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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.
    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.…
    Diversity is the hallmark of Southtown, with numerous ethnic groups contributing to a vibrant mix of restaurants, shops and events.
    An eclectic mix of specialty shops, galleries, restaurants and entertainment venues reflect this area’s friendly, funky, fabulous character.

    Where to Meet

    Size Matters

     Grand Rapids can host groups of five, 5,000, and anything in between.

    Downtown is a popular destination for larger groups, because it offers a state of the art convention center with over 272,000 square feet of meeting space and 1,400 top-flight hotel rooms, all just steps away from a thriving entertainment district. Other area facilities can easily accommodate everything from regional conventions to family reunions.  

    Click here to search for facilities by size.

    Location Matters

    Northwest Grand RapidsNortheast Grand RapidsSouthwest Grand RapidsSoutheast Grand Rapids


    In addition to the right facility, you want to meet in the right part of town - near the activities and attractions that will appeal most to your group. Click on the links below to learn more about these distinct city sectors:

    Northwest Northwest corner - The "Grand Outdoors" is close to nature and recreation, yet offers the convenience of an 85,000-sq. ft. conference center. 

    Northeast cornerNortheast - The "Garden District" features the world-renowned Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park plus all sorts of technology-rich meeting spaces.

    Southwest cornerSouthwest - The "Gathering Spot" is full of adventures for kids of all ages, an ideal location for family reunions and other social outings. 

    Southeast cornerSoutheast - The "Flight Zone" is close to the airport and offers top-notch facilities for corporate events and sports tournaments.  

    Whatever your "home base," it's a quick and easy trip to other areas of the city, including Just East: where locally owned shopping, dining and entertainment venues nestle amid diverse residential neighborhoods.