19 total reviews
The Roostertail brought the wedding of my dreams to life with the help of Shawna and her staff!
We knew very quickly after visiting The Roostertail for the first time it was the venue we wanted for our wedding. The location is unbeatable. The water views from the marine room and fountains going all night added excitement and classiness to our wedding that you can't get anywhere else. Having our own event planner there to help us with the details every step of the way including being present at the rehearsal and the whole wedding day made everything go seamlessly. This venue includes a lot of extras in their packages that make it easier to plan (such as linens/ chairs etc). The food was delicious. We went with a buffet plus some extras and everyone was happy. People couldn't stop talking about how great the bar was. We also had our ceremony on the side patio by the water and it was gorgeous. Can't say enough good things about this place. Very classy and FUN!
Guests did not stop complimenting the food and venue, it was a hit!
From the moment my now-husband and I walked into the Roostertail, we loved it. One of my requirements was that I wanted a venue with windows and a view and boy did the Roostertail have a view!! It was the first venue we visited after getting engaged. My husband set up a meeting with Erica to get a tour. She showed us around and then sat us down to discuss to show us pictures of the rooms with different decor. She also showed us all the centerpieces, linens and napkins that are provided at no extra cost. That was another thing we loved; they don't nickel and dime you like a lot venues.
After we visited 4 or 5 other places, we decided that we would only be happy with the Roostertail and it was the most cost-effective when we looked into how much it would to hire out the decor.
Throughout the whole wedding process, Erica was so helpful. She was also very timely in her responses and answered any questions that we had. Even though she got married a week before us, she still met with us the week of her wedding to discuss all of our last minute details.
On the day of wedding, I walked into the Marine Room and it was decorated perfectly. It was everything that we talked about. It was phenomenal. It looked gorgeous.
Erica rounded up the bridal party and came back to get me to go to the ceremony on the side porch. She did a great job at getting the bridal party and immediate family away from the guests to take pictures right away. As we were taking pictures, she brought up hors d'oeuvres and beer. The bridal party really appreciated this!! I even had a meatball and the bruschetta. Both were delicious!
Before we had our grand entrance, Erica explained to everyone the path they should take when they make their entrance. After my husband and I made our entrance, Erica asked us what we wanted to drink and brought it to us at our table.
We had the buffet and went with the pork picante, stuffed chicken with cherries jubilee and the breaded whitefish. Everything was outstanding!! I was too excited to eat a lot, but I couldn't stop eating the stuffed chicken. So good!
It was the most perfect night ever. Guests kept telling me that it was the best wedding they've ever been to. There are so many wow factors to the Roostertail, from the fountains, to the dance floor raising to just the view. Everyone was very impressed with the wedding.
At the end of the wedding, Davis helped us collect our stuff and the staff would let us know when they found things that we may want. The staff was very nice and very helpful.
Everything went so perfectly! I could not have asked for a more perfect and smooth wedding. I was never worried or stressed. It was absolutely wonderful!
Wow, what an amazing wedding! The wedding ceremony was under the Roostertail Pavilion overlooking the Detroit waterfront. Our place cards were hung by ribbons from a tree in the entrance. The reception was over the top. You'll just have to look at the pictures on the site to see how simply gorgeous it was. We had a tastefully done black, and white wedding with touches of red and shimmery silver that made everything pop.
The lighting was beautiful as was a color changing waterfall that sprung from the water just behind the dance floor. Our every need was met. We had awesome food (Chef Paul made special vegan entrees and some brownies for our vegan guests), the desserts were delicious (especially the chocolate, chocolate cake), and the signature drinks were over the top. I recommend getting a photo booth. We had guests even in their 90's putting on props and taking group pictures. What a way to get family together. I want to say a special thank you to Tom Schoenith, Shawna, and the entire Roostertail staff for all their hard work to make the night very, very special.
I attended my nephews wedding and it was one of the nicest weddings I've ever attended! From the lovely ceremony on the water, to the coffee drinks to go on our way out, everything was fantastic, and every detail was thought of. I left wanting nothing more...except room for more of those fantastic desserts! My favorite part was when the dance floor raised during the bride and groom dance and the fountains erupted in a blaze of color! It was magical. Definitely a fairytail wedding!
My experience at the Roostertail was amazing. My wedding was everything and more I could ave ever imagined!! Shawna and her team completely out did them selves!! The food and desserts were delicious! The sweet table was a total shock!! All fall themed with giant pumpkin pies, and huge cakes in the shape of candy corns!! The chef even packed us a to-go back with food and desserts for us to take back to out hotel room! The service was unreal, they gave me my fairytale wedding!! I LOVE Shawna and the Rooostertail!!
We were looking for a perfect wedding venue downtown Detroit that would give our out of town guests a positive vibe from a struggling city. We checked out some other locations and weren't 100% sure on. When we met with Erica at the Roostertail it was instant love and things kept getting better. The location was great, the view of the city was beautiful, the wall to wall/floor to ceiling windows were great! Not to mention all of the added details we never imagined of: fountains, a raised dance floor for our first dance, the guests boasting about how amazing the food was, etc.
We would definitely recommend this to any friend/family member for any event that they'd like to hold! Everyone was so easy to communicate with by e-mail/phone/in person.
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If you are looking for a venue with a view, this is the place! Both of their rooms have 3 sides of ceiling to floor windows overlooking the Detroit River. I wanted to find a place that was different than just a banquet hall without windows. The Roostertail not only provide the perfect venue, but the service was outstanding.
We were lucky enough to have Jacquie as our event planner. She made me feel as though I was the only bride that she was working with. Jacquie is very creative and gave me lots of great ideas during the process. Another wonderful part of booking The Roostertail is that they provide everything! Chairs, tables, linens, centerpieces, decorations, etc. This cut down the cost of our wedding substantially.
*Bridal suite with keycode lock. Updated and beautiful
*Outdoor patio, perfect for summer nights
*Food variety (my guests raved about it later)
*Variety of linen colors
*Every wedding at The Roostertail has its own feel
*Sweets table included!
Many people have asked me what went wrong on our wedding day. I tell them, "literally nothing!" Jacquie and The Roostertail staff made sure the evening ran smoothy and that everyone had the time of their lives.
Had my wedding here. It's an okay venue but the view is spectacular. Chief Paul is awesome and caters to all of your needs. The staff acts a little unprofessional at times.
We planned our wedding in four months and used the Roostertail as the ceremony site and reception. We had an outdoor ceremony by the waterfront and a cocktail and hor deuvers nightclub style reception. The Roostertail was perfect. Beautiful location, everyone loved the openness and ability to be indoors or out. The staff was wonderful and covered every detail. We rented a white leather couch and benches along with side tables which were set up near the dance floor. We were able to have food the entire night. Hand passed hor deuvers for the first hour, eight hor deuvers for 2 hours and white castles the last hour. Our guests loved the fact they were not stuck at a table for 2 hours while having dinner. Karl and Shawna worked with us on every request we had and made everything seem so easy. Truly professional. Just days before the wedding we decided to add a candy table and Shawna took the time and care to set everything up for us, no extra charge and it was so much fun! The food was excellent and you didn't have to pay per piece like we found with many other vendors, they just kept refilling as needed. I can't tell you how many of our guests told us it was the best wedding they had ever been to. Fun, Sophisticated and Gorgeous! At the end of the evening they even let us light and send off over 40 wish lanterns, which floated right over the river. Because of the exceptional view it reduced the need and expense of large centerpieces (several of which they provide at no additional cost!) The Roostertail has a rich history and is a class act! Couldn't and wouldn't change a thing!
The Roostertail is absolutely beautiful!!! Our ceremony will be taking place outside on the patio and our reception will be in the Marine Room. For anyone that has heard this nasty rumor that the Roostertail is going out of business, it is just that... a RUMOR. I was just at the roostertail this week to choose my linens for our September wedding, and they are finishing up major renovations! They have added a bridal suite on to the ladies bathroom (yay!), flat screens in the lobby, etc. My wedding planner Shawna let me know that this is one of the busiest years in a long time. I would definitely reccommend the Roostertail, it is by far the most beautiful venue in southeast michigan, and it is not going anywhere anytime soon. The staff is proffessional and they go above and beyond to make you feel welcome.
We could not have picked a better place to have our wedding and reception. We planned for the wedding outside off the water but due to rain we had to have it inside. They made sure the wedding was just as beautiful. I was truly happy. Shawna and Nichelle held our hand the entire time and made us feel very special. There was alot included in the price which most people don't know. This left us with a lot less to worry about. I had heard so many good things but I can honestly now speak first hand and say that I feel the Roostertail is the best place to have a wedding and reception!! I would rate them a 10 out of 5!! :)
These guys know how to throw a party! Our ceremony was classy and elegant on the water with the river and boats in the background and our reception was a bang up party. The food was also amazing!!! Shawna was an absolute delight to work with while planning our wedding, she really knows her stuff. Being a bride can be stressful and it really helps when your vendors are easy to work with, always make themselves available, and want to please their clients, in every way they can. We will certainly be heading back to the Roostertail to renew our vows one day. :) Can't say enough great things about this venue!
It's an amazing venue for sure! It's expensive but worth it and they work with you on payment schedules and are always there to answer any questions.
Our reception was on the Outdoor Deck under the brand new pavilion. Shawna, the event manager, and Tom, the owner really went above and beyond for us. The food was incredible and walking up to the reception I thought I was looking at a spread from Bride magazing. The white pavilion was lit up with turquoise lights and the curtains were pulled to the side against the pillars, making the event look both trendy and classic at the same time.
The Roostertail gave me everything I could have dreamed of. The location was beautiful, the staff was punctual, courteous, helpful, and classy. I had a bit of sickness before the ceremony and Shawna went out of her way to help me feel better before the ceremony. The food was delicious. The Made in Michigan table was a huge hit. We LOVED our dessert table. Everything was PERFECT.
My husband and I were having a hard time finding just the right place to fit the vision that we had of our wedding, and as soon as we saw the Roostertail, we fell in love and knew it was EXACTLY the right place! This is a GORGEOUS venue, not at all your typical banquet hall! Everything was just as we had envisioned it, and almost five years later, guests are STILL talking about what an amazing and gorgeous wedding we had at the Roostertail! The service was wonderful, and the special touches that only this place can provide will make your wedding truly special!!!
This is a very beautiful place to have a reception but we had our ceremony outside and there was a wedding going on in the hall and our ceremony which started at 6pm was interupted by dance music from the other party. Our guests could not hear a thing. Our wedding coordinator was fired the day before our wedding and they sent the receptionist to just stand there if we had any questions. They did not follow through on many of the promises they had with us on the day of the wedding. Our coordinator was very unprofessional and rude by insulting other companies or ideas we had. We were talked out of doing things we wanted to do because it would have been more work for them. Dinner was served extremely late that people began getting up from their tables. No one knew how to clean up because this was discussed with my coordiantor and she was now fired. All of our table decorations provided by me were thrown away and they clearly were not items that should be thrown away. We sent the survey company a letter of all the problems we had and nothing was resolved. I could continue with many more issues that we had but I think you got the idea. I think it was a beautiful venue but the staff was unprofessional and definitely put a damper on one of the most important days of my life.
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Built in 1958, The Roostertail enjoyed instant fame as the largest free-standing night club in the country, hosting everyone from Tony Bennett to the Temptations. A beautiful glass-enclosed structure anchored on the Detroit River, it boasts incredible views of Belle Isle, Canada and Lake St. Clair.
- Price Range: $$
- Amenities: Indoor Ceremony Area, Kosher Available, Liability Insurance, Liquor License, On the Water, Onsite Catering, Onsite Parking, Onsite Wedding Consultant, Outdoor Ceremony Area, Outdoor Reception Area, Tented Area, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
- Capacity: More than 400
- Style: Banquet/Reception Hall, Mansion/Historic Site, Unusual/Alternative
awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2012
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