Brides Michigan asked me to share three Grand Rapids wedding venues that were a Best Buy because of their valuable extras which were included in the rental fees. Each venue I highlighted host both wedding ceremonies and receptions, plus other celebrations. Here are the three I shared in the 2010 Fall/Winter edition of Brides Michigan...
modern, sleek architecture and convenient downtown location, the Grand Rapids Art Museum is the ideal backdrop for couples looking for a contemporary wedding venue. And because the setting is so gorgeous, you won’t have to spend as much on specialty linens, flowers, or additional décor because the venue is a work of art in itself. Your guests will marvel at the sweeping views of downtown through the enormous floor-to-ceiling windows, and can dance beneath the stars in the skylight-filled auditorium. Plus, they can also admire the pieces on view in the first floor gallery, which will be open to guests throughout the evening.
The chandeliers, beautiful wood floors, and damask wall coverings lend a traditional feel to any celebration. And there are various catering options available, which means you have more flexibility to tailor the dinner menu to your taste and price point.
[photo credits: Goei Center - their website; GRAM - their website; St. Cecilia's - Jen Kroll Photography]