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 for up to 180 seated guests
  • Air conditioned and heated building
  • Large catering kitchen
  • Elegant, padded seating
  • Plentiful, clean, modern restrooms
  • Beautiful, historic background for photos
  • Parking accommodations
  • Park-like outdoor grounds

3 Steps to Reserve Your Date

1Contact the Depot Coordinator at (989) 893-4596 to check availability and schedule a tour.

2Once approved, fill out and sign the Facility Application and send it in with the non-refundable deposit. Cash, check, and money orders are accepted. Please make checks out to Pere Marquette Depot, LLC.

3 The balance of the fee is due 90 days prior to your event.

The Depot is Temporarily Closed

After further consideration and review of the orders from the Governor, we believe that for the safety of our guests and our employees we remain closed at this time. We are uncertain of what the future will look like, and do not know when we will be able to safely open our doors during this pandemic.

This was not an easy decision to make and we understand the inconvenience this may have caused. We hope that you understand that the main factor driving our decision was safety.

During this difficult time, take care of yourself and your families. Together we will get through this.


Contact Us

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