Approved Caterers & Vendors

All food items must be provided by one of our approved caterers. There are occasionally some exceptions made due to religious dietary restrictions. In the case when an exception is made, the caterer must be a licensed business able to comply with Detroit Historical Society event operations and insurance requirements. Clients using a different cater because of restrictions must pay an additional $500 deposit. This deposit is refundable dependent on the client’s chosen caterer fulfilling all obligations outlined in the non-exclusive caterer’s waiver.

Caterers

Durden's Catering

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Contact: Chef Rytonie Durden
Phone: 313.350.6408
Email: durdenscatering@ymail.com
Website: durdenscatering.com

Forte Belanger

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Contact: Bonnie Peck
Phone: 248.288.3300
Email: B.Peck@continentalserves.cominfo@fortebelanger.com
Website: fortebelanger.com

Holiday Market

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Contact: Traci Bahlman
Phone: 248.543.4390
Email: tracibahlman@holiday-market.com
Website: holiday-market.com

Kosch Catering

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Contact: Emily Gozdzialski
Phone: 586.477.1240  ext. 1245
Email: emily@koschcatering.comcatering@koschcatering.com
Website: koschcatering.com 

Miss Mixology 

Contact: Lindsay LaFoy
Phone: 248.941.4026
Website: missmixologyservice@gmail.com 

* Bartending only. May be used if you are in need of a bar without any additional catering.

2 Unique

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Contact: Adrienne Amelio
Phone: 248.549.5242
Email: AAmelio@twounique.com
Website: twounique.com

Events of Excellence Catering

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Phone: 248.353.8300
Email: eventsofexcellencecatering@gmail.com
Website: eventsofexcellencecatering.com

Recommended Vendors

Linens and Rental Items

Linen Hero

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Contact: Amber Thompson or Marissa Nichols
Phone: 855.269.4376
Website: linenhero.com

Event Source

Contact: Suzanne Chandler
Phone: 313.309.9000
Email: suzannechandler@eventsource.com
Website: eventsource.net

Florists

Blossoms

Contact: Dale Morgan
Phone: 248.644.4411
Email: dale@blossomsbirmingham.com
Website: blossomsbirmingham.com

Blumz

Contact: Event Sales Office
Phone: 248.398.5130 or 313.964.5777
Website: blumz.com

Event Production / Sound / Lights / Entertainment

Elysium Experience

Phone: 586.203.8575
Email: elysium@elysiumexp.com
Website: elysiumexp.com

Accomodations

The Inn on Ferry Street

Contact: Brent Szczygielski
Phone: 313.871.6000
Email: iofs.reservations@gmail.com or brent.iofs@gmail.com
Website: innonferrystreet.com

Holiday Inn Express

Contact: Sherri Taylor
Phone: 313.887.7000 ext. 2
Email: sheri@hiexpressdetroit.com

Alcohol

Woods Wholesale Wine

Contact: Christina Matouk
Phone: 313.882.5420
Email: cmatouk@woodswholesalewine.com
Website: woodswholesalewine.com

Valet Parking

All events requiring valet service must use our city approved valet vendor. Our museum parking lot can accommodate between 60-80 self-parked cars. If you are using our exclusive valet services, the parking lot can accommodate up to 100 cars. Should you require extra parking, both garage and surface lot space can be rented by directly contacting Wayne State University Parking Garages. Valet services are booked by Detroit Historical Society staff. If your event requires valet please contact the person listed below.

Contact: Dontez Bass, Event Manager
Phone: 313.833.1808
Email: dontezb@detroithistorical.org

Wayne State University Parking Garages

Website: parking.wayne.edu/events/index.php

Please fill out a parking request form and Wayne State Parking will contact you.