District 5 Schoolhouse is a historic wedding and event venue located in Zeeland, Michigan. Dating back to 1908, this unique destination is steeped in vibrant history. Today, it is a well-known space to host exciting occasions. With an interior guest capacity of up to 200 seated guests, it is ideal for both large and small gatherings. The professional and thoroughly dedicated administrative staff here are prepared to go above and beyond to ensure each couple’s experience is an unforgettable success.
Facilities and Capacity
A charming set of indoor and outdoor event spaces invite you to come and design the wedding you have always dreamed of. With two large garden areas available, it’s an easy task to find a tranquil spot to say “I do”. Lush vegetation and towering trees surround the manicured lawns, a welcoming prospect beneath the soaring Michigan sky. Inside of the District 5 Schoolhouse, a stunning set of spaces await you. Boasting many of its original structural elements, the building maintains much of its vintage charm. The distinctive wooden floors help to create a warm and inviting ambiance that makes one feel relaxed and at home. There is room for 200 of your guests with additional space left over for a buffet service area and dancefloor. Get-ready rooms are also located inside and provide a private place for you and your entourage to prepare in. Two decks extend from the house and make for an idyllic social area during festive events.
Helping you to plan your wedding is the venue’s on-site event planner. This expert know’s the ins-and-outs of the property and can make smart suggestions for your overall event design. There is a range of furniture at your disposal, including chairs and tables with linens included. For a more streamlined experience, wedding package investments are available and the various collections incorporate helpful services to make the process just that much easier. All packages provide setup and cleanup services, ensuring you can focus on enjoying the occasion knowing everything is taken care of.
20 Reviews for District 5 Schoolhouse
Recommended by 100% of couples
11 User photos
Thomas H. · Married on 04/28/2021
Best venue owner, amazing venue, incredible value
My wife and I are so happy that we booked District 5 Schoolhouse as our venue. It was definitely one of the best choices we made during the engagement (the best being deciding to get married to one another). Don't overlook this hidden gem.Sent on 05/23/2021
Although the venue itself is fantastic, the best thing about this venue is actually the venue's owner, Sarah. She is incredibly nice and she really wants to get every detail of your wedding perfect. She is willing to spend a lot of time making your event magical. She also provided a lot of insight to my wife and I, we found her advice very useful. Sarah is very organized and even gives you a blueprint and timeline of your event just to make sure that no detail is overlooked. She is both reasonable and flexible. Sarah also puts your needs first and if there is any way that she can accommodate your request, she is more than happy to do so. Personally, we had a couple unusual requests for Sarah, but she was able to fulfill our needs perfectly. She will also respond to your needs quickly (especially anything that comes up on the wedding day) and she takes care of so many small things that might have otherwise been overlooked. She takes so much stress off of the engaged couple and planning the wedding would have been a lot harder without her. We had a fantastic experience with Sarah and we really loved getting to know her over our engagement. If I had looked into 200 more venues before deciding on District 5 Schoolhouse, it would not be an exaggeration to say that Sarah would still be the person that I would most want to do business with.
District 5 Schoolhouse is also all-inclusive, so you save a ton of money on decorations. We were surprised at a lot of the things that were part of the package, like firewood for the firepit nearby and the yard games for cocktail hour. The venue also takes care of all of the setup work for everything and you get the venue to yourself (some venues give you a single room and you share common areas). It was also nice that we didn't have to worry about excessive rules and red tape that you may get at some other venues, just a few common sense things like no open flames in the building (it is historical). There is plenty of parking as well. One of the nicest features is also the bridal and groomsmen lounges. These are extra spacious rooms for you to get ready in the morning. Both are themed appropriately and the bridal lounge has a bunch of chairs and mirrors for prep work (similar to a beauty salon). This was absolutely amazing. If you want to book a venue based on value, look no further than District 5 Schoolhouse because the rates are very reasonable and Sarah still does not skimp out on amenities. It would be hard to find more value from a commercial venue.
This venue is very charming and I would say it is the perfect size for small or medium size weddings (up to 100 people). The venue would still work and you would still have a fantastic time with guest counts from 100 to 200 though. You are missing out if you don't at least give this venue a tour. They are free and you might just find a venue that you will fall in love with (like we did).
Katherine K. · Married on 10/10/2020
My partner and I have met with Sarah, the owner, a couple of times now and she has been amazing!! So helpful and personable. We cannot wait to get married in this beautiful schoolhouse!Sent on 01/23/2020
Katie · Married on 10/19/2019
Nothing but praises!
Everyone at our wedding loved the Schoolhouse. The building is absolutely beautiful. Sarah is extremely helpful, professional, and provided everything we needed to make sure our day was flawless.Sent on 10/21/2019