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Beginners Square Dances - Southeast Michigan - MI

Barns to rent for a square dance party
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Southeast Michigan Rentable Barns

 There are several barns which can be rented for a real, old fashioned square dance feel.


Chelsea Community Fairgrounds
20501 Old US-12 Hwy
John Wood - 734.717-2805

Large pole barns for rent, smooth cement floor,

not ideal for square dancing due to bad accoustic properties


Cobblestone Farm

2781 Packard St
Ann Arbor
, MI 48108
(734) 971-8789

Friday $750, Saturday $950, Sunday $850

Mon-Thurs $425

Available year-round.  Very nice "barn" with indoor plumbing and kitchen.  Perfect for a wedding reception.

Capacity 180.  Includes tables & chairs


Chalet at Camp Dearborn

1700 General Motors Rd.

Milford, MI 48380

(248) 684-6000

Available year-round

The Chalet is not a barn, but it is a nice rustic hall.  This is a great hall for a square dance party with maybe about 40-50 people tops.The Chalet accommodates up to 80 people and includes the following facilities: 2-6' tables, 10-60" round tables with folding chairs, refrigerator, stove/oven, ceiling fans, restrooms, and electricity.  $40 per hour, minimum 3 or 6 hours depending on date.  Alcohol is allowed.


Dawn Farm
6633 Stoney Creek Road, Ypsilanti, MI

(734) 485-8725

Nice Barn (has a modern feel to it, very up to date with indoor plumbing, etc) for rent, capacity about 100 dancers.

Cost for half day=$200


Pittsfield Grange Hall

3337 Ann Arbor-Saline Road  Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Not a barn, but a beautiful old dance hall, comfortable for maybe about 60 people dancing.  Wood floor, nice stage.  $375 for weekend nights.


Kensington Farm Center

2240 W Buno Rd
Milford, MI 48380

(248) 685-1561

Traditional style barn built about 40 years ago. 

Barn Hayloft, holds approx. 40 people

$25/hr from 9-5pm, $50/hr evenings

Attached Farm Classroom, seats 60 people

$25/hr from 9-5pm, $50/hr evenings

Available year-round


Lazy J Ranch

625 S. Hickory Ridge

Milford, MI 48380
(248) 887-1551

Two barns available, Old Barn for groups of 50-110, New barn for groups up to 200

Old barn has an especially old, authentic feel to it.  New barn is nice, and good for big groups.

$15/person 50 person minimum, includes caller

Available year-round




Real Life Farm

48700 Geddes Rd
Canton, MI 48188

(734) 495-0822

Authentic barn, very old.  Barn Capacity is about 100 people in the main barn

Available in September & October only

$9.50 per person (50 person minimum)

Includes Hayride, horseback riding for children and campfire


Sugarbush Farm

3620 Gotfredson Rd
Ypsilanti, MI 48198-9437
(734) 482-4741

Large barn but pricey at $16/person.


Three Cedars Farm

7897 6 Mile Rd.

Northville, MI 48198


Great barn for a square dance!  Very authentic and old, but fully restored, and does have indoor plumbing in basement.

Available Mid September Thru Halloween only

Barn capacity: 100

$600 includes use of barn, hayrides, bonfire, cider, donuts for up to 100 people.


Waterloo Farm Barn

Comfortably fit about 30 people, very helpful staff.

Wilson Barn

29350 W Chicago St , Livonia, MI
Phone - (734) 427-4311

Barn Dimensions 30 feet x 80 feet

Awesome barn for a square dance!  Very authentic traditional style barn built in 1919.

Preserved by the Friends of Wilson Barn, the location is listed as a local, state and national historic site. For more information call 734-427-4311. The Wilson Barn is located at the corner of Middlebelt and West Chicago Roads.  Available for April-September, and the first weekend of November.  Not rentable in October due to festival. 

Cost: $150-$200


Wiard's Orchard

5565 Merritt Rd.

Ypsilanti MI 48197

This orchard has a Party Barn they rent which is perfect for an old fashioned barn dance. 

It is not a traditional style barn, but is nice enough.  

They'll also cater and do a hayride!  Not sure of cost.

Call: Rose Timbers, Special Events Coordinator734-482-7758


Washtenaw County Farm Council Grounds

5055 Ann Arbor Saline Road . Ann Arbor, Michigan 48103

Phone 734.429.3145 . FAX 734.429.1131

Large metal pole barns, cost about $250/night.

Not ideal for square dancing due to bad accoustic properties


Other Alternatives

You may have or know someone who has a barn you could use.  Also, you don't have to have a barn to do a barn dance.  Many successful square dances are held in church halls, school cafeterias and gyms, VFW and American Legion Halls, YMCAs, club halls, home basements and outbuildings, etc.   Sometimes a little more decoration is required to create an atmosphere in these spaces, but it doesn't have to me much.  Once people are dancing and having fun, they'll hardly notice what type of a building they're dancing in.

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