• Instagrammable Vintage Views

     
    FROM THE Summer 2019 ISSUE
     

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

  • Instagrammable Vintage Views

     
    FROM THE Summer 2019 ISSUE
     

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

  • Instagrammable Vintage Views

     
    FROM THE Summer 2019 ISSUE
     

    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

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