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Customize your event with our antique furniture and rental options.

The Upper Rooms

Two spacious, classy, warm & inviting suites offer an intimate getaway destination, or can accommodate family members.
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A Pillar of Clare's Downtown Landscape Since 1904

The Venue at 501 is a new addition to Historical Clare’s downtown family of businesses. It’s located on the corner of 4th and McEwan Streets, Clare, MI, in the building formally home to the Mill End mercantile. The 100+ year old retail space has been remodeled and repurposed into a downtown Events Center for hosting weddings, receptions, corporate gatherings, private parties, concerts, school dances and other community events. Many aspects of the building have been modernized while taking the structure back to turn of the century condition. For information on bookings, please contact us.

Event Packages

This is how we throw a party!

The Upper Rooms

Two spacious, classy, warm and inviting suites

Sleeps 6

West Room

from $95

West Room
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Sleeps 4

East Room

from $95

East Room
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What our happy customers said about us
Beautiful event venue with wonderful staff.
We rented The Venue at 501 for our son’s wedding reception. Morgan was absolutely a pleasure to work with. She always greeted our questions and requests with a smile and appropriate responses. The space is unique and beautifully done! There are multiple packages to choose from. With antique china patterns for rent, as well as decorations, they check off some of your other to-do list items. Having the option to use one or both floors is a choice you don’t often get. The bridal suite and Airbnb rooms added convenience to our experience as well. We received many, many compliments on the space and it’s ambiance. The absolute best decision we made was to rent The Venue at 501 for our son’s big day. I HIGHLY recommend The Venue at 501.

Morgan Humphrey

While completing her degree in Business Management, Morgan proposed the reopening of her hometown coffee shop, establishing the Heart of Michigan Cafe.   With immediate success of the cafe, Morgan’s enthusiasm for business drove her to establish two sister businesses, The Venue at 501, and The Upper Rooms Sleep Suites.  Her creativity, energy, and drive were instrumental in the renovation and completion of the beautiful facilities now offered to the Clare Community and the State of Michigan.

Morgan is a lover of laughter and people.   She is passionate about her life and work. Her creative nature combined with the ideas and wishes of her clients leads to the perfect experience or event!    She thoroughly enjoys adding her individual design, warmth, and uniqueness into everything she does.

Having grown up in Clare, Morgan is happy to be a part of the downtown business community.  When she isn’t working, she is spending time with friends and family. She loves to travel and experience new people, places, and things.   

Morgan Humphrey - General Manager

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505 N McEwan St
Clare, MI 48617

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Phone : 989-272-9009
Morgan Humphrey

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