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 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!

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10 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
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      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!
  • Katie

    Katie G. · Married on 03/13/2021

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
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      5.0
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    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!

    -Kelsi, Events Director

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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?
    $ 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

Map

  • 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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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.