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MacRay Event Center

Harrison Township, MI View map Visit website
Rating 4.3 out of 5
32 reviews
$8k - $9k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests

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$8k - $9k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests

MacRay Event Center is a banquet hall wedding and event venue located in Harrison Township, Michigan. This event center serves as one of the Detroit metro area’s finest dining and banquet facilities. Nestled in the heart of Anchor Bay, this venue features stunning views as well as direct access to Lake St. Clair.

Facilities and Capacity

MacRay Event Center provides seven distinct event spaces that are capable of accommodating a number of guests. From intimate gatherings of 10 to large events of 450 guests, this function room can host almost any event. This venue offers some of Michigan’s most exquisite dining and festivity settings, all featuring stunning waterfront views and a relaxing atmosphere in the heart of Anchor Bay. Each of their event spaces emphasizes nautical-themed decor and grants spectacular views of the water. The Grand Ballroom is the largest event space, boasting space to accommodate up to 450 loved ones and a flexible, spacious setting to create your dream wedding reception. The St. Clair Ballroom and Anchor Bay Ballroom are ideal event spaces for slightly smaller weddings, stressing an event capacity of 50 to 150. Meanwhile, the Commodore Ballroom can be divided into two event spaces, where the West space can host 90 and the East space can hold up to 40. Clients who wish to enjoy a private dining experience for a rehearsal dinner or intimate reception can make use of the Sea Ray private dining room, which accommodates up to 35. The venue also offers a picturesque outdoor wedding ceremony location, excellent for waterfront weddings with an intimate, personalized touch. This 200-square-foot ceremony space features brick pavers, professionally-manicured landscaping, and an elegant pergola. All event spaces overlook the beautiful Anchor Bay, which creates an elegant backdrop for creating wedding memories.

Services Offered

The staff at MacRay Event Center aims to ensure that each couple enjoys award-winning cuisine, impeccable service, and an unforgettable wedding or event experience at their facilities. Their professional and energetic crew strives to provide clients with personalized event services in order to achieve their desired wedding vision while adhering to a specific budget and style. Use of the facilities is accompanied by event rentals such as tables, chairs, aisle runners, arches, chair covers, and dance floors. The staff can also render the following event services and rental items:

  • Get-ready suite
  • Event planning
  • Setup and cleanup
  • China
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • On-site parking

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?

$2,000

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

$1,000

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?

$2,000

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

$500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

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

Dessert
Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$20

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

House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

300

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

50

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

7

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Banquet Hall
Boat/Yacht
Marina
Restaurant
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
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
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
Premium Liquor
Specialty Beer

What event items are available?

Altar/Arch
Audio Equipment
Chairs
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Chocolate Fountain
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Valet
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
July
August
September

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
October
November
December

32 Reviews

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Rated
4.3
out of 5.0
Recommended by 86% of couples
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    Rating 4.4 out of 5
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  • Professionalism
    Rating 4.3 out of 5
  • Value
    Rating 4.3 out of 5
  • Flexibility
    Rating 4.4 out of 5

11 User photos

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    Laura H. Married on 10/08/2021
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    Perfect Night

    Renee made it so easy to visualize, plan, and finalize details for our wedding. My fiancé and I wanted to be sure to find a venue that would help handle the majority of details through one contact (food, beverage, venue, etc.) and MacRay was exactly that. We didn't have to worry about a thing going into our wedding weekend.

    We also used them for our wedding shower which was a great preview to our day.

    MacRay Event Center's reply:

    Thank you for the awesome review Laura! You guys were such a fun couple to work with! 😊 Congrats again! 🥂
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    Tanya Married on 10/04/2019
    Rating 5 out of 5
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    Amazing venue and staff

    Being a same sex couple, the first hurdle we thought we would have to jump is finding a place that was accepting. But from the time we walked in the door to get a quote, to the very end of the wedding night everything went amazing. Fergie and her staff were very accepting, accommodating and did everything they could to make our wedding day special. Anytime i had any questions, Fergie was very prompt in responding. I couldn’t of imagined having my wedding anywhere else. Our wedding coordinator Stephanie did amazing at calming our nerves on the big day. We couldn’t of done it without her. The guests are still raving about the food, how nice the venue was and the great drinks. 10/10 would recommend them to anyone.
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    Juliette W. Married on 07/04/2019
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    MacRay Harbor Banquet Center

    Venue was superb except for two minor exceptions...we had our ceremony in the lower level banquet room and had no way to keep guests out until we were ready. Also, the temperature and humidity in the entire facility, including the upper level where we had our reception, were too high. We requested several times for cooler temps but were told the A/C has not been working correctly. Other than that, everything was wonderful- staff, food, view, and drinks were A+.

Awards

  • 32

Real Weddings

  • JIllian & James
    25 photos · 05/29/2021
  • Amanda & Michael
    20 photos · 05/05/2018

Professional Network & Endorsements

7 Endorsements
LUXE Event Linen LUXE Event Linen Wedding Rentals

MacRay is simply unique with view of the Harbor and the breathtaking Lake St. Clair. The Event Team at MacRay is dedicated to every detail of your event.....you are in great hands!

DJ Crashers DJ Crashers Wedding DJs

We love doing weddings here. Great staff and a wonderful place to have a wedding at.

Mancuso's Florist Mancuso's Florist Wedding Florists

The staff at MacRay Harbor has always been great at assisting our business and clients with venue options. Beautiful banquet rooms, professional service and excellent management!

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30675 North River Road Harrison Township, MI, 48045
5864681900
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MacRay Event Center frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at MacRay Event Center?

MacRay Event Center includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At MacRay Event Center, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

MacRay Event Center includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)

At MacRay Event Center, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at MacRay Event Center includes:
  • House Beer
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine

What are the most important characteristics of MacRay Event Center in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by MacRay Event Center for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Hall
  • Boat/Yacht
  • Marina
  • Restaurant
  • Waterfront

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at MacRay Event Center for wedding events?

MacRay Event Center offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does MacRay Event Center offer?

MacRay Event Center offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does MacRay Event Center offer for wedding events?

MacRay Event Center offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Outside Vendors
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does MacRay Event Center have available for wedding events?

MacRay Event Center offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Altar/Arch
  • Audio Equipment
  • Chairs
  • Chair Covers
  • Dance Floor
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend MacRay Event Center and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

MacRay Event Center is recommended by 96% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.3 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.4 in quality of service, 4.4 in flexibility, 4.3 in professionalism, 4.3 in value and 4.1 in average response time.

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