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The Fetzer Center

Kalamazoo, MI View map
4.8 out of 5 rating
40 reviews
$7k - $8k For 100 Guests
Up to 200 guests

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$7k - $8k For 100 Guests
Up to 200 guests

The Fetzer Center is a wedding venue located in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Situated on Western Michigan University’s campus, this event space provides a welcoming atmosphere for weddings of varying sizes. Whether you’re planning an intimate affair or a grand celebration, the dedicated event staff will delight in making your dream wedding a reality.

Facilities and Capacity

This venue features both indoor and outdoor event spaces to accommodate weddings. Couples may declare their vows in front of their loved ones on the garden patio, hosting up to 100 guests. The atrium lobby is ideal for indoor ceremonies, cocktail hours, and other wedding activities. For larger events, couples can utilize the expansive banquet hall, which has enough room for up to 200 people. Here, the newlyweds and their loved ones will enjoy large windows that allow for an abundance of natural light.

Services Offered

The Fetzer Center offers a memorable setting for a variety of wedding-related celebrations, such as engagement parties, bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, ceremonies, and receptions. With over 20 years of experience in organizing events, the venue’s professional team of planners is well equipped to help bring wedding visions to life. All-inclusive wedding packages are available, which include Chivari and padded folding chairs, linens, centerpieces, lighting, and more. In addition, couples will receive a complimentary ice sculpture along with a one-month membership to West Hills Athletic Club.

Cuisine

When booking your special day here, you’ll have access to a delicious selection of catering options. The experienced catering team can provide various fruits, cheeses, and hot hors d’oeuvres for cocktail hours along with plated entrees or a buffet meal. Couples may choose between a hosted or cash bar and can avail of the following bar services:

  • Bartender(s)
  • Champagne toast
  • House beer, liquor, and wine
  • Outside alcohol
  • Premium liquor
  • Signature drink
  • Specialty beer

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?

$800

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

$800

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

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$500

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

$500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$6

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

Bartender(s)
House Liquor
House Wine

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

200

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

13

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Banquet Hall

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Get Ready Rooms
Lighting / Sound
Pet Friendly
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
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
Outside Alcohol
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer

What event items are available?

Altar/Arch
Chairs
Dance Floor
Decor
Furniture
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
July
August
September
October
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
November
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Recommended by 97% of couples
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    Satina D. Married on 08/09/2020
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    Dunigan Wedding

    Our wedding day was September 20, 2019 and everything was perfect!! Stacey and her staff out did themselves. The food was excellent!!!

    The Fetzer Center's reply:

    Thank you so much for the review Satina! We were honored to help you with your special day, you did such a great job decorating the space, it was truly a beautiful day.
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    Elaina S. Married on 06/14/2019
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    Wedding reception

    We used the Fezter center for our June wedding reception. From the very start, we really liked everyone there, especially our wedding coordinator Stacy. Stacy was so friendly and easy to work with, not to mention very professional. She was very accommodating. I had some last minute changes I wanted and she was able to make it happen for us! The staff there is very friendly and professional. Everyone there made our wedding day special and everything ran so smoothly. We were very pleased with them and would recommend them to anyone for any event! Great place, thank you Stacy and staff for making our wedding day a great one!

    The Fetzer Center's reply:

    Thank you so much for the review Elaina! We so appreciate you selecting the Fetzer Center as your wedding venue, I had a great time working with you and helping to create your perfect wedding day.
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    Patricia Married on 08/25/2018
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    Great place Outdoor wedding the garden was wonderful Mrs. Stacy Linder-Travis was awesome
    WMU staff was great.

    The Fetzer Center's reply:

    Thank you so much for the review Patricia! We were honored to help you with your special day, it was great working with your family.
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Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner

Professional Network & Endorsements

2 Endorsements
Mid Michigan Entertainment Mid Michigan Entertainment Wedding DJs

What a great Venue, if your looking for a venue in West Michigan this place is really nice and the Staff is Amazing to work with! Highly recommend! Lou Santini MidMichiganDjs

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A great place for your wedding and reception, and the food and service is outstanding. Give them a call for your wedding or special event. You will be glad that you did. www.weddingwire.com/floralcreationsbysharon

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The Fetzer Center frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at The Fetzer Center?

The Fetzer Center includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At The Fetzer Center, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

The Fetzer Center includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Server(s)

At The Fetzer Center, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at The Fetzer Center includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine

What are the most important characteristics of The Fetzer Center in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by The Fetzer Center for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Hall

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at The Fetzer Center for wedding events?

The Fetzer Center offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does The Fetzer Center offer?

The Fetzer Center offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does The Fetzer Center offer for wedding events?

The Fetzer Center offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • All Inclusive Packages
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Pet Friendly
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does The Fetzer Center have available for wedding events?

The Fetzer Center offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Altar/Arch
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Decor
  • Furniture
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend The Fetzer Center and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

The Fetzer Center is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.8 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in quality of service, 4.9 in value, 4.8 in average response time, 4.8 in flexibility and 4.8 in professionalism.

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