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Paddock Place

Up to 300 guests


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.

Services Offered
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
  • Parking
  • Preferred vendors only
  • Setup
  • 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:

  • Buffet
  • Cocktail reception
  • Family style
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Plated
  • Server(s)
  • Stations

Other Services
Paddock Place also provides many in-house bar services for your special day. The wedding bar services they offer include:

  • Bartender(s)
  • 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?


Describe your venue:

Historic Building

What kind of settings are available?

Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Catering Services
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance

What catering services do you offer?

Cocktail Reception
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake

What bar services do you provide?

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 food and beverage items are available?


What transportation and access is available?

Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?


What months are included in your off-peak season?

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    We are so happy we decided to go with Paddock Place for our wedding reception! We had about 75 guests so we rented both the Tuscan & Drawing Room. The space has so much character. The food was great. Everything was perfect. A very special thank to you to Felicia for being exceptional from beginning to end- it would not have been the same without you!
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    Highly Recommend Paddock Place!

    We had our wedding reception at Paddock Place in December. I LOVED this venue! They are super flexible and easy to work with. Felicia was made the entire process fun and simple. They do all of the catering, set up, and take down in house. The inside and outside are beautifully decorated for each holiday and season making for great pictures! There is plenty of parking and guests can leave their cars overnight. I absolutely loved working with the staff here and would highly recommend them!!
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    Heidi assisted us in planning my bridal shower at Mangiamo, Grand Rapids in the Library Room. Several of our guests commented that it was the most beautiful bridal shower they had ever been to! The staff were wonderful and the food was fantastic as always. I highly recommend planning an event here! Thank you Mangiamo for a wonderful experience!
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