Detroit Wedding Venues

The Best 20+ Detroit Wedding Venues

our favorite venues in the motor city

If you’re like us you constantly find yourself adventuring in Detroit for all your needs

even more so on your search for the perfect wedding venue. One of the main reasons we love this city is its vast and diverse landscape. Whether you start your search downtown or just outside of the city center we’re sure you’ll find your ideal wedding venue in Detroit. From old churches to remolded factories and even urban farms Detroit is sure to please.

So take a look and don’t hesitate to contact us if we missed anything or have any thoughts.

Table of Contents

What are the best Downtown Detroit Wedding Venues?

Shinola Detroit

Known for making elegant watches, Shinola has entered the hospitality scene as 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 an impeccable design, you’ll find yourself taken to another world of class. With various rooms to host your wedding, you can have anywhere from 20-300 guests. Having a wedding here is more than just finding a venue is an experience in Detroit like never before.

Shinola Detroit
1400 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI
313-356-1400

Detroit Wedding Photographer

Scarab Club

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.

Scarab Club
217 Farnsworth St, Detroit, MI
313-831-1250

The Gem

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.

The Gem
333 Madison St, Detroit, MI
313-963-9800

Waterview Loft

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.

Waterview Loft
130 Atwater St, Detroit, MI
313-307-4925

The Madison Rooftop

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
313-373-8720

State Savings Bank

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
313-373-8720

The Guardian Building

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
313-963-4567

Detroit Opera House

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
313-237-7464

Lafayette Greens

It doesn’t get any closer to downtown than Lafayette Greens. With the most beautifully curated garden that doubles as your downtown wedding venue. Surrounded by the city streets and tall buildings, you can feel the heartbeat of the city while here. Being on the smaller side, it’s one of the more affordable venues around being able to hold up to 100 guests.

Lafayette Greens
132 W Lafayette Blvd, Detroit, MI
313-285-8733

The Detroit Athletic Club

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
313-963-9200

Our Favorite Metro Detroit Wedding Venues

McGregor Memorial Conference Center

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
313-577-2400

Ford Piquette Avenue Plant

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
313-872-8759

The Whiskey Factory

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
313-656-4528

The Whitney

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.

The Whitney
4421 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI
313-832-5700

The Roostertail

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.

The Roostertail
100 Marquette Dr, Detroit, MI
313-822-1234

Wedding Venue Grosse Pointe Michigan

The War Memorial

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
313-881-7511

The Jam Handy

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.

The Jam Handy
2900 E Grand Blvd, Detroit, MI
info@thejamhandy.com

The Detroit Yacht Club

The Detroit Yacht Club location on Belle Isle puts it on the edge of the Detroit River and offers much more than just a place to get married. Here you can have a reception and ceremony with up to 400 guests who will enjoy this “restored 1920s Mediterranean-style villa” boasting the largest boating club in the US.

The Detroit Yacht Club
1 Riverbank Dr, Detroit, MI
313-824-1200

Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory

Once again, on Belle Isle is the Ann Scripts Conservatory. Having a wedding here allows you to take advantage of the highly curated outdoor space. With access to the conservatory, you can take beautiful photos throughout your day. If you opt to have your ceremony inside, you'll enjoy the feeling like your walking through a tropical space.

Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory
4 Inselruhe Ave, Detroit, MI 48207
313-331-7760

Eastern Market

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.

Eastern Market
2934 Russell Street, Detroit MI
mthomas@easternmarket.org

Hammer and Nail

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
313-4743477

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.

Share this story

COMMENTS Expand -
ADD A COMMENT

Your email address will not be published.