Ultimate Guide to Meeting Spaces and Venues in Detroit

Modified: October 28, 2019 | Story by Stephanie Angelyn Casola | Photos by Vito Palmisano, Aloft, Westin Book Cadillac, Waterview Loft at Port Detroit

Hosting a meeting or event in Detroit? Whether you’re planning from afar or down the street, big or small, the city has an array of venues in Detroit and corporate rental options to kick your business goals into high gear. From the conventional meeting spaces conveniently housed in Detroit hotels to creative destinations within art museums, urban markets and riverfront ports, Detroit meeting spaces fit any crowd. Choose your own adventure from the following meeting spaces, convention centers and event spaces. 

Maximum Capacity Venues in Detroit

The Henry Ford

20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn

  • Number Of Meeting Rooms: 8
  • Largest Meeting Space: 6,000 sq. ft.
  • Largest Banquet Capacity Seating: 500
  • Largest Reception Capacity: 10,000
  • Largest Theater Capacity: 600

The Henry Ford boasts the largest expanse and variety of options for those looking to host a corporate event, meeting or gathering in metro Detroit. The museum itself can accommodate 100 to 500,000 guests within its 12 acres of space devoted to history and American innovation. That includes access to a Giant Screen Experience and galleries. In addition, the Lovett Hall has capacity for 350 guests, while all 80 acres of sprawling history in Greenfield Village provides a setting for a memorable visit.

TCF Center

1 Washington Blvd., Detroit

  • Size: 2.4 million sq. ft.

TCF Center is home to some of the city’s largest and most anticipated events, including the annual North American International Auto Show. The recently renovated center has doubled in size. It offers everything from ballrooms to massive convention spaces – all with easy access to parking and in walking distance of Hart Plaza and the Detroit RiverFront.

Detroit Institute of Arts

5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit

  • Size: 658,000 sq. ft.
  • Total Room Count: 453
  • Number Of Meeting Rooms: 28
  • Largest Meeting Space: 7,666 sq. ft.
  • Largest Banquet Capacity Seating: 520
  • Largest Conference Capacity: 60
  • Largest Reception Capacity: 600
  • Largest Theater Capacity: 860

The city’s premier art museum. When it comes to business, the DIA offers meeting space for corporate events and more. From catering to a 1,000-seat historic theater and a 380-seat lecture hall, the DIA adds a gallery tour or private lecture option to your next Detroit event.

Westin Book Cadillac Detroit

1114 Washington Boulevard, Detroit

  • Size: 30,000 sq. ft. 
  • Total Room Count: 453
  • Number Of Meeting Rooms: 28
  • Largest Meeting Space: 7,666 sq. ft.
  • Largest Banquet Capacity Seating: 520
  • Largest Conference Capacity: 60
  • Largest Reception Capacity: 600
  • Largest Theater Capacity: 860

Westin Book Cadillac Detroit accommodates meetings for 5 to 25 in its executive conference space, or larger events in its grand ballrooms. Tangent at Westin offers impromptu work and meeting spaces for the business traveler. It’s all within 25 minutes of Detroit Metro Airport.

Westin Book Cadillac, venues in Detroit

Fox Theatre

Woodward Ave., Detroit

  • Size: 250,000 sq. ft.
  • Number Of Meeting Rooms: 5
  • Largest Banquet Capacity Seating: 800
  • Largest Reception Capacity: 1,500
  • Largest Theater Capacity: 4,800

Fox Theatre is a historic gem in Detroit. Rent a portion of the opulent theater or the full 4,800 seats for a convention or business meeting. The setting has played host to a 2016 Presidential Debate, 2006 Super Bowl XL Kick-off Dinner, TEDxDetroit and some of the biggest names in pop music.

Eastern Market

2934 Russell Street, Detroit

  • Size: 125,000 sq. ft.

Eastern Market offers indoor and outdoor event spaces to suit any need. Eastern Market offers access to an historic farmer’s market setting and is available to rent year-round from Sunday-Friday. Capacity in the restored sheds ranges from 1,980 to 3,400 people.

Charles H Wright Museum of African American History

315 E. Warren, Detroit

  • Size: 120,000 sq. ft.
  • Number Of Meeting Rooms: 8
  • Largest Banquet Capacity Seating: 300
  • Largest Reception Capacity: 500
  • Largest Theater Capacity: 317

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History offers a choice of six elegant options for your next corporate event. From classrooms suitable for 22 to 160 people, to theater and gallery spaces that accommodate up to 500 guests, the museum provides a flexible and one-of-a-kind setting to suit your business needs.

Marriott at Detroit Renaissance Center

400 Renaissance Drive, Detroit

  • Size: 100,240 sq. ft. 
  • Total Room Count: 1,298
  • Number Of Meeting Rooms: 46
  • Largest Meeting Space: 25,801 sq. ft.
  • Largest Banquet Capacity Seating: 1,800
  • Largest Conference Capacity: 50
  • Largest Reception Capacity: 2,200
  • Largest Theater Capacity: 2,100

Marriott at Detroit Renaissance Center offers a choice of 34 meeting rooms and event spaces, ranging in capacity from a cozy 29 to more than 2,200. It’s all wrapped in some of the finest international riverfront from a hotel that stretches 70-floors into the sky.

Major Events Venues in Detroit

Detroit Historical Museum

5401 Woodward Ave., Detroit

  • Size: 78,000 sq. ft. 
  • Number Of Meeting Rooms: 9
  • Largest Banquet Capacity Seating: 125
  • Largest Conference Capacity: 125
  • Largest Reception Capacity: 1,000
  • Largest Theater Capacity: 139

Detroit Historical Museum offers meeting rooms and gallery options to host events for a meeting of 12 up to and events accommodating 1,000 guests. Take advantage of the museum’s signature exhibits including the Streets of Old Detroit and the Gallery of Culture.

MotorCity Casino Hotel

2901 Grand River Ave., Detroit

  • Size: 67,000 sq. ft.
  • Total Room Count: 400
  • Number Of Meeting Rooms: 17
  • Largest Meeting Space: 65,535 sq. ft.
  • Largest Banquet Capacity Seating: 760
  • Largest Conference Capacity: 250
  • Largest Reception Capacity: 1,500
  • Largest Theater Capacity: 1,180

MotorCity Casino Hotel features flexible meeting spaces, access to the Sound Board theater, valet parking, WiFi and sophisticated boardrooms to get the job done. Don’t miss a stop at Iridescence restaurant atop the hotel for unforgettable city views.

MGM Grand Hotel

1777 Third Ave., Detroit

  • Size: 30,000 sq. ft.
  • Total Room Count: 400
  • Number Of Meeting Rooms: 14
  • Largest Meeting Space: 14,000 sq. ft.
  • Largest Banquet Capacity Seating: 900
  • Largest Conference Capacity: 64
  • Largest Reception Capacity: 1,300
  • Largest Theater Capacity: 1,200

MGM Grand Hotel offers everything from professional boardrooms to elegant ballrooms to accommodate meetings and corporate events. If you’re seeking a high-class location that’s easily accessed within the city, this is your impressive option.

Greektown Casino-Hotel

555 E. Lafayette, Detroit

  • Size: 20,000 sq. ft.
  • Total Room Count: 400
  • Number Of Meeting Rooms: 12
  • Largest Meeting Space: 4,000 sq. ft.
  • Largest Banquet Capacity Seating: 260
  • Largest Conference Capacity: 50
  • Largest Reception Capacity: 450
  • Largest Theater Capacity: 375

Greektown Casino-Hotel offers 11 rooms to choose from for smaller groups, and a grand ballroom for larger affairs. Located in walkable Greektown, it’s a prime place to host multi-day workshops or corporate meetings. Make the most of the hotel’s business services in the executive boardroom.

Scarab Club

217 Farnsworth, Detroit

  • Size: 20,000 sq. ft.

Scarab Club is an unparalleled local venue that can accommodate groups of 10 to 300. It’s a vision complete in arts and crafts design with leaded glass windows and a private patio.

Made for Meetings: Venues in Detroit

Waterview Loft at Port Detroit

130 Atwater, Detroit

  • Size: 7,000 sq. ft.
  • Number Of Meeting Rooms: 2
  • Largest Banquet Capacity Seating: 225
  • Largest Conference Capacity: 254
  • Largest Reception Capacity: 250
  • Largest Theater Capacity: 250

Waterview Loft at Port Detroit makes the most of stunning riverfront views and offers two levels of meeting or event space at Port Detroit. Floor to ceiling windows give rise to views of Windsor and the Ambassador Bridge in day and night.

Waterview Loft at Port Detroit seating, venues in Detroit

Aloft at the David Whitney

One Park Avenue, Detroit

  • Size: 6,670 sq. ft.
  • Total Room Count: 136
  • Number Of Meeting Rooms: 14
  • Largest Banquet Capacity Seating: 96
  • Largest Conference Capacity: 96
  • Largest Reception Capacity: 175
  • Largest Theater Capacity: 200

Aloft at the David Whitney offers a sleek setting known as Tactic Meeting Room. With access to AV, plasma TVs, DVD players and complimentary WiFi you’ll feel connected in any one of the eight meeting rooms.

 

Check out more venues in Detroit.

Writer Stephanie Angelyn Casola owns the PR and events firm Prologue and can be reached at Stephanie@PrologueDetroit.com.

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  1. 1
    The Henry Ford
    20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn, MI 48124
    313-982-6001
  2. 2
    TCF Center
    One Washington Blvd., Detroit, MI 48226
    313-877-8777
  3. 3
    Detroit Institute of Arts
    5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48202
    313-833-7900
  4. 4
    The Westin Book Cadillac Detroit
    1114 Washington Blvd., Detroit, MI 48226
    313-442-1600
  5. 5
    Fox Theatre
    2211 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48201
    313-471-3211
  6. 6
    Eastern Market
    Russell Street between Mack Avenue and Gratiot Avenue, 2934 Russell St., Detroit, MI 48207
    313-833-9300
  7. 7
    Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
    315 E. Warren Ave., Detroit, MI 48201
    313-494-5800
  8. 8
    Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center
    400 GM Renaissance Center, Detroit, MI 48243
    313-568-8000
  9. 9
    Detroit Historical Museum
    5401 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48202
    313-833-1805
  10. 10
    MotorCity Casino-Hotel
    2901 Grand River Ave., Detroit, MI 48201
    866-782-9622
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    MGM Grand Detroit
    1777 Third Ave., Detroit, MI 48226
    313-465-1777
  12. 12
    Greektown Casino-Hotel
    1200 St. Antoine St., Detroit, MI 48226
    313-223-2999
  13. 13
    The Scarab Club
    217 Farnsworth St., Detroit, MI 48202
    313-831-1250
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    Aloft Detroit at The David Whitney
    One Park Ave., Detroit, MI 48226
    313-237-1700