The town of Novi is about 30 miles northwest of Detroit in a picturesque suburban enclave within Oakland County. Downtown, you can find the massive, 658,000-square-foot Detroit Institute of Arts, which is made up of 100 galleries, as well as an auditorium, lecture hall, and an art reference library. Beginning in April, of the museum will feature the 75th annual Detroit Public Schools Student Exhibition, which showcases photography, paintings, ceramics, and jewelry from kids in grades K–12. Music is also woven into Detroit’s DNA—the city was the birthplace of the legendary Motown record label. Many of the label’s songs were born at “Hitsville, USA,” a white, two-story house that is now the Motown Historical Museum. Today you can tour the house, which is loaded with photographs, costumes, and memorabilia from stars such as Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross and the Supremes, and the Temptations. Visitors can also stand in the original studio where the music legends recorded their hits and played frisbee with platinum albums. Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.
Whimsical Occasions Wedding Event Shows is a wedding wonderland. Every corner bursts with floral arrangements in soft pastel colors, elegant white dresses, and platters stacked with reception-ready sweet treats. At this comprehensive wedding expo, brides-to-be can plan their their wedding from proposal to honeymoon all in one location. Brides and grooms can talk with vendors, many of whom are offering day-only specials, and book their services at the show. This helps save time and money traveling to the vendors' individual locations.
Top vendors from across the local Detroit metro area showcase everything from bridal fashions and decor to jewelry, invitations, flowers, and photography. Display tables showcase on-trend color swatches, and ideas for centerpieces, favors, linens, flatware, stemware, gifts, wine, and more. Whether you have no idea where to start or are looking for the perfect cake to hide the rings in, the event can point you in the right direction.
A glittering 6-foot disco ball revolves over the LED-lit dance floor at Stayin' Alive Novi, where revelers can get down to popular music from the '70s, '80s, '90s, and more while sipping cocktails. The spacious club features video projection screens and a 4,000 square-foot open-air patio that overlooks the Fountain Walk and allows guests a chance to drink and dance under the stars. Stayin' Alive Novi has caught the attention of Hometownlife as well as Real Detroit Weekly which praises their attentive service and creative drinks.
Signature service: Heating and cooling
Average Duration of Services: 30?60 minutes
Brands Used: Most brands
Pro Tip: If an emergency, you must call ahead to verify availability.
The Planterra Conservatory is a destination garden center offering some of the most interesting and usual plants and planters in the region. The conservatory is a breathtaking botanical garden-like experience – so beautiful that couples book weddings at Planterra.
There's nothing gimmicky about Farmington Deli. The staff just lets their fresh, quality meats, cheeses, and vegetables speak for themselves. These ingredients populate a menu that highlights some traditional lunchbox stuffers—turkey and muenster-cheese sandwiches, tuna salad, and embarrassing notes from Mom—as well as a few unconventional eats, including a vegetarian sandwich stacked with cucumber and sprouts. The staff tosses ham, turkey, and swiss with crisp veggies into the chef’s salad, or serves cottage cheese atop a bed of lettuce with fresh fruit. A separate catering menu lets you treat the entire team to a tray of roll-ups, subs, fruits, or veggies.