Autumn weddings are, simply put, gorgeous. The display of fall colors, accompanied by the deep azure skies that only fall brings, work together to create the perfect backdrop for a wedding. Take advantage of the glorious season by holding this special event at a remarkable location. We’ve chosen the best locations in the Detroit area to turn the occasion into something extraordinary. If looking for more unique ideas for your big day, check out this additional list of places to tie the knot in the D.
Cranbrook
380 Lone Pine Road
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48303
(248) 645-3147
www.housegardens.cranbrook

Canopies of trees and flowering blossoms in an array of colors, set against a backdrop of rolling hills, is the idyllic scene at Cranbrook, the perfect venue for a wedding. Featuring over 300 acres of land to hold your event, the historical mansion and grounds offers a romantic setting for an intimate event. Host your reception in the natural history museum’s exhibit halls for the ultimate thrill; the Cranbrook Institute of Science is perfect for couples looking for a unique experience for themselves and guests. The contemporary design of the Cranbrook Art Museum, which includes lofty design elements, a fountain and artwork, is a perfect backdrop for those with sophisticated tastes. The Greek Theatre is another outdoor space, with a wall of trees in the background, adding a blaze of color to the already romantic arena.

Detroit Yacht Club
1 Riverbank Road
Detroit, MI 48207
(313) 824-1200
www.dyc.com

Set your wedding apart from the crowd by hosting your big day at a unique venue in the city — the Detroit Yacht Club. Spend your big day alongside the water, under the trees. The harbor is what dreams are made of and how cool is it to get married on the island of Belle Isle? Hold the ceremony outside. Guests will listen to your vows accompanied by the sound of the water lapping the shore. Later, move the reception inside to the expansive ballroom for dinner and dancing.

Meadow Brook Hall
480 S. Adams Road
Rochester, MI 48309
(248) 364-6200
www.meadowbrookhall.org

Meadow Brook Hall is an historical estate surrounded by meticulous grounds. Architectural elements are scattered throughout, creating a setting that appears to be taken directly from the pages of a fairy tale. The serene setting includes countless lovely spaces that will highlight any ceremony. The bride could choose to walk down a pathway to greet her soon-to-be husband. Exchange vows in front of the fountain, under a canopy of trees. If the timing is right, the leaves will transform into a brilliant symphony of colors. Or hold the ceremony at the rock garden, which features towering trees, rock formations and hillsides covered in blossoms. Hold the reception in a tent outdoors or in one of the traditional ballrooms for dining and dancing.

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Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
315 E. Warren Ave.
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 494-5800
www.thewright.org

The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History offers the bride and groom a magnificent setting to hold a wedding. The unparalleled architecture serves as a stunning backdrop to your event. The remarkable atmosphere showcases the couple as they share their nuptials in front of loved ones. Numerous packages are available. The museum will host the ceremony and reception or just the reception. Either way, friends and family will cherish this unforgettable experience as much as the newlyweds.

Greenfield Village
20900 Oakwood Blvd.
Dearborn, MI 48124
(313) 982-6001
www.thehenryford.org

Take a step back in time to exchange vows at a picturesque little chapel in Greenfield Village. Built in 19th century, the quaint church was originally built in New England and features a pipe organ. After vows are exchanged, husband and wife, flanked by guests, will exit the church to be greeted by a lovely garden filled with flowers, surrounded by all of the colors autumn offers. The grounds sit on acres of beautifully landscaped spaces, and feature a waterway nearby. Weeping willows sway alongside the riverbank. Greenfield Village itself contains historical homes and buildings harkening to days gone by. Guests will revel at the horse-drawn carriages and quaint villages as they join in celebration of the newlyweds.

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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.

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