The Circ and Root

Ann Arbor, MI View map Visit website
Rating 4.6 out of 5
   8 reviews
$16k - $20k For 100 Guests
Up to 175 guests


$16k - $20k For 100 Guests
Up to 175 guests

Both located in Ann Arbor, Michigan The Circ and Root are two wedding venues located within the same building. They can be rented together or separately and provide you with both indoor and outdoor options. The building, the 210 South First building, began as a brewery in the 1850s, but now offers an industrial-chic location for memorable nuptials.

Facilities and Capacity

Within The Circ are two bar areas that feature a combination of wood, metal, and brick decor and architectural elements. There is also a roof deck that boasts views of the sunset for an evening of romance. For buffets, up to 175 individuals can be accommodated in this venue or 150 people for seated dining. The Root is located underground and features brick arches with stone caverns. Wood accents are found throughout as well as inviting lighting.

The Circ and Root can be set up to host different parts of your reception in different spaces. A common timeline is for guests to start by enjoying hors d’oeuvres and champagne on The Circ Roof deck. Then they can move to The Circ Main area for dinner and toasts. Finally, you and your guests can dance the night away in the Root. In addition to wedding receptions, you may also host showers, your engagement party, the rehearsal dinner, and more in the various spaces.

Services Offered

Catering can be provided through The Circ and Root. The venues offer a selection of succulent meats, salads, and more. You can complement the meal with beer, wine, or specialty cocktails. Professional bartenders and servers ensure that food is served with care and consideration. The staff can also provide assistance with both setup and breakdown for your convenience. They can also take care of the lighting, sound, helping you create the right template for your decor.

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    Meghan Married on 10/02/2021
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    Responsive, collaborative, accommodating

    The team at Circ was really accommodating. They provided their time and were responsive to our needs. In preparation, they worked with us to ensure our vision was feasible in the space. They also helped us create a contingency plan for bad weather since our ceremony was happening in the alley. When we wanted to adjust a couple of standard packages to be more customized to our preferences, they were willing to adjust and make something that worked for both us and them!

    We are grateful to Kate and the team at Circ for putting in so much effort to ensure we had a fun night! Our guests were raving about the experience. If we had to do it all over again, we would go with Circ 100%.

    The Circ and Root's reply:

    I cannot help but smile when I think of your wedding Meghan! I had so much fun getting to know you and your mom and we truly loved hosting your special day. I don't think I'll ever forget your amazing décor, from the crossword place cards to the typewriter guest book! My staff raved about how much fun you and your guests were. Thank you for sharing your special day with us and we wish you all the best!
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    Samantha R. Married on 09/10/2021
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    Ten out of ten

    My husband and I held both, our ceremony and reception, at Circ and Root and could not be happier with how everything turned out! We were looking for a venue that was untraditional, fun and beautiful which we found here. Our ceremony was out on the balcony with about 75 people, yet still felt intimate. The balcony was then transitioned for cocktail hour which was done flawlessly by the staff. For the reception, the space comfortably fit about 140 people. Our layout consisted of long, family style tables. We did have the food catered and served by a local catering company which Circ and Root accommodated without issue. We were very happy with the Circ and root bar staff. Root was the perfect space to end the night for dancing. We got so many compliments on the unique space which we owe to the Venue and our florist who elevated the space with her design. Kate was amazing to work with throughout the entire planning process and was patient with all of our needs, questions and helped our vision come to fruition. We wish we could relive the night and looking for an excuse to host another event at this amazing space!


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Kate Anderson
Kate Anderson
Wedding Coordinator

My name is Kate and I'm the Wedding Coordinator at Circ and Root. I'm passionate about weddings, and I enjoy getting to know our couples and making sure their day is the best! I think our venues are perfect to make your day unique and fun. When I'm not working, I enjoy baking sourdough bread, mountain biking, and hosting game nights surrounded by good friends and good food (particularly pizza)!


210 South First Street Ann Arbor, MI, 48104
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