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Michigan Union

Ann Arbor , MI
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530 S. State
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 US (map)

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
50
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
3
Describe your venue:
Ballroom, Banquet Hall, Historic
Describe the style of your venue
Glamorous, Vintage, Classic
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
300
What event services do you offer?
Catering / Bar, Clean Up, Event Rentals, Liability Insurance, Lighting / Sound, Set Up
What catering services do you offer?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, French Service, Hors d'Oeuvres, Outside Cake OK, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What event items are available?
Audio Equipment, Chair Covers, Chairs, Dance Floor, Drapery, Furniture, Lighting, Tables
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, China, Chocolate Fountain, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Valet, Wheelchair Access

REVIEWS

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Sarah
Wedding:
5/25/2014
5.0/5.0
I was one of those brides when it came to last minute changes and swaps. Ken Knell at the Union was so great to work with--he made everything I wanted happen. The staff the night of were amazing. They made us a to go box of food, carried everything out to the cars, and took care of us like were family. I'd highly suggest a trip to the Union if you're looking for a great venue for your wedding.
I was one of those brides when it came to last minute changes and swaps. Ken Knell at the Union was so great to work Read more...
I was one of those brides when it came to last minute changes and swaps. Ken Knell at the Union was so great to work with--he made everything I wanted happen. The staff the night of were amazing. They made us a to go box of food, carried everything out to the cars, and took care of us like were family. I'd highly suggest a trip to the Union if you're looking for a great venue for your wedding. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
5/17/2014
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding ceremony in the Pendleton Room and the reception in the Rogel Ballroom. Ken Knell and the rest of the staff were so easy to work with. Ken was very responsive to my emails and promptly answered all of our questions. We had a custom Indian menu with a private tasting, and the chef took great notes so our requested suggestions and changes were incorporated into the actual menu. Everyone loved the food at the reception! The staff coordinated with our other vendors so all details were taken care of without worry. We were very happy to have our wedding there!
We had our wedding ceremony in the Pendleton Room and the reception in the Rogel Ballroom. Ken Knell and the rest of the Read more...
We had our wedding ceremony in the Pendleton Room and the reception in the Rogel Ballroom. Ken Knell and the rest of the staff were so easy to work with. Ken was very responsive to my emails and promptly answered all of our questions. We had a custom Indian menu with a private tasting, and the chef took great notes so our requested suggestions and changes were incorporated into the actual menu. Everyone loved the food at the reception! The staff coordinated with our other vendors so all details were taken care of without worry. We were very happy to have our wedding there! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Shannon
Wedding:
9/22/2012
4.7/5.0
Choosing the Michigan Union for my reception location was one of the best decisions I made. Ken Knell was excellent to work with- very knowledgeable and personable. The staff day of were fantastic- the night went on without a hitch. The staff were very accomidating and friendly- for example, asking myself and the groom if we wanted our meals held while we were doing table visits.The food was great as well. The Pendleton room is a gorgeous setting for a wedding, a highly recommend it!
Choosing the Michigan Union for my reception location was one of the best decisions I made. Ken Knell was excellent to Read more...
Choosing the Michigan Union for my reception location was one of the best decisions I made. Ken Knell was excellent to work with- very knowledgeable and personable. The staff day of were fantastic- the night went on without a hitch. The staff were very accomidating and friendly- for example, asking myself and the groom if we wanted our meals held while we were doing table visits.The food was great as well. The Pendleton room is a gorgeous setting for a wedding, a highly recommend it! Read less
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Kristin
Wedding:
6/30/2012
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding reception in the Rogel Ballroom of the Union. Ken Knell was our coordinator through the planning process and we had a very easy time working with him to bring the wedding together. Everything went exactly as planned. The food was delicious and definitely lived up to our expectations. The waitstaff was very helpful and efficient. Ken was responsive to my emails and phone calls and made sure I always had my questions answered. He worked with us to create exactly what we wanted. He recommended the florist and the baker to us and both were phenomenal. On the day of the event, Clare (Claire?) was in charge of ensuring everything went smoothly and she was wonderful. She was patient and full of information. They seriously made my wedding day so stress free. It was a relief to know that they had everything under control and my husband and I could just enjoy the day.
We had our wedding reception in the Rogel Ballroom of the Union. Ken Knell was our coordinator through the planning Read more...
We had our wedding reception in the Rogel Ballroom of the Union. Ken Knell was our coordinator through the planning process and we had a very easy time working with him to bring the wedding together. Everything went exactly as planned. The food was delicious and definitely lived up to our expectations. The waitstaff was very helpful and efficient. Ken was responsive to my emails and phone calls and made sure I always had my questions answered. He worked with us to create exactly what we wanted. He recommended the florist and the baker to us and both were phenomenal. On the day of the event, Clare (Claire?) was in charge of ensuring everything went smoothly and she was wonderful. She was patient and full of information. They seriously made my wedding day so stress free. It was a relief to know that they had everything under control and my husband and I could just enjoy the day. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Sara
Wedding:
9/17/2011
5.0/5.0
Every single person-especially Ken Knell, was amazing. Not one bad thing to say. Perfect service, wonderful staff and great attention to detail.
Every single person-especially Ken Knell, was amazing. Not one bad thing to say. Perfect service, wonderful staff and Read more...
Every single person-especially Ken Knell, was amazing. Not one bad thing to say. Perfect service, wonderful staff and great attention to detail. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, Wedding Venue
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jeanlouise
Wedding:
10/16/2009
4.0/5.0
Ken Knell was an excellent coordinator - very helpful and thoughtful and always willing to answer questions. The food was pricey but absolutely fantastic - our guests couldn't stop raving about the tenderness of the beef filet and the tasty red pepper ravioli. Staff on the day of the wedding kindly help us set up our tables and favors. They boxed our cake top and even gave us a lovely late night snack pack to take back to our hotel after the wedding!
You must book far in advance for spots at the Union because it is a popular venue, especially in the fall - so there is little flexibility. The rooms also cost more for non-university groups/parties. However, the rooms were so beautiful they didn't require much decorating, which saved us money.
All in all, a great spot for a wedding or any event!
Ken Knell was an excellent coordinator - very helpful and thoughtful and always willing to answer questions. The food was Read more...
Ken Knell was an excellent coordinator - very helpful and thoughtful and always willing to answer questions. The food was pricey but absolutely fantastic - our guests couldn't stop raving about the tenderness of the beef filet and the tasty red pepper ravioli. Staff on the day of the wedding kindly help us set up our tables and favors. They boxed our cake top and even gave us a lovely late night snack pack to take back to our hotel after the wedding!
You must book far in advance for spots at the Union because it is a popular venue, especially in the fall - so there is little flexibility. The rooms also cost more for non-university groups/parties. However, the rooms were so beautiful they didn't require much decorating, which saved us money.
All in all, a great spot for a wedding or any event! Read less
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shermie97
Wedding:
9/12/2009
4.9/5.0
I had my ceremony in the Pendleton Room, which was perfect and beautiful! I had my reception in the Grand Ballroom, which was absolutely perfect and had the best feel in terms of 'evening glamour combined with coziness'.

The Michigan Union was amazing in terms of value! The facilities are also gorgeous with an 'early 30's' feel in terms of architecture and woodwork. I was impressed with their customer service, wait staff and all of my guests were blown away by how great everything looked!
I had my ceremony in the Pendleton Room, which was perfect and beautiful! I had my reception in the Grand Ballroom, which Read more...
I had my ceremony in the Pendleton Room, which was perfect and beautiful! I had my reception in the Grand Ballroom, which was absolutely perfect and had the best feel in terms of 'evening glamour combined with coziness'.

The Michigan Union was amazing in terms of value! The facilities are also gorgeous with an 'early 30's' feel in terms of architecture and woodwork. I was impressed with their customer service, wait staff and all of my guests were blown away by how great everything looked! Read less
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innak
Wedding:
5/9/2009
4.9/5.0
The Union was great! I emailed and met with Ken, the planner there, sooooo much and he was always gracious and helpful. We planned everything to the detail, and it was implemented flawlessly. When I got to my reception, everything was set up so much more beautifully than I had imagined! And the staff was amazingly helpful and responded to all my requests and whims throughout the day. It was not cheap, but it was beautiful and terrific fun!
The Union was great! I emailed and met with Ken, the planner there, sooooo much and he was always gracious and helpful. We Read more...
The Union was great! I emailed and met with Ken, the planner there, sooooo much and he was always gracious and helpful. We planned everything to the detail, and it was implemented flawlessly. When I got to my reception, everything was set up so much more beautifully than I had imagined! And the staff was amazingly helpful and responded to all my requests and whims throughout the day. It was not cheap, but it was beautiful and terrific fun! Read less
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Amy W.
Wedding:
8/16/2008
4.8/5.0
The Michigan Union is a beautiful venue to have your reception and/or your wedding ceremony. My husband and I could not have been more pleased with the beauty of the building and how everything turned out. Ken Knell, Director of Event Services, was very helpful in making sure that his staff would be in place on the night of our wedding and take care of the details. My only concern with the Union is that we were not aware that Ken would not be there on the night of the wedding and that we were ultimately at the mercy of his staff - whom we did not know or had never met. This made it difficult on the day of the wedding when we had complications and didn't know who to talk with. There were some other communication glitches, but overall it was a beautiful wedding and the small things that we noticed were not noticed by our guests so much! I would recommend the Union to any couple looking for a very elegant venue to get married in! Good Luck!
The Michigan Union is a beautiful venue to have your reception and/or your wedding ceremony. My husband and I could not Read more...
The Michigan Union is a beautiful venue to have your reception and/or your wedding ceremony. My husband and I could not have been more pleased with the beauty of the building and how everything turned out. Ken Knell, Director of Event Services, was very helpful in making sure that his staff would be in place on the night of our wedding and take care of the details. My only concern with the Union is that we were not aware that Ken would not be there on the night of the wedding and that we were ultimately at the mercy of his staff - whom we did not know or had never met. This made it difficult on the day of the wedding when we had complications and didn't know who to talk with. There were some other communication glitches, but overall it was a beautiful wedding and the small things that we noticed were not noticed by our guests so much! I would recommend the Union to any couple looking for a very elegant venue to get married in! Good Luck! Read less
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