Kirkbride Hall is a historic wedding venue located in Traverse City, Michigan. Part of a 132-year-old estate, Kirkbride Hall is a stunning, cathedral-like banquet hall with arched ceilings and stained-glass windows that are reminiscent of classic European architecture. Kirkbride Hall's historic charm acts as a picturesque backdrop for both wedding ceremonies and receptions.
Facilities and Capacity
With accommodations for wedding receptions up to 175 guests, Kirkbride Hall is an ideally intimate Northern Michigan venue. Possible ceremony venues include Kirkbride Hall and the Historic Front Lawn, home to the largest arboretum in Northern Michigan. Other outdoor ceremony locations around the estate are available depending on the size of the ceremony.
Kirkbride Hall offers a variety of event services:
Wedding décor such as floor length linens, napkins, and table numbers can be rented through Kirkbride Hall. Outside vendors are warmly welcomed and Kirkbride’s helpful, friendly staff will provide couples with recommendations for the best vendors in Northern Michigan. With the ability to hand-select vendors, the possibilities for a personalized wedding at Kirkbride Hall are endless!
In addition to the services mentioned above, Kirkbride hall provides several wedding decor items such as:
A large 3 bedroom loft located directly above Kirkbride Hall is available for couples to rent. Kirkbride Suite is a 2,700 square foot, two-level retreat that can sleep up to 10 people. Message Kirkbride Hall for more information on renting the suite.
Kirkbride Hall is a newly restored event venue brimming with rich history in both place and name. Built between the years 1883 and 1885, Kirkbride Hall was the chapel of the former Northern Michigan Asylum. The grand estate that was built to be a sanctuary for the mentally ill is today reborn as The Village at Grand Traverse Commons, a thriving economic center and residual community that melds old-world, historic charm with cosmopolitan vitality. While still maintaining modern elegance, Kirkbride Hall’s history of being a chapel makes it a venue that effortlessly blends tradition and innovation. Kirkbride is the perfect venue for creating an unforgettably unique wedding filled with the classic romance of arched ceilings and stain glass windows.
Over the last twelve years, The Village at Grand Traverse Commons has received national and international press for its unique story of rebirth and renewal into a mixed-use neighborhood. It is one of the largest historic preservation sites in the world. The Village is a community unto itself with residents, businesses, boutique shops, a winery, brewery, and bakery. Among the over a hundred businesses on-site, there are several wedding vendors including a wedding planner, florist, photographer, wedding dress shop, audio visual production company and more! Surrounding The Village are hundreds of acres of parkland, historic barns, a botanical garden, and miles of hiking trails.
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Nicole · Married on 04/28/2018
My husband and I were recently married at the Kirkbride, and we could not have asked for a better experience! Both the ceremony and reception were perfect. Meg was incredible to work with while we planned the wedding. She really went above and beyond, and we felt so comfortable when the day came. The venue itself is beyond amazing, and we would absolutely remocmend it to anyone.Sent on 06/20/2018
Jodi · Married on 12/02/2017
Simply put, Meg and her team helped to make our wedding day an absolute dream. We were not worried about a single thing because there had been ample planning and communication between us and the venue. It's almost a year later (sorry it took us so long to write this review but hey we were busy having fun being married) and our wedding, especially the magic of the venue, is still being talked about by friends and family. Anyone who is looking for a unique venue with amazing coordinators could not go wrong in choosing Kirkbride Hall!Sent on 10/10/2018
Samantha · Married on 09/23/2017
Meg was amazing!! Everything went extremely well and we couldn’t have asked for a better venue! Thank you so very much for making our day so special!Sent on 11/12/2017
Love, Samantha & Justin Chadwick.