• 2017 Best of Michigan Meetings + Events Finalists

     
    POSTED February 21, 2017
     

Congratulations to the finalists for Michigan Meetings + Events' 2017 Best of Michigan awards. We look forward to celebrating with each of you at the awards celebration on Thursday, May 18 at City Opera House, where the winners and 2017 Hall of Fame inductees will be announced.

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Best Audio-Visual/Visual Presentation Provider

AV Squared
Bluewater
PSAV

Best Band

Dan Rafferty Band
Killer Flamingos
Three Men and a Tenor

Best Casino

MGM Grand Detroit
Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort
Turtle Creek Casino & Resort

Best Caterer (On- or Off-Site)

Bavarian Inn Restaurant
Forte Belanger
Zingerman’s Catering

Best College/University Venue

Central Michigan University
Michigan State University
University of Michigan

Best Convention Center

Cobo Center
DeVos Place Convention Center
Grand Traverse Resort and Spa

Best Craft Brewery/Brewpub

Bell’s Brewery
Founders Brewing Co.
Short’s Brewing Company

Best Convention + Visitors Bureau over 50,000 in Population

Detroit Metro CVB
Experience Grand Rapids
Traverse City Tourism

Best Convention + Visitors Bureau under 50,000 in Population

Benzie County Visitors Bureau
Frankenmuth Chamber of Commerce and CVB
Petoskey Area Visitors Bureau

Best Décor Provider

Art Craft Display
Emerald City Designs
Top That! Events

Best Distillery

Ann Arbor Distilling Company
Grand Traverse Distillery
Two James Spirits

Best Entertainment Provider

2Bays DJs
Black Tie Productions
Mike Staff Productions

Best Event Planner/Event Planning Company

Emerald City Designs
Events North
Top That! Events

Best Event Rental Company

Art Craft Display
Emerald City Designs
Event Source

Best Florist

Blumz by JR Designs
Emerald City Designs
Viviano Flower Shop

Best Golf Resort

Crystal Mountain
Grand Traverse Resort and Spa
The Inn at St. John’s

Best Hotel with Meeting/Event Space – More than 200 Guest Rooms

Amway Grand Plaza Hotel
Crystal Mountain
Grand Traverse Resort & Spa

Best Hotel with Meeting/Event Space – Less than 200 Guest Rooms

The Inn at St. John’s
Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center
Park Place Hotel

Best Intimate Venue

Black Star Farms
Chateau Chantal
Zingerman’s Cornman Farms

Best Meeting/Event Venue in Detroit Metro Area

Detroit Athletic Club
Fox Theatre
The Henry Ford

Best Meeting/Event Venue outside Detroit Metro Area

Bavarian Inn Restaurant
DeVos Place
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

Best Meeting Planning Company

Emerald City Designs
Events North
Special D Events

Best New Venue (Dec 2015 - Dec 2016)

Hotel Indigo
The Knickerbocker Brewpub & Distillery
Zingerman’s Greyline

Best Photographer

Daphne Doerr Photography
Lola Grace Photography
Sarah Brown Photography

Best Renovation

Cobo Center
Grand Traverse Resort
Mission Point Resort

Best Restaurant with Private Dining Space

Bavarian Inn Restaurant
Red Ginger
Zingerman’s Roadhouse

Best Rooftop

Hockeytown Café
Hotel Indigo
Sky Deck at the Detroit Opera House

Best Service (Meeting/Event Venue)

Amway Grand Plaza Hotel
Crystal Mountain
Grand Hotel

Best Ski Resort

Boyne Resorts
Crystal Mountain Resort
Shanty Creek Resorts

Best Sports Venue

Comerica Park
Ford Field
Michigan Stadium

Best Sweets Provider

Kilwins
SugarHigh Bakery
Zingerman’s Bakehouse

Best Transportation Company

Celtic Transport Logistics
Dean Transportation
Metro Cars

Best Winery

Black Star Farms
Chateau Chantal
Chateau Grand Traverse

Meet the industry’s best of the best and its up-and-coming stars, as chosen by the Minnesota Meetings + Events Editorial Advisory Board.

 

The votes are in; here are the winners as decided by the readers of Minnesota Meetings + Events.

 

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