The Chelsea Depot is a historic landmark, which should be treated with dignity and respect.

If  you and your guests are  interested in preserving this treasured building, you are the clientele we seek. You may rest assured that the funds collected in rentals are used to maintain the depot so that  it may be enjoyed for years to come. We thank you. Welcome!

Rental Information







Ten 5' round tables

(seats 8 at each)

Eight 8' tables

Four 6' tables

100 padded metal folding chairs






Thank you.  

          Chelsea Depot is the perfect location to host your reunions, showers, birthday parties, anniversaries, business meetings, weddings, wedding receptions, craft shows, memorials and showers. We offer affordable weekend and weekday daily rates and special rates for non-profit group events. 

          There is a required, refundable $150 security deposit that must be paid when making your reservation, and the depot building must be left the same way it was prior to your event. This means that all garbage must be removed and that you should return the key to get your security deposit paid back to you. 

          Rental fees are $200 Monday-Thursday and $350 on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, plus an additional cleaning fee of $50. Non-profits are half price. Your required and refundable security deposit is $150 to hold the date. Cancellations for previously established reservations must be made one week in advance to receive your security deposit refund. All trash must be removed from the building at the end of your event to  receive your security deposit refund. 

          There is No Smoking allowed in the Chelsea Depot building or within 50 feet of the building. 

          Amenities include an on-site kitchen with a full size fridge, a small freezer,  a holding/warming oven, a sink and trash bags. Paper towels and hand soap are also provided. Visitors are welcome to bring their own crock pots etc. for occasions involving meals, or you may wish to hire your own caterer for your event.

          The depot is heated and air conditioned and includes a movie screen, but guests must bring their own projector for any slideshow. The building's large East end event room is carpeted,  and the smaller West end room has the original hardwood flooring, recently refinished. The larger event room is perfect as a gathering space for your event while you can use the smaller room to serve food or for dancing. The entire building has a spacious 15 ft. ceiling and many windows. The wrap-around ticket counter and windows enclose the kitchen. 

          Trains still go by our location for that true train station experience, so we kindly ask that all guests stay away from the train tracks for their safety. Gathering areas are also located outside with benches. Tables and chairs are included in your rental fees, as are handicap-accessible on-site parking, clean restrooms and flexible layout options for everything you need to make your party, wedding, shower or event one to remember for years to come!

Depot Rental Fees:

Please note we have been forced to increase our fees for the first time in years due to increased expenses.

$200 Monday - Thursday

$350 on Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays

plus $50 additional cleaning fee per rental.

Non-profits are half price.

Your required and refundable security deposit is $150 to hold the date.

Depot Rental Contact:


with your preferred date for fastest response.

Or call 734-475-0862 and leave a message -

your call will be returned within 48 hours.

Click CONTRACT button above; print & mail to BOX 93, Chelsea, MI 48118

with deposit check if your date is available.



Our historic location and the beauty of the Chelsea Depot building and surrounding area is an excellent place for graduation photos or photo shoots of all kinds because of its rustic look and historic background. It's also the perfect area for weddings, as you can have your photos taken nearby while your guests are enjoying your reception.

Chelsea Depot is a historically-recognized location that has been hosting festivities since 1986. Owned by Chelsea Depot Association,

a non-profit organization, we offer  intimate settings for your next event.  For information on joining the  Association, or donating to the depot's preservation, please contact president Larry Bean at


Chelsea Depot offers you the atmosphere and flexibility to create your own setting, however you've dreamed it. We do provide depot tours.


for fastest response.

Or call 734-475-0862 and leave a message; Marsi will get back to you within 48 hours.