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Weddings and Private Events
The Museum is closed for drop in hours until Friday, April 5th. Staff may not be available without a scheduled appointment.

Please call ahead of time to set up a visit with Jenna Raschke at 248.841.2674 or  

We would love to host your wedding or special event at our site!
Wedding couple standing in front of house in the shadows
Get Married at the Museum
The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm is available for indoor and outdoor weddings. Receptions are held inside our newly restored 1927 Calf Barn. Located in historic Stony Creek Village, the 1840 Van Hoosen Farmhouse was home to five generations of the Taylor and Van Hoosen families and has been carefully preserved and furnished with antiques belonging to the families. Our historic buildings and immaculately maintained grounds are undeniably unique and will amaze your guests. If you are searching for a venue full of history and character for your wedding locations, you found it! 

Indoor Ceremonies
Indoor ceremonies are held in the 1927 Calf Barn that has a capacity of 130 guests. This adaptively reused building is equipped with heat, a/c, a built in sound system, projector screen, as well as a backup generator, and is fully handicap accessible. The Calf Barn is conveniently located across the street from the Van Hoosen Farmhouse.

Calf Barn Floor Plans:
Floor Plan with Dimensions
Seating for 110 at Rectangular Tables
Seating for 130 at Circular Tables
Please be advised that the above floor plans are only examples. There will be variations based on furniture styles, sizes, and other items added for the event. 

Rental of the Calf Barn does not include tables, chairs, decorations or decorative lighting. You may set up the room as you choose.

Outdoor Ceremonies
Outdoor wedding ceremonies may be held near our 18-foot garden gazebo located in a maple and walnut grove, or along tranquil banks of Stony Creek. We offer flexibility in choosing your ideal location on our grounds. Carefully maintained perennial gardens are located throughout the property and make a wonderful backdrop for wedding photographs.

A private waiting area located on the main floor in the 1840 Van Hoosen Farmhouse is available to the bride and bridesmaids prior to indoor and outdoor wedding ceremonies.

Wedding Receptions
Wedding receptions can take place in the Museum's 1927 adaptively reused Calf Barn. This building has a maximum capacity for 130 guests (see floor plans above). The Rochester Hills Museum works exclusively with Cranks Catering. Please visit Cranks Catering for pricing, menu options, and other helpful information.
  
Make An Appointment or Check Availability
Fill out this wedding request form to request an appointment for a site visit, or to check availability.

Facility Use Fees and Rules
Please read this document carefully regarding the facility use fees and rules.  

A Special Place
The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm is available for your unique event. From wedding receptions, family reunions and birthday parties to anniversary celebrations, you will be surrounded by history in a beautiful and historic setting.  

Dairy Barn Please note: Tables, chairs, linens and decorations are not included in building rental.       

Museum Complex
The Museum complex includes the 1840 Van Hoosen Farmhouse - home to five generations of the Taylor and Van Hoosen families; the 1850 Red House and the 1927 Van Hoosen Dairy Barn that is filled with exhibits, videos and temporary displays that reflect the fascinating history of our community. Our buildings are surrounded by 16 acres of gardens and grounds and the property is bordered by Stoney Creek.

We would be honored to share our facility with you and we look forward to matching your needs with our unique site. We've been waiting for you since 1823!

Facilities to Rent
  • 16 acres of gardens and grounds
  • 1927 Dairy Barn with conference room, exhibit space and a capacity perfect for crowds up to 70 with chairs only, and 35 with tables and chairs.
  • Calf Barn seats up to 130 guests with tables and chairs.

Alcohol permitted on Museum grounds for special event rentals. Please contact Museum staff via or by calling 248.656.4663 to discuss restrictions. Crank's Catering is our exclusive caterer for all of your event needs. To check for availability, please contact the Museum at 248.656.4663.

Facility Use Fees and Rules
Please read this document carefully regarding the facility use fees and rules.  


Jenna Raschke
Jenna Raschke
Events Coordinator
Email
248.841.2674

Sylvia Finnigan
Sylvia Finnigan
Museum Event Associate
Email
248.841.2672



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