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These prices are available for the months of January through December.
$6,000 starting price
$6,000 starting price
$6,000 starting price
$6,000 starting price


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

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Historic Building

What kind of settings are available?

Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Bridal Shower
Engagement Party

What event services do you offer?

Event Rentals
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Wheelchair Access

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4.7 out of 5 rating
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Victoria E. Married on 07/22/2022
5 out of 5 rating

A Vintage Venue with Character--Guests Raved!

We were married at Packard on 7/22/22. My husband and I didn’t want a traditional venue, and we wanted our wending funds to go toward organizations and people we liked and trusted. We knew Packard was the right place for us on our first tour in 2021. Mary Ann was wonderful to work with and we loved knowing that our venue fees were going toward supporting the preservation and maintenance of the historic grounds. We also liked that they had a Facebook group for couples, hosted wedding garage sales, and were at a convenient location for us. The space also fit well in our vision of a vintage-themed wedding, melding my work as a librarian with my husband’s work as an automotive engineer.

The space was beautiful. Our out-of-town guests stayed at the Cambria Hotel, which offered a shuttle to Packard, and we got ready on the Packard grounds, which helped the day feel more relaxed. It also helped that the ceremony and reception space were close together but there was still space to spread out. One thing that surprised us was that few guests stayed to dance despite our fantastic band; most of our guests wanted to wander the grounds or tour the museum (or leave altogether) instead. That might have more to do with our friends/family than the venue, but it’s worth thinking about!

We had some confusion on a couple points the day of the wedding. We had attended a handful of other Packard events before our wedding day, so I was accustomed to seeing the reception hall’s large garage doors open in the warmer season—especially during these pandemic years. We envisioned our floor plan with the doors wide open, but our wedding planner had to quickly adjust when the venue staff informed us that we would not be allowed to open the reception hall’s large garage doors during cocktail hour because of the heat that day. It turned out to be a very hot day, so it made sense to spare their A/C systems, but this change ran counter to the floor plan we’d constructed around traffic flows and effectively trapped the band’s music in the reception space, so I wish I’d known about it sooner! We had also been told that we could walk through the Packard house for the ceremony, so we left some things (phones, water bottles) there. My wedding planner moved the belongings shortly after the ceremony when a staff member noted that our belongings could not be left in the house, which took us by surprise in the whirlwind of activity following the ceremony. However, aside from these minor snafus the day of our event, everything went beautifully! Our guests loved the venue and still talk about the space, and everything looked like how we dreamed it would.
Brittany V. Married on 10/23/2021
5 out of 5 rating

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.
Gregg W. Married on 11/22/2019
5 out of 5 rating

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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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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Packard Proving Grounds frequently asked questions

Packard Proving Grounds includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Parking
  • Tables
The space offered by Packard Proving Grounds for wedding events is known for:
  • Historic Building
Packard Proving Grounds offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
Packard Proving Grounds offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
Packard Proving Grounds offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Event Rentals
  • Outside Vendors
  • Wifi
Packard Proving Grounds offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Tables
Packard Proving Grounds is recommended by 93% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.7 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.8 in value, 4.7 in professionalism, 4.6 in quality of service, 4.6 in average response time and 4.6 in flexibility.

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