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.

Premier Package

Price: $10,500

Crafted for those who demand nothing but the finest, the “Premier” package encapsulates a comprehensive suite of services that guarantees a seamless and stress-free event planning journey. From inception to execution, every facet of your occasion will be orchestrated with the utmost precision, allowing you to revel in the celebration without a single concern. Our team of seasoned professionals is dedicated to bringing your vision to life, transforming your dream event into a reality that will forever be etched in memory. With the “Premier” package, your event will not only be extraordinary – it will be truly unforgettable.

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 Premier 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.

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.

Extensive Event


This package offers a comprehensive and hassle-free approach to orchestrating your big day. From conceptualization to execution, a dedicated team of professionals handles every detail. This service includes vendor selection and management, budget planning, timeline creation, and design coordination, ensuring that your vision comes to life flawlessly. On the wedding day, the team manages logistics, coordinates vendors, and handles any unexpected challenges, allowing you to savor every moment without stress. Ultimately, creating a memorable and seamless wedding experience.

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.

Visual Design Wall & Planning Meeting

For crafting personalized visuals to enhance the wedding experience. Through discussions with the couple and their preferences, details about their journey, milestones, and shared moments are collected. 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.

Complimentary Parking

We’re happy to offer you complimentary parking during your visit with us. No need to worry about meters or fees – focus on enjoying your time here.

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.

Host Gift

To Show our appreciation for entrusting us with your special day.

Popular Add-Ons

Enjoy your wedding day, stress free.


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. **