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Cohn Amphitheater

Independence Oaks County Park

9501 Sashabaw Road
(2 1/2 miles north of
I-75 -- Exit 89)
Clarkston, MI 48348

Contact the park office to schedule your event: 248-625-0877.

The Cohn Amphitheater, with shelter and fire circle, accommodates 150-200 guests for weddings in a picturesque outdoor park setting. Weddings can be scheduled mid-May through mid-October, provided Nature Center events do not conflict with the date and time selected. Note: NO indoor alternative space is available for ceremonies or receptions.

The four-hour rental allows time for set-up, the ceremony, and removal of decorations. Rehearsal times must be scheduled in advance.

Bench style seating accommodates 150 people; an additional 50 people can sit on the lawn (lawn chairs or blankets are not provided). Parking is limited to about 50 cars.

All decorations must be free standing. (No nails, tacks or pins can be used to attach decorations to the amphitheater structure). Please, no throwing rice, bird seed, etc.

Payment must be received four weeks prior to the ceremony. Drivers license and phone number must be on the check, made payable to Oakland County Parks and Recreation. No rainchecks or refunds if cancellation is less than 30 days before the wedding.

There is a small shelter with electricity at the rear of the amphitheater available for your use. Restrooms at the Nature Center. 

The Sensory Garden is available for photos with Amphitheater rental. Otherwise, a fee is charged. 

The Amphitheater is a smoke and alcohol-free area.

Park rules must be followed.

Visit the Independence Oaks County Park section for more  information about the park.  To learn more about shelters at Independence Oaks available for your reception, call the park office at 248-625-0877.