12 Best Outdoor Wedding Venues in Detroit, MI You’ll Love

The summer months are the most popular months to have a wedding in Detroit. We’ve got you covered if you’re looking to make the most of Detroit’s warm weather with an outdoor venue.

Outdoor wedding venues can create romantic and intimate vibes. You’ll be sure to find a venue that’s right for you on this list.

As of 2020, the average projected cost of a wedding in Detroit was $24,838, according to Detroit wedding day.


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The Henry Ford Museum

This wedding venue is one of the most beautiful outdoor wedding venues in Detroit. The Henry Ford Museum is full of history relating to American inventions. This historic building is located in Dearborn and has a gorgeous outdoor space for your special day.

The well-manicured Courtyard is ideal for a garden party wedding. The canopy of trees with a brick background is the perfect backdrop for your wedding day.

They have two separate wedding packages with plenty of add-ons to make your wedding day exactly how you envisioned it.

Typical Cost: $1,000 – $3,500

Capacity: 400 guests

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The Madison

Madison is a stunning wedding venue in downtown Detroit. Madison was restored from the Madison Theatre into a beautiful wedding venue.

Their rooftop area is a perfect outdoor venue for your day. The rooftop terrace on Broadway has spectacular views of notable downtown buildings like Ford Field, Fox Theatre, and the Detroit Opera House. This venue is a great option for a unique, cozy wedding.

The rooftop is complete with weatherproofing, a dance floor, a sound system, flatscreen TVs, a catering kitchen, and onsite AV support.

Typical Cost: $7,320 and up

Capacity: 180 guests

Find The Madison on The Madison or check out Facebook or Instagram.

Bay Pointe Golf Club

This golf course is located 30 miles northwest of downtown Detroit in West Bloomfield.

This venue offers all-inclusive wedding packages to make your wedding day stress-free. This golf course is off Middle Straights Lake for a beautiful lakeside backdrop.

Get married on their beautiful wood deck overlooking the water and host your reception in their covered outdoor space. Their team makes it simple to customize the venue for your special day.

Typical Cost: $350- $3750

Capacity: 300 guests

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Glen Oaks Country Club

Glen Oaks Country Club is full of rich history and stunning views. Located in Farmington Hills, Michigan, outdoor weddings are held in the garden near the stone clubhouse, a designated historical building.

The garden, surrounded by sprawling trees, flowers, and a wooden gazebo, makes for a perfect backdrop for an outdoor wedding. The garden also has a wooden bridge with a pond for a true garden wedding.

Typical Cost: $895 and up

Capacity: 400 guests

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Waterview Loft

There aren’t many outdoor wedding venues in Detroit that can compare to the Waterview Loft.

Located on the Detroit River, this venue has an outdoor terrace. Revel in the views of downtown and the river.

If you decide to move your reception indoors, the second-floor loft has floor-to-ceiling windows, so you’ll feel like you’re still outside.

All their spaces are fully customizable to make your day exactly how you want it. Their staff will work with you one on one to make the vision of your wedding day come true. Their venue includes a custom wedding cake, dinnerware, DJ, and more.

Typical Cost: $18,500 and up

Capacity: 250 guests

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Detroit Zoo

Add some excitement to your special day by having it at the Detroit Zoo. The zoo is a one-of-a-kind venue that everyone will remember.

Couples looking to hold their wedding at the zoo have three options, the Pavillion, Rackham Fountain, or Cotton Family Wetlands Boardwalk.

Ducks, turtles, and frogs surround the Wetlands Boardwalk for a truly unique ceremony in nature.

The Fountain is a gorgeous backdrop for any ceremony with two bronze 10-foot-tall bears.

The Pavillion is an open-air venue ideal for reception and includes sophisticated Italian string lights for intimate decor.

For an unforgettable wedding day, your wedding guests are sure to love, this venue is ideal.

Typical Cost: Pavillion: $3,500-$4,500, Cotton Family Wetlands Boardwalk: $2,000, Rackham Fountain: $2,000

Capacity: Pavillion: 300 guests, Rackham Fountain: 200 guests, Cotton Family Wetlands Boardwalk: 90 guests

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The Eastern

This building is located in Detroit’s Eastern Market neighborhood with 5,000 square feet of indoor industrial space and a 3,000-square-foot patio.

The space was remolded from a fire station to the warehouse venue it now is.

Host your wedding day on the patio in an outdoor tent or set up wooden benches to enjoy the city views under the stars.

Typical Cost: $600- $3,950

Capacity: 300 guests

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Gem Theater

Centrally located in downtown Detroit, the Gem Theater is a historic site. It’s full of Spanish Revival architecture and hand-painted rooms. The Gem offers all-inclusive packages for your wedding, including food, convenient parking, and an upscale bar.

Although this is an indoor venue, its beauty can’t be matched. Their garden patio is perfect for giving you the best of both worlds. Beautiful, classic architecture with city views you can’t get anywhere else.

Typical Cost: $2,000 and up

Capacity: 450 guests

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Detroit Princess Riverboat

If you’re looking for an extremely unique venue for your wedding, the Detroit Princess Riverboat is for you.

Get married surrounded by water and the Detroit skyline as a backdrop. The panoramic views are guaranteed to be remembered by your guests for a lifetime.

Dance the night away under the stars and enjoy the sunset as the ship cruises. If you have a large family, this venue is also perfect for you, as it can hold up to 800 guests.

With a large venue, you won’t have to worry about crossing anyone off your list for capacity’s sake.

Typical Cost: $4,850- $5,350

Capacity: 800 guests

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Mariner Park

Mariner Park is located in east Detroit, surrounded by the riverfront. The park has a riverfront promenade, an operating lighthouse, and a large open lawn surrounded by meadows for a beautiful wedding backdrop. Get married in the heart of nature.

With its cozy environment and beautiful views, Mariner Park is a great place to begin your wedded bliss together.

Typical Cost: $750 and up

Capacity: 300 guests

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The Detroit Opera House

Equipped with indoor and outdoor space, The Detroit Opera House, located in downtown Detroit is a beautiful space with a classic feel. The opera house is full of culture and rich architecture. H

ave your wedding on the SkyDeck and enjoy views of the city or choose to have your ceremony on the SkyDeck and your reception on the main theater stage for an experience your wedding guests won’t forget.

Every space at the Detroit Opera House is a gorgeous wedding space. This venue has all-inclusive packages, including cake, event planning, cleanup, in-house catering, setup, and valet parking. They also have many rental items you can rent for an extra charge.

Typical Cost: $6,000 and up

Capacity: 300 guests

Find The Detroit Opera House at The Detroit Opera House or check out Facebook or Instagram.

Simply Social

Simply Social is located in Hamtramck, Michigan, with industrial chic elements. This industrial event space is passionate about holding events that bring people together.

A fairly new event space established in 2020, this venue encourages creativity for the couple to customize their space to fit the couple’s wedding theme.

This venue is perfect for an intimate wedding with both indoor and outdoor space.

The venue strives to provide many details to enhance your special day, including chairs, tables, a Bluetooth projector, Wi-Fi, a kitchenette, and an onsite coordinator.

Typical Cost: $640- $1200 and up

Capacity: 75 guests

Find Simply Social on Simply Social or check out Facebook or Instagram.

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