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Packard Proving Grounds

Utica, MI View map
4.6 out of 5 rating
13 reviews
Up to 296 guests

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Up to 296 guests

This lovely 17-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.

We provide the venue and tables, you bring in your choice of vendors everything else. You can purchase your own alcohol which can be a big savings.

The site is owned by the Packard Motor Car Foundation which is a 501c3, and the revenue from events held onsite goes towards the restoration of this automotive history site.

We offer free historic tours for your guests, and you can rent classic Packard cars as displays in your reception.

Visit www.PackardWeddings.org - we have a live calendar link so you can check date availability and a link to schedule a site tour.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$6,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$6,000

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$6,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$6,000

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Parking
Tables

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

296

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

2

Describe your venue:

Historic Building

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party

What event services do you offer?

Event Rentals
Outside Vendors
Wifi

What event items are available?

Tables

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
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13 Reviews

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Recommended by 93% of couples
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    4.5 out of 5 rating

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    Brittany V. Married on 10/23/2021
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    Best. Day. Ever!

    The PPG was the best place for our wedding reception! The Repair Garage is beautiful and honestly doesn't need much decor as it's beautiful on its own. Mary Anne and Rene' are so helpful and even honored our odd request of letting us have skeletons in the static car inside of the garage as part of our 'Til Death theme. Our guests loved our venue, especially the tours that the PPG volunteers led during the reception, at one point the dance floor was empty as everyone was on the tour! My only word of advice is that it's a build-your-own wedding venue which is totally worth it in the end and is completely customizable. There's a lot of decisions to make and if you want an all-in-one venue the PPG isn't for you.
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    Gregg W. Married on 11/22/2019
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    Best venue for a wedding and reception.

    Son Nick and Jill were married on 11/22/19. Rene’ was wonderful in helping. The entire evening was first class. The cars we chose were gorgeous, especially for car guys.
    The best venue for a wedding and reception.
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    Candice Married on 06/01/2019
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    Best decision ever

    Great venue and exactly what i wanted
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  • Brit & Matt
    27 photos · 10/23/2021
  • Mary & Andrew
    47 photos · 10/13/2018
  • Taelor & Julian
    194 photos · 09/14/2018

Professional Network & Endorsements

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On The Spot Knot On The Spot Knot Wedding Officiants

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!

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49965 Van Dyke Ave Utica, MI, 48317
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Packard Proving Grounds frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Packard Proving Grounds?

Packard Proving Grounds includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Parking
  • Tables

What are the most important characteristics of Packard Proving Grounds in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Packard Proving Grounds for wedding events is known for:
  • Historic Building

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Packard Proving Grounds for wedding events?

Packard Proving Grounds offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does Packard Proving Grounds offer?

Packard Proving Grounds offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party

What services does Packard Proving Grounds offer for wedding events?

Packard Proving Grounds offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Event Rentals
  • Outside Vendors
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Packard Proving Grounds have available for wedding events?

Packard Proving Grounds offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Packard Proving Grounds and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Packard Proving Grounds is recommended by 84% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.6 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.7 in professionalism, 4.7 in value, 4.6 in quality of service, 4.6 in average response time and 4.5 in flexibility.

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