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 unique wedding venue
- Up to 200 Classic Mahogany Wood, Padded Chairs
- Up to 20 Dining Tables
- 4 8' Wooden Communal Tables
- 8 Boxwood Cocktail Tables
- Access to the Conservatory and its distinctive architectural and botanical elements for photography up to 1 hour prior to event
- Access to private green room up to 3 hours prior to event
- Wi-Fi internet access
- Onsite management staff for duration of event
- Labor for 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 for Friday/Sunday and $1,250 for a Saturday ceremony.
The ceremony fee includes:
- Additional hour in the Conservatory for ceremony
- Up to 175 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.
The food and beverage minimums vary depending on the night:
Friday - $12,000
Saturday - $15,000
Sunday - $10,000
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.
If you are a Michigan resident, you will apply for your marriage license through the county in which you live.
If you do not reside in Michigan, you will apply for your marriage license through the Oakland County Clerk’s office.
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If you are offering a single or duet entrée, most of our couples include some variation of the below on the RSVP Card:
Please let us know of any special dietary considerations
If you are offering multiple entrées, you must list the meal options per guest on the RSVP Card
Guest 1: Chicken Fish Vegetarian
Guest 2: Chicken Fish Vegetarian
Please do not put: “Reception to Follow” or simply “Reception Location” your guests will assume they may come straight to Planterra from the ceremony site, and they may not necessarily be the case.
Instead: Reception to begin at 6:30 PM or Cocktail Hour at 6:30 PM
If you are offering a single or duet entrée, and you are not doing any communal/long tables, you may choose to do place cards per couple or a decorative seating chart.
If you are offering multiple entrees and/or have a layout with communal/long tables then you must have a place card per person at the dining table. In addition to the place card at the table you will need escort cards per couple or a decorative seating chart to direct guests to their tables.
Personal items may be dropped off 1 day prior to your wedding. Items of high value such as wedding dresses and jewelry may not be dropped off prior to your event. No items which require refrigeration may be dropped off in advance of the event.
Our lot is closed and locked after event hours and does not reopen until business hours the next day. Any personal vehicles are left on premise after the event concludes will not be accessible and may not be retrieved until the lot is reopened.
“It was breathtakingly beautiful.”
Planterra Bride, January 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
“Planterra was truly nothing short of a magical experience.”
Julie, 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
"I was not expecting to have a perfect wedding, but Planterra gave me exactly that!"
Karley, March 2015
“The food was fabulous!”
Kimberley, December 2014