The outcome of any event, whether it is a wedding, rehearsal dinner, holiday party or birthday celebration, greatly depends on the quality of the venue you choose. Having hosted many successful events over the years, the Ann Arbor City Club is a venue that never fails to impress.

Ann Arbor City Club

With breathtaking gardens, splendid architecture and beautiful grounds, I believe this dreamy location is perfect for most celebrations.

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On my recent visit to the venue, I learned that the City Club is a member-owned organization with over 400 members on board. It has been an active part of the Ann Arbor Community since 1951. There is a stately house in the premises, which was originally built as a private residence in the late 19th century. Resplendent in historical details, this house is spacious, with ample facilities for indoor wedding ceremonies, receptions and similar events.

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There are a variety of big and small indoor spaces that cater to both big and small functions. Their stunning ballroom can accommodate up to 300 guests in theater-style setting and 160 guests on round tables.

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Smaller and intimate gatherings may prefer the cozy sun room with a capacity of 15. With many other options too, it is easy to find the right room for your intended guest count.

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The rooms are photogenic with plenty of natural light streaming in during the day and suitable lighting options to set the mood for evening functions.

Ann Arbor Wedding ReceptionAdditionally, the neutral wall and floor décor across the indoor locations will work with any color theme you may choose for your event.

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If you prefer to host your event outdoors, the gorgeous green grounds and gardens at the Ann Arbor City Club are just the place for your celebration. With lush greenery, well-maintained grounds and pretty floral details, the gardens and grounds are picturesque backdrops for romantic garden weddings and other outdoor celebrations.  There is a beautiful pergola and green lawns lining the aisle, forming a delightful setting for  romantic garden weddings.

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The City club also has outdoor tents and shaded seating areas for events in the warmer months.

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No event is complete without amazing food, and the Ann Arbor City Club nails this detail too. Their  talented catering team can whip up culinary delights that please the palate and the eyes. Apart from an appetizing variety of breakfast, lunch and dinner options, they also offer customization options to cover any event.

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The historic character and charm of the venue renders it an ideal choice for classic wedding themes and traditional celebrations. The facilities and services are also ideal for formal business functions. So, whether it is a wedding, birthday party, anniversary, reunion or corporate event you plan to host, this is a venue that you should definitely consider. For more details on the location, facilities and services the Ann Arbor Club offers, take a look at their website by clicking on this link.  Catering Manager, Donnie Burton would be glad to give you a tour.


Journeys around the world would be impossible without vehicles! So, it was a brilliant idea by Kathy Campbell to focus on this indispensable part of traveling “around the world”, when she designed her entry for the 2016 Tabletop WOW competition by NACE, Detroit.  Perfect for a vintage travel theme wedding or party, here are some great photos.

The table setting was neat, uncluttered and classic. However, the highlight of the display was that all the transportation vehicles on the tablecloths were actually hand painted. Take a closer look to see how charming it was!

15037300_10211518022970141_3015813579657000561_nThe setting introduces us to the theme with a display that reads “Let the Adventure Begin.” Polished silver-rimmed glassware hold vintage ticket rolls that are apt for this theme. The table linen is neatly hand-painted with the same quote.

Travel Theme Party IdeasThe glassware at each place setting doubles up as display pieces that house vintage ticket rolls. These pretty details add a pop of color to the setting, and enhance the theme. Clusters of purple and blue hydrangea form simple but beautiful floral centerpieces at this setting.

Elegant Table SettingThe silver and white in the arrangement forms an elegant combination, as we can see in this picture. The China on the table is opulent and arranged beautifully. The service plate has silver beads along the trim, while the embellished dinner plate and tea cups look stunning next to it.

Hand Painted TableclothsHand painted vehicles on the table cover, like this steam boat, add vintage flair to the arrangement.

15032717_10211518024210172_401746322462276699_nThis version of a vintage car is just amazing! The subtle colors used in it complement the theme well.

Vintage Travel ThemeThis hand painted antique silhouette is actually displayed on an easel beside the table setting. The muted colors and characters in the image effectively transport us to a bygone era; a time when traveling was an exciting and dangerous prospect than it is today. This display also highlights the central quote used throughout the setting.

Custom Hand Painted TableclothsMeet Kathy Campbell, the owner of Custom Hand Painted Tablecloths, and creator of this exemplary table top design. With the many unique and custom details in this display, it was an amazing presentation!  Contact –


Baptism and Communion Centerpieces

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When our very own Christine of Cool Party Favors decided to give favors, you can bet that she did it in a creative way.  She combined her favors and centerpieces by placing a cute rosary inside of cake boxes.  These cake boxes were the foundation of the centerpieces which started with a round base.  The […]

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Paris Themed Party — NACE Tabletop Wow

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Paris has always been one of the top tourist destinations in the world. With romantic gardens, historic landmarks and stunning architecture, this city has inspired many interesting party themes, including travel-related ones. The NACE Tabletop WOW competition in Detroit on the theme “Around the World” also saw a beautiful entry featuring a Parisian theme. Here […]

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Travel Theme Party Table Top

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Infused with vintage charm and with a display of lovely trinkets from around the world, the tabletop entry “Timeless Travels” by Meaghan Keck of Birch Affair at the Tabletop WOW competition by NACE was a clear winner. Let us find out all about this remarkable travel theme party display. The arrangement has been done on […]

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Personalized Water Bottle Favors

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Make your special celebration extra-special with custom-printed water bottle favors.   Talk about a party favor that keeps on giving! Custom printed water bottles are the ideal return gifts for any occasion, whether it is a birthday, class or family reunion, anniversary, wedding, retirement or corporate event. When you host a celebration that people from […]

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Josh’s Sports Bar Mitzvah

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Sports and boys are inseparable, and Josh being a sports fan wanted his Bar Mitzvah celebration to reflect his interest in sports. Event planner Tariko Kendall of Whimzey Events borrowed details from cricket, football, basketball and tennis to create a fantastic sports theme party that would impress every sports fan. Let’s take a look at […]

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Baptism Decorations for a Girl

October 29, 2016

Impeccable party décor, a tantalizing spread of treats and interesting details are some of the things that will make you want to see an example of beautifully displayed food and Baptism decorations for a girl.   Roberta of Festa X Decor has once again impressed us with her inspiring ideas and keen eye for details at […]

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Vintage Travel Themed Bar Mitzvah Party

October 22, 2016

Drew’s Bar Mitzvah theme was refreshingly unique, as it was not the sports, music and television show themes that we see all the time. This young man loves to travel, and so chose a vintage travel theme for his special celebration. With rustic globes, antique tickets and maps, event planner Laurel from Licious by Laurel […]

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NYC Party – Animal Parade

October 15, 2016

Aliana’s mother wanted a colorful animal-theme party for her daughter’s birthday. So, Abby Ayeh of Pretty Posh Events, came up this clever idea of an animal parade in the busy, bustling city of New York! The result was a chic, colorful and brilliant party with plenty of entertainment and excitement. Come along, we are off […]

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