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A wedding in the Guardian Building
Michelle & Chris Gerard

The 24 most beautiful places to get hitched in Detroit

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A wedding in the Guardian Building
| Michelle & Chris Gerard

‘Tis the season to make plans to get hitched. Detroit is full of unique, historic places to get married and/or host a reception around the city. From the lush gardens at the Belle Isle Conservatory to the stage at one of our many theaters to the historic factory floor of the Piquette Plant, the Motor City has numerous choices to exchange vows. Even though you and your significant other might be months or years away from saying “I do,” book as soon as you can to get the best location.

We didn't include any churches, but would love to know your favorites. Is there a historic building or park that we missed? Is there a special place that you like just for the photo ops? Let us know in the comments or fill us in on the tip line. We will keep this list updated. Also, check below each spot for a link to each venue. Happy planning!

Note: Venues are arranged geographically from north to south.

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Marygrove College

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The northwest Detroit Catholic college has a gorgeous campus that’s great for wedding photography. And the Madame Cadillac Hall, with its beautiful stone exterior and oriel windows, is an under-appreciated wedding venue that can seat a large party.

Jam Handy

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Looking for a slightly grittier aesthetic? Then the Jam Handy is your spot. This spacious, high-ceilinged venue has lots of exposed brick and beams. While you’ll have to supply most of the accoutrements, it’s got a lot of room to custom design your wedding.

Ford Piquette Plant

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We visited here in 2016 to walk to floors of where the Model T was built. These days, it serves as a museum and event space. Not only can guests enjoy friends and family, but they can browse this historic car collection. The plant has its own catering and bartending service, but you’ll need to supply everything else. It can seat up to 250 with gated parking for guests.

The Inn on Ferry Street

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Get married in one of the most beautiful houses in Detroit. The Inn at Ferry Street has multiple options for event spaces and your guests can stay at the Inn, too.

McGregor Memorial Conference Center

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If you’re looking for beautiful light and midcentury style, the Minoru Yamasaki–designed McGregor Memorial Conference Center on Wayne State’s campus is a great choice. If nothing else, it’s an ideal spot to get pictures taken outside by the sculptures and reflecting pond.

In the foreground is a swimming pool. Surrounding the pool and various buildings. Michelle Gerard

Scarab Club

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The Scarab Club has beautiful indoor and outdoor spaces for your wedding and reception. Inside, you'll find arts and crafts design and intimate spaces; outside, if the weather is right, the garden is open for celebration.

Detroit Institute of Arts

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You can’t go wrong booking your wedding in the cultural gem of Detroit. There are lots of rooms available for your reception and ceremony, the largest of which can accommodate up to 500 guests. Also, the steps to the museum’s front steps are one of the more iconic places in the city for wedding photography.

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

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The largest African American historical museum in the world is also a great wedding venue. The iconic rotunda is a perfect place for the wedding ceremony, and the museum offers a variety of all-inclusive packages that can accommodate up to 200 people.

The interior of the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. The floor is painted with a colorful pattern. The ceiling is a dome shape and is glass. There are various flags hanging from the ceiling and attached to the wall. Michelle Gerard

The Whitney

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Host your wedding in one of the grandest mansions in Detroit. If the weather is warm, you can plan it outside in the beautiful gardens. But the upscale food offered makes this one of the pricier venues on the list.

The interior of The Whitney in Detroit. There is a large staircase with patterned carpet and a wooden bannister. Michelle & Chris Gerard

The Eastern

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Located in the West Village, the Eastern is an industrial event space that can accommodate over 300 guests. It also has outdoor space available with a roll-up garage door.

Detroit Yacht Club

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If you’re looking for a fancier venue with historic Detroit architecture, the Yacht Club is for you. Its grand ballroom has hosted many a wedding, and there’s a professional staff on site to assist with everything.

The interior of the Detroit Yacht Club. There is a hardwood floor, painted white walls, and the ceiling has exposed wooden beams. Chandeliers hang from the ceiling. Michelle Gerard

Eastern Market

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If you're expecting a whole lot of guests on an unconventional wedding day (like a weekday), Eastern Market could be a great choice. They have plenty of space in the different sheds and can also help with catering.

The interior of Eastern Market in Detroit. There is a ceiling with exposed wooden beams . A couple is holding hands and looking at each other in the distance. Michelle & Chris Gerard

Masonic Temple

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For a truly iconic Detroit wedding location, you can't beat the Masonic Temple. There are multiple rooms available for rent, from the more intimate to something quite grand.

Colony Club

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An old standard for downtown Detroit weddings, the Colony Club has elegant decor and a grand ballroom for your reception. The venue will also help you out with everything, including catering and parking.

An event space room in the Colony Club in Detroit. There are many tables and chairs. A chandelier hangs from the ceiling. There is an arched window and white walls. Michelle & Chris Gerard

Gem & Century Theatres

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If you want to get married on stage, the Gem Theatre has you covered. You'll also have plenty of space for dancing, and there's a great patio outside in warmer weather.

The Fillmore Detroit

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Get married like a rock star. At the Fillmore, you can get married on stage, and the main floor has room for a large number of tables. The architecture is phenomenal as well.

The interior of the Fillmore in Detroit. There is a room with colorful lighting, tables, and chairs. There are floral displays on the tables. Michelle & Chris Gerard

Detroit Athletic Club

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The Detroit Athletic Club will plan everything for your big day, and you get to show your guests inside one of the more exclusive places in Detroit.

Anna Scripps Whitcomb (Belle Isle) Conservatory

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Belle Isle has so many incredible places to tie the knot, including the Casino, Dossin Museum, and the Fountain. If you happen to drive by the Conservatory on a weekend afternoon, you're likely to see a wedding party outside.

Detroit Opera House

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The Detroit Opera House has a variety of options for a beautiful wedding, including getting hitched on the SkyDeck with the Detroit skyline in the background.

The interior of the Detroit Opera House. There is a chandelier hanging from the ceiling. The walls are painted with intricate colorful designs. There are balconies with seating. Michelle Gerard

The Madison

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The first building bought downtown by Bedrock, The Madison is a tech startup office building with an incredible rooftop terrace. Its views of downtown are ideal for a wedding, and it can accommodate up to 180 for a strolling ceremony.

The Westin Book Cadillac Detroit

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If you have a lot of guests, look no further than the Westin Book Cadillac, which can accommodate up to 1,000. There are a variety of ballrooms to choose from, and the hotel can take care of all the details.

Guardian Building

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One of the most unique art deco buildings in the country, the Guardian Building is a great place for a wedding and photo staging. Built as the “Cathedral of Finance,” the high ceilings were layered with horse hair so bankers and customers could discuss their business without being overheard. Could be a great selling point if you have a loud family.

Detroit Princess Riverboat

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Looking for an unconventional wedding venue? You’ll be hard pressed to find one in Detroit more unique (and spectacular) than drifting down the Detroit river, checking out views of the skyline on the deck of the Princess. You and your guests can cruise for two and a half hours while the boat staff takes care of everything.

Historic Fort Wayne

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A more popular wedding destination in recent years, the historic fort has a lot of room and is a great choice for couples who want unique photo ops. Space is almost limitless at the outdoor venue, and pricing is available upon request.

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Marygrove College

The northwest Detroit Catholic college has a gorgeous campus that’s great for wedding photography. And the Madame Cadillac Hall, with its beautiful stone exterior and oriel windows, is an under-appreciated wedding venue that can seat a large party.

Jam Handy

Looking for a slightly grittier aesthetic? Then the Jam Handy is your spot. This spacious, high-ceilinged venue has lots of exposed brick and beams. While you’ll have to supply most of the accoutrements, it’s got a lot of room to custom design your wedding.

Ford Piquette Plant

We visited here in 2016 to walk to floors of where the Model T was built. These days, it serves as a museum and event space. Not only can guests enjoy friends and family, but they can browse this historic car collection. The plant has its own catering and bartending service, but you’ll need to supply everything else. It can seat up to 250 with gated parking for guests.

The Inn on Ferry Street

Get married in one of the most beautiful houses in Detroit. The Inn at Ferry Street has multiple options for event spaces and your guests can stay at the Inn, too.

McGregor Memorial Conference Center

In the foreground is a swimming pool. Surrounding the pool and various buildings. Michelle Gerard

If you’re looking for beautiful light and midcentury style, the Minoru Yamasaki–designed McGregor Memorial Conference Center on Wayne State’s campus is a great choice. If nothing else, it’s an ideal spot to get pictures taken outside by the sculptures and reflecting pond.

In the foreground is a swimming pool. Surrounding the pool and various buildings. Michelle Gerard

Scarab Club

The Scarab Club has beautiful indoor and outdoor spaces for your wedding and reception. Inside, you'll find arts and crafts design and intimate spaces; outside, if the weather is right, the garden is open for celebration.

Detroit Institute of Arts

You can’t go wrong booking your wedding in the cultural gem of Detroit. There are lots of rooms available for your reception and ceremony, the largest of which can accommodate up to 500 guests. Also, the steps to the museum’s front steps are one of the more iconic places in the city for wedding photography.

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

The interior of the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. The floor is painted with a colorful pattern. The ceiling is a dome shape and is glass. There are various flags hanging from the ceiling and attached to the wall. Michelle Gerard

The largest African American historical museum in the world is also a great wedding venue. The iconic rotunda is a perfect place for the wedding ceremony, and the museum offers a variety of all-inclusive packages that can accommodate up to 200 people.

The interior of the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. The floor is painted with a colorful pattern. The ceiling is a dome shape and is glass. There are various flags hanging from the ceiling and attached to the wall. Michelle Gerard

The Whitney

The interior of The Whitney in Detroit. There is a large staircase with patterned carpet and a wooden bannister. Michelle & Chris Gerard

Host your wedding in one of the grandest mansions in Detroit. If the weather is warm, you can plan it outside in the beautiful gardens. But the upscale food offered makes this one of the pricier venues on the list.

The interior of The Whitney in Detroit. There is a large staircase with patterned carpet and a wooden bannister. Michelle & Chris Gerard

The Eastern

Located in the West Village, the Eastern is an industrial event space that can accommodate over 300 guests. It also has outdoor space available with a roll-up garage door.

Detroit Yacht Club

The interior of the Detroit Yacht Club. There is a hardwood floor, painted white walls, and the ceiling has exposed wooden beams. Chandeliers hang from the ceiling. Michelle Gerard

If you’re looking for a fancier venue with historic Detroit architecture, the Yacht Club is for you. Its grand ballroom has hosted many a wedding, and there’s a professional staff on site to assist with everything.

The interior of the Detroit Yacht Club. There is a hardwood floor, painted white walls, and the ceiling has exposed wooden beams. Chandeliers hang from the ceiling. Michelle Gerard

Eastern Market

The interior of Eastern Market in Detroit. There is a ceiling with exposed wooden beams . A couple is holding hands and looking at each other in the distance. Michelle & Chris Gerard

If you're expecting a whole lot of guests on an unconventional wedding day (like a weekday), Eastern Market could be a great choice. They have plenty of space in the different sheds and can also help with catering.

The interior of Eastern Market in Detroit. There is a ceiling with exposed wooden beams . A couple is holding hands and looking at each other in the distance. Michelle & Chris Gerard

Masonic Temple

For a truly iconic Detroit wedding location, you can't beat the Masonic Temple. There are multiple rooms available for rent, from the more intimate to something quite grand.

Colony Club

An event space room in the Colony Club in Detroit. There are many tables and chairs. A chandelier hangs from the ceiling. There is an arched window and white walls. Michelle & Chris Gerard

An old standard for downtown Detroit weddings, the Colony Club has elegant decor and a grand ballroom for your reception. The venue will also help you out with everything, including catering and parking.

An event space room in the Colony Club in Detroit. There are many tables and chairs. A chandelier hangs from the ceiling. There is an arched window and white walls. Michelle & Chris Gerard

Gem & Century Theatres

If you want to get married on stage, the Gem Theatre has you covered. You'll also have plenty of space for dancing, and there's a great patio outside in warmer weather.

The Fillmore Detroit

The interior of the Fillmore in Detroit. There is a room with colorful lighting, tables, and chairs. There are floral displays on the tables. Michelle & Chris Gerard

Get married like a rock star. At the Fillmore, you can get married on stage, and the main floor has room for a large number of tables. The architecture is phenomenal as well.

The interior of the Fillmore in Detroit. There is a room with colorful lighting, tables, and chairs. There are floral displays on the tables. Michelle & Chris Gerard

Detroit Athletic Club

The Detroit Athletic Club will plan everything for your big day, and you get to show your guests inside one of the more exclusive places in Detroit.

Anna Scripps Whitcomb (Belle Isle) Conservatory

Belle Isle has so many incredible places to tie the knot, including the Casino, Dossin Museum, and the Fountain. If you happen to drive by the Conservatory on a weekend afternoon, you're likely to see a wedding party outside.

Detroit Opera House

The interior of the Detroit Opera House. There is a chandelier hanging from the ceiling. The walls are painted with intricate colorful designs. There are balconies with seating. Michelle Gerard

The Detroit Opera House has a variety of options for a beautiful wedding, including getting hitched on the SkyDeck with the Detroit skyline in the background.

The interior of the Detroit Opera House. There is a chandelier hanging from the ceiling. The walls are painted with intricate colorful designs. There are balconies with seating. Michelle Gerard

The Madison

The first building bought downtown by Bedrock, The Madison is a tech startup office building with an incredible rooftop terrace. Its views of downtown are ideal for a wedding, and it can accommodate up to 180 for a strolling ceremony.

The Westin Book Cadillac Detroit

If you have a lot of guests, look no further than the Westin Book Cadillac, which can accommodate up to 1,000. There are a variety of ballrooms to choose from, and the hotel can take care of all the details.

Guardian Building

One of the most unique art deco buildings in the country, the Guardian Building is a great place for a wedding and photo staging. Built as the “Cathedral of Finance,” the high ceilings were layered with horse hair so bankers and customers could discuss their business without being overheard. Could be a great selling point if you have a loud family.

Detroit Princess Riverboat

Looking for an unconventional wedding venue? You’ll be hard pressed to find one in Detroit more unique (and spectacular) than drifting down the Detroit river, checking out views of the skyline on the deck of the Princess. You and your guests can cruise for two and a half hours while the boat staff takes care of everything.

Historic Fort Wayne

A more popular wedding destination in recent years, the historic fort has a lot of room and is a great choice for couples who want unique photo ops. Space is almost limitless at the outdoor venue, and pricing is available upon request.