All reservation cancellations must be made in writing (email is acceptable) a minimum of 45 business days prior to your event. If you do not cancel in advance, please note:

If you cancel 45 days or less prior to the event, you will not be reimbursed for any amount paid. If you cancel before 45 days, you will be reimbursed for the amount paid, excluding the $50 deposit fee.

The Depot, acting in good faith, may cancel your event in circumstances where the space you requested becomes unsafe for your intended use. Such circumstances include, but are not limited to, natural disasters, inclement weather, environmental hazards, civil disturbances or other events affecting public health and safety. In such circumstances, the Depot is under no obligation to refund your rental fee or any of your deposits, but it may do so at its sole discretion.

Time & Date Changes

Event time and/or date change requests are accepted in writing (email is acceptable) a minimum of 45 business days prior to the event. Approval of the change request is subject to facility and staffing availability. If fees apply, they must be paid in full at the time the change is made.

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...

"The Pere Marquette Railroad Depot was the perfect spot for our wedding. The natural lighting and vintage architecture was a perfect complement to the love that filled the room on that day. No one could stop talking about what a great location it was for a wedding!"

– Patrick and Chantal


Contact Us

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