We’ve done it!
Well, we’ve done something. We’ve looked at all 3565 reception venues listed in various Michigan wedding magazines and have made a shortlist. Here they are, five venues that we will visit, peruse and inquire after, during which we will hem, haw, examine and imagine how our Michigan celebration could unfold in each.
The Gem Theater, Detroit
We heart brick.
We think this is lovely.
Pretty sweet. I don't know who these guys are, but they're looking quite hip below that sign.
The Royal Park Hotel, Rochester
What do you think? You're going to notice a recurrence of brick buildings.
Wowzers. That is an aisle.
That is one shiny dance floor.
The Crofoot Ballroom, Downtown Pontiac
Hip? Classy? Yes. The first stage on which I saw Mike play a show? Indeed.
That is some serious ambiance. This is the mezzanine overlooking the main floor and stage.
That, my friends, is a nice sign.
This picture doesn't show much of the room, but it really captures the essence of the venue.
The Rattlesnake Club, Detroit
Ooo! That is fancy.
I wonder if the horn players come with the venue...
The sun is really nice coming in, right?
The Henry Ford Museum
We want historic. Can you beat the Henry Ford for Michigan history?
That looks like one fun fancy pants party.
There are excellent black and white pictures of people dancing in this room in the early 1900s. We like that.
That looks like a nice place for cocktail hour!
What do you think?! Thoughts? Ideas? Did we miss any great spots!