane Vineyards features high ceilings, lots of light, and a beautiful copper-topped bar. We’d love to host your next party or meeting. The room will seat up to 72 with additional seating on the stage. The stage can also be used for a DJ, live music, presentation, or silent auction. The facility features estate-produced wines and on-site catering.

 

*In the summer be sure to check out the Dexter Cider Mill Tasting Room located in the Dexter Cider Mill at 3685 Central Street, DEXTER. Call 734-424-2760 for more information or click here

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Sparks Park & The Cascades

(517) 788-4320
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1400 S. Brown St.
Jackson, MI 49203

Sparks Park & The Cascades Sparks Park & The Cascades a.k.a. The Cascasdes Park & The Cascade Falls The best known attraction of this 457 acre park is The Cascades Falls, a man-made,... » More Information

Hours

2014 The Cascades Schedule

The Cascades will be open for a light show from 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. on these dates:

  • Nightly May 23 - September 1
  • September 5 & 6
  • September 12 & 13

All dates are weather permitting.

Park Features
  • Flower Garden
  • Fountain
  • Benches
  • Picnic Tables
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Grills
  • Playground Equipment
  • Basketball Courts
  • Baseball/ Softball Fields
  • Walking-Biking-Cross Country Skiing Trails
  • Golf Course & Golf Learning Center
  • Winter Sledding
  • Fishing Site
  • Modern Restrooms
  • Portable Toilets
Sparks Park & The Cascades

Sparks Park & The Cascades a.k.a. The Cascasdes Park & The Cascade Falls

The best known attraction of this 457 acre park is The Cascades Falls, a man-made, illuminated waterfall with musical accompaniment enjoyed by all since 1932. Some prefer to watch the dancing lights and listen to the beautiful music from comfortable seats, while the more energetic climb to the top of the 500 foot hill alongside the six giant fountains while dodging the spraying water. The falls are illuminated every night in season, 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. with an admission charge. Children 10 years and under are free with paid adult. Call for special group rates. 

The park, also known as the Sparks Foundation County Park, features the Cascades 18-hole Championship Golf Course and Cascades Short Course and driving range.  Other features of this park, operated by the Jackson County Parks Department,  include outdoor basketball court, baseball and softball fields, a very popular walking path, playground area, and a picnic shelter.  The Cascades Park is also the home of many special events such as the midwest's largest Cascades Civil War Muster and spectacular fireworks shows every year. Don't forget to stop by the Cascades Ice Cream Co, featuring "Frozen Dome Malts", opened March through September.

The Sparks Park newest feature is the urban fishery. The fishery was first stocked with 500 Blue Gill and 100 Large Mouth Bass. The urban fishery was completed in June 2012 and was open for fishing on July 1, 2012.  The area includes a fishing pier, walking path, informative signs and a large picnic gazebo.

2014 Admission Rates for The Cascades Falls

Senior   $3.00 per person*
Regular   $4.00 per person
Family Nights $7.00 per family
Fireworks  $6.00 per person
Children 10 and under always free with paying adult.

Group Rates for 12 or more people at $3 per person*, with one person paying for entire group.
(Please call ahead – Mon thru Fri @ 517-768-2901)

*The senior and group rates do no apply to the firework shows

2014 Season Passes
Includes Family Nights and Fireworks
Single (1)   $40.00
Double (2)   $60.00
Family (Limit 8)  $90.00

Group Tour Information

Groups are encouraged to contact the Jackson County Parks Department at 517-788-7320 for a special behind the scenes tour and pricing information. Guided historic tours of this man-made illuminated waterfall usually last about a half hour and take place before evening light shows in the summer.  Groups should plan to spend 1.5 to 2 hours on site.

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Spring Arbor University

(517) 750-1200
Website
106 W Main St.
Spring Arbor, MI 49283

Spring Arbor University Spring Arbor University (SAU) is a liberal arts university dedicated to developing lifelong learners through the integration of faith and learning. Spring Arbor University is a community of learners... » More Information

Meeting Facility Features
  • On-site Catering Available
  • AV Equipment Available
  • Air Conditioned
  • WiFi Available
  • Internet Available
  • Multiple Rooms or Facilities
Event Capacity
  • 3600
Spring Arbor University

Spring Arbor University (SAU) is a liberal arts university dedicated to developing lifelong learners through the integration of faith and learning. Spring Arbor University is a community of learners distinguished by our lifelong involvement in the study and application of the liberal arts, total commitment to Jesus Christ as the perspective for learning, and critical participation in the contemporary world.

Spring Arbor University was founded in 1873 by leaders of the Free Methodist Church as Spring Arbor Seminary, an academy for elementary and secondary grades. In 1923, as the school celebrated its 50th anniversary, the board of trustees voted to add a junior college to the academy. In 1929, the school became Spring Arbor Seminary and Junior College. In 1960, when the school achieved accreditation by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, the trustees changed the name of the institution to Spring Arbor College. On April 30, 2001, Spring Arbor College became Spring Arbor University. In part, recognizing the wide-ranging growth of its degree offerings, its locations and its structure.

The SAU Cougars Athletic Program includes Men's and Women's Soccer, Men's and Women's Basketball, Men's and Women's Tennis, Baseball, Softball, Men's Golf, Men's and Women's Track and Field, Men's and Women's Cross Country, Volleyball. The school colors are Blue and Gold. 

Facilities of all sizes available for rental including:

Spring Arbor University Fieldhouse**

  • Weight room (free weights and Nautilus equipment)
  • Three full sized basketball courts
  • Four full sized volleyball courts
  • Four lane indoor track
  • Olympic-size swimming pool
  • Exercise lab
  • Varsity and general locker rooms
  • Training room
  • Concession stand
  • Press box

White Auditorium**

  • State-of-the-art, multimedia performance center

** Seating capacity totals 3,600 between the soccer field (1,000 seats) and indoor basketball court bleachers (2,600 seats)

Classrooms and Conference Rooms

  • Built-in ethernet
  • DVD
  • VCR
  • Computer
  • Projector
  • White board

For more information on facility rental go to Spring Arbor University's website.

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Steaks Eatery

(517) 787-8760
Website
4243 Oaklane Rd.
Jackson, MI 49203

Steaks Eatery If you're hungry, you're at the right place. The Davis family have been feeding folks in Jackson County since 1968 and have always believed in the philosophy of... » More Information

Hours

Monday ~ Friday 11:00 - 9:00
Saturday 4:00 - 9:00
Sunday - Closed

Meeting Facility Features
  • On-site Catering Available
  • Air Conditioned
  • Alcohol License Available
Event Capacity
  • 35
Steaks Eatery

If you're hungry, you're at the right place. The Davis family have been feeding folks in Jackson County since 1968 and have always believed in the philosophy of good food and plenty of it. All our steaks are USDA choice or higher, dry aged and specially seasoned. We hand cut and trim all our steaks in our in-house butcher shop. Our master butcher assures you of the highest quality and freshest steaks in town.

We believe our steaks will have you talking long after you leave. Yes, you can purchase our steaks to take home. We also bake all of our own bread & buns for all of our sandwiches and burgers. So, if you're here for a salad, sandwich or dinner, we say enjoy. We work hard to make Steaks a special place. We know you'll make it your steak place.

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Super 8 Brooklyn

(517) 592-0888
Website
419 S. Main Street
Brooklyn, MI 49230

Super 8 Brooklyn Super 8 Brooklyn hotel offers value and an ideal location off Highway 50. Our Brooklyn, MI, hotel near Michigan International Speedway offers easy access to Adrian, Jackson and Detroit. Lakeside recreation, beautiful... » More Information

Features
  • Complementary Breakfast
  • Whirlpool Rooms
  • Barrier Free
  • Pets Allowed
  • Meeting Rooms
Meeting Facility Features
  • AV Equipment Available
  • Air Conditioned
  • Alcohol Permitted
  • Alcohol or Bar Tending Services Available On-Site
  • WiFi Available
  • Internet Available
Event Capacity
  • 230
Super 8 Brooklyn

Super 8 Brooklyn hotel offers value and an ideal location off Highway 50. Our Brooklyn, MI, hotel near Michigan International Speedway offers easy access to Adrian, Jackson and Detroit. Lakeside recreation, beautiful parks, major universities and more are all within close range.

Our Brooklyn, MI, hotel helps you get the rest you need to refuel for the road ahead. Each of our comfortable rooms includes free Wi-Fi Internet access so you stay connected, and we offer conveniences like 24-hour front desk service and free parking with plenty of space for your truck, bus or RV. If you need to unwind after a long day of sightseeing, book one of our Jacuzzi suites. In the morning, help yourself to free 8-item SuperStart breakfast bonanza and head out to the next destination. Our pet-friendly hotel also features guest laundry facilities and handicapped-accessible and non-smoking rooms. Kids 17 and under stay free with an adult.

This property features a banquet room holding up to 230 people suitable for all your special event & wedding needs.Nearby restaurants include Big Boy Brooklyn, JR's Hometown Grill & Pub and Jus' Bad Food.

 

Michigan International Speedway 2014 Race Availability

June & August - Sold Out

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St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

(517) 787-3370
Website
309 S. Jackson St.
Jackson, MI 49201

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church On December 8, 1838, the founders of St. Paul's Parish met and began the task of drafting the Articles of Organization for a ""new Protestant society."" The Parish of St. Paul'... » More Information

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

On December 8, 1838, the founders of St. Paul's Parish met and began the task of drafting the Articles of Organization for a ""new Protestant society."" The Parish of St. Paul's Church was officially established with the signing by twenty-two persons of the articles of Organization on January 12, 1839.
Its first house of worship, a small frame church completed at a cost of $2,500 by vestry member Lemuel S. House, was consecrated on October 20, 1840. By 1850 the group had outgrown its original home, and plans were begun to build a larger church.
Designed by Buffalo architect Calvin N. Otis, the new Romanesque Revival church was consecrated on January 11, 1853. Remodeled and expanded several times, it is one of the oldest Episcopal church structures in southern Michigan.

Photo Courtesy of Jackson District Library Archives

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Universalist Church of Concord

200 Hanover St.
Concord, MI 49237

Universalist Church of Concord The First Universalist Church of Concord, constructed in 1866 is typical of the Gothic Revival style. The construction of a Universalist church in Concord reflects the trend of migration... » More Information

Universalist Church of Concord

The First Universalist Church of Concord, constructed in 1866 is typical of the Gothic Revival style. The construction of a Universalist church in Concord reflects the trend of migration from New York State to Michigan in the mid-1800s since a significant number of the founding members of the Universalist Society, and subsequent members of the parish, were originally from New York.

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Whistle Stop Park Depot

517-522-4332
218 E Michigan Ave
Grass Lake, MI 49240

Whistle Stop Park Depot The Central Railroad (later the Michigan Central Rail Road, or MCRR) came through Grass Lake in 1842, and the community grew around that first depot. In 1887, Grass Lake was awarded a... » More Information

Hours

By appointment only

Park Features
  • Flower Garden
Meeting Facility Features
  • Air Conditioned
  • Alcohol Permitted
Event Capacity
  • 125
Whistle Stop Park Depot

The Central Railroad (later the Michigan Central Rail Road, or MCRR) came through Grass Lake in 1842, and the community grew around that first depot. In 1887, Grass Lake was awarded a stone depot designed by the same architects and with stone from the same quarry as the Ann Arbor station. This historic Romanesque train depot offers displays of local interest. Available for rentals, receptions, parties, and weddings. 

Heritage Day in September highlights the depot every year with an Open House. Stop in on the first Saturday in December to experience the festival of lights. While checking out this fantastic depot, why not take advantage of the beautiful park with its flower garden and nice gazebo located adjacent to the building.

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