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.
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Candice · Married on 06/01/2019
Best decision ever
Great venue and exactly what i wantedSent on 06/15/2019
Samantha · Married on 07/06/2018
Best venue ever!
We have received SO many compliments on our venue! People loved the unique and historic feel that Packard has to offer. If you're considering this venue, don't hesitate! Their calendar fills up quickly each year. We had such a positive experience, from our first inquires about the venue all the way until the last moments of our reception. The wedding coordinator at Packard, Mary Anne, is extremely helpful and patient! She is always available to answer questions or concerns, and offer suggestions. The two Packard volunteers who worked our wedding were so professional and kind. The grounds at Packard are also perfect for wedding photos.Sent on 01/10/2019
Ashley · Married on 07/21/2017
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 greatSent on 01/22/2018
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!