Packages/Menus

Carpe Diem Reception Packages

Packages are ALL-inclusive of room rental, food, beverage, linens and are served Buffet Style (Family Style or Plated available at additional cost per person).  Packages may be applied to All special events.

 
Pricing includes Room Fee with packages below.
 
Pricing per person does NOT include 6% Sales Tax or 18% Gratuity charge.
 
Food and pricing subject to change depending on availability.
 

Small Silver Package

Room 2: Max 70 People
 

 5 hours of open House bar
 Cake cutting
 Fitted white chair covers
 ¾ length white table linen
 Choice of 26 different colored napkins

Small Gold Package

Room 2: Max 70 People
 

Vegetable and cheese tray or one Hors d’Oeuvres
5 hours of open premium bar
 Champagne Toast for everyone
 Greek Saganaki (“Flaming Cheese” – OPA!)
for the wedding couple
 Cake cutting
 Fitted black or white chair cover with sash
 Floor length colored table linen
 Choice of 26 different colored napkins

Silver Package

You get the entire hall for 195 or more guests
 

5 hours of open House bar
Cake cutting
Fitted black or white chair cover
¾ length colored table linen
Choice of colored napkins

Gold Package

You get the entire hall for 170 or more guests
 

Vegetable and cheese tray or one Hors d’Oeuvres
5 hours of open Premium bar
Champagne Toast for everyone
Greek Saganaki (“Flaming Cheese” – OPA!)
for the wedding couple
Cake cutting
Fitted black or white chair cover with sash
Floor length colored table linen
Choice of colored napkin

Platinum Package

You get the entire hall for 145 or more guests
 

Choice of two Hors d’Oeuvres
Entree dining with duet of:
Filet mignon and choice of chicken or fish
5 hours of open Top-shelf bar
Champagne Toast for everyone
Greek Saganaki (“Flaming Cheese” – OPA!)
for the two guests
Cake cutting and service
Late night Pizza
Satin chair covers with sash
Satin floor length colored table linen
Choice of colored satin napkins

Dinner Menu

Packages include: 3 courses: Choice of 2 entrees, Choice of Salad, Pasta of the day, Vegetable of the day, and Choice of Complement

Entrees

Chicken:

  • Chicken Piccata – capers and artichoke hearts
  • Chicken Alfredo – crème sauce
  • Chicken Marsala – wine and mushroom sauce
  • BBQ Chicken, Baked Chicken
  • Southern style Fried Chicken
  • Lemon Chicken

Seafood:

 

  • Flounder stuffed with fresh crab and sautéed peppers
  • Baked, breaded Pollock
  • Cajun Fried Catfish
  • Broiled Tilapia

Other Selections:

  • Lasagna – Beef or Vegetarian
  • Meatballs: Swedish or BBQ
  • Roast Pork with Gravy,
  • Italian Sausage with Roasted Peppers & Onions

Beef Additional/Person

  • Roast Beef with Au Jus, Gravy, or Mushroom Gravy
  • Tenderloin Steak Tips in Brown Butter or Zip Sauce
  • Prime Rib (additional per person)

Salads

  • Fresh Garden with homemade dressing
  • Greek with Greek Dressing
  • Caesar with Caesar Dressing

Complements

  • Garlic Redskin Mashed Potatoes
  • Cheddar & Green Onion Mashed Potatoes
  • Roasted or Broasted Potatoes
  • Herbed Rice
  • Red Beans and Rice
  • Spanish Rice
  • Buttered Redskin Potatoes
  • Macaroni and Cheese

Cold Hors d’Oeuvres

Each
  • Bruschetta
  • Avocado Bruschetta
  • Antipasto Skewer
  • Rolls
  • Shrimp Cocktail
  • Crackers and Cheeses
  • Salmon Appetizer Platter

Hot Hors d’Oeuvres

Each
  • Meatballs: Swedish or BBQ
  • Fried Mozzarella Sticks,
  • Wings (Plain, Honey BBQ, or Buffalo)
  • Fried Calamari,
  • Fried Shrimp (Plain, Tempura or Coconut)
  • Sausage & Peppers
  • Boneless chicken wings

Individual Trays

Fresh Vegetable Crudités Tray with Dip
Assorted Cheese Tray with Crackers
Fresh Assorted Fruit Tray

Beverage Selections

Please Note: Higher Level Bar Packages contain all liquor from Lower Level Packages.
 
Wine and Champagne available by the bottle as well as an additional set-up fee for a cash bar.

House Bar

  • Smirnoff Vodka
  • Bacardi Rum
  • Beefeater & Bombay Gin
  • J&B Scotch
  • CC/Seagram Whiskey
  • Jim Beam Bourbon
  • Peach Schnapps
  • Triple Sec
  • Sour Mix
  • 2 White Wines
  • 2 Red Wines
  • Draft Beer

Premium Bar

  • Absolut & Tito’s Vodka
  • Captain Morgan Rum
  • Bombay Sapphire Gin
  • 1800 Tequila
  • Dewar’s Scotch
  • Johnnie Walker Red
  • Jack Daniels Bourbon
  • Christian Brother Brandy
  • Kahula
  • Pinot Noir & Pinot Grigio

Top Shelf Bar

  • Flavored Grey Goose & Ciroc
  • Ketel One Vodka
  • Malibu Coconut Rum
  • Tanqueray Gin
  • Johnnie Walker Black
  • Hennessy VS
  • Crown Royal Whiskey
  • Jameson Irish Whiskey
  • Patrón
  • Añejo
  • Rémy Martin
  • Bailey’s Irish Cream
  • Moscato
  • Assorted Bottled Beer
Please Note: Higher Level Bar Packages contain all liquor from Lower Level Packages.
 
Wine and Champagne available by the bottle as well as an additional set-up fee for a cash bar.

Punch

  • Punch Priced per gallon. Estimate of 30 glasses per gallon
  • Non-Alcoholic Citrus Frui
  • Alcoholic Punch

Champagne

  • Champagne
  • Toast (includes 1 flaming cheese):

Soft Drinks

  • Unlimited Soda

Mimosas

Signature Cocktails

Breakfast & Brunches

Available from 8:00 am – 3:00pm

Delicious Breakfast

  • Orange and Cranberry Juices
  • Coffee and Tea
  • Sausage or Bacon
  • Pancakes or Waffles
  • Potato of the Day
  • Bread and Butter
  • Scrambled Eggs

Delicious Brunch Buffet

  • Orange and Cranberry Juices
  • Coffee and Tea
  • Scrambled Eggs
  • Sausage links and Bacon
  • Pancakes and Waffles
  • Chicken of the Day
  • Potato of the Day
  • Vegetable of the Day
  • Bread and Butter

 

 

Specialty Packages

 
Must be completed by 4pm.
 
Includes room fee, white table linens and choice of colored napkins.
 
Minimum 50 people for Room 2
Minimum 80 people for Room 1

Carpe Diem Special Event Lunch

Non-profit & Funerals ONLY. Served Buffet Style.

 
Includes room fee, white table linens and choice of colored napkins.
  • Garden Salad
  • Choice of 2: Meatballs (Swedish or BBQ); Baked Pollock; Baked Chicken
  • Potato of the day
  • Vegetable of the day
  • Bread and Butter
  • Dessert of the day

 

Minimum 50 people for Room 2
Minimum 80 people for Room 1

Motor City Magic Buffet

Served Buffet Style.

 
Includes room fee, white table linens and choice of colored napkins.
  • Our famous Chicken; Fried, Baked or BBQ
  • BBQ Pulled Pork or Fried Catfish
  • Collard Greens
  • Garden Salad
  • Macaroni and Cheese
  • Corn Bread Dressing
  • Coleslaw
  • Dessert of the Day
  • Soft drinks, Coffee, Tea and Water

 

Minimum 50 people for Room 2
Minimum 80 people for Room 1

 

 

Shower & Brunch Packages

Served Buffet Style
 
Any day from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm EST
 
Event must be completed by 3 pm

Let us help you create a beautiful atmosphere for your baby or bridal shower.  Our all-inclusive packages are designed to create a delicious afternoon filled with fun and memories.


Shower Packages Include room fee, white table linens and choice of colored napkins
 
Minimum 50 people for Room 2 and 80 people for Room 1
 
MUST be completed by 3:00pm

Option 1:

Lunch Buffet

  • Served Buffet Style
  • Choice of 1 meat
  • Pasta of the day
  • Choice of Potato or Rice
  • Vegetable of the day
  • Cheese and Cracker Tray
  • Salad
  • Bread and Butter
  • Coffee, Tea, and Water

Option 2:

Brunch Buffet

  • Scrambled Eggs
  • Sausage Links & Bacon
  • Pancakes & Waffles
  • Salad
  • Baked or Fried Chicken
  • Choice of Potato or Rice
  • Vegetable of the day
  • Bread and Butter
  • Juices
  • Coffee, Tea and Water


Ask your server about menu items that are cooked to order or served raw. Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness.


Other Selections

Minimum 70 People for Room 2 and Minimum 150 People for Room 1.
 
Packages include room fee, white table linens and choice of colored napkins.
 
Additional stations and appetizers available at additional cost.

Late Night Snack Options

Minimum of 50 Guests
  • Pizza
  • Warm Bread Sticks with Dipping Sauces
  • Chili Dog Bar with Diced Onion & Shredded Cheese
  • Bacon and Cheddar Potato Skins served with Sour Cream and Salsa

Desserts

Minimum of 50 Guests
  • Fresh Fruit
  • Assorted Cheesecakes
  • Selected Pies
  • Tiramisu
  • Baklava
  • Assorted Cookies and Brownies
  • Assorted Petit-fours
Simple Sweet Table – one or two selections
  • House Cake
  • Cake Cutting and Service
  • Candy Table

Rental Items & Room Rental

Rental Items

  • Chair Covers & Sash: each              
  • Chivari Chairs: per person
  • Satin Floor Length Tablecloths: per table, Non-Satin: per table
  • Colored Tablecloth: per table
  • Colored Napkins: each  
  • Table Runner: each  
  • Projector and Projector Screen:  additional fee
  • Up Lighting:  additional fee
  • Dance Lighting:  additional fee
  • Podium:  additional fee
  • Microphone:  additional fee
  • Smart TV:  additional fee
  • Valet: per person
  • Coat Room: Available upon request

Room Rental Charges

Room rental fees apply ONLY when renting the room for private parties and not utilizing Carpe Diem food/catering service. Rental fees depend upon day, availability and type of event. The room rental fee includes: white table linens, white napkins, set-up and assistance with presentation arrangement. A non-refundable cleaning fee applies to all room rental charges.

 

Please Note: Room rental charges will be waived or reduced if Carpe Diem is supplying food and party meets minimum purchase and room rental requirements. All Reception Packages are All Inclusive and above room rental fees do NOT apply.

General Information

Terms & Conditions

  • A signed confirmation contract stating your requirements is required
  • A 25% non-refundable deposit of the estimated total cost is required at the time of booking.
  • The remainder is due 14 days prior to the event by credit card, cashier’s check or cash if a balance is due.
  • All invoices are subject to an 18% gratuity charge (food & beverage) & 6% sales tax unless otherwise noted
  • Any tentative bookings will be held for a period of 48 hours.
  • We are the sole provider of food with the exception of wedding cake(s).
  • We require that you contact us with your menu choice at least 14 days prior to your event.
  • We require that you meet with us 14 days prior to your event to finalize your arrangements.
  • We must be notified with the number of guests attending your function 14 days prior to your event.
  • You will be charged the full amount for all of the guaranteed number of guests.
  • It is prohibited to take alcohol off of the premises.
  • It is our policy to refuse bar service to individuals who appear intoxicated.
  • Absolutely NO ALCOHOL is to be brought into the facility under any circumstances.

Payment Policy

  • A 25% non-refundable deposit is due upon booking.
  • The remaining balance will be due 14 days prior to the event.
  • Should a cancellation occur, the 25% of deposit is non-refundable.
  • Any additional money’s paid above the 25% may be applied to a future date if your event is re-booked within 1 year.

Hall Capacity

  • Room 1 seats 225 people
  • Room 2 seats 75 people
  • Both Rooms seat approximately 350 people

Decorating Policy

  • A 2 hour time frame is given before your event for setup. However, extra time can be given subject to availability at an additional fee per hour & can be confirmed 2 days prior to your function.
  • Standard round tables are used with a maximum seating of ten (10) per table.
  • Please remember to provide your own decorating materials and equipment.
  • The use of staples or tacks on the walls or ceiling is prohibited.
  • Confetti and other items of such are forbidden.
  • Any damage caused by these items will result in a charge for clean-up/repair.

 

Highlights

  • Newly renovated in 2021 and located in the heart of the Detroit Metropolitan area with easy access to all major freeways.
  • Within 5 miles of the area’s top rated & budget friendly hotels with special group room rates for Carpe Diem Banquet Hall clients, friends & family.
  • 2 Elegantly appointed banquet rooms equipped with beautiful chandeliers, spacious dance floors, customizable floor plans, projector screens, dance lighting and up-lighting..
  • Upscale in appearance yet flexible, friendly & accommodating staff.
  • An amazing menu selection of culinary delights all prepared to order, fresh and hot for our guests.
  • Special occasion and reception packages to fit every budget.

The newly renovated Carpe Diem can provide you with an elegant and affordable experience for parties up to 350.  We can help you plan the perfect setting for the event you envision.  From the very beginning throughout the entire process of finalizing your event, and even at the day of your event.  We have caring and dedicated professional staff on-site for your event and will personally handle any issue you might have.  This makes your event that much more worry-free.

 

Our world-class food is not what a typical “banquet hall” serves.  We cook our food to order just as if you were in a restaurant.  Our executive chefs have over 25 years of culinary experience along with the rest of our experienced kitchen staff and can accommodate any request you might have.  Our menus are vast eclectic, with everything from ethnic specialties to traditional American cuisine and hearty favorites.

 

Our seasoned wait staff and bartenders are friendly and provide impeccable service.  We frequently hear from our clients and customers how accommodating we are.  This is because of the low-key approach we take in planning your event and customizing every detail for you.  Because after all, we are here for YOU!

 

The accommodations at Carpe Diem Banquet Hall are second to none in the Detroit Metropolitan area.  From fine china to real silver flatware, to elegant chandeliers and unique décor.  The elegance you find at Carpe Diem Banquet Hall makes our competitive pricing seem even that much more reasonable.

 

We are fully trained in making your special event or occasion an unforgettable one.  Please feel free to inquire about any specific request for your event. At Carpe Diem Banquet Hall we pride ourselves on giving extraordinary service and world-class food at prices that fit every budget.

248-358-3355