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Weddings and Rentals

The Turner-Dodge House is a beautiful location to rent for your special day. Whether it is a wedding, reception, bridal shower, baby shower, gradulation open house, retirement party, office meeting/party, holiday event, reunion, birthday party, or other special event, we can accommodate your needs.

Picture Perfect Day

Your guests will have a grand view of your special day. Whether in front of the fountain or in our majestic music room your wedding will be a treasured memory. 

Special Events 

Turner-Dodge can also accommodate your special events. On those cooler days relax inside and enjoy the historical décor. During the holidays you and your guests will be treated to the Turner-Dodge decorations. Each year is a new theme.

Rental Options

We have two rental options available at Turner-Dodge.

First Floor Only

  • Lansing Resident: $110 per hour with a minimum of a two hour rental.
  • Non- Lansing Res.: $125 per hour with a minimum of a two hour rental.
  • Security Deposit / Liability Insurance: We require either a refundable $250 deposit or provide liability insurance.
  • You must include your set up and clean up time in your total time rented.

Entire House Rental

  • Lansing Resident: $145 per hour with a minimum of a three hour rental.
  • Non- Lansing Res.: $160 per hour with a minimum of a three hour rental.
  • Security Deposit / Liability Insurance: We require a refundable $1,000 deposit and provide liability insurance.
  • You must include your set up and clean up time in your total time rented.
Total Capacity    
Cocktails or stations: 100
Seated: 60
Wheelchair Accessible to the first floor only.


Rental Policies
  1. We have a first come first serve policy.
  2. We allow beer, wine, and champagne inside the house only.
  3. We allow ballroom dancing.
  4. We have a 100 guest maximum.
  5. Guests are welcome to choose their own caterer. We have a staging kitchen.
  6. When renting you must include your set up and clean up time in your contract time.
  7. Our tables and chairs are for the inside and front porch. Chairs for the outside must be rented from another facility. Renters are also responsible for getting table cloths and other linens.
  8. If you wish to have a rehearsal, you may rent the house for one hour for $50.
What Turner-Dodge Offers

Rental of the first floor includes the Music Room, Foyer, Receiving Room, Library, Dining Room and Kitchen only.

Rental of the entire house includes the first floor, the second floor meeting room, (guests may view the second floor furnished rooms), and third floor ballroom. 

All rentals includes tables, chairs,use of our piano(s), and coat racks for inside use. A building supervisor will be on site.

  • Outdoor Facilities Available: Yes
  • Indoor Facilities Available: Yes
  • Dance Floor Provided: Yes, Ballroom dance only
  • Parking Provided: Yes
  • Air Conditioning: No
  • Credit Cards Taken: Yes
  • Decorating: No tape or tacks of any kind
  • Smoking Areas Provided: No
  • Catering Policy: Open (use of kitchen is for staging only, not for cooking)
  • Alcohol Policy: Champagne, wine, beer
  • Insurance Needed: Yes, when using the whole building
  • Rental Fee: First Floor Rental - $95 per hour with a minimum of two hours
  • Entire House Rental: $145 per hour, minimum of three hours.

You must include preparation time caterers set up time, photographs, etc.  Reservations are taken any day within the currant year or six months prior to the date of your event for the following year. An application form and half of your payment are required to reserve your rental.          

Building Use Guidelines

The Building Use Policy establishes guidelines to assist the staff of the Lansing Parks and Recreation Department in its decision making process when a group requests the use of a community building. For a full copy that pertains to all facilities, contact the Department. Read the Guidelines


"Thank you very much for enabling us to hold our wedding at the beautiful Turner-Dodge House on July 31st. We couldn't have imagined a more perfect setting! We were especiailly proud to receive compliments from nearly every guest regarding the beauty of the house and how it added to the elegance of our wedding."

"It is obvious that you take great care to run the operations of the house and maintain its beauty and heritage. We certainly appreciate the job you have done and will always have fond memories of the Turner-Dodge House."

Contact Us 

What an elegant setting for a special occasion. Please call 517-483-4220, to schedule an appointment to discuss your rental options. We have year round business hours. Tuesdays through Thursday from 1pm to 7pm.

Brett Kaschinske
Parks & Recreation Dept.
200 North Foster Street
2nd Floor
Lansing, MI 48912

Here at Lansing Parks and Recreation we strive to provide all of the Lansing community with quality recreational opportunities. One way we do this is through our youth scholarship program. In the economic climate of today we are finding more families in need of this financial assistance. Your donation will help us ensure we are able to offer scholarships to Lansing youth who request assistance.


Please visit the site above or click on our Facebook Site to link to the Go Fund Site