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The Lit

  • 61 Sheldon Blvd SE
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • Neighborhood:Downtown
  • (616) 214-3120
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The Lit is a historic wedding and events venue located in downtown Grand Rapids. With over 130 years of history hosting events for local debutants to US Presidents, The Lit has provided an entertaining space for all types of events. The main hall boasts an open floor plan with a vaulted ceiling, beautiful stage, hand painted artist renderings, and antique chandeliers. Our Lobby holds the double sided bar perfect for cocktails and bar service throughout the event. Your guests will be impressed with the attention to detail the original woodwork boasts as well as the brick exterior and stained glass windows.

Accessibility
  • ADA Compliant:
  • Accessible Restrooms:
  • Family Restrooms:
  • Lactation Room:
  • ADA Doors:
  • Getting Around the Venue: The Sheldon Boulevard entrances have steps that lead up from the sidewalks to heavy double doors. There is an alternative entrance at the end of an alley along the south side of the venue that is flush with the sidewalk. The alternative south entrance has manual doors with a door closer. The south entrance has a narrow winding entry hall that leads to the backstage area and the theater. There is a heavy interior fire door that separates the south entrance hall from the theater.

    There is a large Men’s single-user style restroom with a clear floor space present off the south foyer. There is a Women’s multi-user style restroom present off the north foyer. The stalls in the Women’s multi-user style restroom are narrow.

    There is a Unisex family-style restroom present in the backstage area. The restroom is accessed by a narrow staircase.

    There is a Limited-Use-Limited-Application elevator and a stairway present in the south entrance hall that gives access to the backstage area. Accessing the Unisex family-style restroom from this route requires crossing the stage.

    The central aisles in the theater are wide and stable. There are two designated wheelchair clear floor spaces present in the back of the theater.
  • Accessible Parking Options: 120 South Ionia Lot at 100 Ionia Avenue SW. — 0.2 miles from the venue.

    28 Ionia Lot at 28 Ionia Avenue SW. — 0.2 miles from the venue.
General
Accessibility
  • ADA Compliant:
  • Accessible Restrooms:
  • Family Restrooms:
  • Lactation Room:
  • ADA Doors:
  • Getting Around the Venue: The Sheldon Boulevard entrances have steps that lead up from the sidewalks to heavy double doors. There is an alternative entrance at the end of an alley along the south side of the venue that is flush with the sidewalk. The alternative south entrance has manual doors with a door closer. The south entrance has a narrow winding entry hall that leads to the backstage area and the theater. There is a heavy interior fire door that separates the south entrance hall from the theater. There is a large Men’s single-user style restroom with a clear floor space present off the south foyer. There is a Women’s multi-user style restroom present off the north foyer. The stalls in the Women’s multi-user style restroom are narrow. There is a Unisex family-style restroom present in the backstage area. The restroom is accessed by a narrow staircase. There is a Limited-Use-Limited-Application elevator and a stairway present in the south entrance hall that gives access to the backstage area. Accessing the Unisex family-style restroom from this route requires crossing the stage. The central aisles in the theater are wide and stable. There are two designated wheelchair clear floor spaces present in the back of the theater.
  • Accessible Parking Options: 120 South Ionia Lot at 100 Ionia Avenue SW. — 0.2 miles from the venue. 28 Ionia Lot at 28 Ionia Avenue SW. — 0.2 miles from the venue.
Facility Info
Meeting Rooms
  • Exhibits Space Yes
  • Largest Room 3000
  • Total Sq. Ft. 6000
  • Reception Capacity 200
  • Theatre Capacity 300
  • AudioVisual Services Yes
  • Auditorium Yes
  • Wedding Indoor Receptions Yes
  • Wedding Ceremonies Yes
  • Banquet Capacity 200
  • Number of Rooms 2
  • Classroom Capacity 200
Main Hall
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 2500
  • Width: 56
  • Length: 44
  • Height: 20
  • Theater Capacity: 300
  • Classroom Capacity: 200
  • Banquet Capacity: 200
  • Reception Capacity: 200
Stage
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 500
  • Width: 26
  • Length: 20
  • Height: 20
Lobby
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 528
  • Width: 24
  • Length: 22
  • Height: 10
  • Theater Capacity: 50
  • Classroom Capacity: 30
  • Banquet Capacity: 40
  • Reception Capacity: 40