The Northville Historical Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit volunteer organization responsible for the financing and operation of Mill Race Village and preservation of the Northville Archives.

(248) 348-1845

215 Griswold St

Northville MI 48167

©2019 BY MILL RACE VILLAGE, NORTHVILLE HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Weddings at Mill Race Village

Plan your wedding on the charming grounds or in the historic 1845 New School church. With exclusive use of Mill Race Village, your wedding can be held any time of the year. In the Church or outside in the gazebo, weather permitting, your ceremony will be a memorable event in this picturesque Victorian setting.

 

A Village Representative will be with you during your event to open and close the church and to keep the public off the grounds of the Village while your wedding is in progress, ensuring your privacy. Couples must provide their own clergy or officiant to perform their ceremony. Decorating the wedding site and clean up of the site is the responsibility of the couple. If you're planning an outdoor event for your wedding the Church is available for use in case of inclement weather.

 

Note cards depicting the Church and the gazebo are available for purchase for use as invitations or thank you notes.

Please note: Per city ordinance, alcohol and smoking are strictly prohibited on grounds and all buildings.

New School Church
  • Heated and air-conditioned.

  • Unity candles are the only flames allowed.

  • Antique electric organ included (see photo below).

  • 10 pews seat approximately 50 (see photo below).

  • Approximately 70 wooden folding chairs – may be set up outside.

  • Chairs and pews may be rearranged. Must be put back to original placements.

  • Capacity is 120.

  • Small balcony (see photos below).

  • Handicap accessible to main floor.

  • Two large bathrooms downstairs – can be used as dressing rooms. Cady Inn has handicap accessible restrooms. Call office to make arrangements.

  • Complete kitchen downstairs.

Many couples prefer to use the natural beauty of the grounds (on the green, in the gardens, on the bridge, or in the gazebo) as a backdrop for weddings and photos and use the Church as a back-up in case of rain or extreme temperatures).

Wedding Rentals

The Village is yours exclusively and is closed to any other events. Two hours for a Wedding; one hour for a Rehearsal. These two hours include any need for set-up, decorating and clean-up time.

 

  • $300 security deposit, due two weeks from booking (returned following event)

  • $750 rental, due six months prior to wedding date

  • $150 for an extra one-half hour

  • $300 for each additional hour

  • $100 optional chair set-up and take-down service

Wedding Vendors

Please call the office to inquire about:

  • Carriages

  • Catering

  • Equipment Rental

  • Flowers/Decorating

  • Limousine Service

  • Ministers

  • Photography

  • Wedding Consultant

  • Videography

  • Music (Bagpipers, Brass, Dulcimer, Flute, Guitar, Harp, Keyboard/Organ, String Music)

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If you are interested in having your wedding at Mill Race Village,  please check the Availability Calendar for available dates.  When you believe you know the date you want, please call the office. We will fill out a contract that will hold your date for two weeks so you can coordinate your plans. By the end of the two weeks, a $300 security deposit is due with the signed contract. Two months prior to the ceremony, the $750 rental fee is due. Your total deposit at that point is $1,050. After your ceremony, a check will be issued to you for the $300 security deposit, assuming all of the terms of the agreement are met.

Booking

Village parking lot capacity is 56. Ford Field (next door) capacity is 65.

Parking

Mill Race Village has a Photography Policy that prohibits professional photographers from taking pictures on the grounds without paying a fee. This policy does not apply to weddings held at Mill Race Village. You are free to use any photographer you wish and no additional fees are imposed.

Photography

 - On the Green

 - In the Gardens

 - On the Bridge

Grounds
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