General Information & Pricing

Don’t just make plans – make history!

The Gothic RoomThe Dossin Great Lakes Museum, a maritime heritage museum, stands on the shores of Detroit’s historic Belle Isle, one of America’s grandest city parks.  Here, you’ll explore rare artifacts exhibiting 300 years of Great Lakes history.

Party guests will take in a panoramic view of the Detroit River and Canada and step back in time through the Gothic Room – originally a luxurious lounge on the City of Detroit III Great Lakes steamer.

With indoor and outdoor space available, your options are limitless!  The Dossin Great Lakes Museum is truly a unique venue sure to make your event special.

Please call us at 313.833.1733 to schedule a free consultation with our events planning experts or follow the links for more options.


Pricing and Capacity

The prices below include the following accommodations and services:

  • General museum admission for your guests
  • Access to all available museum exhibits
  • Consultation(s) with our event planners
Entire museum

*Includes the Gothic Room, DeRoy Hall and main exhibition gallery.

Capacity: 400 strolling or 125 seated

Price: $2,000

DeRoy Hall

Capacity: 125 seated

Price: $600

The Gothic Room

Capacity: 50 seated

Price: $400

Note: capacity is subject to change with other spatial needs, such as buffet, dancing, gift table, etc.

A $150 maintenance fee will be added to the final cost of all events.

Additional Options

Docent-guided tour, as available: $25 per hour, per docent
Basic audio/visual package: $100 flat fee for up to 4 hours of use
Advanced audio/visual package: $200 flat fee for up to 4 hours of use
Museum store attendant: $25 per hour
Attended coat check: $25 per hour
Linen & chair cover placement by Detroit Historical Society staff: $50
Wedding rehearsals outside of standard business hours: $100 

Please note that all prices are subject to change and may vary with your unique needs. Please call 313.833.1733 to schedule a free consultation with our events planner.