Wedding & Receptions

Situated on 263-acres of beautifully wooded land surrounding lakes and ponds, The Mendel Center has the versatility to be the ideal setting for the most magical day of your life. With flexible space options and access to our team of wedding experts, you can choose to have your ceremony, reception, or both with us.

Wedding ceremonies
When you choose to have your outdoor ceremony at The Mendel Center, you have peace of mind knowing you have an on-site, indoor rain location automatically reserved for you – at no additional charge. If you prefer an indoor wedding, we have several spaces from which you can choose.
You can rely on the services of one of our experienced wedding planners to help your day go smoothly – again, at no additional charge. Our wedding planner will direct the wedding party, handle set-up details as vendors arrive, and manage the ceremony so you can focus your full attention on your family and friends.

Wedding receptions
The Mendel Center is known for comfortably accommodating large, as well as intimate, receptions. The spacious, 14,400 sq. ft. Grand Upton Hall seats 150 to 700 guests with plenty of room for hours of dining, dancing, hugs, and celebration. Other rooms within the Mendel Center are just the right size for more intimate gatherings.

With its high ceiling and catwalk perfect for decorating, floor-length window overlooking the campus lake, and customized LED lighting designs, the Grand Upton Hall can be transformed into an elegant setting for a truly magical evening.

When you schedule your reception with us, you’ll enjoy the convenience of one-stop planning services. We have everything you need.

  • In-house chef and food preparation staff
  • Full bar service with wide selection of craft beers, wines, and liquors
  • Tables and chairs
  • Staging to elevate the head table
  • Dance floor
  • Audio and video equipment for special presentations
  • Sound and lighting design
  • In-house DJ services

Our location is also welcoming and accessible for your guests. Removed from the crowds and tourist centers, the quiet setting of The Mendel Center has ample, free parking adjacent to the building, and is easy to find. We are located within one mile of I-94 exit 30, as well as the US 31 Bypass exit 24. There are also more than 20 hotels and bed and breakfasts within a 10 minute drive.

View the Wedding Packages at the Mendel Center

Wedding rental information
Brittany Watts
Mendel Center Services Coordinator
(269) 927-8606 or by email