Congratulations to the finalists for Michigan Meetings + Events Best of 2018 readers' choice awards. We look forward to celebrating with each of you at the awards celebration on Wednesday, May 23 at the Cobo Center's Portside Ballroom, where the winners and 2018 Hall of Fame inductees will be announced.

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Best Audio-Visual/Visual Presentation Provider

AV Squared

Best Band

The Accidentals
Killer Flamingos
Three Men and a Tenor

Best Casino

MGM Grand Detroit
MotorCity Casino Hotel
Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort

Best Caterer (On- or Off-Site)  

2 Unique Caterers & Event Planners
Epoch Catering
Zingerman's Catering & Events

Best College/University Venue

Central Michigan University
Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center at Michigan State University
University of Michigan

Best Convention Center

Cobo Center
Grand Traverse Resort and Spa
The Inn at St. Johns

Best Craft Brewery/Brewpub  

Bell's Brewery
Founders Brewing Co.
Short's Brewing Company

Best Convention + Visitors Bureau (over 50,000 in Population)                                 

Detroit Metro CVB
Experience Grand Rapids
Traverse City Tourism

Best Convention + Visitors Bureau (under 50,000 in Population) 
Benzie County Visitors Bureau
Frankenmuth Chamber of Commerce and Convention & Visitors Bureau
Petoskey Area Visitors Bureau

Best Décor Provider

Art Craft Display, Inc. 
Emerald City Designs
Top That! Event

Best Distillery

Ann Arbor Distilling Company
Grand Traverse Distillery
Iron Fish

Best Entertainment Provider

2Bays DJs
Black Tie Productions
Mike Staff Productions

Event Planner/Event Planning Company                              
Emerald City Designs
Events North
Top That! Event

Best Event Rental Company

Art Craft Display, Inc. 
Emerald City Designs
Event Source

Best Florist

Blumz by JRDesigns
Emerald City Designs
Viviano Flower Shop

Best Golf Resort

Crystal Mountain
Grand Traverse Resort and Spa
The Inn at St. John's

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

Amway Grand Plaza Hotel
Grand Hotel
Grand Traverse Resort & Spa

Best Hotel with Meeting/Event Space – Less Than 200 Guest Rooms

Hyatt Place Detroit Novi
The Inn at St. John's
Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center

Best Intimate Venue

Black Star Farms
Chateau Chantal
Zingerman's Cornman Farms

Best Meeting/Event Venue in Detroit Metro Area                                                                           

Fox Theatre
The Henry Ford
Suburban Collection Showplace

Best Meeting/Event Venue Outside Detroit Metro Area

DeVos Place
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
Zingerman’s Greyline

Best Meeting Planning Company

Emerald City Designs
Events North
Special D Events

Best New Venue (Dec. 2016-Dec. 2017)

20 Monroe Live
BlueBridge Event Center
The Detroit Foundation Hotel

Best Photographer                                         

Abby Rose Photography
Lola Grace Photography
Sarah Brown Photography

Best Renovation

The Detroit Foundation Hotel
Grand Hotel
Treetops Resort

Best Restaurant with Private Dining Space

Bavarian Inn Restaurant
Red Ginger
Zingerman's Roadhouse

Best Rooftop

Frankenmuth Brewery
H&L Social at Hotel Indigo Traverse City
The Madison

Best Service (Meeting/Event Venue)

Crystal Mountain Resort
Grand Hotel
The Inn at St. John's

Best Ski Resort

Boyne Resorts  
Crystal Mountain
Treetops Resort

Best Sports Venue

Comerica Park
Little Caesars Arena
Spartan Stadium

Best Sweets Provider                                                                                    

Bon Bon Bon
SugarHigh Bakery
Zingerman's Bakehouse

Best Transportation Company                                                  

Blue Lakes Charters Bus Rental  
Dean Transportation
Metro Cars

Best Winery

Black Star Farms              
Chateau Chantal              
Leelanau Wine Cellars   

Take note of these seven pros who are making their mark in the meetings and events industry. 

Mary Kerr, CTA, President & CEO 
Destination Ann Arbor
Lifetime Achievement 


Congratulations to the winners!

Best Meeting/Event Planning Company
Emerald City Designs 


Click here to view the photos from the night and here for the photo booth photos! Feel free to tag yourself and share on social media! #MIBestof