February events at Meadow Brook Hall


Noora Neiroukh

Meadow Brook hall has an exciting February lineup.

D'Juanna Lester, Arts Reporter

February is going to be quite the month in terms of events at Meadow Brook Hall. With a romantic couples’ dinner for Valentine’s Day, weekend-long events for history lovers and new themed tours, Meadow Brook Hall is looking forward to an exciting month for guests.

“From our new Flashlight Tours, which illuminate the hidden details and exquisite craftsmanship of the historic mansion to the return of two Downton Abbey-inspired events and a candlelight Valentine’s Dinner, there is something for everyone,” says Marketing and Communications Manager Katie Higgins. 

Valentine’s Day Dinner

Kicking off the month of February, Meadow Brook Hall is hosting a romantic evening including a reception, a stroll around the Great Estate and a three-course dinner. Want to treat your sweetheart to a magical evening like something out of a movie? This is the perfect event for couples who want a special night out with their significant other. On Monday, Feb. 14 from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., the estate will host couples. 

The experience will consist of strolling musicians throughout the mansion while guests explore the estate at their own pace, followed by dinner. The dinner will begin with a Salad Matilda. The main course will be braised beef short rib and pan-roasted chicken, and to finish off the dinner, dessert — a chocolate flourless torte with raspberries, whipped cream and caramel sauce. Tickets are $125 per person. 

Downton Abbey Servant’s Life Tour 

This event is perfect for fans of Downton Abbey. This Downton Abbey-inspired event will take guests back in history to explore the secret lives of the downstairs staff. Guests will get the chance to witness what life was like for those who were “downstairs” when head housekeepers invited them to join their staff. The experience of the afternoon will conclude with jam, tea, milk and scones in the Servant’s Dining Room. 

This event will be hosted every weekend during the month of February from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.. Tickets are $45 per person, and this year, guests will also receive a loose leaf tea sampler and strainer as a commemorative gift. 

Flashlight Tours

Also offered at Meadow Brook Hall during February is the Flashlight Tour — a new event coming to the Great Estate this year. Three tours will run on select Thursdays — Feb. 10, 17 and 24 — with tour times scheduled at 5:30 p.m., 6 p.m. and the last tour will begin at 6:30 p.m. 

The Great Estate will be illuminated like never before, with all of the hidden details of the estate in full view for guests to be mesmerized by. There are only ten guests for each tour, and they will get to see behind the ropes, under the tables and most importantly, will get to witness secret spaces of the mansion that aren’t visible during the day. Tickets are $30 per person.

All events will require tickets to be purchased in advance — available at meadowbrookhall.org — as well as face masks to be worn while inside the Great Estate.