Thursday, September 25, 2008


The Detroit Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau’s film crew recently spent an afternoon at The Whitney. The crew, led by Veronica Vance from Cavalier Films, toured the mansion, strolled through the gardens and sampled a variety of items from our award-winning menu. It was a pleasure to have them. You can view the video on The Whitney's website homepage at We hope it will inspire you to come down and visit us soon!

Monday, September 22, 2008

The "Newer" Whitney Restaurant

As we enter the very busy holiday season, I wanted to remind you that The Whitney has a new look and feel and we hope you’ll consider us for your holiday events.

Specifically, in the past year we’ve recarpeted and repainted virtually the entire restaurant, updated the third floor Wintergarden bar to a more contemporary but still elegant lounge look, installed all new equipment in the main kitchen, relit the fireplaces in the first and second floor “Great Halls,” added new outside walks andgardens, updated our HVAC system, added new music, and generally polished and shined the whole place up! In addition, we have a new General Manager, a new Executive Chef, a new Sales and Banquet Manager and an essentially new and very well trained wait staff.

But, wait, there’s more! By Thanksgiving we’ll have new sidewalks and exterior lighting on Woodward and elegant new holiday decorations that will make the mansion even more spectacular. Our food has only gotten better, our prices are competitive, and our desire to please our guests is paramount to everyone on our staff.

As an iconic Detroit restaurant and landmark, we want to help show off our city to its best advantage and give our local and out-of-town guests a truly pleasurable andmemorable experience. We think that’s a good thing for the city, for our guests and for The Whitney.

We hope you’ll consider The Whitney for your entertaining needs. You won’t be disappointed!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Shhhhh.... It's a Surprise....

The Whitney played an integral role in two recent surprise celebrations. The first event was a 50th Birthday celebration and included over 100 guests at tables spread throughout The Whitney's renovated second floor. When the guest of honor arrived, escorted by her husband and The Whitney's maitre'd, she rounded the grand staircase by the Tiffany glass windows and was shocked to be greeted by a rousing rendition of "Happy Birthday" by her family and friends. Overcome with emotion, she immediately sat down on the steps, buried her head in her hands and cried tears of joy!

The other birthday surprise event took place in The Whitney Gardens for a sunny Sunday brunch. The guest of honor was stunned when she turned the corner and was greeted by 120 friends!

Both events were fabulously well received by the honorees and their entire guest list. The excitement and enthusiasm they brought to The Whitney provided an uplifting experience for all who participated (including the staff!) to make both events a huge success.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Wedding at The Whitney - An Exclusive Wedding Convention

September 17th, The Whitney is hosting a convention of wedding planners from metro Detroit. Attendees will have the opportunity to discuss current trends in wedding planning and network with colleagues and suppliers while touring Detroit's most romantic wedding venue. The Whitney will provide complimentary Hors D'oeuvres & Bellini's and will transform the reception and drawing rooms into a glamorous wedding reception with help from partners Blooms by JR Designs providing centerpieces; Lindsey's Linens custom table linens; Creative Ice showcasing a "The Whitney" Ice Sculpture; ROCO Creations offering custom wedding favors; Savvy Advertising invitations; Luxury Limousine vehicles parked outside and Elite Photographic and Video photos for the website and video clip.
The Whitney is Detroit's most elegant venue for wedding ceremonies and receptions and is thrilled to host this exciting event!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Another Night at The Whitney

On Friday, August 22nd, "Another Night at The Whitney" attracted 650 people from all over metro Detroit to The Whitney Gardens. The weather was perfect and the event had a great vibe complimented by DJ Matt A, percussions by The Tone and a fashion show. Most in attendance agreed that the party was a truly amazing experience.... dancing, dining and drinking outdoors in the shadows of one of Detroit's most iconic buildings.