About

Located at the heart of Building 50 at The Village at Grand Traverse Commons, the recently restored Kirkbride Hall was the original Chapel of the Traverse City State Hospital built in 1885. 

General Overview

Kirkbride Hall is the newly debuted event space at The Village at Grand Traverse Commons.

The thirty foot ceilings and 2,600 square feet make for a gorgeous event space that host a wide array of social and corporate gatherings, non-profit events and even act as an entertainment venue. The multi-function event space is targeted to preserve its historic function as a gathering space for the local community.

The Village is the perfect space to host your next event. Aside from the beautiful charm of the historic buildings and the scenic landscape, The Village provides endless excitement for each of your guests to enjoy. With various retail shops, eateries and wineries, hiking trails, events and historic tours, The Village of Grand Traverse Commons will leave your guests in awe!

Meg Gutowski

Meeting and Event Manager

Meg Gutowski is a graduate of Grand Valley State University with a BA in Hospitality and Tourism Management with an emphasis in Event Planning.  She has over twelve years of professional experience in the service industry. Meg prides herself in delivering exceptional and personalized customer service.

In 2013, Meg was inducted into Michigan Meetings + Events Magazine’s Hall of Fame as Up-and-Coming Special Events Planner.

As Meeting and Event Manager, Meg specializes in booking all events at Kirkbride Hall.  In addition to this, Meg oversees all marketing of Kirkbride Hall. Meg is also involved in several local activities and groups including Traverse City Young Professionals, Grand Traverse Area Hospitality Association, Co-Chairing the Silent Auction for the Remembrance Run benefiting the Local Women’s Cancer Fund for two years, acting as Volunteer Manager for the Opening Night Party for the Traverse City Film Festival in 2014, and more.

Married in 2013, Meg, her Husband Phil and their son Beau,  enjoy all that the stunning region has to offer. Spending time at home with their three dogs Winston, Stella and Henry watching Northern Michigan sunsets on their back deck overlooking the cherry orchard is a favorite part of their day.