If you’ve been dreaming about your big day, you’ll know that where you get married can make or break your wedding.
Wedding venues are one of the most expensive parts of any wedding. As of 2020, the average cost of a wedding in Detroit was $24,838.
If you’re not prepared to spend that kind of cash, check out our 10 most affordable wedding venues in Detroit.
The Henry Autograph Collection
Located in Dearborn, Michigan, The Henry Autograph Collection offers unique event space for your wedding day.
No matter your wedding size this venue screams elegance. This venue has three different spaces for your special day.
The Presidential Ballroom includes crystal chandeliers, a dedicated stage for entertainment, and projector screens. The Plaza Ballroom is similar to the presidential ballroom in decor with high ceilings and gorgeous chandeliers. The Gallery is an intimate space for small weddings surrounded by beautiful art.
Amenities include tables and chairs, linens, set up and clean up, a dedicated stage, dance floor, piano, day of coordinator, champagne toast, a complimentary bridal suite, and more.
Typical Cost: $500- $4,000
Capacity: 750 guests
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Dossin Great Lakes Museum
The Dossin Great Lakes Museum in Detroit covers over 300 years of Great Lakes history. Located on the shore of Belle Isle, this venue is complete with sprawling views of the Detroit River.
This indoor venue has one of the most unique rooms in the area. The Gothic Room was originally a lounge nestled in a Great Lakes steamboat. This room overlooks the Detroit River. The room also includes gorgeous woodwork, stained glass windows, and an antique maritime bell.
Other indoor spaces include DeRoy Hall and the main exhibition gallery. DeRoy Hall has high ceilings, inset lighting, and large windows overlooking the water. Outdoor spaces are also available for your wedding day at this waterfront venue.
Amenities include a dedicated stage, tables and chairs, a dedicated dance area, a day of coordinator, and more.
This truly unique museum is the perfect wedding venue for a memorable wedding day.
Typical Cost: $850- $5,000
Capacity: Gothic Room- 40 guests, DeRoy Hall- 185 guests
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Saints Peter and Paul Jesuit Church
The Saints Peter and Paul Jesuit Church is a Catholic church in Detroit. This is the oldest church in the city of Detroit.
This church is beautiful with its marble flooring, marble wainscoting, spiral staircases, a balcony, and more. While they don’t have a dedicated reception space, you can’t go wrong with having your ceremony here.
This venue is effortlessly beautiful, no decorations needed. Their event staff will work with you to arrange everything you need for your dream wedding ceremony.
They can provide ceremony planning and music for your special day.
Typical Cost: $1,750
Capacity: 600 guests
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Atheneum Suite Hotel
The Atheneum Suite Hotel, located in the Greektown district of Detroit, offers an extravagant space for your special day.
This hotel has a marble lobby, and the entire hotel is full of Grecian decor. The hotel’s Grand Ballroom is a perfect space for your ceremony or reception with beautiful marble pillars, large windows with sprawling city views, balconies, and dome skylights.
This venue includes a bridal and groom dressing area, stage, dedicated dance floor, tables and chairs, linens, piano, security, set up and tear down, a complimentary bridal suite, shuttle service, and more.
This beautiful wedding venue has everything you need for a perfect wedding day full of sophistication.
Typical Cost: $700- $3,100
Capacity: 500 guests
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The Guardian Building is a downtown Detroit landmark that can serve as a gorgeous backdrop for an intimate wedding.
This 1929 40-story building is made from 2 million custom bricks, a feature that makes this building completely unique. The Guardian Building also has a five-story mural for awesome photo ops.
The Guardian Building has one main space for your special day. The Promenade features a grand cathedral ceiling you won’t find anywhere else as well as antique architecture and paintings.
No decoration is necessary for this gorgeous space. Your guests won’t forget this venue’s unparalleled beauty.
Typical Cost: $750- $6,500
Capacity: 275 guests
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The Eastern is a modern industrial venue in downtown Detroit.
This venue has an old-school industrial feel with high ceilings, exposed brick, and more. The Eastern has 5,000 square feet of space that can be customized to make your wedding day perfect.
Attached to the Eastern is a 3,000-square-foot patio for the best of both worlds. The venue also has roll-up garage doors and steel ceilings with metal beams to add to the elegance.
This venue is full of character and style for your dream wedding day.
The venue includes tables and chairs, on-site parking, security cameras, WIFI, bar services, and more.
Typical Cost: $1,950-$3,950
Capacity: 300 guests
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Highlands is a relatively new Detroit venue. Highlands is located on the 72nd floor of the CMRENCEN with breathtaking views of the city.
The design of the Highlands is relaxation meets elegance. The Highlands Ballroom is a cozy mid-century space for your ceremony and reception.
Highlands offers innovative food stations, customized cocktails, and more. Watch the sun go down and dance the night away overlooking the city and waterfront. The Ballroom is an all-inclusive space with many photo ops.
Highlands has several wedding packages with a large number of food options to make your day exactly the way you want. They also have customizable beverage packages.
Typical Cost: $500, $2,500
Capacity: 300 guests
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Willis Show Bar
Willis Show Bar is located in Detroit’s Cass Corridor. It is a live entertainment venue and bar. It has been renovated from its 1949 show bar era when it was a jazz club until 1978.
This bar is full of historic charm. It has an original modern art style with the main stage for live music and a one-of-a-kind 55-foot-long bar that spans the length of the room.
Two sets of romantic seating face the main stage with surrounding tables for guests and upholstered booths on the upper tier. The space is fully customizable to your needs for your special day.
This is a truly unique venue with a modern, club feel your wedding guests will love.
Typical Cost: $500 to $2,500
Capacity: 300 guests
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The Whitney is a romantic revival mansion turned restaurant, full of 1900s charm with updated modern aspects. This estate is perfect for an elegant, intimate wedding day experience.
The Whitney has lots of dining spaces, including a lush outdoor garden. There are over 52 rooms and 20 fireplaces in The Whitney. Every room is draped in elegance and makes for perfect photo opportunities.
The exterior of The Whitney is made of gorgeous pink granite, and arches, and has a rotunda. They also have a four-panel-stained glass window for even more photo opportunities.
The Whitney is also known for its award-winning cuisine. They have many customizable wedding packages to make your day as seamless as possible.
Typical Cost: $1,000- $1,700
Capacity: 400 guests
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Detroit’s historic Gem Theater is a beautiful venue for any wedding.
The theater is a sight to see with Spanish Revival architecture and hand-painted dining rooms that contribute to its warm and cozy ambiance. The Theater is surrounded by crystal chandeliers, a dedicated stage, and soft lighting.
The Gem Theater also has a beautifully landscaped garden patio for the outdoor wedding of your dreams. The Gem Theater also offers full-service in-house catering and bar service, audiovisual equipment, convenient parking, and add-on rentals like linens and decor.
The photo ops in this gorgeous theater are endless.
Typical Cost: $2,000 and up
Capacity: 450 guests
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