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Grand Rapids Public Museum

Grand Rapids, MI View map
4.8 out of 5 rating
25 reviews
Up to 300 guests

About

Up to 300 guests

Imagine your wedding ceremony or reception in our world class museum. Your guests can take a stroll through "The Streets of Old Grand Rapids" and enjoy a memorable ride on our carousel. Our three story Galleria has a spectacular riverfront view of the lights and splendor of downtown Grand Rapids—and all within walking distance of three major hotels. Both indoor and outdoor ceremony locations are available, to make your day a first-class experience—in a place like no place else!

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Yes

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

$3,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$2,000

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?

$1,000

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

$1,000

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
Clean Up
Lighting/Sound
Set Up
Tables

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

300

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

1

Describe your venue:

Museum
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Liability Insurance
Wifi

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?

Chairs
Dance Floor
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
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25 Reviews

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Recommended by 97% of couples
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    4.8 out of 5 rating

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    David Married on 09/12/2020
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    The museum helped me propose to my now fiancee in a great way. My fiancee was blown away when it all happened, can not thank Monica enough. Give them a try, you won't be sorry I promise!!
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    Allie Married on 07/13/2018
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    We had our reception at the museum and it went so smoothly and stress free! Everyone loved being able to go into the first floor and use the carousel . The staff there was willing to keep the entire bridal party on schedule, and take care of any foreseeable problems so we did not have to. 10/10 would recommend using this venue and would do it again and again!
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    Megan Married on 05/21/2016
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    Liz and her team were WONDERFUL throughout the entire experience. They were organized, on top of things, and always one step ahead. They're the vendor you don't have to worry about. The museum sells itself as far as a wedding venue goes. It's beautiful, unique, and access to the carousel certainly doesn't hurt things -- but what puts it above and beyond is the staff. They were part of the process from booking the museum, to final details and work tirelessly on the day of to ensure the bride and groom get to actually relax on the day of.
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Awards

  • 25
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner

Professional Network & Endorsements

3 Endorsements
The Catering Co. The Catering Co. Wedding Caterers

The GR Public Museum provides an amazing backdrop for special events. The staff is super knowledgeable about the facility and the small details that add up to create an amazing day for their clients. The location is one of a kind and truly makes every event a magical experience for the bride & groom and their loved ones!

The Fast Booth The Fast Booth Photo Booths

Hello! We love coming to your venue and are there a few times each year. Let's connect!

Eastern Floral Eastern Floral Wedding Florists

We can not say enough about how amazing it is to work with everyone at the Grand Rapids Public Museum! Their staff is so kind and helpfull....Plus, the venue..... Beautiful!!!!

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272 Pearl Street NW Grand Rapids, MI, 49504
6164563977
616-929-1740

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday- Saturday; Sunday 12 noon to 5 p.m
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Grand Rapids Public Museum frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Grand Rapids Public Museum?

Grand Rapids Public Museum includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • Clean Up
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Set Up
  • Tables

What are the most important characteristics of Grand Rapids Public Museum in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Grand Rapids Public Museum for wedding events is known for:
  • Museum
  • Waterfront

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Grand Rapids Public Museum for wedding events?

Grand Rapids Public Museum offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does Grand Rapids Public Museum offer?

Grand Rapids Public Museum offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Grand Rapids Public Museum offer for wedding events?

Grand Rapids Public Museum offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Bar Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Liability Insurance
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Grand Rapids Public Museum have available for wedding events?

Grand Rapids Public Museum offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Grand Rapids Public Museum and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Grand Rapids Public Museum is recommended by 96% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.8 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in quality of service, 4.9 in average response time, 4.9 in professionalism, 4.8 in flexibility and 4.7 in value.

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