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Lake St. Clair Metropark

Harrison Township , MI
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LOCATION

31300 Metro Parkway
Harrison Township, MI US 48045 (map)

PHONE

248-608-0690

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Thomas S. Welsh Activity Center at Lake St. Clair Metropark

Tired of looking at dark banquet halls for your next event? Your guests will love – and remember – the... Read more
Thomas S. Welsh Activity Center at Lake St. Clair Metropark

Tired of looking at dark banquet halls for your next event? Your guests will love – and remember – the floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the plaza and Lake St. Clair at Lake St. Clair Metropark. Close to the parking lot and within walking distance to the beach, the Activity Center offers seating up to 300 persons, a raised stage and a warming kitchen. The terrazzo floor is perfect for dancing.

Couples can get married anywhere in the park, including the gazebo on the point with beautiful Lake St. Clair as a backdrop, on the beach, or even on a boat in the marina!

Banquet Center Rental Contact:
Sue Knapp, Sue.knapp@metroparks.com

(800) 477-3172 or (586) 463-4581
Lake St. Clair Metropark Offices
31300 Metro Parkway
Harrison Township, MI 48045

View our website www.metroparks.com

Kosch Catering Exclusive Caterers to Lake St. Clair Metropark
Cass Przybylski, cass@koschcatering.com
Catering Sales and Operations
324 East St.
Rochester, MI 48307
(248) 608-0690

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Anonymous
Wedding:
11/10/2012
3.2/5.0
I had my wedding reception here on November 10, 2012 and this review is complicated to post because as a whole renting the Activity Center at Lake St. Clair Metropark was not that bad, but the companies and staff they employ were.

When renting this venue you must either use their catering service or bring in your own food. We decided to bring in our own food, but had to use the company if we wanted to provide alcohol. This company was Perfect Plate Cuisine and I must rate them 0 stars. The bartender was rude (even to me, the Bride), poured the beer from the tap into pitchers which were left out to get warm and flat, would only give mini shots of wine and refused to fill the cups up (it's wine, not vodka!), and was just a plain out boring, grumpy person. However, thankfully Metropark is switching companies after the new year ... I'm not sure if this counts as a bad review against the park, but it is the company that they choose to work with.

Our second problem was the building attendant. They are responsible for being there during the event, cleaning up spills, taking out trash, etc ... well most of the night he was nowhere to be found *especially when we needed him to do these things. It was a disaster.

The venue was pretty clean and was a wonderful location to use, but unless the new catering company comes in and the building attendant was fired I would not choose to have my wedding here again.
I had my wedding reception here on November 10, 2012 and this review is complicated to post because as a whole renting the Read more...
I had my wedding reception here on November 10, 2012 and this review is complicated to post because as a whole renting the Activity Center at Lake St. Clair Metropark was not that bad, but the companies and staff they employ were.

When renting this venue you must either use their catering service or bring in your own food. We decided to bring in our own food, but had to use the company if we wanted to provide alcohol. This company was Perfect Plate Cuisine and I must rate them 0 stars. The bartender was rude (even to me, the Bride), poured the beer from the tap into pitchers which were left out to get warm and flat, would only give mini shots of wine and refused to fill the cups up (it's wine, not vodka!), and was just a plain out boring, grumpy person. However, thankfully Metropark is switching companies after the new year ... I'm not sure if this counts as a bad review against the park, but it is the company that they choose to work with.

Our second problem was the building attendant. They are responsible for being there during the event, cleaning up spills, taking out trash, etc ... well most of the night he was nowhere to be found *especially when we needed him to do these things. It was a disaster.

The venue was pretty clean and was a wonderful location to use, but unless the new catering company comes in and the building attendant was fired I would not choose to have my wedding here again. Read less
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Adrienne
Wedding:
6/22/2012
2.9/5.0
We had our ceremony out at the Gazebo and it was just perfect. Right on the water with stunning views. The only problem with that was you have to pay for the Tram to take your guests there and back. You also have to pay a park entry fee, should you choose to do so so you;re guests aren't stuck with it,($5 a car) which was ridiculous to me. I am already paying for the use of the park so to me this should be waived. Or they should come up with some kind of package that includes parking and Tram passes. No one in the park office seemed to know what they were talking about. The reception was nice but the only thing was the fish flies. There were 3 people from the Park at the reception and they never once tried to clean up the fish flies, which we were told they would do. I loved the venue but was highly disappointed with the service here.
We had our ceremony out at the Gazebo and it was just perfect. Right on the water with stunning views. The only problem Read more...
We had our ceremony out at the Gazebo and it was just perfect. Right on the water with stunning views. The only problem with that was you have to pay for the Tram to take your guests there and back. You also have to pay a park entry fee, should you choose to do so so you;re guests aren't stuck with it,($5 a car) which was ridiculous to me. I am already paying for the use of the park so to me this should be waived. Or they should come up with some kind of package that includes parking and Tram passes. No one in the park office seemed to know what they were talking about. The reception was nice but the only thing was the fish flies. There were 3 people from the Park at the reception and they never once tried to clean up the fish flies, which we were told they would do. I loved the venue but was highly disappointed with the service here. Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
4/21/2012
5.0/5.0
Beautiful, affordable, and very flexible venue.
Beautiful, affordable, and very flexible venue.
Beautiful, affordable, and very flexible venue. Read less
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Liz Razer
Wedding:
8/12/2011
5.0/5.0
The delicious food and the service from all involved was absolutely fantastic and exceeded well beyond what we expected. We received so many compliments on the delicious food, how it was served, the lovely windows that were opened and what a great venue this was. Christine is highly efficient, helped us a lot with the menu, and attended to every last detail in a very professional manner. She was an absolute delight to work with. The staff was very friendly and gave us excellent service. Our guests told us it was the best wedding they ever attended. We highly recommend this venue - we are still in "awe" on how perfect it was.
The delicious food and the service from all involved was absolutely fantastic and exceeded well beyond what we expected. Read more...
The delicious food and the service from all involved was absolutely fantastic and exceeded well beyond what we expected. We received so many compliments on the delicious food, how it was served, the lovely windows that were opened and what a great venue this was. Christine is highly efficient, helped us a lot with the menu, and attended to every last detail in a very professional manner. She was an absolute delight to work with. The staff was very friendly and gave us excellent service. Our guests told us it was the best wedding they ever attended. We highly recommend this venue - we are still in "awe" on how perfect it was. Read less
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Stacie
Wedding:
1/1/2011
5.0/5.0
Perfect Plate Cuisine helped make our Wedding memorable! The food was absolutely fantastic! We couldn't have asked for anything more on our wedding day. Christine helped us with the menu from start to finish, and even helped us with a late night snack for our guests to enjoy! The customer service was superb too! There was a power outage in the venue and they still managed to get everything prepared! We really couldn't have been more pleased. Thank you Christine and P.P.C!
Perfect Plate Cuisine helped make our Wedding memorable! The food was absolutely fantastic! We couldn't have asked for Read more...
Perfect Plate Cuisine helped make our Wedding memorable! The food was absolutely fantastic! We couldn't have asked for anything more on our wedding day. Christine helped us with the menu from start to finish, and even helped us with a late night snack for our guests to enjoy! The customer service was superb too! There was a power outage in the venue and they still managed to get everything prepared! We really couldn't have been more pleased. Thank you Christine and P.P.C! Read less
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Sunflower
Wedding:
9/11/2010
5.0/5.0
Christine and her crew were very flexible and accommodating when due to rain, we had to move the wedding ceremony from outside to the inside where the reception was. The food was awesome. In fact, the salmon was grilled then brought in to the buffet line, hot. The guests raved about the food to us.
Christine and her crew were very flexible and accommodating when due to rain, we had to move the wedding ceremony from Read more...
Christine and her crew were very flexible and accommodating when due to rain, we had to move the wedding ceremony from outside to the inside where the reception was. The food was awesome. In fact, the salmon was grilled then brought in to the buffet line, hot. The guests raved about the food to us. Read less
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Wedding:
6/26/2010
4.8/5.0
Totally Awesome! More fabulous than I could ever imagine. I can't believe I can't rate this higher than five. I'm not kidding - EVERY guest was overwhelmed. Every guest told me it was the BEST wedding they had ever attended. I was out of the country much of the time during the planning. Everything was reported to me by e-mail. EVERY SINGLE DETAIL was covered. There was nothing left out. They even had little baskets for each bathroom with everything a guest might need - like hair sprays and mouth wash and mini sewing kits; bandaids, sun block, Motrin, Tylenol and every other personal thing you might ever need. It was an outdoor wedding at Harsens Island, MI. It will be talked about on that island forerver! And I can't begin to tell you how out-going and friendly each staff member was. They brought their own grills and cooked the food fresh, right on the site. It was THE MOST SPECTACULAR wedding meal I have ever had - fresh grilled and delicious! Please e-mail me and let me tell you more.
Totally Awesome! More fabulous than I could ever imagine. I can't believe I can't rate this higher than five. I'm not Read more...
Totally Awesome! More fabulous than I could ever imagine. I can't believe I can't rate this higher than five. I'm not kidding - EVERY guest was overwhelmed. Every guest told me it was the BEST wedding they had ever attended. I was out of the country much of the time during the planning. Everything was reported to me by e-mail. EVERY SINGLE DETAIL was covered. There was nothing left out. They even had little baskets for each bathroom with everything a guest might need - like hair sprays and mouth wash and mini sewing kits; bandaids, sun block, Motrin, Tylenol and every other personal thing you might ever need. It was an outdoor wedding at Harsens Island, MI. It will be talked about on that island forerver! And I can't begin to tell you how out-going and friendly each staff member was. They brought their own grills and cooked the food fresh, right on the site. It was THE MOST SPECTACULAR wedding meal I have ever had - fresh grilled and delicious! Please e-mail me and let me tell you more. Read less
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Lori
Wedding:
4/17/2010
5.0/5.0
Wonderful service, highly flexible, and just a pure joy to spend our wedding day with!
Wonderful service, highly flexible, and just a pure joy to spend our wedding day with!
Wonderful service, highly flexible, and just a pure joy to spend our wedding day with! Read less
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Toe to be
Wedding:
10/24/2009
5.0/5.0
I could not have been happier with our wedding at Metro Beach. The site is beautiful. It is extremely nice to have your own building with only one wedding taking place. The park is very helpful. The park superintendent, Jim, is one of the most caring and thoughtful individuals. He and his team helped us with everything from helping me get to my pictures, helping my grandmother with a wheel chair and helping our guests get out of the rain very quickly. The floor to ceiling windows makes this venue memorable and beautiful. I got a ton of compliments.

The food and services provided by AFM were terrific. Everyone loved the food, and they were able to help me with my special food needs. The staff was very friendly and attentive to our guests. They even went above and beyond to help our older guests. I got so many compliments on the food I cannot count! Christine was very happy to answer questions and work with you to get exactly what you want.

I would recommend Metro Beach and AFM to other couples looking for a unique location for their wedding!
I could not have been happier with our wedding at Metro Beach. The site is beautiful. It is extremely nice to have your Read more...
I could not have been happier with our wedding at Metro Beach. The site is beautiful. It is extremely nice to have your own building with only one wedding taking place. The park is very helpful. The park superintendent, Jim, is one of the most caring and thoughtful individuals. He and his team helped us with everything from helping me get to my pictures, helping my grandmother with a wheel chair and helping our guests get out of the rain very quickly. The floor to ceiling windows makes this venue memorable and beautiful. I got a ton of compliments.

The food and services provided by AFM were terrific. Everyone loved the food, and they were able to help me with my special food needs. The staff was very friendly and attentive to our guests. They even went above and beyond to help our older guests. I got so many compliments on the food I cannot count! Christine was very happy to answer questions and work with you to get exactly what you want.

I would recommend Metro Beach and AFM to other couples looking for a unique location for their wedding! Read less
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