Located in Grand Rapids, Michigan, St. Cecilia Music Center is a historic wedding venue. A 126-year-old setting, this music hall sits in the heart of the city’s downtown area and has a vibrant, memorable atmosphere. Event and facility director Carla Messing is on hand to help you make the most of this distinctive space. Both ceremony and reception are welcomed here, as well as pre-wedding gatherings and rehearsal dinner.
Facilities and Capacity
St. Cecilia Music Center welcomes ceremonies with up to 400 guests and receptions with up to 184 attendees. With four unique spaces to choose from, you are free to select the setting that best aligns with your vision. The Royce Auditorium, with a grand stage and 650 seats, is perfect for ceremonies and vow renewals with large guest lists. Elegant neutral tones and vintage light fixtures add to the unique charm and character of this room. The Wege Recital Hall, meanwhile, is suited for more intimate celebrations. Ceremonies and standing receptions held here can have 100 guests, while there is enough space for a seated banquet with 48 attendees. A raised platform in front of the windows is a natural focal point, perfect for your ceremony or the head table. This room also contains two grand pianos and a fireplace. The Dexter Ballroom embodies classic elegance with plentiful natural light, arches, and crisp, neutral tones. The music hall’s largest banquet space, it has its own restrooms, kitchen, and two Steinway grand pianos. Banquet tables and chairs are included with each of these spaces for added ease.
The team at St. Cecilia Music Center is happy to take care of setting up your space before the day begins, and clearing everything away when the last guest leaves. They have an extensive list of caterers that they recommend for complementing your celebration. There is some onsite parking, with plenty of other parking lots within walking distance of the hall. Audio equipment and lighting facilities are available to enhance both the ceremony and reception. A wheelchair-accessible property, an elevator is available to take you and your guests to event spaces on the upper floors.
18 Reviews for St. Cecilia Music Center
Recommended by 97% of couples
Ciara Pink · Married on 03/28/2020
Planning During COVID-19
I have been working with this venue for our reception during the global pandemic of COVID-19. They have been so flexible and kind and helpful in every way imaginable! Carla is a dream to work with, and the venue itself is so so beautiful. I would recommend this venue to everyone I know. They make wedding plan feel so easy!Sent on 08/17/2020
Samantha · Married on 05/11/2019
The perfect gem in the heart of Grand Rapids
Such an incredibly beautiful and unique venue!! My husband and I could not have been more impressed with the ease of the process to have our wedding here and how beautiful it was on the day of. Carla, the event coordinator for St. Cecilia, was amazing and always so incredibly timely in her responses! I 1000% recommend this hidden gem as your reception venue!!Sent on 05/29/2019
Angie · Married on 04/30/2016
This venue is beyond gorgeous. We had our ceremony in the President's Room and reception in the ball room. We hardly needed any decorations because the venue itself is so beautiful. The team at St. Cecilia was awesome to work with and they made our big day go so smoothly. I highly recommend this venue.Sent on 06/10/2016