Weddings

Golden Glow Ballroom

Saginaw, MI View map Visit website
2021 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
Rating 4.9 out of 5
   91 reviews
$3k - $10k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests

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2021 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$3k - $10k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests

Our venue offers gorgeous all-inclusive wedding ceremony and reception services for up to 500 guests in our largest ballroom. Our professional service, elegant ambiance, and gourmet dining are sure to make your event a memorable one. Let our experienced banquet coordinators help create a decor that is both elegant and unique for your special day. Thousands of successful weddings at our facility prove we are the finest in the Tri-City area.

Facilities and Capacity
The venue is professionally decorated and features multiple banquet and meeting rooms that have a total capacity for 800 people. The property has on-site get-ready rooms as well as parking and wheelchair access. With so many spaces to choose from, you will be able to have the indoor or outdoor event of your dreams. Golden Glow Ballroom has liability insurance, complimentary WiFi, and A/V equipment. Along with wedding ceremonies, receptions, and elopements, the facility can be used for engagement parties, bridal showers, and rehearsal dinners.

Services Offered
Golden Glow Ballroom's event staff are ready to support you during the planning process. They are able to offer you all-inclusive packages, set up, clean up, and much more. The experienced banquet coordinators will help bring your wedding vision to reality. Additional services provided include DJs, professional photographers, and photo booths. The following event items are offered to couples:

  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Chair covers
  • Dance floor
  • Decor
  • Tables
  • Table Linens
  • Linen Napkins
  • Stainless Flatware
  • White China Plates
  • Glassware


Cuisine
Golden Glow Ballroom is a premier, full-service banquet facility that includes catering. Catering services include options such as buffets, family-style meals, hors d’oeuvres, stations, plated entrees, and more. You’ll also have access to their bar services that include bartenders who can serve at an open or cash bar. They’ll pour you and your guests a wide variety of beverages like house or premium beer, wine, and liquor; signature drinks; and a champagne toast. The catering staff is able to accommodate dietary needs such as gluten-, lactose-, nut-, and pork-free restrictions, as well as offering halal, kosher, organic, vegan, and vegetarian options. With a flexible and wide-ranging menu, the team can incorporate the following cuisines:

  • American
  • BBQ
  • Cajun
  • Indian
  • Italian
  • Local
  • Mediterranean
  • Sandwiches
  • Southern
  • Spanish


History
The ballroom was built in 1924 by Bill and Lenora Golden and was operated by their son and daughter-in-law as a restaurant. In 1929, they built a second structure that was used as a roller skating rink and dance hall. For years it was the most popular destination for dances and live entertainment. Eventually they sold the Glow in 1962 and it was renovated in the 1990s. It then became a popular wedding facility. After the historic building was burned down by an electrical fire in 2009, it was rebuilt and is the beautiful building standing today.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

No

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$350.00

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$12.00

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Wine
Open Bar

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

300

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

4

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Banquet Hall

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Cake
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Centerpieces
Chairs
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Decor
Lighting
Photo booth
Tables
Tents
Tent Accessories

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

May
June
July
August
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
November
December

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    Kent W. Married on 09/11/2021
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    Absolutely amazing

    We could not have asked for a better place. Jess is THE BEST! She made planning our wedding so much easier, and we could never thank her enough.
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    Abby B. Married on 08/15/2021
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    Best. Day. Ever.

    Everyone at Golden Glow was so easy to get along. We were getting help from Jessica & she made our whole day as stress free as possible. We had a few hiccups along the way, but our day was perfect!

    When we were looking for a venue, we wanted something that kind of was all inclusive as possible. This was THE place! It didn’t break the bank, we even got some deals, & our centerpieces were (mostly!) included! I immediately fell in love with the garden so this was the place to have our wonderful day!

    Oh & the food was delicious! They even made a side dish that wasn’t on their menu! My husband and I both said that it tasted like what we make at home.

    I would recommend going to their Bridal Expo (two times a year) to get a feel for yourself! We went once & was able to decide if this was the place. COVID wouldn’t allow us to attend another one to confirm our choices, but they were super accommodating.

    I wouldn’t want to have our wedding anywhere else. It was literally the best day ever. ❤️
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    Jessica M. Married on 08/14/2021
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    A beautiful venue that goes above and beyond for your special day

    We had our wedding at Golden Glow Ballroom in September 2021. They made the stress of planning a wedding a breeze. What’s great about Golden glow is they take care of so much for you so you don’t have to think twice about it. The food was incredible, they made sure I had everything I needed and even upgraded our event to the full ballroom since there was a cancellation! This venue is beautiful! We had our ceremony in the glow garden, which made for incredible pictures! I highly recommend this venue to anyone searching for your upcoming wedding!

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner

Deals

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Book your wedding between January-April and we will include a photo booth, chair covers and bands, uplighting, popcorn machine, riser for head table, two hors d'oeurves, and lower room minimums!

Map

2950 S Graham Rd Saginaw, MI, 48609
989-863-7014
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