(WXYZ) — Every year there is a surge of marriage proposals during the holidays and Valentine's Day. And with those holidays in the rearview mirror, it's time to start planning those weddings!
So we asked our 7 Action News viewers to weigh in on the best wedding venues in metro Detroit. And they come up with quite a list, everything from classic to industrial to historical to nautical.
Planning a wedding is a big job! That's something Jesse Remson knows. He's planning his wedding with his fiancee, and he knows exactly what he wants. Remson says he and his fiancee are "really, just something that's got a simple elegance".
Here are 7 elegant wedding venues that will wow your crowd.
#7) Bay Pointe Golf Club (West Bloomfield Twp)
Looking for the wedding venue with stunning lake views? Try Bay Pointe Golf Club in West Bloomfield. Located on Middle Straits Lake, Bay Pointe has indoor wedding options along with outdoor and covered outdoor venues. They're 7th on our list.
#6 )The Whitney (Midtown Detroit)
6th is The Whitney in Midtown Detroit. Opulence is the name of the game at this Gilded Age mansion with pink marble and 20 fireplaces. The Tiffany-stained glass windows are great spots for wedding pictures. Metro Detroiter Biba Adams thinks The Whitney is the perfect wedding spot.
"It's beautiful," she says. "Look how Gothic and beautiful the building is. Yeah. I would love to get married there."
#5) The Henry Ford (Dearborn)
The Henry Ford in Dearborn is 5th. With all of the choices of backdrop at Greenfield Village to countless artifacts at the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation to Lovett Hall – one of Michigan's swankiest ballrooms at The Henry Ford – no two weddings are the same.
#4) Infinity - Ovation Yacht Charter (Detroit & St. Clair Shores)
Infinity - Ovation Yacht Charter in St. Clair Shores comes in 4th. They offer a unique nautical experience. After a lakefront ceremony, hop on board one of Infinity-Ovation's two luxurious yachts. Once on-board, you'll dine, dance and celebrate.
#3) The Eastern (Eastern Market)
If you're looking for a venue with a little more of an industrial feel, perhaps some exposed brick, try the Eastern. It's just steps from Eastern market. This huge warehouse-type space features high exposed metal beam ceilings and polished concrete floors. The Eastern offers a modern edgy wedding venue.
#2) Royal Park Hotel (Rochester)
If you're looking for a wedding fit for a princess, try the Royal Park Hotel in Rochester. Here you can say your 'I do's' under the sweeping white canopy and dazzling crystal chandelier of the Park pavilion or the grandeur of the Royal Grand Ballroom perfect for larger affairs.
#1) The Inn at St. John (Plymouth, MI)
Now, according to our 7 Action News viewers, the number one wedding venue in all of metro Detroit is The Inn at St. John. The atrium is the standout here, bathing wedding-goers in natural light. The Inn at St. Johns hosts 240 weddings a year. The shaded waterfall garden is a popular spot for wedding photos.