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Venues in Southfield, Michigan,
(248) 286-3100
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    Kendra Bergmann

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  • Getting married at The Great Lakes Culinary Center was one of the best decisions we made. Having 6 months to plan, Erika and Taylor were extremely helpful the entire way. From lots of back and forth customizing our menu, to answering hundreds of questions big and small, and making sure day off that everything went just the way we envisioned. As for the food, this was one of our biggest priorities for our big day and boy did they ever deliver! We received so many compliments in regards to our customized charcuterie board, passed apps, ravioli station and carving station. If you're looking for an amazing outdoor ceremony, incredible yet cozy ambiance for the reception, and great food/people, this is it!

    Ina Stashonsky

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  • I hired GLC for my wedding and they did a great job! I received several comments from the guests about how good the food was and the bartenders were wonderful that evening, too. GLC was very thorough in the planning and preparation, as well. I’d highly recommend them!

    Christina

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  • Great Lakes Culinary Center- I knew as soon as I saw this venue that it was the one for me. The space was just the right size, the aesthetic, from the barn wood wall, to the exposed kitchen, was exactly what I wanted for my brunch wedding. I had my ceremony outside on the patio. Beautiful tulips had been planted for the spring's events, and the big tree back there just happened to be flowering the day of the wedding! Erika and Taylor were really helpful in planning and answered all of my questions. Chef Reva put together a phenomenal menu for us. I got so many compliments on the food. The day of, the whole GLCC team pulled off everything with style and grace. Everything went perfectly on my wedding day, how many people can say that?

    Logan R Chio

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  • I cannot say enough great things about Erika and the entire Great Lakes Culinary Center staff. Firstly, the venue is amazing and I am so happy we had our ceremony and reception in such a beautiful and unique space. Also, you will not have better wedding food, or food in general anywhere else. Chef is amazing. She also did my wedding cake that I was absolutely in love with, I honestly did not want to cut it. From start to finish Erika Miller was the most helpful and pleasant person/coordinator I have ever worked with, I felt truly important to her and she really help me nail my vision as well as help with any additional requests/questions I had. She is super friendly, professional, quick to respond and helpful. I would suggest this venue for any reason to anyone my husband and I truly had the best wedding day ever thanks to Erika and the GLCC!

    Jeffrey

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  • This has to be the best wedding venue in Metro Detroit if not the state. My wife and I stumbled upon this venue while perusing the knot. We had never heard of Great Lakes Culinary Center before but the name and site images peaked our interest. We were instantly hooked when we first met with Emma to check out the venue. The interior is beautiful and different than the typical cookie cutter wedding venue you are used to seeing. The kitchen and bar are right on the main floor which I thought was pretty cool. They have an organic garden outside and it is absolutely stunning. You will not believe what it looks like at night. We had an outdoor ceremony and it honestly felt like something out of a fairy tail. You can even have your wedding party use the organic garden as an isle to walk down. Everything about the aesthetics of this venue is awesome but the service they offer is what really takes the cake. The food.....This was hands down the best food I have ever had at a wedding. I might sou... Read more

    Katee Dawood

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  • Great Lakes Culinary Center was an exceptional experience for both the wedding party and guests whom attended our reception. They allowed us to come in the night before(after the other wedding was concluded) and bring in everything we needed to set up. Super helpful accommodation to get us going since doing it the morning of would have been tough. The staff had a smile on their face the entire night and were very welcoming and pleasant to the guests. Our coordinator was very responsive to meet with us and discuss possibilities and set up ideas. The food was amazing since it was prepared the day of; we are still receiving compliments! I would definitely recommend to a friend; a very formal set up with a cozy feel!

    Polina

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  • I am so thankful to GLCC for making my wedding a dream come true! The space was absolutely perfect for what we were looking for but what makes GLCC stand out is the full experience. Emma and Erika were amazing work with - they responded to my (almost daily) emails quickly and made me feel 100% at ease that my wedding was in the best of hands. And of course, the food!!! Chef Reva is truly amazing and every single thing served was delicious - we were told repeatedly throughout the night by our guests that the food was the best they've ever had at a wedding or the best they've had period! They say the bride and groom don't get to eat - we made sure we ate! And Emma literally brought apps directly to us to make sure we got to try everything. Another big thank you to all the staff who were incredibly attentive and hard working. I can't say enough great things about GLCC - it is truly a magical place and I wish I got to throw a party there every weekend. You absolutely cannot go wrong pickin... Read more

    Bruce

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  • Great Lakes Culinary Center is a great location to hold an event! I was looking for a venue that wasn’t your typical banquet hall. The layout of GLCC is classy, relaxed, and inviting for guests. The food is outstanding, and the employees work with you throughout the process to ensure your event is successful! I look forward to having another event at GLCC.....it’s a real hidden gem!

    Jo

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  • We recently hosted our son's rehearsal dinner at Great Lakes Culinary Center. The food was amazing and venue spectacular. Thank you to Emma, Chef Reva and the whole crew at GLCC for making the rehearsal dinner a wonderful start to our son's wedding weekend!

    Kim

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  • Our wedding was incredible! This venue is perfect (not an exaggeration), it's really amazing. It's a unique mix of rustic farmhouse-meets-industrial and I can't express enough thanks to the wonderful people at GLCC. Our wedding day was magical, like something out of a fairy tale (so excited for the photos), and we keep getting compliments on the food! (Chef Reva and Taylor Brown are foodie geniuses). A huge shout out to Emma and Erika who made our day possible. You both were so amazing (put up with our family drama!) and accommodating... I can't adequately put into words how much I appreciate everything you did for us! Great Lakes made the whole process comfortable and we were impressed every step of the way. We would highly recommend the facility and entire staff to EVERYONE for any occasion. Thank you, Great Lakes, so much.

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    KIM!! We are so happy to read this! We LOVED hosting you and Richard! We cannot wait to see photos either! We wish you a life full of happiness and health, everything about your wedding day was perfect! Thank you so much for choosing us for your big day!

    Jamie

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  • My husband and I got married at the Great Lakes culinary center on May 5th 2018, we knew that GLCC was the place for us after having a walk through with Emma Calverley, she sealed the deal for us! Her amazing personality, above and beyond customer service was everything a bride could ask for. From dealing with my vendors, crazy family and our requests she nailed it! The day was perfect and thanks to the team and staff at GLCC made our dreams come true. Chanelle and her team in the kitchen killed it! Our meals were amazing and we are still getting compliments on how great the food was! I would do it over and over again knowing her ability to see visions through. Thank you Emma and the team at GLCC for making our day perfect!

    Donna

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  • We hosted my daughter's Bridal Shower here on March 11, 2018. I personally had a half dozen people compliment me on such a unique and wonderful venue. The brunch was out of this world. Emma and her staff were top notch from booking until closing. Highly recommend

    Jessica

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  • I had my wedding at Great Lakes Culinary Center and they did such an amazing job! The staff is so quick to respond to emails and the venue is so accommodating- letting you hang lights, photos, signs, etc. The food was absolutely delicious and the space looked gorgeous the day of the wedding. They have a beautiful yard area with a garden and window baskets and potted plants, we barely had to add any decorations to the outside space where we had our ceremony. We had 120 guests and the reception space was perfect for a head table, guest tables, and a dance floor. I would highly recommend this venue!

    Rory

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  • Having our wedding and reception at Great Lakes Culinary Center was the perfect choice! The venue is unique and fun, but the staff really set it apart from other locations. Chef Reva is fantastic and makes beautiful, creative, and delicious food! She even incorporates vegetables and herbs from the venue’s own garden as the season allows. Erika, the event coordinator, is a great communicator and was very knowledgeable and always helpful. She responded promptly and thoroughly throughout the planning process and handled everything the day of the wedding masterfully! The event staff who worked the wedding were all courteous, helpful, and friendly. We had so many comments from our guests about what a cool venue it was, how delicious the food was, and how great the bartenders/servers were. Great Lakes Culinary Center sincerely exceeded our expectations in every realm and I cannot recommend it enough!

    User5075375

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  • I cannot say enough good things about the staff and facility. My experience from start to finish was smooth thanks to their awesome event coordinator, Erika. The food is smashing, unique, and beautifully presented and the venue is industrial chic - very glamorous at night! They were flexible and adaptive to my ideas - much different then the standard "packages" that so many reception venues offer. It's a little slice of heaven, full of quirky and lovely surprises and I recommend it highly!

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