Waterview Loft at Port Detroit
Downtown Sophistication on Detroit's Riverfront
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130 E. Atwater Street
Detroit, MI 48226  | map
Services: Ceremony, Reception
Catering: Offered in-house
Maximum capacity: 400
 
 
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  • Quality of Service:  5.0
  • Responsiveness:  5.0
  • Professionalism:  5.0
  • Value:  5.0
  • Flexibility:  5.0
When we planned our event at Waterview Loft we thought the highlight of the trip would be the views of the Detroit River and access to the Detroit Riverwalk. The water and the views were fantastic, but the highlight was the venue itself and the staff. The levels of professionalism and hospitality far exceeded our very high expectations.
Wedding: 07/29/2014
Services Used: Ceremony & Reception Venue
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  • Quality of Service:  5.0
  • Responsiveness:  5.0
  • Professionalism:  5.0
  • Value:  5.0
  • Flexibility:  5.0
We just got married last night and our reception was at the waterview loft. We had 170 guests and it went absolutely flawless. My phone has been blowing up with friends and family.saying it was the best wedding they have ever attended. The level of service was unreal. Jackie and Dawn ran the show like a well oiled machine. We can't express our gratitude for making our awesome day 100% perfect. If anyone is considering this venue, you won't be disappointed. You guys rock! - Mike & Melissa
Waterview Loft at Port Detroit responded with the following comments:
Thank you so much Mike! We loved having your and Melissa's wedding on the waterfront!
Wedding: 07/12/2014
Services Used: Ceremony & Reception Venue
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  • Quality of Service:  5.0
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  • Professionalism:  5.0
  • Value:  5.0
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Private User 1 Reviews
We had our perfect wedding reception at this new - amazing - venue. I couldn't have asked for more. They exceeded our expectations! If you want to have a unique wedding reception in downtown Detroit look no further. Its a new hidden gem!
- The venue speaks for itself - the water, the balcony, the view. Our pictures are amazing because the natural light from the day was coming through the windows during toasts. For the "anniversary" dances, the sun was setting and when the dancing really kicked in - it was nighttime with candles everywhere.
- The food was fabulous. Everyone loved our strolling menu. Get the "Darkest Hour"! People will flip out! We ordered late night food for our guests. I saw the staff carrying food out to the dance floor so people could keep dancing while eating!
- The staff - I am still hearing about how polite, funny and friendly the staff was. I've never heard anyone speak about the staff at a wedding and two weeks later - it is still a topic of conversation
- Sales/Event Managers - LOVE. So helpful and patient. Kept me at ease during the months leading up to our wedding reception.

I loved our wedding reception. It was a fantastic party and I would not change a thing!




- Accommodations - All of our out of town guests stayed at the Marriott in the Ren Cen so there was no driving needed.
Wedding: 1+ year ago
Services Used: Catering, Lighting & Decor, Ceremony & Reception Venue
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  • Quality of Service:  5.0
  • Responsiveness:  5.0
  • Professionalism:  5.0
  • Value:  4.5
  • Flexibility:  4.5
Waterview Loft at Port Detroit was the venue for a gala fundraiser to benefit The Water Access Volunteer Effort (WAVE) Fund. Dawn Baldini was our event coordinator/contract manager for the two months or so leading up to the event. Dawn was very professional, responsive and very flexible in regards to changes and/or requests for the event. She is on top of all details and thorough with the planning. I am thankful to have had such a pleasant person to work with. On the day of the event, Nina was assigned as the 'day-of' event liaison for the Port Detroit Staff and was also an absolute pleasure and very easy to work with. With Dawn and Nina handling the event, I knew that I was in great hands which relieved me of worry and stress concerning the event. On the night of the event, the entire staff was pleasant, professional and extremely helpful. A great evening was made even better thanks to the Waterview Port Authority staff.
Waterview Loft at Port Detroit responded with the following comments:
Thank you for your kind review Vertrice! We were happy to host your waterfront event! Hope to see you again soon!
Wedding: 06/27/2014
Services Used: Catering, Unique Services (Other)
4.4 out of 5.0
4.4/5.0
  • Quality of Service:  5.0
  • Responsiveness:  5.0
  • Professionalism:  2.0
  • Value:  5.0
  • Flexibility:  5.0
My husband and I were married here on 6/28/14 with 150 guests in attendance. Our day was wonderful and our guests are still raving about how beautiful the venue was, how tasty the food was, and how marvelous the service was. The preferred vendors associated with this venue (Emerald City Designs, Baked Impressions, Elysium Experience) all exceed expectations and worked impressively well together to coordinate all services smoothly.
The venue itself is stunning; complete with new modern carpet and paint, nicely updated bathrooms, and surreal views of the riverfront. We found the facilities to be very clean and well maintained. The service team that ran the show on the day of was amazing and largely responsible for the success of our event. The bar and service staff were very quick and efficient, and appeared just outright happy to be there. Jackie was the operations manager responsible for our day (w one other whose name I forget now). These two were very attentive and communicated well to orchestrate all the vendors.
I deducted 'stars' from this review due to the experiences I had while planning. While all the management/ coordination staff were very nice and eager to please, the communication and organization of the team was lacking. We were originally assigned a coordinator named Christy, who then was fired/disappeared. Then had a second Kathy who was a manager just subbing as my coordinator, then finally Dawn. During this shuffle we actually hired an outside planner to help us. Poor Dawn was in the difficult position of having to deal with all the impossible promises the first coordinator had made (byob rules, rehearsal times, several prices). On the day of several details that had been discussed at length went awry leading me to believe communication between the many "coordinators" was flawed.

Despite the challenges I cannot express how kind the people were (especially Dawn), and how beautiful this place is. We would recommend this venue and it's team.
Wedding: 06/28/2014
Services Used: Ceremony & Reception Venue
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