The Masonic is a historic wedding venue located in Detroit, Michigan. The Masonic is dedicated to creating unforgettable wedding experiences and memorable moments that will be cherished for years to come. The experienced staff at The Masonic will bring your wedding vision to life with their one-of-a-kind customer service skills, overall thoughtfulness and impeccable attention to detail.
Facilities and Capacity
The Masonic can accommodate up to 600 wedding guests in its vintage indoor event spaces. The venue offers multiple spaces where couples can host their ceremony or reception within The Masonic. Their Crystal Ballroom features prestigious interiors with classical Italian decor and over 10,500 square feet of flexible event space, which includes comfortable dressing rooms and high-quality sound and audio equipment. Meanwhile, their Fountain Ballroom is a contemporary space perfect for hosting grand ceremonies and receptions, offering over 16,500 square feet of flexible event space. Then, their Chapel is a replica of London's Westminster Abbey. The Masonic provides chairs, tables and a dance floor during all of the wedding events they host.
The Masonic is a full-service venue available for hosting wedding ceremonies and receptions. An onsite event planning specialist will be on hand prior to and on your special day to assist you with all of your needs and wants during your wedding. The Masonic offers in-house catering and bartending services, but couples may also bring in their own caterer. The venue provides barware, flatware, linens, and china during the wedding events they cater. At the Masonic, couples will find parking, valet, and shuttle service, as well as wheelchair access for couples and their guests.
Originally built in 1926, The Masonic--also known as Detroit's Masonic Temple--is the largest building of its kind in the world. 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 barber shop and even a 16-lane bowling alley.
Recommended by 97% of couples
Allison · Married on 11/10/2018
The perfect venue
The Masonic Temple was everything we could have wished for in a venue and more. Melanie was awesome to work with (as were the security guards and bar staff- everyone was exceptionally friendly), the space is gorgeous, and so much was included we barely had to coordinate anything. Our wedding day wouldn't have been the same anywhere else.
Sarah · Married on 09/07/2018
We are so thankful we chose to get married at the Masonic Temple. Melanie and her team were organized, responsive and helpful. We received so many compliments about the food, it tasted like a delicious restaurant meal - not your standard "wedding" food. The staff was very attentive to our wedding party and made sure we had drinks and food. Dessert was included when not serving your own cake - this was our favorite! We opted for a tiramisu, and everyone loved it! This was also a huge money saver.
The day of went flawlessly. We had both the ceremony and reception at the Masonic. We received so many compliments about how beautiful and unique our venue was. It is truly a hidden gem
Irda · Married on 09/02/2018
We had our wedding at the Masonic Temple in September 2018 and everything was perfect! We are so grateful to Melanie and her team at the Masonic for all their work to pull off an amazing night. We had both our ceremony (chapel) and reception (Crystal Ballroom) with a cocktail hour in between. This venue is really a hidden gem in Detroit and our guests loved the vintage, art deco style.
Here are some information I know I would have appreciated as a bride:
-Communication with Melanie (the venue coordinator) was amazing and prompt! She is a professional in every sense of the word and really cared about our details and event as much as we did. She is a great asset to the Masonic.
-Valet and security were available (for a cost) and we heard no complaints! With a venue this large, security was so helpful in helping our guests get to where they needed to be.
-Bar service was great!
-The space in the Crystal Ballroom was gorgeous and large enough to accommodate our large wedding (250 people).
The only two complaints we had was that the beautiful chapel and the getting ready rooms seemed to run very hot. Our wedding was on a hot day, but still - i'm glad we had a short ceremony. The other complaint has to do with the outside caterer that the Masonic uses, T & M Catering. The food was fine - not spectacular, but not terrible. However, despite confirming that refills of bread baskets and the family style pasta would be offered when requested by guests, this did not happen. Disappointing, especially since we had specifically asked about this during our tasting.
Overall, I would HIGHLY recommend the Masonic Temple. It was a lovely venue with amazing service and hardworking staff.
Just Awesome. We love the staff, the food and the space. Highly Recommended! Party Pros Detroit
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!