Raise the Bar

Toast to your wedding with artisanal craft cocktails at The Whiskey Factory
Detroit City Distillery’s event venue, The Whiskey Factory, offers artisanal cocktails and an atmosphere steeped in history. | Photography by Hayden Stinebaugh

WITH SMALLER GUEST COUNTS the new normal thanks to the pandemic, couples are turning to unique experiences to create memorable moments with their nearest and dearest. The Whiskey Factory — steeped in history and offering artisanal craft cocktails sure to satisfy even the most discerning connoisseur — is a prime destination for an unforgettable celebration.

Located in a historic building in the heart of Detroit that was once home to Goebel’s Brewery and Stroh’s Ice Cream, The Whiskey Factory is Detroit City Distillery’s mixed-use event space. In additional to hosting everything from bachelor parties to wedding receptions for up to 250 people, it is also a distillery that works around the clock to craft small batch artisanal whiskies, gins, and vodkas.

The fact that The Whiskey Factory is a working distillery is enough to set the stage for a unique wedding experience, and the beverage options raise the bar (pun intended) even more. After selecting one of two main spirits packages — The Riopelle Tasting Room Experience includes the full seasonal menu from Detroit City Distillery’s Eastern Market tasting room, and the Artisanal Batch Cocktail Experience includes a curated selection of three batch cocktails — couples can choose from several add-on beverage services, such as a whiskey tasting or bespoke gin & tonic bar. Couples who plan ahead (six months for gin or one year for whiskey) can even add bespoke spirits production and create their own unique blend to serve at their nuptials or give to their guests as the ultimate wedding favor.

Packages start at $40 per person for the first four hours. To learn more, visit whiskeyfactorydetroit.com.