Top 10 Downtown Detroit wedding venues

Top 10 Downtown Detroit wedding venues

Wedding planning can be sooooo overwhelming. There are just so many choice and options and looks – it can be extremely difficult to hone in on what you’re looking for.

I’ve been shooting weddings for 12 years, primarily in the city, and wanted to share my favorite Downtown Detroit wedding venues to help ease your planning woes. Bonus notes: book your venue and date first and if this kind of stuff isn’t for you, do yourself a huge favor and hire a wedding coordinator – I’d be happy to share some favorites.

  1. Detroit Athletic Club
Top Downtown Detroit wedding venues | Detroit Athletic Club wedding

Detroit Athletic Club is just a stunning classic Detroit wedding venue. Architecture, class and a rooftop view that can’t be beat are a few of the highlights of this fan favorite.

2. Whiskey Factory Detroit

Top Downtown Detroit wedding venues | Whiskey Factory Detroit | Erin Schmidt Photography

Whiskey Factory Detroit is such a unique spot. I’ve shot there dozens of times and each time it’s a little different. A very cool spot to make your own. Plus their caterer, 2 Unique is one of the best in the city.

3. Colony Club

Top Downtown Detroit wedding venues | Colony Club | Erin Schmidt Photography

Right in the heart of the city, this nearly hundred year old stunner is the perfect backdrop for your day. The ballroom is so gorgeous in and of itself – your guests will absolutely love it.

4. Gem Theatre

Top Detroit wedding venues | Gem Theatre | Erin Schmidt Photography

Another one of my favorite Detroit wedding venues, Gem theatre is so iconic. The first dances in this room are such a vibe. Plus their staff and catering is top notch.

5. Waterview Loft

Top Detroit wedding venues | Waterview lofts | Erin Schmidt Photography

Treat your guests to a view of Canada and the Detroit river at Waterview Lofts. Such a gorgeous venue full of natural light and you get to have your cocktail hour outside on the riverfront!

6. Masonic Temple

Top Detroit wedding venues | Masonic Temple | Erin Schmidt Photography

Masonic Temple is peak Detroit architecture. The chapel very much aligns with the romantic/gothic vibe and the ballroom is so grand. Such a cool spot to show off the beauty of Detroit.

7. Chroma Detroit

Top Detroit wedding venues | Chroma Detroit | Erin Schmidt Photography

Chroma Detroit is my newest fav. Ceremony and reception in the same building is always nice, but this amazing venue holds your reception on the 9th floor with floor to ceiling windows showcasing breathtaking views of New Center.

8. Detroit Yacht Club

Top Detroit wedding venues | Detroit Yacht Club | Erin Schmidt Photography

Detroit Yacht Club is another classic Detroit wedding venue. This venue is on Belle Isle, making it the perfect spot for a ceremony at the conservatory. Spectacular views of the water and city, this one is a can’t miss.

9. Grosse Pointe War Memorial

Top Detroit wedding venues | Grosse Pointe War Memorial | Erin Schmidt Photography

The war memorial is another very grand wedding venue. Beautiful architecture and their new ceremony space update makes it the perfect mix of modern and classic.

10. Jam Handy

Top Detroit wedding venues | Jam Handy | Erin Schmidt Photography

Another very unique Detroit wedding venue, Jam Handy gives the cool industrial vibe that can really be transformed into anything with the right help. Perfect for the non-traditional couples.

And because I can’t just keep it to 10, here are a few more favs:

11. Shinola Hotel

Top Detroit wedding venues | Shinola Hotel | Erin Schmidt Photography

Modern, chic and stunning, Shinola is an amazing wedding venue in the busiest part of Detroit.

12. Detroit Foundation Hotel – Apparatus Room

Top Detroit wedding venues | Detroit Foundation Hotel | Apparatus Room | Erin Schmidt Photography

Detroit Foundation Hotel’s Apparatus Room is another very cool and modern spot. Perfect for more intimate events looking for a chic vibe.

Top 10 Downtown Detroit wedding venues

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