on the banks of the Saline River, Wellers is cradled in an era that we will never
see again. On the National Historic Register, this timeless property appeals to
those looking for a truly memorable location for their wedding.
offer two unique banquet rooms, each
with its own unique character and particular historic significance.
ceremonies may be performed
on the beautiful ten-acre grounds, providing a unique and unforgettable setting
for your wedding.
is our pleasure to welcome you to our life's work of historical preservation.
Thank you for your interest in our facility.
11 AM to 1 PM
Monday & Thursday
10 AM to 2PM
West Michigan Avenue
Saline, Michigan 48176
the excitement when Henry Ford came to the small rural village of Saline to restore
the dilapidated Schuyler flour mill. People thought he had totally lost his mind!!
But, like all entrepreneurs, Ford had his own unique vision: to merge
urban factories with rural farming through a little-known and unused crop, the
soybean. To implement his wild idea, he paid over 700 farmers in the Saline area
to grow soybeans. The farmers then trucked their crops here to be refined into
soybean oil for the production of plastics and paints for auto manufacturing.
This simple idea forever changed the face of industry and farming. In
fact, soybeans are once again on the front burner as a possible source and solution
for our energy problems. Ford was drawn here because of its location on a river.
He produced electricity by diverting the river to create a dam-millpond,
and installed a waterwheel. Engineers still marvel at the beauty of Ford's futuristic
dream and he is known throughout the industrial world for his innovative use of
organic products in industry.
Carl & Iris Weller purchased this property in 1966, the buildings & property
were in total disrepair. But the Ford remnants unearthed in the buildings, the
10-acre setting and the underlying natural beauty of the buildings, sparked a
flame that still burns bright in the family today. With the combined efforts of
Judy & Wendy Weller, and scores of hardworking friends & employees, 40
years of effort resurrected this mesmerizing page in history. Their story is a
testament to American hard work and ingenuity.
We thank all the people
who helped along the way.
time stands still...
UNIQUE BANQUET ROOMS