Applause Catering Venues

The BISSELL Tree House, situated on one of Grand Rapids highest points, is John Ball Zoo’s most picturesque indoor event space. It’s designed to showcase the sweeping view toward downtown and it sparkles with elegance.

Whether you choose to host a seated meal or a casual cocktail party on the wrap-around deck, the BISSELL Tree House makes a memorable backdrop for any meaningful event in your life.

John Ball Zoo will provide transportation to the BISSELL Tree House.

Cornerstone University is dedicated to assisting you in finding the perfect venue for your next event based on your specific needs. We are always looking to partner with organizations and groups that have values in alignment with our mission, and we would be glad to explore an adjusted price point based on your circumstance.

Whether celebrating life’s special moments in a tranquil garden setting or simply looking for a unique location for a party, business meeting, retreat or special occasion, Meijer Gardens is the ideal location for a social or corporate event.

With 132 acres showcasing internationally acclaimed sculptures and themed gardens, Meijer Gardens has multiple event spaces that provide you with diverse options for any event. Free parking and admission to garden areas, audiovisual and certified technical specialists, creative catering choices and professional event coordinators will make every event a memorable, one-of-a-kind experience.

Meijer Gardens has recently received awards in the categories of Best Meeting/Event Venue (Outside of Detroit Metro, No Hotel) and Best Summertime Venue from Michigan Meetings + Events Magazine.

Since its debut in early 2017, GLC Live at 20 Monroe is the state-of-the-art venue in Grand Rapids. A new home for live music, entertainment and special events, GLC Live at 20 Monroe has features that allows the venue to accommodate nearly 2600 patrons for live events and scale down to an intimate configuration for all types of special events.

Grand Rapids offers a wide range of cultural events and opportunities for entertainment, and GRAM is conveniently located right in the heart of the city, within walking distance of downtown hotels, shops and more.

As the world’s first LEED® Gold-certified Art Museum, GRAM’s beautiful architecture enhances the experience of every event. With a stunning city view and changing exhibitions as a backdrop, GRAM will help you create an experience to remember.

Imagine your wedding ceremony or reception at the GRPM: Your guests will admire the beauty of this gorgeous and convenient downtown location. After the Main Event, they can take a stroll down memory lane through “The Streets of Old Grand Rapids” or just enjoy a memorable ride on our carousel. Our three-story Galleria has a spectacular riverfront view of the lights and splendor of downtown Grand Rapids— and is within walking distance of major hotels. Both indoor and outdoor ceremony locations are available to make your day a first-class experience in the most unique setting.

The Goei Center, pronounced “Go E” Center, is a place for community collaboration, creativity, imagination and developing ideas.

Whether you need to host an event for hundreds or only require enough space for a modest business meeting, the Goei Center can provide an excellent venue and top notch service for your party. When you are seeking out Grand Rapids banquet halls for the right space for you, turn to us to make your event a memorable one. We would love for you to stop in and have a look around. Please feel free to give us a call to learn more. If you are planning on holding your event at the Goei Center, contact us now to make an appointment.


The McKay Tower has served as a historic landmark within the Grand Rapids skyline since the first stories were constructed in 1915.

One of the most unique and elegant venues in Grand Rapids, The Ballroom at McKay hosts lavish weddings, intimate gatherings and groundbreaking events both large and small. The recently remodeled 10,900 square foot space features soaring twenty-six foot ceilings, a classic marble interior and subtle contemporary touches. We would be honored to host your next special event and invite you to be our guest.


Cathedral Square is the vision of the 11th bishop of the Diocese of Grand Rapids, Most Rev. Walter A. Hurley.

Anchored by the Cathedral of Saint Andrew, the Mother Church of the diocese, Cathedral Square is an 11.5-acre campus located in the Heartside Neighborhood of downtown Grand Rapids. Encompassing a three-block area where meandering sidewalks meet peaceful garden settings, Cathedral Square is punctuated by the Italian-style Piazza Secchia, a gift from Joan Secchia situated just outside the main entrance of the cathedral and reminiscent of Michelangelo’s Piazza del Campidoglio in Rome. The piazza serves as a gathering space for outdoor religious celebrations and other events.

From wedding receptions to holiday parties, business meetings to family gatherings, you can trust the event experts at Celebration! Cinema.

In addition to the business of movies, Celebration! Cinema offers a unique setting for all your special events. From wedding receptions to holiday parties, business meetings to family gatherings, you can trust the event experts at Celebration! Events to help your vision become a reality. Thank you for your interest in planning your special event with us.


A Venue for all occasions.

Established in 1883 as St. Cecilia Society by nine Grand Rapids women and named for the legendary patron saint of music.

With a convenient downtown location, rich history and warm, elegant atmosphere, the barrier-free St. Cecilia Music Center building is a perfect location (depending on the size and purpose) of your event. Some perks are the 650-seat acoustically superb Royce Auditorium, a total of seven expertly maintained grand pianos, four of which are Steinway and air conditioning in every room.

The Revel Center is a Grand Rapid’s based wedding venue and corporate event center with capacity to fit up to 200 guests, including your wedding party, comfortably into our space.

Our wedding venue was designed out of the need for an intimate setting that amplifies old world elegance with industrial design. A place where you can see every guest and they can clearly see you. Not too big, and not too small. Intimate.

Boasting an open floor plan, historic charm, convenient location, and handcrafted detail, the Lit is not just any old event space. It is a canvas for you to paint your vision, celebrate with friends, and gather with family. The Lit staff is here to help you, with your needs in mind. We hope that you will trust us to be a part of your adventure.

The Loft at Luna is an elegant, yet rustic wedding and special event venue. Brick and wood tones create a warm familiar atmosphere for your guests, while the high ceiling and pillars give a touch of splendor.

All wedding rentals include access to the space from 10 AM until 12 AM, a variety of hand-built tables, cocktail tables, and black Chiavari chairs that can be set up by staff however you desire, seating up to 175 of your closest friends and family.


This West Side landmark, with its 150-foot iconic smokestack, has been transformed into an event destination like no other in Grand Rapids. Towering historical windows, original exposed brick and structural steel, and soaring open-architecture ceilings recall the bygone days of America’s Gilded Age. With two distinct, expansive, and column-free reception spaces, cocktail lounge, outdoor amphitheater and courtyard, and abundant FREE on-site parking, New Vintage Place is the ideal venue for any event requiring a unique character that will leave an unforgettable impression.

The Gerald & Jane-Ann Postma Center for Worship & Education is a modern facility situated on the wooded campus of Pine Rest. We can provide casual or formal settings for groups and businesses to gather, including professional educational, sales or business meetings, social gatherings or intimate wedding receptions in the outdoor courtyard and walkway.

Kendall College of Art and Design builds creative community by fostering new forms expression, promoting collaboration, and providing genuine experiences with contemporary art.

KCAD offers modern,urban spaces for your next corporate,non-profit,or private event. Located in the heart of Grand Rapids, the exquisite architecture at KCAD provides a unique and inspiring backdrop for any event.


MSU College of Human Medicine

Michigan State University College of Human Medicine is committed to educating exemplary physicians and scholars, discovering and disseminating new knowledge, and providing service at home and abroad. We enhance our communities by providing outstanding primary and specialty care, promoting the dignity and inclusion of all people, and responding to the needs of the medically underserved.

Grand Rapids Downtown Market

Weddings at Downtown Market Grand Rapids
Getting married? We’ve got a proposal for you! Have your ceremony in our Greenhouse. Eat and dance the night away in our Banquet Room. Be the envy of married couples for years to come.

Corporate or Business Events at Downtown Market Grand Rapids
Having a meeting or corporate event? The Market is where clients, coworkers, and colleagues get together and get down to business, meet new people, or celebrate successes!

Downtown Market Grand Rapids
The 1530

The 1530 is THE place for your next event. Whether you’re a business looking for great meeting space, a team building experience; a couple looking for a beautiful place for your wedding reception; a family looking for a place to gather; a nonprofit in need of a space for your event; or even a group in need of teaching space in a commercial kitchen – we have the space! The 1530 is the perfect intersection of beauty and function.