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  • Downtown
    Enjoy a huge range of entertainment, dining, shopping and sightseeing opportunities, all within an easy, eye-catching 10-minute walk.
    West Side
    From tigers and coffee to meat markets and Mexican restaurants, the West Side is a fascinating mix of old-school and up-and-coming.
    Heartside
    Grit, growth and creativity characterize this downtown neighborhood, which boasts unique galleries, clever dining spots and many pleasant…
    Heritage Hill
    One of the nation’s top old-house neighborhoods – with 1,300 buildings dating back to 1844 – is just a five-minute walk from downtown.
    Medical Mile
    This world-class health-sciences corridor is spurring new retail and residential developments well beyond its namesake mile.
    North Quarter
    The city’s largest park, tiniest burger joint, oldest sweet shop and newest best-bar winner are just a few of the pleasures that await visitors.…
    Southtown
    Diversity is the hallmark of Southtown, with numerous ethnic groups contributing to a vibrant mix of restaurants, shops and events.
    Uptown
    An eclectic mix of specialty shops, galleries, restaurants and entertainment venues reflect this area’s friendly, funky, fabulous character.

    The Insider Experience

    Eat, stay, and play like a local in Grand Rapids, Michigan

    Category - Weddings

    Downtown Grand Rapids
    There are few things sweeter than watching a couple say, “I do”. But if you find yourself asking, “What should I do” before and after the wedding, have no fear: Grand Rapids has something for every wedding guest. For those who like to add culture to their visit, Grand Rapids has plenty to offer. Stop by the Gerald R. Ford Museum after June 7 to check out the newly renovated facility. Updates and additions include construction of a new 8,000-square-foot DeVos Learning Center, videos, interactive digital elements and historical artifacts incorporated into new museum exhibits. Another worthy stop is the Urban Institute of Contemporary Art that hosts exhibitions of work from regional, national and international artists throughout the year including films in their 195-seat theater showing independent cinema, foreign films, and documentaries six days a week. The UICA is currently featuring Coming Home , a series of exhibitions featuring works by emerging and established Michigan artists.... Read More ›
    Frederik Meijer Garden
    Whether you are actively planning a wedding or hope to be soon, we’ve gathered some great venues for you to consider when it’s time to walk down the aisle along with advice from the pros on how to enjoy your special day. Railside Golf Club located in Byron Center offers a beautiful venue, excellent service, and food created by their own Executive Chef for up to 280 guests. The full-service reception and ceremony site make it easier on the bride and groom by keeping planning simple including private food tastings to help select the perfect menu.... Read More ›