SOURCE: Wish Upon a Wedding

Duffey Petrosky

May 14, 2014 15:08 ET

A Highly Anticipated Charity Party Sails Back Into the City

DETROIT, MI--(Marketwired - May 14, 2014) - The annual Party at the Port charity event returns May 16, 2014 for a night of extravagant, nautical chic celebration toward a good cause. Attendees will mix and mingle amongst the city's most influential party-goers while fundraising for Wish Upon a Wedding and the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy.

"For the second year in a row, we have selected Wish Upon a Wedding as our primary beneficiary for its contribution to the public, providing free-of-charge weddings to couples facing terminal illness," says Ryan Angott, Committee Chair for the event. "Our second beneficiary proceeds will help fund the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy, whose efforts strive to maintain and bolster our community on the riverfront," adds Angott.

Party at the Port will be held at the Waterview Loft at Port Detroit from 7 p.m.-Midnight. Guests will enjoy:

  • Gourmet strolling dinner provided by Continental Catering & Events
  • Five hours of open premium bar
  • Two DJs and several live performances including the renowned Ben Sharkey Trio and popular Matt Kysia Trio 
  • Decadent dessert station aboard the Ovation Yacht 
  • A custom martini luge
  • Remarkable views at the new and upscale Waterview Loft at Port Detroit

Wish Upon a Wedding is a nonprofit charity that celebrates the courage, determination and spirit of couples in love during their most challenging times, providing gratuitous weddings for qualifying couples facing serious life-altering circumstances. The charitable proceeds from Party at the Port will help fund at least 10 local weddings. For more information, you can visit

Proceeds will also help fund the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy and Rivère28. The conservancy is a nonprofit organization with the mission of developing public access to Detroit's riverfront in an effort to revitalize the city's economy. To learn more, you can visit

Ticket sales are sailing full steam ahead. Each individual ticket is priced at $125, and bundled options are available at discounted prices. To purchase yours, visit

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