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(989) 448 - 7575


150 Dale Drive, Gaylord, Michigan 49735
Simply Elegant.
An elegant, spacious and versatile event venue
focused on delivering a first class experience.
Simply Refined.
A refined and versatile space designed to
accommodate a wide variety of events.
Simply Spacious.
Large bay doors and 30,000 Sq Feet give us the ability
to host even the biggest consumer shows.
Simply Exquisite.
Versatile audience and stage layouts with state
of the art sound & light equipment available.
Northern Michigan's Premiere Event Venue
With a maximum capacity of over 2,000 people and over 30,000 square feet of space available, The Ellison Place in Gaylord, Michigan truly is the most versatile event space in the Northern Lower Peninsula.
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Upcoming Public Events

Christmas Shop

The Christmas Shop

December 1st 2019
Join us from 10am to 4pm for the Gaylord Christmas Shop, an indoor market filled with vendors from all over the state offering crafts, gifts and more!

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RV Show

RV Show of the North

January 17th-20th 2020
Northern Michigan's original indoor RV show. Stocked from wall to wall with your favorite brands such as Coachmen, Forest River, Keystone, and Heartland with models such as Alpine, Apex, Avalanche, Big Horn, Carbon, Catalina, Cedar Creek, Chaparral, Clipper, Freedom Express, Outback, Puma, R-Pod, and Raptor.

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Gaylord Boat Show

The Gaylord Boat Show

February 28 - March 1
This exciting event will feature over 75 watercraft on display, including the newest and hottest models for 2020! Pontoons to ski boats…cruisers to personal watercraft, in addition to docks, boat lifts, paddle boards, boating accessories

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Gaylord RV Show

Gaylord RV Show

March 6th - 8th
This exciting event will feature the largest most popular RV dealers in the North including Freeway RV of Waters, Petoskey RV USA of Petoskey, plus Nature & Me RV of Traverse City.

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Gaylord Hunting Expo

Gaylord Ultimate Hunting Expo

March 13th - 15th
We are excited to bring you the largest collection of hunting exhibits ever assembled under one roof in northern Michigan... at a great new location.

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NCMC Hiring Event

NCMC Hiring Event

April 4th 2020
This is the only event in Northern Michigan attracting talent from around the state and the Midwest! Industries include but not limited to: Healthcare, Technology, Manufacturing, Retail, Hospitality, Agriculture, and others. Hire for Full Time, Part Time, Summer Positions, Apprenticeships and Internships!

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Two of my best friends just said I Do at the Ellison and it is a Stunning venue. The day was amazing and everything went very smoothly. Staff was friendly and besides a few minor hiccups it was a perfect day.
Amanda L.
Amanda L.
From small, intimate gatherings to large-scale events, the Ellison Place is a versatile venue for almost any occasion.
The Four on 9 & 10 News
The Four on 9 & 10 News
Petoskey, MI
It's such a large place that can hold a variety of events, not to mention that it has an easy access point right off of I-75.
Petoskey News Review
Petoskey News Review
Petoskey, MI
What a great facility to have in Gaylord! It's "adjustable" for any size of event. Great layout and decor. Lots of parking and easy to get to by I75 and M32.
Dave S.
Dave S.
Trout Unlimited
Wow! Just a beautiful venue! Diane was so friendly and helped me with what ever I needed! So impressed with everything!
Ruthie W-D
Ruthie W-D
Ruthann's Gourmet Bakery

Additional Ammenities at The Ellison Place

Beautiful Bar Area

A great feature of The Ellison Place is the bar area. Beautifully designed, and functional, with the ability to serve huge groups without getting behind.

Coat Check

The Ellison Place has a built in coat check area, for those events held during the winter months, guest can drop their coats and relax.

Wifi Availability

The Ellison Place has a private WiFi network for the facility renters, giving them the ability to work, share and play as needed.

Large Parking Capacity

The Ellison Place has a parking capacity to support even the biggest events. Flexible parking areas give guests and organizers peace of mind.

Meet our Team

Diane Bartow
Diane Bartow General Manager
Diane is the General Manager at The Ellison Place, she has an excellent eye for detail and is committed to creating a warm environment for her clients and staff.
Lori Kates
Lori Kates Director of Events
Lori has a significant amount of experience as a facility director, and event coordinator in Northern Michigan, she is bringing that experience to help make The Ellison Place great!
Jada Johnson loves to be involved in the Gaylord community, she is an ambassador for The Ellison Place and loves to help create a great experience for events at the Facility.