General Information & Pricing

Don’t just make plans – make history!

Dining in the Streets of Old DetroitThe Detroit Historical Museum is located in Detroit’s Midtown Cultural Center and is home to the Streets of Old Detroit, America’s Motor City and many other exhibits sure to entertain and inspire your party guests.

With several private spaces and the option to setup throughout the entire museum, the Detroit Historical Museum is an outstanding location for parties of up to 1,000 guests!

We've installed new galleries, enhanced our signature exhibits, and upgraded the museum’s private-event spaces. Host an event in any of our new spaces!

 

 

Please call us at 313.833.1456 to schedule a free consultation with our events sales manager or view our rental information pages for more details.

Take a virtual tour of our galleries with Google Maps.

 

Pricing and Capacity

The prices below include the following accommodations and services. 

  • General rentals include four hours of event time with an hour and thirty minutes to decorate beforehand and one hour afterwards for cleanup. Additional hours available for a fee.
  • Wedding packages include extra time and other accommodations.
  • Consultations with our professional event operations staff.
  • Free afterhours parking for up to 70 vehicles, as available. Parking during museum hours is $9 as available.
  • Usage of the museum’s tables and chairs. Linens can be rented through your caterer or a linen vendor.
  • General admission is included for all rentals that take place during museum hours. For rentals that take place after museum business hours, access to the museum and its exhibits is included with the rental of the entire museum, Streets of Old Detroit, Allesee Gallery of Culture and America’s Motor City. Smaller rentals may add entire museum access for an additional $300.
  •  Although we do not have a liquor license, you may serve adult beverages at your event. Nonprofits may apply for a special one day liquor license through the State of Michigan Liquor Control Commission. Corporate and private events may serve adult beverages as long as there is no cost for the food, beverage, or to attend the event. Your caterer must be hired to serve adult beverages at your event.
  • Event liability insurance is included with all facility rentals.
  • All rentals are subject to a refundable $1,000 security deposit, payable by check which may be returned uncashed if not needed.
  • All rentals are subject to a non-refundable $300 cleaning fee, which defrays the cost of additional sanitizing before and after events and post-event cleaning.
  • Nonprofit organizations will receive a 10% discount on the rental of the entire museum, America's Motor City, Allesee Gallery of Culture and The Streets of Old Detroit.
Entire Museum

Capacity: 1,000 strolling

Price: $6,500

Saturday Price: $8,000

America’s Motor City             

Capacity: 150 strolling or 64-88 seated               

Price: $1,675

Saturday Price: $1,850

Gallery of Culture

Capacity: 150 strolling or 72-88 seated

Price: $1,850

Saturday Price: $2,000

Streets of Old Detroit

Capacity: 250 strolling or 75-125 seated

Price: $2,000

Saturday Price: $2,250

Legends Plaza (outdoors)

Capacity: 200 strolling or 100 seated

Price: $1,850

Saturday Price: $2,000

Wrigley Hall

Capacity: 64 seated

Currently unavailable - featuring Boom Town: Detroit in the 1920s

Grand Trunk Passenger Station

Capacity: 64 seated

Price: $750

Louise Booth Auditorium

Capacity: 139 seated

Price: $650

DeRoy Conference Center

Capacity: 12 seated

Currently unavailable - featuring Body By Fisher

 

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

Additional options
  • Coat Check: $30 per hour, per attendant (4 hour minimum)
  • Gift Shop Attendant: $30 per hour, per attendant (4 hour minimum)
  • Additional Rental Time: $150 per additional hour (you may add up to 2 additional hours)
  • Entire Museum Access Package: $300 (may be added to smaller events that do not include entire museum access)
  • Security: $60 per hour, per person
  • A.V. Attendant: $30 per hour, per attendant
  • Basic A.V. (microphone, podium and speakers): $150 flat fee, up to 4 hours of use
  • Advanced A.V. (mic, podium, speakers, projector, screen, laptop): $200 flat fee, up to 4 hours of use

Please note that all prices are subject to change and may vary with your unique needs. Please call 313.833.1456 to schedule a free consultation with our events sales manager.