• Michigan M+E Best of 2019 Winners (Listed)

     
    POSTED May 23, 2019
     

Best Audio-Visual/Visual Presentation Provider

AND THE WINNER IS: BLUEWATER

Runners-up:
» Motown Digital
» PSAV

Best Band

​AND THE WINNER IS: THE ACCIDENTALS

Runners-up:
» Killer Flamingos
» Three Men and a Tenor

Best Caterer in Metro Detroit Area (On- or Off-Site)

​AND THE WINNER IS: ANDIAMO CATERING & EVENT MANAGEMENT

Runners-up:
» Forte Belanger
» Holiday Market Catering

Best Caterer outside Metro Detroit Area (On- or Off-Site)

​AND THE WINNER IS: ZINGERMAN’S CATERING & EVENTS

Runners-up:
» Black Star Farms
» Bavarian Inn Restaurant

Best Casino

​AND THE WINNER IS: MGM GRAND DETROIT

Runners-up:
» Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort
» Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel

Best College/University Venue

​AND THE WINNER IS: KELLOGG HOTEL AND CONFERENCE CENTER

Runners-up:
» The Michigan League, U-M
» Michigan Union, U-M

Best Convention Center (Non-University)

​AND THE WINNER IS: GRAND TRAVERSE RESORT AND SPA

Runners-up:
» The Inn at St. Johns
» Cobo Center

Best Convention & Visitors Bureau (In Town/Area Less than 50,000 In Population)

​AND THE WINNER IS: MACKINAC ISL AND CVB

Runners-up:
» Frankenmuth Chamber of Commerce and CVB
» Petoskey Area Visitors Bureau

Best Convention & Visitors Bureau (in Town/Area More than 50,000 in Population)

​AND THE WINNER IS: TRAVERSE CITY TOURISM

Runners-up:
» Detroit Metro CVB
» Experience Grand Rapids

Best Craft Brewery/Brewpub

​AND THE WINNER IS: SHORT’S BREWING COMPANY

Runners-up:
» Founders Brewing Co.
» Bell’s Brewery

Best Décor Provider

​AND THE WINNER IS: EMERALD CITY DESIGNS

Runners-up:
» Art Craft Display
» Event Source

Best Distillery

​AND THE WINNER IS: GRAND TRAVERSE DISTILLERY

Runners-up:
» Iron Fish Distillery
» Two James Spirits

Best Entertainment Provider (DJs, Non-Band, Speakers, Other)

​AND THE WINNER IS: MIKE STAFF PRODUCTIONS

Runners-up:
» Black Tie Productions
» 2Bays DJs

Best Event/Festival

​AND THE WINNER IS: TRAVERSE CITY NATIONAL CHERRY FESTIVAL

Runners-up:
» Grand Rapids Art Prize
» Ann Arbor Art Fair

Best Event Rental Company

​AND THE WINNER IS: ART CRAFT DISPLAY

Runners-up:
» Emerald City Designs
» Event Source

Best Florist in Metro Detroit Area

​AND THE WINNER IS: VIVIANO FLOWER SHOP

Runners-up:
» Emerald City Designs
» Blossoms

Best Florist outside Metro Detroit Area

​AND THE WINNER IS: BLOOM FLORAL DESIGN

Runners-up:
» Frankenmuth Florist
» Wasserman’s Flowers

Best Golf Venue

​AND THE WINNER IS: GRAND TRAVERSE RESORT AND SPA

Runners-up:
» The Inn at St. John’s
» Crystal Mountain

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

​AND THE WINNER IS: THE INN AT ST. JOHN’S

Runners-up:
» Inn at Black Star Farms
» Hotel Indigo

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

​AND THE WINNER IS: AMWAY GRAND PLAZA HOTEL

Runners-up:
» Grand Traverse Resort and Spa
» Crystal Mountain

Best Meeting/Event Planning Company in Metro Detroit Area

​AND THE WINNER IS: EMERALD CITY DESIGNS

Runners-up:
» Special D Events
» Top That! Event

Best Meeting/Event Planning Company outside Metro Detroit Area

​AND THE WINNER IS: EVENTS NORTH

Runners-up:
» All Grand Events
» A Day in May Events

Best Meeting/Event Venue in Metro Detroit Area (Non-Hotel)

​AND THE WINNER IS: THE HENRY FORD

Runners-up:
» Fox Theatre
» Detroit Zoo

Best Meeting/Event Venue outside Metro Detroit Area (Non-Hotel)

​AND THE WINNER IS: FREDERIK MEIJER GARDENS & SCULPTURE PARK

Runners-up:
» Traverse City Opera House
» Black Star Farms

Best Photographer

​AND THE WINNER IS: ABBY ROSE PHOTOGRAPHY

Runners-up:
» Sarah Brown Photography
» Lola Grace Photography

Best Rooftop Venue

​AND THE WINNER IS: HOTEL INDIGO

Runners-up:
» Detroit Athletic Club
» Sky Deck at Detroit Opera House

Best Service (Meeting/Event Venue)

​AND THE WINNER IS: THE INN AT ST. JOHN’S

Runners-up:
» Crystal Mountain
» Grand Hotel

Best Ski Resort

​AND THE WINNER IS: CRYSTAL MOUNTAIN

Runners-up:
» Boyne Resorts
» Shanty Creek Resorts

Best Small Inn with Meeting/Event Space

​AND THE WINNER IS: STAFFORD’S BAY VIEW INN

Runners-up:
» The Inn on Ferry Street
» Hotel Walloon

Best Transportation Company

​AND THE WINNER IS: METRO CARS

Runners-up:
» Blue Lakes Charters Bus Rental
» Dean Transportation

Best Winery

​AND THE WINNER IS: BLACK STAR FARMS

Runners-up:
» Chateau Chantal
» Leelanau Wine Cellar

Congratulations to the finalists for Northwest Meetings + Events Best of 2019 readers' choice awards. We won't be hosting an awards celebration this year, but check back in a few months when the winners will be announced online. 

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Find out who our readers have chosen as the winners and runners-up of the Illinois Meetings + Events Best of 2019 readers’ choice awards.

 

Best AudioVisual Provider

AND THE WINNER IS: AV Chicago

Runners-up:
» PSAV
» FROST

Best Catering Company (On- or Off-site) 

AND THE WINNER IS: Blue Plate Catering

Runners-up:
» Food for Thought
» Tasty Catering

Best Brewery/Winery/Distillery