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 to your celebration. Wedding ceremonies held here have a limit of 200 guest chairs, though the venue itself can accommodate up to 250 of your family and friends.
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 have access to the following wedding services and items included in your rental package:
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.
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:
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We would love to meet you and show you our beautiful space! Please contact us today!
10 Reviews for The Harris Building
Recommended by 100% of couples
Olivia K. · Getting married on 02/03/2023
Flexible, Helpful, and GORGEOUS
The Harris Building venue itself is absolutely gorgeous and big enough to host a ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception in the same space. We not only fell in love with the elegant, yet warm space, but the staff, specifically Kelsi Gaunt, was absolutely INCREDIBLE. Planning a wedding during COVID-19 wasn't ideal, but Kelsi worked with us every step of the way and went above and beyond to make sure that our day was absolutely perfect.Sent on 04/08/2021
The Harris Building's reply:Olivia & Matt, thank you so much for this very sweet review! It was such a joy hosting your wedding in our venue, and working with you both! You are champions for planning a wedding during a global pandemic! The day was beautiful, and we look forward to celebrating with you again (and all of your family & friends) this December!
Isabella · Getting married on 08/21/2021
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!
Katie G. · Married on 03/13/2021
Beautiful Venue, Amazing Staff!
I had my intimate ceremony and dinner here this past weekend and it was just beautiful! From the moment we toured the venue, we knew that we had to book it for our wedding, and the entire process from start to finish was really amazing! The staff is so friendly and quick to respond to emails/phone calls! We worked closely with Kelsi for all of our event planning and cannot say enough positive things about her! For one, she is super sweet and very genuine! My husband and I felt very comfortable working with her and knew that our special day was in good hands. While we planned a wedding during a global pandemic, The Harris Building truly could not have handled it any better; they were always understanding, supportive, and provided so much help/advice! If you are looking for a venue that is breathtaking, look no further! We are so happy that we had our wedding at the Harris Building!Sent on 03/15/2021
The Harris Building's reply:Your wedding day was just PERFECT, Katie! We loved working with you and Matt! Thank you for trusting us to handle all of the details for your big day in our venue, and also for always remaining patient and understanding with us as we worked through all of the regulations/restrictions regarding COVID-19. It was an absolute pleasure getting to know you both better, and I wish you all of the best in your new marriage! I am going to miss laughing with you and Matt over our FaceTime meetings! Warmest Congratulations!
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