Tobacco Ranch Event Venue

1601 N. McEwan St, Clare, MI 48617 Map · Phone number
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About Tobacco Ranch Event Venue

A Barn Wedding Without Sacrificing ANY Luxuries

Tobacco Ranch is a stunning, industrial rustic barn and farm wedding venue located in Clare, Michigan. This historic ranch is perched on a sprawling 80-acre plot of land, bordering Michigan’s Tobacco River. Towering cedar trees, flowing creeks, and a gorgeous pond make for a stunning backdrop for your wedding day. Tobacco Ranch is located less than a mile away from downtown Clare, and the historic Doherty Hotel where the Ranch’s infamous original owner met his fate. The combination of modern renovations and an abundance of original structures welcome guests into a timeless setting for their day to remember.

Facilities and Capacity

Tobacco Ranch offers couples access to over 80-acres of gorgeous landscape, and a plethora of facilities for their wedding. Some of their facilities include:

  • 2 Newly Renovated Barn Locations (Main Barn & East Barn)
  • 10ft. LOVE Letters on Photography Trail
  • 80 Wooded Acres
    Kitchen Prep Room
  • Indoor Bathrooms
  • Heat & A/C
  • Bridal Suites
  • Barn Loft
  • Large Ceremonial Lawn
  • Outdoor Covered Dance Patio
  • Outdoor Silo Bar
  • Gathering Pit with Firewood
  • Large Parking Lot
  • Kitchen Prep Area
  • Pond
  • River Frontage

Services Offered

Tobacco Ranch offers couples a number of additional services in order to provide them with an unforgettable experience, including:

  • Photo booth
  • Audio equipment
  • Liability insurance
  • Tables
  • Chairs
  • Tents
  • Event planner
  • Event rentals
  • Bar services
  • Bartenders
  • Limited bar
  • Parking

History

Tobacco Ranch was first built in the 1930s by Isaiah Leebove, an attorney with ties to the infamous Purple Gang, who settled in Clare, Michigan while fleeing the law in New York. Leebove built his lavish and spacious, stone-pillared Tobacco Ranch home with the intention of impressing a slew of high-profile house guests, including multiple mobsters and oil barons.

Leebove was eventually gunned down in the tap room of the nearby Doherty Hotel by his business partner and fellow Purple Gang associate, Carl “Jack” Livingston, in 1938. Tobacco Ranch sat vacant for several decades following Leebove’s murder until Leo and Glenna Beard purchased the land in 1980. The Beards spent three years renovating the ranch in order to make it inhabitable once again. While in the construction process, the couple discovered Isaiah Leebove’s undercover escape tunnel between the ranch’s house and lake, which, unfortunately, has since collapsed.

Location

Tobacco Ranch is located one hour away from MBS International Airport, and two hours from Detroit.

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Tobacco Ranch Event Venue 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? $ 6,000.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 5,000.00
  • 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? $ 1,000.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? $ 500.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Bridal Suite, Chairs, Parking, Tables
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service? $ 5.00
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service? Bartender(s), Limited Bar
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 2
  • Describe your venue: Barn, Farm/Ranch, Historic Building, Waterfront
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor, Covered Outdoor, Uncovered Outdoor, Scenic Views
  • 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? Bar Services, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Get Ready Rooms, Liability Insurance, Lighting / Sound
  • What bar services do you provide? Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Open Bar
  • What event items are available? Audio Equipment, Chairs, Dance Floor, Furniture, Lighting, Photo booth, Tables, Tents
  • What transportation and access is available? Parking
  • What months are included in your peak season? June, July, August, September, October
  • What months are included in your off-peak season? January, February, March, April, May, November, December

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  • 1601 N. McEwan St Clare, MI, 48617 See on map
    9073317686 (Phone number)

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