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About Packard Proving Grounds

Classic Cars & Classy Events

This lovely 14-acre site is on the National Registry of Historic Places and features vintage 1928 buildings designed by Albert Kahn for the Packard Motor Car Company. With an industrial style and rustic accents, you have the freedom to create your own unique event.

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Regions serviced: Detroit

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The Packard Proving Grounds was a dream venue. Mary Anne was the busiest bee and never let us down. She will help start the process (and looking at it now I would jump to the venue ASAP) and help with whatever you need to. She is always there and answers emails and texts so quick. My husband and I wanted an unconventional venue - something that we could make our own. We are not banquet hall types. If it wasn't for family we would have had a backyard bash so the Packard filled every box. You can choose to set up everything yourself. We had a Friday wedding and rented the Thursday before hand. While we got closer we realized that it might be less stressful to just hire a coordinator to help set up and fix any issues we would have. It sucked to pay more, but man was it worth it. Our coordinator was one of the first to do a wedding at the Packard so she knew Mary Anne and all of the background on Packard. We never had her plan for us she just helped us make the Packard beautiful for us. It sucks to have to move so quickly to get everything in and out, but that's just how it is with weddings every weekend. If there isn't one I know Mary Anne would help to make something else work. Our ceremony was outdoors, but they do have the lodge on location for a backup plan. You do have to do everything yourself at this venue. Caterer, DJ, Bar, tables, chairs, but honestly we wouldn't of had it any other way. We also wanted our dog to be apart of the day, but worried about what guests would think. He was definitely part of our ceremony which was on the Packard Boulevard and then when we arrived the Packard volunteers convinced us that it was our day and to keep him the whole night. This would never have happened elsewhere. That was so special for us and the volunteers made us feel so important. They are all there to just help out and are the nicest people. Our wedding was in July so it was hot, but comfortable. We were able to have half our guests outside and half him, it was great

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Profile Picture Ashley , 7/21/17, 3 Reviews
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue
Services Used: Parking, Wheelchair Access, Uncovered Outdoor, Tables

Packard Proving Grounds is the perfect wedding venue! As a bride I was able to have so much creative freedom! We were so glad we chose this venue. Our guests raved about how unique and fun Packard Proving Grounds was to see. They loved the tour given by Bruce and Mary Anne was so wonderful to work with - everyone here is so great and genuine. My husband and I were blown away by how beautiful the place looked on the day of our wedding!

Profile Picture Shelby, 7/15/17, 5 Reviews
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue

This was the perfect wedding venue for us. We were able to use all of our own vendors to make our guests' experience exactly what we wanted. The volunteers on site were helpful and knowledgeable about the grounds and even took my guests on a little tour of the Tank Building where the historic vehicles were housed.

Profile Picture Vicki, 4/15/17, 3 Reviews
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue

Packard Proving Grounds Pricing

Ceremony Site Fee
Peak Season
Starting from $5000.00
Off-Peak Season
Starting from $5000.00
Reception Site Fee
Peak Season
Starting from $5000.00
Off-Peak Season
Starting from $5000.00
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A beautiful site for a wedding and ceremony. I've been to an outdoor ceremony and one in the front carriage house... both very beautiful!


49965 Van Dyke Ave, Utica, MI 48317   See On Map
586-943-5785 (phone)