Packard Proving Grounds





Storybook romance meets industrial charm at the Packard Proving Grounds for an ideal, one-of-a-kind wedding celebration. The local automotive history site sits atop 14 acres of green lawns and blooming trees, which accentuates the charming buildings with original slate roofs expertly designed by Albert Kahn. Inside the architectural masterpiece, couples may choose to host their ceremony and/or reception in the Lodge Garage with its antique glass garage doors, sleek cement floors, and pure, bright natural lighting. String holiday lights from the rafters for a warm glow, or request to display up to three classic Packard automobiles as a unique picture backdrop. Instead of the industrial, lounge-like atmosphere of the garage, couples may opt to walk the grassy aisle of a tree-lined boulevard outside, exchange vows under a large black iron gate, or dance the night away in the paved center courtyard. Options are limitless in this romantic and unconventional venue! Visit or

Venue Style

Historic/Landmark Building, Event Center, Private Estate, Park/Garden, Vintage/Rustic, Outdoor


Indoor/Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor/Outdoor Reception


Max Indoor Ceremony: 220 guests
Max Outdoor Ceremony: 1,000 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 296 guests
Max Outdoor Reception: 1,000 guests

Time Restrictions

Flexible set up start time. Early morning can be arranged. Events must end by 11:30pm.

Rental Fees

The rental fee cost is $5,000 for a 6 hr minimum on Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays. Ceremony and reception includes - 6 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. Additional hours can be arranged for a fee of $300/hr. For the weekdays (Monday-Thursday) rental fee is $300/hr., there is a 2 hour minimum.

There is a $500 deposit to hold your date, and that amount goes towards the total balance which is due at 90 days prior to the wedding date.

A refundable security deposit of $300 is required.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Packard Proving Grounds is estimated at between $12,145 and $19,183 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.





Amenities Included

Kitchen for prep only
Large parking lot

Special Restrictions

Wedding coordinator required
BYO alcohol
Venue must approve all decorations
General liability insurance required
No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
Approved outside caterer allowed
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
Smoking outside only
Alcohol must be served by licensed bartender/caterer
Music must end by 11:30PM