Trenton City Hall: 2800 Third St. Trenton, MI 48183 | Phone: (734) 675-6500 Fax: (734) 675-4088


Make your next event magical! Decorated in Victorian style, this renovated, historic farm house provides an intimate setting, perfect for your next gathering!

The Historic Trenton Cultural Center is completely different from any other popular event venue. From the quaint quarters of the farm house, to the exquisite formal and informal gardens that grace the landscape, the property comes alive with historic charm - elevating your special event from the predictable to the extraordinary!

Whether you are hosting a small business meeting over morning coffee, celebrating a special occasion such as a shower, birthday or graduation or planning an open house, the Cultural Center offers all the comforts of home.

We are confident that the Cultural Center is your perfect,
"Home Away from Home!"

Rental Forms are available to print by clicking below:

On the corner of Edsel Drive and West Road in Trenton, Michigan, is the property that is now known as the Emily Bridge Frank Cultural Center.

The Bridge Farm was officially established in 1901 and was one of the first dairy farms in the area.

Emily, the only daughter of William and Anna (Mans), was seven years old when her family took residency and she lived here her entire life until she passed in 1972. She married Arthur Frank 1952, founded the Trenton Branch of the Woman's National Farm and Garden Association, and was well known for her collection of antiques, Currier & Ives prints, and butter molds. She was a Detroit school teacher but passion was her orchard and gardens of flowers, and she owned and operated the Flower Bell, a flower shop and greenhouse that was adjacent to the farmhouse.

Upon her passing, she willed most of her collection of antiques and artifacts to the Henry Ford Museum and left the City of Trenton her estate to be used as a cultural center. Today, it hosts an array of art and gardening programs, musical performances and special events!

2427 West Rd
Trenton, MI 48183

(734) 675-7300

Call in advance to check available rental dates.

Indoor Capacity: 25 seated
Tables: Eight, 48-inch round
Chairs: Twenty-five
Kitchen Equipment: Standard size stove & refrigerator.

  • All dishes, pots & pans are for DISPLAY purposes only & shall not be used for any reason.
  • Outdoor grounds cannot be rented by itself.
  • Barn cannot be rented.
  • Rentals may be scheduled up to 1 year in advance.

Sunday-Thursday: 8 a.m.-11 p.m.
Friday & Saturday: 8 a.m.-Midnight

The beautifully maintained gardens will excite all your senses. From the mix of vibrant colors and the blend of sweet smelling aromas to the widerange of shapes and textures, the gardens offer a picturesque backdrop for your event.

The Garden Angels and other volunteers watch over and care for the many gardens that surround the farmhouse and grounds.



Dept. Contacts

  • Director
    Joann Gonyea, CPRP
    Phone: (734) 675-7300
  • Business Ops. Manager
    Tim Beaker
    Phone: (734) 675-7300
  • Facilities Ops. Coordinator
    Nick Taurence
    Phone: (734) 675-7300
  • Senior Citizen Coordinator
    Carol Garrison
    Phone: (734) 675-0063
  • Program Coordinator
    Hannah Wojtala
    Phone: (734) 675-7300
  • Administrative
    Melissa Pruitt
    Phone: (734) 675-7300
  • Assistant
    Kristy Olszewski
    Phone: (734) 675-7300