Where to Host a Large Event in Wayne CountyMarch 31, 2023 | Story by Max White
If you’re looking to host a large event, there are great places in Wayne County for you!
Below you’ll find a list of 10 different spaces in Wayne County that can host large events, especially for groups of 500 people or more.
The Henry Ford – 20900 Oakwood Blvd. in Dearborn
No matter what you’re hosting, The Henry Ford in Dearborn is an incredible space that gives your guests a unique experience.
They have four different event spaces, and depending on the package, your guests can get admission into The Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation.
Museum Plaza is the focal point of most of the museum, and it’s surrounded by highlights from the collection. It’s ideal for large events and can serve up to 500 banquet style but 5,000 people strolling.
Greenfield Village – 20900 Oakwood Blvd. in Dearborn
Part of The Henry Ford, events at Greenfield Village will allow you and your guests to step back in time and be surrounded by history.
Walnut Grove offers a beautiful setting for large-scale tented events like picnics or other gatherings, and it can host anywhere from 500 to 10,000 guests.
If you want to buy out the entire village, you can for the evening for up to 10,000 guests, or you can buy out a district of Greenfield Village like Main St. or Liberty Craftworks for smaller groups of 1,000 or fewer.
Huntington Place – 1 Washington Blvd. in Detroit
The main convention center in the heart of Downtown Detroit and in Wayne County, Huntington Place
The ballroom has more than 51,000 square feet of space, while the exhibit hall has 723,000 square feet of space.
There are also 100 meeting rooms with 200,000 square feet of space, and a three-story glass atrium with 30,000 square feet of space.
The website has various potential floor plans, and the space also has food and beverage catering services provided by Sodexo Live.
Laurel Manor Banquet & Conference Center – 39000 Schoolcraft Rd. in Livonia
They have 25,500 square feet of space for your corporate event, trade show, award dinner and more. It’s centrally located in Livonia and includes seven individual break-out rooms.
The rate also includes 850 parking spaces, and freshly prepared breakfast, lunch or dinner from the kitchen.
You can also rent LED lighting, GOBO lighting, centerpieces, candles, vases and more.
The food includes Italian and American cuisines, as well as selections from France, India and the Middle East.
The Westin Detroit Metropolitan Airport – 2501 WorldGateway Place
If you’re looking for an event close to the airport, you can’t get any closer than The Westin at DTW. It’s located inside the McNamara Terminal at the airport.
They have 35 different event rooms with a total of nearly 29,000 square feet of space. The largest room can hold up to 800 people, and there are 29 breakout rooms.
The Henry Hotel – 300 Town Center Dr. in Dearborn
The Henry is a luxury hotel in Dearborn and features more than 26,000 square feet of space for any event you’re looking to do.
They have a dozen different spaces ranging from a small boardroom and other rooms to the Presidential Ballroom which can hold up to 1,200 guests.
No matter what event you’re hosting, The Henry also offers meeting packages that come with food and beverage options, audio-visual equipment and more.
If you want to add it, they have 13 meeting rooms for 20-375 guests, private boardrooms, and the ability to host hybrid meetings as well, which will give you the option to add a webinar or webcast.
Fillmore Detroit – 2115 Woodward Ave. in Detroit
Located in the heart of the District Detroit along Woodward Ave., the Fillmore Detroit can host 1,946 people when renting out the entire theatre.
A full rental includes the main lobby, grand lobby, balcony, mezzanine and main floor.
It includes access to the state-of-the-art entertainment system, multiple bars, lighting, sound systems and more.
Sheraton Detroit Metro Airport – 8000 Merriman Rd. in Romulus
Another location right near Detroit Metro Airport, the Sheraton is a great spot just minutes down the road from DTW.
They have 16 event rooms with over 21,000 square feet of space, with the largest space having a capacity of 840 people.
You can add catered meals for your event, and it comes with high-speed WiFi, A/V services and more.
For anyone staying on-site, they also have 359 rooms inside the hotel.
Hellenic Cultural Center – 36375 Joy Rd. in Westland
The beautiful Hellenic Cultural Center offers four different banquet rooms that can be combined to host events for up to 850 guests.
Each room can be specially customized with staging, bar, dance floor, meeting space and more.
It also has a beautiful outdoor event space on a grassy knoll.
You can work with the staff to include food and drinks, ranging from brunch to exquisite five-course meals for dinner. In all, there are nearly a dozen different food packages.
Burton Manor – 27777 Schoolcraft in Livonia
Located about 20 minutes from Downtown Detroit and Detroit Metro Airport, Burton Manor can host anything from holiday parties, awards banquets, office parties, corporate events and more.
The location can host small events for 50 attendees, all the way to major expos with more than 4,000 people, and it includes free high-speed WiFi, high-quality audio-video services, budget-conscious menu options and more.
They have options for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, and also can have bar service added.