Weddings

Detroit Historical Museum

Detroit, MI View map
Rating 4.6 out of 5
   33 reviews
$2k - $2k For 100 Guests
Up to 150 guests

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$2k - $2k For 100 Guests
Up to 150 guests

A unique wedding venue in Detroit, Michigan, Detroit Historical Museum prides itself on helping its couples make their wedding celebration a part of history. Preserving the city’s rich history since 1928, the historic venue is home to an assortment of exhibits, such as Streets of Old Detroit and America’s Motor City, that are sure to entertain and inspire your guests. From enhanced signature exhibits to upgraded private event spaces, Detroit Historical Museum is guaranteed to have your guests remembering your union for years to come.

Facilities and Capacity

Spanning a massive 78,000 square feet, Detroit Historical Museum features a strolling capacity of 1,000. Couples have the option of hosting their ceremony and/or reception in any of the following spaces: Louise C. Booth Auditorium, which can seat up to 139; Streets of Old Detroit, which can house up to 250 strolling guests and seat up to 125; and Gallery of Culture and America's Motor City, each of which can host up to 150 strolling guests and seat up to 88.

Services Offered

Couples who book Detroit Historical Museum benefit from an assortment of wedding-related services. Options include:

  • Liability insurance
  • Wireless internet
  • Consultation
  • Event rentals
  • Outside vendors
  • Setup
  • Cleanup

Cuisine

Detroit Historical Museum offers couples an assortment of in-house catering services from which they may benefit. For a delightful reception dining experience, said services include:

  • Tastings
  • Server(s)
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Plated-style dinner
  • Family-style dinner
  • Buffet-style dinner
  • Station-style dinner

Other Facilities

Detroit Historical Museum offers an assortment of versatile spaces in which to host wedding-related celebrations. In addition to its spacious event spaces, the venue also features Grand Trunk Passenger Station. This space seats 64 and is perfect for pre- and post-wedding festivities.

Location

Detroit Historical Museum is conveniently located in the heart of Detroit, Michigan. Approximately 20 minutes from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, the one-of-a-kind venue is less than 10 minutes from an array of local attractions, such as Motown Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, and The Fillmore Detroit.

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?

$1000.00

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

$800.00

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

Yes

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
Clean Up
Event Planning
Parking
Set Up
Tables

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

Cake Cutting
Dessert
Server(s)

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

150

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

11

Describe your venue:

Historic Building
Museum
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Rentals
Liability Insurance
Outside Vendors
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

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

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Outside Alcohol

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Chairs
Furniture
Tables

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Valet
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March

33 Reviews

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Recommended by 92% of couples
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    Rating 4.8 out of 5
  • Flexibility
    Rating 4.7 out of 5

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    Chelsey M. Married on 10/24/2021
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    Cute Place!

    Lorraine was great to communicate and patient! Pictures do not do the old streets of Detroit exhibit justice! Go see this place in person to get the full effect.
  • Jodi
    Jodi S. Married on 03/14/2020
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    Absolutely wonderful! especially under stressful circumstances

    We are over the top happy with the venue and the staff! everything was amazing. Dontez was great to work with, he was genuine and shot us straight, so helpful!
    We got married on March 14th, 2020 right before the state shut down due to Covid. The venue and staff hung in there with us and was so supportive. we can't even express how grateful we are and how happy!
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    Nicole Married on 07/28/2018
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    Amazing venue and staff!!!!! Our wedding was perfect :)

Awards

  • 33
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner

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Professional Network & Endorsements

1 Endorsement
Kosch Catering Kosch Catering Wedding Caterers

The Detroit Historical Museum is a truly unique venue that can host a variety of events. Kosch Catering has been working with team at the Detroit Historical Museum for years and we have created a special menu to compliment this distinct venue. Kosch can definitely recommend this location for your next event!

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5401 Woodward Ave Detroit, MI, 48202
313.833.1849
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Detroit Historical Museum frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Detroit Historical Museum?

Detroit Historical Museum includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At Detroit Historical Museum, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

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

What are the most important characteristics of Detroit Historical Museum in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Detroit Historical Museum for wedding events is known for:
  • Historic Building
  • Museum
  • Waterfront

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Detroit Historical Museum for wedding events?

Detroit Historical Museum offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Detroit Historical Museum offer?

Detroit Historical Museum offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Detroit Historical Museum offer for wedding events?

Detroit Historical Museum offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Rentals
  • Liability Insurance
  • Outside Vendors
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Detroit Historical Museum have available for wedding events?

Detroit Historical Museum offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Audio Equipment
  • Chairs
  • Furniture
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Detroit Historical Museum and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Detroit Historical Museum is recommended by 81% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.6 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.8 in value, 4.7 in quality of service, 4.7 in flexibility, 4.6 in professionalism and 4.4 in average response time.

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