The Ann Arbor area certainly has no shortage of unique wedding venues. The challenge comes in finding the one that feels authentic to your love story. Maybe you and your partner enjoy exploring the local art scene. Perhaps you feel most alive when you’re outside hiking. Whatever you enjoy doing together can easily be translated into the blank canvas of your wedding day dreams.
At Katherine’s Catering & Events, we are passionate about helping couples find the Ann Arbor area venue that truly speaks to them. Our experienced team is very familiar with so many incredible locations and we are here to help uncover the one that fits your style and the wedding day you envision.
Remember, you don’t have to have one end-all-be-all style. Consider blending a few. Here are just a few different styles and Ann Arbor venues to match.
Artsy: Ann Arbor Art Center
Location: Downtown Ann Arbor
Capacity: 120 guests standing, 80 guests seated
Description: For many couples, art is their love language. If that’s you, then we have the perfect Ann Arbor wedding venue in mind for your wedding. The Ann Arbor Art Center, located in the downtown Walker Building, is a unique space featuring gorgeous dark hardwood floors, black and metallic details, and track lighting. What’s more, the space’s owners believe in the arts and are open to the creative vision that couples have for this blank canvas.
Historic: The Guardian Building
Capacity: 175 seating or 250 standing in Promenade Mezzanine; 250 in Guardian Club
Description: History buffs, where are you? If you dream about creating a day that goes down in history, the Guardian Building is your venue. As a premier historical landmark located in Downtown Detroit’s Financial District, it’s considered to be one of boldest examples of art-deco architecture. Built in 1929 and known as the Union Trust Building, it’s made of almost 2 million custom “Guardian Bricks” and will certainly leave an impression on your guests.
Vintage & Modern: The Crofoot
Description: The Crofoot complex is made up of five one-of-a-kind historic environments. Centrally located in the heart of Oakland County, north of Detroit, this massive space can be configured to accommodate small to large weddings. The Crofoot Ballroom & Balcony is an impressive space that has a standing capacity of 1,100 people while the well-kept secret patio offers an urban oasis for up to 75 guests. For more space information, visit online.
Rustic: Frutig Farms
Location: Ann Arbor
Capacity: 130 indoors, 300 outdoors
Description: For those who are looking for a charming countryside escape not even six miles away from downtown Ann Arbor, Frutig Farms is for you. The property sits on 16 picturesque acres and features two incredible sites: Misty Farm and The Valley. Misty Farm’s 2400 sq. ft. historic restored barn has more than enough room for your guests to dine and dance the night away. Farms and barns are historically known for being places where “people gather and enjoy life and the bounty of the earth.” No better place to share one of life’s most beautiful moments.
Glamourous: Ann Arbor Regent Hotel & Suites
Location: Ann Arbor
Capacity: 120 guests
Description: Ann Arbor Regent Hotel & Suites’ conference and banquet center is one classy Ann Arbor establishment, fit for wedding royalty. Guests especially appreciate its bridal lounge and sophisticated bachelor’s billiard room, a lighted gazebo, courtyard garden, convenient overnight accommodations and all amenities you could desire for your celebration.
Nature Lover: Lyon Oaks
Capacity: Up to 450 guests
Description: Looking for a woodland backdrop to experience with all your loved ones on your big day? Lyon Oaks, located in a serene forested location of Oakland County, features a Frank Lloyd Wright inspired Clubhouse and expansive views of a gorgeous golf course. Guests will especially love its one-of-a-kind ballroom featuring natural light, soft seating, a fireplace and unique built-in-bar.
Industrial: Russell Industrial Center
Location: Ann Arbor
Description: The Detroit Russell Industrial Center
Formerly a manufacturing factory and now a haven for artists, the Detroit Russell Industrial Center offers a full space ranging from 690 to 1840 square ft, and even as large as 47,000 sq ft. It also happens to be the largest art community of the Midwest and stage of some Hollywood’s major motion pictures. Make a statement with your wedding story.
Discover Your Ann Arbor Venue
Katherine’s is proud to provide creative cuisine and passionate service inside some of the most one-of-a-kind venues in Ann Arbor. We would love to learn more about you and your partner, your style and the kind of setting you’re looking for. Contact us to get started!