Marriage is an exciting time for a couple. While the wedding can be fun to attend, planning can be the hardest part. For most guests, their most memorable moments are the food and event space. From large to intimate receptions, leave your guests in awe by hosting it at one of these restaurants and bars in southeast Michigan. Not warming to the restaurant wedding venue idea? Here are some other great spots to check out around town.Read More
23 Awesome Detroit Restaurants for Your Wedding Day
Eat and party properly on the big day
The Dixboro Project
For those looking for a scenic experience, The Dixboro House is great for bridal showers and wedding receptions in its formal dining room. Food and drink packages are included in the 60-person capacity inside the property’s rustic barn.
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Farmington Hills fine-dining Italian restaurant Cafe Cortina’s elegant dining room and lush garden patio are popular destinations for weddings and other special events. The spacious venue can accommodate up to 150 guests for ceremonies.
The 300-year-old barn is a transformed dining experience that features seasonal dishes for farm-to-table dining. The venue has two levels for dining including spaces for indoor and outdoor receptions with a capacity of 216 people, including staff.
Pop's For Italian
Sprawling Neapolitan pizzeria Pop’s For Italian books lots of intimate parties in its group dining area. The space features an optional patio and room for between 20 and 100 people depending on the style of event.
The Rust Belt Market
Located on 9 Mile and Woodward Ave. The Rust Belt Market is one of Ferndale’s most well-known hubs. The marketplace for local vendors that also serves a full bar. For those looking for warehouse space, The Rust Belt seats up to 160 guests in farm-style seating. The venue provides four options for catering and beverage packages.
Ferndale food truck park and bar Detroit Fleat is a terrific option for funky, laid-back celebrations of any size with lots of connections to local food trucks for custom catering,
La Dolce Vita
The romantic tree-lined patio and intimate dining room at La Dolce Vita are favorite venues for Detroiters looking to throw small parties. Menus are offered banquet-style for brunch and dinner with prices ranging between $18 and $48 per person.
Cork & Gabel
With views of Michigan Avenue and Corktown’s iconic train station, Cork & Gable is an ideally situated spot for a large event. The restaurant can handle parties of up to 185 people and features a convenient parking area.
The Whitney is one of Detroit’s top wedding venues, offering elegant, romantic settings for different styled ceremonies and receptions. The mansion house restaurant has space for parties ranging from 10 to 400 people.
Brew Detroit’s massive 7,000-square-foot taproom is an excellent venue choice for beer and arcade lovers alike. The space offers 30 taps ranging from nitrogen beers, wine, and meads to accommodate any of the guests’ preferences. The venue also has a wide selection of entertainments for guests including pinball, shuffleboard, darts, billiards tables, and foosball tables to get the party started. The two floors of entertainment can be a reception for more than 200 people.
Treat your guests to an evening in this reinvented 1920s jazz club. Cliff Bell’s can accommodate seated dinners for up to 150 people or up to 300 for a strolling reception. Rental fees include use of the venue’s A/V equipment including stage lights and the video screen.
Seating up to 175 people indoors, Parc’s potential for space and setting is maximized in the spring and summer when the restaurant opens up to the whole of Campus Martius. An small private dining space is also available for up to 14 guests. Banquet menus and beverage services can be customized to suit the event.
Townhouse Detroit recently renovated its space into a brighter and more refined aesthetic. The restaurant based in the heart of the city features several options for accommodating large receptions including a stunning greenhouse-like atrium with a retractable roof and seats for up to 140 people.
With sweeping views of downtown and the Detroit River, Highlands is a stunning spot to host a wedding. The venue, which loops around the 72 floor of one of the RenCen towers, is open to buyouts for groups of up to 220 seated or 300 strolling.
While not technically a restaurant, the city’s market is a destination for food and drink. Eastern Market offers three sheds as wedding venues (excluding busy Saturdays), with a plethora of food caterers nearby between the neighborhood’s many restaurants and the market’s food trucks. Renters are required to get their own venue insurance and liquor licensing.
Detroit’s only winery is tucked away inside the former Stroh’s ice cream making facility in Eastern Market. The industrial space features plenty of roomy areas for parties and ceremonies.
The Whiskey Factory - Detroit City Distillery
This industrial venue serves offers several bar packages featuring Detroit City Distillery’s spirits and cocktails. Couples can host up to 190 guests seated or 250 partygoers for a strolling reception.
For a boutique-chic-inspired wedding, Bea’s offers event space in the heart of Eastern Market. The lounge space and a rooftop view of the city offer guests an intimate experience. Bea’s wedding packages can accommodate 10-100+ guests with included food, drink, flowers, and furniture.
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The Rattlesnake Club
A perennially popular event space, the Rattlesnake Club has views of the RiverWalk and Windsor skyline. This reception venue also offers a dedicated ceremony space in the Clock Tower Courtyard for couples that want to have their ceremony and reception all at one venue.
Metropolitan Bar + Kitchen
The Metropolitan Bar + Kitchen offers an intimate wedding venue setting with sexy dark wood detailing throughout and Latin-influenced food and drinks that change with the seasons. The West Village establishment can accommodate up to 55 guests.
Sindbad's Restaurant and Marina
Overlooking the Detroit River, Sindbad’s Sohar Room is a popular spot for weddings. Located on the second floor, the venue features an attached deck offering views of the water and of the restaurant’s private marina.
Atwater in the Park
Looking for a casual vibe with beer? Atwater’s Brewing Company’s Riverfront Warehouse District brewery and stained glass windowed biergarten in Grosse Pointe Park feature private event rooms and space for strolling receptions accommodating up to 250 people.
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The Monarch Club
For a rooftop view of Detroit, Monarch Club located in the Element hotel provides a scenic reception with breathtaking views. The space can accommodate 50 guests for a traditional dining and beverage service.