Paddock Place is a historic wedding venue located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. This 19th-century mansion and its grounds can provide the romantic setting for your once-in-a-lifetime celebration.
Facilities and Capacity
Paddock Place offers both indoor and outdoor venue options for an unforgettable ceremony and reception. Their event space includes a beautiful gated lawn and historically appointed private banquet rooms and features a wine cellar, tap room, sun porch, and several open rooms with beautiful restored hardwood floors to complement hand-carved wood trim, marble fireplaces, and vintage chandeliers. The lawn can accommodate up to 150 guests, and the private banquet rooms can fit smaller, more intimate parties. The Porch and Tuscan Room accommodate 45 guests, the Drawing Room can accommodate 55, the Red Room 40 guests, and the Blue Room 33 guests.
Paddock Place offers many services for a seamless and stress-free experience, so that you can enjoy your big day with your loved ones. The venue is available to host ceremonies, receptions, bridal showers, engagement parties, and rehearsal dinners. The wedding-related services they provide for your special day include:
- Bar services
- Catering services
- Get-ready rooms
- Liability insurance
- Preferred vendors only
- Wheelchair access
Paddock Place offers the convenience of in-house catering for your wedding day. The venue is owned and operated by the catering company, Gilmore Catering, providing chef-inspired, customized catering menus. The venue will also supply all needed barware, china, flatware, glassware, and linens for your event. The serving styles they offer include:
- Cocktail reception
- Family style
- Hors d'oeuvres
Paddock Place also provides many in-house bar services for your special day. The wedding bar services they offer include:
- Cash bar
- Champagne toast
- House Beer, liquor, and wine
- Limited bar
- Liquor license
- Open bar
- Premium liquor
- Signature drink
- Specialty beer and wine
Paddock Place was constructed in 1873 by Augustus Paddock during the lumbering boom of the mid-1800s when Grand Rapids was just a fledgling city and furniture manufacturing was beginning to thrive. Well over a century later the Gilmore family transformed the mansion and grounds into a unique event space for parties, tastings, live music, and catered events.
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