Weddings in Grand Rapids

Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! We want you to know that Grand Rapids can make your special day even more special.

Whether you’re planning an intimate affair or a lavish celebration – or anything in between – you’ll find exactly what you need in Grand Rapids. Complimentary planning assistance. Picture-perfect venues and extra-accommodating hotels. Experienced specialty vendors that will make sure every detail is right.

Plus an endless variety of settings and activities for pre-wedding events and post-wedding fun. It all adds up to a memorable experience for you and your guests!

Your Wedding Destination

Grand Rapids is a family-friendly city – and we love helping couples come together to begin the story of their marriage.

That’s one reason brides and grooms choose to tie the knot here – not just current residents, but also people who grew up in the area and alumni of our local colleges, including Aquinas CollegeCalvin College and Grand Valley State University. (All of which offer wonderful wedding venues.)

Here’s another reason: Grand Rapids offers a tremendous range of venues and experiences that let you personalize every aspect of your event. You want a bridal shower on a paddlewheel riverboat? A bachelor party on a pub cruiser? A marriage ceremony on the beach? A reception up among the treetops? Grand Rapids can make that happen – and all our locations are within minutes of each other, so it’s easy for you and your guests to manage.

Looking for a hotel?

Let us know! Experience Grand Rapids offers complementary assistance finding the perfect place to stay for you and your guests. Contact us for assistance finding hotels.

Getting Your Marriage License

Couples marrying in Kent County (Grand Rapids) must apply for a marriage license in person or online. Couples marrying in Ottawa County (Lake Michigan beaches) can apply in person or via mail. Licenses become valid three days after the application date.

Explore Weddings in Grand Rapids


Ideas for Where to Wed

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Whether you live in Grand Rapids or you’re planning your dream Grand Rapids wedding from many…


Grand Rapids: A Winter Wedding Wonderland

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With ample churches, ballrooms, event halls, and beautiful “River City” scenery, Grand…