• Instagrammable Vintage Views

     
    POSTED July 1, 2019
     

    Rebranded Eastern Market venue showcases loft space filled with the works of local artisans.

  • Instagrammable Vintage Views

     
    POSTED July 1, 2019
     

    Rebranded Eastern Market venue showcases loft space filled with the works of local artisans.

  • Instagrammable Vintage Views

     
    POSTED July 1, 2019
     

    Rebranded Eastern Market venue showcases loft space filled with the works of local artisans.

J'Adore Detroit evolved from a dream of a Michigan native who moved back to the Motor City a while back after spending 10 years in Chicago. Candice Simons started a local outdoor billboard business called Brooklyn Outdoor and from there went on to become a big promoter of metro Detroit.

Part of her business activities today is a website of the same name devoted to entertainment, wellness, style, and food and drink. One of the properties connected with the website is The Loft at j’adore Detroit in Detroit’s Eastern Market district. The 2,000-squarefoot venue was rebranded last year from The Brooklyn Outdoor Loft into this new showpiece for the district at 2501 Russel Street. Lauren Van Haaren, the site’s “resident foodie and cocktail guru” and publicist, shares some insights about the space.

Tell our readers about your venue and why it’s so special. “The Loft at j’adore Detroit is an industrial-meets-chic venue. This hidden gem offers a panoramic view of the surrounding city and a unique aesthetic crafted by local Detroit artisans. The loft is a raw space that has been transformed. Our exposed brick walls are whitewashed and decorated with hand-painted murals designed by the city’s most famous painters. Our floors are covered with ornate rugs, and our ceiling is adorned with beaded chandeliers. We have a variety of seating options to suit the needs of your event. From tufted sofas to chairs and tables, the Loft can be crafted to match the unique needs of each celebration.”

What types and size range of events can your venue host? “The loft is a 2,000-square-foot event space that can accommodate 60 people seated and 150 strolling. We have a fully functional kitchen and bar space with multiple entrances, bathrooms and plenty of parking with the option of valet for a small cost. Our multipurpose space is available for a wide variety of events, such as cocktail parties, seated dinners, speaking engagements, photography and filming, art and fashion events, lunch and learns, off-site meetings, corporate events and strolling dinners.”

What advice can you offer meeting planners? “We believe in celebrating life’s biggest moments with your closest people all around you. Whether you’re clinking glasses of champagne to celebrate, creating community or bringing industry leaders together, we have you covered. The j’adore Detroit Events team also curates off-site events for those looking to take the worry out of planning. We’ll cover the details, you just show up ready to remember it all.”

 

SUBMIT YOUR IDEAS! We love hearing from our readers. The Michigan Meetings + Events team is always looking for new and different venues to feature in our Instagram-Worthy section. Share your favorite sites and photos with editor Ron Garbinski at ron.garbinski@tigeroak.com

Temperatures are starting to dip in Seattle, but if you want to get in one last outdoor gathering before winter, consider The Rooftop at WeWork Cap Hill. Located on the penthouse level on 11th Avenue near Seattle’s storied Pine and Pike Streets, the space offers inviting landscapes and spectacular views of the surrounding mountains. Capacity: 74.  Bring sweaters and scarves!

 

The time is right; the stage is set. Groups are ready to meet face to face again, and the four-star luxury hotel MGM Grand Detroit is ready to welcome you back.

According to MPI’s report “Spring 2021 Meetings Outlook,” three-quarters of meeting professionals predict a face-to-face event this calendar year. And that definitely rings true for Lisa Williams, executive director of sales for the hotel.

 

Despite an overall crushing year for the hospitality industry in Pennsylvania, some seeds of hope have been planted and are finally sprouting in the form of new hotel openings. These new properties on the horizon have ample meeting and event space up for grabs, all within close proximity of each other. As capacities allowances increase, check out the new real estate for meetings and events at the following hotels.