The Harris Building

111 Division Ave S, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About The Harris Building

The Harris Building is an all-inclusive wedding venue located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. With its historic character, flexible event space, and dedicated staff, the venue guarantees a wedding experience that you and your guests will treasure, and talk about for a lifetime.

We invite you to say "I do" in our breath-taking, 18-foot ceiling domed ballroom, dance the night away on our original hardwood floors, and create unforgettable memories with your loved ones in a breath-taking building.

Provide a stress-free experience for your guests with our complimentary valet service. Save time searching, and party all night with our professional and dynamic in-house DJ. Let our team of event professionals take care of the finer details, and allow yourself to enjoy every precious moment of your special day.

Let's Make Your Event Timeless.

Facilities and Capacity

The Harris Building is conveniently located just off US-131 in downtown Grand Rapids. Built in 1892, on the site of the former Grand Rapids Union, the venue provides a historic backdrop for your special day. The building’s second floor includes an expansive domed ballroom with 18-foot ceilings. Brick walls and craftsman-style woodwork add additional charm for your celebration. Wedding ceremonies held here have a limit of 225 guest chairs, though the venue itself can accommodate up to 300 of your family and friends.

Services Offered

The Harris Building offers event space for a variety of wedding-related events, including engagement parties, showers, elopements, rehearsal dinners, ceremonies, and receptions. Couples will receive professional event planning assistance from the venue’s helpful and professional team of specialists. When working with this event space for your big day, you will also have access to the following wedding services and items:

  • Complimentary Valet Parking
  • Professional DJ, A/V, Lighting Services
  • Dance Floor
  • Black or White Floor-Length Linens
  • Tables & Chairs
  • Event Coordinator
  • Bridal Loft Suite
  • Chandeliers & Lounge-Style Furniture

Additional services offered include decor rental, decor set-up and tear-down services, photo booth rental, and late night food services. These options are available for additional purchase above and beyond the original package pricing.

Cuisine/Bar

The venue works with a list of preferred professional caterers to ensure that your celebration is as stress-free as possible. Various dining services, such as buffets, cocktail receptions, family-style service, hors d’oeuvres, plated service, stations, and others, are all at your disposal. Couples can opt for either a limited or an open bar for their event and can also select from an array of bar services, provided through Distinctive Catering:

  • Bartender(s)
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Beer, Wine, & Liquor
  • Premium Liquor
  • Signature Drinks
  • Specialty Beer & Wine

Interested in Scheduling a Tour?

We would love to meet you and show you our beautiful space! Please contact us today!

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7 Reviews for The Harris Building

Recommended by 100% of couples


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

    Isabella · Getting married on 08/21/2021

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Wonderful most likely booking

    We met with Kelsi who is so sweet and really cares about her couples. She gave us a great walk through both virtual and in person!

    Sent on 06/09/2020

    The Harris Building's reply:

    Thank you for your kind words, Isabella! It was an absolute pleasure meeting you and Matt! You are such a sweet couple! The Harris Building hopes to host you for your special day next year!
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    Hannah Gomez · Getting married on 03/04/2021

    5.0
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    Perfect Wedding Venue


    I am so glad I got married at The Harris Building!
    They truly make wedding planning easy with several built in services and preferred vendors. Their staff is very helpful and quick to respond to emails. We got several compliments from guests on how well run our wedding was and how friendly the staff was. The Harris Building is a beautiful venue and we couldn't have asked for a better wedding. Thank you!

    Sent on 06/04/2020

    The Harris Building's reply:

    Thank you for the kind words, Hannah! We absolutely loved being a part of your special day, and we are so happy that The Harris Building met all of your expectations! Warmest Congratulations!

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The Harris Building 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?
    $ 4995
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 3995
  • 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?
    $ 795
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 795
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Bridal Suite
    Chairs
    Clean Up
    Event Planning
    Lighting/Sound
    Linens
    Parking
    Set Up
    Tables
  • 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
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    3
  • Describe your venue:
    Ballroom
    Banquet Hall
    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
    Elopements
  • What event services do you offer?
    All Inclusive Packages
    Bar Services
    Catering Services
    Clean Up
    Event Planner
    Event Rentals
    Get Ready Rooms
    Lighting / Sound
    Outside Vendors
    Pet Friendly
    Preferred Vendors Only
    Set Up
    Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer?
    Buffet
    Cocktail Reception
    Dessert
    Family Style
    Hors d'oeuvres
    Outside Cake
    Plated
    Server(s)
    Stations
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Bartender(s)
    Champagne Toast
    House Beer
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Limited Bar
    Liquor License
    Open Bar
    Outside Alcohol
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
    Specialty Beer
    Specialty Wine
  • What event items are available?
    Altar/Arch
    Audio Equipment
    Centerpieces
    Chairs
    Chair Covers
    Dance Floor
    Decor
    Drapery
    Furniture
    Lighting
    Photo booth
    Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    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
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    January
    February
    March
    November
    December

1 Wedding Deal & Discount

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    FRIYAY FRIDAY!

    We are offering $350 OFF any Friday reception package in 2021!

    Valid until December 31, 2021. For new clients only. Limited Dates Available.

    This deal will make you want to say FRIYAY!

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  • 111 Division Ave S Grand Rapids, MI, 49503 See on map
    616-548-6631 (Phone number)
    Monday: Appointment Only Tuesday: 10:00am-6:00pm Wednesday: 10:00am-6:00pm Thursday: 12:00pm-8:00pm Friday: 10:00am-4:00pm Saturday: Off/EVENTS Sunday: Off/EVENTS
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