Venues & Hotels

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Our Comparison Tool (below) makes it easier and faster to find meeting spaces and accommodations that satisfy your specific needs. Use the filter (below left) to narrow your options by number of rooms, capacity, location, accessibility and more. Then click “add to compare” as you make your way through the resulting list. Click the paper clip icon in the upper right hand corner of the tool to see all your chosen options laid out in front of you for convenient review.

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Accommodating – and Appreciating – All Groups

Grand Rapids boasts a wide variety of meeting/conference spaces for groups of every size, budget and interest, throughout the city and the surrounding suburbs of Kent County. All of them are close to excellent hotels and other lodging options. Many hotels throughout the region offer their own meeting spaces for maximum attendee convenience.

Large groups are easily accommodated by downtown’s DeVos Place Convention Center and Van Andel Arena. Options for smaller groups, breakout sessions and special events run the gamut from Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park and LMCU Ballpark to Blandford Nature Center and the Grand Lady Riverboat

Whatever the size, wherever the venue, every group is accorded the same level of personal attention and support. We are grateful that you’ve chosen Grand Rapids!

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Dining Options a Half Mile or Less from the Convention Center

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One of the best things about meeting in a new host city is the opportunity to get out and explore…

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Things to Do Near the DeVos Place Convention Center

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One of the many advantages of Grand Rapids’ downtown convention neighborhood is that…

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Grand Rapids' Airport is Full of Art

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The Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GFIA, or GRR as it is known locally) became home to an…

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Shopping Stores Near the Convention Center

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One of the joys of meeting in a new city is the opportunity to explore local shops and discover…

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Our Talented and Experienced Team

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With more than 160 years of combined meetings industry experience, our sales and service staffers…

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Looking for walkability? Try Grand Rapids

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Downtown Grand Rapids is walkable – one of the top 14 walkable destinations in the U.S…