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The Michigan Flight Museum is a unique location to hold your private event located at the Historic Willow Run Airport. From the Museum exhibit hall to the Roush Aeronautics Center Hangar, the Museum is perfect for private dinners, hosting meetings, corporate parties, and more!

FACILITIES AVAILABLE

Small Classroom (40 ppl max)
Large Classroom (120 ppl max)
Exhibit hall (100 ppl max)
North Bay of Roush Aeronautics Center

Click below to see about availability for your event or to get more information.

MUSEUM RENTALS AVAILABLE

updated jan, 2024

Classrooms:

  • Small Classroom: Maximum 40 people with 60” round tables, although it is tight. 32-36 people is more comfortable. Auditorium style seating can hold about 50 people. 8’ tables are also provided if needed. This room does not have AV capabilities, there is no podium, microphone, or projector. The room is 40’LX19’W.
  • Large Classroom: Maximum 120 people with 60” round tables, although it is tight. 100 people is more comfortable. Auditorium style seating can hold about 150 people. 8’ tables are also provided if needed. This room includes podium, microphone, and projector. The room is 40L’X57W’.

Exhibit Hall

  • Holds a maximum of 100 people, strolling receptions ONLY.
  • High tops must be rented and are the only tables permitted in the Exhibit Hall.
  • Linens not provided.
  • Exhibit Hall can be used for strolling dinner/ appetizers, dessert displays, beverage displays.
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Full Museum Rental Pricing (After Museum Hours):

  • Rental option: Available ONLY for the entire Museum which includes Exhibit Hall, Small and Large Classrooms
  • Must use our preferred caterer
  • Hours- 4:00pm to 11:00pm. All set up and tear down must take place during this time.
    • Set up is an hour, from 4-5 and tear down from 10-11


Standard: $3,995

Discounted: $3,195

Discounted applies to Non-profits (must provide proof of non-profit status), Michigan Flight Museum Member (available to members who are currently a member and have been a member for 5 consecutive years), Museum Donors of $10k cumulative, or community elected individuals or individuals running for an elected position. 

Additional Museum Rental Options (After Hours):

$300 for simulators

Museum Classroom Rental Pricing (During Museum Hours):

  • Rental option: Available only for the small or large classroom. Room rentals do not permit any other exclusive use of the museum’s facilities other than the rooms themselves.
  • Can bring in outside food and nonalcoholic beverages only.
  • Hours- 10am to 4pm. All set up and tear down must take place during this time. This includes rental pickups unless previously discussed.

 

Large Classroom: $1,995

Discounted: $1,495

Discounted applies to Non-profits (must provide proof of non-profit status), Michigan Flight Museum Member (available to members who are currently a member and have been a member for 5 consecutive years), Museum Donors of $10k cumulative, or community elected individuals or individuals running for an elected position. 

Small Classroom: $995

Discounted: $495

Discounted applies to Non-profits (must provide proof of non-profit status), Michigan Flight Museum Member (available to members who are currently a member and have been a member for 5 consecutive years), Museum Donors of $10k cumulative, or community elected individuals or individuals running for an elected position.  

Requirements for Museum Rentals:

  • $500 deposit required for all rentals along with the signed contract. The date will not be reserved deposit is paid.
  • Clients must use our exclusive catering company(s) and rental company(s) unless it is a daytime event with no alcohol.
  • Client is responsible for own set up and tear down of event.
  • All trash must be taken out of the trash bins, tied up and placed by the classroom door.
  • For daytime classroom rentals, food can only be consumed in the classrooms.
  • No aircraft or major display movement allowed in Exhibit Hall. Only small display cases can be moved out of the way for events. These cases can only be moved by Museum staff.
  • Cannot hang any decorations or displays on walls, from ceilings or from static aircraft or other Museum displays.
  • No lit candles or other flames allowed.
  • Parking lot is limited to 160 vehicles.

ROUSH AERONAUTICS CENTER RENTALs AVAILABLE

updated jan, 2024

North Bay available

  • Rental fee only includes the Hangar itself (North Bay)
  • Hangar rentals do not include tables, chairs, sound systems, linens, etc.
  • North Bay holds approximately 150 people
  • Hours- 4:00pm to 11:00pm. All set up and tear down must take place during this time.
    • Set up is an hour, from 4-5 and tear down from 10-11
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ROUSH AERONAUTICS CENTER Pricing:

Standard: $9,995

Discounted: $7,995

Discounted applies to Non-profits (must provide proof of non-profit status), Michigan Flight Museum Member (available to members who are currently a member and have been a member for 5 consecutive years), Museum Donors of $10k cumulative, or community elected individuals or individuals running for an elected position. 

Additional Hangar Rental Options:

  • $200 for aircraft crew talking to guests about our aircraft

Requirements for Roush Center Rentals:

  • Events are for day of only. No early set up or take down the following day.
  • Clients must use our exclusive catering company(s) and rental company(s)
  • Client is responsible for own set up and tear down of event
  • $500 deposit required for all rentals along with the signed contract. The date will not be reserved deposit is paid.
  • No aircraft or major part movement allowed in Hangar.
  • Setups of the hangar may vary (aircraft present or not).
  • Facilities are not available for set-up until after 5pm of the event. All tear down, clean up and pick up of rentals must be complete by midnight.
  • Cannot hang any decorations or displays on walls, from ceilings or from aircraft or other Museum displays.
  • No lit candles or other flames allowed.
  • You cannot use the outside ramp space for your event. The event is limited to the North Bay Only. Your group cannot go outside the Hangar on active airport property.
    • Parking lot is limited to 70 cars.

Preferred Vendors

Catering

Moveable Feast Catering
(734) 428-9526

https://www.themoveablefeastcatering.com/

Can use them for tables, chairs, etc. as well

Rental Company (tables, chairs, etc.)

Delux Tents & Events
(734) 699-7775

https://www.deluxtents.com/

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