Gilmore Collection Catering at the B.O.B.
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20 Monroe Ave. N.W.
Grand Rapids, MI 49503  | map
Catering services: Buffet, Family Style, French Service, Hors d'oeuvres...
Bar services: Cash Bar, Limited Bar, Open Bar
Alcohol services: Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Wine, Premium...
Maximum capacity: 350
 
 
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The Gilmore Collection Special Events Department:  616.356.2627 x16

Email:  catering@gilmorec.com

What is Gilmore Catering?

The Gilmore Collection Catering Department has built a reputation as West Michigan's preferred and most trusted caterer by employing over a decade of experience. We employ only most creative, knowledgeable, and courteous event coordinators, culinary staff and servers. There is no event too large, too intimate or too specialized for our talented team to handle. We have options for all budgets and have received critical acclaim. However, we do not rest on our laurels. Better service, the most creative approaches to design and offering our guests the most dynamic menus are our goals on a daily basis. We invite you to use our experience and dedication to make your event memorable for years to come.
More information and a full contacts list available at our Catering Website.

The B.O.B.

The B.O.B. (an acronym for Big Old Building) is located in downtown Grand Rapids. The 70,000-square-foot, four- story, red brick building was constructed in 1903 as Judson's grocery warehouse. It stood vacant for decades before The Gilmore Collection began its transformation, saving it from demolition.

Event spaces include:

Top of the B.O.B. - This spacious room, decorated with deep reds and browns is perfect for an intimate reception. Seats up to 350 guests.

Eve at the B.O.B. - The newest, most modern, freshest place in the B.O.B. This space can accomodate up to 180 guests for a seated dinner.

Crush - Crush provides the perfect venue for those events in need of a relaxed, exotic, and big city atmosphere. This space can hold up to 200 guests for a cocktail feel event.

Monroe Room - Perfect for a networking business party, this space can accomodate 80 guests.

The Bottle Lodge - Private area perfect for small parties and dinners such as bachelorette parties, rehearsal dinners and business meetings. This space can accomodate up to 40 seated guests.


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  • Professionalism:  4.5
  • Value:  4.5
  • Flexibility:  5.0

Chris 4 Reviews
We booked EVE on the Fourth Floor of the B.O.B. in downtown Grand Rapids for our June, 2011 wedding reception. We loved our experience, as did everyone who attended our wedding! Kim and Angela in the office were easy to work with, very accommodating, and professional. We had always dreamed of having a wedding reception at the B.O.B., but what made it possible was the surprisingly affordable price! On a limited budget, my bride and I researched almost every reception venue in Grand Rapids and were thrilled to discover how reasonable the B.O.B. and Gilmore Collection's prices were for such a unique, desirable and classy venue in Grand Rapids.

Charlie, our banquet captain, really knows how to make events run without a hitch and did a great job managing our reception and making sure we were enjoying our reception. The serving staff was courteous and friendly. Our food was absolutely delicious... definitely not your average wedding reception food!

Our only complaints are very minor: one of the reasons we picked EVE for our reception was because we loved the dance floor and the legit overhead dance floor lighting system. We were able to preview the lighting months before the wedding. Unfortunately the lights were able to be used at our reception. When we asked, we found out that the bulbs had not been replaced, making the system temporarily unusable. While this was a minor glitch in an otherwise stellar reception, we wished we would have been told in advance of the lack of special lighting availability.
Gilmore Collection Catering at the B.O.B. responded with the following comments:
Thank you so much, Chris! It was a pleasure working with you and Sarah as well! Thank you for the kind comments, and we appreciate the feedback about the lights, and for bringing it to our attention. I am sorry that these were not functional for your event. They did break recently and we are getting them fixed before our next event in EVE. Thank you! And congratulations again!
Wedding: 06/04/2011
Services Used: Catering


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Gilmore Collection Catering at the B.O.B. is a wedding veunue and caterer from grand rapids, MI. We service weddings throughout the local area, including Holland , Redstone Inn Colorado, Saugatuck, and West Michigan. Gilmore Collection Catering at the B.O.B. is a professional wedding venue and caterer that has been part of the Grand Rapids wedding industry for 17 years. We specialize in Event planning and catering.

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