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With unmatched views of the Saginaw River and downtown Bay City , the USS ESDON at the Saginaw Valley Naval Ship Museum is an unforgettable event location. There is no place like it; a setting where history is the remarkable backdrop for special occasions. 

The USS EDSON deck itself has accessible space where groups can meet, eat, plan, honor, and celebrate.

Let our trained, professional staff work with you to make your next event or meeting one that will go down in history! The Saginaw Valley Naval Ship Museum has been recognized as the most exciting special event venue in the area.

  • Meetings
  • Banquets
  • Weddings
  • Fundraisers
  • Holiday Parties
  • Reunions
  • Military Events
  • So Much More...


Rental FeesRental fees are quoted upon request and based on space(s) used for the event.

What's IncludedRental fees include the use of the space.

Available HoursRental fees are based on a four-hour minimum and are generally scheduled anytime. Museum hours vary depending on the time of year, however, space rentals are typically between the hours of 9:00 AM and 10:30 PM

Date ReservationUpon receiving an agreement, you will have 14 days to sign the agreement and provide a deposit in order to secure the date.

Deposit / PaymentA 50% deposit is required within 14 days of the reservation. The remainder of the payment is due no later than the event date. Deposits are non-refundable.

Museum TicketsDuring regular museum hours, admission to the museum is included with the space rental. Email for more information on group discounts.

ParkingParking is free at the Saginaw Valley Naval Ship Museum.

SmokingNo Smoking is permitted on the ship. 

Accessibility (ADA)Due to the historical nature of the vessel, the USS Edson is not equipped to accomodate wheelchairs or individuals with mobility issues. Accessibility for your venue should be discussed in advance.

Event SignageBanners and signs are permitted, however, existing museum signage cannot be removed or moved.

Climate ControlThe USS Edson and the surrounding outdoor areas are not climate controlled. Plan accordingly for the natural weather conditions.

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