From Ann Arbor to Lansing to Farmington Hills, Michigan is home to stunning lakes and stellar wedding venues! If you’re looking to wed in the Grand Rapids area, you’ll have dozens of great options.
Grand Rapids has all sorts of reception venues and ceremony spaces. Whether your style is chic, casual, rustic, industrial, or something in between, you’ll surely find a venue to host the wedding of your dreams!
You can say “ I do” in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids or a bit further out of town.
Here’s a look at 13 of the most gorgeous Grand Rapids wedding venues:
1. The HighFive GR
Located in downtown Grand Rapids, the HighFive GR strikes the perfect blend of classic and modern. HighFive GR is a beautiful loft-turned-event-space. This venue features exposed brick walls, massive windows that offer great city views, and shimmering chandeliers that add a sense of decadence.
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2. The Bissell Tree House at John Ball Zoo
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If it’s a unique venue you’re searching for, the Bissell Tree House at John Ball Zoo checks all the boxes! The Tree House is home to beautiful wood floors, walls, and ceilings plus floor-to-ceiling windows.
This indoor event space also sits at Grand Rapids’ highest point, making it truly one-of-a-kind. If you want to have your ceremony or cocktail hour outside, you can do so on the wrap-around covered veranda.
3. The Grand Rapids Art Museum
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The Grand Rapids Art Museum is the perfect place to host a dream wedding! Located in downtown Grand Rapids, the GRAM offers multiple event spaces available. Options include a lounge to use as your bridal suite and outdoor spaces for your wedding ceremony and cocktail hour.
This venue also boasts lots of incredible photo opportunities.
4. The Ballroom at McKay
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At more than 10,000 square feet, The Ballroom at McKay is grand, luxurious, and absolutely gorgeous by most standards. Vaulted ceilings, towering columns, polished marble, and exquisite chandeliers add layers of decadence.
This venue is perfect for couples who want to celebrate in grand fashion.
5. Clearwater Place
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With a modern industrial look and feel, Clearwater Place is elegant and chic without fussy vibes. This historic building was once the City of Grand Rapids’ Drinking Water Filtration Plant.
The original round water towers still stand today, making for a unique event space with many incredible photo ops.
6. Amway Grand Plaza
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The Amway Grand Plaza is a classic, traditional venue with ballrooms (plural) to accommodate weddings of varying sizes.
This venue offers extensive on-site catering options and an award-winning pastry chef to create your desserts and cake. Book here, and you can also take advantage of various wedding services. Services include on-site spa and salon services and rehearsal dinner parties.
There’s also the assistance of a hands-on wedding specialist to ensure that your day goes off without a hitch.
Built in 1926, the Ballroom at the CityFlatsHotel offers vintage-inspired elegance and opulence. With a grand staircase, marble columns and floors, and high vaulted ceilings, a wedding celebration here is one that your guests won’t forget.
8. Frederik Meijer Gardens
From lush green gardens with waterfalls to sculpture gardens to Japanese gardens, Frederik Meijer Gardens offers some of the most beautiful and unique outdoor wedding ceremony spaces in Grand Rapids.
Choose from small outdoor reception spaces for intimate weddings with less than 40 guests. Or opt for a large indoor banquet hall that can accommodate up to 850 guests.
9. Goei Center
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The Goei Center offers modern-day elegance with an industrial vibe. This venue brings exposed wood beams, exposed brick walls, and twinkling lights.
This space once served as the Kindel Furniture Factory. It is now one of Grand Rapids' chicest venues. It’s perfect for a traditional wedding with a contemporary feel or an unconventional and one-of-a-kind celebration.
10. The Waddell Center
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Celebrate your big day at the Waddell Center! This venue is a charming industrial building with original bricks, exposed wood beams, and ambient lighting. In addition to the banquet room, the Waddell Center has a cool ceremony space.
This location is perfect for couples planning a rustic, casual, or understated wedding with a minimalist-chic vibe.
Host your fairytale wedding at the lavish Venue3Two, a remodeled mansion from the 1920s. This estate has a gorgeous, grand home with elegant interior spaces and a conservatory perfect for a wedding reception.
Take advantage of the property’s luxurious gardens and various outdoor spaces to hold your outdoor ceremony. (Or pose for incredible wedding photos!)
12. Studio D2D Event Center
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Celebrate your special day at Studio D2D Event Center. This venue is a restored historic building with an industrial modern vibe located just south of downtown Grand Rapids.
For couples that want to streamline the wedding planning process as much as possible, Studio D2D offers various wedding services. These include an in-house DJ, a floral and décor team, and on-site tuxedo and suit fittings, pick-ups, and returns.
13. Grand Rapids Downtown Market
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The Downtown Market is a minimalist, modern event space. This space includes a rooftop greenhouse for ceremonies and an indoor banquet room for receptions.
The banquet room features floor-to-ceiling windows that give it an indoor-outdoor feel. If you want some of your wedding to take place outside, outdoor terraces are also available to rent.
More Venues to Consider
Michigan is home to many wonderful wedding venues.
Here are a few more in and around Grand Rapids that are definitely worth checking out:
Everyone has their own definition of gorgeous. For some couples, that’s a country club venue with a golf course. For others, it’s an outdoor ceremony and a garden party with colorful tables and chairs. Others define gorgeous as industrial chic, modern, and clean.
Here’s the bottom line:
Whatever your wedding vibe and style may be, there’s one thing you can count on: Grand Rapids has a wedding venue that’s absolutely perfect for you!