Social Events

Social Events


Countless joyous gatherings have graced our facilities for over 20 years – and our staff has remained true to our pledge of distinctive event production. Each event is handled with the care by our Events Coordinator and every aspect is treated with personal attention and tailored to your taste.

Allow us to host your upcoming social event with class and timeless elegance.

Tina, just wanted to thank you and Derrick and your staff for a job well done for my mother’s 75th birthday. When you said I was in good hands with Derrick indeed you were absolutely correct. He went over and beyond to meet my needs and satisfied all my worries. Derrick and the team went above and beyond to make the evening a unforgettable day. The staff performed excellent.

75th Birthday Celebration

Dear Nico,

When the Friends of Detroit Rowing set out to plan our 175th anniversary celebration, I subtly “pushed” to have our banquet at your elegant International Center. We looked at three other venues but needless to say, we are ALL so very happy that the kick-off event of our three day celebration was held at your fine banquet.

From our first meeting with Sophie, we knew we were in good hands. Sophie’s easy-going yet knowledgeable manner put our banquet committee immediately at ease. When we had a pricing question or menu request, she easily solved our concerns. Tina was always available to assist us and make us feel comfortable at every stage of the planning. As our team grew from 210 ultimately 280 attendees, (all in a two-day span) Sophie & Tina were never put off or in the least bit inconvenienced by OUR lack of party planning experience!!

We can’t thank you enough for making this memorable evening “one for the record books” in terms of cuisine, ambiance, convenience and, most of all, customer service. You and your staff have earned OUR highest accolades and we will continue to support and recommend the International Center as THE place to host ANY banquet!!!

Friends of Detroit Rowing