Frequently Asked Questions
Our goal is to make your planning process as easy and enjoyable and to create your vision for your special day. For all of our clients, Planterra is the exclusive provider of catering, alcohol service, floral and décor, rental items, and valet service. Each of our events is unique and custom, which is why we do not operate on a traditional package system but rather through sample budgets. Our event stylists will work with you to design a menu, bar, floral, décor, timeline and layout that perfectly fit your unique tastes and needs. Although you may choose to source these services on your own, we are also delighted to coordinate additional services for your event such as entertainment, photography and officiants.
- Up to 5 hours use of the Conservatory, Southeast Michigan’s most distinctive wedding venue
- Up to 200 classic mahogany wood, padded chairs for dining
- Up to 20 dining tables
- Up to 6 cocktail tables
- Access to the Conservatory and its distinctive architectural and botanical elements for photography up to 2 hours prior to event
- Access to private bridal suite up to 3 hours prior to event
- Free wi-fi internet access
- Planning services and vendor coordination
- Planterra’s award-winning floral design team
- Onsite food, beverage and facilities management staff for the duration of your event
- Event set-up and clean-up
*Events that go beyond 5 hours will incur an additional fee of $350 per hour.
The Conservatory rental and labor fee to hold a ceremony in conjunction with a reception is $1,000
The ceremony fee includes:
- Additional hour in the Conservatory
- Up to 180 classic white wood, padded chairs
- Use of Planterra PA system
- Ceremony coordinator
- 1 Hour ceremony rehearsal*
- Ceremony set up and clean-up.
*Please note that due to other scheduled events, the ceremony rehearsal might not be the day before your wedding.
On a Friday or Sunday evening, there is an $8,000 food and beverage minimum; on a Saturday evening there is a $12,000 food and beverage minimum.
The Conservatory does not host teen celebrations. Exceptions to this policy include Shabbat dinners and Sunday brunches for Bar/Bat Mitzvahs. Please contact us for more details.
The Conservatory is climate controlled in the cooler months and maintains pleasant temperatures throughout autumn, winter and spring. In the summer, the Conservatory is well ventilated, however, due to inconsistencies in cooling, the Conservatory is not available for events requiring formal attire in June, July or August.
Planterra’s award-winning culinary team is the exclusive food service provider at the Conservatory. Exceptions to this rule include: wedding cakes, cupcakes, dessert tables and late night snacks.
Yes, our award-winning floral department is available to create floral and botanical displays for all special occasions. Please visit our floral design page for more information.
Domesticated dogs and cats are permitted if part of a wedding ceremony or presentation. However, during the party or reception pets must be leashed or caged. The owner must attend to the pet. In the event that the pet damages or soils the facility or merchandise, the host will be responsible for the clean-up costs and/or repairs.
Planterra has bridal suite with a dressing area and private restroom to serve the bridal party during an event. This area also serves as a headquarters for corporate and non-profit staff during events and fundraisers.
Yes. Planterra has a wide variety of potted botanicals, orchids and blooming plants as well as decorative containers that can be packaged as special take-away gifts from your event.
Planterra Corporation budgets a limited number of donations and reduced rates for charitable 501c3 non-profit organizations annually. Organizations requesting consideration are encouraged to apply as early as possible. A copy of the organization’s IRS determination letter and formal request from the head of the organization on letterhead is required for consideration. For your convenience, our donation form is located here on pour corporate site.
“Planterra was truly nothing short of a magical experience.”
Julie, December 2014
"I was not expecting to have a perfect wedding, but Planterra gave me exactly that!"
Karley, March 2015
“My guests cannot stop talking about how awesome the food was, how attentive the staff was and how beautiful the wedding was. Planterra was an amazing venue to work with!”
Karen, December 2014
“It was breathtakingly beautiful.”
Planterra Bride, January 2015
“The food was fabulous!”
Kimberley, December 2014
“The Planterra staff will make sure your event will proceed splendidly. Trust them to do their thing and you’ll be duly satisfied!”
Hong, February 2015