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 200 guests, The Lit is designed to fit the needs of your event with an expert staff and plenty of options for your big day.
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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 200 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 an 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.
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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Callie leads the sales team at Rye Venues with her 10 years of industry experience. She is a Michigan State University Alumni with a degree in Hospitality Business (Go Green!) and has worked in Southeast Michigan, Florida, and West Michigan in every area of events including planning, catering, sales and operations
Her experience and knowledge of the industry is a great resource for clients and her passion for the industry is easily recognized when she's touring clients through our space.
When she’s not busy touring clients through our space she enjoys cooking, listening to her extensive vinyl record collection, and relaxing with her cat Toby and dog Bugsy.
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