39 total reviews
We initially visited the Meeting House Grand Ballroom because then fiance (and now husband!) was interested. I'm really glad we did! Linda, the head chef, showed us around because the owners were out of town and we were visiting from out-of-state. Her hospitality, clear enjoyment of what she does, and her pride in her work were things that really sold us on the venue. And the appetizers were delicious!
The hardwood floors, high ceilings, and chandeliers are stunning. It worked very well with our wedding colors of blue and silver. The venue itself is elegant, and it still feels cozy/homey enough to avoid feeling pretentious. It was exactly what we were looking for!
Our guests raved about the appetizers and the food. We served a series of five appetizers and stations with a sit-down dinner. There is so much variety and uniqueness in the presentation of the appetizers, from large spreads of vegetables and fruits to pastry cones filled with different fillings to appetizers served on little silver spoons. The Meeting House also offered some incentives in the bar package and minimums since we were having the wedding off-season.
Randy, Mary, Todd, and Tracy were very helpful when planning and executing the reception. They also have a lot of experience, and it shows in how smoothly everything runs. They checked in with us periodically throughout the night, and everyone felt very well taken care of. I'd happily recommend their services to other couples in the Metro Detroit area.
From the moment I met Randy and Mary and got to take a look in-person at the Meeting House, I knew that there was no other perfect location for us to hold our reception at. Randy and Mary were kind and so organized, and I could tell that they both really cared about their business and providing the best possible experience for a nervous bride who had yet to make so many important decisions regarding her big day. I cannot thank them enough for making our decision so easy to choose the Meeting House.
Additionally, Todd & Tracy at the Meeting House were absolutely wonderful to us. I can't tell you all how many emails/calls I must have made to Tracy throughout the last few months about various things and she was always so quick to respond and so helpful. There was even a very stressful situation for me in which our hotel for out-of-town guests was overbooked - Tracy even made calls on my behalf to try to find rooms in local hotels where our guests would be able to stay. Thank goodness that whole situation worked out so smoothly in the end, but it honestly brought tears to my eyes how much she cared to help me figure everything out. Todd was also so friendly and helpful the week of the wedding when we brought all of our items over to the Meeting House - and on the day of our reception, my (now) husband and I were so impressed with how attentive everyone was to us.
Long story short - the staff at the Meeting House is nothing short of oustanding and they will take GREAT care of you. The Meeting House is a gorgeous venue with a romantic, classic feel. The food (including entrees and appetizers) is delicious and unique, the separate bar area is awesome, and I could go on and on raving about how great of a time we had at our wedding reception.
THANK YOU Meeting House for making all of our wedding-day dreams come true! I highly recommend checking this venue out to anyone! :)
I was married last September to my high school sweet heart. I have always lived in Downtown Plymouth, so I wanted to keep the venue close to home. The Meeting House is in DOWNTOWN Plymouth-- couldn't get any better location. My sister got married 3 years prior- my mom and I did most of the planning. The service we received from the moment we walked into The Meeting House was like nothing we experienced while planning my sisters wedding. It was very clear from beginning that running/owning The Meeting House was not just a career for Mary and Randy.... it is their love and their life. They treat you as if you are family. They want your event to go as amazing as if it were their own.
Each appointment we had, even our initial walk through when we were not even sure we were going with The Meeting House, we tasted some of the delicious food they have to offer. Linda, the lead chef, has the magic touch! It was hard to narrow down what appetizers we were going to have--- because we wanted them all! And they have A LOT to choose from. My husband and I chose a buffet and the food was all delicious, hot, and plentiful. My guests feasted and enjoyed the food immensely. Randy served my husband and my food so that we did not have to carry our plates across the dance floor. Mary walked with me to be sure I actually made it back to my seat-- as I was being stopped to chat with my guests. It is the little things like this that meant a lot to my husband and I. They also made sure to gather some appetizers for us to snack on after we made our first entrance as husband and wife. They made sure our glasses were full the entire night.
Mary and Randy run a tight ship and it pays off! I have a huge family and without a doubt, no matter what, something generally goes wrong.... we are used to it and we move on in my family! There was not a single napkin out of place, upset OR unruly guest, there was not a single hair out of place the entire night. When I walked into The Meeting House on our wedding day- I felt like Cinderella. The decorations, the table arrangements, the back-lighting behind the bridal party table, the service-- everything was picture perfect. I wouldn't be able to go back and change anything-- even if I wanted to!
Being right down town was nice for my guests. Friends and family walked right out the door and half a block to one of the near by martini bars (336 Main) and enjoyed the rest of the night after our reception. Very convenient!
I would recommend this venue to every bride and groom out there! You will not find more of a perfect dream venue.
My brother is getting married at The Meeting House in August and I cannot wait to be a guest and enjoy The Meeting House without having to be the Bride/Groom!
My husband and I had a fantastic wedding experience with The Meeting House. All of the staff were amazing - really. Mary and Randy were very communicative as were Todd and Tracy. From the beginning, Mary and Randy worked with our price point so we could have such a beautiful and private venue (no other events take place at the same time in that building, so there is no confusion for guests). Our payment plan was very reasonable and they were forgiving when we accidently overdrew on the wrong bank account in the 2 weeks before the wedding - a confusing time with paying all of the vendors at once. Mary and Randy allowed us access 2 days before the wedding to set up, which was very helpful with reducing stress. All of the before-hand service they provided was great and I can't say enough, but on our wedding day the service exceeded our expectations. The catering staff were so friendly and my guests were never without anything. They even made sure my husband and I got appetizers and drinks, which I wouldn't have made sure to get myself - there was so much going on. All of my guests were raving about the quality of the food, which was so delicious, and the courtesy the staff provided just made it a more quality dining event. Our DJ said it best about The Grand Ballroom: Mary and Randy are always there. Other big venues will have staff you talk to prior, but you don't see them on your wedding day. That's not the case here. You talk to the same staff before your event that are present at the event. And that showed in all of the attention to detail and ensuring everything went off without a hitch. I loved my wedding day and the Meeting House had a big part in that. We had a phenomenal experience.
Randy and Mary made our special day in the fall of 2013 so spectacular! From the beginning to the end of the planning process, their experience and expertise was a tremendous help. The food, venue and service on the day of our wedding was unbelievable. They catered to our every need and were involved in every aspect of the night. Their staff was professional and everything was timed perfectly. I have absolutely zero negative things to say about the evening. Without a doubt, choosing the Meeting House for our wedding was one of the best decisions we made. The pictures of the evening also turned out amazing because the venue is so beautiful.
We were very pleased with everything at my daughters wedding. The service was exceptional. Our guests raved about the food including the appetizers, the full service meal and the dessert buffet. Mary and Randy worked hard to make sure that everything was done the way that we wanted it. They made the reception stress free for us. The venue was beautiful and comfortable for the entire wedding party and for our guests. The lighting and Christmas trees made the evening magical. The Meeting House Grand Ballroom is a wonderful place for a wedding ceremony and reception.
The Meeting House Grand Ballroom is a gorgeous 1920's style venue with ornate woodwork throughout and amazing crystal chandeliers; it is beautiful on its own even without flowers and centerpieces. The entire process of booking the Meeting House up until the last dance at our reception was stress-free and enjoyable. Mary and Randy assisted us with everything we needed from food and drink selections to making the most optimal seating chart to accommodate our large wedding. They were extremely easy to contact and available to us. The entire staff was extremely professional and very attentive to our guests throughout the reception. Randy greeted us upon arrival and always made sure we had a drink in our hand and personally served us appetizers. Our guests couldn't have said enough positive comments about the staff and beautiful ballroom; they were truly impressed with the personalized and elegant service. We are so thankful for all that the Meeting House staff did, including Mary and Randy, to make our dream wedding day a come true!
Mary and Randy are so wonderful. They made everything about our reception perfect. They helped us set up, lit the candles at each table right before guests arrived, packed up decorations at the end, you name it. The ballroom itself is so beautiful, we loved that there the bar and front room were separate from the ballroom for those who needed a break from dancing/quieter conversation. And believe what every other review claims: the food here is amazing, and all of your guests will love everything they eat. We almost didn't get any appetizers because they cost extra, but after trying them, we couldn't resist, and went with 3. My favorite, the french onion soup crock... I wish I could eat these every single day. Seriously, the food is exceptional. We were so happy that we went with the Meeting House Grand Ballroom, and can't wait to someday work with Randy and Mary again.
Mary and Randy,
Just a quick note to thank you for all your help and expertise with the wedding reception for our children this past October. You have an absolutely beautiful and unique venue. The fireplace and piano add a lovely touch. The lighting was beautiful, table arrangement roomy and the chair linens perfect. The food was beyond wonderful. As many of our friends and relatives stated: "The best wedding food ever." Menu choices were excellent for both appetizers and dinner. The prime rib excellent, the chicken with red pepper sauce totally unique and the ham was a huge hit (thank you, thank you). The bar was quite large and well equipped. We are still receiving so many compliments from friends and family that we wanted express our gratitude to you both. It was a pleasure working with you. We appreciate your attention to detail and how accommodating you were in truly making this the best and most memorable day for Jim and Yvette.
Leo & Mary LaDouceur and
Jim & Marie Samfilippo
I am the father of the bride. There is no doubt that i will try to have my next 4 daughters have their wedding here as well...Randy and Mary are NOT employees: they are owners with a long personal history , not only in this town of Plymouth, but also in the Food and Beverage business. At one time, Randy Lorenz ran a club in Plymouth called the Plymouth Round Table; the service and food were known by everyone to be impeccable....this same quality of EVERYTHING has been transferred onto the Meeting House. the entire process was handled with extreme professionalism and taste. THE FOOD IS RIDICULOUSLY WELL DONE AND A BIG VALUE!...you are not just getting a catered wedding meal, but the works of a couple that know how to make food and serve it!...they get it!..you are paying for a service and it needs to be memorable....i will never forget this wedding and i cant wait for the next ones
The Meeting House Grand Ballroom in downtown plymouth was only the second venue we looked at and immediately fell in love. Mary & Randy who own the meeting house are excellent people to work with and make sure your day goes exactly how you want it. Beautiful venue, EXCELLENT food, top notch service. I can honestly say there is not a thing I would have changed about our wedding day and a lot of that has to do with The Meeting house making our day a memorable one. Would recommend to everyone!
My daughter's wedding was one of the most unforgettable nights of my life. Much of it is due to the Meeting House Grand Ballroom. The hall is beautiful, the food was spectacular and the service incredible. Every detail was perfect, first class every step of the way. Randy and Mary are true professionals. With their help, we did not need a wedding planner and yet everything went perfect. We received so many compliments from our guests and many of them told us that it was the best wedding they have ever attended. I absolutely give them the highest recommendation- use them and you will be glad you did!
Randy and Mary did a fantastic job of making sure that my wedding was everything I dreamed it would be. The venue itself has a classic beauty and I love the natural hard wood floors. The food was phenominal, the timeline was adhered to, and the event was perfect. Thank you Mary and Randy!
My husband and I had both our wedding ceremony and reception at the Meeting House Grand Ballroom on October 13, 2013. We had a perfect day thanks to Mary and Randy. They are extremely organized during the planning process and they are hands-on during the wedding. They think about little touches that other venues wouldn’t notice and go above and beyond for their clients. I had people coming up to me all night raving about how great the food was and how excellent the service was. If I could do my wedding all over again, I would choose the Meeting House every time. I can’t say enough positive things about them!
Mary and Randy at Meeting House Grand Ballroom are both professional and friendly. They provided excellent service to make sure our wedding reception went smoothly, which it did! The food was delicious!!! My friends and family are still talking about those Chicken Bacon Skewers and they said the Beef was the best they've ever had! I would recommend this venue for any couple based on the beautiful decor and outstanding service. Thanks again Meeting House!
Weddings take a lot of planning as it is, Randy and Mary were fantastic!!! The food was amazing, the room was perfect temperature, they were very organized!! Highly Recommend!! 10 Stars!!
Randy and Mary are fantastic! Super professional. It is a beautiful location. The food and drinks were awesome!
The ballroom itself is beautiful and elegant. The bar area is separate and easy to access with little wait for a drink. Service on the day of was great and the food (stuffed chicken) was delicious. Overall, Randy and Mary are very knowledgeable of the planning process and made things easy so we didn't need to hire a planner. They also showed reasonable flexibility around payment (a day or two) so we could get funds together. At times I was slightly put off by their interpersonal skills, which could probably be improved. My one other complaint was that the carpeting and decor in the bar area seemed somewhat cheap and didn't match the overall beauty and elegance of the ballroom itself. Once you get past that, though, you'll likely have a good experience. The value for the venue was great. Prices are lower than many other venues we researched, but it was still among our favorites even if you take price out of the equation. Overall, I would recommend the Meeting House for your wedding. My wife and I had a great time and so did all of our guests.
The Meeting House was by far one of the best choices that my husband and I made for our wedding day. From our first appointment with Randy and Mary to the last dance of the reception, we felt like we were always a top priority & part of the Meeting House family. This family run business provided exactly the feel that we wanted for our wedding day and not to mention that the venue is absolutely gorgeous! I knew from the moment that we walked into the main room of the venue that this was the perfect place for our reception.
We are still receiving phone calls and compliments as to how wonderful the food was (definitely recommend the mac & cheese, the prime rib and the kielbasa), how great the signature drink was (which was a surprise bonus to me & the husband!) and how stunning the Meeting House was. One of the best things about the Meeting House is that it is a single event location, so you don't have to worry about people from other weddings crashing your reception or sharing a bathroom with other weddings.
We can honestly not say enough wonderful things about the top notch service that we experienced throughout the whole process! Randy & Mary are willing to answer all of your questions and they definitely know what they are doing - I honestly can not tell you one thing that went wrong with the reception. Randy was there to greet me and the husband with a big hug, a congratulations & a drink as soon as we entered the reception. Mary made sure our champagne glasses were never empty during dinner (being that I am a huge champagne fan, this was very appreciated!) and that we had a chance to try all the appetizers.
Thank you Randy and Mary for making this such a wonderful day for the two of us! I hope we have friends that decide to get married at the Meeting House so that we are able to come back for another event!
My fiance and I spontaneously stopped by one morning to view the Meeting House facility before another venue appointment. We were met immediately by the owners Randy and Mary. They gave us a tour and gave us a sample of a few appetizers. We were so impressed by their customer service and professionalism considering we didn't have an appointment. We were so impressed that we cancelled our remaining venue appointments because they left such a lasting impression on us!
Randy and Mary are so helpful and were wonderful to work with through the whole planning process and even during the ceremony and reception. They were with us on the wedding day from the beginning to the end ensuring that we and our guests were properly taken care of. Everything went smoothly from the ceremony, to the strolling appetizers, and reception. The care and presentation of the food was incredible. Our guests are still raving about the food and the facility!
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Unique & Historic Reception Venue by Kellogg Park
Do you dream of a romantic unique venue for your reception? Our 3 crystal chandeliers, high ceilings, wood floors & the fact that we only host one event at a time, creates beautiful memories that last a lifetime. Our attention to detail, excellent food & service makes this historic venue a must see.
- Price Range: $$$
- Amenities: Indoor Ceremony Area, Liability Insurance, Liquor License, Onsite Catering, Onsite Parking, Onsite Wedding Consultant, Outdoor Ceremony Area, Outdoor Reception Area, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
- Capacity: Up to 300
- Style: Banquet/Reception Hall, Mansion/Historic Site, Unusual/Alternative
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