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Gov Warner Museum

Warner Mansion in the FallThe City Clerk’s Department provides general direction and oversight to the Governor Warner Museum. Reservations for weddings, commercial photography, special events, large tours and self-catered porch parties are taken by the Clerk’s office.

The Museum hosts a number of events throughout the year including: porch parties, annual fashion show, Founders Festival activities, Ghost Walk and annual Jaycee Tree lighting.

Please call the Clerk’s Office at 248-474-5500 ext. 2225 for more information on serving as a volunteer or making reservations for your next special event.

The Museum is located at 33805 Grand River Avenue one block west of Farmington Road. It is open 1-5 PM on the first Sunday of the month and every Wednesday April through December.

To check availability for your next special occasion, click here to view the calendar.

To Reserve the Warner Mansion Grounds:

  1. Review the calendar to determine date availability
  2. Complete and print the Warner Mansion Reservation Application
  3. Return your completed reservation form and fee to the Clerk’s office
  4. Your reservation is not confirmed until the form and fee have been received
Use of Gazebo/Grounds for Groups


Warner Mansion GazeboFees, Charges and Policy

  1. Main Building:
    • Admission:
      • Adults $3.00
      • Youth, 7-12 Years $1.00
      • Children, 6 and Under with Adult N/C
  2. Gazebo: Weddings or Group Rental
    • 2 ½ Hour Minimum Rental
      • Farmington/Farmington Hills residents $250.00
      • Non-residents $300.00
    • Each additional hour (or portion thereof):
      • Residents $100.00
      • Non-residents $125.00
      • $50.00 Deposit Required
  3. Other Charges and Rentals
    • Commercial photography $50.00/hr
    • $1,000/annual
    • Tent (3-days) $ 500.00
    • Family groups (donations) $35.00
    • Non-wedding groups $100.00/hr
    • Porch (2 hours) $75.00
      • (each additional hour) $25.00
    • All rentals include use of electricity, cold water, and the outside restroom. The outside restroom will be open from May to October.
    • Extended usages such as tent setup, etc. are negotiated with the City for pricing.
    • Wedding/Solemnized by Mayor $50.00 (any location in City)
  4. Policy
    • There will be only one group at a time on the grounds
    • The group is responsible for setting up chairs and any other requirements.
    • Only the Museum grounds and gazebo can be used; no admittance to the house permitted during group rentals.
    • Any caterer must have self-contained facilities, no use of the house kitchen permitted.
    • Reservations for events and commercial photography required.

Amended 2-16-17