Rates include set-up and take-down

Rental fees do apply to your reservation. Rental rates are done only by the hour and not by the half hour. Rental fees are as follows:

Space Time of Day Rental Fee
Pere Marquette Depot
Waiting Area & Catering Kitchen

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Pere Marquette Depot
Waiting Area & Catering Kitchen
5:00p & later
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Pere Marquette Depot
Waiting Area & Catering Kitchen
Friday, Saturday
& Sunday

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Available Holidays:
Labor Day, Memorial Day,
Good Friday, New Year's Eve & New Year's Day
Minimum 3 hour use

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Your date is not officially reserved until the deposit and the rental contract are returned in person or via U.S. mail to the Depot Facility Coordinator. Remember, full payment for your rental is due at least 90 business days in advance of your contract date. For rental fee information contact our staff at 989.893.4596. Rental rates may change, without notice, at any time, for any reason.

The cost of renting the facility includes the following:

  1. All furniture provided in the waiting room only: (100) folding chairs, (7) 8' long tables, (3) regular height round tables which are 40" in diameter and (3) cocktail size tables. A limited number of white table linens are available for a rental fee.
  2. Access to the catering kitchen: includes warming oven, coffee maker, refrigerator and prep space
  3. Access to restrooms
  4. Wireless internet access

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...

"My daughter is a professional photographer and Pere Marquette is one of her favorite venues to photograph weddings, seniors and proms. It was perfect for her bridal shower! The facility  was large enough to accommodate over 75 people comfortably and the décor is beautiful. Pere Marquette is definitely a hidden treasure in downtown Bay City!"

– Barbara Gurnee


Contact Us

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