Updated February 15, 2021
What are the best wedding venues in Metro Detroit? If you are in the beginning stages of planning your wedding, the first thing you need to do (after hiring a wedding planner, of course!) is secure your venue. Once you book a venue for a specific date, you will then be able to book all the other vendors you need to make your wedding day perfect. But what venues should you consider? While the perfect venue for you highly depends on your wedding vision, this list is a great place to start!
Detroit Masonic Temple
Historic, GORGEOUS, and suitable for larger weddings, the Masonic Temple is a great choice for your wedding celebration! With two ballrooms and a chapel, there is space to host your ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception. There is even space for both sides of the wedding party to get ready. The Masonic Temple makes logistics super easy for both planning and your guest experience. Add in the history and beautiful architecture of this building, you’ve got a winning formula for your wedding day. As of February 2021, they are even renovating the cocktail hour space to further improve how you can host your guests!
Waterview Lofts at Port Detroit
Ilze from Ilze Lucero Photography recommends Waterview Lofts at Port Detroit. If you want views of the Detroit River paired with a modern event space, this might be the venue for you! Add a yacht ride for cocktail hour to provide a truly unique wedding experience!
If plants are your thang, you definitely want to check out Planterra Conservatory! I have worked with Planterra as a wedding coordinator and can say they are very accommodating and easy to work with. Planterra is a full-service event space and includes catering, floral, & decor. (See more pics from this wedding.)
The Eastern Detroit
I have personally worked at The Eastern several times. It is a raw industrial space, meaning you get to customize almost everything about your wedding experience from the ceremony setup to the dinner tables and dance floor. The Eastern’s history as a firehouse provides a unique origin story for this venue. (See more pics from this wedding.)
St. John’s Chapel/The Inn at St. John’s
St. John’s Chapel is GORGEOUS. While the chapel is for Catholic ceremonies only, The Inn at St. John’s has several spaces for anyone to host their wedding reception. You can choose from a standard ballroom-style space or the show-stopping Atrium. Every time I work at this venue, I am impressed by their staff’s helpfulness and dedication to their work! (See more pics from this wedding.)
Whether you book one of these best wedding venues in Metro Detroit or not, I highly suggest having an experienced wedding planner on your team to help you choose a wedding venue. If you need some help narrowing down your wedding venue options, please contact me! Consultations are always free.