Our room is set in a standard configuration. The room can be reconfigured and optional layouts are available. Space setups and dictated by Fire and Building codes associated with maximum occupancies and ingress/egress routes. Set up decorations or furniture cannot block any emergency exit. If we have not pre-approved another arrangement, we require the space remain in its standard configuration, that you do not reconfigure the room, and that you do not borrow furnishings from other rooms.

You may not use any other part of the facility as part of your rental space. Setting up displays and furniture in the vestibules and lobby areas is prohibited, as it may interfere with the Bay Area Community Foundation's ability to do business and properly serve its clientele. It may also be in violation of fire codes. The ticket office in the waiting room area is a private office and is also not part of renting the facility.

Sample Room Configurations:

Please note that these configurations are just possibilities and may require renting additional chairs and tables from an outside company.

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

1Contact the Depot Coordinator at (989) 893-4596 to check availability and discuss proposed event/meeting.

2Once approved through initial conversation, complete the application and submit with deposit to secure your date. Your reservation cannot be finalized until we receive this form and the deposit by check or money order made out to Pere Marquette Depot, LLC. Facility Request form is available for download

3 Once the application and deposit is received, you will get a receipt. The balance of the fee is due 90 days prior to your event.

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