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The Whiskey Factory—Detroit City Distillery

Detroit, MI View map Visit website
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
Rating 4.8 out of 5
22 reviews
$9k - $15k For 100 Guests
Up to 250 guests

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2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$9k - $15k For 100 Guests
Up to 250 guests

The Whiskey Factory is a banquet hall wedding venue situated in Detroit, MI. Found within the confines of a historic downtown property, this one-of-kind location operates as both a premier event space and an operational spirit distillery. Spread out over 7,000 square foot with a stunningly ornate industrial interior, it offers couples a unique venue to create unforgettable celebrations. It features a range of facilities and an event coordination team to help you every step of the way. Every inch of this venue exudes a sense of vintage style that combines the rustic with the modern. Whiskey barrels line the walls and it even features an original vintage bar constructed in the 1920s. Originally designed as a brewery for the Goebel Brewing Company in the 1930s, it became an ice-cream factory after prohibition turned Detroit into a dry city. Over the years it has retained its industrial loft layout but certain features have been added to give it a sense of modern chic charm. The Whiskey Factory is perfect for celebrating every stage of your wedding, from your walk down the aisle right through to the last dance. With its spacious layout, it can accommodate gatherings of up to 250 guests, with room for a dance floor and live entertainment. The event coordination team will help you every step of the way, offering a range of preferred local vendors from caterers to florists. As it is a functioning distillery, there are also a variety of beverage packages to choose from, including artisan cocktails featuring spirits crafted in-house. Whatever your dream wedding looks like this superb venue will provide a timeless backdrop that will ensure that you savor every last drop.

Frequently Asked Questions

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?

$3,500

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

$3,500

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?

$3,500

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

$3,500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Clean Up
Glassware
Parking

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

Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$40

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

Bartender(s)
House Liquor
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

250

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

5

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

1

Describe your venue:

Historic Building

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Clean Up
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

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

What event items are available?

Lighting

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Valet
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

May
July
August
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
December

22 Reviews

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Rated
4.8
out of 5.0
Recommended by 96% of couples
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    Rating 4.8 out of 5
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    Rating 4.8 out of 5

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    Kristin L. Getting married on 08/03/2022
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    Best Vibe in the City!

    I am a planner/coordinator and this is one of my most favorite venues ever! The vibe is so cool, the staff is so kind/attentive, and the drinks are top notch. Seriously - if you are looking for a great "experience" for your guests....BOOK HERE. You won't regret it.

    The Whiskey Factory—Detroit City Distillery's reply:

    Kristin,

    Thank you so much for the kind words! It was amazing working with you and I hope we are able to work with each other in the future.

    Cheers,
    Alyssa
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    Samantha H. Married on 05/13/2022
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    Best Venue Ever!

    HIGHLY recommend The WF. Their team was so amazing to work with, they were so helpful and accommodating AND responsive which is very important as a stressful bride! Alyssa and Caitlyn (and their team including Brynn and Madison) were the sweetest and I am going to miss working with them. I didn’t end up having the best experience with the day of coordinator I booked but, I still felt confident knowing the WF team was there overseeing everything and wouldn’t let anything bad happen. I know they played a huge part in how seamless and beautiful my day was. They just went above and beyond. Anytime I had a question or needed anything maybe a little out of the ordinary, they responded so quickly and did whatever they could to make it happen! Not to mention, the venue itself is gorgeous and unique. Our guests LOVED it. The bar and bartenders were incredible, you will not get a better cocktail situation at another venue. Our gusts kept raving about how rare it is to get a craft cocktail made to perfection with high end liquor at a wedding.
    If you want to have the best day ever and with beautiful pictures and the best drink experience, this is the place for you!
    TY again to the WF team!!!! We loved every minute working with you and every minute of our big day!
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    Katie B. Married on 05/07/2022
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    Best Venue in Detroit

    We highly recommend the Whiskey Factory. Not only was the venue stunning, but the team was incredibly supportive throughout the whole process. They were quick to answer any questions we had, and were very organized with checklists to help us out along the way. Caitlyn and Brynn were a dream team and made everything run so smoothly. We absolutely recommend this venue based on our experience!

    The Whiskey Factory—Detroit City Distillery's reply:

    Katie,

    Thank you so much! We are so very happy you enjoyed your experience here at The Whiskey Factory! Wishing you both all the joy in the world and congratulations again on tying the knot!

    Cheers,
    Alyssa

Awards

  • 22
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner

Pricing

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1000 MAPLE STREET Detroit, MI, 48207
3136564528
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The Whiskey Factory—Detroit City Distillery frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at The Whiskey Factory—Detroit City Distillery?

The Whiskey Factory—Detroit City Distillery includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Clean Up
  • Glassware
  • Parking

At The Whiskey Factory—Detroit City Distillery, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

The Whiskey Factory—Detroit City Distillery includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Server(s)

At The Whiskey Factory—Detroit City Distillery, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at The Whiskey Factory—Detroit City Distillery includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • House Liquor
  • Open Bar
  • Premium Liquor
  • Signature Drink
  • Specialty Beer

What are the most important characteristics of The Whiskey Factory—Detroit City Distillery in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by The Whiskey Factory—Detroit City Distillery for wedding events is known for:
  • Historic Building

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at The Whiskey Factory—Detroit City Distillery for wedding events?

The Whiskey Factory—Detroit City Distillery offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor

What kind of wedding events does The Whiskey Factory—Detroit City Distillery offer?

The Whiskey Factory—Detroit City Distillery offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does The Whiskey Factory—Detroit City Distillery offer for wedding events?

The Whiskey Factory—Detroit City Distillery offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Bar Services
  • Clean Up
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does The Whiskey Factory—Detroit City Distillery have available for wedding events?

The Whiskey Factory—Detroit City Distillery offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Lighting

What percentage of users recommend The Whiskey Factory—Detroit City Distillery and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

The Whiskey Factory—Detroit City Distillery is recommended by 95% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.8 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.8 in quality of service, 4.8 in average response time, 4.8 in flexibility, 4.8 in professionalism and 4.8 in value.

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