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8 Unique Metro Detroit Wedding Venues

WeddingHistoric Detroit Wedding Venues

Michigan is filled with beautiful wedding venues for your ceremony and receptions. There are many venues that brides and grooms sometimes overlook around the Metro Detroit area. This article will highlight just a few of Metro Detroit’s historic wedding venues. Along with attending your wedding, most of these venues offer tours during your cocktail hour for your guests! What a perfect way to promote the historic venues and entertain your guests!

Detroit Institute of the Arts

The DIA is the perfect spot for art lovers and those who want a modern wedding reception venue. Some of the amenities include an exclusive caterer, professional staff, parking, gallery tours and more. The main room that is used for weddings is the Kresge Court, which holds up 150 guests and includes a dance floor. This room features the famous murals by Diego Rivera, Detroit Industry. They have the capability to have plated service, buffet or strolling buffets. The museum includes over 100 galleries and the DIA’s collection is among the top six in the United States. Treat your guests to a contemporary and classic venue in the Detroit Institute of Art.

Detroit Public Library

Perfect for book worms and quirky couples who want an antique feel, the Detroit Public Library is the place. Located right downtown this historic building was built in 1865 and with the vintage feel inside and well maintained grounds outside it makes a great reception venue. This is definitely one place that your guests have never attended a wedding at!

Detroit Zoo

The Detroit Zoo offers unique surroundings and culinary creations to make this a memorable wedding for you and your guests. The most popular spot for weddings at the Detroit Zoo is the Butterfly House and Wildlife Interpretive Gallery. These two buildings are attached and the gorgeous Butterfly House is popular for ceremonies in the butterfly habitat. The Wildlife Interpretive Gallery is the oldest building at the Zoo and was built in 1928 and then remodeled to its current beauty. The rotunda seats 140 guests seated or 200 strolling. The Zoo offers several buffets, plated dinner and bar packages for brides and grooms to choose from. Get your wedding pictures taken around the Detroit Zoo’s wildlife habitats. Other popular spots to have your wedding at the Zoo include the Rackham Fountain, Cotton Family Wetlands Boardwalk, Events Pavilion and the Arctic Ring of Life.

Ford Piquette Plant

The Ford Piquette Plant is located in downtown Detroit and is known as the “Birthplace of the Model T.” The Plant has three levels and over 67,000 square feet and was established in 1908. Now a City, State and Federal Historic Site, a National Landmark and a National Heritage Site, the Piquette Plant is one amazing venue. The Plant has a gorgeous industrial look with its beautiful hard wood floors and faded painted brick walls. You can bring in your own vendors and totally transform the venue and put your own spin on it. These ceilings are begging you to hang lights, lanterns and more to enhance its natural features as your wedding backdrop.

Henry Ford Museum

The Henry Ford Museum is one of the top museums in the United States and a great location for Michigan weddings. Popular venues include the Museum Plaza, Prechter Promenade, Flexible Exhibit Gallery Lobby, Pennsylvania Courtyard and Driving American Car Court. This is a very large venue and can accommodate between 400-5,000 guests, depending on the location and food service selected. The Museum offers several food and bar packages for brides and grooms to select from. Some of the packages even include a selection of displays for your guests to tour during cocktail hour. The Henry Ford Museum, located in Dearborn also offers floral and rental options as well.

Meadow Brook Hall

As home of Matilda Dodge and her family, Meadow Brook Hall was constructed between 1926 and 1929. This beautiful home is still maintained in its original condition with a few modern features added to make it more event friendly. Enjoy this historic venue, beautiful grounds and exquisite food for your wedding ceremony and reception. Complementary tours are given to guests during your cocktail hours to see how the automotive aristocracy lived. The Hall offers numerous dining and bar options for your wedding reception. Weddings are held year round either inside the Hall or outside in the Garden Tent. There are also several spots on the grounds and the indoor ballroom that are perfect for ceremonies.

Museum of Contemporary Art

This is THE place if you want a modern and contemporary wedding! The Museum of Contemporary Art is located in the Midtown neighborhood of Detroit and was formerly an automotive dealership. The building has been restored to retain its urban and historical character. The Museum is over 22,000 square feet and offers flexible floor plans in a creative setting. There are several preferred vendors that the Museum refers that are very familiar with the policies and procedures there. Whatever you are scheming up for your wedding décor you can make it happen here.

Pine Knob Mansion

At Pine Knob the two main venues include the Mansion and the Carriage House. The Pine Knob Mansion is a 19-room English manor and carriage house were constructed in 1927 by Colonel Waldon. Both venues offer several dining options for your wedding guests and seasonal packages as well. There are also several options for indoor and outdoor ceremony locations as well. Enjoy this scenic location and beautiful homes as your ceremony and reception setting.

Posted on February 25th, 2013 in Michigan Events & Destinations, Weddings.

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