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The Harris Building

Grand Rapids, MI View map Visit website
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
Rating 5.0 out of 5
13 reviews
$3k - $4k For 100 Guests
Up to 250 guests

About

2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$3k - $4k For 100 Guests
Up to 250 guests

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.

Services Offered

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:

  • Complimentary Valet Parking
  • Professional DJ, A/V, Lighting Services
  • Dance Floor
  • Black or White Floor-Length Linens
  • Tables & Chairs
  • Professional Event Coordination Services
  • Bridal Loft Suite
  • Chandeliers & Lounge-Style Furniture
  • Built-in Bar & Catering Prep Kitchen
  • Event Security

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!

Frequently Asked Questions

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?

$4,995

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$3,995

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?

$750

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$750

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 cost of wedding catering?

Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$11

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Open Bar

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

250

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

10

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

2

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

13 Reviews

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5.0
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Recommended by 100% of couples
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    Olivia K. Getting married on 02/03/2023
    Rating 5 out of 5
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    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.

    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!

    Cheers!
    Kelsi, Events Director
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    Hannah D. Married on 11/06/2021
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    Above and Beyond

    Not only was the Harris Building a gorgeous place for our big day, the staff is nothing short of incredible. Kelsi was SO responsive with our tons of questions and put any concern we had to rest. The staff the day of could not have been more helpful. Our day was perfect for us. I seriously had the best time of my life and a lot of that was thanks to The Harris Building. I cannot recommend them enough.

Awards

  • 13
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner

Pricing

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Map

111 Division Ave S Grand Rapids, MI, 49503
6162562535

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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The Harris Building frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at The Harris Building?

The Harris Building includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At The Harris Building, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

The Harris Building includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Server(s)

At The Harris Building, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at The Harris Building includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • House Beer
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
  • Open Bar

What are the most important characteristics of The Harris Building in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by The Harris Building for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Hall
  • Historic Building
  • Loft

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at The Harris Building for wedding events?

The Harris Building offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor

What kind of wedding events does The Harris Building offer?

The Harris Building offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements

What services does The Harris Building offer for wedding events?

The Harris Building offers the following services for wedding events:
  • 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 furniture and decorations does The Harris Building have available for wedding events?

The Harris Building offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Altar/Arch
  • Audio Equipment
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Chair Covers
  • Dance Floor
  • Decor
  • Drapery
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Photo booth
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend The Harris Building and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

The Harris Building is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.

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