Weddings

Barrister Gardens

Saint Clair Shores, MI View map Visit website
Rating 4.1 out of 5
   39 reviews
$5k - $6k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests

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$5k - $6k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests

Barrister Gardens Banquet & Event Center is a sophisticated wedding venue located in Saint Clair Shores, MI. They have more than 25 years of experience hosting weddings and other special events, and are dedicated to providing exceptional service. Their exquisite event spaces provide a magical ambiance and gorgeous decor that will ensure you have the wedding of your dreams.

Facilities and Capacity
Barrister Gardens Banquet & Event Center can host wedding ceremonies and receptions, as well as showers, engagement parties, and rehearsal dinners with parties between 75 and 1,100 guests. The property offers four scenic indoor spaces that can be decorated to fit most any theme or vision. The venue boasts Italian marble floors and elegant touches such as a winding staircase, a grand piano in the foyer, and a beautiful indoor waterfall.

Services Offered
Along with event space, the Barrister Gardens Banquet & Event Center provides lighting and sound services, as well as set up and clean up the day of your event. The property is wheelchair accessible with plenty of parking. There is WiFi throughout the building, making sure that even your most far-flung loved ones can share in the celebration. They also offer event items such as tables and chairs and chair covers. The venue is even pet-friendly, so your furry companions can join in on your special event.

Cuisine
Barrister Gardens Banquet & Event Center’s in-house catering staff provides an array of menu selections that will suit most any taste and budget. Whether you desire hors d’oeuvres, a buffet or family-style meal, a plated dinner, or stations, their staff will ensure everything fits your vision. They also offer desserts. Tastings are available for all menu choices to ensure everything is up to your standards. Their full-service bar options include open, cash, and limited bars with experienced bartenders, who can serve a variety of house beers, wines, and liquors, along with premium options and specialty drinks. Catering and bar service include all barware, china, flatware, glassware, and linens.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$600

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$600

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$500

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
China
Clean Up
Flatware
Glassware
Lighting/Sound
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Dessert
Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$5

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Liquor
House Wine
Open Bar
Premium Liquor

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

300

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

4

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Banquet Hall

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Chairs
Chair Covers
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Valet
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

July
August
September

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
May
June
October
November
December

39 Reviews

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Recommended by 81% of couples
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    Saad Married on 10/21/2018
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    Amazing customer service and beautiful location

    Malik at barrister gardens did a great job. He was very professional and great help throughout the whole process. He did a phenomenal job on the wedding day. We did not hire a wedding coordinator and Malik stepped in and helped whenever he could make us not worry about anything in regards to the hall.

    I truly believe choosing Barrister Gardens was the best choice for us and am so thankful for their stuff and their administration to work out all the details.
    they even were able to accommodate vegetarian options for more than 100 attendees out of 300.

    Great job Barrister Gardens and Malik.

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    Natalie Married on 10/13/2018
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    A Great Venue!!

    Barrister Gardens was a great choice for our reception! The banquet hall was renovated earlier this year, so it has a sleek and modern look now. The lobby is stunning and the ballrooms have bright white walls and floors, which makes it very easy to create any look you want. The bar has been modernized as well and is pretty large, so there were no long bar lines or congestion around the bar area all night. I worked with Alexis, the owner’s daughter, to book the first two ballrooms for my wedding. I had enough room for 185 guests, a vendor table, photo booth, gift table, sweets table, cake table, and a sweetheart table on a platform with plenty of room for guests to move around. Alexis is very helpful and flexible. It was easy to change things up until the date the final count was due and I even talked to the chef for an hour as he helped me understand the best menu options for what I was trying to achieve. I selected NY strip steak for my beef option, Chicken Marsala for my chicken option, garden salad with house dressing, and bow tie pasta with garlic and olive oil. You also get a full bar for the entire 6 hours. You can upgrade the bar, but we went with the standard full bar and guests were happy. Everyone said the food was really good and the servers were organized and responsive. The room looked amazing and Alexis checked on us periodically throughout the night (we also had our own day of coordinator). If you are lookin for a modern venue, with reasonable prices, good food, and the flexibility to create your own unique vision, Barrister Gardens is a great choice! The only two areas I would recommend for improvement are the approach to the food tasting and providing steak knives if the NY strip steak option is selected. My tasting was not until two weeks before my wedding and I had to call to inquire about it. Waiting until that close to the wedding date may be too stressful for some brides. Scheduling the tasting soon after the deposit is made would allow couples to finalize their menus, include specific entrees in their invitations, and order their menus cards earlier. With regards to the steak knives, I am not sure If it was just an oversight, but none of the guests had them for their steak. I had to ask one of the servers to bring my husband a steak knife. The server was prompt and brought one right away for my husband, but the guests just had their regular knives to use on the steak. It didn’t stop anyone from eating the steak, but if you opt for the NY strip steak option, make sure you request for all guests who select the steak option to also have steak knives. Overall, it was still a great venue and Alexis was awesome to work with.
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    Diana Married on 05/19/2018
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    The staff was very nice! Being an older first time bride this venue is just what I was looking for!

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    25 photos · 06/13/2021
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    91 photos · 12/15/2018
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24225 Harper Ave Saint Clair Shores, MI, 48080
5867734040
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Barrister Gardens frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Barrister Gardens?

Barrister Gardens includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At Barrister Gardens, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Barrister Gardens includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)

At Barrister Gardens, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Barrister Gardens includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
  • Open Bar
  • Premium Liquor

What are the most important characteristics of Barrister Gardens in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Barrister Gardens for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Hall

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Barrister Gardens for wedding events?

Barrister Gardens offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Barrister Gardens offer?

Barrister Gardens offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Barrister Gardens offer for wedding events?

Barrister Gardens offers the following services for wedding events:
  • All Inclusive Packages
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Barrister Gardens have available for wedding events?

Barrister Gardens offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Chairs
  • Chair Covers
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Barrister Gardens and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Barrister Gardens is recommended by 79% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.1 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.1 in flexibility, 4.1 in average response time, 4.1 in value, 4 in quality of service and 4 in professionalism.

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