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Detroit's Most Unique Meeting Spaces

Posted on Tuesday, November 17 2015 in Meeting Planning

DIA for meetings

It’s the age-old question for meeting planners: How can I make my next meeting a memorable one? Luckily, Detroit offers plenty of interesting venues to help your event be a standout.

Let the Cars Be the Stars

When you’re in the place that put the world on wheels, it’s only fitting to host an event somewhere that celebrates our Motor City roots.

The Henry Ford, America’s greatest history attraction, has just the “wow” factor you’ve been looking for. The 12-acre Henry Ford Museum is filled with inspiring artifacts and experiences, for groups from 100 to 5,000. The museum’s Driving America exhibit chronicles the influence the automobile has had on American culture. The presidential limousine collection is one of a kind. There’s also an IMAX Theatre that seats up to 392 guests for 3-D films.


Henry Ford Museum for meetings
Henry Ford Museum's Driving America exhibit


The Ford Rouge Factory Tour shows how cutting-edge environmental practices and industrial innovation combine to create one of the world’s most enlightened factories. A highlight is the 360-degree multisensory presentation where guests experience the gamut of the factory's sights and sounds.

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Culture Infusion

The fabulous Fox Theatre will impress even those meeting planners who’ve “seen it all.” The Fox can host up to 800 guests for sit-down dinners in its ornate lobby, 1,500 for strolling receptions, and of course, has a 4,800-seat grand theater.

Diego Rivera’s Detroit Industry murals at the Detroit Institute of Arts provide a stunning backdrop for a banquet or reception along with a fascinating lesson in Detroit history. The DIA, among the top 10 museums in the United States, offers more than 100 galleries displaying art from ancient to modern times. A lecture hall and auditorium are also on-site.

Detroit is home to the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, the world's largest institution dedicated to the African-American experience. The facility features a majestic rotunda, a 317-seat state-of-the-art theater and two large banquet-style galleries.

Charles H Wright Museum for meetings
Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

Good Sports

In addition to Lions football, Ford Field hosts banquets, corporate meetings and special events. The Detroit Tigers play ball at neighboring Comerica Park, a fantastic venue for concerts and private events, with numerous locations and suites for entertaining your guests.

Gaming Action

Convention and meeting-goers can try their luck at one of Detroit’s three Vegas-style casinos. Upscale MGM Grand Detroit is well-appointed with 30,000 square feet of total meeting space, restaurants, lounges and a resort-style spa. Posh MotorCity Casino boasts 67,000 square feet of total meeting space along with world-class amenities. And Greektown Casino-Hotel is in the heart of one of downtown’s most popular entertainment districts.

More in Store

While we can’t list all of The D’s dynamic meeting facilities here, we can offer some great resources to help you find the space that’s just the right fit for your needs. Visit meetdetroit.com, phone (888) CALL-DTW (225-5389) or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  


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By: Michelle Fusco

Photo Credit: Detroit Institute of Arts, The Henry Ford and Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History