Top 20+ Wedding Venues in Detroit
We know the small details and the best views for any venue in the city
Detroit’s Unique Venues
that few get to experience. Our couples have taken us to the rooftops of the tallest buildings downtown to more intimate receptions held at some of our favorite restaurants in midtown. We’ve been to venues that are perfect size for any event, small or large, and want to help everyone find their ideal venue in the city we love, Detroit.
Detroit’s Wedding Venues
stand out as truly distinct. While we’ve covered weddings at beautiful locations all over Michigan for years, Detroit is the place we feel connected with the most. The city possesses an allure that we’ve learned how to capture, and with every wedding, we discover new perspectives that influence us. With each passing year, we find ourselves in unique venues across Detroit and get to view the city in a way we never thought imaginable.
Top 20+ Wedding Venues in Detroit
Belle Isle Wedding Venues
We’ve dedicated an entire page on information about venues on Belle Isle. It’s an amazing location for weddings and engagements so we’ve learned so much about photographing there.
These are the best wedding venues in Detroit
The Book Tower is the most recently renovated venue to return to Detroit. Construction began in 1916 under the artistic eye of architect Louis Kamper who designed several other buildings throughout Detroit. Thanks to $400 million in renovations the interior is just as immaculate and recognizable as its iconic green copper roof constantly peeking above the skyline. From the breathtaking glass dome to the Conservatory Ballroom, your guest will be awed by this one-of-a-kind venue only Detroit has.
Known for making elegant watches, Shinola has entered the hospitality scene with a wedding venue, hotel, and restaurant. With Shinola, you can expect the same caliber they put into all their other ventures. From immaculate rooms with craftsmen’s designs, you’ll find yourself taken to another world of luxury. With various rooms to host your wedding, you can have anywhere from 20-300 guests starting at $200/per person. Having a wedding here is more than just finding the perfect venue is an opportunity to experience Detroit like never before.
1400 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI
Like many other major cities, you will find historical buildings used in new ways. Previously a working theater built in 1927, The Gem offers Spanish Revival architecture with modern touches. With tall ceilings and large rooms, The Gem can accommodate anywhere from 80-to 275 guests indoors. Being in the heart of the city there are plenty of photo spots around and even more attractions for guests.
333 Madison St, Detroit, MI
Waterview Loft, located directly on the Detroit River, has the best views. Sitting in the shadow of the famous General Motors Renaissance Center and with Hart Plaza nearby Waterview Loft is the ideal indoor wedding venue for lovers of the city. Here you can seat up to 225 guests, followed by a beautifully lit ceremony surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows.
130 Atwater St, Detroit, MI
We’re under the impression that The Madison Rooftop offers the best views of the city skyline. If you are looking for an outdoor venue that showcases the magnitude of Detroit it’s here. Get married here on the rooftop and have a reception to follow with up to 180 guests.
The Madison Rooftop
1555 Broadway St, Detroit, MI
The State Savings Bank is one of the newer venues to come to Detroit. With its massive all-white interior and brilliant design, this indoor venue is the perfect spot for a downtown wedding. With its enormous open floor plan to design as you wish, you can have a wedding with up to 600 guests.
State Savings Bank
151 W Fort St, Detroit, MI
If you look into the Detroit skyline the Guardian building stands out the most. From its unique orange brick to its towering stature, this historical icon can become an indoor wedding venue unlike any other in Detroit. Having a ceremony in the promenade followed by a reception in one of the many halls it is guaranteed to be an experience for everyone attending. The Guardian is perfect for most weddings, with guests counting up to 250 for a reception or ceremony.
The Guardian Building
500 Griswold St STE 1600, Detroit, MI
Located in Detroit’s theater district, this indoor venue brings the opulence of the opera to your wedding. Seat your guests among the tower’s halls of the theater with large staircases, two stories of viewing, and even rooftop access for evening photos. The Opera House can comfortably hold up to 350 guests in its main hall and is sure to amaze all attending.
Detroit Opera House
1526 Broadway St, Detroit, MI
The DAC is a private social club that has an immaculate interior. If you can get roof access during your wedding day, it’s the perfect place for photos as the sunsets with some of the best skyline views, from cocktail-hour downstairs among art to reception to follow in one of the many ballrooms. This venue is the perfect way to have an all-inclusive wedding without having to step a foot outdoors. Having larger spaces and halls, the DAC can hold around 500 guests.
The Detroit Athletic Club
241 Madison St, Detroit, MI
If you make your way to Midtown on the Wayne State University campus, there is the meticulously designed McGregor building. Known for its reflective pools and unique design aesthetic every space is appealing to the eye. Enjoy the rich light casually falling through the large windows during your ceremony to photos at sunset near the reflective pond. Here you can have up to 200 guests for a ceremony and reception.
The McGregor Conference Center
495 Gilmour Mall, Detroit, MI
Enjoy this art gallery that doubles as a wedding venue for your venue. With three floors, each room holds unique art pieces or use the garden to your liking, each space you can style the way you want. The Scarab Club has to be one of our favorite venues to photograph in. It can hold up to 140 guests and is direct across from the Detroit Institute of Arts means your guests can enjoy two beautiful Detroit attractions.
217 Farnsworth St, Detroit, MI
If you are a true fan of the motor city, The Ford Piquette Plant is where you have to get married. It’s a working museum by day, and once it closes for the day, you’ll have full access to hold a ceremony and reception among iconic cars of Detroit’s vibrant history. From original cars designed by Henry Ford to modern-day supercars. All are on display for you and up to 250 guests seated for a ceremony and reception.
Ford Piquette Plant
461 Piquette Ave, Detroit, MI
Chroma is one of the newer spaces and features views of the city that are unmatched. Situated in the New Center area you can pear out the floor-to-ceiling windows with scenes of the downtown skyline from one side and the Fischer Building on the other. The space is all painted black with elegant gold chairs for rental options so it’s perfect for a moody lit evening of dancing and celebration.
2937 E Grand Blvd, Detroit, MI 48202
This chic industrial venue just north of downtown has always been a favorite. It offers two spaces, each with modern touches and well-styled layouts. Here you can seat up to 225 guests while still having space for dancing and food trucks.
Small Event Spaces
We’ve had the opportunity to photograph small weddings, engagements, and couples shoots at this amazing location. By far we find their back room that is delicately lit with sconces and a dramatic chandelier makes the perfect spot for a family-style reception in luxury style. Your evening will be paired with the best wine and food hand-selected and crafted by some of the best chefs Detroit offers.
The Apparatus Room
250 W Larned St, Detroit, MI 48226
Hammer and Nail is the new outdoor wedding venue to hit the Detroit venue scene. It’s perfect for smaller weddings of up to 120 guests but gives your guests the opportunity to experience the heartbeat of the city. Located right off Woodward in Midtown it’s easy to access with plenty of wonderful photo locations nearby.
Hammer and Nail
3800 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI
There is something about the Whitney that we especially love as a wedding venue in Detroit. Maybe it’s because some claim it’s haunted, or it’s because you can have a wedding indoors, outdoors, or both. Either way, we love continually coming back to photograph weddings at this venue. Here you can have up to 200 guests if you choose to rent the entirety of the venue, or you can rent rooms separately.
4421 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI
East of Detroit
Getting married at a functioning distillery has perks, from the ability to have a uniquely crafted and unique spirit menu to the industrial spaces available. Greeted by its white brick exterior, once inside, you will meet a gorgeous space with string lights paired with tables stretching the entire length of the room. You can enjoy a quick sunset photo session on the rooftop, followed by a seated reception for up to 200 guests.
The Whiskey Factory
1000 Maple St, Detroit, MI
One of the oldest outdoor markets in the entire US might be the perfect fit for your Detroit wedding venue. Here you can have massive guest counts higher than 500 because it is a working market year-round. Still renting one of the many sheds has several upsides of so much space you’ll have plenty to decorate in a way that feels aesthetically pleasing.
2934 Russell Street, Detroit MI
The Warm Memorial is our ideal venue for anyone wanting both waterfront views and classic style. This mansion is uniquely located on Lake Saint Claire just east of Detroit and offers luxurious touches comparable to none. Here you can have up to 200 guests making it the perfect venue for most weddings.
The War Memorial
32 Lake Shore Dr, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI
As an outdoor wedding venue in the city there are not many other venues that match the Roostertail. Here you can get married on the waterfront, followed by a beautiful reception in one inclusive location. Being located on the east side of the city, directly on the riverfront, you’ll be close to some amazing photo locations. At this venue, you can have up to 800 guests or even smaller weddings of 90 guests in one of their many other rooms.
100 Marquette Dr, Detroit, MI
We can say that we know Detroit wedding venues more than any other city around so if you find yourself here and still cannot decide on the perfect place to tie the knot in Detroit let us know so we can help. Because we believe your wedding should be flawless from the start of the day to the last dance at your perfect venue.