The B.O.B. (an acronym for Big Old Building) is a flexible downtown Grand Rapids special event and banquet space with multiple rooms that can hold as few as 20 guests individually or up to 2,000 when combined. The 70,000-square-foot, four-story, red brick building is the perfect venue for social occasions like weddings, receptions, Mitzvahs, quinceaneras, and birthday parties, as well as corporate functions like business meetings, product launches, and company holiday parties.
Recommended by 94% of couples
Rachael · Married on 10/10/2015
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 · Married on 05/26/2012
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!
Ashley · Married on 08/13/2011
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!