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Detroit has gorgeous wedding reception venues that live up to the daydreams every bride has created in her imagination. Each venue has special features including fountains, gardens or spectacular architecture, and every location listed below can be used to host the ceremony as well.

Take a journey through the lovely reception locales to find the perfect one that lives up to your dreams.

Fox Theatre
2211 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 471-3200

See your (new) name in lights as it is announced on the Fox Theatre marquee when tying the knot in this illustrious art deco jewel. The architectural features of this 1920s theatre serve as a breathtaking backdrop for the bride and groom, and will have guests talking about the impressive ceremony even after the happy couple exchange crystal to commemorate yet another anniversary together. Be one of only six couples each year who say “I do” at this exclusive venue.

Guardian Building
500 Griswold Ave.
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 963-4567

The Guardian Building is stunning throughout, and the only dilemma facing couples is that the opulent interior may compete with the bride. Arched ceilings, murals and pewabic tiles offer the bride and groom an unparalleled experience that will guarantee fond memories for all. Many of the details are left in the hands of the couple, so those that get married at this venue can customize the event to suit their style. Both the Rowland Café area and the ballroom on the 32 floor are available to reserve for this momentous occasion.

Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory
876 Picnic Way
Detroit, MI 48207
(313) 331-7760

Walk down the aisle surrounded by lush plants and flowers in an historical glass enclosure designed by famed Detroit architect Albert Kahn. The Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory is a botanical garden that serves as an elegant setting perfect for an intimate event. To accommodate a longer guest list, consider the expansive outdoor gardens, which feature views of the city in the distance as well as a fountain and impeccable landscaping. An added bonus is the limitless possibilities for photographs at the endless supply of attractions Belle Isle has to offer, including the aquarium, Detroit Boat Club, various bridges, Carillon clock tower and the historic James Scott Memorial Fountain, to name a few.

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Campus Martius Park
800 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 962-0101

For engaged couples interested in getting married in the heart of downtown, an amazing option is Campus Martius Park. Located among the gorgeous skyscrapers of Detroit, this urban park features a water fountain, statues and planted gardens. Take photographs at the many landmarks located within walking distance of this outdoor venue. Guests will gaze in awe of the beauty surrounding them, and that is before the bride even sets a foot onto the aisle.

Detroit Zoo
8450 W. 10 Mile Road
Royal Oak, MI 48067
(248) 541-5717

Begin the wild ride of marriage at a place known for its wild inhabitants, the Detroit Zoo. Create a unique adventure for guests who will marvel at the many sights and sounds the zoo has to offer. It has a variety of locations to exchange vows, including the landmark Rackham Fountain, a natural preserve on the Boardwalk, an underwater tunnel and the glass-domed butterfly garden. Each includes a rehearsal with varying seating options, guest capacities and menus.

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After receiving a BA in Photography from Savannah College of Art & Design, Nicole Wrona began working with a diverse range of musicians. In addition, she is a freelance writer for numerous publications. Her work can be found at www.metalleaves.com and Examiner.com.