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The Frauenthal Center is a performing-arts and wedding venue that can be found in Muskegon, Michigan. This historic facility was built in 1929 and was previously called the Michigan Theater. It鈥檚 undergone several renovations throughout the years, today offering modern amenities combined with the original vision of an architectural style reminiscent of a Spanish castle. Couples choosing to hold their nuptial events here can look forward to a warm, welcoming atmosphere, beautiful interiors, and an abundance of opportunities for memorable photos.

Facilities and Capacity

This West Michigan gem houses a number of event spaces to host weddings and other festivities. Intimate ceremonies can be held in the Beardsley Theater, which has room for up to 169 people with theater-style seating. The Frauenthal Theater is an ornate, artistic facility that features an expansive stage, an elegant ambience, and plenty of versatility, providing events with dramatic flair. It is able to accommodate 1,708 people with theater-style seating or 150 for receptions or events held on stage. Couples may also opt to utilize the Hilt Building鈥檚 third-floor Ballroom, which boasts two flexible event spaces that can be used separately or combined for larger events. Each room holds up to 150 guests or 275 when used together. Finally, the venue can also provide the Reception Gallery. Here, to-be-weds will find a varied selection of artwork from regional artists, a large balcony, and three adjacent meeting rooms. The Reception Gallery itself has space for 120 people and in combination with the meeting rooms is able to host up to 225.

Services Offered

The Frauenthal Center offers an unforgettable setting for a variety of wedding-related events, such as engagement parties, ceremonies, and receptions. Their dedicated team of professionals strives to provide an enjoyable experience when helping couples bring their dream weddings to life. To assist in keeping stress levels minimized, this venue can also supply numerous wedding services, including setup, cleanup, lighting and sound, WiFi, and more. The facility鈥檚 event managers know that getting married is a significant occasion, and they work closely with to-be-weds to craft extraordinary celebrations that flow as seamlessly as possible.

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4.9 out of 5 rating
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Lauren H. Married on 10/14/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding Experience

The Frauenthal Center was the perfect place to have all our friends and family come together to witness and celebrate our marriage. The lighting and decor made the space feel intimate and romantic. The history, structure, and interior design made the ceremony feel very unique. We loved the location in downtown Muskegon, as it provided many options for guests to explore the area and provided us with many photo-worthy location options! The team at the Frauenthal Center were easy to communicate with, which made the day go smoothly from start to finish. I recommend reserving the Frau Lounge the night before for the rehearsal dinner! This enables you and your wedding party to become familiar with the space before the big day. We loved having our wedding at the Frauenthal Center, and we would highly recommend this space to anyone who may be interested!
Jamie R. Married on 08/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

August 2023 Wedding

We were married in the ballroom of the Frauenthal Center. It was the perfect location for us! We were able to have our ceremony in one side of the ballroom and have the other side setup for the reception. After the ceremony they opened the entire space and setup for a dance floor. Heather was amazing to work with!! They were all very helpful with the planning out and had the perfect vendors to chose from for food! Price for rental was perfect! Including renting the space the day before for rehearsal and setup! I would recommend them for any event!
Lexi K. Married on 06/24/2023
5 out of 5 rating


I鈥檓 so happy we went with the Frauenthal for our wedding. The entire staff was so helpful and definitely went above and beyond. I loved working with Heather, she always answered all of my questions very quickly. She鈥檚 so kind and easy to work with! I鈥檇 10/10 recommend using their venue. I got married on the stage, which was perfect, and used both ballrooms upstairs for our reception. It was so convenient having everything in one place and created such a stress free day. I can鈥檛 say enough how positive my experience was!
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Above & Beyond Catering and Events Above & Beyond Catering and Events Wedding Caterers

We love catering at the Frauenthal Theater and the Hilt Building. They have several amazing event spaces for both receptions and ceremonies. They are all unique and offer so much to couples getting married. Heather is absolutely amazing to work with and she is so organized and detail oriented. Would recommend this facility to any future bride!!!

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Love, Love, Love the elegance and charm that the Frauenthal Center has to offer. The diversity of venue's can fit every event.... from the stage, to the 2nd floor art gallery to Johnson Hall. It's all there - located in the heart of downtown Muskegon with lodging right across the street you can't go wrong.

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Frauenthal Center frequently asked questions

Frauenthal Center includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • Clean Up
  • Set Up
  • Tables
The bar service starting price at Frauenthal Center includes:
  • Bartender(s)
The space offered by Frauenthal Center for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Hall
  • Historic Building
Frauenthal Center offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
Frauenthal Center offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Engagement Party
Frauenthal Center offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Bar Services
  • Clean Up
  • Wifi
Frauenthal Center offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Chairs
  • Tables
Frauenthal Center is recommended by 98% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in quality of service, 4.9 in average response time, 4.9 in flexibility, 4.9 in professionalism and 4.9 in value.

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