Best Meeting/Event Venue (In Metro Detroit, No Hotel)

THE WINNER IS: The Henry Ford
Dearborn | 313.982.6001

Runners-up 
» The Fox Theatre
» Cobo Center

Best Meeting/Event Venue (Outside of Metro Detroit, No Hotel)

THE WINNER IS: Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
Grand Rapids | 616.957.1580

Runners-up 
» Bavarian Inn
» Crystal Gardens Banquet Center

Best Ballroom

THE WINNER IS: The Henry Ford
Dearborn | 313.982.6001

Runners-up 
» Grand Traverse Resort and Spa
» Amway Grand Plaza Hotel

Best College/University Venue

THE WINNER IS: Michigan State University

East Lansing | 517.884.8117

Runners-up 
» University of Michigan
» Central Michigan University

Best Intimate Venue

THE WINNER IS: Zingerman’s Cornman Farms

Dexter | 734.619.8100

Runners-up 
» Kirkbride Hall
» Corner Loft

Best New Venue

THE WINNER IS: Zingerman’s Cornman Farms
Dexter | 734.619.8100

Runners-up 
» Kirkbride Hall
» Inn at Harbor Shores

Best Audio/Visual Provider

THE WINNER IS: BlueWater Technologies
Southfield | 248.356.4399

Runners-up 
» PSAV
» KLA Laboratories

Best Décor Provider

THE WINNER IS: Art Craft Display

Novi | 248.380.0843

Runners-up 
» Emerald City Designs
» Display Group

Best Entertainment Provider

THE WINNER IS: Black Tie Productions

Flint | 800.232.9750

Runners-up 
» Mike Staff Productions
» Rusch Entertainment

Best Florist

THE WINNER IS: Emerald City Designs
Farmington Hills | 248.474.7077

Runners-up 
» Planterra Interior Landscapes
» Bellisario Florist

Best Photographer

THE WINNER IS: Sarah Brown Photography
Traverse City | 231.883.7481

Runners-up 
» Brian Walters
» Arising Images

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

THE WINNER IS: Inn at St. John’s

Plymouth | 734.414.0600

Runners-up 
» Royal Park Hotel
» Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center

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

THE WINNER IS: Grand Traverse Resort & Spa
Acme | 231.534.6000

Runners-up 
» Crystal Mountain
» Shanty Creek Resorts

Best Casino

THE WINNER IS: MGM Grand Detroit
Detroit | 877.888.2121

Runners-up 
» Soaring Eagle
» Turtle Creek Casino

Best Airport Hotel

THE WINNER IS: Westin Detroit Metro Airport

Detroit | 800.937.8461

Runners-up 
» Marriott Detroit Metro Airport
» Hilton Grand Rapids Airport

Best Caterer

THE WINNER IS: Catering by Kelly’s

Traverse City | 231.938.3663

Runners-up 
» Forte Belanger
» Black Forest Catering

Best Craft Brewery/Brewpub

THE WINNER IS: Short’s Brewing Co.

Bellaire | 231.498.2300

Runners-up 
» Bell’s Brewery
» Frankenmuth Brewery

Best Restaurant with Private Dining Space

THE WINNER IS: Bavarian Inn

Frankenmuth | 800.228.2742

Runners-up 
» Red Ginger
» Thistle Pub & Grille

Best Sweets Provider

THE WINNER IS: Kilwins

Petoskey | 888.454.5946

Runners-up 
» Sugar High Bakery
» Sweetie-licious Bakery Café

Best Winery

THE WINNER IS: Chateau Chantal

Traverse City | 800.969.4009

Runners-up 
» Black Star Farms
» St. Julian

Best Golf Resort

THE WINNER IS: Grand Traverse Resort & Spa

Acme | 231.534.6000

Runners-up 
» Crystal Mountain Resort
» Shanty Creek Resorts

Best Ski Resort

THE WINNER IS:  Boyne Resorts

Harbor Springs | 231.526.3000

Runners-up 
» Crystal Mountain Resort
» Shanty Creek Resorts

Best Convention & Visitors Bureau

THE WINNER IS:  Traverse City Tourism

Traverse City | 231.947.0692

Runners-up 
» Detroit Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau
»Frankenmuth Convention and Visitors Bureau

Best Event Planning Company

THE WINNER IS: Emerald City Designs

Farmington Hills | 248.474.7077

Runners-up 
» Events North
» Events to Remember

Best Meeting Planning Company

THE WINNER IS: Events North

Traverse City  | 231.883.2708

Runners-up 
» Special D Events
» Event Garde

Best Rental Company

THE WINNER IS:  Art Craft Display
Novi | 248.380.0843

Runners-up 
» Emerald City Designs
» Special Events Rentals

Best Service (Meeting/Event Venue)

THE WINNER IS: Crystal Mountain Resort

Thompsonville | 800.968.7686

Runners-up 
» The Henry Ford
» Shanty Creek Resorts

Best Transportation

THE WINNER IS: Metro Cars

Taylor | 734.946.5700

Runners-up 
» Dean Transportation
» Celtic Shuttle

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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