Oakland University renovates Meadow Brook Hall

A key component to the Meadow Brook Hall is about to get a major overhaul.

Oakland University is spending $700,000 to completely gut and replace many of the structural and mechanical systems in the hall’s kitchen. Those repairs include changing the ventilation system, providing new kitchen equipment, refurbishing the counter tops, and replacing flooring, plumbing and lighting. The refrigeration system will also be upgraded to meet modern standards.

The kitchen was previously renovated in the 1970s and ’80s. The hope is that modernizing it again will allow Meadow Brook Hall to put its best culinary foot forward for catered events.

“It’s really just improving our business and staying true to the Meadow Brook Hall,” says Shannon O’Berski, marketing manager for Meadow Brook Hall.

The Matilda R. Wilson Fund is financing the project, which should be done by April. The grant will also support a number of other smaller projects over this decade. Among those are the restoration of the dining room portraits of Matilda and Alfred Wilson, as well as ongoing preventative repair projects and ecological systems preservation.

Source: Shannon O’Berski, marketing manager for Meadow Brook Hall
Writer: Jon Zemke