Charming Accommodations

Ambiance around every corner.

Our historic 1910 Alger estate, with its enchanting grounds and spectacular, newly redecorated ballroom provide the perfect setting for your ceremony, reception, or both. Both indoor and tented receptions can be accommodated, though many couples take one look at the panoramic lakefront views from the floor-to-ceiling windows in our ballroom and decide there’s no need for a tent.

With sparkling glass chandeliers, rich wood floors, and walls of windows overlooking Lake St. Clair, The War Memorial ballroom features gray and silver accents, providing an easily customizable look for an unforgettable reception. The ballroom seats up to 250 guests, with additional space for a band, DJ, dance floor, and cake and gift tables.

Modern history.

Built in 1910, the Italian Renaissance estate known as The Moorings in on the State of Michigan Registry of Historic Sites. Once the home of Russell A. Alger, Jr., and designed by architect Charles A. Platt, the home was one of the first permanent, year-round residences in Grosse Pointe, representing a trend among the wealthy to explore life outside the city in grand style.

The Alger estate features a Reception Room, Dining Room, and Library, all with hand-carved moldings and ceiling artwork, grand stone fireplaces, and French doors overlooking an expensive yard abutting Lake St. Clair.

Behind the historic house, charming, lush gardens provide a lovely setting for an outdoor ceremony, reception, and photography.

Weddings at The War Memorial

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