Food and Beverages

The War Memorial takes great pride in providing all of its guests with the freshest and most authentic food and beverage experience possible. All food and beverages must be purchased through The War Memorial. The removal of food and/or beverage from The War Memorial is prohibited. Prices are subject to change without notice.

The sale and service of alcoholic beverages is regulated by the State of Michigan and the MLCC. As a licensee, The War Memorial is responsible for administration of these regulations and reserves the right to ask for proper identification and may cease serving individuals that appear intoxicated. All charges are subject to a 20% service charge and 6% Michigan sales tax.

Food and Beverage Minimum/Rental

A food and beverage minimum will apply and varies based on the desired space. The food and beverage minimum does not include service charge and tax. A rental fee also applies.

Weekends are considered Friday after 4:00 p.m. through Saturday at 12:00 midnight. The War Memorial is open only on select Sundays. Please inquire about Sunday bookings.

Weekend Food and Beverage Minimum
Ballroom: $15,000
Alger House (Library, Reception Room, and Dining Room): $5,000

Weekend Rental
Ballroom: $2,100 (plus food and beverage minimum—see above)
Alger House: $1,100 for all three rooms (plus food and beverage minimum—see above)

Securing the Date

The mission of The War Memorial is to honor members or veterans of the Armed Forces. Therefore, it is required that all patrons have a family member (living or deceased) who has served, or is currently serving, in the armed forces. pdfPlease download our Veteran/Service Member form.

The War Memorial will extend a complimentary one week hold with no obligation on the date of your choice. Your date will be permanently secured and considered definite upon payment of the deposit of $2,000 and signed contract.

After one week, the date will be released if deposit, signed contract and veteran information form have not been received.

Deposit and Payment Schedule

A non-refundable deposit of $2,000 ($1,500 reservation fee and $500 security deposit) is required upon securing your date with a signed contract. The $1,500 reservation fee will be applied as your first payment. The $500 security deposit will be returned in full within two weeks after the date your event is held, pending there has been no damage caused to the property during your event and/or any additional fees have been incurred.

Six months before the date of your event, 50% of the food and beverage minimum is due.


No refunds will be offered should your event cancel less than three months prior to your scheduled event date. All cancellations, no matter what the time frame may be, will forfeit their deposit.

Wedding Ceremonies

Wedding ceremonies may be held at The War Memorial only if the reception is held at here. A ceremony fee of $1,100 includes a wedding coordinator, one scheduled rehearsal prior to your wedding day, rooms for the bridal parties to dress and ceremony chairs. 

An outdoor ceremony held on the back lawn accommodates up to 200 guests.

An indoor ceremony held in the Library accommodates a maximum of 80 guests. The Library is only available for a ceremony when the reception is taking place in the Alger house. 

A daytime ceremony begins at 10:30 a.m.; an evening ceremony begins at 6:00 p.m.

Event Schedule and Duration

Daytime weddings
A daytime wedding reception begins at 11:00 a.m., and ends at 4:00 p.m.
A daytime ceremony begins at 10:30 a.m.

Evening weddings
An evening wedding reception begins at 6:30 p.m., and ends at 12:00 a.m.
An evening ceremony begins at 6:00 p.m.

Floor Plans and Tablescape

The War Memorial will provide guest tables and chairs along with white floor length linens and dinner napkins. Our house place setting includes chinaware, silverware, salt and pepper, bread and butter plate and knife, water and wine glasses. We will include a dance floor and additional tables covered with our house linen for the cake table, place card table and gift table.