Union + Social 2023-2024 Wedding Venue Guide

Learn about our wedding and event venue in St. Joseph, Michigan with our 2023-2024 wedding venue guide. For a private tour of the space and to customize your event, get in touch with our in-house event coordinator!

We’ll bring the party. You bring your crowd.

Union + Social Event Venue offers a stunning location in downtown St. Joseph, Michigan to exchange wedding vows and celebrate your most significant moments. An extraordinary setting with hand crafted catering solutions by Silver Harbor Brewing Company and seating capacity for up to 250 guests. We can accomdate groups of up to 200 guests for wedding receptions and up to 150 guests for ceremony + receptions.

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About Us

At Union + Social Event Venue, we’ll make sure the vision for your special event becomes a reality and goes off without a hitch. Union + Social offers everything you need to create the stunning occasion you and your guests will always remember. Union + Social is located at 216 Court Street in downtown Saint Joseph, Michigan in a 120 year old building with plenty of history from its start as an airplane parts company, engineering firm, and even the office for a US Senator. Enjoy the reclaimed brick walls, 27 foot custom barrel vaulted ceiling, and original cement floors, this venue has it all. 

At Union + Social Event Venue, we’ll make sure the vision for your special event becomes a reality and goes off without a hitch. Union + Social offers everything you need to create the stunning occasion you and your guests will always remember.

Venue Rental Fees

12-Hour Rental

Thursday: $3,900

Friday: $4,900

Saturday: $5,900

Sunday: $3,900

+Access from 11:00 am – 11:00 pm

+ Last drinks poured at 10:45 pm

+ All teardown complete by midnight

+ Rent additional time; $500 per hour

4-Hour Rental

Monday-Wednesday: $1,500

Thursday-Sunday: $1,900

+Use of the space for up to 4 hours

+ Room must be decorated within rental period

+All teardown completed within 1 hour of events end time

+Rent additional time; $500 per hour

+ Maximum of 6 hours allowed

What's Included

  • Food and beverage menu in partnership with Silver Harbor Brewing Co.
  • Use of (30) 72″ round tables, (8) 60″ round tables, (14) 9’x2.5′ rectangle tables, (10) cocktail tables, (1) sweetheart round table, and (250) white resin folding chairs chairs
  • Table Linens and Cloth Napkins for dining tables; multiple color options available
  • Spandex table covers for your food, display, and cocktail style tables; white or black options available
  • Serveware, glassware, flatware, and beverage cups
  • Use of (2) projectors and 160″ screens
  • Use of (2) wireless microphones
  • House music, per request played throughout the venue and/or restrooms – Pandora Station Only
  • Water & Iced Tea served via carafes at tables; can substitute lemonade
  • Use of the “Green Room”, our private dressing suite featuring a private bathroom, tv, seating area, etc.
  • Day of Venue Coordination (food and beverage service, set up and tear down of our furniture)
  • Coat Racks; if needed
  • Guest Wi-Fi
  • Dimmable Uplighting
  • Complete set-up/tear-down of included U+S furniture, dining ware, & linens
  • HVAC climate Control
  • Custom letterboard menus for your bar experience
  • Staffing needed for food and beverage service

Note:  Rental Fees are not inclusive of MI Sales Tax at 6% and a Gratuity of 18%.  Deposit of 50% of rental fee and a signed rental contract are required to secure your date.

Bar and Drink Options

Choose one or a combination of our Bar Experience Packages for your wedding day.

Cash Bar

Your guests will pay for all alcoholic beverages they order.

  • Wine (Chardonnay, Riesling, Red Table Wine, Meritage) $7-9
  • Craft Cocktails (vodka, gin, bourbon, rum) $9 – $14
  • Local Cider $7
  • Craft Beer by Silver Harbor Brewing Co. $4.5 – $9
  • Non-alcoholic beverages: Coke products, water, tea and coffee (upon request) $3


Hosted Bar

You set the amount, time frame, and limitations and you’ll be charged based on what is consumed.

  • 6% sales tax and 20% gratuity are added to this portion of the bill

All-Inclusive Hosted Bar

4 hours included. Additional hour(s) may be added for $7 per hour per guest.

  • Add Champagne Toast $5 per person
  • Add Craft Coffee Station $250

Package A: $29 per person

  • Beer + Wine
  • Non-alcoholic beverages

Package B: $35 per person

  • Beer + Wine
  • Non-alcoholic beverages
  • Standard Mixed Drinks

Package C: $41 per person

  • Beer + Wine
  • Non-alcoholic beverages
  • Standard Mixed Drinks
  • Craft Cocktails


  • Choose up to 5 Craft Beer & Cider options from Silver Harbor Brewing Co. 
  • Michigan sales tax of 6% added to cash bar
  • We reserve the right to stop serving a guest(s) at any time and will manage consumption as needed
  • A valid ID is required for alcoholic beverages
  • No outside beverages are allowed
  • Up to 4 shbc options on tap
  • Up to 4 shbc wine options
  • Up to 2 shbc craft cocktails options
  • Up to 6 shbc spirits available
  • (1) satellite bar set up included if you have over 100 guests
  • Sparkling Riesling Toast: $5 per guest
  • NA bev packages for guests under 21: $3 per guest
  • Passed Wine: $5 per guest
  • NA bev (self serve) station: $2 per guest; water, unsweetened iced tea, lemonade, coffee
  • Hot beverage (self serve) station: $6 per guest; hot coffee, iced coffee, hot tea, hot chocolate, decaf coffee, milk, cream, sugars, syrups

Food Options

Stationed hors d’oeuvres

  • Pretzel Bar with assorted cheeses, house mustard, toppings and everything needed to craft your very own perfect pretzel: $5 per guest
  • Local Farm + Garden (crudite, fresh fruit, craft cheese and assorted crackers): $6 per guest
  • Charcuterie: $ 8 per guest
  • Flatbreads. Perfect for a late night snack, assorted flatbreads. $7 per guest
  • Slider Bar: assortment of SHBC sliders; beef, pulled pork, fried chicken, & grilled cheese: $7 per guest
  • Spud Bar: waffle fries, tator tots, mashed potatoes served with an assortment of toppings: $5 per guest

Passed hors d’oeuvres

1-2 per guest, passed by waitstaff during the allocated time or plated per guest. 3 appetizers minimum.

LIGHT $2.50 PP​

  • Antipasto Skewer
  • Caprese Skewer
  • Mediterranean Skewer
  • Goat Cheese Stuffed Peppadew
  • Watermelon Mint White Balsamic Pick
  • Tea Sandwiches
  • Spinach & Artichoke Pinwheel
  • Prosciutto & Melon Pick
  • Bruschetta
  • Fruit Kabob
  • Avocado Toast Tomato Jam Stuffed Mushroom
  • Spinach & Artichoke Stuffed Mushroom



  • Bacon Jam Stuffed Mushroom
  • Strawberry Balsamic Crostini
  • Smoked Salmon Puff Pastry
  • Juicy Lucy Stout Meatball
  • BBQ Pork Puff Pastry
  • Wild Mushroom Ragu Crostini
  • Rice Paper Spring Roll
  • Smoked Whitefish Pita Dip
  • Ceviche Tostada

Heavy $4.5 PP​

  • Barbacoa Eggroll Wrapper Tacos
  • Chicken & Waffles
  • Bau Bun Pork Belly
  • Caprese Beef Tenderloin Crostini
  • Beef Tartare Wrap
  • Crab Stuffed Mushroom
  • Jalapeno Bacon Wrapped Shrimp with Stout Glaze
  • Seared Ahi Tuna Wrap
  • Lobster Roll

Composed Entrées

Buffet Style $35 pp | Family Style $37 pp | Plated $39 pp  

Includes: one greens, two sides, one entrée option (4-6oz per protein), and house bread with dipping oil

Extra Entrée option $6/pp |  Extra Side option $6/pp  | Dietary/Allergy Plates $6 pp


Grille Asparagus

Maple Bourbon Glazed Carrots

Roasted Vegetable Medley



Haricot Verts Almondine

Tri-colored Cauliflower and Romesco


House Salad

Caesar Salad

Spinach & Berry Salad +$1

SW MI Chopped Salad +$1

Wedge Salad +$1


Truffle Parmesan Fried White Potato

Garlic Boursin Mashed Redskin

Mini Buttered Bakers

Brown Butter Gnocchi

Wild Rice Blend

White Wine Mushroom Orzo

Add Soup

$3 per person

  • House Cheddar Ale
  • Additional options available upon request

For Kids Under 10

$10 per person

  • Offer a custom kids menu
  • Selections must be made with final counts

Entrée Options

Farm Entrees

Brick Quarter Chicken

Herbed Salsa Airline Chicken Breast

Maple Bourbon Pecan Chicken Breast

Hefeweizen Hollandaise Chicken Thigh

Caprese Stuffed Chicken Breast

Brown Ale Braised Pork Shank +$1

Pretzel Crusted Smoked Pork Chop

Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin with Cherry Mostarda

Pastrami Rubbed Pork Ribs with Stout Glaze

Grilled Pork Ribeye with Wild Mushroom Blend

Garlic Herb Crusted Prime Rib +$1

Sous Vide Sirloin with Bone Marrow Compound Butter

Grilled Pub Steak with Chimichurri Sauce

Rack of Lamb with Blueberry Mint Gastrique +$3

Korean Short Ribs with Gochujang BBQ Sauce +$2

Filet Medallions with Frizzled Onions and Red Wine Demi Glaze +$2

Sea Entrees

Brewschetta Salmon Filet

Butter Crumb Cod with Basil Pesto

Crab Cake Stuffed Jumbo Shrimp +$2

Whitefish with Lemon Cream Sauce

Tortilla Crusted Mahi Mahi with Avocado Verde Salsa

Garden Entrees

Mediterranean Stuffed Portobello Cap

Butternut Squash Ravioli with Brown Butter Cream Sauce, Toasted Walnuts and Fried Sage

Fried Lasagna Primavera

Truffle Roasted Cauliflwer Steak with Fresh Herb Salsa

Sweets and Treats

Desserts stationed for self-service, $5 per person

  • Assorted cupcakes, cheesecake bites, macarons, fresh baked cookies, and decadent chocolate cake
  • Assorted donut wall
  • Add: Local ice cream station featuring all the toppings $3 / guest
  • S’mores Experience: Bring the best of the outdoors, in. Roast your own marshmallows with indoor approved flames with all the options including graham crackers, peanut butter cups, chocolate, etc.
  • Cereal Station – assorted cereal options and milk; can include your favorites! 
  • Gourmet Popcorn Bar – assorted popcorn, candies and nuts with grab n’ go bags to fill

Outdoor Cocktail Hour

Host your guests outside the venue prior to the event start time. Add passed or stationed appetizers and/or beverages for an enhanced experience. The space has standing room only with options for up to 6 cocktail tables. Only available weather permitting. $300 set up fee.

Indoor Ceremony

$300 set up fee – Setup & Teardown of Ceremony Space, indoors

  • Use of up to 150 white resin folding chairs
  • Pipe & Drape Room Divider

Stock the Green Room

Snacks and sips for your close friends, bridesmaids, or groomsmen in the private space dedicated to you throughout the event. $30 per guest.

Choose 1 Beverage

24 craft beer cans of your choice

4 bottles of wine or champagne

1 bottle of liquor + mixers of choice

Hefeweizen Hollandaise Chicken Thigh

Caprese Stuffed ChickenA Breast

Add additional option for $99

Choose 1 snack

Serves up to 12 people

Crudite Platter

Charcuterie Board

Slider Platter

Flatbread Platter

Custom options available

Additional Green Room Options:

+ Boxed Waters: $1 each

+ NA Beverages: $2 per guest – Water, Unsweetened Tea, Lemonade

+ Hot Coffee: $3 per person – coffee carafe, half n half, sugar