Gandy Dancer is an elegant restaurant and wedding venue located in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The venue is settled in the beautifully restored 1886 Michigan Central Depot. It is not only an architectural landmark but a delicious restaurant known for creative meal preparations. The facility’s historic and sophisticated atmosphere will create a grand setting for your special day.
Facilities and Capacity
The historic building has five different event spaces that can be used to host a variety of wedding events. Couples may host everything from their engagement party and bridal shower to their wedding ceremony and reception at the Gandy Dancer. The restaurant can accommodate up to 130 guests and has both indoor and outdoor settings available. For additional convenience, They provide on-site parking, valet services, and wheelchair accessibility.
When you choose to have your wedding at the Gandy Dancer, you gain access to their event planner. You can work closely with them to ensure your day runs smoothly and is up to your standards. On the day of your wedding, staff will clean up at the end of the night so you and your loved ones can relax. The property provides you with the following event items chairs, dance floor, tables, and other rentals.
The chefs will create delicious food choices for your big day that you and your guests will love. Their catering services include servers, a wedding cake, cake-cutting service, and other dessert options. Bartenders at the Gandy Dancer are able to pour a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages at an open bar as well as a champagne toast. Food and beverage items offered include barware, china, flatware, glassware, and linens.
Recommended by 97% of couples
Patricia · Married on 10/15/2016
The Gandy Dancer was a perfect place to have our reception. We had so many guests describe our wedding reception as "magical" and "beautiful" and we think the ambiance at the Gandy Dancer definitely aided in making our wedding day unforgettable. The food was INCREDIBLE! The majority of our guests traveled a long way to be with us during this special time, and we wanted to make sure that they received an excellent meal. The Gandy Dancer definitely delivered. The staff was unbelievably accommodating. From Joy the bartender to countless waiters and waitresses, we were so impressed with their hospitality and good humor. Last, but certainly not least, Kristina Spurlock was invaluable in making our day memorable. Before the big day, she was always quick to respond with my millions of questions, and she was more than accommodating with my requests and wishes. On the big day, Many times during the night she assured me not to worry, and I definitely didn't need to because she did an excellent job. She went above and beyond to ensure that all of the guests, and especially my husband and I, had everything we needed and that this day was everything we hoped it would be. We are already planning to go back for our one year anniversary!Sent on 10/15/2016
Andrea · Married on 09/17/2016
We loved this venue! Such a great place to have our wedding reception. We couldn't have been happier!Sent on 09/29/2016
Laura · Married on 06/18/2016
My husband and I were so happy with our experience at the Gandy Dancer! After searching for weeks trying to find a venue that would accommodate our wishes (having an intimate dinner only without all the typical wedding hoopla (DJ, dancing, cake cutting, bouquet throw, etc.)) we finally decided on having our dinner in the Wolverine Room at this amazing historical landmark that went with our literary/book theme perfectly!Sent on 06/27/2016
Kristina, the events coordinator, was so helpful from the moment we toured the facility to the end of our wedding dinner. She answered all of our questions promptly, thoroughly, and guided us through both the process and journey.
The food was amazing, and we were so glad our guests could enjoy their meal. We received so many compliments on this portion of the evening; everyone seemed to appreciate the fact that it wasn't your typical "wedding food." In lieu of a cake, we were able to select desserts off of the restaurant menu. Additionally, my husband and I were able to stay within our price range due to the many selections and packages that are available.
Final jury: I would recommend Gandy Dancer to any engaged couple who is looking to have a twist on the traditional wedding ballroom reception!
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Beautiful venue and super easy to work with. Highly Recommended! Party Pros Detroit