51 total reviews
The Colony Club is a fantastic wedding venue. This stunning space draws you in with its ornate gold architecture, hardwood floors and balcony's fit for a princess. It's real beauty, however, isn't seen at first glance. It's behind the scenes with it's amazing staff.
The entire staff at the Colony Club were so fabulous to work with. They were friendly, helpful and organized throughout the entire wedding process. I never worried about anything and was able to enjoy my entire wedding reception stress free!
Guests raved about the food and incredible service all night long!
They made our BIG day so easy and special from start to finish!
If you are looking for a classic, romantic, and completely over-the-top beautiful setting - look no further. The Colony Club is truly a gem. The food is amazing and none of your guests will be hungry. My only complaint was that the service was great, but not amazing. Our speeches ran a little long and by the waiters body language and conversation, you could tell that they were beyond annoyed with that, not being able to bring out the food exactly according to plan. We didn't really appreciate that but other than that- no complaints. Gorgeous! Worth every penny, our pictures are amazing and we had SO many people tell us that it was the prettiest place that they had ever been to for a reception.
Exceeded my expectations, great food/service and background made for a perfect background for pictures
I was married at the Colony Club on 12/31/13 and worked most closely with Lauren, Nicole and Bertha. Everyone was accommodating, patient, professional, personal and easy to reach via phone and e-mail.
We booked The Colony Club within weeks of our engagement after seeing pictures online and realizing the space is even more beautiful in person. The food was fantastic, they worked well with our vendors and our guests had the best time at our wedding.
AMAZING! We just had our wedding ceremony, cocktail hour and reception on the new 4th floor. The Colony Club exceeded my expectations (which is something to say, because I'm a type A perfectionist). It is a beautiful venue, even without additional decor. Nicole and Alyssa were wonderful! They were organized, personable, professional, always in contact with great suggestions. Our day of consultant Judy was outstanding. She helped calm everyone's nerves, ran a smooth event thanks to a great rehearsal. She checked on my husband and I continuously, and made us feel so special. The head server was fabulous. He was professional, personable, and quick. The colony club is the best venue in southeast Michigan.
The Colony Club is gorgeous and not your typical banquet hall. The food and service was amazing! Nicole and Lauren were great to work with they answered any questions I had throughout the whole entire process. I would recommend the Colony Club if your looking for a unique and elegant Wedding experience!
This venue far exceeded my dreams of having a beautiful wedding. Once I saw it, I knew I had to have my wedding here. It was almost perfect except a few issues. First, we were told the Event Manager would be available to help us through the ceremony with timing, logistics, etc. When the time actually came to walk down the aisle though, she was no where to be found. This could have been disastrous but thankfully my dad is a minister and helped all of the bridal party (including 3 small flower girls)get down the aisle beautifully. Second, the food we tried at the tasting and chose for our wedding was delicious and tasty. On the day-of, the beef had a completely different sauce that was bland and pretty much awful. It basically ruined that part of the meal. The salmon was good.
Overall, if I had to do it all over again, without a doubt I would choose this venue again. It was stunning and many people commented about the uniqueness and beauty of the venue. It has a perfect location for taking gorgeous pictures downtown and is a very memorable place. I probably would not order the beef though...
The Colony Club was absolutely amazing. When planning our wedding we looked at nearly every venue in Detroit (and the surrounding areas). The moment we walked in, we knew it was THE PLACE!! The main ballroom is absolutely gorgeous and their new 4th floor space (where we had our ceremony) fits in great! I cannot say enough good things about the staff. The sales staff were so patient with (and quick to respond to) my millions of questions during the planning process. The staff the day of was on top of everything - it all came out perfectly! We did the grand package and the food turned out wonderful - definitely recommend those chicken wings for cocktail hour! Overall, the Colony Club helps make our day amazing.
My wedding at the Colony Club was perfect. And when I say perfect I mean beyond my wildest dreams. I am a, shall we say... picky person... and being picky as well as being a Graphic Designer leads to me to an unfortunate situation where nothing is ever good enough. I always find fault with colors, ambiance, lighting, etc. Rarely am I fully satisfied with anything, especially visual things like design or decor.
However, my wedding at the Colony Club was absolutely 100% perfect. I honestly could not have dreamt of a more beautiful or more perfect wedding. When we walked into the ballroom for our first look at the room, tears filled my eyes and I was speechless. My husband and I just stared at each other, dumbfounded at how AMAZING the room looked. It was the most beautiful thing we had EVER seen. We knew that the Colony Club was gorgeous and we had seen it many times but once you see it all made up for your event, it is just……… see even now I am speechless. My only regret is that I cannot LIVE in that ballroom forever. The warmth, the light and the opulence was like a dream.
On top of the beauty of the venue the staff is AMAZING. Nicole works tirelessly to make sure you have a perfect event. She was there through thick and thin and truly wanted me to love my wedding. Lauren and the wedding sales team were there to answer all of my many (many!) questions and requests via email. And on the wedding day itself, the staff was just mind-blowing.. they had a team of people making sure the wedding party was happy and that everything was perfect. Judy was the absolute best and most wonderful person, she was there from start to finish. I felt so much love and care from her, I knew that she would do everything in her power to make my day wonderful, and it was. I am so grateful to all of them, thank you guys so very much for everything!!!
On top of THAT the food is the best food that I have ever had at a wedding. It is so good that it unfair to even put it in the category of "wedding food." The food of the Colony Club and Gem Theater is better than many expensive restaurants that I have been too. The halibut and filet are heaven. I just wish my wedding dress wasn't a corset so I could have eaten more!!!!
Words cannot fully describe how prefect The Colony Club is. Our wedding exceeded our wildest dreams. Our guests were so happy and so blown away that EVERY single person that I spoke to that night just went on and on about what a fantastic place it was and how great the food was. It was so wonderful.
My advice if you are thinking of the Colony Club is to do everything in your power to have your wedding there. I know it books far in advance, it is 100% worth the wait. I know it is more expensive than other places, it is 100% worth the price. The Colony Club is by FAR the best venue not only in the city of Detroit but, in my opinion, in the whole state of Michigan.
The Colony Club is a beautiful venue! The food was amazing and the service couldn't have been better. Many people told us this was the most beautiful/best wedding they have ever been to - except for the heat! I don't know what the problem with the AC was but it was at least 80 degrees inside the club during our entire wedding (ceremony/reception). I later found out this is a reoccurring problem but the sales team does not warn you about it ahead of time. When I told the sales team afterwards their only response was "we are working on making it cooler in the warmer months." We were very disappointed that we spent SO much money and were literally dripping sweat the entire evening. I would recommend avoiding the Colony Club in the summer months!
The Colony Club is worth every penny! Their event staff is amazing and so helpful to work with. The staff is so accommodating and professional. We received SO many compliments on the food and service. The third floor ballroom itself is so grand, other decorations are hardly needed. We are still hearing from guests what a great time they had! I did not have to worry about a single thing. Judy was the biggest help the day of my wedding and anything I needed she made happen! Alan was also amazing and served my drinks without me even noticing he had set them down. You absolutely cannot go wrong with the Colony Club! The venue is so charming and gorgeous; the staff is amazing. I am SO glad I was able to have my wedding here!
The Colony Club is the perfect downtown venue to have a wedding. We used the beautiful 4th floor ballroom for our ceremony and it was perfect. For the reception we moved down to the 3rd floor ballroom which is absolutely breathtaking. Our guests were blown away.
The staff was very helpful from the start of the planning process until the end of the reception. Nicole, Judy and Bertha were great, and ensured a stress free day. They worked with our vendors to make sure everything went off without a hitch. Once we arrived on the wedding day they took care of everything so that we were able to enjoy the day.
Everything was great! Beautiful room, delicious food and the staff goes out of their way to ensure your event is perfect!!
The Colony Club is absolutely stunning, there is nothing like it in Detroit. So many of my guests were just blown away with how beautiful the main ballroom is. I also used the petite ballroom for my ceremony and it was perfect. The staff was so helpful, I worked mainly with Alyssa, Judy and Nicole and all of them were extremely friendly and easy to work with. They made wedding planning so much fun! The service the night of the wedding was great, the food was delicious, I seriously have nothing bad to say about them. If you're planning your wedding in downtown this is the place! You will not find anything better.
During our wedding planning, I've seen a lot of banquet halls and facilities but nothing has compared to the Colony Club Detroit..a gem in the heart of the city. We booked our wedding date based on their availability and we have no regrets at all. Service was fantastic, the whole staff especially Nicole Lakatos, Judy, Bertha and Mohammed surpassed all our expectations and we couldn't be happier. The food tasting was awesome and our reception was a feast..everything was delicious. We always look back on our photos and we couldn't still believe that we got married at theColony Club and how beautiful and elegant our wedding was. Its worth all the money we paid for. The best in town and its proven!!!
The Colony Club was the perfect venue for our wedding! Nearly a year later, we are still hearing compliments from our guests! From my first phone call with Nicole until the end our wedding reception, the staff was extremely professional, helpful and accommodating! Nicole and Allison did a fantastic job. They were always positive and answered my many questions and concerns. Even though I requested a speciality cocktail only a week and a half prior to our wedding date, Allison ensured that the staff was prepared to make it for our guests.
We have a special thank you to Judy! She was the event coordinator the evening of our wedding and saved our wedding flowers when the arrangements on candelabras began following over (our florist got stuck in traffic with the Tigers game and couldn’t make it back in time to fix the arrangements). As soon as I walked into the ballroom Judy was right by my side to tell me what happened and that she had to modify them so they would stay up. Without her, I may have had my one any only “bridezilla” moment. From start to finish Judy was fantastic with everything! She kept the night moving and my husband and I on track! Thank you Judy!
The food was excellent! The chef even had the head waiter ask me if the vegetables that I asked be seasoned for all of the guests meals were as I had expected. And they were!
At the end of the evening the staff had cleared off all of the tables and boxed all of the items that were taking back with us. Although I had put a family member in charge of this, it was nice to know it had already been done.
The Colony Club is a beautifully restored building perfect for a wedding and the staff is fantastic!
We held our wedding at The Colony Club in March 2013 and it was perfect! The space is beautiful, the food delicious and, most importantly, the people were wonderful to work with and helped make our day go without a hitch. I would recommend The Colony Club to any couple looking to get married in downtown Detroit.
The Colony Club staff were excellent...Bertha, Judy, and bartenders went above and beyond. Everyone was extremely friendly. We liked that Bertha/Judy checked in with our parents in addition to us. They kept the bridal/groom suites fully stocked...it was so nice to have something to eat and drink away from guests. The food was great...lots of compliments on the food! The ambiance...look/feel of the venue was beautiful. Our overall experience was memorable.
A couple of minor things could have done better, such as:
1) If event Managers had a key to override the elevator. I've seen this in action in hospitals. You insert a key and it overrides all other requests. We could have used this when riding down after announcing from the balcony. The elevator re-opened on 3M, went to 4, then to 3M again before correctly going to 3. The DJ didn't know where we went and the guests were clapping for minutes...
2) If there was signage for bathrooms on the first floor. In addition, locking apparatuses on the stalls would be great!
3) If more staff were available to direct guests to the first floor for cocktail hour after the ceremony.
4) If it was easier to coordinate meeting with the Colony Club/GEM Theater staff. You have to wait outside the building until they arrive.
We had our wedding at the colony club a few weeks ago, and everything was more than I expected. They took care of everything. The food was amazing, the room was beautiful and the night was perfect!
Received positive feedback on my venue, the food and the whole atmosphere from many of my guests.
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