Weddings

The Lit

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About

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.

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?

$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
6162143120 (1)

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