The Brewing ProcessThe right venue is a crucial element of creating a successful event. The spacious two-story 1904 Room (where passengers used to await arriving trains) at the depot provides a lovely setting for bridal and baby showers, family reunions, fundraisers, art shows, retirement parties and other special events. The classic and versatile decor is your personal canvas, waiting for you to set the scene for your unique event. Catering kitchen and ample parking and restrooms complete the picture of this exceptional special event facility.

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...

"This beautifully-restored depot provided the perfect backdrop for our wedding. We were thrilled and our guests were in awe."

– Michelle, bride


Contact Us

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