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    Enjoy a huge range of entertainment, dining, shopping and sightseeing opportunities, all within an easy, eye-catching 10-minute walk.
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    Weddings in Grand Rapids

    Grand Rapids can make your special day even more special.

    Whether you’re planning an intimate wedding or a lavish affair – or anything in between – you’ll find exactly what you need in Grand Rapids. Picture-perfect venues. Experienced specialty vendors. Accommodations to meet any requirement.

    And an endless variety of things to do for friends and family who come to celebrate your big day.

    Venues

    From historic churches to lakeside pavilions, Grand Rapids offers so many great places to hold your dream wedding. Here are a few of our favorites:

    Amway Grand Plaza, Curio Collection by Hilton. This elegant downtown landmark has hosted hundreds of high-society weddings through the years. The staff knows how to do it right!

    Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. Beautifully manicured gardens and internationally acclaimed artworks provide a stunning backdrop for your ceremony and reception.

    Grand Rapids Art Museum. Create an experience to remember in this signature building complete with stunning city views and dazzling art exhibitions.

    John Ball Zoo. The new BISSELL Tree House high above the zoo showcases sweeping views of the city from an elegant indoor space.

    Lake Michigan Beaches. Michigan’s beautiful west coast is a one-of-a-kind destination for one-of-a-kind weddings.  You can be back in Grand Rapids for the reception in a half-hour!

    Find more ceremony and reception facilities here. You can search for venues by size! Or get free, easy personalized help from Dave Nitkiewicz.

    Hotel Accommodations

    Experience Grand Rapids can help you find the perfect hotel for you and your wedding guests!

    Just tell us what you want from a hotel: A couple’s suite? Additional guest rooms? Meeting room? Brunch? Late checkout?

    We’ll send your request for proposals to Grand Rapids area hotels. Then you can choose a hotel based on price, location, and other factors important to you for your special day.

    Experience Grand Rapids is a non-profit organization, so our services are completely free. We also offer complimentary Visitor Guides and other materials you and your guests can use to find local restaurants, activities and events.

    Dave Nitkiewicz, CTA

    Specialty Markets Sales Manager DNitkiewicz@ExperienceGR.com (877) 847-4847 ext. 3574…

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