Simply Elegant


With over 30,000 square feet and soaring vaulted ceilings, the Ellison Place can welcome up to 2,200 guests. We have hosted a wide variety of events including RV shows, boat shows, trade shows, hunting expos, speaking engagements, bridal expos, meetings and more.


The chic architecture, stunning chandelier, luxurious cocktail bar and elegant decor boasts an upscale backdrop for any event.


From the first interaction to the grand finale, our experienced, detail-oriented staff is committed to making your event a success. Be assured that every detail is addressed in our quest to maintain a legacy of extraordinary service.
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 Smethurst, Event Attendee

Venue Features

Large Capacity

The Ellison Place is spacious enough to comfortably
accommodate up to 2,200 guests

Floor Space

We have over 30,000 sq ft of usable floor space,
allowing for endless configuration possibilities

Elegant Cocktail Bar

Our beautifully designed 20' bar is ready to serve
large groups quickly & efficiently

Coat Check

The Ellison Place has a dedicated coat check area for
inclement & cold weather days

Private Suites

The Dale Suite & The Beverly Room can be used for
vendor breaks, training or one on one meetings

High Tech Media Equipment

Our house audio & video systems cover the entire facility so
your guests won't miss a minute of the action

Wifi Availability

We offer a public & private WiFi network for guests,
allowing them to work, share or play as needed

Multiple Restroom Areas

The Ellison Place has multiple restroom facilities,
all of which are handicap accessible

Convenient Location

Directly off I-75 in Gaylord, one of the most centrally located
cities in all of Northern Michigan

Abundant Parking

Conveniently located adjacent to the building, we offer an
ample amount of spaces for parking

Multiple Entry Areas

Access to the building for loading and unloading vehicles which
provides easy entry from anywhere

Indoor & Outdoor Spaces

Events can be designed for either indoor or outdoor setups,
or a combination of both