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The Kensington Hotel on State Street

Ann Arbor, MI View map Visit website
Rating 4.5 out of 5
32 reviews
$7k - $8k For 100 Guests

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$7k - $8k For 100 Guests

The Kensington Hotel on State Street is a full-service hotel and wedding venue located in Ann Arbor, Michigan. This venue offers elegance and fine amenities for weddings of any style or size. From the picturesque courtyards and outdoor terrace to the beautifully appointed ballroom and guest suites, the hotel is an idyllic place to host your big day. Their helpful staff is dedicated to providing unequivocal service and attention to detail with every wedding experience.

Facilities and Capacity

This hotel features both indoor and outdoor event spaces to assist in making couples’ wedding visions realities. They offer an open-air courtyard with gardens and a secluded terrace to host wedding ceremonies of up to 50 guests. These outdoor spaces provide a picturesque landscape for wedding photos, and the hotel supplies white garden chairs for guests. The venue also has a spacious ballroom to host an unforgettable wedding reception. The ballroom features rich interiors and an open floor plan to accommodate parties of varying sizes. Couples will have access to the bridal salon prior to the ceremony and throughout their big day. All venue spaces can be customized with clients’ own decor and florals to suit their wedding style.

Services Offered

The Kensington Hotel on State Street team works hard to make every couple’s wedding a once-in-a-lifetime experience. When choosing this venue for your big day, you’ll collaborate with the event staff to determine a wedding timeline and custom menu that suits your personal style. You’ll also have access to full-service wedding planning and catering options to ensure a day that’s as seamless as possible. To help eliminate pre-wedding nerves or relax after the event, spa services are available for the wedding party or the couple throughout the wedding weekend. Additional services and items included in the hotel’s wedding packages include the following:

  • Cake-cutting service
  • Coffee and tea service after dinner
  • Complimentary menu tasting
  • Five-hour premium bar service
  • Chair covers and sashes

Accommodation

The Kensington Hotel on State Street boasts over 200 rooms and suites for couples and their loved ones to enjoy. All guests receive complimentary in-room WiFi and access to the premium fitness center and spa. In addition, the couple will receive champagne and chocolate strawberries in their room for the wedding night.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

No

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

$1,000

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

$750

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?

$1,000

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

$500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
China
Clean Up
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

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

Cake Cutting

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

Bartender(s)
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Open Bar

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

3

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Banquet Hall
Hotel

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Centerpieces
Chairs
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Decor
Lighting
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Chocolate Fountain
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

32 Reviews

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    Perri Married on 05/28/2021
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    The perfect venue!

    I had my wedding at The Kensington Hotel and it was absolutely perfect! The venue was so beautiful and we knew immediately when we visited it for the first time two years ago that we wanted to get married there. It was very versatile and had many great spots to take photos and rooms to get ready in. It was also convenient for our guests to stay at the hotel and made things easier for them. The food and bar was also great and the staff was very friendly and polite.

    Our wedding was planned for 2020 and we had to postpone it to 2021. They were really flexible with us and made it easy for us to change our date. Throughout the process, we met with Leah a few times virtually and she answered all of our questions and helped make sure we were following the current guidelines and restrictions. It was cold and rainy on our wedding day, so we decided to move our ceremony indoors and she made the ceremony space look amazing! When I saw how everything looked, I was happy with getting married in the ballroom instead of in the courtyard. She made sure the venue was decorated beautifully and to our liking. There were times before the wedding when I felt very stressed and overwhelmed planning a Covid wedding, and Leah helped ease my nerves and made the process easier. I was worried my wedding was not going to look the way I wanted it to due to covid and the restrictions, but Leah and the staff at the hotel made our wedding better and more beautiful than I could’ve imagined it!
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    Eva Married on 05/26/2019
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    Dream wedding

    We had an amazing wedding at the Kensington Hotel. From the time we visited, we knew immediately that we wanted to have our wedding at the hotel. Leah was so kind, helpful and welcoming right from the start. The hotel is so neat from a decor standpoint, a cool mix of old and modern. The outdoor courtyard is beautiful and perfect for a wedding ceremony. Another thing that really caused us to choose the Kensington was the flexibility with the menu. We had a vegetarian wedding and there were many options to choose from. The chef happily made us an off menu dish for vegans that turned out great! We were so impressed that they offered to make our own dish for us, few places are that flexible. Again, Leah was amazing to work with. While we did have a wedding coordinator on board prior to finding our venue, I am certain that if we hadn’t everything still would have gone perfectly smoothly with Leah coordinating at the hotel. Everything about our day was perfect. Even though it rained on our day and we moved our ceremony inside, no one noticed because the change in plans went so smoothly and the decor was beautiful. The staff at the hotel were fabulous. So accommodating, so nice. Multiple guests commented on how good the staff were at the reception.
    If you are looking for a venue that will work with you to make your day how YOU want it, not just their cookie cutter wedding, then the Kensington is a great venue. We had an amazing wedding.
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    Maria Married on 09/08/2018
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    We had our son's wedding here. It was an amazing experience. We recommend this hotel highly if you are planning a wedding. From the beginning until the very end they are with you every step of the way. Helping you with all the details, even the ones you never even thought of. They gave my son and daughter a fairy tale wedding. Many of the guest stayed at the hotel and loved it. The staff was the best, tending to everyone's needs. I can't say enough about the staff and this hotel, they were wonderful. Leah our wedding coordinator even taking care of the bride's dress sewing buttons on her dress to hold up her train. Polite, knowledgeable, definitely going above and beyond to make our experience a memorable one, thank you so much. The Vaughan Family

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3500 South State Street Ann Arbor, MI, 48108
7347611799
734-761-7800

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