The Lit

61 Sheldon Blvd. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 Map · Phone number
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About The Lit

The Lit is a historic wedding venue located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Located in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids, this historic venue has been able to host to a variety of events since it was built in 1886, including presidential visits, lectures, community events, and weddings. The Lit is in the Ladies Literary Club building of Grand Rapids—traditionally an auditorium used for local performances and national talent—that has been reimagined into a unique banquet-style event space. Newly renovated to maintain the old world charm that boasts throughout the venue with seating for up to 175 guests, The Lit is designed to fit the needs of your event with an expert staff and plenty of options for your big day.

Facilities and Capacity

This venue offers just the right amount of character and flexibility to make any event magical, thanks to the hand-done woodwork, chandeliers, beautiful stage, and historic paintings. The Lit’s main hall has seating for up to 175 guests, while the stage is a great place to showcase the ceremony, DJ, or band throughout the event. The Lobby is the perfect spot for cocktail hour, with a bar and alcohol service available. The Lit also provides a on-site bridal suite with makeup stations, a shower, and mini bar so that you and your wedding party have a comfortable space to get ready in.

Services Offered

Whether you decide to host your wedding events, corporate event, birthday party, reunion, or lecture here, The Lit offers a variety of services so that you are sure to enjoy your time in this charming space. This historic venue will provide chairs, tables, lighting, and a sound system to complete your special event, as well as set up and clean up. In addition to providing plenty of space and a variety of services for your wedding ceremony and reception, The Lit is also available to host engagement parties, bridal showers, and rehearsal dinners.

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The Lit 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?
    $ 1750.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 1750.00
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    No
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Bridal Suite
    Chairs
    Lighting/Sound
    Set Up
    Tables
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
    175
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    2
  • Describe your venue:
    Ballroom
    Banquet Hall
    Historic Building
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Bridal Shower
    Engagement Party
    Elopements
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer?
    Get Ready Rooms
    Liability Insurance
    Lighting / Sound
    Outside Vendors
    Set Up
    Wifi
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Bartender(s)
    Champagne Toast
    Limited Bar
    Open Bar
    Outside Alcohol
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
    Specialty Beer
    Specialty Wine
  • What event items are available?
    Audio Equipment
    Centerpieces
    Chairs
    Lighting
    Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Valet
    Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    May
    June
    July
    August
    September
    October
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    January
    February
    March
    April
    November
    December

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  • 61 Sheldon Blvd. SE Grand Rapids, MI, 49503 See on map
    616-253-6072 (Phone number)
    by appointment only

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