Barber School

To the West of Barber School there is a gazebo. The gazebo has a great atmosphere for an intimate wedding ceremony or socializing. The Great Room can be used for meetings or social functions such as birthdays, graduations, showers, etc. A “warming” kitchen is available for use during a rental. It contains a microwave, stove and refrigerator. To the rear of the building, parking is available with easy access to the rear entrance. Handicap parking is also located here.
Built in 1855, the Barber School has served the community as a school, church and public hall. Purchased by Hunter Savidge in 1873, the school was moved from the southeast corner of Park and Liberty streets to the Cutler and Savidge Lumber Mill, where it was used as a warehouse. The building also served as the first building for the Spring Lake Yacht Club. In 1987, the Spring Lake Heritage League acquired and moved the building to its present location at the southwest corner of Exchange and Buchanan streets. A bell tower and lean-to addition with bathroom and kitchen were added at this time. Today, the building is used for Village Council meetings, various community functions and can also be rented for private functions.

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Food & Alcohol

  • A licensed and insured beverage service is required to dispense any alcoholic
  • Due to changes by the State of Michigan Liquor Control Commission, cash bars are prohibited.
  • Alcoholic beverages not dispensed by a licensed and insured beverage
    service will be confiscated and discarded. Lessee should expect a random
    inspection by an Ottawa Country Sheriff’s Deputy during their event.
  • Beverage service MUST end one-half hour before the end of the scheduled
  • NO kegs are allowed.
  • Village Council to approve BYOB with authorization 3 months prior to event – whereas Lessee obtains insurance and indemnifies the Village.