Detroit may not be the booming capital of industry and the center of Midwestern culture anymore, but many of the old buildings and hotels that stood upon the shoulders of this great city still stand. Many people, young and old alike, are now looking to some of the Motor City’s most well-loved and recognizable landmarks when it comes to choosing their ultimate wedding destination. These hotels are always ready to please and make your special day the best it can possibly be.
2501 Worldgateway Place
Detroit, MI 48242
While an airport hotel might not sound like the pristine location for a wedding at first, The Westin Detroit Metropolitan Airport Hotel is far from average. Specifically catered to fine wedding tastes, this hotel features an eight-story atrium, reflecting pools and towering 55-foot bamboo trees. The entire lobby area has been redone and photo ops will never look as wonderful as they do here in this indoor paradise. Speak with a Westin wedding consultant today to start planing your dream wedding with all of your desired specifications.
3600 Plymouth Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
With over five million dollars in recent renovations to its wedding and reception areas, the Holiday Inn near the University of Michigan is one of the top locales in all of Metro Detroit to hold the wedding of your dreams. Your “Michiginn” wedding will be catered down to a science with all of the frills and extras you can imagine. Book one of the Holiday Inn’s all-inclusive wedding packages to save yourself the headache and trouble of planning a ceremony through dozens of different outlets.
400 Monroe St., 8th Floor
Detroit, MI 48226
Located in the heart of downtown Detroit, within the center of Greektown, is one of the most well-respected and pristine wedding halls within the city. The International Ballroom of Detroit is world renowned for its incredible service and upper-class handling of everything related to one of the biggest days of your life. With a reception area large enough to comfortably hold up to 900 guests, you won’t be forced to cut your invite list down due to the size of this magnificent venue. Many special packages are included so check online to book your wedding today.
The Westin Southfield
1500 Town Center
Southfield, MI 48075
The Westin Southfield comes complete with its own wedding specialist, Meagan McPhail, who is ready to serve you and help assist you in creating the absolute best wedding experience. The Westin Southfield is known throughout the region as one of the best and the massive glass exterior of this high-rise hotel mirrors the contemporary sleek and upscale feel you’re bound to be looking for. Also, with three separate ballrooms to choose from, you’ll have no problem selecting the space that fits your tastes and size restrictions. One of its most popular, the Town Center Garden Atrium, gives guests the feel of an “outdoor wedding” without having to deal with the weather and can creatively seat up to 250 people amongst its 25-foot olive trees, tropical plants and water fountain.
The Inn at St. John’s
44045 5 Mile Road
Plymouth, MI 48170
The Inn at St. John’s is located in one of the most beautiful areas of the city and offers a bevy of wonderful options to choose from to make your wedding the most perfect wedding it can be. With four different ballrooms to choose from, The Inn’s wedding specialists will be able to tailor your every need to make each aspect of the wedding a unique and tasteful one. Also on location is its historic and charming chapel, so going from the ceremony to the reception to the hotel afterwards can all happen within steps of one another and you never need worry about starting or parking your car numerous times (making for much happier guests). Visit The Inn at St. John’s website to see floor plans of all of the ballrooms and available amenities and start planning your wedding today.
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Michael Ferro is freelance writer and a graduate of Michigan State University where he majored in Creative Writing and received the Jim Cash Creative Writing Award. Born and bred in Detroit, he currently resides in Ypsilanti Township. Additional writing can be found at Examiner.com.