Create your dream wedding at the Dow Center! Whether an intimate ceremony or a lavish reception, the Dow Center offers flexible options to suit your needs. Choose from a number of ceremony locations right on the Hillsdale College campus, including beautiful Slayton Arboretum and Christ Chapel. Reception locations include conference rooms at the Dow Center and the elegant and spacious Searle Center, with capacity for 700 guests. Full-service catering is available as well. Let the Dow Center help you plan a wedding that is truly unforgettable!


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Your Special Day Amid Classic Elegance

Allow us to bring your wedding day vision to life. Let our creative and experienced event professionals help you achieve your goals by impressing your guests with the perfect venue along with gourmet food and beverage offerings that complement your theme.

Enjoy the elegance and grandeur of a big-city ballroom at the Searle Center, adjacent to the Dow Center. The Searle Center offers the perfect location for wedding receptions, dinner banquets, fundraising galas, and more, for up to 700 people. A dance floor and grand piano are available, and the room can accommodate either a DJ or a live band.

Christ Chapel was designed by prominent architect and University of Notre Dame professor Duncan Stroik. Featuring a 64-foot painted barrel ceiling, 14 columns, arched windows, and wooden pews, the chapel is capable of seating 1,350 people.

Christ Chapel is available on a case-by-case basis for faculty, staff, student, and alumni weddings only. The Searle Center, Arboretum, and other Dow Center facilities are available to the public. 

For more information or to book, contact Group Event Sales Manager Kris Healy at [email protected] or (517) 607-4288.

A wedding ceremony in Christ's Chapel.