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.

Luxe Package

Price: $6,500

The “Luxe” package is an excellent value because it includes everything you need to create an unforgettable and lavish event. This package has everything from elegant and customizable room designs to luxurious amenities and services. Plus, with the convenience of a private lounge and ample parking, you and your guests can relax and enjoy the celebration without any stress or hassle. Choose the “Luxe” package for a luxurious and indulgent event experience that delivers excellent value.

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 Luxe 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

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.

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.

Visual Design Wall

In the Luxe package we offer a range of templates to display any of the following: food menus, bar lists, welcome signs, guest greetings, slideshows, photos, seating charts, and use as a whiteboard.

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.

100 Parking Spaces

With this package, you’ll have access to 100 parking spaces for your guests.

Popular Add-Ons

Enjoy your wedding day, stress free.

Custom colored up


This feature allows you to choose the colors of up-lighting for your event, creating a customized atmosphere that’s unique to you.


The historic Main Street East Atrium is roughly 700 square feet featuring exposed brick and natural wood. At 4 stories tall, the Atrium boasts plentiful natural lighting for an ideal cocktail hour setting or a picturesque extension to your reception space for you and guests.

End Of Night Convenience


As the festivities wind down, our dedicated team will not only gather your cherished personal decorations but also lend a hand with light cleaning to ensure a seamless transition. Moreover, we offer the convenience of overnight storage, ensuring your belongings are safely kept until your convenient next business day pickup. Let us take care of the details, leaving you with lasting memories of your special day.

Preferred Vendors

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