Uniquely Detroit – Top 10 Large Venues
Story By: Meghan Simonie
With its deep history and beautiful landscapes, Detroit has always provided a unique backdrop for any special occasion.
These specific venues deliver a little extra pizazz for any private event or wedding.
1 – Garden Theater, 3929 Woodward Avenue
Capacity: 230 Plated, 500 Strolling, 1000 Standing
The Garden Theater is a unique space offering beautiful interior and exterior historical design fit for any type of occasion. The flexible 32,000-square foot space can accommodate a stage, buffet stations, and dance floors. Valet parking is available for all guests but there is also an option to self-park in a secured parking structure connected to the facility.
2 – Detroit Opera House, 1526 Broadway St
Capacity: 350 Plated, 700 Strolling
Considered a crown jewel of Detroit, the Detroit Opera House sits in the entertainment district of Detroit among other theaters, Ford Field, Comerica Park, and casinos. The historically beautiful architecture with deep Detroit culture provides a unique backdrop for any important event. The building sits next to a valet lot and across the street from the Herman Frankel Opera House Parking Center.
3 – Waterview Loft at Port Detroit, 130 Atwater St
Capacity: 250 Plated, 450 Strolling
Sitting next to the gorgeous Detroit Riverfront, this exclusive dining space at the Waterview Loft at Port Detroit features an expansive atrium, contemporary indoor conservatory, un upper-level loft, and spacious outdoor terrace. The dynamic ambience, entertainment, and fine cuisine are sure to impress any guest. Secure parking is available nearby with the option to provide valet service.
4 – The Eastern, Eastern Market, 2934 Russell St
Capacity: 700 Plated, 1500 Strolling
As a uniquely Detroit spot, The Eastern in Shed 3 of Eastern Market offers large open-air entertainment venue with an incredible backdrop. On-site parking is available.
5 – District 5, Eastern Market, 2463 Riopelle St
Capacity: 500 Plated, 900 Strolling
Located in Shed 5, District 5 in Eastern Market also offers a uniquely Detroit backdrop for indoor and outdoor events. Recently restored, this venue has been updated with a community kitchen, outdoor plaza, and enclosed commons room. Parking is available on-site.
6 – Detroit Historical Museum, 5401 Woodward Ave
Capacity: 125 Plated, 2,000 Strolling
This location is ideal for a large strolling event, giving attendees the ability to socialize while taking in the history of Detroit. The entirety of the museum can be rented out allowing guests to celebrate permanent exhibits while in attendance. On-site parking is available for up to 80 vehicles with an additional valet service for up to 100 vehicles.
7 – Roostertail, 100 Marquette Drive
Capacity: Marine Room (100-500), Palm River Room (125-800)
With years of experience and beautiful spaces, the Roostertail provides outstanding service, seamless planning, and the perfect ambiance for any event. Outdoor views of the city skyline and Detroit River bring some extra waterfront magic to any size gathering.
8 – Colony Club, 2310 Park Avenue
Capacity: 400 Plated, 800 Strolling
Centrally located in downtown Detroit, the Colony Club is a stunning and popular large event space for private events and weddings. The unique architecture and upscale design add some fancy flair to an event. Parking is available at the Fox Theater Garage directly behind the Colony Club building.
9 – Gem Theatre, 333 Madison Avenue
Capacity: 450 Plated, 500 Strolling
A more intimate large venue, the historic Gem Theatre is centrally located on Madison Avenue and provides a charming location for events and weddings. Parking is available at the Gem Theatre Garage located between the Gem Theatre and The Elwood Bar and Grill.
10 – The Whiskey Factory, 1000 Maple Street
Capacity: 200 Plated, 250 Strolling
This one-of-a-kind rustic/industrial space provides a truly unique experience for those whiskey and non-whiskey lovers alike. With vintage feels paired with Detroit history, this venue will deliver an unforgettable night. Onsite parking is available.
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