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Overview

Walk in the front door and witness the craft of making Detroit’s finest whiskey. The smell of grain, the shine of copper stills, and the sounds of distillers at work immerse you in a modern day factory. Take the freight elevator up to the second floor to our rickhouse and you’re transported to another world. Here you’ll find The Whiskey Factory’s 5,000 square foot historical event space. The industrial yet refined space is lined with aging whiskey barrels, providing an intimate setting where 190 guests may sit for dinner or 250 may stroll throughout the distinguished event space.

Along the back wall of the venue, guests may gather around an original 1920’s Detroit vintage bar to partake in Detroit City Distillery spirits. Whatever your experience may be, The Whiskey Factory will provide a spirits package to enhance it.  We are home to Detroit City Distillery and the venue for you to experience a city and its craft.

We’ve thoughtfully designed artisanal spirit packages that will complement your culinary experience, whether you’re serving brisket smoked by a local Eastern Market butcher or a five-course dinner prepared by one of Detroit’s finest chefs.

Whether you’re designing a corporate event for your team or celebrating your wedding and writing your next chapter, The Whiskey Factory is a one of a kind setting for any event. We don’t just host events, we provide an experience.


Event Inquiry Form

for RESERVATION inquiries contact:

EMAIL: events@whiskeyfactorydetroit.com

PHONE: 313.656.4528

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SPIRITS EXPERIENCE PACKAGES

The Whiskey Factory is home to the Detroit City Distillery, creator of small batch artisanal whiskey, gin and vodka using the finest local ingredients sourced directly from farms near this historic location. Served at every event, let us share our craft to elevate your event experience.


Riopelle Tasting Room Experience

Guests will enjoy the same classic and original cocktails available at Detroit City Distillery’s Riopelle Tasting Room in Detroit’s famed Eastern Market and newly crafted beers.

Whiskey Tasting or Bespoke Gin & Tonic Bar

Enhance your experience and add-on a whiskey tasting or bespoke gin & tonic bar to your beverage package. 

Artisanal Batch Cocktails Experience

Select your three favorite artisanal batch cocktails.  (It’s hard to choose we know). Then, we’ll serve them all night long alongside a selection of classic craft beer. 

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


WHAT TYPE OF EVENTS CAN BE HOSTED AT THE WHISKEY FACTORY?

Our space can transform to embody any experiential event. Let’s get creative together.  But here’s some ideas of the type of events we like to host:  

  • Corporate - appreciation dinners, meetings and employee team building
  • Private Dinners - with Chef and Detroit City Distillery custom food and beverage pairings
  • Social - weddings (of course), birthday celebrations, anniversary parties or anyone celebrating the creative community
  • Non-Profit - galas and fundraisers

HOW MANY GUESTS CAN YOUR VENUE ACCOMMODATE?  

Invite 250 of your closest friends, family or co-workers for a strolling dinner with a DJ and room for a dance floor.  Otherwise, start moving people over to the B list and we’ll accommodate 190 guests for a seated dinner with a band and room for a dance floor. 

WHAT TYPE OF FOOD CAN WE SERVE AT OUR EVENT? 

The Whiskey Factory provides you with a suggested list of food providers, some chefs, some caterers, all of which are familiar with working at The Whiskey Factory. We encourage our clients to get creative with their food, so we can get creative with their drinks.

WHAT TYPE OF BEVERAGES CAN WE SERVE?

The Whiskey Factory offers three unique, spirit centric beverage packages all made from locally sourced Michigan ingredients, organic when possible. Explore more on our spirits page. 

DO YOU OFFER TOURS?

Definitely, we’d love to show off our craft.  Adding a tour to your event is the perfect way to provide a historical overview of the building and learn more about our fine Detroit City Distillery spirits. Plus, your guests may indulge in one of our artisanal batch cocktails along the way. 

HOW TO BOOK MY NEXT EVENT AT THE WHISKEY FACTORY?

Schedule a tour with us and we’ll guide you through the process.  We can’t wait to meet you. Simply email us at events@whiskeyfactorydetroit.com.

WHAT ARE THE WHISKEY FACTORY’S SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES?

We always use locally sourced ingredients, organic when possible for our creation of our Detroit City Distillery spirits and craft cocktails. Yes, in Detroit, we recycle and compost.

STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?  

Then it’s time we speak.  Drop us a line at: events@whiskeyfactorydetroit.com