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 for consideration. Thank you!

Every year until 2020, the Chelsea Depot Artisans Market showed handcrafted work at the historic depot. Chelsea's "Wine, Women, Shopping" event is Saturday, November 14, 2020 from 10-5 but the Artisan Market opted to cancel this year for safety. They may show during Chelsea's Chocolate Extravaganza depending on Covid; the next one is Saturday, February 13, 2021. And hopefully next year they will show at the depot during Chelsea Summer Festival in July. The charming venue offers a wonderful backdrop to the offerings of some of our area's most talented artisans. These photos are from November 2019.

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"Depot Celebrations in the Time of Covid 19"

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.

Moments Photography
featured in
The Knot

Great place for family reunions, holiday parties...

Here's a recent
"Winter ONE-derland"
party for a precious one year old at the historic depot.

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 was shopped at film festivals, premiered at the Michigan Theater in December 2019,  and hopefully we will all be able to see it soon!

Thanks to the film company and to board members Todd and David for lights and decorations, we have a beautiful tree for our December events!





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? 

More Beautiful Brides

Above and left:

Tana Helene Photography

Featured in Rock N Roll Bride


Heather Heffley



A Starry Night


Below that:

Brian Wolfey




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Mail:  P.O. Box 93, Chelsea, MI 48118

Located at 125 Jackson St., Chelsea, Michigan

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