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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Detroit Weddings




Getting married is always a fun topic! You get to choose where and when, the colors and decor, the type of flowers you can have, and much much more. The location of your wedding can be a hard one to choose. You might have always pictured your wedding outside or in a big hall... but where? Finding a location can be difficult. Wedding planners can help you figure out where would best fit what you want based on experience. For example here are some of the best places in your local area to get married! 

Best Spots to Get Married in the City of Detroit




The Colony Club, photographed by Michelle & Chris Gerard
Welcome to the first day of spring, or as people aged 26-32 likely think of it, the official start to wedding season. Sure, the main events might be reserved mostly for June-July, but at this point everyone that gigglingly said yes on Thanksgiving/Christmas/Hanukkah/New Year's Eve is in that not-so-fun stage between "new glittery ring!" and "everyone drink champagne." It's planning time and we're here to help if you are still on the hunt for a location. We consulted local experts Michelle and Chris Gerard, professional wedding photographers who contribute their skills to Curbed, on the best in non-boring locations to host a wedding in our fair city.

All map photography by Michelle and Chris Gerard unless otherwise noted. Notice that we missed your amazing wedding venue? Leave us a comment below.
· Michelle & Chris Gerard Photographers [Official]
· Melissa Squires Photographer [Official]
· Detroit Ceremony Site Guide [Bridgette's Detroit Wedding]

1 Ford Piquette Plant

Henry Ford built the Piquette Avenue plant in 1904, which became the birthplace of the Model T. It is now a museum largely unchanged from its original appearance. For parties, guests can mingle among car displays, see where Henry Ford developed the Model T, and walk the factory floor.



461 Piquette Street
Detroit, MI 48202

2 MOCAD

It might look a little industrial/warehousey, but the 22,000 square foot museum cleans up quite well for events. And of course, there is plenty of room for dancing.



4454 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 832-6622

3 Cliff Bell's

Opened in 1935, this luxurious place retains classy elements from another era and was featured in scenes of a Ryan Gosling movie (Ides of March). Closed in 1985, the famous club was renovated and reopened in 2005.



2030 Park Ave
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 961-2543

4 The Max M. Fisher Music Center

There are six different venue spaces for rent in "The Max," which is the home to the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Neglected in the 1970s, a group of concerned citizens rallied to save this building from the wrecking ball and it underwent a massive restoration and addition in 2003.



3711 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 576-5100

5 Colony Club

The Grand Ballroom is designed in a Louis XVI style with historic chandeliers, a gorgeous hardwood ballroom floor, floor-to-ceiling two-story windows, and a charming mezzanine.



2310 Park Ave.
Detroit, MI
(313) 965-8758

6 Detroit Music Hall

Matilda Dodge Wilson, (the wealthy widow to one of the founders of the Dodge Motor Co), spent $1.5 million on the construction of this venue. She hired the prominent Detroit architectural firm of Smith Hinchman & Grylls who assigned William Kapp to design it. The six-story, Art Deco style building opened in 1928.



350 Madison St
Detroit, MI 48226

7 The Whitney

Now a restaurant open to the public, The Whitney mansion was designed for lumber baron David Whitney, Jr. and described by one newspaper account in 1894 as "the most elaborate and substantial residence in this part of the country." The structure, completed in 1894, is a 21,000 square foot home with 52 rooms, 218 windows, 20 fireplaces, a secret vault in the original dining room and an elevator.



4421 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 832-5700

8 The Fillmore Detroit

Home to many a Live Nation concert these days, this theater was built by Francis Palms, a Belgian native who moved to Detroit in 1832 and made his fortune in real estate development. It was constructed in 1925 as a movie house in the Renaissance Revival style of architecture. On wedding days, the happy couples pose for photos under the marquee with their names in lights.



2115 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 961-5451

9 Detroit Mercantile Company

This Eastern Market shop is a project from Made in Detroit founder Robert Stanzler. It features merchandise from across Michigan and feels a little bit like a charming cross between a museum and an Urban Outfitters.



3434 Russell St
Detroit, MI 48207
(248) 705-1728 

10 Detroit Historical Museum

Established in 1928 and run by the Detroit Historical Society, it’s one of America’s oldest and largest museum’s dedictated to Metropolitan history. You could hold your ceremony in the 19th century street scene known as the Streets of Old Detroit or the auditorium where you can have your ceremony on the stage. Because this is open to the public until 5 p.m., you'll have to have an evening wedding here too.



5401 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI 48202
(313) 833-1805 

11 Detroit Yacht Club

Located on the banks of Belle Isle, the Historic Detroit Yacht Club is one of the oldest and prestigious private clubs in North America, completed by George Mason in 1922. Their policy is, you have to book the ceremony in conjunction with a reception.



1 Riverbank Rd.
Detroit, MI 48207
(313) 824-1200

12 Guardian Building

A 36-story skyscraper with a lobby lavishly decorated with Pewabic tile, this building was created for the Union Trust Co. when it required more space after a merger. It opened in 1929 with a ceiling that is entirely acoustical to absorb sound in the main lobby. Finally, a venue that will quiet your crazy cousins.



500 Griswold
Detroit, mi

13 Belle Isle Conservatory

Surrounded by flowers? Of course this is an ideal wedding venue. The Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory is especially popular for weddings, but consider The Scott Fountain and the Belle Isle Casino too.



Conservatory Dr.
Detroit, MI 48207
(313) 331-7760

14 Eastern Market

Of the spaces available, couples usually pick Shed 3 to rent out. Keep in mind that Saturday Markets go until 3:00 pm, so you'll have to make it an evening wedding.



Russell St.
Detroit, MI 48207
(313) 833-9300


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