Active. Nautical. Laid back.
Metro Detroit’s “East Side” is a comfortable mix of waterfront fun, food, shopping, dining and the area’s coolest nighttime hot spots. The Nautical Mile pairs a boater’s paradise with friendly restaurants, marinas and bars on the glorious Lake St. Clair. Mount Clemens is locally legendary for its shopping, restaurants, nightlife and more. The Mall at Partridge Creek is the centerpiece of this destination strip with its open-air and dog-friendly shopping environs. Here, you can buy that favorite pair of designer shoes and then step outside to play a game or two of bocce ball. An elegant and stately auto baron mansion that welcomes you to tour and places dedicated to the performing arts round out Macomb’s energetic scene.
- Macomb Center for the Performing Arts is just 30 minutes from downtown Detroit and offers a 1,200 seat and a 350-seat theatre plus a spacious lobby and gallery area. The facility also has a 61,000 square foot Sports & Expo Center; 5.400 square foot John Lewis Conference Center; and The Center for Executive & Professional Development with lecture halls, breakout rooms and classrooms. The complex is located next to Macomb Community College in the city of Warren.
- Wyndham Garden - Sterling Heights — A 192-room full-service hotel featuring 42-inch flat screen high definition TVs, complimentary T-3 Internet access, an indoor water park, and banquet and conference center accommodating 1,400 guests. Water Park features: zero-entry swimming pool, waterslide, lazy river, lifeguards, video game arcade, fitness center and more.
Attractions with Meeting/Event Facilities
- Edsel & Eleanor Ford House — The historic home of Edsel and Eleanor Ford in Grosse Pointe Shores is an elegant and unique setting for nonprofit and corporate functions, including fundraisers, meetings and receptions. The Activities Center offers 2,700 square feet of event space with a gallery room, terrace, solarium and café for meetings and events. The 87-acre grounds offer a picturesque location for outdoor functions. Tours of the grounds and the 60-room Cotswold-style home are open to the public for guided tours.
Hotels with Meeting Space*
Macomb offers mid-priced properties close to shopping and dining.
*Defined as 100 or more guest rooms and a minimum of 4,000 square feet of meeting space.
Metro Detroit is home of the auto barons. Historic homes include Fair Lane (Henry and Clara Ford); Fisher Mansion (Lawrence Fisher), Ford House (Edsel & Eleanor Ford); and Meadow Brook Hall (Matilda Dodge Wilson).