When choosing a venue, it's important to consider the overall style and ambiance you want for your wedding, as well as the size and layout of the venue and any additional amenities and services it might offer. With so many beautiful and unique venues to choose from in Michigan, you might be asking yourself, where do I even start? Well, take it from a friendly Michigan photographer who has worked in many spaces and places, if I could redo my wedding and I wanted a modern vibe, these are my top 5 recommendations for wedding venues in Michigan that have an urban industrial vibe which is perfect for the modern couple! Just remember to bring me along to capture your beautiful wedding day in these spaces! In no particular order, check out these venues and how gorgeous they might be for your big day!

Eastern Market (Detroit, MI)

This venue has buildings that date back to the 1800's- these warehouses can accommodate up to 1500 guests(!) in some locations so if you're looking for a space to accommodate everyone, this is it! With vintage charm, tons of natural light flowing through the gorgeous industrial windows, and soaring ceilings, this location is one that your guests will remember. Eastern Market also offers a plethora of gorgeous murals that will be perfect for your bridal party photos as well as couples photos. Close by are multiple locations perfect for individual couple photos that offer more of the industrial vibe (check out the BELT)

For more information, visit: https://easternmarket.org/district/host-your-event

Image by Erin Schmidt Photography

baker lofts events weddings and banquets (holland, MI)

According to their website, "Baker Events is full of charm and urban elegance! This iconic Holland landmark, formerly Baker Furniture Warehouse, has been renovated into a gorgeous event space featuring exposed brick walls with contemporary touches that can accommodate up to 300 guests. Baker Events is Hollands premier wedding venue. Full service food and beverage menus are available through Gilmore Catering and can be customized to fit your event and budget. " Having worked in this space with a couple previously, I can say that this venue really does have it all; from gorgeous exposed brick walls to spaces perfectly arranged for guests to hang out and relax in, this is a venue that if you're looking for an industrial chic location, you shouldn't pass up.

For more information, visit: https://www.bakereventsholland.com/

For pricing, visit: https://www.bakereventsholland.com/pricing

Photo by Melian Photography

The CIRC & Root (Ann Arbor, MI)

The Circ Bar offers capacity up to 150 guests and is located right in the heart of Ann Arbor, a city teeming with gorgeous photo backdrops and possibilities. From their website, "The Circ & Root is a historic building located in Ann Arbor's old entertainment district. With its unique architecture, gorgeous wood, stone, and brick, this venue offers an experience unlike anything else. The Circ & Root is composed of four unique spaces. Ceremonies, cocktail hours, and dinners typically take place on our 2nd floor spaces while guests finish the evening with dancing, drinks, and dessert in Root."


For more information, visit: https://www.thecircbar.com/venue and to get additional details, please contact: events@thecircbar.com

the 5th (Novi, MI)

The 5th is a wedding venue based in Novi, Michigan, that offers a chic, industrial-style event space. Located directly on Novi Road, The 5th is surrounded by hotels, restaurants, shopping, and a variety of other attractions to keep you and your guests entertained. If you're looking for a space that is an industrial, modern space that can be decorated to bring in pops of color of your choosing, this space might just be perfect for you!

For more information, visit: https://www.the5thnovi.com/weddings.html

Photo by Derek Cookson Photography

The Cheney Place (Grand Rapids, MI)

Even though I'm listing this venue last on the list, I did tell you that these were in no particular order...because the Cheney Place is up there on my list of favorite spots. The Cheney Place is an iconic urban warehouse space for wedding receptions for those that can't wait to design the space to your own specifications. This space juxtaposes beauty with texture with its concrete and original hardwood floors, and offers an urban feel with traditional, elegant touches that are unparalleled. Its frosted windows let in the perfect amount of natural light which is *chef's kiss* for us photographers. The Cheney Place offers something REALLY unique and something that I haven't heard of anywhere else- vintage furniture rentals right onsite to make design of this space easy and fit to your exact vision for your wedding day!

For more information, visit: https://www.thecheneyplace.com/events/weddings

Photo by Stephen Norregaard Photography