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Highlands Detroit

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Up to 200 guests

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Up to 200 guests

Located in Detroit, Michigan, Highlands Detroit is a unique banquet wedding venue. It is situated on the 71st and 72nd floor of the astonishing General Motors Renaissance Center, also known as the GMRENCEN. As Michigan’s tallest building, the center offers couples panoramic views that can make their special day even more memorable.

Facilities and Capacity

The Highlands Ballroom features astounding all-around views of the surrounding landscape. Characterized by stylish mid-century modern designs, the space feels intimate and cozy for couples and their loved ones to celebrate in. Furniture and entertainment facilities can be provided, including tables, chairs, and a dancefloor. To help the happy couple to relax and enjoy their special day, the venue also contains get-ready rooms on site.

Services Offered

The venue strives to provide a highly personalized service to the couples they work with. They will help to create your dream wedding in a setting where your guests can enjoy breathtaking views unparalleled in the city. Highlands Detroit can offer all-inclusive packages to make the coordination process as simple as possible. Their award-winning chef is happy to take responsibility for catering and the venue can easily arrange bar services. Additionally, they can organize a cake, sound and lighting, setup, and cleanup.

Cuisine

The venue’s outstanding restaurateur Shawn McClain and his team are experts in creating impressive and innovative menus. Bringing Detroit’s epic cuisine to the very top of the city, these skilled caterers can create an unforgettable dining experience for you and your guests. They can organize a cocktail reception, hors d’oeuvres, full plated service, and dessert. Self-service stations can also be set up for couples who wish to offer their guests an even greater variety of delicious food.

History

The GMRENCEN project initially came to life in 1971, with a competition held to come up with a suitable name for the property. The first tower officially opened in 1976 after three years of building. Construction continued throughout the 70s and 80s to produce several more adjoining skyscrapers, including a hotel. However, the GMRENCEN really became the astonishing piece of architecture it is today after the completion of renovations by General Motors in 2004.

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?

$25,000

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

$15,000

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?

$2,500

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
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Tables

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

Cake Cutting
Dessert
Server(s)
Wedding Cake

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$33

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

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Liquor

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

200

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

1

Describe your venue:

Ballroom

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
Cake
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

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

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Chairs
Dance Floor
Lighting
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Valet

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
September
October
November
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
July
August
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    Perfect, unique, breathtaking

    The Highlands was an incredible wedding venue! Photos cannot do justice to the breathtaking views and the feeling of having your wedding surrounded by the skyline. We had a lot of guests flying in from other cities, and there was no better way to show off the beauty of my hometown than this space.

    The food was incredible -- more than once person commented that it was the best wedding food they have ever had. I suggest saving money on your cake and serving guests the desserts included with the package. We got a small cake for cutting, but served the Highlands' red velvet to guests and people loved it. They were also incredibly accommodating of our guest list that was full of all sorts of dietary restrictions.

    The venue coordinator, Genifer, was super cool, detail-oriented, and amazing to work with. She was communicative and helped us get into details that we hadn't considered. Her team was incredibly attentive, getting us waters, hors d'oeuvres (also the best), and drinks in the back before we came out for our big entrance with the bridal party. I had concerns about the elevators to the venue getting backed up with guests, people getting lost, etc -- none of that happened. Gen made sure it all went smoothly.

    With the two walls on either side, I was concerned about the size of the dance floor for 130 guests-- those concerns were also unwarranted in the end. I think the two walls actually made people feel a little more comfortable while still having plenty of space (and we had a big party crowd, so they were all out there).

    We opted to have a mostly standing ceremony on the Windsor Gallery side of the venue. If you're open to something unconventional and not having a long ceremony, this worked really well for us and resulted in great pictures.

    Overall, the wedding was unique, modern, and elegant. I couldn't have asked for anything better!
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400 Renaissance Center Detroit, MI, 48243
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm Monday - Friday
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400 Renaissance Center, 72nd Floor Detroit, MI, 48243
734-512-7907

Monday - Friday, 10:00am - 6:00pm

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