• The Madison Shines as One of the Best Instagram-Worthy Locations Downtown

     
    POSTED March 29, 2019
     

    This Bedrock Detroit Space Offers Stunning Views

  • The Madison Shines as One of the Best Instagram-Worthy Locations Downtown

     
    POSTED March 29, 2019
     

    This Bedrock Detroit Space Offers Stunning Views

  • The Madison Shines as One of the Best Instagram-Worthy Locations Downtown

     
    POSTED March 29, 2019
     

    This Bedrock Detroit Space Offers Stunning Views

The Bedrock events team likes to call The Madison Loft, Auditorium and Rooftop “an all-in-one option” because it features three amazing and separate spaces that are truly worthy of multiple Instagram posts.

We asked Bedrock Event Coordinator Lauren Jacks and her team to share an inside look at The Madison, often called The M, and its three spaces: a high-tech 130-seat auditorium, an airy loft area that accommodates up to 180 guests, and a stunning 7,000-square-foot rooftop with a covered catering area, a dance floor and full-service bar.

Tell our readers about your venue and why it’s so special.
Located in the heart of Detroit just steps away from Comerica Park, The Madison Loft and Rooftop provide iconic views of historic landmarks and an architecturally rich skyline. We offer purposefully curated artwork throughout the space, a state-of-the-art auditorium with built-in audio-visual, and no-hassle beverage packages. Our highly personable and professional team comes with more than 50 years combined expertise in the industry to ensure not only successful events, but also unforgettable experiences.

What types and size range of events can your venue host?
Whether you’re looking to tie the knot, celebrate a milestone, connect with team members, or host a corporate or fundraising event that produces real results, The Madison was built to suit one and all. Our space is perfect for presentations, seated dinners, strolling receptions, and more. We welcome groups of all sizes and would love to hear more about how we can make an event come to life.

What advice can you offer meeting and event planners about using your venue?
Regardless of weather, we have you covered. When you reserve The Madison for your event, you’ll have access to not only our breathtaking Rooftop but also the industrial chic Loft; a built-in weather back up plan is a must. Our dedicated and hands-on event managers work with our clients throughout the entire process from initial inquiry to post-event wrap up.

 

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, if available, with editor Ron Garbinski at ron.garbinski@tigeroak.com.

Options for unconventional seasonal gatherings abound across the state. 

From cities teeming with bright lights to snowy small towns, Michigan is a winter wonderland. If you’re looking for a way to make your event or post-event outing more festive, consider these unique holiday offerings. 

Peacock Road Family Farm 

Laingsburg

 

After 36 years as director of the CVB, Peter Fitzsimons is retiring. By Shelley Levitt

In 1985, Peter Fitzsimons, a former hotel general manager, became the executive director of the newly formed Petoskey Area Visitors Bureau. He never left. In June, the 73-year-old Detroit native announced that he’d be stepping down from the role at the end of the year. 

MIM+E: When did you begin your career in hospitality?

 

It began as the first Cadillac dealership outside of Detroit, then became a roller rink in the 1950s. Now, the High Five GR is reopened as a premier event space in downtown Grand Rapids. The original roller rink hardwood floors remain, as do the vaulted ceilings and oversized arched windows that showcase the city lights. What’s new is a state-of-the-art a/v system and an event team that can create custom floorplans and organize set up/teardown and load in/out logistics.