The Franke Center for the Arts

214 East Mansion St, Marshall, MI 48068 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About The Franke Center for the Arts

Located in a historic former church in Marshall, Michigan, The Franke Center for the Arts is a unique venue for couples to hold their wedding celebrations. The property offers a timeless backdrop for ceremonies and receptions, boasting a classy atmosphere ideal for theatre enthusiasts. This classic location can be found in the inspiring downtown district of the city, in close proximity to museums, fine dining opportunities, and more.

Facilities and Capacity

This unique indoor setting allows soon-to-be-weds to plan their entire milestone event under one convenient roof. Upon arrival, guests will be greeted by the mesmerizing exterior of the building, characterized by tall white columns, elegant brickwork, and ornate architectural sculptures. For the ceremony, the venue's main stage area sets a dramatic scene. The spacious stage is fitted with traditional curtains and modern lighting for an unforgettable exchange of vows. Afterwards, the newlyweds and their loved ones are welcome to continue the celebrations in the downstage lounge. The on-site bar brings old-world charm to the venue, featuring hanging lantern-style lights and dark wooden finishes. Events of up to 260 guests can be accommodated inside The Franke Center for the Arts, allowing soon-to-be-weds to hold elaborate soirees.

Services Offered

In addition to the ceremony and reception, a number of other wedding-related events may be held at this one-of-a-kind location. The venue's staff is more than happy to help organize engagement parties, showers, rehearsal dinners, and more. They provide numerous services to help make sure that events at the center run seamlessly, including setup and cleanup, sound and lighting, and rental supply. There are various event items available for the celebrations, such as banquet furniture, chair covers, and audio equipment. Outside vendors are permitted, allowing the happy couple to select the flowers, cake, cuisine, and entertainment that aligns best with their vision.

History

Originally constructed in the early 20th century as the Brooks Memorial Methodist Church, this elegant venue was designed to hold social gatherings from the beginning. In 1971, the church was purchased by the Marshall Civic Foundation and soon became the Marshall Civic Center. In the early 2000s, the community came together to renovate and restore the building to its former glory. Renovations were finished in 2016, providing a place for the locals to celebrate creativity and explore new artistic endeavors.

Location

Excellently situated in the heart of downtown Marshall, this opulent wedding venue is just steps away from many local points of interest. Nearby attractions include the American Museum of Magic, Schuler's Restaurant & Pub, and Honolulu House Museum. Out-of-town guests can spend their time in the city enjoying scenic walks along the North Branch Kalamazoo River, and visiting its many museums.

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Antique lighting
Antique lighting
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The Franke Center for the Arts
The ceremony site
The ceremony site
View of the main stage
View of the main stage
The bar
The bar
Lavish wooden finishes
Lavish wooden finishes
Reception area
Reception area
Unique dome feature
Unique dome feature
Antique lighting
Antique lighting
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The Franke Center for the Arts
The ceremony site
The ceremony site

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The Franke Center for the Arts FAQ

  • 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?
    $ 1000
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 800
  • 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?
    $ 1700
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 1700
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Chairs
    Clean Up
    Lighting/Sound
    Parking
    Set Up
    Tables
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    2
  • Describe your venue:
    Historic Building
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Bridal Shower
    Engagement Party
    Elopements
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer?
    Clean Up
    Event Rentals
    Get Ready Rooms
    Liability Insurance
    Lighting / Sound
    Outside Vendors
    Set Up
    Wifi
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Outside Alcohol
  • What event items are available?
    Audio Equipment
    Chairs
    Chair Covers
    Furniture
    Lighting
    Tables
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Wheelchair Access

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  • 214 East Mansion St Marshall, MI, 48068 See on map
    269-231-8815 (Phone number)
    10:30am - 5:00pm Monday - Friday and by appointment
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