You're getting married, and you want your wedding ceremony to be as special and unique as your relationship. The Metro Detroit area offers a wide range of places to get married -- beautiful historical churches, restaurants, music halls, and theaters, just to name a few. But what if none of those places seem like the right spot for your wedding ceremony? What if you want something a little different?
Ceremony on a Yacht
That's right, you can have an elegant wedding ceremony aboard the Infinity or Ovation yachts, located in St. Clair Shores. You get a four-hour cruise, one hour of dockside time, and 30 minutes of boarding time. It is a little pricey, with all-inclusive packages starting at $9,700, but they do have a premium bar, and the Skyline menu sounds delicious. They have wedding specialists who can help you with all the details, such as the cake, photographer, and invitations. If you can imagine yourself slow dancing in the arms of the person of your dreams in the moonlight aboard an elegant ship, this may be your perfect place to get married.
The Detroit Zoo
If you have always dreamed of a wedding ceremony surrounded by nature, with birds chirping and butterflies fluttering, the Detroit Zoo may be the place for you. The Detroit Zoo is located in Royal Oak at 8450 W. 10 Mile Road. There are actually a few places inside the zoo that are available for your wedding ceremony -- it mostly depends on how many guests and the type of environment you prefer. You could rent the glass-domed bird house, the Rackham Fountain area, the Cotton Family Wetlands Boardwalk, or even the Arctic Ring of Life.
Get Married in a Castle
The castle-like mansion known as The Whitney was built in 1894 by architect Gordon W. Lloyd, hired by David Whitney Jr. Located at 4421 Woodward Ave. in Detroit, this majestic mansion is huge, perfect for a fairy-tale wedding. There are 52 rooms, 21 fireplaces, Tiffany stained glass windows, original woodwork, and amazing ceilings. You can rent a room or a whole floor. A wedding ceremony in front of any of the 21 fireplaces would be very romantic, and pictures on a winding staircase are always enchanting.
Rustic Farm Elegance
The Tollgate Education Conference Center, owned by Michigan State University, doesn't sound like it would be an old-fashioned farm with 160 acres of farmland, but it is. It was built in the mid 1800s by Samuel Bassett, and although throughout the years, more buildings have been added, one thing remains the same: It's a farm in Novi. You can rent the barn and hold your ceremony in the rose garden or under impressive oak trees.
What other unique and romantic wedding spots around Metro Detroit can you recommend to local couples?
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