FAQS

If you can’t find the answers to your questions below, feel free to reach out to us via text or call at (248)763-3404.

Can I check-in early at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center?

While making your hotel reservation, you can request an early check-in for 1pm at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center. The hotel recommends calling ahead to make sure that your room is ready before you check-in the day of.

Is there a shuttle to Belle Isle Casino? I’m staying at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center.

Yes! Shuttle service will be provided on the day of the wedding, October 22nd. The shuttle will be picking and dropping off guest at the main entrance of the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center.

Shuttle Schedule

2:30pm to 5:00pm

Pick Up Location: Detroit Marriot at the Renaissance Center (400 Renaissance Dr W, Detroit, MI 48243)

Destination: Belle Isle Casino (Casino Way, Detroit, MI 48224)

1st Trip Departure Time – 2:30pm

2nd Trip Departure Time – 3:15pm

3rd Trip Departure Time – 4:00pm

4th Trip Departure Time – 4:45pm (LAST TRIP)

Please keep in mind that the ceremony will begin at 4:00pm.

Please plan your boarding of the shuttle accordingly.

 9:30pm to 12:30pm

Pick Up Location: Belle Isle Casino (Casino Way, Detroit, MI 48224)

Destination: Detroit Marriot at the Renaissance Center (400 Renaissance Dr W, Detroit, MI 48243)

1st Trip Departure Time – 9:45pm

2nd Trip Departure Time – 10:30pm

3rd Trip Departure Time – 11:15pm

4th Trip Departure Time – 12:00am (LAST TRIP)

Do I have to stay at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center?

Not at all! You are welcome to stay at any other hotel or lodging of your choice. Below are some other hotels in the area, please note that we will not have shuttle service at these locations:

Comfort Inn Downtown

1999 E Jefferson Ave, Detroit, MI 48207 (313) 567-8888

Baymont by Wyndham Downtown Detroit

3250 E Jefferson Ave, Detroit, MI 48207 (313) 568-2000

For those who do want to stay at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center we have a room block available under the Chow/Simon Wedding. Please make your reservation by October 1st in order to take advantage of the wedding rates we secured for our guest. Reservations can be made here: https://book.passkey.com/go/ChowSimonWedding.

What is a Recreation Passport and why do I need it?

The Recreation Passport (replaced the former state parks sticker) is required for vehicle entry into state parks and recreation areas. Belle Isle is considered a state park and as such Recreation Passports are required. If you are a native Michigander you may already have this  –  it can be purchased when you renew your license plate. For more information about this please go to:  DNR – Recreation Passport

What if I don’t have a Recreation Passport?

Don’t worry! Just reach out to us via text or call at (248)763-3404 and we will make sure that your will be able to enter Belle Isle for our wedding.

Is there parking at Belle Isle Casino?

Parking is available in a parking lot adjacent to Belle Isle Casino. Please refrain from parking in front of the casino, this area is reserved for pick-up and drop-off of guest only.

I have a food allergy, can I make a special request?

We have made plans for vegetarian and gluten free food options. However, if you have any other allergy or dietary concerns please reach out to us via text or call at (248)763-3404. We will do our best to make sure that all our guest have a safe and enjoyable time at our wedding!

Can I take pictures?

We are requesting that guest refrain from taking pictures during the wedding as we have a professional photographer who will be capturing our wedding. After the ceremony, feel free to take as many photos as you wish! We will share our professional pictures with everyone after the wedding and look forward to seeing what candid photos you catch as well!

Are kids welcome?

We are excited to tie the knot with all our friends and family around! If your invitation says “and Family” or “The XXX Family”, then the answer is “Yes”, please bring your immediate family along! Otherwise, if you invitation does not say this then we would prefer that only those listed on the invitation come.

Can I bring a date?

If your invitation says “and Guest”, then you are welcome to bring a date with you. Otherwise, if your invitation does not say this then we would prefer that it was just you.

What’s the dress attire?

We recommend guest wear cocktail attire. (ex. Suits and ties, sportscoats, black dresses, short formal dresses, elegant jumpsuits)

Are there elevators?

Yes! Elevator access will be available for those who require assistance.