Metro Detroit Wedding Venue Guide

By Published On: February 15, 2024

When it comes to choosing the location for your wedding in the Metro Detroit region, the options are diverse and plentiful. Here, we showcase 15 of our top picks — from picturesque farms to dance clubs, greenhouses, conservatories, ballrooms, hotels, and more, we are sure you’ll find a venue that’s just right for you.

Metro Detroit Wedding Venues

Photo Courtesy of Zingerman’s Cornman Farms

Metro Detroit Wedding Venues

1. Zingerman’s Cornman Farms

Opened in 2014, Zingerman’s Cornman Farms, sits on 27 stunning countryside acres in the town of Dexter. The beloved venue is home to two restored, historic venues which include an 1837 Greek Revival farmhouse (with a working fireplace, a beautiful library, lounge, dressing room, and private suite) and a four-season, modernized 1837-built Red Barn. There is also the farm-to-table menu that is unsurpassed in quality and taste thanks to founder Chef Kieron Hale.

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2. Café Cortina

Reminiscent of a romantic Italian countryside with stunning gardens and patios, Café Cortina in Farmington Hills is an intimate setting for a reception or ceremony. Founded in 1976 by Rina Tonon and her late husband, Adriano, Café Cortina is loved not only for its exquisite farm fresh menu but for the outstanding staff and authenticity. “It’s very a warm ambiance when you walk in,” Tonon says. “You just feel at home.” The restaurant is available to host up to 150 guests, and they also specialize in micro weddings.

3. Laurel Manor Banquet and Conference Center

In 1988, husband and wife duo John and Lina Del Signore opened Laurel Manor Banquet and Conference Center in Livonia. Today, the premier event venue has undergone a grand remodel with beautiful updates to their picture-perfect winding staircases; new carpet in the mezzanine ceremony space, with the adjacent dressing rooms revamped as well; and a new dance floor and fresh paint in their spacious ballroom.

Metro Detroit Wedding Venues

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4. 2Gather

With a wooded — and absolutely gorgeous — Auburn Hills setting, a DIY planning approach, a stunning ballroom with an interchangeable ceiling, picturesque outdoor photo ops, and a dedicated team of event specialists, 2Gather is a dream come true for modern couples. With multiple packages for brides and grooms to choose from, the possibilities are endless. And it’s located just 30 miles north of Detroit.

Metro Detroit Wedding Venue Guide

Photo by Frank Aymami

5. Shepherd’s Hollow

Nestled on 350 acres in Clarkston, Shepherd’s Hollow is a romantic destination for any wedding. In 2021, the beloved golf course opened its glass banquet venue, The Station, to rave reviews. With expansive vistas of the lake and golf course, black and white checkered flooring, and intimate lighting, the striking venue, situated amongst a pine forest, is truly unique. Features include a wrap-around veranda — an ideal outdoor space for guests — and a stunning fountain area, perfect for an idyllic ceremony. “Our lovely vista is accompanied by a culinary and service team that will surely impress your guests,” says Alexandra Premo, Shepherd’s Hollow event coordinator. “With exceptional food and beverage and an attentive staff, your guests will not want the night to end. Our events team will be here with you every step of the way as we plan and execute your wedding vision. We promise to treat your wedding day as if it were our own.”

Metro Detroit Wedding Venue Guide

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6. Anthology Events at Book Tower

The recently renovated Book Tower development in downtown Detroit is just the space to host a memorable wedding thanks to Anthology Events. Located on the 13th floor, the 2,700-square foot Conservatory ballroom features a glass skylight, one-of-a-kind city views, wood parquet floors, velvet drapery, and gorgeous Italian light fixtures. The Linden Room, with its elegant bar and modern furnishings, can add an additional 1,440 square feet to a reception. Their premium wedding packages even include linens, tables, walnut chairs, top tier China, and glassware. Couples will love the convenience of the building’s valet and the option to book hotel room blocks in the modern ROOST suites.

Metro Detroit Wedding Venue Guide

Florals by Detroit Design Co. Photo by Of Wildflowers.

7. The Collins Collective

“We’re a modern venue designed for intentional guest experiences,” says owner Amy Collins of The Collins Collective in Chelsea. “Our couples are treated to a full team of specialists that help design, create, and execute the perfect wedding day.” With indoor and outdoor access throughout your event, the chic, urban venue offers a host of possibilities. “We truly believe that our couples are family,” Collins says. “Transparency is an important role in our market, and we believe that having easy access to our pricing, amenities, and tour schedule right on our website makes venue planning easier.”

Metro Detroit Wedding Venue Guide

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8. San Morello

For those looking for an intimate wedding dinner, San Morello, the much-celebrated Italian restaurant helmed by Chef Andrew Carmellini, is a high-style choice. The private space, which is located on the first floor of the Shinola Hotel, can host up to 40 people, features a private bar (and entrance), sophisticated wicker wainscot paneled-walls, oakwood tables, and floor-to-ceiling windows with Woodward Avenue views.

9. Saint John’s Resort & Hotel

Located in Plymouth on a picturesque 200 acres, Saint John’s Resort & Hotel is at once historical and modern with its stunning architecture and contemporary updates. At Saint John’s, couples can choose from multiple options when it comes to their reception, including the Garden Pavilion, which is over 5,200 square feet and features Nana glass walls that lead to a romantic patio garden. There’s also the Provincial and Mosaic Ballroom that each can host up to 300 guests, and the Chapel, which was dedicated in 1955 and is a stunning example of old-world craftsmanship with wooden beams, mosaics, and gorgeous marble floors.

10. Youngblood Vineyard

Founded by Dave and Jess Youngblood in Ray Township, Youngblood Vineyard, with 40 acres of picturesque settings and 26.2 miles of grape vines, is an elegant venue for a countryside wedding. Last year, the vineyard opened its new 16,000-square-foot venue — a breathtaking pine barn with polished concrete floors, a gorgeous bluestone bar, and expansive glass windows that offer sweeping views of the estate. There’s also a commercial kitchen for on-site catering, an on-site bridal suite, a 4,000-square-foot lighted, covered porch, a petting farm, and of course 100 percent estate-grown wine. “There is actually something for your guests to do here,” Jess Youngblood says. “This is Detroit wine country. You don’t have to travel to the other side of the state and have a destination wedding. We’re an hour from the airport for anyone flying in and we partner with several hotels within 8 miles of us.”

Metro Detroit Wedding Venues

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11. Planterra Conservatory

In 2010, after a long-storied history of serving the metro Detroit community with unparalleled plants and floral treasures, West Bloomfield’s Planterra opened their Conservatory, a stunning event venue. The glass-enclosed botanical venue hosts up to 200 guests, includes an in-house floral team, event stylists, valet, an outdoor space, and so much more. There’s even a koi pond within.

Metro Detroit Wedding Venues

Photo Courtesy of The 5th of Novi

12. The 5th of Novi

Chic and industrial is the style du jour at The 5th of Novi. The beloved second floor event space, located on Novi Road in the heart of Novi, has exposed bricks, a rooftop patio, and is a blank canvas for couples to create their dream wedding for up to 100 guests.

Metro Detroit Wedding Venues

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13. Shinola Hotel

Designed by Gachot Studios, downtown Detroit’s now iconic Shinola Hotel offers a myriad of wedding day (and weekend!) options for the discerning couple — from the breathtaking Birdy Room, a conservatory with vaulted-glass ceilings, to Bixby Hall, an ornate and spacious ballroom, the Annex Level and Salon (which can host strolling receptions of up to 350 and standard receptions of up to 150) to the Evening bar and the Foundry Room for smaller bookings. In addition, couples and their guests will love the many public gathering spaces, filled with stunning modern art and impeccable furnishings.

14. Blake’s Orchard and Cider Mill

An icon of Macomb County, Blake’s Orchard and Cider Mill in Armada offers a one-of-a-kind experience for those looking for a rustic, countryside wedding. With their ceremony site located within the apple orchards, a picturesque train is available to take guests out to the bucolic location. Adjacent flower fields lend the perfect photo opportunities. A variety of reception sites allow guests to curate their experience. The Apple Barn includes an indoor space for up to 120 guests while the Orchard Square Tap, with its U-shaped Bar and rolling garage door, is often selected for smaller gatherings of up to 40. At Blake’s Backyard location in Almont, a greenhouse venue space can hold up to 120 guests and features greenery walls, rolling garage doors, farm-style tables, and an outdoor patio.

Metro Detroit Wedding Venues

Photo Courtesy of El Club

15. El Club

Looking for a unique venue? Southwest Detroit’s El Club is just the ticket. Opened in 2016, El Club, a concert space and arts venue, has become known for its progressive music scene. Today, it also hosts private gatherings and events – including weddings.

 

 

 

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