The Goei Center

818 Butterworth St SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About The Goei Center

For the couples who love architectural history and modern finesse, check out The Goei Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan. This historic loft-style venue sits in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids and appeals to couples seeking both urban elegance and industrial-chic class. The Goei Center originally served as the Kindel Furniture Factory and was restored back to its original splendor.

Facilities and Capacity
Couples may host large weddings with up to 400 guests within The Goei Center. Exposed brick walls and original wood beams contrast with the crystal chandeliers and twinkling lights, making this wedding venue classic, unique and unforgettable. This venue has earned the Couple’s Choice Award from WeddingWire many years in a row.

Services Offered
The Goei Center is a full-service wedding venue with an on-site bar and event coordination available. The venue also offers additional services like:

  • Bridal suite
  • Event planning
  • Event rentals
  • In-house bar
  • Liability insurance
  • Setup
  • Wireless internet
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99 Reviews for The Goei Center

Recommended by 99% of couples


4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value 4.8
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Emily Goldberg · Married on 03/03/2019

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    Wonderful Staff, Beautiful Venue

    We booked the Goei Center for our wedding on March 3rd, 2019 and I honestly can't recommend the venue enough. The reason we booked it in the first place was for their beautiful building and how close it was to downtown GR. But after working with them for a little while I found out that the best part of the venue wasn't the venue itself but the people working for it! I worked with two beautiful ladies, Michaela and Kylie. Both of them answered every question I had (of which there were many!) quickly and were both extremely helpful, informative, and friendly! They were laid back but still very on top of what was going on and were always quick to help if I might need anything. On top of doing a fabulous job planning the wedding and coordinating it with me, they also did a great job helping everything run smoothly the day of as well. Overall the whole experience was amazing, mostly due to those two ladies. Thank you so much, Michaela and Kylie, and to the Goei Center for helping us have such an amazing day! ❤️

    Sent on 03/22/2019

    The Goei Center's reply:

    Aww Emily, such a sweet review! You guys were the absolute greatest to work with, we loved being able to be a part of your special day! So glad you guys enjoyed your wedding here at the Goei Center! I hope the first month of marriage has been nothing but the best for you and Jack! :)
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    Megan Yee · Married on 10/26/2018

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    Awesome, would have another event here!

    I actually had the pleasure of working with several different coordinators at different times throughout my wedding. Each was professional, responsive and flexible. It was comforting knowing I didn't have to worry about anything at the venue. Everything was easy, seemless and the day of the actual wedding was perfect. I'd recommend The Goei not only for their venue, but also the staff, it was a pleasure to work with them!

    Sent on 12/06/2018

    The Goei Center's reply:

    Megan you are so sweet! Thank you so much for your kind review! We absolutely loved working with you and Matt. Wishing you both nothing but happiness in the years to come!

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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2013 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2012 Winner

The Goei Center 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? $ 3,900.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 2,900.00
  • 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? $ 500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? $ 500.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Bridal Suite, Chairs, Clean Up, Event Planning, Glassware, Lighting/Sound, Parking, Set Up, Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering? Server(s)
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 2
  • Describe your venue: Historic Building, Loft
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service? Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party
  • What event services do you offer? Bar Services, Clean Up, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Get Ready Rooms, Liability Insurance, Set Up, Wifi
  • What bar services do you provide? Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
  • What event items are available? Altar/Arch, Audio Equipment, Chairs, Dance Floor, Furniture, Lighting, Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available? Barware, Glassware, Linens
  • What transportation and access is available? Parking, Valet, Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season? April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
  • What months are included in your off-peak season? January, February, March

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12 Endorsements

  • Perfect Reception Mobile DJ Service
    Perfect Reception Mobile DJ Service Wedding DJs

    The Goei Center is a former factory that's been repurposed as a banquet/special events facility. So it is very unique, with lots of wood and brick throughout. I have DJ'd several events at the Goei and have been impressed every time.

  • The Catering Co.
    The Catering Co. Wedding Caterers

    The Goei Center is such a unique facility that allows each client to really make the space their own! The staff is top notch and always goes above and beyond for each client. Lindsay is so helpful and you can tell she really wants every couple to have the best day of their lives. If you want to enjoy every step of the planning with your venue - choose the Goei Center! You and your guests will not be disappointed.

  • DreamScape Desserts
    DreamScape Desserts Wedding Cakes

    We love working with the Goei Center! The venue is beautiful and the staff is excellent and friendly. We have done many weddings there, the organization and scheduling is fantastic and definitely helps the day of a wedding go along smoothly. We recommend the Goei Center and will certainly continue to do so!

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    616-414-4908 (Phone number)

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