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Meads and Ciders Downtown Patio
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Versatile Workshop Space for Events and Gatherings
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Frequently Asked Questions about Birthday Party venues

Do I need my own production or event insurance in Ann Arbor?
Yes. All renters are required to carry Comprehensive Liability and Property Damage insurance with liability coverage of no less than $1,000,000.
What protection plans are available for bookings in Ann Arbor on Giggster?
Giggster offers Damage Protection coverage that you can add to a booking at checkout. Learn more about Giggster's Damage Protection coverage.
What types of locations can I book in Ann Arbor?
You can choose from 42 types! Just search for locations in Ann Arbor at, then click 'Filters' to look for something specific.
How many Birthday Party venues are available in Ann Arbor?
Right now, there are 10 Birthday Party venues available in Ann Arbor.
What payment methods does Giggster accept for Ann Arbor bookings?
You can pay for your booking with a credit card, or with ACH or wire transfer for bookings over $4k.
What is the cancellation policy for Ann Arbor guests on Giggster?
Refund options vary, based on when the booking is canceled. Learn more about Giggster's cancellation and refund policy.
What are the cleaning and safety policies for Ann Arbor locations on Giggster?
Now more than ever, your health and safety is our number one priority. We've outlined specific health and safety requirements for both hosts and guests. Learn more about Giggster's COVID-19 Health & Safety Measures.
What locations available near Ann Arbor?
You'll find up to 42 different types of locations in Ann Arbor. Just start a search at and narrow things down with the 'Filter' option.
Is there an extra cost to add more attendees to my Ann Arbor booking?
Yes. Pricing tiers are based on group size. For example, if you booked a space for a group of 1-5 for $30/hr, the price per person is $6/hr. Each additional person would increase the rate by $6/hr.
How much are average location rentals in Ann Arbor?
Rental rates vary with the type and features of the location, but the average rate in Ann Arbor is $184 per hour.
Why should I choose Giggster over other platforms offering rentals in Ann Arbor?
Giggster's got your back — and we know our stuff. Our Customer Support team is knowledgeable and accessible, we offer white glove Concierge service to help you find the perfect location, and we're experts on the unique needs of production teams.
What is the price range for Birthday Party venues in Ann Arbor, MI?
Booking prices vary with the property type, features, and rental length, but generally a 1-hour booking will be in the range of $100 to $250.
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About Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor is the county seat of Washtenaw County in the southeast quadrant of Michigan. The 2020 census marked the population at nearly 124,000 in less than 50,000 households. Ann Arbor became the county seat of Washtenaw in 1827 and was incorporated as a village in 1833.

There is no one person named “Ann Arbor.” The city was chartered by two land speculators in 1824 named John Allen and Elisha Rumsey. Their wives were both named “Ann.” The “Arbor” described the thick forest of bur oak within the 640 acres the speculators purchased from the federal government for $1.25 per acre. The town plat of “Annarbour” is the first recorded use of this name.

Over recent decades like most other American cities, Ann Arbor grappled with urban sprawl and the rising land values from gentrification. In 2003, the city council approved the greenbelt plan. Today, the city of Ann Arbor owns the development rights on the agricultural lands adjacent to the city limits for perpetual conservation and the prevention of sprawl.

Birthday Party Options in Ann Arbor

The venue options range from specialty commercial to open, free span, and improved shell spaces. Some of these venues may be locked into a pre-packaged arrangement with preferred vendors. No matter what, you will surely be able to find the perfect birthday party venue in Ann Arbor.

  • Party Planner
    If the party host wants to add a personal, creative touch but does not want to organize the details, then the hiring of a party planner is advised. A party planner is different than an event planner in that they need the experience of planning for any age group of both the guest of honor and the attendees. Ann Arbor has quite a few of these professionals in town.

  • Catering
    Like the party planner, the catering company must have the experience and the versatility to work with clients for developing the menu for a birthday party for the age of the honoree and the ages of the attendees. The catering staff also needs to work with the party planner to coordinate set-up, service times, and breakdown.

  • Permitting
    In general, a birthday party held inside a private venue will not need a permit. However, if 25 or more people will attend, or 25 or more vehicles will be parked on a city street, then a non-competitive special event permit will be required. A complete permit application must be submitted at least 60 working days, or 12 weeks, prior to the party to allow time for processing and vetting the application.

Birthday Party Companies in Ann Arbor

The main economic drivers of Ann Arbor are the University of Michigan and its teaching hospital, high-tech, and R&D companies. A byproduct of these industries is parties for any occasion, and parties need the support services of caterers, planners, and rental companies. You’ll have no trouble finding help from local companies for your birthday party in Ann Arbor.

  • Luna Soiree Events
    Kaeli Garcia, the owner, and principal event planner established Luna Soiree Events in Ann Arbor over 10 years ago. The professional staff specializes in planning on the personal level with logistics management in the mix. Along with working closely with the client to understand the expectations within the parameters of the budget, the staff makes sure the referred vendors also develop a relationship with the client for open lines of communication.

  • Katherine’s
    The staff at Katherine’s will give their all to deliver a well-organized service that meets the expectations of the client to experience and budget. Catering to birthday parties needs the personal touch and reflection upon the guest of honor as opposed to the static corporate persona. The staff at Katherine’s prides itself in working to understand the personality of the honoree, as well as the expectations of the client.

  • Hosted
    Hosted is a boutique service provider for the rental of serving ware and décor. Based in Ann Arbor, this local business began on the premise of not purchasing items rarely used or the purchase of disposables. The décor items are rented specifically for the party, then returned to be stored a re-used. The business model is sustainable and practical. The rented items can either be scheduled for pick-up or delivery.

Pros and Cons of Birthday Parties in Ann Arbor

All items on the list of pros and cons must be considered and taken in with the perspective of the whole. An informed decision cannot be based upon one advantage or several small disadvantages. Be sure to find out all the facts before finalizing your plans for your Ann Arbor birthday party.


  • Venue choices
    Given the choice of venues offered in Ann Arbor, the locations will be appropriate for an intimate adult celebration, a children’s party with room for activities, or whatever else you have in mind.

  • Lifestyle and venues
    Life in Ann Arbor is complemented by many businesses that keep up the local revenue, making the town thrive for all. The venue options and the local companies offering party services make the choice of Ann Arbor as the location for a birthday party an easy one.

  • Walkability
    The downtown area of Ann Arbor has a walk score of 93 and a bike score of 87. Outside the core and into the neighborhoods, the walk and bike scores fall to the average of 77 and 89, respectively. This makes getting around the city much easier.


  • Cold and snowy winter
    The winters are long with the effects of the season felt from late October until April. Ann Arbor has an annual snowfall of 58 inches too so pack your snow gear and warm coat if you are going to be there during those months.

  • Permitting
    While the requirements for a permit are clear and straightforward, the time to process the application is quite long. With a 60-day turnaround, you need to plan far in advance.

  • Traffic
    Although the population is not huge, neither are the roadways. You will want to pack your patience if you are driving yourself while in town.

Famous Locations in Ann Arbor

  • Gallup Park
    This 69-acre park along the Huron River is a favorite of Ann Arbor residents. The improved trail forms a loop through the park connecting islands with pedestrian bridges and is popular for walkers, runners, and cyclists. There are three playgrounds and rentals for canoes, kayaks, and paddleboats. The park also serves as a connector along the border-to-border trail through Washtenaw County.

  • The Creature Conservancy
    Although described as a zoo—it is not. The Creature Conservancy houses up to 80 different species of animals rescued as exotic pets that became unwanted. This up-close experience can be enjoyed throughout the year as all animals are sheltered and protected from weather conditions.

  • High Five Pedal Tours
    The 14-person pedal trolley is a unique way to get acquainted with Ann Arbor or to have a fun night out with friends. A trolley can be rented for a private party or for a mixed tour to meet new friends. The routes are pre-selected, and the tours are guided. The pedal tours are popular and will sell out fast.