A major traditional wedding trend I have been noticing is keeping the big day memorable and non-traditional. If you flip through the pages of a wedding magazine in Michigan, you will notice something…. all the featured weddings are UNIQUE. Do you want yours to be cookie cutter down to the linens, or will you allow your creative juices to express you and your fiancé.
Weddings in Detroit
According to statistics, there are roughly 25,000 marriages in southeastern Michigan each year. Many couples wonder if they can throw a wedding reception that stands out. So what is so special about a wedding in downtown Detroit? Well, for starters there is elegant architecture all around. This will give your photographer some great ideas to capture those picture perfect shots you need. There are just so many fun places in Detroit for wedding photos.
Wedding in Detroit
In addition to the architecture there is so much history to be told. I believe that every wedding in Michigan tells a story about the couple and who they are. The way you tell this story to your family and friends is by the details and preparation put into your wedding. A great location will be remembered in the photos and videos. When you look back in your photo album on this day, do you want to have warm memories flood you instantly?
Another plus is the awesome view a wedding location in Detroit will provide. Whether it is the riverfront terrace at Belle Isle, or Comerica Park from the Detroit Athletic Club; these are familiar places that people can identify with. Other trendy spots include the Masonic Temple, the Gem Theater downtown, the Scarab Club in midtown, or the Roostertail in the city.
Detroit Wedding Reception
You can plan your ceremony and wedding reception in Detroit. There are plenty of chapels, churches, and synagogues to help you with sorting the logistics. This is one of the biggest factors to consider. The most common problems at weddings happen when traveling between the ceremony site and the reception hall. My best advice for you, is to choose a ceremony location that is within 15 minutes of the reception location, and to exchange contact information with the key people involved in the big day. If you need recommendations, then check with the facility where you are having your reception at. They should have several venues in Detroit that they refer to brides for ceremony locations.
Detroit Wedding Location
So now comes the question… where to have a Detroit wedding reception in Michigan? I have included 5 key locations that should be a snug fit for what you are looking for. Their characteristics put them on the edge of elegance and hipness that come naturally. You can not find the same vibe in a hall outside of downtown Detroit. Suburban halls just can not compare with the potential your wedding reception will have if it is someplace more dynamic and spontaneous. The places below are a great start for your reception location ideas in Detroit. When compared to the cookie cutter halls, the list below offers stunning views, posh surroundings, and various price ranges.
Detroit Athletic Club
This venue is anything but average. The Detroit Athletic Club in Detroit Michigan has different layouts, simple yet classic decor, great atmosphere, and is rich in history. This venue is gives a bride that nothing else can. You have so many options for photos around the area. There are many weddings in Detroit Michigan each year. Besides the Detroit Athletic Club, there are other great locations for a bride to wed at. You might also consider the following locations.
Did you know that Belle Isle of Detroit is the nation’s largest city-owned island park (938-acres). You will appreciate the natural view off the East Riverfront, the Ambassador Bridge, and Windsor at a variety of hidden areas throughout the isle. Because you are only renting the space for your wedding reception, you will need to provide guest seating and bring in an off-site cater. Some spectacular photo-ops to be taken at Belle Isle include the Scott Fountain and the Nancy Brown Peace Carillion. You can contact Belle Isle’s office for further inquiry about rentals at 313.852.4075.
Detroit Yacht Club
Regarded as North America’s largest yacht club, this place is located on Belle Isle and provides couples with executive catering in a formal yet relaxing environment for their wedding reception. Just as the Detroit Athletic Club, the Detroit Yacht Club has member policies. However a member may sponsor a non-member so that you can secure this prime location for your wedding reception. For more info, contact Julia Doherty at her phone number 313.824.2887.
Just as Comerica Park, Ford field offers world-class dining with the excitement of downtown Detroit’s newest stadium. There are a variety of banquet rooms that offer a great view of an enclosed atrium as well as the entire stadium. You might be thinking that sporting events are the main priority for Ford Field, but discerning brides that take the time to have their reception at this fabulous spot find the scenery and cuisine worth the wait. For more info, contact Susan Zevelkink at her phone number 313.262-2245.
Designed by Howard Crane, the Fox Theater has breathtaking decor located in the heart of downtown Detroit’s entertainment district. For brides serious about reserving this venue for their wedding reception, I recommend that you book far in advance to ensure no schedule conflict with the theaters public events. For more info, contact Molly Briggs at her phone number 313.471.3206.
Detroit Science Center
Have you been there lately? The Detroit Science Center has been recently remodeled and if offers midtown the best in large on-site and off-site catering. They would like to extend you and your guest list up to 2,000 a warm welcome. This venue shares a modern touch with their I-MAX Dome Theater films and science exhibits; however, your wedding reception will still hold all the values associated with casual elegance. For more info, contact Angela Zini at her phone number 313.577.8400, ext 412.
Considered one of Detroit’s most finest restaurant, weddings at the Roostertail in Detroit are extra special. The history of this restaurant spans several generations and gives magnificent river views along the East Riverfront. Due to the style of your wedding reception, the Roostertail offers several banquet room layouts as well as outside dining. To get a better idea of how they will personalize your day with world-class dishes, contact Shawna at her phone number 313.822.1234 ext 133.
Located in the heart of Detroit’s Cultural Center, the Scarab Club in Detroit has a rich history in arts and distinctive wedding receptions. Its unique style and ambiance provides for a memorable event whether inside by their fireplace or an outdoors Michigan ceremony by their English garden. They have a recommended caterer that provides creations ranging from hors d’oeuvre and luncheons to lavish receptions. Just as the Detroit Athletic Club, the Scarab Club also has membership policies. For a taste in something different, contact Christine Renner at her phone number 313.831.1250.
The Infinity and the Ovation
Want an all-inclusive cruise package aboard a private yacht? The Infinity and the Ovation of Infinity Yacht Charters offer services for private affairs such as wedding receptions. Either yacht will take you and your guests on trips throughout Lake St. Clair and the Detroit River. The two-level Infinity will accommodate guests up to 150, as the Ovation (a three-level yacht) holds up to 325. Would you like to sail the great lakes in style for your wedding reception? Contact Infinity Yacht Charters offices at phone number 586.778.7030.
Known as the American restaurant in an American palace, the Whitney in Detroit features an award winning menu for catering. With their lavishly impressive atmosphere, your wedding reception will blend in perfectly at the Whitney. They can handle any reception with guest lists exceeding 600 attendants. The Whitney also boasts intricately-carved woodwork and an impressive grand staircase. Since they have multiple dining locations, it is best to contact Suzanne Gormely at her phone number 313.832.5700.