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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101 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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    Lindsy · Married on 05/26/2019

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    Beautiful Venue with LOTS of Charm!

    The Goei Center was the perfect spot for our wedding! We had a little over 100 guests - the space didn't seem too cramped and it didn't come across as empty either. Lots of modern/industrial charm in this venue!

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    The Goei Center's reply:

    Thank you for such a kind review Lindsy! We loved having you here in our space! Hope the first month of marriage has been nothing but the best for you and Travis!
  • Jordan

    Jordan · Married on 05/24/2019

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    Great staff and service!

    We loved having our reception at the Goei Center! The staff was so friendly, helpful, flexible, and truly made the day special for us. Everything turned out so beautifully, and it was nice not to have to worry about anything. Having the two separate rooms was perfect, we were able to have cocktail hour in one and dinner and dancing in the other. I do think they are a bit on the pricy side, but with how great they are to work with and how much they do, it was worth it.

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    The Goei Center's reply:

    Thank you for such a sweet review Jordan!! We love hearing that everything turned out just the way you dreamed and we are so happy you did not have to worry about a thing - that is always our goal!! You and Cory were SO great to work with! Wishing you both nothing but the best!

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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
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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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  • 818 Butterworth St SW Grand Rapids, MI, 49504 See on map
    616-414-4908 (Phone number)

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