Where to marry in Detroit, Michigan

18 Sep 2017

With various types of venue on offer, Detroit is a wonderful place for a wedding

Words: Shana Tibi

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When it comes to planning a wedding, there are a lot of things to take into consideration. At the top of the list, you will find the wedding venue – the place where you will organise the reception after the ceremony, gathering a lot of wonderful memories. It is important to be aware of the different types of wedding venues available, so if you're considering a wedding in Detroit (Michigan), keep on reading and discover what this stunning setting has to offer.

1. The Townsend Hotel 

A hotel seems to be an inspired choice, from all the available venues Detroit has to offer. Elegant hotels offer exquisite ballrooms, which can accommodate several hundred guests. A foyer is often made available as well, impressing with beautiful features – imagine crystal chandeliers, marble floors, and wood paneling. If a ballroom seems a bit too much, you can opt for one of the additional rooms – these are more suitable for intimate weddings but an elegant choice for your wedding day.

The Townsend Hotel is the perfect place for elegant wedding ceremonies; it has three different spaces available for your special day: Townsend Ballroom & Foyer, Regency Room and Clancy Room.

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2. McGregor Memorial Conference Center

While a conference centre might not be your first choice for a wedding, you should know that many of these are located in elegant buildings. Such a venue will impress from the start, with its timeless interior, high ceilings, and beautiful windows. The exterior is perfect for wedding photos, as these venues have a lot of greenery and water features available.

The McGregor Memorial Conference Centre impresses with its mid-century style, as well as with the elegant reception space which is perfect for weddings. The pond and sculpture garden are perfect for your wedding photo session.

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3. Ford Piquette Avenue Plant

If you are interested in a non-conformist wedding venue, you should consider an old plant. Such plants have been refurbished, serving now as museums, wedding venues or both. Imagine a former vehicle plant, which is now offered as a wedding venue. You and your guests can enjoy a fantastic day together, setting some time aside to see the historic car collection as well. Can you think of anything greater than that?

The Ford Piquette Plant is a great choice for wedding ceremonies, with guests being offered access to original Ford models. This is the birthplace of the Model T, so holding a wedding here might be an amazing idea for someone who is passionate about historic cars.

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4. The Inn on Ferry Street

Detroit has many amazing old houses, which have been refurbished and transformed into event venues. If you are looking to get married, an inn located in one of these houses seems like the perfect choice. You will certainly fall in love with the vintage atmosphere, enjoy the excellent service and elegant guest quarters at the same time. It goes without saying that this location is more suited to an intimate wedding, so be sure to consider this.

The Inn on Ferry Street has been beautifully restored, perfect for a vintage-style wedding. This wedding venue offers guests the possibility to stay in restored Victorian mansions and/or carriage houses, reminded of times past.

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5. Detroit Historical Museum

Museums are often used as wedding venues as they have a unique atmosphere to offer. A historical museum seems an even greater idea, allowing you to turn back time and enjoy the atmosphere of old Detroit. Such a venue can accommodate different wedding parties, from intimate receptions to large gatherings.

For those of you who are fans of time travel, the Detroit Historical Museum seems like a great place to get married. Imagine walking towards the aisle on the old streets of Detroit and having the opportunity to turn back the hands of time, creating your own piece of Detroit history.

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Things to do in Detroit

If your wedding guests arrive early, they will be happy to know that there are plenty of things to do and see in Detroit. Top touristic attractions include the Motown Museum (Home of Hitsville USA), the Guardian Building (landmark skyscraper) and the Detroit Institute of Arts (over 65.000 works of art available on display).

While in Detroit, one should definitely visit the Historic Fort Wayne, the Boston Edison Historic District and Comerika Park. Detroit is also famous for its shopping opportunities and excellent cuisine, with some of the most popular choices including the Coney Dog, chili fries, Roast Beast, marinated wings and Greek gyros.