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Reception
$1,000 starting price
Ceremony
$1,500 starting price
Reception
$1,000 starting price
Ceremony
$1,500 starting price

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Unique aesthetic style
Guests comfort
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About

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The Union Pavilion at Railside is a country club-style wedding venue located just 15 minutes from downtown Grand Rapids. Built on the grounds of the Railside Golf Club in Byron Center, MI, The Union boasts expansive views year round with beautiful indoor and outdoor spaces to host your celebration.

Facilities and Capacity

Designed to comfortably accommodate up to 250 guests, The Union is ideal for medium and large events. The one-of-a-kind indoor/outdoor ballroom is drenched in natural light and features vaulted ceilings, stone fireplace, chandeliers, 12-foot windows, exposed wood beams, dance floor and a full bar. Ceremonies are held on the manicured lawn which features a cedar pergola as the focal point.

Services Offered

The Union's executive chef and expert wedding coordinator are adept at tending to every detail and always aim to exceed expectations. Parking, WiFi access and ADA accessibility are included.

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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?

$1,000

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

$1,000

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?

$1,500

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

$1,500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Server(s)

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

1

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Banquet Hall
Country/Golf Club
Garden
Restaurant

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Get Ready Rooms
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Chairs
Lighting
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
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
November
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
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4.6 out of 5 rating
20 Reviews
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85% Recommended by couples
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Rachael K. Sent on 11/05/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Hands down amazing

The Union Pavilion at Railside is a DREAM!! It is absolutely gorgeous! Their outdoor ceremony is the picture perfect place to get married. If you want outdoors + air conditioning (because you LOVE to dance... like me😛) this is the place for you. An entire wall can open to the outdoors. Not to mention the food is delicious, the staff is great, and the atmosphere is amazing! We heard so many positive comments from our guests. Most importantly, Donna is AMAZING to work with! She is insanely fast at responding to emails and/or phone calls. She will make sure your day runs smoothly and is happy to help in any way. If I could give Donna, her staff, and the Union Pavilion 10 stars I would! They are hands down the BEST venue to work with when planning your special day!
Kendra
Kendra Sent on 04/03/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Railside golf course

Perfect place for a wedding with the ceremony right out in front of the new pavilion they’re building. Which is beautiful on the inside with a stoned fire place and matching behind the bar. Also, they offer a great bridal suite to get ready in so you’re close to everything that’s going on!
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Alisha Sent on 08/11/2017
5 out of 5 rating
Beautiful outdoor tented venue! The lights at night are stunning! Lots of good photo locations (fun on golf carts). Beautiful room to get ready in.
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Awards

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Team

Kristie Emmons
Kristie Emmons
Event Sales Manager

Kristie has over 20 years of event planning experience in Grand Rapids and throughout the Midwest. Her vast experience allows her to visualize every facet of an event incorporating overall design, food, beverage, and unique event details. She works with brides and their families to ensure all aspects of their very special day are perfect.

Professional Network & Endorsements

2 Endorsements
Perfect Reception Mobile DJ Service Perfect Reception Mobile DJ Service Wedding DJs

Railside is a great choice for a wedding reception. I recently DJ'd an outdoor wedding outdoors there under the tent, and the setting was truly idyllic. Railside has a solid reputation for running a tight ship, and from what I could see it's well-earned.

Eastern Floral Eastern Floral Wedding Florists

What a beautiful Venue! We LOVE the outdoor ceremony and reception location. The staff is lovely and great to work with.

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