I’ve played the Inn at St. Johns many many times. Though the Atrium is their hallmark room, the other reception rooms are beautiful as well. Like many nicer facilities, this one has areas “garden areas” for brides and grooms to get married, to have their wedding ceremony at. In addition it is a full service church and a beautiful one at that.<br>
The drive up is gorgeous and the fact that you can stay overnight on the premises make this place an extremely attractive Michigan wedding ceremony and reception facility. The Inn at St. Johns is pretty easy to get to as it is located off a major interstate and is very close to Detroit’s Metro Airport. The staff is very friendly and professional as well. A few years back they did build a huge grand ballroom and I have played in there before as well. Anyway, check it out and expect to pay for the setting. It is a top shelf facility. The Inn at St. John’s (Detroit, Plymouth) 44045 Five Mile Road Plymouth, MI 48170 734-414-0600 Main Telephone Number 734-414-0606 fax Map link – View Larger Map
The Dearborn Inn is located very close to the Henry Ford/Greenfield Village “campus”. I’ve been servicing Michigan brides here for years as a wedding dj and have a lot of experience at this Marriott Facility because they personally refer my dj services to their clients. The paragraph to follow is taken from their website and then I have some comments below and of course a virtual video tour of what the guests will see when attending your Dearborn Inn Wedding Reception.
The Dearborn Inn, A Marriott Hotel, offers an ideal locale near downtown Detroit and the Detroit Metropolitan Airport. Built in 1931 on the grounds of Ford Motor Company, this suburban Detroit luxury hotel, situated on 23 acres, has just completed a multi-million dollar renovation. This Dearborn hotel is close to major corporations and cultural sites such as The Henry Ford. In a setting reminiscent of an American inn, this Dearborn MI hotel features the service and amenities expected of Marriott, along with a unique array of accommodations including the Main Inn, 2 Colonial lodges and 5 Colonial guest homes. An on-site fitness center, outdoor swimming pool and several nearby golf courses offer ample leisure activity. The Early American Room raises the bar for Detroit area fine dining, while two lounges serve classic American cuisine. And with more than 17,000 sq ft of flexible event space, this historic Dearborn Michigan hotel hosts social affairs, intimate weddings or large business events with ease.
The Map to the Dearborn Inn is Here They can be reached: 20301 Oakwood Blvd Dearborn, MI48124 Get Directions(313) 271-2700
Tripadvisor has many reviews on the Dearborn Inn as a hotel but please remember I am rating from the perspective of a wedding dj, not someone sleeping overnight.
The grounds and drive up are absolutely beautiful. The building itself is in great condition and the brickwork and landscape are of showcase quality. The inside has always seemed in extremely good shape as well. The bathrooms are clean, the common areas are beautiful and the ballrooms themselves always seem to look excellent.
The food has always been good and the staff I’ve found to be exceptionally nice. With very little hotel and banquet staff turnover it is a good sign that someone is doing something right because I’ve seen the same faces there for years.
One thing I’ve always thought was neat was that the wedding party and the bride and groom can actually stay in the historic homes on site less than 100 yards from the ballroom doors or of course opt to stay in the hotel itself. WIthin 5 minutes of the Dearborn Inn there are also several famous museums and historic sites as well.
Danceability – I’ve typically had great receptions here. The dynamics are such that it’s a great place rain or shine for a wedding and a wedding reception.
Check out my youtube video below of the Dearborn Inn. (AND one i just updated down at page bottom from a summer 2012 visit to the Alexandria Ballroom – the bride really did an outsanding job decorating her Michigan Wedding Reception – it was supremely elegant)
NOTE: this was a real young couple getting married. The bride was 19 and the groom 21 off to Iraq.
Updated Summer 2012 Video of the Alexandria Ballroom at the Dearborn Inn in Dearborn, MI. This bride did an amazing job making an already elegant room look breathtaking. She matched the regal feel of the hotel’s architecture with her table linens and colors. I can’t believe I am saying this. Yes, I’m married with a child, I don’t have a cat and I only watch HGTV if my wife has control of the remote.