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Suburban Collection Showplace wedding in Novi, Michigan

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Novi is the full package for visitors, corporate and residents. Located near the highway, Novi is easily accessible for travelers coming from Detroit Metropolitan Airport or from other Metro Detroit areas. Established as a city in 1969, formally the Village of Novi holds some historic value as well. Grand River Avenue approximates the route followed by one of the state’s oldest roads, essentially going from Detroit to Lake Michigan. The road was originally an old Native American trail and building started in 1837. This was one of the first great examples of the evolution of land transportation in Michigan. Today, Novi is still one of the leading cities in Metro Detroit and has much to offer their visitors.

Suburban Collection Showplace

Originally, Rock Financial Showplace, now renamed Suburban Collection Showplace, the venue consists of 320,000 square feet hosting a variety of events. Their events range from public expositions, trade shows, association and corporate conferences, weddings, proms and other social events. More than 1.5 million people visit annually to this premier exposition and banquet center. The venue also features the Diamond Banquet and Conference Center, which includes the Diamond Ballroom that accommodates 1,300 guests as well as numerous break out and meeting rooms. The Suburban Collection Showplace has an onsite catering service and staff, called Epoch Catering, serving up high quality cuisine and service. Check out their event calendar for upcoming expos and events.

Twelve Oaks Mall

Twelve Oaks Mall is conveniently located next to nearby highways and near downtown Novi. Shoppers can enjoy over 200 stores and a variety of dining options. Twelve Oaks Mall will also be home to Michigan’s first Cheesecake Factory, which has been long awaited! Head out there today to shop at all of your favorite stores in an elegant and chic mall.

Motorsports Museum & Hall of Fame

Sponsored by the Motorsports Museum and Hall of Fame of America Foundation Incorporated, the museum features over 40 racing and high performance vehicles. Some of these vehicles include rotating collections of Indy cars, stock cars, Can Am, drag racing, motorcycles, air racing, TransAm, powerboats, sprint cars, racing snowmobiles and more. The Motorsports Museum and Hall of Fame also features exhibits, photographs, memorabilia and other current and historical racing items. The Hall of Fame showcases the “Heroes of Horsepower” and inductions are held every August.  Inductees are chosen by a committee of a large number of motorsports writers, historians, current members, and peers from across the nation.

Novi Hotels

Toasted Oak

Toasted Oak has been featured several times on our blog, simply because we cannot get enough. Serving only fresh and locally grown products, Toasted Oak’s innovative chefs will make sure that you come back again. From tapas, wood-grilled pizzas, award-winning porchetta can be perfectly paired with their unique wine list and cocktail selections. The restaurant also holds events for private parties and more. Check out their website to see when their next upcoming events are, like Swine & Wine!

Novi Chop House

The Novi Chop House is located within the Crowne Plaza Hotel, right near Novi hot spots. The Chop House offers diners an intimate dining experience for business dinners, celebrations featuring an award-winning wine list and amazing cuisine from Executive Chef Jeremy Kalmus. The Novi Chop House was rated one of the top ten restaurants in Michigan by the internationally recognized Zagat Guide.

Posted on March 29th, 2013 in Michigan Events & Destinations.