Event Space

Event Locations & Space

For inquiries, please contact the Facility Rental Office at (313) 494-5801(313) 494-5893or (313) 494-5828.

Ford Freedom Rotunda

The Ford Freedom Rotunda offers a beautiful backdrop for your next event. It is distinct from any setting in the world and offers the perfect atmosphere for almost every occasion.  This amazing space is under our famous, majestic dome and adorned with the spectacular exhibition, "Ring of Genealogy."

• Sit Down Reception – 250 guests
• Sit Down Reception w/Dance floor – 200 guests (dance floor is an extra cost of $500)
• Auditorium/Lecture – 400 guests
• Strolling Reception – 500 guests

Contemporary Artist Gallery

Showcasing up and coming artists, the Contemporary Artist Gallery is perfect for seated dinners as well as buffets.  Also known as the Multi-Purpose Room, this gallery provides ample space for receptions, business meetings, lectures and most any event.

• Sit Down Reception – 200 guests
• Sit Down Reception w/Dance area – 180 guests
• Auditorium/Lecture – 300 guests
• Strolling Reception – 300 guests

Lewis Latimer Cafe

Our inviting Lewis Latimer Café has floor to ceiling windows overlooking an outdoor patio. The indoor facility offers an ideal setting for showers, VIP receptions and other events.

• Sit down Reception – 50 guests
• Auditorium/Lecture – 70 guests
• Strolling Reception – 100 guests

• Sit Down Reception Style – 300 guests
• Reception w/Dance area - 250 guests
• Strolling Reception – 400 guests

General Motors Theater

Our newly renovated, state-of-the-art General Motors Theater, providing seating for 317 guests, provides a quaint, intimate setting for lectures, concerts, films, presentations, seminars and workshops.


(Our Audio-Visual Technician is required for all GM Theater rentals. Contact a Facility Rental Coordinator for services & fees.)

Multi-Media Lecture Room

One Classroom 
Classroom style - 22 guests
Auditorium style - 50-70 guests
Workshop style - 50 guests

Two Classrooms 
Classroom style - 44 guests
Auditorium style 100 guests
Workshop style - 100 guests

Three Classrooms 
Classroom style - 66 guests
Auditorium style - 160 guests
Workshop style - 160 guests

Without AV includes: Microphone, Podium, DVD

With AV includes: Podium, microphone, DVD, LCD connection, video conferencing.

Trustees Board Room

The Trustees Board Room is the perfect executive conference room setting for your corporate meeting.  Equipped with everything you need to have a successful business meeting – flipcharts, digital projector, dry erase board, and a spacious conference table seating 35 – 50 guests.


* Please note that all facility rental spaces/fees includes the setup of your tables and chairs. It does not include any décor, linen, or catering.

* Holidays are subject to price increase

* Capacity subject to setups