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Waterview Loft at Port Detroit

Detroit , MI
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LOCATION

130 E. Atwater Street
Detroit, MI US 48226 (map)

PHONE

313-656-6000

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ABOUT US

The perfect location for a uniquely “Michigan” wedding. Waterview Loft at Port Detroit provides up to 400 guests a one-of-a-kind Downtown Detroit experience. Downtown's newest wedding... Read more
The perfect location for a uniquely “Michigan” wedding. Waterview Loft at Port Detroit provides up to 400 guests a one-of-a-kind Downtown Detroit experience. Downtown's newest wedding venue features a modern second floor loft featuring floor to ceiling windows, an outdoor terrace and the spectacular Detroit Riverfront as a backdrop, creating a sophisticated, cosmopolitan atmosphere sure to impress even the most discerning guests.

(313) 656-6000
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
2010
When was your venue last renovated?
2014
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Government Building
Describe the style of your venue
City, Modern, Waterfront
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
400
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
1
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
1500
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
60

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

When was your venue built?
2010
When was your venue last renovated?
2013
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Government Building
Describe the style of your venue
City, Modern, Waterfront
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Reception
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
1
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
1500
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
60

REVIEWS

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Mya Mitchell
Wedding:
8/30/2014
5.0/5.0
This was one of the most amazing days of my life and Waterview Loft made it that much more special!!! The coordinator I worked with (Dawn) was wonderful from start of planning all the way to the wedding day! I could not have asked for a better wedding coordinator! Thank you Dawn for being so attentive, professional and flexible with all of the planning. You made it such a smooth planning process and I could not have done it without you! .......Our wedding day was incredible from start to finish.When I tell you this is the best place off off the water to have an event, whether it is for a wedding or special occassion, you will not be disappointed. The service was impeccable! Service is very important to me and they definitely exceeded my expectations. As the bride and groom we had our own specific waiters/attendants taking care of us the entire night as well as a coordinator! Not only did they make sure my husband and I were ok, they also showed the same service to our guests, I was floored! The wedding day ran smooth from start to finish, there were no hiccups at all, completely blew my mind.... On top of the service the food was soooooo good!!! There was so much food, my guests never went hungry and partied all night long! Another thing that happended that I was told by guests later on was that the attendants even offered rides to guests that might have had too much to drink, if that's not great service I don't know what is!....All of my guests said this was the best wedding they have ever been to and that it would be a hard one to top! I completely agree! I would not have changed a thing and I am so glad I chose Waterview Loft at Port Detroit for my wedding day! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!!!!!!!!
This was one of the most amazing days of my life and Waterview Loft made it that much more special!!! The coordinator I Read more...
This was one of the most amazing days of my life and Waterview Loft made it that much more special!!! The coordinator I worked with (Dawn) was wonderful from start of planning all the way to the wedding day! I could not have asked for a better wedding coordinator! Thank you Dawn for being so attentive, professional and flexible with all of the planning. You made it such a smooth planning process and I could not have done it without you! .......Our wedding day was incredible from start to finish.When I tell you this is the best place off off the water to have an event, whether it is for a wedding or special occassion, you will not be disappointed. The service was impeccable! Service is very important to me and they definitely exceeded my expectations. As the bride and groom we had our own specific waiters/attendants taking care of us the entire night as well as a coordinator! Not only did they make sure my husband and I were ok, they also showed the same service to our guests, I was floored! The wedding day ran smooth from start to finish, there were no hiccups at all, completely blew my mind.... On top of the service the food was soooooo good!!! There was so much food, my guests never went hungry and partied all night long! Another thing that happended that I was told by guests later on was that the attendants even offered rides to guests that might have had too much to drink, if that's not great service I don't know what is!....All of my guests said this was the best wedding they have ever been to and that it would be a hard one to top! I completely agree! I would not have changed a thing and I am so glad I chose Waterview Loft at Port Detroit for my wedding day! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!!!!!!!! Read less
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Brian
Wedding:
7/29/2014
5.0/5.0
When we planned our event at Waterview Loft we thought the highlight of the trip would be the views of the Detroit River and access to the Detroit Riverwalk. The water and the views were fantastic, but the highlight was the venue itself and the staff. The levels of professionalism and hospitality far exceeded our very high expectations.
When we planned our event at Waterview Loft we thought the highlight of the trip would be the views of the Detroit River Read more...
When we planned our event at Waterview Loft we thought the highlight of the trip would be the views of the Detroit River and access to the Detroit Riverwalk. The water and the views were fantastic, but the highlight was the venue itself and the staff. The levels of professionalism and hospitality far exceeded our very high expectations. Read less
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mike
Wedding:
7/12/2014
5.0/5.0
We just got married last night and our reception was at the waterview loft. We had 170 guests and it went absolutely flawless. My phone has been blowing up with friends and family.saying it was the best wedding they have ever attended. The level of service was unreal. Jackie and Dawn ran the show like a well oiled machine. We can't express our gratitude for making our awesome day 100% perfect. If anyone is considering this venue, you won't be disappointed. You guys rock! - Mike & Melissa
We just got married last night and our reception was at the waterview loft. We had 170 guests and it went absolutely Read more...
We just got married last night and our reception was at the waterview loft. We had 170 guests and it went absolutely flawless. My phone has been blowing up with friends and family.saying it was the best wedding they have ever attended. The level of service was unreal. Jackie and Dawn ran the show like a well oiled machine. We can't express our gratitude for making our awesome day 100% perfect. If anyone is considering this venue, you won't be disappointed. You guys rock! - Mike & Melissa Read less
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Waterview Loft at Port Detroit responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much Mike! We loved having your and Melissa's wedding on the waterfront!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We had our perfect wedding reception at this new - amazing - venue. I couldn't have asked for more. They exceeded our expectations! If you want to have a unique wedding reception in downtown Detroit look no further. Its a new hidden gem!
- The venue speaks for itself - the water, the balcony, the view. Our pictures are amazing because the natural light from the day was coming through the windows during toasts. For the "anniversary" dances, the sun was setting and when the dancing really kicked in - it was nighttime with candles everywhere.
- The food was fabulous. Everyone loved our strolling menu. Get the "Darkest Hour"! People will flip out! We ordered late night food for our guests. I saw the staff carrying food out to the dance floor so people could keep dancing while eating!
- The staff - I am still hearing about how polite, funny and friendly the staff was. I've never heard anyone speak about the staff at a wedding and two weeks later - it is still a topic of conversation
- Sales/Event Managers - LOVE. So helpful and patient. Kept me at ease during the months leading up to our wedding reception.

I loved our wedding reception. It was a fantastic party and I would not change a thing!




- Accommodations - All of our out of town guests stayed at the Marriott in the Ren Cen so there was no driving needed.
We had our perfect wedding reception at this new - amazing - venue. I couldn't have asked for more. They exceeded our Read more...
We had our perfect wedding reception at this new - amazing - venue. I couldn't have asked for more. They exceeded our expectations! If you want to have a unique wedding reception in downtown Detroit look no further. Its a new hidden gem!
- The venue speaks for itself - the water, the balcony, the view. Our pictures are amazing because the natural light from the day was coming through the windows during toasts. For the "anniversary" dances, the sun was setting and when the dancing really kicked in - it was nighttime with candles everywhere.
- The food was fabulous. Everyone loved our strolling menu. Get the "Darkest Hour"! People will flip out! We ordered late night food for our guests. I saw the staff carrying food out to the dance floor so people could keep dancing while eating!
- The staff - I am still hearing about how polite, funny and friendly the staff was. I've never heard anyone speak about the staff at a wedding and two weeks later - it is still a topic of conversation
- Sales/Event Managers - LOVE. So helpful and patient. Kept me at ease during the months leading up to our wedding reception.

I loved our wedding reception. It was a fantastic party and I would not change a thing!




- Accommodations - All of our out of town guests stayed at the Marriott in the Ren Cen so there was no driving needed. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Lighting & Decor, Wedding Venue
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Private User
Wedding:
8/8/2014
4.9/5.0
Dear reviewers and the Waterview Loft team,

Maureen and I wanted to share our deepest gratitude and appreciation for your extra efforts and coordination of our special day. You guys absolutely exceeded our expectations! We were so worried about all of the delicate intricacies of our unique day, and we were amazed at how well you all handled every part of it. Dawn and Jackie- You guys were amazing!!!! The ceremony was perfectly executed! I wish you could see all the kind words and sentiment that is being shared on facebook and Instagram from our guests. They were simply stunned at the venue, food, riverfront, environtment, etc. Everything you guys did was absolutely spectacular! EVERY SINGLE employee went the extra mile. Thank you for all your patience and diligence. We hope that our wedding adds to your venue’s reputation. You are all truly a special team. Please make sure to fw this to the rest of the staff that worked our ceremony and reception. And of course, we apologize for any of our guests or vendors that may have caused you any headache.
For those looking for a unique Detroit wedding- I am not sure you will find a more beautiful venue. My advice- look through photos of actual weddings at the venue, they are breathtaking.

Thank you!
Dear reviewers and the Waterview Loft team,

Maureen and I wanted to share our deepest gratitude and appreciation Read more...
Dear reviewers and the Waterview Loft team,

Maureen and I wanted to share our deepest gratitude and appreciation for your extra efforts and coordination of our special day. You guys absolutely exceeded our expectations! We were so worried about all of the delicate intricacies of our unique day, and we were amazed at how well you all handled every part of it. Dawn and Jackie- You guys were amazing!!!! The ceremony was perfectly executed! I wish you could see all the kind words and sentiment that is being shared on facebook and Instagram from our guests. They were simply stunned at the venue, food, riverfront, environtment, etc. Everything you guys did was absolutely spectacular! EVERY SINGLE employee went the extra mile. Thank you for all your patience and diligence. We hope that our wedding adds to your venue’s reputation. You are all truly a special team. Please make sure to fw this to the rest of the staff that worked our ceremony and reception. And of course, we apologize for any of our guests or vendors that may have caused you any headache.
For those looking for a unique Detroit wedding- I am not sure you will find a more beautiful venue. My advice- look through photos of actual weddings at the venue, they are breathtaking.

Thank you! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Vertrice
Wedding:
6/27/2014
4.8/5.0
Waterview Loft at Port Detroit was the venue for a gala fundraiser to benefit The Water Access Volunteer Effort (WAVE) Fund. Dawn Baldini was our event coordinator/contract manager for the two months or so leading up to the event. Dawn was very professional, responsive and very flexible in regards to changes and/or requests for the event. She is on top of all details and thorough with the planning. I am thankful to have had such a pleasant person to work with. On the day of the event, Nina was assigned as the 'day-of' event liaison for the Port Detroit Staff and was also an absolute pleasure and very easy to work with. With Dawn and Nina handling the event, I knew that I was in great hands which relieved me of worry and stress concerning the event. On the night of the event, the entire staff was pleasant, professional and extremely helpful. A great evening was made even better thanks to the Waterview Port Authority staff.
Waterview Loft at Port Detroit was the venue for a gala fundraiser to benefit The Water Access Volunteer Effort (WAVE) Read more...
Waterview Loft at Port Detroit was the venue for a gala fundraiser to benefit The Water Access Volunteer Effort (WAVE) Fund. Dawn Baldini was our event coordinator/contract manager for the two months or so leading up to the event. Dawn was very professional, responsive and very flexible in regards to changes and/or requests for the event. She is on top of all details and thorough with the planning. I am thankful to have had such a pleasant person to work with. On the day of the event, Nina was assigned as the 'day-of' event liaison for the Port Detroit Staff and was also an absolute pleasure and very easy to work with. With Dawn and Nina handling the event, I knew that I was in great hands which relieved me of worry and stress concerning the event. On the night of the event, the entire staff was pleasant, professional and extremely helpful. A great evening was made even better thanks to the Waterview Port Authority staff. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Unique Services
Waterview Loft at Port Detroit responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your kind review Vertrice! We were happy to host your waterfront event! Hope to see you again soon!
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Aly
Wedding:
6/28/2014
4.4/5.0
My husband and I were married here on 6/28/14 with 150 guests in attendance. Our day was wonderful and our guests are still raving about how beautiful the venue was, how tasty the food was, and how marvelous the service was. The preferred vendors associated with this venue (Emerald City Designs, Baked Impressions, Elysium Experience) all exceed expectations and worked impressively well together to coordinate all services smoothly.
The venue itself is stunning; complete with new modern carpet and paint, nicely updated bathrooms, and surreal views of the riverfront. We found the facilities to be very clean and well maintained. The service team that ran the show on the day of was amazing and largely responsible for the success of our event. The bar and service staff were very quick and efficient, and appeared just outright happy to be there. Jackie was the operations manager responsible for our day (w one other whose name I forget now). These two were very attentive and communicated well to orchestrate all the vendors.
I deducted 'stars' from this review due to the experiences I had while planning. While all the management/ coordination staff were very nice and eager to please, the communication and organization of the team was lacking. We were originally assigned a coordinator named Christy, who then was fired/disappeared. Then had a second Kathy who was a manager just subbing as my coordinator, then finally Dawn. During this shuffle we actually hired an outside planner to help us. Poor Dawn was in the difficult position of having to deal with all the impossible promises the first coordinator had made (byob rules, rehearsal times, several prices). On the day of several details that had been discussed at length went awry leading me to believe communication between the many "coordinators" was flawed.

Despite the challenges I cannot express how kind the people were (especially Dawn), and how beautiful this place is. We would recommend this venue and it's team.
My husband and I were married here on 6/28/14 with 150 guests in attendance. Our day was wonderful and our guests are Read more...
My husband and I were married here on 6/28/14 with 150 guests in attendance. Our day was wonderful and our guests are still raving about how beautiful the venue was, how tasty the food was, and how marvelous the service was. The preferred vendors associated with this venue (Emerald City Designs, Baked Impressions, Elysium Experience) all exceed expectations and worked impressively well together to coordinate all services smoothly.
The venue itself is stunning; complete with new modern carpet and paint, nicely updated bathrooms, and surreal views of the riverfront. We found the facilities to be very clean and well maintained. The service team that ran the show on the day of was amazing and largely responsible for the success of our event. The bar and service staff were very quick and efficient, and appeared just outright happy to be there. Jackie was the operations manager responsible for our day (w one other whose name I forget now). These two were very attentive and communicated well to orchestrate all the vendors.
I deducted 'stars' from this review due to the experiences I had while planning. While all the management/ coordination staff were very nice and eager to please, the communication and organization of the team was lacking. We were originally assigned a coordinator named Christy, who then was fired/disappeared. Then had a second Kathy who was a manager just subbing as my coordinator, then finally Dawn. During this shuffle we actually hired an outside planner to help us. Poor Dawn was in the difficult position of having to deal with all the impossible promises the first coordinator had made (byob rules, rehearsal times, several prices). On the day of several details that had been discussed at length went awry leading me to believe communication between the many "coordinators" was flawed.

Despite the challenges I cannot express how kind the people were (especially Dawn), and how beautiful this place is. We would recommend this venue and it's team. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
3.0/5.0
We had our wedding ceremony and reception at the Waterview Loft at Port Detroit. Let me start by saying the day ended up being AMAZING. However, the planning process was an absolute nightmare. We were made a lot of false promises, responsiveness was typically slow and we were told we CAN'T do a lot of things we had wanted. If we had not hired independent wedding planners, I cannot say the event would have been successful. Also, this venue is a little bit "shady" with their pricing. They will not give a break down of what everything costs and truthfully I think we overpaid... but, the venue is gorgeous and in a premiere location so it makes sense.

The Day Of : again, was amazing. The service staff working at this venue was better than great and everyone had a fantastic time. I hope this new venue works out the kinks in management to make the planning process easier for couples coming in.

This venue as it is very unique and the service staff was outstanding. Just be prepared for the headaches dealing with management.
We had our wedding ceremony and reception at the Waterview Loft at Port Detroit. Let me start by saying the day ended up Read more...
We had our wedding ceremony and reception at the Waterview Loft at Port Detroit. Let me start by saying the day ended up being AMAZING. However, the planning process was an absolute nightmare. We were made a lot of false promises, responsiveness was typically slow and we were told we CAN'T do a lot of things we had wanted. If we had not hired independent wedding planners, I cannot say the event would have been successful. Also, this venue is a little bit "shady" with their pricing. They will not give a break down of what everything costs and truthfully I think we overpaid... but, the venue is gorgeous and in a premiere location so it makes sense.

The Day Of : again, was amazing. The service staff working at this venue was better than great and everyone had a fantastic time. I hope this new venue works out the kinks in management to make the planning process easier for couples coming in.

This venue as it is very unique and the service staff was outstanding. Just be prepared for the headaches dealing with management. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue

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