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From Metro Detroit to Ann Arbor: 20 Awesome Restaurants for Your Wedding Day

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| Michelle and Chris Gerard

Duck and cover because summer means wedding season. Time to pull out your cocktail dress and prepare to overindulge and celebrate happy unions. While many couples will opt for the traditional reception halls around town, Southeast Michigan's restaurants provide some great options for hosting celebrations. So pour yourself a glass of bubbly and tighten your tie. Here are 20 awesome restaurant locations that transform for the big day. [Photo]

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. HopCat

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4265 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48201
Looking for a more relaxed atmosphere with great craft beer? HopCat offers rental spaces for private events. [Photo]

2. Firebird Tavern

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419 Monroe St
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 782-4189
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Firebird Tavern is located in a beautifully restored building with hardwoods and tin ceilings in Detroit’s Greektown area. While known for its tavern fare, the restaurant also offers plenty of space for private parties on its second floor. [Picture This City]

3. The Rattlesnake Club

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300 River Place Dr
Detroit, MI 48207
(313) 567-4400
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Detroit’s Rattlesnake Club is the go-to destination for many couples. It provides plenty of options for outdoor and indoor ceremonies with reception menu packages to match. [Photo]

4. Museum Of Contemporary Art Detroit

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4454 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 832-6622
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This modern building offers plenty of space for parties and can accomodate stages for live music and dancing.The museum offers full-service amenities from planning to set-up and, of course, excellent cocktail bar service provided by Cafe 78. [Photo]

5. Cliff Bell's

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2030 Park Ave
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 961-2543
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This classy restaurant draws on its 1930s club roots and provides an ideal setting for evening cocktail receptions. Cliff Bell’s can accommodate up to 150 people with bar and meal packages to match any sized wedding. [Photo]

6. The Whitney

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4421 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 832-5700
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This historic Romanesque mansion is no stranger to wedding fever. The venue can accommodate up to 230 guests and offers catering packages for bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, and receptions. [Photo]

7. Eastern Market

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2934 Russell St
Detroit, MI 48207
(313) 833-9300
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Detroit’s historic Eastern Market provides a variety of different venues for rent and is perfectly designed to accommodate extra-large weddings and food truck caterers. Keep in mind you’ll have to plan around scheduled market hours, which could make a Saturday wedding tricky. [Photo]

8. The Lark

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6430 Farmington Rd
West Bloomfield Township, MI 48322
(248) 661-4466
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It’s a local classic with old-fashioned decor and service, but it’s widely regarded as one of the best special occasion venues in Metro Detroit. The Lark can accommodate up to 60 diners for private events. [Photo]

9. Bacco Ristorante

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29410 Northwestern Hwy
Southfield, MI 48034
(248) 356-6600
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This Southfield Italian favorite offers private event areas for between 10 and 70 guests. In addition to catering, the event staff will personally arrange for flowers and linens and other accommodations for the big day. [Photo]

10. Local Kitchen & Bar

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344 W 9 Mile Rd
Ferndale, MI 48220
(248) 291-5650
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Local Kitchen and Bar has the ability to chameleon from modern loft to romantic candle-lit dining area for events. The restaurant offers excellent food and drink and plenty of space for small (15 guests) and large (240 guests) weddings. [Photo]

11. La Dolce Vita

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17546 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48203
(313) 865-0331
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Known for its atmosphere, La Dolce Vita features an outdoor patio and banquet room that seats up to 60 guests. The restaurant also offers in-house catered brunch and dinner banquet menus. [Photo]

12. Arbor Brewing Company

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114 E Washington St
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 213-1393
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Beer lovers will feel at home in any of Arbor Brewing's rental spaces, which range from small (the taproom seats 38), to medium (the lounge seats 72), to large (the outdoor beer garden seats 110). [Photo]

13. Fountain Bistro

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800 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 237-7778
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Fountain Bistro is an ideal spot for splashy indoor and outdoor celebrations. The restaurant offers catered banquet menus. [Photo]

14. Coach Insignia

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100 Renaissance Ctr
Detroit, MI 48243
(313) 567-2622
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Few locations can match the view from Coach Insignia making it a romantic spot for a wedding. Wine lovers will also find something to like in the restaurant’s cellar. [Photo]

15. Santorini Estiatorio Detroit

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501 Monroe St
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 962-9366
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Go Mediterranean by reserving Santorini for your reception. The restaurant offers delicious food as well as Greek wines. [Photo]

16. Roast

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1128 Washington Blvd
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 961-2500
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Located inside the Westin Book Cadillac, Roast could make the ideal venue for small evening receptions. The restaurant’s State Room has space to seat 18 guests, while the Window Room seats up to 36. [Photo]

17. Cafe Cortina

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10 Mile Road
Farmington Hills, MI 48336
(248) 474-3033
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Cafe Cortina named as one of wedding website The Knot’s top venue picks for 2015 and it’s no surprise. This Farmington Hills eatery channels an Italian country vineyard with wonderful food, and space for up to 185 guests. Ceremonies are often held near Cortina’s indoor or outdoor fireplaces. [Photo]

18. Tre Monti Ristorante

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1695 E Big Beaver Rd
Troy, MI 48083
(248) 680-1100
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Tre Monti offers a decadent experience in an almost castle-like facility. Excellent food and wine matched with attentive service makes this a choice venue for weddings both large and small. The restaurant accommodates up to 150 people for private parties. [Photo]

19. Toasted Oak Grill & Market

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27790 Novi Rd
Novi, MI 48377
(248) 277-6000
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Located in Novi’s Baronette Renaissance Hotel, this restaurant offers an extensive wine list and a mid-sized private dining room that can accommodate up to 50 people. Toasted Oak offers multiple farm-to-table menu options for breakfast, lunch, brunch, and dinner. [Photo]

20. Zingerman's Cornman Farms

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8540 Island Lake Road
Dexter, MI 48130
Barn, farmhouse, and outdoor wedding venues are all in reach at Zingerman’s Cornman Farms. Ann Arbor’s favorite food vendors offer the whole package from set-up to catering and party favors. [Photo]

1. HopCat

4265 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201
Looking for a more relaxed atmosphere with great craft beer? HopCat offers rental spaces for private events. [Photo]
4265 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48201

2. Firebird Tavern

419 Monroe St, Detroit, MI 48226
Firebird Tavern is located in a beautifully restored building with hardwoods and tin ceilings in Detroit’s Greektown area. While known for its tavern fare, the restaurant also offers plenty of space for private parties on its second floor. [Picture This City]
419 Monroe St
Detroit, MI 48226

3. The Rattlesnake Club

300 River Place Dr, Detroit, MI 48207
Detroit’s Rattlesnake Club is the go-to destination for many couples. It provides plenty of options for outdoor and indoor ceremonies with reception menu packages to match. [Photo]
300 River Place Dr
Detroit, MI 48207

4. Museum Of Contemporary Art Detroit

4454 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201
This modern building offers plenty of space for parties and can accomodate stages for live music and dancing.The museum offers full-service amenities from planning to set-up and, of course, excellent cocktail bar service provided by Cafe 78. [Photo]
4454 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48201

5. Cliff Bell's

2030 Park Ave, Detroit, MI 48226
This classy restaurant draws on its 1930s club roots and provides an ideal setting for evening cocktail receptions. Cliff Bell’s can accommodate up to 150 people with bar and meal packages to match any sized wedding. [Photo]
2030 Park Ave
Detroit, MI 48226

6. The Whitney

4421 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201
This historic Romanesque mansion is no stranger to wedding fever. The venue can accommodate up to 230 guests and offers catering packages for bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, and receptions. [Photo]
4421 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48201

7. Eastern Market

2934 Russell St, Detroit, MI 48207
Detroit’s historic Eastern Market provides a variety of different venues for rent and is perfectly designed to accommodate extra-large weddings and food truck caterers. Keep in mind you’ll have to plan around scheduled market hours, which could make a Saturday wedding tricky. [Photo]
2934 Russell St
Detroit, MI 48207

8. The Lark

6430 Farmington Rd, West Bloomfield Township, MI 48322
It’s a local classic with old-fashioned decor and service, but it’s widely regarded as one of the best special occasion venues in Metro Detroit. The Lark can accommodate up to 60 diners for private events. [Photo]
6430 Farmington Rd
West Bloomfield Township, MI 48322

9. Bacco Ristorante

29410 Northwestern Hwy, Southfield, MI 48034
This Southfield Italian favorite offers private event areas for between 10 and 70 guests. In addition to catering, the event staff will personally arrange for flowers and linens and other accommodations for the big day. [Photo]
29410 Northwestern Hwy
Southfield, MI 48034

10. Local Kitchen & Bar

344 W 9 Mile Rd, Ferndale, MI 48220
Local Kitchen and Bar has the ability to chameleon from modern loft to romantic candle-lit dining area for events. The restaurant offers excellent food and drink and plenty of space for small (15 guests) and large (240 guests) weddings. [Photo]
344 W 9 Mile Rd
Ferndale, MI 48220

11. La Dolce Vita

17546 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48203
Known for its atmosphere, La Dolce Vita features an outdoor patio and banquet room that seats up to 60 guests. The restaurant also offers in-house catered brunch and dinner banquet menus. [Photo]
17546 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48203

12. Arbor Brewing Company

114 E Washington St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Beer lovers will feel at home in any of Arbor Brewing's rental spaces, which range from small (the taproom seats 38), to medium (the lounge seats 72), to large (the outdoor beer garden seats 110). [Photo]
114 E Washington St
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

13. Fountain Bistro

800 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48226
Fountain Bistro is an ideal spot for splashy indoor and outdoor celebrations. The restaurant offers catered banquet menus. [Photo]
800 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48226

14. Coach Insignia

100 Renaissance Ctr, Detroit, MI 48243
Few locations can match the view from Coach Insignia making it a romantic spot for a wedding. Wine lovers will also find something to like in the restaurant’s cellar. [Photo]
100 Renaissance Ctr
Detroit, MI 48243

15. Santorini Estiatorio Detroit

501 Monroe St, Detroit, MI 48226
Go Mediterranean by reserving Santorini for your reception. The restaurant offers delicious food as well as Greek wines. [Photo]
501 Monroe St
Detroit, MI 48226

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16. Roast

1128 Washington Blvd, Detroit, MI 48226
Located inside the Westin Book Cadillac, Roast could make the ideal venue for small evening receptions. The restaurant’s State Room has space to seat 18 guests, while the Window Room seats up to 36. [Photo]
1128 Washington Blvd
Detroit, MI 48226

17. Cafe Cortina

10 Mile Road, Farmington Hills, MI 48336
Cafe Cortina named as one of wedding website The Knot’s top venue picks for 2015 and it’s no surprise. This Farmington Hills eatery channels an Italian country vineyard with wonderful food, and space for up to 185 guests. Ceremonies are often held near Cortina’s indoor or outdoor fireplaces. [Photo]
10 Mile Road
Farmington Hills, MI 48336

18. Tre Monti Ristorante

1695 E Big Beaver Rd, Troy, MI 48083
Tre Monti offers a decadent experience in an almost castle-like facility. Excellent food and wine matched with attentive service makes this a choice venue for weddings both large and small. The restaurant accommodates up to 150 people for private parties. [Photo]
1695 E Big Beaver Rd
Troy, MI 48083

19. Toasted Oak Grill & Market

27790 Novi Rd, Novi, MI 48377
Located in Novi’s Baronette Renaissance Hotel, this restaurant offers an extensive wine list and a mid-sized private dining room that can accommodate up to 50 people. Toasted Oak offers multiple farm-to-table menu options for breakfast, lunch, brunch, and dinner. [Photo]
27790 Novi Rd
Novi, MI 48377

20. Zingerman's Cornman Farms

8540 Island Lake Road, Dexter, MI 48130
Barn, farmhouse, and outdoor wedding venues are all in reach at Zingerman’s Cornman Farms. Ann Arbor’s favorite food vendors offer the whole package from set-up to catering and party favors. [Photo]
8540 Island Lake Road
Dexter, MI 48130

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