On this page, you will find basic information about our clubhouse, including rental fees and what others have to say about renting our facility.

The ROWC clubhouse is the oldest building in Royal Oak, dating back to 1839 as a Baptist Church. The Tudor style exterior is nicely appointed with traditional cottage-style shrubs and flowers. It is located in the heart of Royal Oak, making it easily accessible from Woodward Ave, I-696 and I-75.

The upper floor is carpeted and ideal for recitals, presentations, intimate wedding ceremonies, memorial services and other non-food related gatherings. A grand piano graces a small stage. Tables and chairs can be set up to your specifications. Beautiful large windows allow full natural light as desired.

The lower level has terrazzo covered floors and a fully appointed kitchen for both cooking and serving. Large oblong tables or smaller 'card tables' can be set up to your specifications. You will also see the full wood beams gracing the ceiling- the last remaining elements of the original building.

Most rentals of the clubhouse include access to both floors for your event. An elevator is available from the back entrance of the clubhouse making both floors fully accessible without stairs. Both floors have fireplaces (non-working but lovely to look at!), bathrooms and coat racks.

Map to the ROWC Clubhouse.

To take a slide show tour of our facilities, please click here.

Our rental fee is $75 per hour, with a minimum of 3 hours, or a flat daily rate of $400.00 for up to an 8 hour day.  There is a $55.00 custodial fee for set up and tear down.

Please note: Effective january 1, 2018, the clubhouse rental rates for non-members will be $85 per hour and the new 8-hour day rate will be $500. The custodial fee will remain $55.00.

• Click here for more information: Facility Rental FAQ 2016 (56k pdf)

The rental deposit will be forfeited by the Lessee in the event of cancellation at any time after signing the agreement unless: (a) the club is re-rented for the date in question or (b) if extenuating circumstances force the cancellation and the House Rules Committee agrees that the deposit should be refunded.

For additional rental information, please contact:
Michele • 248-541-1126 • rowcrentals@gmail.com
The ROWC is an all-volunteer organization with no permanent staff on site at the clubhouse. Please allow us 24 hours to respond to your inquiry. Thank you.

"I've had graduation and birthday parties at the ROWC. Everyone loves the ambiance. It's cozy yet I've had 100 people at an event with no over-crowding. The location is easy to find, parking is right next door and the new elevator is great."

"The clubhouse is a gem and a great value! I have used it several times for various functions. I bring my own food and beverage so I save on having to use a caterer. The tables and chairs are always set up the way I want them. This is so much nicer than any rental hall I have ever been to."

"I had always wanted to see the inside of the clubhouse. When I finally did, I just fell in love with it! I decided to rent it for my daughter's shower and it was a wonderful day. It had everything we needed and was so reasonable in price."

"I had a wonderful shower with 50 guests seated comfortably on the lower level. I was able to make my own food arrangements and then use the clubhouse's china and silverware. Everyone remarked on how nice the clubhouse was. I will be back!"