The B.O.B

20 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About The B.O.B

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, ceremony, reception, engagement party, showers and other wedding events. They offer bar and catering services, event planners, event rentals, lighting and sound, set up and clean up. Their event items include AV equipment, chairs, dance floors, decor, furniture, tables, 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 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
  • House beer, wine and liquor
  • Signature drinks
  • Buffet plated meals
  • Dessert
  • Cocktail reception
  • Hors d’oeuvres
  • Servers
  • Tastings

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10 Reviews for The B.O.B

Recommended by 94% of couples


4.7 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.7
  • Professionalism 4.5
  • Flexibility 4.8
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 4.7
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    William · Married on 05/26/2012

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    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!

    Sent on 06/04/2012
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    Ashley · Married on 08/13/2011

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    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!

    Sent on 08/19/2011

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The B.O.B FAQ

  • 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? $ 1,500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 1,500.00
  • 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? $ 15.00
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service? Bartender(s), House Beer, House Wine
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue? 300
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue? 100
  • 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, Scenic Views
  • 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, Lighting / Sound, Set Up, 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? Valet, Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season? March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October
  • What months are included in your off-peak season? January, February, November, December

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  • 20 Monroe Ave NW Grand Rapids, MI, 49503 See on map
    616-326-2040 (Phone number)
    Office Hours by Appointment Only 9:00pm - 5:00pm Monday - Saturday

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