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The Masonic

Detroit, MI View map Visit website
4.8 out of 5 rating
25 reviews
$11k - $14k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests

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$11k - $14k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests

The Masonic is a historic wedding venue located in Detroit, Michigan. Its passionate administration is dedicated to creating unforgettable wedding experiences and memorable moments that will be cherished for years to come. You and your spouse-to-be can enjoy unrivaled assistance provided by the venue’s experienced service staff. These seasoned professionals are prepared to do whatever it takes in helping you bring your dream wedding vision to life with impeccable attention to detail.

Facilities and Capacity

The building can comfortably accommodate up to 600 of your nearest-and-dearest in its vintage indoor event spaces. Host your ceremony or reception within one of the many elegant rooms inside of The Masonic. The Crystal Ballroom features prestigious interiors with classical Italian decor and over 10,500 square feet of flexible event space. Furthermore, it also includes comfortable dressing rooms and high-quality sound and audio equipment. Meanwhile, the opulent Fountain Ballroom is an ideal location for hosting grand functions. It is a 16,500-square-foot area and exudes a contemporary aesthetic that can be easily worked into your event design. Then, their Chapel is a replica of London’s Westminster Abbey. The venue’s administration provides chairs, tables, and a dance floor for your convenience.

Services Offered

The Masonic is a full-service venue available for hosting a myriad of wedding-related activities. An onsite event planning specialist is on hand prior to and on your special day to assist you with the planning process. In-house catering and bartending services are available, however, you are welcome to arrange your own. To make things even easier, the venue is happy to supply your function with barware, flatware, linens, and china. You and your guests can find parking, valet, and shuttle services, as well as wheelchair access throughout the property.

History

Originally built in 1926, the building was previously known as Detroit’s Masonic Temple. It is the largest building of its kind in the world and designed by the George Mason and Company architecture firm in the early 1920s. The venue’s original design included three theaters, a Shrine building, a Chapel, eight lodge rooms, a barbershop, and even a 16-lane bowling alley.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Yes

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

Yes

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Clean Up
Lighting/Sound
Parking
Set Up
Tables

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

Cake Cutting
Dessert
Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$17

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

Bartender(s)
House Liquor
House Wine
Open Bar
Signature Drink

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

300

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

7

Describe your venue:

Historic Building

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception

What event services do you offer?

Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Lighting / Sound

What event items are available?

Chairs
Dance Floor
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle
Valet
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
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    Andreea T. Married on 07/30/2022
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    Absolute perfection!

    There is absolutely nothing I would change about our choice of masonic temple as our wedding venue. All the event staff especially the lead coordinator Melanie & our day of coordinator Nancy were so incredibly responsive, professional, experienced and invaluable in making this such a wonderful event. The venue itself is absolutely breath taking and has only been enhanced by the recent renovations in the cocktail space and crystal ballroom. We and all of our guests was so impressed by all the incredible details - from the perfectly coordinated uplights to the beautifully intricate plates to the well planned floor plan. Additionally, the catering was delicious and the bar tending a big hit among our friends including their option for a his and hers drink! There was nothing the Masonic couldn’t help us with in creating such a special day. Thank you thank you!
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    Hillary G. Married on 10/01/2021
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    Most amazing Venue and Staff

    I looked at several venues when I got engaged in 2020, but Masonic was always my first choice. I first fell in love when I got a tour for work years ago so when we got engaged I knew we had to see if it would fit our vision for our wedding and it surpassed it. The venue is elegant, rich in history and makes your wedding feel like the fanciest event ever. We had our ceremony, cocktail hour and reception all at Masonic and it made it so much easier for our guests too. Plus, our food was delicious and they even accommodated our special drink request.

    Their coordinator, Melanie Matics, is a dream to work with and was a huge reason we said yes to booking Masonic. She helped plan and figure out everything with me and made me feel totally comfortable. This girl is the top of the top! And when she wasn't able to be at my rehearsal and wedding due to unforeseen issues, she had Kara step in (with the help of Jayne). And honestly, this might of freaked me out at first, but Kara was amazing too! She handled everything with a smile and grace. My husband and I were so lucky to have these wonderful women help us on our wedding day! If I had to do it all over again I'd pick Masonic, Melanie, Kara and Jayne all over again! What a dream team for our dream day!

    Seriously book your wedding here!
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    Kathleen K. Married on 09/06/2020
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    Best experience ever!

    After cancelling our wedding so many times due to COVID-19, we were finally able to celebrate our vow renewal this past May at the Masonic Temple and it was worth the wait!!! Melanie was so patient throughout all the cancellations due to pandemic, and she really made the entire planning process so incredibly easy. The day of the event, we couldn't have asked for a more helpful and responsive staff. They helped us through every step of the entire day. Looking forward to attending more events there in the future. Thank you!!!!
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Just Awesome. We love the staff, the food and the space. Highly Recommended! Party Pros Detroit

We Are Gathered... We Are Gathered... Wedding Officiants

I have been blessed to perform many ceremonies at The Masonic over the years. I love just being in the temple. You see, I am a Mason and in this same temple I was raised to the 32nd Degree and entered the Scottish Rite and also became a Shriner. (Yep. I've cleaned up around the elephants and washed pots and pans at the circus!) Anyways, back to why I'm writing. For the past 10+ years I have interacted with the Event Management Team. They handle everything from concerts to weddings to banquets and they know the facility inside and out...literally. Under their guidance, rehearsals, weddings, and receptions happen flawlessly. A cathedral-like chapel setting, proficiently managed. You have to see it to believe it!

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The Masonic frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at The Masonic?

The Masonic includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Clean Up
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At The Masonic, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

The Masonic includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)

At The Masonic, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at The Masonic includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
  • Open Bar
  • Signature Drink

What are the most important characteristics of The Masonic in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by The Masonic for wedding events is known for:
  • Historic Building

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at The Masonic for wedding events?

The Masonic offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor

What kind of wedding events does The Masonic offer?

The Masonic offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception

What services does The Masonic offer for wedding events?

The Masonic offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Lighting / Sound

What furniture and decorations does The Masonic have available for wedding events?

The Masonic offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend The Masonic and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

The Masonic is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.8 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in flexibility, 4.8 in quality of service, 4.8 in average response time, 4.8 in value and 4.7 in professionalism.

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