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Imagine that your conference is going as planned, your attendees are happy, your attendance is up and your expectations have all been exceeded.
Your imagination becomes reality in Grand Rapids. We deliver more of what meeting planners want - more variety and value, more service and support, more flexibility and fun. It all starts with our meeting venues:
Additional downtown meeting venues range from banquet halls and ballrooms to theaters and museums.
Venues outside downtown run the gamut from hotels and conference centers to lush botanical gardens and a tree house overlooking the city.
Check out our convention services for 24/7 online planning assistance and a team of talented people eager to help you soar.
Harry Schmidt, CMP, RCMA Board member, President of Christian Life College
An expansive public art program has helped make Grand Rapids an international arts destination. We host ArtPrize, the world’s richest art competition. This huge undertaking proves Grand Rapids can deliver a world-class experience – for 250,000 ArtPrize visitors or for your group.
Area museums present some of the nation’s most sought-after touring exhibits, from “Diana – A Celebration” to “Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition,” debuting at the Grand Rapids Public Museum in February 2013.
Grand Rapids is just 30 minutes away from Lake Michigan and a spectacular coastline that must be seen to be believed. Condé Nast Traveler called it one of the world’s Top 25 shorelines. Not the United States, not North America, THE WORLD!
Patricia Schultz, author of, "1,000 Places to See Before You Die,” includes Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park in her list of 30 Must-See Museums – alongside such celebrated institutions as The Hermitage in St. Petersburg, Russia, & The Museum of…