8 Exceptional Outdoor Wedding Venues in Detroit and Ann Arbor

There is more to Detroit and Ann Arbor than automobiles and renowned museums. These thriving cities are also home to some beautiful and unique outdoor wedding venues often hiding in plain sight. So whether you want to exchange vows on a posh rooftop terrace of a boutique hotel, in an apple orchard, or on the grounds of a cool National Historic site, here’s a look at some unexpected spaces perfect for an al fresco celebration.


The Henry Ford

Dearborn, MI

Fab Features: choose from a variety of unique venues that offer a one-of-a-kind backdrop for your event • shaded garden ceremonies in the Pennsylvania Courtyard • take a spin on the carousel or arrive by a horse and carriage ride through Greenwich village

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$ • $$$
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The Village Club

Bloomfield Hills, MI

Fab Features: historic club founded on educational, philanthropic, and social principles • exchange vows among the lushly landscaped gardens, then dine and dance al fresco on the expansive, beautifully appointed Wyatt Terrace or in an elegant, wood-paneled dining room • expert event planners and staff will help every step of the way

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$
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Detroit Zoo

Royal Oak, MI

Fab Features: truly unique facility with fun and interactive exhibits • exchange vows in the Butterfly garden or against a magnificent aquarium backdrop • versatile event spaces can accommodate intimate celebrations to grand galas up to 300 people

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$
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The Scarab Club

Detroit, MI

Fab Features: enduring home for visual, literary, and performing arts in a stunning historic building in Detroit • intimate celebrations in the stunning walled garden set against a backdrop of beautiful vintage brick and blooming perennials • unique indoor spaces include an Art Deco-style lounge and chic art gallery

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$
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Stonebridge Golf Club

Ann Arbor, MI

Fab Features: championship golf course surrounded by lush lawns and mature trees • the banquet hall boasts floor-to-ceiling windows and connects to an open-air patio that can be tented if needed • an outdoor tiki bar provides a fun place to mingle beneath the stars

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$
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Cherry Creek Golf Club

Shelby Charter Township, MI

Fab Features: elegant golf club with impeccably manicured grounds • exchange vows outdoors on the picturesque grass "Veranda" and host a cocktail hour in the stunning Conservatory • packages include an array of convenient amenities like room setup, a champagne toast for the head table, linens, cake cutting, and more!

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$ • $$$
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Fox Hills Golf and Banquet Center

Plymouth, MI

Fab Features: lush 63-hole golf course less than 30 minutes from Detroit and Ann Arbor • the original log-cabin clubhouse constructed in 1927 featuring a stone fireplace, wood interior, outdoor patio, and a sweet garden gazebo surrounded by flower gardens • ceremonies under the pergola backed by towering trees

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$
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Cafe Cortina

Farmington Hills, MI

Fab Features: beautiful restaurant nestled in a former apple orchard • exchange vows in front of an inviting, rustic fireplace, followed by a reception on a twinkle-lit patio • many ingredients featured in the hearty regional Italian dishes are grown right on site

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$
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