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Peek in the Lake Shore Room event rental space

Inside the new Visitor Center, our future event rental space, The Lake Shore Room, is looking great already.

The Lake Shore Room will be a beautiful, second-floor space where visitors can book their own personal, corporate or community events. The design of the room’s wood ceiling and recessed lighting takes cues from the 1930s “modern rooms” inside the historic house, designed by industrial designer Walter Dorwin Teague. The tile features on the walls were inspired by Lake St. Clair. The floor-to-ceiling windows in the Lake Shore Room showcase unparalleled views of Ford Cove, and the balcony allows you to walk out for a closer look and smell the breeze coming off the lake.

This state-of-the-art space can accommodate more than 100 guests and offers full AV. Delicious catering options will be available onsite.


Creating a private space where our visitors can enjoy their own special moments here on the estate is another way that we’re continuing the legacy of Edsel and Eleanor Ford.

Edsel and Eleanor were gracious hosts and they welcomed countless guests to the estate for social gatherings, fundraisers, dinners and meetings. They laughed, dined and made memories here, while enjoying the beautiful one-of-a-kind location that is Ford House.


When Eleanor gifted her home and estate to be opened for the benefit of the public, Ford House became a crown jewel to the surrounding community. When our new Visitor Center opens in spring 2021, Ford House will continue to be a haven for nature, history and education, while also offering some dedicated spaces where the community can gather and enjoy together.


The Visitor Center is positioned on the northern end of the property. The historic core of the estate remains preserved.

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