Our opening party, The Bentley Welcome Dinner, will take place on Tuesday night. It will be held at Meadow Brook Hall, a National Historic Landmark. Meadow Brook is the historic home built by one of the automotive aristocracy's most remarkable women, Matilda Dodge Wilson, widow of automobile pioneer John Dodge, and her second husband, lumber broker Alfred Wilson. It was constructed between 1926 and 1929 for $4 million, an astounding sum today, but unimaginable in the 1920s. Meadow Brook represents one of the finest examples of Tudor-revival architecture in America.
Meadow Brook is located on a 1,443-acre (5.84 km2) estate off only five miles
from the Meet hotel. It takes about 15 minutes to drive there. The house covers
88,000 square feet (8,200 m2) and with 110 rooms is the fourth largest house
in the United States. Tours of the house will be available during our event.