Congratulations to the finalists for Michigan Meetings + Events Best of 2019 readers' choice awards. We look forward to celebrating with each of you at the awards celebration on Wednesday, May 22 at the Fredrick Meijer Gardens, where the winners and 2019 Hall of Fame inductees will be announced.

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Best Audio-Visual/Visual Presentation Provider

Bluewater
Motown Digital
PSAV 

Best Band

The Accidentals         
Killer Flamingos         
Three Men and a Tenor

Best Casino

MGM Grand Detroit
Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort
Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel

Best Caterer (On - or Off-Site in Metro Detroit Area – Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties only)

Andiamo Catering & Events
Forte Belanger
Holiday Market Catering         

Best Caterer (On - or Off-Site outside Metro Detroit Area)

Bavarian Inn Restaurant         
Black Star Farms
Zingerman's Catering & Events

Best College/University Venue

Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center
The Michigan League
Michigan Union

Best Convention Center (non university)      

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 (In town/area with more than 50,000 population)

Detroit Metro CVB
Experience Grand Rapids
Traverse City Tourism

Best Convention + Visitors Bureau (In town/area with less than 50,000 population

Frankenmuth Chamber of Commerce and CVB
Mackinac Island CVB
Petoskey Area Visitors Bureau

Best Décor Provider

Art Craft Display
Emerald City Designs
Event Source

Best Distillery

Grand Traverse Distillery
Iron Fish
Two James Spirits

Best Event/Festival

Ann Arbor Art Fairs
Grand Rapids Art Prize
Traverse City National Cherry Festival

Best Entertainment Provider (DJs, non-band, speakers, other)

2Bays DJs
Black Tie Productions
Mike Staff Productions

Best Event Rental Company

Art Craft Display
Emerald City Designs
Event Source

Best Florist in Metro Detroit Area  (Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties only)

Blossoms
Emerald City Deigns
Viviano Flower Shop

Best Florists Outside Metro Detroit Area

BLOOM
Frankenmuth Florist
Wasserman’s Flowers

Best Golf Venue

Crystal Mountain Resort          
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
Crystal Mountain Resort          
Grand Traverse Resort & Spa

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

Hotel Indigo
Inn at Black Star Farms
The Inn at St. John's                                                               

Best Small Inn with Meeting/Event Space

Hotel Walloon – Walloon Lake
The Inn on Ferry Street – Detroit        
Stafford’s Bay View Inn – Petoskey

Best Non-Hotel Meeting/Event Venue in Metro Detroit Area (Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties only)

Detroit Zoo
Fox Theatre
The Henry Ford

Best Non-Hotel Meeting/Event Venue Outside Metro Detroit Area

Black Star Farms
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
Traverse City Opera House

Best Meeting/Event Planning Company in Metro Detroit Area (Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties only)

Emerald City Designs
Special D Events
Top That! Event         

Best Meeting/Event Planning Company outside Metro Detroit Area

A Day in May
All Grand Events
Events North

Best Photographer

Abby Rose Photography
Lola Grace Photography
Sarah Brown Photography

Best Rooftop Venue

Detroit Athletic Club
Hotel Indigo
Sky Deck at the Detroit Opera House

Best Service (Meeting/Event Venue)

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

Best Ski Resort

Boyne Resorts
Crystal Mountain Resort          
Shanty Creek Resorts

Best Transportation Company                                               

Blue Lakes Charters Bus Rental          
Dean Transportation
Metro Cars

Best Winery

Black Star Farms
Chateau Chantal
Leelanau Wine Cellars

Congratulations to the finalists for The Michigan Meetings + Events Best of 2019 readers' choice awards! We look forward to celebrating with you and announcing the winners and 2019 Hall of Fame inductees on Wednesday, May 22 at the Frederik Meijer Gardens.

 

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