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.
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:
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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7 Reviews for The Harris Building
Recommended by 100% of couples
Annie Smith · Married on 04/11/2020
The only venue you need to see
Stop looking for another venue.Sent on 12/17/2019
I cannot say enough praise for the Harris Building/the team there. Karri was so responsive and helpful on literally every request I had. She came in on a Sunday so my husband could see the venue after we booked. We walked into our rehearsal and Karri and her team were literally ON THE FLOOR attaching my welcome sign to a foam board so it looked better than what I had originally delivered to them. I had very specific requests for music and timing during our ceremony, they figured it out with ease and it was literally perfect. The staff was AWESOME. We had a medical emergency during our reception which they handled with ease and professionalism. They were so kind and accommodating to all of us. Finally, the space is to die for. We took pictures in the basement and they were the best pictures of all that my photographer got - gorgeous light in a beautiful setting. The set-up of the venue is perfect. I've been to so many weddings where you're either traveling to one setting to another, or there's a long wait between events, and it really drags the whole day down. Our guests went seamlessly from one spot to the next. I have no complaints, only excessive gratitude for the team at the Harris.
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!
Hannah Gomez · Getting married on 03/04/2021
Perfect Wedding Venue
Sent on 06/04/2020
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!
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!
The Harris Building Price Rates
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!