About this Vendor
The Best Venue for a Winter Wedding in Michigan
The Conservatory is an elegant garden setting for a ceremony or reception. Lush foliage, curved European trusses and stone floors make Planterra an ideal non-traditional venue. On cloudless evenings, stars are visible through Planterra’s dramatic glass ceiling.
Amenities + Details
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$$$$ – Expensive
Bar + Drinks, Cakes + Desserts, Food + Catering, Rentals + Equipment, Service Staff
We held our May 2016 wedding at Planterra Conservatory and it was easily the BEST night of our lives. From the very beginning, it was evident that Anne and David know how to execute an event and working with them could not have been a better experience. The food and cocktails were phenomenal, the service was top-notch, and the floral and event design was jaw-dropping. They are extremely organized and have every base covered. They are also helpful in working with your budget. For example, we wanted more expensive flower choices but to stay within our budget, we altered the design of the centerpieces slightly. You can tell that that they truly want you to be happy and do whatever they can to personalize your event. Our entire wedding day went off seamlessly and their day-of coordination staff eases you along from event to event (cake cutting, dinner, dances, ect.) so that you don't have to think or worry about anything other than enjoying yourself. They assign a server to just the bride and groom and we could not have been more thankful. She was absolutely fabulous and made sure that we were able to eat, always had a cocktail in hand, and were enjoying ourselves. We could not be more thankful for how wonderful everyone was! We held both our ceremony and reception at the Conservatory and our guests still cannot stop raving about how beautiful it was and what a great time they had. It was especially nice to hear that they appreciated the great service. They never had to wait for a cocktail or ask for anything and we had 130+ guests attend. Thank you for giving us the wedding of our dreams!
Our Wedding Dream Come TrueReviewed on 9/21/2015 Casey R
We had our wedding ceremony and reception at Planterra over the weekend, and OMG it was incredible. From the very beginning stages of planning to the very end, they took care of every little detail. This is the perfect venue for someone that doesn't necessarily want to be over involved in decor or just doesn't know where to start. David is amazing and thinks of all the little things. We got so many compliments on the food, one from a private chef who said it's the best wedding food she has ever had. The atmosphere was so romantic and elegant, and I have never seen a more beautiful event space. It is SO much more unique than your average hall space. Choosing Planterra for our venue was the best decision we made, and I would recommend it to any engaged couple wanting something different than more typical weddings.
Most MAGICAL night of our livesReviewed on 1/07/2014 Brittany H
Our night with Planterra was the most magical night of our lives. If you are looking to feel like a princess and be treated like princess then you have found the right vendor. Planterra made planning my wedding such an easy process. They take care of literally everything for you. No hassle of picking out centerpieces or flowers, because they take your inspirations/ideas/and pictures and create a reality. We showed up to our floral/centerpiece meeting anticipating a day of tough decisions but when we walked in to the meeting our center pieces were sitting in front of us and were EXACTLY what I wanted. We received compliments on this venue ALL NIGHT telling us it was the best wedding they had ever gone to and that it was so magical and romantic. It saddens me to write this review because it means our wedding is already over. However knowing how wonderful the night was, brings a smile back to my face. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU PLANTERRA. You are forever a part of our hearts. The Hendersons
Planterra more than exceeded our already high expectations for our wedding! We had both our ceremony and reception there. Our guests still have not stopped raving about how gorgeous the venue was, how friendly and attentive the staff people were, and how incredible the food was. They made us and all of our guests feel like royalty. Throughout the entire process, from the first tour to our food tasting to our planning meetings, they truly seemed to do their best to make us as happy as possible and give us exactly the wedding we were dreaming of. Planterra took such great care of us and as a bride, I can say that my stress was so minimal because of them. I can honestly look back at our wedding day and say that I would not go back and change a single thing!
Planterra itself is a beautiful & unique location. But it's more than that - the staff is professional, helfpul, responsive and supportive. The food and service are exceptional. Their florals are exquisit and a work of art! They paid attention to our pintrest board to carefully craft the design and feeling we wanted to evoke on our wedding day. Every guest has continued to tell me that our wedding was the most memorable because of the location and that they loved the wait staff taking care of them. I thought it was just me! As the bride I always had water, cocktail and food! They're quick to set up and take down. They're organized, responsive to emails, and willing to work around schedules even when the couple is from out of state (video chats in the evenings!) It was beautiful, every detail was tended too, and everyone was excited for our day there! They sure know how to throw a party. The glass roof gives for a romantic starry night. And everyone I spoke to, emailed, worked with in some manner was there at set up! They are fantastic and we couldn't be more grateful for their services.
Wedding CeremonyReviewed on 6/25/2014 Jocelyn P
David at the Planterra is amazing!!! We had our wedding ceremony here and it was wonderful. They did our bouquets and it was exactly what I wanted. The only glitch was after we were pronounced husband and wife...they didn't start playing our song to exit down the aisle. It was awkward but everything else went amazingly.
Beautiful CeremonyReviewed on 11/10/2013 Shelley H
We loved the Planterra from the moment we saw it. We knew it would be the perfect space for our unique wedding - no one we know has ever gotten married in a place like this! Too bad the office staff is inconsiderate and incompetent. They obviously know brides and grooms will put up with their crap to have their wedding at this venue. More than once I called, ready to drive up there with our deposit after coordinating with the reception site for a wedding date that both had available, only to find that they already gave our date to someone else. Only a few days had passed each time, and they gave us no waring or put a hold on the dates for me to have enough time to get in touch with our reception venue. We had problems on more than one occasion, and the Event Coordinator, David, was pompous and rude our first few meetings. We were only having our ceremony there and they seemed not to care about us since they weren't getting as much money as they would for the entire wedding. After dozens of email from multiple people, things finally started falling into place. The rehearsal went smoothly thanks to Jen, she really changed my opinion of the people working there after just an hour or so. Thankfully she is working there, she should be the only one allowed to communicate with the public. While they were a nightmare to deal with, they do know how to throw a wedding, and everything was gorgeous on our big day. The perk about having your wedding here is that they include the officiant, a musician, flowers, and a toast at the end! I would recommend this place SOLELY on the wow-factor and how beautiful our pictures are!
AMAZING!Reviewed on 10/30/2013 Elisabethe c
Not only is the scenery amazing, the customer service is above any I've ever had. They made sure to cater to us and allow us some private space just for us for when we became overwhelmed. One of the best venues in the area!
Great setting but needed more attention to detailReviewed on 2/17/2013 Sarah C
great place for a beautiful wedding, though we were running around the afternoon of the wedding trying to get things looking like we requested. Had several conversations about the same thing, and took a few tries for them to get it right. Make sure to micromanage the event contact if you want to use this venue!
VERY HAPPY BRIDEReviewed on 2/07/2013 Amanda o
The Venue was a fairytale. From the moment I walked in to see the venue, David was there to help out. All the planning and discussing, I was so anxious to see how it would all turn out on the big day. Seeing the vision come together was more than I could ever ask for. The food was incredible, and I couldn't have asked for better help on the day of. Everything went so smoothly, I absolutely recommend this venue for someone else's fairy tale.
Ceremony & Reception at PlanterraReviewed on 12/13/2012 Ann L
Very unique and romantic setting, especially at night. The staff is wonderful and they take care of everything. You can be involved as much, or as little, as you want in the details. They do floral, rentals, food (very yummy), decorations, linens, etc. You only need a DJ, photographer, and cake. It's perfect for busy brides! My only complaint was that they upcharged us handsomely for adding a local microbrew to the beer selection, and then only purchased 1 case of 24 bottles. It was gone within 30 minutes. Other than that little glitch, everything was wonderful.
Meet The Events Director
David Di Vincenzo
David has been directing events for Planterra clients since 2010. He designs each event – from menu, décor, floral and every detail in between - to make our clients’ visions come to life. He has 15 years of professional experience in arts fundraising, programming and event planning and worked at PaceMacGill Gallery, The Noguchi Museum and one of Estee Lauder’s family foundations in New York. David holds a B.A. from Albion College and an M.A. from Brooklyn College and also attended the Atelier Léo Marchutz in Aix-en-Provence, France.