© 2018-2020 by Marsi Parker Darwin

Mail:  P.O. Box 93, Chelsea, MI 48118

Located at 125 Jackson St., Chelsea, Michigan

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Past Events at the Historic Chelsea Depot

These photos may give you ideas for your own future event. 

If you took pictures during your depot rental and would be willing to share,

please send them to marsi@chelseadepot.com for consideration. Thank you!

Great place for family reunions, holiday parties...

High Tea celebrating the Downton Abbey movie

Sponsored by the unrivaled Chelsea District Library,

the depot was the setting for a high tea celebration on a September Saturday afternoon.

Every year during Chelsea's "Wine, Women, Shopping" event, the Chelsea Depot Artisans Market opens from 10-6 at the historic depot. This year's show is Saturday, November 14, 2020 from 10-5. The charming venue offers a wonderful backdrop to the offerings of some of our area's most talented artisans. These photos are from last year's event.

There is also usually a show during 

Chelsea's Chocolate Extravaganza:

(this year February 8, 2020) but due to a scheduling conflict, no show this February. Instead, the Depot Artisans will have a show in July during SummerFest!

Saturday, February 8, 2020

Our beautiful Depot is waiting for you to fill it for your next event.

The west room above, east room below

A passing train may add to the ambience of your event....



A lot of excitement permeated the building as a movie was filmed at the historic Chelsea Depot in December 2017. A Grand River Productions movie titled "Guest Artist" was put on by Chelsea's Jeff Daniels in collaboration with Timothy Busfield and Melissa Gilbert. A Christmas tree became part of the depot decor until the end of February, when re-shoots took place. The film will be shopped at film festivals and hopefully we will all be able to see it someday soon!





A 50th birthday party at the depot featured fun, colorful decorations including black and white checked tablecloths, vinyl records, balloons, and a root beer float stand!

Nicholas Detterman
of Chelsea Boy Scout Troop 476 passed his
Eagle Scout Board of Review.
The historic Depot
was the site of his Eagle Scout Court of Honor ceremony in May 2018. 

Heather Nash Photography provided these memorable images of a Depot wedding.

A Beautiful Early Spring Wedding
at the Historic Chelsea Depot.
Photography by
Special Moments Photography
More Photos HERE

How's this for a beautiful

unicorn themed

child's birthday party?

Great decorations WITHOUT

marring the historic depot walls

with tacks and tape!


The depot is a wonderful place to 

celebrate LIFE - 

from a memorial luncheon 

honoring a man

whose many loves included flamingoes...

to a dance party 

with lovely ladies 

celebrating friendship and fun.

The Historic Chelsea Train Depot 

was the site of a marriage proposal 

last summer. A young man from Iowa 

rented the depot to propose marriage to his

Chelsea sweetheart. And as the sign says, 

she said YES!

The depot will also be the site

of their wedding shower. 

Don't you love happy endings? 




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