Oct. 2023

The Desenberg Event Center officially opened October of 2023.


The final tenant of the Desenberg building before it became the Desenberg Event Center was Huntington National Bank. The bank occupied the building from 1987-2019.


After the building was repurposed again, it became the Schau-Powell sporting goods store. This store remained in business until 1985 when it eventually shut down.


In the 1950s, the building was repurposed and became Hooker Glass & Paint Store. This store sold home improvement products and supplies such as paint, wallpaper, mirrors, and more.

Early 1900's

In the early 1900s, the building was bought by a wealthy German family. The family would renovate the Desenberg and continue its life as a store until WWI.


The Desenberg building was built in 1886 to house the Desenberg Grocery Company. Legendary Chicago architect Louis Sullivan and his partner Dankmar Alder designed the building which is now the last remaining Sullivan structure in Michigan.

Essential Package

Price: $4,500

The “Essential” package is designed to provide everything you need for an easy and impressive event with value in its uniqueness and ease. Our team of professionals is dedicated to helping you plan and execute every aspect of your special day, so you can sit back, relax, and enjoy the celebration. Choose “The Essential” package for an easy and impressive event that has value in its uniqueness and ease.

Included Features

Enjoy your wedding day, stress free.

Integrated Sound

System & Lighting

Play music throughout the venue using a wireless, high-quality sound system. You can play pre-selected playlists or DJ in real-time using your device. Also included is our beautiful pendant house lighting that will enhance any event.

House Tables & Chairs

Our Essential package includes tables and chairs for guests to use during the event. The number of tables and chairs provided will depend on the size of your guest list.

Catering Kitchen Access

Available for use by you or your chosen caterer to plate and serve food for your guests.

10-Hour Consecutive

Venue Access

Includes up to 10 hours of consecutive access to the venue on the day of the event, giving you plenty of time to set up, have the ceremony or party, take photos, and celebrate with your guests.

Pre-Wedding Venue

Layout & Design Meeting

You’ll have the option to choose from a selection of elegant room designs to create the perfect setting for your event. You’ll be able to choose from various styles, colors, and layouts to suit your tastes.

Seating Chart

Management Tool

This tool provides access to a collaborative system for you and your vendors. Allowing you to create your preferred seating chart and your vendors to be informed of your guest count and design whereabouts.

Day of Venue


This package includes a day of Venue Coordinator who will provide direction to vendors upon arrival and departure to assist with space utilization including but not limited to: Wi-Fi usage, venue tech set-up, finding items in storage, etc.

Popular Add-Ons

Enjoy your wedding day, stress free.

Private Lounge

Our private lounge is a luxurious space where you and your guests can relax and unwind before or during the event with personalized access code for entry. Lounge access includes light snacks and non-alcoholic beverages.

Parking Lot Package

Ensuring convenient and hassle-free parking right by the venue’s doorstep. No need to worry about distant parking lots or lengthy walks. This enhancement guarantees that your guests can arrive and depart with ease, focusing on celebrating your special day without any parking-related stress.

Preferred Vendors

** The Desenberg does not require any specific vendor to be used. **