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Waddell Center

Grand Rapids, MI View map Visit website

About

The Waddell Center is a stylish banquet hall wedding venue located in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan. This property offers ample space for an array of wedding events as well as quality catering, accommodating staff, and a warm and friendly atmosphere for your celebration.

Facilities and Capacity

This modern venue has been custom designed by local architects to offer the best in comfort and style for a range of wedding occasions such as engagement parties, rehearsal dinners, ceremonies, and receptions. Their spacious banquet hall features wooden flooring, high ceilings, and original brickwork. Exposed wooden beams decorated with cafe lights cast a warm, magical glow over this event room, offering a fairytale setting for your celebration. This space can comfortably accommodate up to 250 seated guests and up to 300 guests for an open reception.

The Waddell Center also offers a unique ceremony space on the property for up to 130 guests, so your wedding party can seamlessly transition from ceremony to reception within the venue. Ample free parking is also provided on site.

Cuisine

Distinctive Catering is the exclusive caterer to the Waddell Center. This award-winning catering company has been serving top-quality cuisine alongside impeccable service since 1995. Their experienced culinary team offers an extensive menu and serving options to suit the needs and preferences of your event. They also provide a comprehensive Premier Reception Package that includes a dinner buffet with selected menu, bar service, linens, china, flatware, a selection of tables and chairs, and room rental.

Services Offered

The Waddell Center aims to offer everything you could need to plan and execute your perfect wedding event. Their friendly and accommodating staff are on hand to assist you in making the most of their venue, offering setup and cleanup for your convenience. Staff can supply couples with an extensive list of tried and trusted vendors to enhance your day. A range of event items is also provided. These include:

  • Dance floor
  • Decor
  • Audio equipment
  • Altar/arch
  • Lighting
  • Furniture

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?

$1,500

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?

$500

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

$500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
China
Clean Up
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
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?

$10.95

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
House Beer
House Wine

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

250

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
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Set Up

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Altar/Arch
Audio Equipment
Chairs
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Decor
Furniture
Lighting
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Chocolate Fountain
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking

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
Rated
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Recommended by 100% of couples
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  • Mercedes
    Mercedes G. Married on 10/09/2021
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    Stunning Venue

    Absolutely beautiful. I didn’t have many decorations of my own, but the place is breathtaking on its own that we didn’t need to add very many of our own. When we went to set up the staff was very attentive and accommodating. The ceremony space was a bit small for how many people we had attend. I would say 100-115 people is a more practical number. A little crowded for how many they set up for us. You literally will not find anywhere else in downtown GR for this price with such natural beauty! Price includes venue for reception and ceremony.
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    Rachel G. Married on 05/11/2019
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    Beautiful Venue and Amazing Staff!

    The venue was absolutely beautiful and made our wedding vision truly come to life. The venue comes with a fair bit of decoration which reduced the amount of decoration and rentals that we were required to provide. The prices were extremely reasonable for a all rentals (tables, chairs, linens, flatware, ect.) included, a great menu selection, and a great bar package. The staff was helpful, friendly, and provided wonderful customer service. We received so many complements on the food as well as the overall venue. We are so happy we decided to go with the Waddell Center for our Reception Venue - we could not have been happier with how our reception went!

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1115 Taylor N Grand Rapids, MI, 49503
616-538-4384
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