There is nothing better than choosing one of these downtown Detroit wedding venues for your wedding celebration. As wedding photographers, we are constantly blown away by the variety, history, and architecture in our own downtown. We’d love to photograph your wedding at any of these locations!
Our 10 Favorite Downtown Detroit Wedding Venues
1. Waterview Loft at Port Detroit
Overlooking the Detroit River and with a fantastic view of the Canadian skyline, this sophisticated and stylish venue is perfect for an urban Detroit wedding.
Waterview Loft has several spaces available—including a balcony and patio area—making it a dynamic venue and a blank canvas just waiting for your unique design.
One of the best perks? Waterview Loft has an expert in-house culinary staff that has designed unique, handcrafted recipes guaranteed to please. If your big day won’t be complete without a waterfront view, modern spaces, and delicious, fresh culinary offerings, Waterview Loft has you covered.
For a full wedding, view Heather and Aaron’s Waterview Loft Wedding
2. Colony Club
Are you a fan of history? Built as a women’s club in 1929, and later turned into a police academy, the Colony Club is now one of the best loved wedding venues in Detroit.
This stately building offers on-site catering, dramatic lighting, and a gorgeous view of the cityscape. Whether in the grand ballroom with your 400 guests or in an intimate gathering in the petite ballroom, the Colony Club is perfect for anyone with an eye for beauty. Step inside and you’ll find yourself surrounded by an elegance that, like your marriage, is simply timeless.
3. Gem Theatre
If all the world’s a stage (and who can argue with Shakespeare?) then there’s no better place to get married than in an actual theatre. Another fabulous historic location, the Gem Theatre is a feast for the eyes with its ornate 1920s Arts and Crafts architecture. You’ll save on decorations because this venue is beautiful enough to stand on its own.
Inside you’ll find two ballrooms and two dining rooms with incredible hand-painted walls, plus a unique Spanish Revival style. Step outside and enjoy the beautiful landscaping that will make you forget you’re in the middle of a bustling city.
If you’re a fan of the theatre or someone who loves beautiful buildings, the Gem Theatre’s wedding venue is your perfect match.
Ever since it was built in 1958 this venue has been attracting everyone from Elton John to The Rolling Stones. Join the list of celebrities, famous personalities, and happy couples who have been to Roostertail!
Located on the banks of the Detroit River, this unique event venue is all about looks. 25,000 square feet of floor-to-ceiling glass windows create gorgeous, glass-enclosed rooms so that you can enjoy your big day and the view all at the same time.
With complimentary parking and a set of famous water fountains that shoot dramatically up into the air, it’s no wonder this venue was awarded WeddingWire’s Couple’s Choice of 2019.
5. The Madison
You’ll find this little gem right in the heart of downtown Detroit, where it offers you and your guests easy access to restaurants, lodging, and historical sites.
On the outside it may look like an old-fashioned theatre but inside you’ll find a sleek and modern space full of geometric shapes, pops of bright color, and sleek furniture.
The Rooftop is a unique downtown Detroit rooftop wedding venue. It has beautiful downtown views of Comerica Park, Ford Field, the Detroit Opera House, and Fox Theatre.
Choose either The Rooftop or The Loft for your nuptials, and you’re guaranteed to wow your guests with your taste and style. This striking, modern space is perfect for a couple with an adventurous side, because this is not your traditional venue!
6. Masonic Temple
For an unforgettable wedding experience for you and your guests look no further than the Detroit Masonic Temple. From the moment you step foot into the lobby, modeled after a traditional Sicilian castle, you’ll be inspired by the breathtaking architecture, detailed designs, and grandeur of the largest Masonic Temple in the world.
From intimate to opulent, this venue is one of our favorites to photograph. We love the black and white marble floors, high ceilings, and stunning architectural details.
7. The Whiskey Factory
Everyone wants their wedding day to stand out, and what better way to do that than with a unique, one-of-a-kind venue? Especially if that venue is all about some good drinks!
This historical brewing-factory-turned-event-venue still houses a working distillery that creates beautiful artisanal spirits that are served at every event. The beautiful event space pays homage to the building’s history with a wall of aging whiskey barrels, as do the artisanal spirit packages offered when you book your event.
The Whiskey Factory Detroit is the perfect wedding venue for couples who love a good craft cocktail, with up to 190 of your closest friends.
8. The Eastern Market
If you’re feeling extra creative and inspired, the Eastern Market is the perfect venue for you. Choose from a variety of historical sheds (don’t worry, they’ve all been renovated!), and turn that blank space into anything your heart desires.
With multiple indoor and outdoor wedding venues available, you’re sure to find something you love. Thanks to its beautiful style, versatility, and elegant simplicity, it’s no surprise that this historical cornerstone is as popular today as it was when it was first built 200 years ago.
9. Scarab Club
Does your taste tend towards the eclectic? Are you known for your boundless creativity and style? If so, this unique venue is perfect for you!
Almost a century old, the Scarab Club is a unique hub where artists of all talents and styles gather to create, show, and talk about their work. You can see an artist’s touch in everything from the elegant leaded glass windows to the intimate hand-crafted garden.
Your wedding will be effortlessly unique with the work of several in-house artists that create an original setting for your special day.
10. Ford Piquette
Be a part of Detroit’s legacy—literally! Built in 1904, the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant would later become famous as the birthplace of the Model T, making it one of the most celebrated automotive heritage sites in the world.
When you have your wedding at the Ford Piquette, your guests mingle with each other right on the museum floor, surrounded by the venue’s antique vehicles and historical exhibits.
If you’re a history lover, car enthusiast, or someone who craves the idea of being married in an unconventional space, we think you’ll love this venue.