Committed to Preservation...

The Bay Area Community Foundation and entire Bay City Community is grateful to the following donors for their investment in the restoration of the Pere Marquette Depot.

  • Great Lakes Center Foundation

  • Michigan Economic Development Corporation

  • Michigan Department of Transportation

  • Michigan Magnet Fund

  • Michigan State Historic Preservation Office

  • The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation
  • HUD Special Projects Fund

  • S.C. Johnson

  • The Rollin M. Gerstacker Foundation

  • The Dow Chemical Company

  • The Kantzler Foundation

  • Bay Area Community Foundation

  • The Noon Rotary Club of Bay City

  • The Charles J. Strosacker Foundation

  • The Russel H. and Maxine E. Smith Charitable Foundation

  • The Osthelder Fund

  • The Bay City Times

  • Alden and Vada Dow Foundation

  • Allied Office Interiors, Inc.

  • GM Powertrain Employees Fund

  • Wal-Mart Foundation

  • Bay Area Community Foundation Trustees

  • Great Lakes Center Foundation Directors

...and many other donors and volunteers!

A Special Place:

  • Comfortable seating for up to 150 guests
  • Air conditioned

  • Large catering kitchen

  • Elegant, padded seating

  • Plentiful, clean, modern restrooms

  • Beautiful, historic background for photos

  • Parking accommodations

  • Ready-room for bridal parties

  • Park-like outdoor grounds

3 Steps to Reserve Your Date

1Obtain the application: the Facility Request form is available for download and at the Depot upon request. A non-refundable deposit holds the date for you. The deposit is equal to half of the first hour's rent or $100 (whichever is more). The balance is due 90 days prior to the event.

2Complete the application: complete the Facility Request and submit it to us. Once we receive your form, we will check availability and contact you. Your reservation cannot be finalized until we receive this form and the deposit by check or money order made out to GLCF..

3Submit the paperwork to Great Lakes Center Foundation, Attn: Depot Facility Coordinator, 1000 Adams St. Suite 200; Bay City, MI 48708

Everyone Loves The Depot...

"Thank you for all your assistance. It is such a pleasure to have this beautiful building in our community!"

– Candace Bales, Bay City Downtown Management Board


Contact Us

1000 Adams Street
Bay City, Michigan USA
(989) 893-4596