When you’re planning any event, you can quickly be overwhelmed by the amount of moving parts as well as the amount of places your guests need to go to. Built around the original St. John’s Provincial Seminary from the 1940’s, the Inn at St. John’s now offers a one stop location for weddings, meetings, relaxing and even first class dining. The Inn at St John’s is a hidden gem that even some locals of metro-Detroit don’t know about.
From hosting the Concours d’Elegance of America, to the perfectly groomed golf courses and a cathedral style chapel, the Inn at St John’s offers more than you would expect as you pull up to the hotel. Behind the entrance you’ll find a fully updated hotel, local art gallery, fancy meals, a Catholic chapel and so much more.
Here are just a few things you can at the Inn at St John’s:
An Active Chapel
The chapel at the Inn at St John’s is nothing short of gorgeous. The design is inspired by Westminster Abbey, the chapel is an active place of worship and hosts up to 300 Catholic weddings each year. The chapel does offer a side alter, but due to the history of the space only two practicing Catholics can be married within the chapel. This does not mean you cannot visit and worship here if you are not a member of the church. Stop in and see the beauty of the space yourself with it’s center facing pews, a left over from the educational beginnings of the space.
Whimsical Occasions Wedding Show
Twice yearly, the Inn at St John’s hosts the Whimsical Wedding show that features local vendors. Attendees can not only check out the facilities, find their perfect photographer and even find fantastic deals on dresses. Taste cakes, enter to win vacations and more. Both the original dining hall, the library and all auxiliary spaces in the Inn are filled with options for your upcoming day. It’s the perfect event if you’re just starting planning or the day is almost there and you just need one more thing to pick up like the perfect necklace.
The Inn at St John’s also offers a private bridal suite to get ready. The space includes a wrap around mirror set up, bathroom facilities, and even a few over the chapel below.
First Class Dining that You’ll be Craving Later
Brunch, lunch and special events can be held at 5ive Steakhouse inside the Inn. Treat yourself to a flight of Mimosas or a breakfast margarita. From traditional steak dinners to an ever changing menu, you can expect a great meal whenever you walk into 5ive. Food allergies? No worries, the staff is educated and ready to accommodate.
Be sure to check out special menus and events that are being held at 5ive including an upcoming Easter Brunch.
Meetings with a View
We’ve all been stuck inside a boring meeting space, but at the Inn at St John’s you get to look out over the beautifully landscaped courtyard at the Inn. Even in the winter the space is beautiful and can help make those meetings seem a bit more bearable. From small meeting spaces to larger venues, the Inn provides what you need to get started and can even provide projectors, screens and other items if you need them.