The Ellison Experience
It is your big day! Don't waste it in a second class facility.
Instead, give your guests the Ellison experience.

Simlply Elegant


Our grand 30,000 square foot venue boats soaring vaulted ceiling and can welcome up to 2,200 guests. Design your space for an indoor wedding and reception, or pair with our outdoor area to create the perfect setting. Private bridal suites the Beverly Room or Dale Suite.


The chic architecture, stunning chandelier, luxurious cocktail bar and elegant decor boats an upscale backdrop for any theme or color palette.


From the first interaction to the end of the event and everything in-between our experienced, detail oriented staff is committed to making your dreams into a reality. Be assured that every detail is addressed in our quest to maintain a legacy of extraordinary service.
Spacious Indoor Wedding Configurations

Spacious Indoor Wedding Configurations

Take the Worry out of Your Big Day!
The weather in Northern Michigan can be very unpredicable, relax on your big day and don't worry about the weather. We have over 30,000 square feet of indoor space, enough for any wedding! The Ellison Place even has enough space for an indoor wedding & reception area setup, so you don't have to worry about moving tables & chairs around in the event of inclement weather.
Outdoor Wedding Configurations

Outdoor Wedding Configurations

Enjoy the Best of Both Worlds!
At The Ellison Place we have a huge patio area attached by massive garage style doors, you can either enjoy a fully outdoor wedding, or bring the outside air in by keeping the huge bay doors open. Whichever configuration you prefer, you can enjoy the beautiful environment of Northern Michigan, while knowing that your guests are comfortably enjoying your special day. The Ellison Place even has enough space for an indoor wedding & reception area setup, so you don't have to worry about moving tables & chairs around in the event of inclement weather.
Guest Welcoming & Gift Storage

Guest Welcoming & Gift Storage Areas

Make the Best First Impression!
The welcome area of your wedding is often times the first impression you make on your guests. Don't settle for a crowded closet or a small foyer to invite your guests to your special day. At The Ellison Place there is an extraordinary amount of space and beautiful welcome areas can be designed right as guests walk in, giving them a place to drop their cards & gifts, while feeling welcomed into the event!
Spacious Reception Areas

Spacious Reception Areas

No Stress over Table Design & Configuration
Every bride has their own personal preference and every bride has spent hours determining their guest list and table seating assignments. The Ellison Place can accomodate all of your special requests. Need a long rectangular table setup? We have the space for that. A hundred round tables? We can do that too. You worry about the guest configuration, we have the space to make it work.
Elegant Bar

Elegant Bar & Hors d'oeuvre Service Area

Transition Space with A Bar & Service Area
Give your guests a place to congregate and mingle during the time between the wedding ceremony and the reception. This is generally a time for the wedding party and the families to take photos, but the guests are left waiting. The Ellison Place can accommodate large groups in its bar and hors d'oeuvre service area, giving the guests something to enjoy during the in-between time before the reception starts.
Dance Floor

Party into the Night with a Dedicated Dance Floor Area

Dance the Night Away!
Everyone enjoys dancing to celebrate the special wedding, don't make your guests feel crammed and like there is no space to move! The Ellison Place can accomodate huge dance floors with large sound and light equipment setup. We also have plenty of vertical space as well for light stands and other equipment.
Diane, Lori & Kevin went above and beyond to make our wedding day perfect! The Ellison Place is such a beautiful venue and with the best team they made everything about my wedding day run smoothly with no problems!
Kaylee G.
Kaylee G.
My wedding was absolutely amazing! Between Ronda, Diane, and Lori—everything went great! I could not have asked for a better venue.
Elizabeth S.
Elizabeth S.
Two of my best friends just said I Do at the Ellison and it is a Stunning venue. The day was amazing and everything went very smoothly. Staff was friendly and besides a few minor hiccups it was a perfect day.
Amanda L.
Amanda L.

Important Venue Information

Large Capacity
The Ellison Place can accommodate events hosting up to 2,200 people at a time.
High Tech Multi-Media Options
We have a media room and multiple connectivity areas for DJs and Event planners to take advantage of.
Convenient Location
We are located just off I-75 in Gaylord, Michigan, one of the most centrally located cities in all of Northern Michigan.
Floor Space
The Ellison Place has over 30,000 square feet of floor space available, making for endless configuration possibilities.
Coat Check Area
The Ellison Place has a dedicated coat check area for inclement & cold weather days. Your guests will thank you!
Abundant Parking
Don't worry about parking attendants, we have plenty of parking for all your guests.
Ready Rooms
We have several different rooms which are designed to be separate ready rooms, giving both the bride & groom their own space to enjoy and relax on the wedding day.
Separate Bathroom Areas
With 2 women's and 2 men's bathrooms you can use one set for just the wedding party and the families, while your guests can use the other set of bathrooms.
Multiple Entry Areas
With several different entrances you can keep the wedding parties & families out of the public eye while preparing for the wedding ceremonies.

Important Local Area Information

Lodging Options
With over 15 hotels located in the Gaylord, Michigan area, your guests will have no problem finding the perfect accommodations.
Award Winning City
Gaylord (also knows as the Alpine Village) has been named one of the top 10 must see travel destinations in the state of Michigan.
All Seasons Enjoyment
All 4 seasons are great for a wedding at The Ellison Place, people love to come to Gaylord year round. There is always something for your guests to enjoy!

Interested in Learning More?

Contact our Facility Director Diane Bartow to schedule a private tour of The Ellison Place.
Contact our Facility Director Diane Bartow for pricing information at The Ellison Place.
Already know the details about The Ellison Place, ready to book it? Contact us to book your date today!