About Us

Conference Center

Located in the heart of Detroit’s Cultural Center, the College for Creative Studies’ A. Alfred Taubman Center for Design Education and the Walter and Josephine Ford campus feature over 24,000 square-feet of event and exhibit space. The campuses are comprised of 15 distinctive spaces including two auditoriums, two galleries, breakout rooms, and other amenities.

Our space and services will serve more than just your executive meeting needs, supporting corporate training classes, professional development programs, symposiums, awards banquets and other social events as well as large corporate meetings and expos. Our expert and experienced staff are dedicated to working with all types of organizations from government agencies and associations to corporations and businesses. Come by for a tour of our facilities and be prepared to be impressed.

2017 Pricing

A. Alfred Taubman Center for Design Education

LocationMaximum CapacityStandard RateNon-Profit Rate
11th Floor Package Rate650$7,000.00 $5,250.00
Includes Knight Foundation Gallery, General Motors Auditorium, 7 Breakout Rooms and Harley Earle Lounge
General Motors Auditorium$3,500.00 $2,625.00
Knight Foundation Gallery with the General Motors $4,000.00 $3,000.00
Auditorium
Knight Foundation Gallery without the General Motors Auditorium350$2,500.00 $1,875.00
Breakout Room A (North Hall)14$400.00 $300.00
Breakout Room B (North Hall)14$800.00 $600.00
Breakout Room C (North Hall)6$200.00 $150.00
Breakout Room D (Southeast Corner)20$500.00 $375.00
Breakout Room E (South Hall)16$400.00 $300.00
Breakout Room F (South Hall)16$400.00 $300.00
Breakout Room G (South Hall)14$400.00 $300.00
Harley Earl Lounge 30$500.00 $375.00

Walter and Josephine Ford Campus

Wendell Anderson Auditorium235$1,500.00 $1,000.00
Walter B. Ford Atrium100$1000.00 $750.00
Seminar Room 21775$1,000.00 $750.00
*Additional Fees below

Weddings and Social Events

A. Alfred Taubman Center for Design Education
Walter and Josephine Ford Campus Social events considered on an individual basis.
Weddings considered on an individual basis June-August.
*Per day fees

Additional Fees

Daily Labor Fee (Required)$750.00-$1,250.00$750.00-$1,250.00
Security (Required)$300.00-$600.00$300.00-$600.00
AudiovisualQuoted Per EventQuoted Per Event
Catering Fee for Outside Vendor$500.00 $500.00

*The maximum capacity will decrease based on the staging and equipment necessary. Prices are subject to change without notice.  For further details and a full list of event polices, please contact at 313.664.1185.

2017 Week-end Venue Price List

A. Alfred Taubman Center for Design Education

LocationMaximum CapacityStandard RateNon-Profit Rate
11th Floor Package Rate650$8,000.00 $6,000.00
Includes Knight Foundation Gallery, General Motors Auditorium, 7 Breakout Rooms and Harley Earle Lounge
General Motors Auditorium$4,000.00 $3,000.00
Knight Foundation Gallery with the General Motors $4,600.00 $3,450.00
Auditorium
Knight Foundation Gallery without the General Motors Auditorium350$2,875.00 $2,150.00
Breakout Room A (North Hall)14$400.00 $300.00
Breakout Room B (North Hall)14$800.00 $600.00
Breakout Room C (North Hall)6$200.00 $150.00
Breakout Room D (Southeast Corner)20$500.00 $375.00
Breakout Room E (South Hall)16$400.00 $300.00
Breakout Room F (South Hall)16$400.00 $300.00
Breakout Room G (South Hall)14$400.00 $300.00
Harley Earl Lounge 30$500.00 $375.00

Flavors at Sodexo, Andiamo, The Epicurean Group, and Forte Belanger are the preferred caterers of the College for Creative Studies. Whether you are planning a simple continental breakfast, upscale appetizers or a plated dinner,these pre-approved caterers will work with you to create an unforgettable event.

For more information contact:

Catering
Sodexo/College for Creative Studies
(p) 313.664.1404
(f) 313.664.1406

Air

Detroit Metro Airport is located 20 miles from the College for Creative Studies. Information about the airport can be found at www.metroairport.com.

Lodging

There are many exciting hotel options in the vicinity of both campuses.

Atheneum Suite Hotel
1000 Brush Ave., Detroit, MI 48226
800.772.2323
www.atheneumsuites.com


Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center
400 Renaissance Dr., Detroit, MI 48243
888.236.2427
www.marriott.com


Greektown Casino Hotel
555 East Lafayette Ave., Detroit, MI 48226
877.424.5554
www.greektowncasino.com


Hotel St. Regis
3071 West Grand Blvd., Detroit, MI 48202
313.873.3000
hotelregisdetroit.com


The Inn of Ferry Street
84 East Ferry St., Detroit, MI 48202
313.871.6000
www.theinnonferrystreet.com


MGM Grand Detroit
1777 Third St., Detroit, MI 48226
877.888.2121
mgmgranddetroit.com


Motorcity Casino Hotel
2901 Grand River Ave., Detroit, MI 48201
866.782.9622
www.motorcitycasino.com/hotel/overview


The Westin Book Cadillac Detroit
1114 Washington Blvd., Detroit, MI 48226
800.937.8461
www.bookcadillacwestin.com

Transportation

Checker Cab
313.963.7000
www.checkercab-det.com


Detroit Airport Limo & Transportation
734.946.5700
www.airportlimosdetroit.com


Metro Cars
734.946.5700
www.metrocars.com


Michigan Green Cabs
877.467.8294
migreencabs.com

More Information

For more information or to discuss booking for your event at CCS, please contact:

JP Hayes
Events Manager

(t) 313.664.1185
(f) 313.664.7221

201 E. Kirby
Detroit, MI 48202

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