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Pricing information

Price range: $6,700 - $12,000 Price range: $5,000 - $10,000
Couples usually spend $7,600 Couples usually spend $7,600
Reception
$1,000 starting price
Ceremony
$1,000 starting price
Bar service
$40 per person
Reception
$1,000 starting price
Ceremony
$1,000 starting price
Bar service
$40 per person

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About

Willis Show Bar is a unique cocktail bar, live entertainment, and wedding venue in Detroit, Michigan. This lively establishment has been revived from its 1940s "Show Bar" era when it was a jazz club and the hot spot in town.

Facilities and Capacity

Although it has been renovated since its closure, distinctive attributes of the original bar remain as it lives today. The vintage feel of this setting can add a classic touch to your wedding. Willis Show Bar can comfortably accommodate up to 125 guests and seat 83. When arriving at the venue, a restored entrance vestibule can give your event a special touch. Twenty-four seats at their one-of-a-kind 55-foot-long bar are perfect for guests to sit, mingle, and watch live entertainment. The main stage still stands behind the bar and is ideal for your wedding musician or DJ to set up. You and your guests can dance the night away with professional audio and state-of-the-art equipment provided by the bar.

Services Offered

The versatile space is beautifully designed and is available for some slight decorative additoins to your taste and style. Willis Show Bar will supply and serve creative cocktails, house and specialty beers, wines, and liquors in stylish glassware. You can run the bar based on your preferences, but options include cash, open, or ticketed bar. Outside caterers are permitted to supply the cuisine for your big day. The team would love to aid you in any way they can and are passionate about helping to create memorable and meaningful events. Contact Willis Show Bar to learn more about their packages and what they can do for you for your celebrations.

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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?

1,000

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

1,000

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?

1,000

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Event Planning
Glassware
Lighting/Sound
Set Up
Tables

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 Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Specialty Beer

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

1

Describe your venue:

Loft

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
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Outside Vendors
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Family Style
Outside Cake
Stations

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
Dance Floor
Decor
Furniture
Lighting
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
Glassware

What transportation and access is available?

Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

January
February
May
June
September
October
November
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
July
August
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Reviews of Willis Show Bar

4.9 out of 5 rating
4.9 out of 5 rating
3 Reviews
97% recommend it
  • Quality of service
    5 out of 5 rating
  • Average response time
    4.7 out of 5 rating
  • Professionalism
    4.7 out of 5 rating
  • Value
    5 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    5 out of 5 rating
Weddingwire
4.9/5 3 reviews
Google
4.7/5 567 reviews
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Ashley A. Sent on 11/17/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Incredible Experience

Everything was incredibly professional and done well
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Angela B. Sent on 10/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Had a great time

The venue was so nice. It had a vintage feel. The staff was great everyone was so kind. The music was amazing. All around great experience.
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Jessica L. Sent on 09/07/2022
4.6 out of 5 rating

Perfect Non-Traditonal Space

My husband and I have always talked about a non-traditional wedding and Willis was a great choice!

We had 36 guests and it was so sweet and fun. Felt like having a low-key, stylish and sophisticated party with everyone we love. Not too much fanfare, and easily a fraction of the budget.
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Team

Bree McCormack
Bree McCormack
Private Events Coordinator

Bree is a Michigan native and a true events veteran!

Getting her start in music, Bree fell in love with weddings after working at the legendary Plaza Hotel in New York and has never looked back.

Making her return to the midwest, she is thrilled to be back and working with Willis Show bar creating magical, unforgettable experiences.

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