Welcome! Step back in time to this beautiful Michigan automotive historical site.
About the Packard Proving Grounds Historic Site
Established in 1928 by The Packard Motor Car Company, this unique wedding venue hosts multiple Albert Kahn-designed buildings on 17 acres.
Hold your wedding ceremony outside on the tree-lined boulevard, inside the Lodge Garage, or at an off-site location. If you plan an outdoor ceremony and the weather chooses not to cooperate, you can easily move your ceremony inside to the Lodge Garage.
Receptions are commonly held in the Repair Garage, which includes a large outdoor patio area with picnic tables. Utilize the courtyard area between the Repair Garage and Lodge Garage as additional space, whether as an open-air cocktail area or rent a tent to shade your guests from the sun or rain.
With 17 acres and multiple industrial buildings available, the possibilities for creating an exclusively-yours experience for your event are endless!
The site is yours for the day of your event. You may begin decorating and setting up at 9 AM on that day.
Your venue rental includes 24 60″ round tables (seats 8) and 20 6′ rectangular tables.
A one-hour Wedding Rehearsal is included with the cost of your event.
A prep kitchen is available for your Catering team.
The Repair Garage
Create a reception to remember in the 6,400 square-foot Repair Garage. Seats up to 296 guests.
Set-up options are endless for designing a reception built just for you.
The Lodge Garage
The 1,600-square-foot Lodge Garage is the perfect setting for an indoor ceremony (seats about 200 in theatre-style seating). It may also be used for a cocktail reception, shower, or intimate dinner.
No matter the season, the Packard Proving Grounds is an amazing backdrop for your ceremony, reception, and wedding photos.
Historical Tours Available
Docents can be scheduled during your event to provide scheduled historical tours of the Packard Proving Grounds.
The PPG Experience
Create a Wedding Customized to You
We provide the venue, and you take it from there. Choose your Wedding Planner, Caterer, DJ, Florist, Photographer, and more to make your event uniquely yours.
Incorporate Classic Packards into Your Event
Select Packard Cars from our collection are available for display during your event. You also have the option of adding a Car & Driver to chauffer you around the grounds. Both are available for a nominal fee.
The Packard Motor Car Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization
Proceeds help with the restoration of the grounds.
Reviews from Packard Brides & Grooms
Growing up close to the venue, I always loved driving by it and the history behind it. When I got engaged, I just knew I had to have my wedding at PPG. I looked at other venues, but none of them compared to this beautiful place. Mary Anne and Rene were amazing to work with and always answered any of my questions. I LOVE that this venue is a blank canvas for any bride to bring her wedding vision to life. I am so happy I got married here and cannot wait to receive my professional photos & video back to relive the best day ever. If you are looking for a rustic but elegant venue, I HIGHLY recommend Packard Proving Grounds.
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