The Grosse Pointe Academy

171 Lake Shore Road, Grosse Pointe, MI 48236 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About The Grosse Pointe Academy

The Grosse Pointe Academy is a historic chapel wedding venue located in Grosse Pointe, Michigan. They specialize in Catholic ceremonies, and offer a backdrop of stunning architecture. The chapel dates back to 1889, and features charming details that allow for unforgettable photos. The space is filled with dark paneling, wood carvings, and beautiful stained glass windows. The Grosse Pointe Academy sits on a 20-acre property, which offers several areas for you to hold your celebration, including a lakeside view or an elegant terrace. The Grosse Pointe Academy is proud to welcome LGBTQ+ couples.

Facilities and Capacity
The historic, waterfront setting is ideal for weddings of 200 guests or fewer. You are welcome to select from the setting that is right for you, including indoor, uncovered outdoor, or covered outdoor options. The chapel itself is magnificent in its history and architecture, and allows for absolutely captivating photos. Outside, your guests can enjoy the view of the sprawling land and sparkling water while celebrating in the elegant tent. Before the celebration begins, your wedding party can relax and get comfortable in the get-ready rooms while they await the big moment. If you prefer, there is also a larger dressing room available with prior reservation. Ample parking is available for guests, and you can also select valet and shuttle services as well.

Services Offered
The Grosse Pointe Academy invites you to hold both your ceremony and reception on-site, so you can eliminate travel between the two. On the wedding day, you and your loved ones can have exclusive access to the property to ensure privacy. A wedding coordinator can be provided by The Grosse Pointe Academy for day-of assistance, including the rehearsal, to make sure that everything goes smoothly. The team is happy to provide you with a list of preferred vendors for rentals, and an exclusive catering vendor as well. They can also assist with vendor coordination for rental delivery and set up.

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Bridal party
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The newlyweds
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Here comes the bride
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Procession
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Reception setup
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First dance
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Bride
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Couple
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Sweet couple
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Grosse Pointe Academy Chapel
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The vow
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3 Reviews for The Grosse Pointe Academy

Recommended by 69% of couples


3.5 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 3.7
  • Professionalism 3.7
  • Flexibility 3.3
  • Value 3.3
  • Average response time 3.3
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    Amanda · Married on 06/15/2013

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    • Responsiveness:
      4.0
    • Value:
      4.0
    • Flexibility:
      4.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    We were very happy with our ceremony at Grosse Pointe Academy Chapel. The chapel was breathtaking. We used a string trio for our music, and it set the mood perfectly. The only things negative things i can say are that they can take a while to get back to you, but that is because Peggy (who handles ceremony planning) is only in the office 3 days per week, also they were a little stringent on getting us out of the chapel immediately after the ceremony, since it costs so much to use the space, we were expecting a little more time to take pictures with our families. All in all, it was the perfect place to get married!

    Sent on 06/26/2013

    The Grosse Pointe Academy's reply:

    We are glad you enjoyed holding your ceremony in our chapel. It is truly a special place. Since your wedding took place in 2013 our staff has changed and we are in the office 5 days a week. We try to respond very promptly to requests for information and inquires via email and phone. The Academy allows 2 hours for your arrival, ceremony and photography on the day of the wedding. If one needs additional time it can be booked on a per hour fee basis. Thank you.
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    Jenn B. · Married on 09/12/2020

    1.0
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    • Responsiveness:
      1.0
    • Value:
      1.0
    • Flexibility:
      1.0
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    How to make a bride cry....

    and not in a good way. Where should we begin? To start, it is very difficult to get in contact with this venue to work out any details. My niece, the bride, tried to contact the coordinator for several weeks and no one called her back to confirm the venue and that the event was still scheduled as planned, due to the current pandemic situation. Once the event was confirmed and about a month before the event, my niece was told the academy would not be supplying chairs. This was disappointing because one would think this information should have been disclosed at the time
    the event was planned. Additionally, when the wedding party showed up for the rehearsal, the coordinator was so disorganized that the officiant ended up directing the wedding party. On the day of the event, the coordinator was late and the building was closed, even though the bridal party was told the building would be open all day. This forced the bride and groom to see each other before the wedding and the bridal party only had 30 minutes to prepare. Then, before the ceremony commenced and during the bride's pre-wedding photos, the coordinator confronted the bride, instead of anyone else who would be less affected, and demanded that the chairs be moved immediately from where they were placed.This is information that could have been given to the groom or father of either the bride or groom or anyone other than the bride. This was very upsetting to my niece and totally unnecessary. In conclusion, the coordinator was unprofessional and truthfully the only thing you're paying for is a lawn. We, a very large and social family, would NEVER recommend this venue service to anyone, let alone a bride who is looking forward to one of the most important days of her life.

    Sent on 09/13/2020

    The Grosse Pointe Academy's reply:

    We are very sorry to hear about your experience with our venue. For outdoor weddings, chairs are not included with the fee, and that information is provided to prospective couples prior to booking their wedding.

    Though COVID-19 did provide challenges for all wedding venues, including ours, it sounds like your family’s experience went well beyond the difficulties caused by the pandemic. Your description of miscommunication and depiction of the rehearsal and wedding events do not represent the high standards and effortless wedding experience that families can count on at The Grosse Pointe Academy, and we understand your frustration and disappointment. Please contact us at smartin@gpacademy.org so we may speak directly to you about your experience and work to rectify this situation. - The Grosse Pointe Academy Wedding Staff

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The Grosse Pointe Academy 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?
    $ 4,000.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 4,000.00
  • 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?
    $ 1,850.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 1,850.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Bridal Suite
    Parking
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    1
  • Describe your venue:
    Historic Building
    Religious
    Waterfront
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Covered Outdoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
    Scenic Views
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
  • What event services do you offer?
    Get Ready Rooms
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Shuttle
    Valet

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  • 171 Lake Shore Road Grosse Pointe, MI, 48236 See on map
    313-662-5109 (Phone number)
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