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If you have found this post, you are likely right at the start of your wedding planning journey. No doubt, you are probably both stressed and excited about your wedding venue search. Well, if you are considering a wedding venue in Grand Rapids, Michigan, you have come to the right place! We have coordinated weddings at all of these beautiful venues and we can give each of them our whole-hearted recommendation. But we decided to put it into a countdown to add some suspense because, why not?
Not only will you find a great list of Grand Rapids wedding venues, but you will also find some basic information, some photos from our clients, and each venues biggest “wow” factor according to our team. Also, this goes without saying, but we would love for you to consider us when booking a coordinator for any of these venues. We can’t wait to go back!
Without further ado…
The Amway has several rooms to choose from for hosting your wedding day. This couple chose the Pantlind Ballroom. Smack in central Grand Rapids, this wedding venue has class and elegance that are truly unrivaled. The architecture alone will wow your guests. This venue prides themselves on their in-house catering and bar and it lives up to the hype! Find out more info on the Grand Rapids Venue here: https://amwaygrand.com/weddings
Check out our full blog post of this Amway Grand Plaza wedding below:
Love Grand Rapids but need a taste of the outdoors? Quail Ridge Golf Club is the perfect venue for you! Technically located in Ada, this wedding venue has the proximity to downtown but also all the landscape you could hope for. The tented reception space is truly a blank canvas. This couple even chose to bring in their own cross back chairs to complete the space. The in-house catering and bar make for a convenient wedding planning process and a smooth wedding day! Find out more information about this Grand Rapids outdoor wedding venue here: https://quailridgegc.com/grand-rapids-wedding-venue/
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Okay first of all: strolling animals at cocktail hour. Need we say more? The Bissell Tree House is perfect for the couple who loves nature and animals. And can we just talk about this wrap around patio? The indoor reception space is immaculate with floor to ceiling windows. This particular couple chose to have their intimate wedding reception out on the deck. After having their ceremony at Frederick Meijer Gardens, the reception was just a quick jaunt via the Grand Rapids Beer Trolley. If you are looking for a truly unique wedding reception venue, this is the place! Find out more about the Bissell Tree House wedding venue here: https://www.jbzoo.org/rentals
Check out our full blog post of this Bissel Tree House wedding below:
If you are looking for something historic and on the smaller side, Paddock Place is for you! This is an intimate mansion venue that this adorable couple retreated to after their church ceremony. Paddock place is owned by Gilmore Catering, so you have true excellence to look forward to in the food and beverage department. If you are looking for character and charm, be sure to check out Paddock Place. See more info on this Grand Rapids wedding venue here: https://www.thegilmorecollection.com/paddockplace/
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The wow factor with this venue for me is the shear size of the space. With no columns to speak of, this grand rapids wedding venue is a designers dream. Not to mention, this venue is able to accommodate more guests than almost anywhere else in the city. The space is located on the 5th floor with sweeping views of the city. The High Five also has a 4th floor space with a bridal suite, cocktail hour space, or even a ceremony location if you prefer no room flip time. Find out more about The High Five GR here: http://thehighfivegr.com/
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The Downtown Market offers the greenhouse wedding of your dreams. While this particular wedding featured was during the pandemic and took place with a small guest list on the balcony, most Downtown Market couples choose to have their reception indoors in either the greenhouse or the banquet room. I think of any venue in our experience, I have seen the most diverse floor plans and seating arrangements here. It is so easy to make your wedding stand out from the rest! The balcony offers a beautiful space for photos and allow your guests room to move throughout the night. For more information on this Grand Rapids wedding venue, click here: http://downtownmarketgr.com/private-rentals/weddings
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Can’t you picture your elegant, upscale wedding here? City Flats is the pinnacle of ballroom venues. The architecture alone is enough to blow your guests away. This historic venue is very popular so be sure to book early! One huge perk of this space is that, depending on your contract, you are able to keep the party going until midnight while most other venues close down at 11. Proximity to all the downtown photo locations is also a huge bonus. Most of my clients have had receptions only here and chosen to get married in a local church. But City Flats also offers the option to have your ceremony on site. They handle a room flip in under two hours while your guests enjoy a cocktail hour downstairs and return to a totally transformed space. Find out more about how to host your wedding at City Flats Grand Rapids here: https://cityflatshotel.com/gather/weddings/
Check out our full blog post of this City Flats wedding below:
We are a big fan of this even bigger space. New Vintage Place is the perfect venue for you if you want a big party. They have a ceremony space upstairs, cocktail hour downstairs, and the main reception room as well. With two getting ready suites on site, this venue has everything you need for a perfect day. It is close to several parks and of course all the downtown photo locations, but all of the photos above were taken on site! The managers here are responsive and helpful and are truly excited for your day. Their room layouts allow the dance floor to be front and center so your DJ or band won’t have any trouble getting your guests to come on out and have a good time. Speaking of a party, just wait until you see their bar! Find out more about this Grand Rapids wedding venue here: https://www.newvintageplace.com/
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The Rutledge is one of the more unique loft style wedding venues in Grand Rapids. It offers an elegant and classic vibe to go with the brick walls and wood flooring. There is one getting ready suite on site and it is truly immaculate. The venue can allow for both a ceremony and reception with a room flip. The staff is kind and extraordinarily helpful, going above and beyond for each couple. The space has plenty of room for all your guests while still providing a warm, intimate feel. This venue is newer to Grand Rapids but they are already making a big splash. We love this beautiful space and we know you will too! You can learn more about this Grand Rapids Wedding Venue here: https://www.therutledgegr.com/weddings-receptions/
Check out our full blog post of this The Rutledge wedding below:
We have a huge soft spot for this iconic venue. We get to coordinate around 10 weddings a year in this one-of-a-kind space. Venue3Two truly has it all. Two getting ready suites with SO much space. A separate downstairs salon for hair and makeup. Cocktail hour bar and room for guests to roam through the mansions kitchen, dining room, and foyers. Two beautiful options for outdoor ceremonies (facing the mansion or facing the trees). A conservatory that is used for the reception space and/or ceremony space for winter/rainy days. They have even added some rentals recently! This is the perfect venue to spend your entire wedding day at. The venue has all you could ever need to stunning photos and space to party all night long. The conservatory space allows options for almost any floor plan you could dream up. The staff here are on site all day to ensure the venue is in the perfect condition for you and your guests. Make sure you schedule your tour soon! You can learn more about this Grand Rapids wedding venue here: https://www.venue3two.com/
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We hope this list was helpful as you continue your venue search. We have worked at all of these beautiful venues and we would love to coordinate your wedding! Not sure if you need a coordinator or a planner? Check out this blog post to help you decide. Not sure what a coordinator even does? Check out this list of 100 things you didn’t know your coordinator could do on your wedding day. If you would like to get in touch with our team to schedule a consultation, you can get to know our coordinators here or submit an inquiry here.
Happy Wedding Planning!