• Best of Michigan Awards 2016 Winners (Listed)

    Our 11th annual readers’ choice award winners live up to the decade milestone.

     
    POSTED May 20, 2016
     

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

THE WINNER IS: THE HENRY FORD
Dearborn | 313.982.6001

Runners-up
» Fox Theatre
» The Fillmore Detroit

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

THE WINNER IS: FREDERIK MEIJER GARDENS & SCULPTURE PARK
Grand Rapids | 616.957.1580

Runners-up
» Treetops Resort and Spa
» Hagerty Conference Center

Best College/University Venue

THE WINNER IS: MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY
East Lansing | 517.432.3086

Runners-up
» University of Michigan
» Grand Valley State University

Best Intimate Venue

THE WINNER IS: ZINGERMAN’S CORNMAN FARMS
Dexter | 734.619.8100

Runners-up
» Planterra Conservatory
» The Corner Loft

Best New Venue

THE WINNER IS: CATHEDRAL BARN AT HISTORIC BARNS PARK
Traverse City | 231.342.1526

Runners-up
» Bonobo Winery
» NOAH’S Event Venue

Best Rooftop Venue

THE WINNER IS: HOCKEYTOWN CAFE
Detroit | 313.471.3400

Runners-up
» The Franklin
» Sky Deck at the Detroit Opera House

Best Sports Venue

THE WINNER IS: COMERICA PARK
Detroit | 313.962.4000

Runners-up
» Ford Field
» Michigan Stadium

Best Audio-Visual Provider

THE WINNER IS: BLUEWATER
Southfield | 248.356.4399

Runners-up
» PSAV
» Sound Environment

Best Décor Provider

THE WINNER IS: EMERALD CITY DESIGNS
Farmington Hills | 248.474.7077

Runners-up
» Sweet Themes
» Top That! Event

Best Entertainment Provider

THE WINNER IS: THREE MEN AND A TENOR
Lansing | 800.277.6863

Runners-up
» Mike Staff Productions
​» Black Tie Productions

Best Florist

THE WINNER IS: VIVIANO FLOWER SHOP
St Clair Shores | 800.848.4266

Runners-up
» Floral Underground
​» Blumz by JRDesigns

Best Photographer

THE WINNER IS: SARAH BROWN PHOTOGRAPHY
Traverse City | 231.883.7481

Runners-up
» Arising Images
​» Brian Walters Photography

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

THE WINNER IS: THE INN AT ST. JOHN’S
Plymouth | 734.414.0600

Runners-up
» The Inn at Bay Harbor

​» Park Place Hotel

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

THE WINNER IS: GRAND TRAVERSE RESORT AND SPA
Acme | 231.534.6000

Runners-up
» Amway Grand Plaza Hotel

​» Crystal Mountain

Best Casino

THE WINNER IS: MGM GRAND DETROIT
Detroit | 877.888.2121

Runners-up
» Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel

​» Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort

Best Caterer

THE WINNER IS: ZINGERMAN’S CATERING AND EVENTS
Ann Arbor | 734.663.3400

Runners-up
» Bavarian Inn

​» Forte Belanger

Best Craft Brewery/Brewpub

THE WINNER IS: SHORT’S BREWING CO.
Bellaire | 231.498.2300

Runners-up
» Bell’s Brewery

​» Founders Brewing Co.

Best Restaurant with Private Dining Space

THE WINNER IS: RED GINGER
Traverse City | 231.944.1733

Runners-up
» Bavarian Inn

​» Zingerman’s Roadhouse

Best Sweets Provider

THE WINNER IS: KILWINS CHOCOLATES, FUDGE & ICE CREAM
Petoskey | 888.454.5946

Runners-up
» Zingerman’s Bakehouse
» Sweetie-licious Bakery Café

Best Winery

THE WINNER IS: CHATEAU CHANTAL
Traverse City | 800.969.4009

Runners-up
» Black Star Farms
» Bowers Harbor Vineyard

Best Golf Resort

THE WINNER IS: GRAND TRAVERSE RESORT AND SPA
Acme | 231.534.6000

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

Best Ski Resort

THE WINNER IS: BOYNE RESORTS
Harbor Springs | 231.526.3000

Runners-up
» Crystal Mountain
» Shanty Creek Resorts

Best Convention & Visitors Bureau

THE WINNER IS: TRAVERSE CITY TOURISM
Traverse City | 231.947.0692

Runners-up
» Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau
» Experience Grand Rapids

Best Event Planning Company

THE WINNER IS: EVENTS NORTH
Traverse City | 231.883.2708

Runners-up
» Emerald City Designs
» Top That! Event

Best Meeting Planning Company

THE WINNER IS: ASSOCIATION MANAGEMENT RESOURCES (AMR)
Ann Arbor, Okemos | 734.677.2270

Runners-up
» Events North
» Special D Events

Best Rental Company

THE WINNER IS: EMERALD CITY DESIGNS
Farmington Hills | 248.474.7077

Runners-up
» Art Craft Display
» Top That! Event

Best Service (Meeting/Event Venue)

THE WINNER IS: AMWAY GRAND PLAZA HOTEL
Grand Rapids | 616.774.2000

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

Best Transportation

THE WINNER IS: METRO CARS
Taylor, Grand Rapids | 800.456.1701

Runners-up
» Celtic Shuttles & Tours
» Dean Transportation

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