Pine Knob Mansion

Clarkston, Michigan

The Pine Knob Mansion is an iconic Detroit Event Venue with a five star golf course, wedding banquet hall, and overnight facilities.  The Mansion was built by Colonel Sidney D. Waldon (b.1873, d.1945), an executive at Packard Motor Company who purchased 840 acres of land near Clarkston, Michigan in 1927. There he built a 19-room English Manor residence located atop the highest point in Southeastern Michigan.[1] A Carriage House was constructed several hundred feet away from the mansion for the caretaker and his family. Behind this home were barns that housed his fine thoroughbreds and exquisite carriages.[2] Today, the Mansion and Carriage House serve as a banquet facility for weddings and other events.[3] It is located off of Waldon Road in Independence Township.