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Forbes Hospitality

Estd. 1903

Gem Theatre

333 Madison Street

The historic Gem Theatre, centrally located on Madison Avenue, is one of Detroit’s most beautiful and dramatic locations for weddings, presentations, and special events, with ornate Spanish Revival and Arts & Crafts architecture, warm hand-painted dining rooms, and an exquisitely landscaped garden patio.

Amenities &

With each event we host we bring over 30 years of hospitality experience and expertise.

We pride ourselves on being not only a full-service hospitality solution but a collaborative partner that knows how to make your occasion the perfect experience.

See More Four Unique Event Spaces Available

The Gem Theatre – the heart of the building – perfect for dinner and a program, dancing and reception, a performance or a ceremony.

Century Club – the hub of the complex, great for a cocktail reception, strolling appetizers, small dinner, or additional space for a larger event.

Century Theatre – perfect lighting for a ceremony, small meeting, cocktail hour, or additional space used with the Mezzanine of the Gem Theatre.

Century Dining Room – the ideal location for a sit-down lunch or dinner for groups for 150 or more or for additional meeting space.

See More Up to a 450 Person Capacity

The Gem Theatre can accommodate occasions from 50 to 450 persons and everything in between.

See More Full-service Catering and Bar Service

As the exclusive provider of food & beverage service for both the Gem Theatre and Colony Club, we pride ourselves on only the finest cuisines and libations, prepared fresh and on-site.

See More Turn-key Rentals and Linens On-site

Look no further than our complete range of rentals - from tables and seating to fine linens and other accoutrements.

See More Striking Outdoor Garden + Patio

From May through October we invite you to enjoy our beautifully landscaped patio, perfect for intimate cocktail hour in the heart of the enterntainment district.

See More Full Audio/Visual Capabilities

Need a dramatic or tech component to your event? Inquire about our full range of A/V services, event lighting, and more.

See More Convenient Parking

We offer pre-paid parking for wedding and private event guests at the Gem Theatre Garage.

Planning & Resources

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A Brief History

The Gem Theatre

The Gem Theatre is a performing arts complex that is actually comprised of two theaters: the cabaret-style Century Theatre, built in 1903, and the Spanish Revival style Gem Theatre, built in 1927.

The Gem Theatre is included on the National Register of Historic Places and, after a record shattering move to its current location in 1997, is also listed in the Guiness Book of World Records for the furthest known relocation of a sizable building (1,850 ft.).

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For an inside look at what makes occasions and events at The Gem Theatre so unique, follow us on Instagram!

Putting your special day in the limelight.✨#GemTheatreWeddings

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Venue : @gemtheatredetroit
Photography : @skossuchphoto
Second Photographer : @lunadulcehomestead
Video : @heart.soul.films
DJ : @djdcproductions
Florals : @thefloweralleyWedding receptions worthy of an encore.✨

Inquire with Jaime to book your wedding at the #GemTheatre: 313.463.6251 or

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