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Planning Your Downtown Detroit Wedding

Detroit is the wedding destination for many Metro Detroit couples. Not only are there a variety of ceremony and reception venues to choose from, but the city of Detroit itself is the perfect backdrop for wedding photos and videos. You simply cannot go wrong. 

Here at Mike Staff Productions, we’ve had the opportunity to work with thousands of couples on their downtown Detroit wedding. Historic venues, modern city life, waterfront views, artsy alleys, Detroit, Michigan really has it all.

From the lush gardens at the Belle Isle Conservatory to the stage at one of the cities many theaters to the historic factory floor of the Piquette Plant, the Motor City has numerous choices to exchange vows. Speaking of vows – we didn’t even mention the incredible historic churches you have to choose from. Keep in mind, a lot of couples host only their wedding ceremony in downtown Detroit and have their reception elsewhere. That is totally an option! 

We love working with venues in Detroit, as the care and services venues and vendors in the area pour into their weddings is truly special. That’s why we wanted to help bring everything you need to know about your Downtown Detroit wedding planning all to one place. 

What You’ll Learn

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  • Downtown Detroit Wedding Venues

  • Wedding Photography Inspiration

  • Wedding Videography Locations

  • Exploring Downtown Detroit

Downtown Detroit Wedding Venues

Detroit offers a wide variety of wedding venues from historic buildings full of architecture to modern buildings with unlimited photo opportunities. Downtown Detroit truly has it all. We’ve worked with thousands of couples on their Detroit wedding, and we’ve learned these are some of Downtown Detroit’s most popular wedding venues. For more wedding venues in Detroit, click here. 

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The Colony Club & Gem Theatre

The Colony Club and Gem Theatre are some of Detroit’s most popular and historic venues. The Colony Club is located on Park Avenue, and is known for its gold leaf ceilings and crystal chandeliers. The Gem Theatre is located on Madison Avenue, and is known for its ornate Spanish architecture, painting dining rooms, and stunning garden patio. While vastly different, The Colony Club and Gem Theatre are under the same management. WIth years of event planning experience, you can trust their team to help plan your dream Detroit wedding. Read More. 

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Roostertail is a one-of-a-kind wedding venue in downtown Detroit. The Roostertail offers two outdoor ceremony sites, as well as various reception spaces. They have over seven acres of water frontage (perfect bridal party photo locations). Their experienced staff will help you craft an experience that will create lifelong memories.

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Ford Piquette Avenue Plant

The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant allows you to celebrate your wedding alongside historic vehicles and displays, right on the museum floor. The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant was declared a U.S. National Historic Landmark. Now, the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant doubles as an event space. The space is unique and eclectic, giving your guests memories they will never forget. 

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Shinola Hotel

Shinola Hotel offers a variety of elegant and unforgettable Detroit wedding venues for you to choose from on their grounds. Need guidance? Shinola Hotel allows you to work with their event specialists to facilitate every detail.

In addition to stunning venues and personalized service, you and your wedding guests can also enjoy luxurious Detroit accommodations and on-site amenities during your event. 

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Belle Isle Boat House & Casino

Belle Isle Boat House was built in 1839, and is a sought after wedding destination in Detroit for its history, Spanish-inspired architecture, and riverside views. Belle Isle Boat House offers a ballroom, and various dining rooms and lounges. 

Wedding Videography in Downtown Detroit

Now that you’ve chosen the perfect Detroit, Michigan wedding venue for your style, you’ll want to make sure every detail of your wedding day is documented. The day flies by, and you don’t want to miss a second of it! Wedding videography is a living memory of your wedding day. You need a professional wedding videographer to capture each and every magical moment of your wedding day.

Check out some of the wedding videos below from Detroit wedding venues for inspiration!

Exploring Downtown Detroit

You’ve probably noticed that Detroit has so many venues… well it also has so many photography and videography opportunities! The city offers everything from city skyscrapers, urban graffiti walls, and waterfront romantic views – making Downtown Detroit Weddings truly magical. The goal is to have instagrammable wedding photos, am I right?! 

Luckily, you don’t have to choose just one of these locations. Pick a few Detroit spots that speak to you, and talk with your photographer and videographer to make a plan for your romantics sessions.While our wedding photographers and videographers will always have a soft spot for iconic Detroit photo-op locations like the giant tiger in front of Comerica Park or the Fox Theatre marquee, we also included some other areas throughout the city our team discovered over the years. 

Entertainment Venues

  • Ford Field
  • Little Caesars Arena
  • Comerica Park
  • Fox Theatre

Wall Murals

  • Z Lot
  • Eastern Market
  • Dequindre Cut

City Vibes

  • The Belt
  • Parker’s Alley
  • Roof of Detroit Athletic Club
  • Any streets of Detroit
  • Campus Martius
  • Cass Avenue viaduct
  • Detroit Riverfront
  • Cliff Bells
  • McGregor Memorial

Classic Favorites

  • Belle Isle
  • Detroit Institute of Arts
  • Detroit RiverWalk
  • Detroit Public Library
  • Eastern Market
  • Michigan Central Station
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