Detroit Historical Museum

5401 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48202 Map · Phone number
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About Detroit Historical Museum

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.

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32 Reviews for Detroit Historical Museum

Recommended by 95% of couples


4.7 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.8
  • Professionalism 4.7
  • Flexibility 4.8
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 4.5

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  • Chelsey

    Chelsey May · Getting 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.

    Sent on 05/20/2019
  • Jodi

    Jodi Sviontek · 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!

    Sent on 03/21/2020
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    Nicole · Married on 07/28/2018

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    Amazing venue and staff!!!!! Our wedding was perfect :)

    Sent on 08/03/2018

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Detroit Historical Museum Pricing

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Detroit Historical Museum FAQ

  • 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)
  • 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

Professional Network & Endorsements

1 Endorsement

  • 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 See on map
    313.833.1849 (Phone number)
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