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{Something NEW} At Serendipity

It’s a new year, which brings some changes around here…

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 Lately there has been demand for a package that includes everything, wedding coordination, invitations, and calligraphy. So we are introducing our “Rose Gold” Package.

The “Rose Gold” package includes:

  • UP TO 10 HOURS OF COORDINATION

  • SERVES AS THE MAIN CONTACT FOR ALL VENDORS THE DAY OF YOUR EVENT

  • VENDOR CONFIRMATION THE WEEK OF YOUR EVENT

  • DISTRIBUTE FINAL PAYMENTS & TIPS TO ALL VENDORS

  • TIMELINE DEVELOPMENT

  • BUDGET DEVELOPMENT & BI-MONTHLY UPDATES

  • REVIEW CONTRACTS

  • TIMELINE DEVELOPMENT FOR THE BRIDAL PARTY & VENDORS

  • MONTHLY PLANNING SCHEDULE & UPDATES {INCLUDING BUDGET}

  • 2 VENDOR MEETINGS {BASED ON AVAILABILITY}

  • 3 VENDOR MEETINGS {BASED ON AVAILABILITY}

  • REHEARSAL COORDINATION {UP TO 2 HOURS}

  • HOTEL BLOCK ARRANGEMENTS

  • SCHEDULING APPOINTMENTS WITH WEDDING PROFESSIONS

  • LIST OF QUESTIONS TO ASK WEDDING PROFESSIONals

  • ASSISTING IN THE VENUE SEARCH

  • POCKET FOLD CUSTOM INVITATIONS FOR UP TO 175 GUESTS

  • CALLIGRAPHY FOR:

    • Addressing outer envelopes
    • Addressing inner envelopes
    • Postage and Mailing
    • Your choice of ink color: Black, Gold, Rose Gold,or White

You can see a full list of our packages HERE. And be sure to contact us with any questions! We are looking forward to hearing about your big day!

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Bridal Show Specials

It’s bridal show season! Book between January and March and receive the bridal show discount of 15% off any service or package! And for all winter brides, if your wedding is between November and December, book now to receive 25% off any service or package!

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Spotlight Venue {Colony Club}

If timeless, elegance, and extravagance describes your wedding style, you should be sure to check out the Detroit Colony Club

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Room Rental Rates & Capacity

3rd Floor Grand Ballroom

dccThe 3rd floor grand ballroom can hold up to 400 guests. This ballroom is grand in every sense of the word. Large windows, ornate plasterwork on the ceiling, wood floors, a balcony, and grand staircase.

The cost to rent this space is $2,000 and you are able to have your ceremony here for an added fee of $1,000.

4th Floor Petite Ballroom

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The 4th floor petite ballroom is very similar to the grand ballroom in looks, large windows, ornate plasterwork on the ceiling, wood floors, and a balcony. However this space only seats 150 guests.

To rent this space the cost is $1,500 AND YOU ARE ABLE TO HAVE YOUR CEREMONY HERE FOR AN ADDED FEE OF $1,000.

 

Included in all room rentals:

  • Table linens {ivory}

  • Choice of napkin linens {ivory, black, or sandalwood}

  • Tables

  • Antique gold Chiavari chairs with ivory seat pads

Extras, Policies, & Prices

  • They do offer a monogram spotlight for $375, this price does include the custom monogram

  • architectural uplighting is available in amber, pink, blue, green, and purple. 8 Cans for $375

  • to hold a date, a $2,000 deposit and a signed contract is mandatory

  • your final payment must be paid with a certified check

  • payment with the estimated 50% of your total balance is required six months prior to the date of your event

  • final payment must be received within 7 days before your event

  • All payments are non-refundable

  • Vendors are allowed in at 2PM the day of you event, and have 60 minutes after the bar closes to pack up all your personal items

  • Parking is included in your price in the Fox theatre garage. You will receive parking passes that should be included in your guest invitations

  • Package pricing is between $82 & $92 per person depending on which package you decide on, however this price does include 5 hours of bar service

  • All guests 21 and under will receive a discounted rate of $15 off the package price

  • If you want a wine pour for dinner, it is an added cost of $3 per person

 

All prices listed are from their 2015 price list.

Wedding {Shower} Themes we love {Breakfast At Tiffany’s}

Once a month we post our favorite wedding shower themes and ideas, this month we loved our Wonderland theme so much we had to make a shower post on that theme, and we are in the same position for our Breakfast at Tiffany’s theme week. So this month, we will have two!

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Invitations are pretty easy to do for this theme, robins egg blue and white, add a ribbon and it fits the theme perfectly!

Usually, we don’t post a dress suggestion for shower theme ideas, however this one was too good to pass up! The pearls make this dress perfect for the theme and occasion!

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However you decide you want your Breakfast At Tiffany’s themed shower to be, just remember, pearls, flowers, and robins egg blue!

A {late} Save the Date Sunday {Breakfast At Tiffany’s}

Sorry I am a little for our Save the Date Sunday…but here it is!

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This week I decided that Breakfast At Tiffany’s would be the theme for our posts this week. Not every week will have a theme, just the weeks when I think of a theme that I simply have too many ideas for just one post!

For a Breakfast At Tiffany’s themed wedding, I think these engagement photographs would be beautiful for your save the dates!

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Did you have a Breakfast At Tiffany’s themed wedding? Let us know what you did for your save the dates in the comments below!

Spotlight Venue {The Streets of Old Detroit: Detroit Historical Museum}

It has been a while since we have done a spotlight venue {sorry!} I promise, every Saturday until the end of the year there will be a spotlight venue!

 

This week we are featuring a lesser known Detroit venue, The Streets of Old Detroit in the Detroit Historical Museum.

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During a recent trip to the Detroit Historical Museum I discovered “The Streets of Old Detroit”. The minute I stepped downstairs {it is the first floor of the museum} I immediately said that this would make an amazing and different wedding venue. When I got home that night I was doing some research and found out you actually can have a wedding there! You can rent out different exhibits at the Detroit Historical Museum {locations HERE} however, this post is strictly on “The Streets of Old Detroit”

This venue truthfully reminds me of an indoors Greenfield Village. Each store front is set exactly as it was way back when, and some store fronts actually allow you to go in {much like Greenfield Village} which makes an amazing backdrop for photographs.

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The floors are made of cobble stone and actual tree stumps and as you’re walking down the streets- you really feel as if you are walking on a street. There are trees and branches both adorned with twinkle lights, park benches, store fronts, and mail boxes.

This venue is perfect for either a strolling reception {400 strolling guests} or an intimate wedding {150 seated guests}

The rental fee for the space is $1,500 with an additional $150 cleaning fee that will be added onto your total costs. Addition options include:

  • Docent-guided tour, as available: $25 per hour, per docent
  • Basic audio/visual package: $100 flat fee for up to 4 hours of use
  • Advanced audio/visual package: $200 flat fee for up to 4 hours of use
  • Museum store attendant: $25 per hour
  • Attended coat check: $25 per hour
  • Linen & chair cover placement by Detroit Historical Society staff: $50
  • Wedding rehearsals outside of standard business hours: $100

FAQ on events at the Detroit Historical Museum

How many hours can I rent space for?

  • Events are typically four hours in length, with an hour and half beforehand for set-up and an hour afterward for clean-up.  If you need more time, please inquire about the fee for additional hours.  Please note that evening events must end by midnight.

Is parking available for my guests?

  • Your guests may park in our 55-space, secure parking plaza adjacent to the Museum, as space is available.

May I bring my own caterer?

  • You are welcome to use any licensed caterer of your choice.  Ask our event specialist to show you our list of suggested caterers.

Does the Detroit Historical Society have a liquor license?

  • Although we do not hold a liquor license, you may serve adult beverages at your event as long as your caterer has all appropriate licensing and insurance.  Contact our event specialist for more information.

    What is included with my event rental?

  • The Society can provide the use of our on-site tables and chairs at no additional cost for indoor events.  Ask our event specialist what types are available for your use.  Access to Museum exhibits for your guests is also included at no additional cost.  Linens, décor, food and beverages must be provided by an outside vendor.

More FAQ can be found HERE

Their suggested caterers can be found HERE

 

To find out more information on having your next event or your wedding at the Detroit Historical Museum contact their event planner at: 313.833.1733

Besides having your wedding here, wouldn’t this make a great location for engagement pictures? But that is a post for another day 😉

{First Dance} Songs

Need help figuring out your song choices for your first dance? Below are our picks!

  • “All of me” by John Legend {Fun Fact: John Legend performed it for his wife, Chrissy Teigen, at their wedding} You can hear it HERE

  • Is your groom shy about dancing or think he can’t dance? “I don’t dance” by Lee Brice is PERFECT! And you can CLICK HERE to hear it if you haven’t

  • Justin Timberlake fan? Then why not go with “Mirrors”  How can you not help but dance to THIS?

  • A new classic is “Marry Me” by Train.

  • “Making Memories of Us” by Keith Urban is perfect for Keith fans {like myself}

  • Brad Paisley Fan? How about “She’s everything”

  • Not a country fan? What about Snow Patrol’s hit “Chasing Cars“?

  • Michael Buble puts a new spin on the classic song “The way you look tonight” in this cover

  • Even non-Twilight fans can agree this is a beautiful song, and perfect for a first dance as husband and wife “A thousand years” by Christina Perri

  • And for our last song “Lucky” by Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat

 

Have a song for us to add to our list? Comment below!