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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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Looking for a more relaxed atmosphere with great craft beer? HopCat offers rental spaces for private events. [Photo]

Firebird Tavern

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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]

The Rattlesnake Club

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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]

Museum Of Contemporary Art Detroit

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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]

Cliff Bell's

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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]

The Whitney

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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]

Eastern Market

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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]

The Lark

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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]

Bacco Ristorante

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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]

Local Kitchen & Bar

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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]

La Dolce Vita

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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]

Arbor Brewing Company

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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]

Fountain Bistro

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Fountain Bistro is an ideal spot for splashy indoor and outdoor celebrations. The restaurant offers catered banquet menus. [Photo]

Coach Insignia

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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]

Santorini Estiatorio Detroit

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Go Mediterranean by reserving Santorini for your reception. The restaurant offers delicious food as well as Greek wines. [Photo]
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]

Cafe Cortina

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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]

Tre Monti Ristorante

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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]

Toasted Oak Grill & Market

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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]

Zingerman's Cornman Farms

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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]

HopCat

Looking for a more relaxed atmosphere with great craft beer? HopCat offers rental spaces for private events. [Photo]

Firebird Tavern

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]

The Rattlesnake Club

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]

Museum Of Contemporary Art Detroit

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]

Cliff Bell's

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]

The Whitney

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]

Eastern Market

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]

The Lark

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]

Bacco Ristorante

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]

Local Kitchen & Bar

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]

La Dolce Vita