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Reception
$2,000 starting price
Bar service
$20 per person
Reception
$1,500 starting price
Bar service
$20 per person
These prices are available for the months of May through October. These prices are available for the months of November through April.

About

On WeddingWire since 2016

The B.O.B is a wedding and event venue in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The B.O.B or Big Old Building is a flexible space in downtown Grand Rapids. The building is 70,000 square feet, four stories tall, and made of beautiful red bricks.

Facilities and Capacity
Eve is a posh event space with seating for 125 guests. You and your wedding party enter above the crowd on a dramatically lit walkway and through a glass entrance. Eve features a central bar, little coves and corners for privacy, a large dance floor, DJ booth, energetic lighting, and modern furnishings.

L3vel is located on the third floor of The B.O.B and is a great space for large weddings and celebrations. It has an industrial warehouse feel and can accommodate 300 guests. L3vel features two smaller rooms. The East Room can be used separately for smaller parties and for large events while the Alcove is an additional space that offers soft seating and a private entertainment area.

H.O.M.E., the House of Music & Entertainment, is a casual space with rustic and warehouse vibes. The space features two large bars, a dance floor, stage with lighting, audio and visual capabilities, and an outdoor patio. H.O.M.E. can accommodate 200 guests, perfect for your cocktail hour!

Services Offered
The B.O.B can host your rehearsal dinner, wedding reception, engagement party, showers and other wedding events. They offer bar and catering services, on-site venue coordination, event rentals, lighting and sound, set up and clean up. Their event items include AV equipment, tables, chairs, decor, furniture, barware, china, flatware, glassware and linens. Their team of event specialists work closely with you to plan every detail of your big day. They take care of all your needs to execute a flawless event that will surpass your expectations.

Cuisine
The B.O.B. offers in-house bar and catering services for all your wedding events. They have menus for appetizers, plated meals, buffets, BBQ, desserts, breakfast, lunch, and drinks. Their catering team helps you create custom menus with food items, desserts and drinks that all pair well together. Their bar and catering services include:

  • Bartenders
  • Cash, limited and open bar
  • Champagne toast
  • Variety of beer, wine and liquor
  • Signature drinks
  • Buffet & plated meals
  • Dessert
  • Cocktail reception
  • Hors d’oeuvres
  • Servers
  • Tastings

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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?

$2,000

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

$1,500

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

No

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
China
Clean Up
Flatware
Glassware
Lighting/Sound
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?

$20

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

Bartender(s)
House Beer
House Wine

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

5

Describe your venue:

Brewery
Historic Building
Loft
Restaurant

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor

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?

Accommodations
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Liability Insurance
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
Chairs
Dance Floor
Furniture
Lighting
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

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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Reviews of The B.O.B

4.7 out of 5 rating
4.7 out of 5 rating
10 Reviews
94% recommend it
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    4.7 out of 5 rating
  • Average response time
    4.7 out of 5 rating
  • Professionalism
    4.5 out of 5 rating
  • Value
    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    4.8 out of 5 rating
Weddingwire
4.7/5 10 reviews
Google
4.1/5 3466 reviews
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Rachael Sent on 01/20/2016
5 out of 5 rating
I loved having my wedding at the B.O.B. We had our reception at the Top of the B.O.B. (3rd floor) and it was more than enough room for our 150 guests. The manager, Carolyn, was extremely helpful and accommodating to our every need. She was so prompt in returning emails and calls. We even had to change the number of guests <24 hours before our wedding date and she still arranged for that.

The food at the BOB is delicious. I highly recommend the gouda potatoes!! But everything we had (buffet style) was yummy, and they helped move all our guests through the buffet quickly and efficiently. They even boxed up food for us to take home later!

I can't imagine a venue that could have been better for my wedding, and best of all, the value for what we paid was amazing! I couldn't believe that I could have my dream wedding at such a reasonable price. It made me very grateful. I highly recommend the BOB!
William
William Sent on 06/04/2012
5 out of 5 rating
Everything was so good! We loved working with the staff here, and Charlie was the best event manager we could have asked for! He even had some of the leftover food boxed up for us to take with us after the wedding!
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Ashley Sent on 08/19/2011
5 out of 5 rating
We had our reception at EVE in the BOB. It was a combination of contemporary elegance. Gilmore Collection did a wonderful job of accomodating our ever request to make our day perfect. The wait staff was personable and attentive. The food turned out fantastic and guests have raved!
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