Sue Goren Kalisky.
“We hosted the most fantastic Rehearsal Dinner for 125 guests at GLCC. All of our guests raved about the venue, and the bride and groom were most pleased! The space looked great, the food was delicious and the wait staff were abundant and delightful. Erika helped us plan every detail and knew just what to recommend to put our special twist on the night.”
Melissa Shulman Gould.
“We had our son’s Bar Mitzvah party this past Saturday night at GLCC and it was way beyond what we ever imagined it would be. The food and service are beyond outstanding. Everyone commented on how fabulous the food was. The venue was beautiful and perfect for our son, family and friends. Our guests gave it the highest compliments.”
“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.”
“We hosted our wedding reception here for 150 guests and it was perfect! We received so many compliments on the reception, the staff, the food, and the venue! If you are looking for a bit of a non-traditional venue, flexibility to add your own touches, and reasonable minimums and fees, this could easily be your place! Erika and Chef Reva and the team are great!”
“We had our son’s Bar Mitzvah party this past Saturday night at GLCC and it was way beyond what we ever imagined it would be. The food and service are beyond outstanding. Everyone commented on how fabulous the food was. The venue was beautiful and perfect for our son, family and friends. Our guests gave it the highest compliments. Erika,the event coordinator is incredible to work with and she did not miss a beat. Than you thank you for making it a magical memorable night!”
Kathy Forgach Wilusz
“We had my daughters wedding at Great Lakes. If I had 10 more daughters this would be the venue for all of them. EVERYTHING was perfect and I would be the first to tell you I’m hard to please. I need perfection. After dinner I walked around and noticed that everyone’s plates were clean. The food, if judged would get ten stars! The best thing I could tell you is that I enjoyed the entire evening. I did not have to take care of anything. That was all done for me.”
“Great staff, wonderful events, go and check it out!!”
“My twin sisters rehearsal dinner was here. Perfect venue !!!”
“A fabulous venue. The food and service were outstanding”
Rory & Bill Hampp
“We love Great Lakes Culinary Center. This is a great venue!”
“We couldn’t have been happier with GLCC as our wedding venue. Erika, Reva and the entire staff were professional, extremely helpful, and and amazing to work with. Would recommend to everyone!”
“I want to come back and cook something. I felt good the minute I walked in the door. The lighting the decor. I want one of those tablecloths! I am totally in love with Great Lakes!”
Mary Ann McGrail
“It looks absolutely gorgeous. Perfect for a wedding, shower, parties of any kind. I wish I had something coming up that I could have there.”
Angie and Sean
“I am not sure what we would have done without your help in putting on our wedding. Our night was perfect. You guys were amazing and so attentive to Sean and I. Thank you.”
“We wanted our daughter’s Bat Mitzvah to be a unique experience. We had no idea how awesome GLCC could be. The urban industrial-like decor was like nothing our guests had ever seen. It was an inviting intimate party setting. The food was awesome. The staff was very attentive. Erika took us through the details from start to finish with impeccable expertise. Chef Reva created the most beautiful French desserts to keep in step with our Paris themed party. We couldn’t have been happier with the way our daughter’s party turned out.”
“When we were shopping for a venue for our bat mitzvah, I was looking for a beautiful place as well as a party coordinator who could help out a first time bat mitzvah mom. GLCC was the perfect venue for us and they went above and beyond to answer any questions, offer helpful suggestions, and communicate with other vendors. They are so darn nice. They were wonderful, the place was beautiful, the staff was great and we couldn’t have been more thrilled with how the evening turned out.”
Jill and Joe Violi
“Thank you everyone for making our wedding day so special.”
“Thank you for making our party so easy!’
Tiphany and Jonathan
“Great Lakes culinary Center really put their special, personal touch on our day to make it a success! We received so many compliments on the venue and the food. We were thrilled that our guests had a first class experience!”
Heather Dosch and Brooke Hendrick
“Great Lakes Culinary Center made our wedding so incredible! Our friends and family keep telling us it was the best wedding they had ever been to. The food was amazing! Your team is out of this world. You all took such great care of us and we sincerely appreciate it.”
Rose & Claude Brown
“Great Lakes Culinary Center orchestrated an amazing wedding reception for our daughter. It proved to be everything we wanted and so much more – from the staff (oh my gosh so fun, friendly, and hard-working), to Chef Reva’s amazing food (“Best wedding reception food ever,” said by all!!).”
Natasha & Alex Hardy
“Your efficiency and professionalism was top-notch. The food was piping hot and everything was kept so nice and tidy. Everyone I personally talked with was incredibly helpful. We had so many compliments on the food, it was crazy. Your mushroom risotto and crab cakes… Whoa, so good!!”
We could not have picked a better venue for our wedding reception! Not only is the space so cool and different on its own, GLCC allows you to really decorate as you see fit and create the perfect atmosphere for a reception. Erika was fantastic through the entire planning process. She met with us multiple times, gave excellent input and suggestions where I was clueless on what to do, and really made sure we were all set for the perfect evening. The entire staff at the venue as… extremely friendly and accommodating. Our guests even commented on how great the bartenders and servers were- Chad the bartender was a fan favorite haha. I cannot count how many people told us that our dinner was the best meal they have had at a wedding. Needless to say, Chef Reva is AMAZING! I really cannot recommend this venue enough. Thank you so much Erika, Chef Reva, and Staff!“
“I am so happy with our choice to have our wedding here! Everything was amazing and the food was out of this world. The apps and desserts are not your average banquet wedding food and the bar packages feature great Michigan beer! The staff was so easy to work with and very helpful. This is a place you and your guests will remember!”
“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 tale. 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 sound biased but all of our guests could not stop raving about the dinner and desserts. They have a massive menu of things to choose from but if you want to be creative the chef will work with you and add her own creative twist! The staff was excellent. They really help you plan the wedding of your dreams and boy did they deliver. Our guests are still talking about this venue more than a week later. They keep telling us “you found the spot”. Not to mention, the cost was super affordable! If you want the most original wedding, with the best food, the best drinks, the best staff, and at the best price…the Great Lakes Culinary Center is for you. Thanks again to everyone that works there. The memories generated from this venue will last us a lifetime.”
Jayme Group (Off-Site Catering)
“So far my experience has been great. The food has been good but really what sticks out is the service. The ladies I’ve spoken with have always gone out of their way to help as far as delivery and letting me pay via email and such. I’m not afraid to ask for help with them!”
“My husband and I had our wedding last weekend at Great Lakes Culinary Center, and boy was it incredible!!! Everything was perfect, from the outrageously delicious food, to the quick bar service. We could not have imagined anything better.
Emma was our event coordinator and she went miles above our expectations. She answered every question we threw at her, and made sure everything ran smoothly on our special day. The coordination between GLCC and our other venues went very easily and we were even able to set up a day early due to an organized schedule thanks to Emma. The wonderful event staff helped us pack up and made our clean up so easy so that it wasn’t anything to worry about. Like I said before, Emma made sure everything went absolutely perfectly.I wish we could have nights like that way more often!”- Shannon Stevenson
“We recently held our wedding reception at GLCC and from beginning to end everything was perfect! The event space, indoor and outdoor were a perfect setting for our family and guests and everyone had an amazing time. The food was so excellent and we had so many compliments on all of it from the appetizers, the bar, the dinner and desserts! Last but not least the entire staff – from Erika and Emma during the planning phase, and everyone throughout the event (and even helping us gather everything post event!) helped make our wedding the most wonderful, memorable and effortless experience for us… for that we are so truly grateful to GLCC. I give them the highest of recommendations for anyone looking to hold a special event!”
“Thank you to GLCC for making our son’s rehearsal dinner a spectacular start to his wedding weekend. The food was fabulous and the service terrific. Most of our guests were not from the Detroit area and they had nothing but terrific things to say about the food and the venue.
“I can’t express enough thanks to the wonderful people at GLCC. Our wedding was phenomenal—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.”
“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!”
“We just had our rehearsal dinner there and it was fabulous! It is a beautiful venue with great food.
The staff was extremely easy to work with And very accommodating . Everyone had the best time and I would definitely recommend them to everyone. Thank you Great Lakes or starting off a great weekend.”
“(Yes, this is the groom writing a review. To be blunt, this is where you want to have your reception.)
Congratulations! You have read enough reviews on the Knot to find the place that you want to go. Why? Because when it comes down to it, the parts of the wedding that guests care most about are the food and atmosphere. Your family and friends are looking to celebrate with you on your special day. So when you celebrate, you want it to be one of the best times possible, and the Great Lakes Culinary Center will provide that for you.
Why do I say this? Because what we were looking for was something different, unique in both atmosphere and attitude. We wanted Michigan beer and wine at the bar, and we wanted “breakfast for dinner”, a brunch at 6pm. We tried many other venues in the Detroit area and the event coordinators either looked at us with blank looks, suggested that we couldn’t do that, or tried to push us to the same old plated meals that they always served. Not Erika, and not the Great Lakes Culinary Center. To start with, they are actually interested in supporting local businesses, specifically Michigan beer and wine. When we went to do the menu, the answers were: “yes”, “sounds good”, “how about we modify this”, and “let me talk to the chef”. Erika was also very helpful with practical suggestions, making sure that the menu that we were looking for worked with our budget too. Which is exactly what you want to hear from your coordinator: thoughts, positive comments and work arounds! Erika was never negative and always helpful in finding ways to make everything work.
And the food… I am so very very sad about the food. It was so very good. But I didn’t get a chance to stuff myself silly…those pesky guests, the dancing and whatnot got in the way. My wife feels the same way. Our guests however, were and still are raving about the dinner, drinks and desserts.
Bottom line: Myself, my wife, and my family have been to a LOT of wedding venues over the years in Metro Detroit. This was by far the best food, the best bartenders, the best wait staff overseen by the best head chef that we have experienced. I highly recommend this location for your special event.”