Our meetings are held the third Wednesday of each month from 6 - 9 p.m. (with the exception of July and when conflicting with holidays).  The meeting location changes each month to introduce our members to trending locations, unique venues, and a variety of landscapes.  The goal of each meeting is to provide great networking, outstanding educational opportunities, and amazing food and beverage.  For registration questions, please contact detroitnace@gmail.com.

Wedding Trends

March 21, 2018
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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MotorCity Casino Hotel - Sound Board Theater
2901 Grand River Avenue
Detroit, MI 48201

NACE Detroit's annual Wedding Trends will be held this year at the Sound Board Theater inside the MotorCity Casino and Hotel. Detroit welcomes Andrea Eppolito, a major trendsetter in the wedding industry, to inspire all of us with the newest trends for 2018. This is NACE Detroit's biggest meeting of the year so don't miss out.


Armed with nearly two decades of event planning experience, numerous awards (including a Special Events Gala Award and Las Vegas Wedding Professional of the Year) and backed with a degree from the highly respected University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Andrea's work has been featured nationwide in The New York Times, The LA Times, Style Me Pretty, Grace Ormonde Wedding Style, Glamor Magazine and more.

Renowned for designing weddings with soul, and called "vibrant, chic, and impeccably organized" by Junebug weddings, Andrea prides herself on being an advocate for her clients.  Her tireless dedication is a testament to her love of weddings, allowing her to bridge the gap between wedding planner and friend.

Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito was born in New York, and lived bicoastally between New York and LA, before relocating to Las Vegas in 1994.  After 20 years she considers herself "nearly a native" of the city she now resides in with her husband and children.

Andrea Eppolito Events LLC is based in Las Vegas, and operates worldwide. 


  • 6:00pm - Registration, Silent Auction, Vendor Showcase, and Networking
  • 7:15pm - Announcements & Dinner
  • 7:45pm - Andrea Eppolito presentation about Wedding Trends
  • 8:30pm - Dessert and Silent Auction Winners



We have a fantastic list of items for our first ever silent auction at Wedding Trends. Be sure to sharpen your pencils and bid often! Payment is due immediately or will go to the next highest bidder. Here is a sampling of our items.

  • FREE NACE membership! - $395 value!
  • Overnight stay at the Westin Book Cadillac - includes valet and breakfast for two
  • Four pack of tickets to the Detroit Zoo w/Complimentary Parking
  • Overnight Stay at The Detroit Foundation Hotel
  • $50 gift card to Bianchi's Salon and Spa
  • Kart 2 Kart gift basket valued at $350
  • Family Membership to the Henry Ford Museum
  • Dinner and Overnight stay at the MotorCity Casino Hotel


vendor showcase

For the first year ever, we have a vendor showcase. Visit these wedding vendors for samples, information, and products

  • Motorcity Casino Hotel
  • BTW Photography
  • Bella e Dolce Cakes
  • Petit Fleur
  • The Knot
  • The Petal Lady
  • The Home Bakery
  • Sweet Thoughts
  • Detroit Wedding Day Magazine



There is a parking structure directly across from The Sound Board entrance.  Valet is available at The Casino Entrance as well and it's a short walk to The Sound Board. 


Seating is first come, first serve. Arrive at 6pm to reserve your seat. Then make your way to the Silent Auction and Vendor Showcase!


There are two bars to serve you.


MotorCity Casino Hotel BTW Photography Chair Covers & Linens 
Luxe Reflections The Knot  Mike Staff Productions
  Bellisario Florist  



$30.00 Member Ticket
$35.00 after 11:45 pm March 14

$50.00 NACE Member from Other Chapters (Event Coupon required for discount)
$55.00 after 11:45 pm March 14

$40.00 Member Ticket - Unlimited Signature Drinks
$45.00 after 11:45 pm March 14

$50.00 Future Member or Guest Ticket
$55.00 after 11:45 pm March 14

$60.00 Future Member or Guest Ticket - Unlimited Signature Drinks
$65.00 after 11:45 pm March 14

$20.00 Student Ticket