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Fischer Hall - Frankenmuth

613 South Main Street
Frankenmuth, MI 48734
(989) 652-9701
  • Theodore Fischer came from Germany in 1876 and established himself by building the fourth hotel in Frankenmuth. In 1894 Fischer added a hall to the premises for guests and entertainers to perform and as a meeting place for Frankenmuth residents. He painted the Masonic Slogan "Einigkeit Macht Stark" (Strength Through Unity) on the arch over the hall's stage. Perhaps it was Fischer's Masonic affiliation, which the local church disapproved of, that prompted Fischer to build a hall for residents who might wish to indulge in "worldly activities." These activities included a 1906 Republican rally for Governor Warner, medicine shows, and from 1889 to 1956 the meetings and dances of the “Gray Fox Club”. Perhaps the most famous story about Fischer Hall is the "Notorious Flint Party" of January 30, 1926. The Frankenmuth News reported the event, which was described as a "wild orgy," included "women dancers from Detroit" and led to the arrest and fining of 21 people, including two Frankenmuth residents who were “inadvertently caught up in the sweep” conducted by local law enforcement officials. In 1950 the Zehnder family purchased the Fischer Hotel and Hall. William "Tiny" Zehnder Jr. donated the Hall to the Frankenmuth Historical Association in 1986. The Hall was moved 500 feet, from its location behind the Bavarian Inn, to its present location on Main Street, next to the Frankenmuth Historical Association Museum. The two buildings were connected creating space for a gift shop and offices upstairs. Today, Fischer Hall continues to serve its original purpose of hosting local events, weddings, performances, and small gatherings.

  • Facility Info
    Meeting Rooms
    • Description Built in the late 1800's, Fischer Hall has witnessed much of Frankenmuth's history, serving as a host site for weddings, graduations, theater performances, concerts, and more. Beautifully restored to its pre-1900's appearance, you now have the opportunity to experience this living piece of history by booking Fischer Hall for your next event.
    • Largest Room 1650
    • Total Sq. Ft. 1650
    • Reception Capacity 92
    • Theatre Capacity 196
    • Total Meeting Capacity 196
    • Banquet Capacity 92
    • Number of Rooms 1
    • Classroom Capacity 196
    Fischer Hall
    • Total Sq. Ft.: 1650
    • Width: 55
    • Length: 30
    • Theater Capacity: 196
    • Banquet Capacity: 196
  • Group Friendly Venues
    Weddings
    General
    • Average Price: 325
    • Maximum Group: 196
    • Reservations Required?:
    Amenities
    • Motorcoach Parking:
    Wedding Ceremony Site
    • Photography / Videography Allowed:
    • Seated Capacity: 196
    • Site for Wedding Ceremonies:
    • Site Rental Price Range: $100-$325
    • Standing Capacity: 274
    Wedding Reception Site
    • Bridal Party Dressing Rooms:
    • Off-Site Catering Allowed:
    • Photography / Videography Allowed:
    • Seated Capacity: 196
    • Site for Wedding Receptions:
    • Site Rental Price Range: $100-$325
    • Standing Capacity: 274
    Rehearsal Dinner Site
    • Off-Site Catering Allowed:
    • Rehearsal Dinner Capacity: 274
    • Site for Rehearsal Dinners:
    • Site Rental Price Range: $100-$325