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Bluff Banquet & Conference Center

Grand Rapids , MI
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2035 28th Street SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49508 US (map)

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ABOUT US

For over 20 years, The Bluff Banquet & Conference Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan has been delighting guests with an outstanding array of delicious banquet menu selections including our... Read more
For over 20 years, The Bluff Banquet & Conference Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan has been delighting guests with an outstanding array of delicious banquet menu selections including our popular Chef Attended Stations.

The Bluff Banquet and Conference Center is centrally located in Grand Rapids, Michigan between Breton Road and Kalamazoo Avenue on 28th Street - easy for business associates or guests to find for your wedding receptions, business meetings or special events.

Join the hundreds of couples in West Michigan who have celebrated their wedding receptions at The Bluff with its beautiful panoramic views of the wooded Indian Trails Golf Course. The Bluff's notable history of excellent yet affordable banquet food combined with our staff's thoughtful and attentive service will help make your wedding reception, business meeting, banquet or special event most memorable. We're also known for our unique "Taste of the Bluff" Food Tasting Events in a full reception setting!

The Bluff also offers our own exclusive "Friday Night Special" with a special menu for your Friday event. You'll enjoy savvy savings in addition to more time to enjoy your honeymoon.

Plan early to reserve your date for a Wedding Reception, Anniversary, Business Meeting, Afterglow Party or Special Event. Call The Bluff today at 616.243.3313 or email jan@bluffbanquets.com to reserve your date. Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1989
When was your venue last renovated?
2010
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall
Describe the style of your venue
Classic / Traditional
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
350
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
1
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
200
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
30
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Linens
Offered in-house
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

When was your venue built?
1989
When was your venue last renovated?
2010
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall
Describe the style of your venue
Modern
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Reception
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
1
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
750
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
30
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Linens
Offered in-house
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

REVIEWS

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Lindsay
Wedding:
10/3/2014
5.0/5.0
We had our ceremony and reception at the bluff. It ws beautiful! It was supposed to be outside, however due to weather we moved everything inside, they were very accomodating. Jan was very nice to work with, as is their beer/wine provider, D. Shulers, great selection and prices. We had the mashed potato bar station, everyone loved it!
We had our ceremony and reception at the bluff. It ws beautiful! It was supposed to be outside, however due to weather we Read more...
We had our ceremony and reception at the bluff. It ws beautiful! It was supposed to be outside, however due to weather we moved everything inside, they were very accomodating. Jan was very nice to work with, as is their beer/wine provider, D. Shulers, great selection and prices. We had the mashed potato bar station, everyone loved it! Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Lindsay
Wedding:
10/3/2014
5.0/5.0
Amazing food!!! Do the mashed potato station, you wont regret it!!!!
Amazing food!!! Do the mashed potato station, you wont regret it!!!!
Amazing food!!! Do the mashed potato station, you wont regret it!!!! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Charlie
Wedding:
9/20/2014
5.0/5.0
We had an amazing experience with the Bluff Banquet Center. Anything we wanted they made happen and any questions we had they were quick to respond. Our Reception was everything we had ever dreamed of and more. Everyone commented on how fabulous the food was and how courteous the wait staff was as well. If I had to do it over again I wouldn't have changed a thing.. except the weather, but that was completely out of their hands. Looking for a venue, you will not be disappointed here.
We had an amazing experience with the Bluff Banquet Center. Anything we wanted they made happen and any questions we had Read more...
We had an amazing experience with the Bluff Banquet Center. Anything we wanted they made happen and any questions we had they were quick to respond. Our Reception was everything we had ever dreamed of and more. Everyone commented on how fabulous the food was and how courteous the wait staff was as well. If I had to do it over again I wouldn't have changed a thing.. except the weather, but that was completely out of their hands. Looking for a venue, you will not be disappointed here. Read less
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Emily
Wedding:
6/21/2014
5.0/5.0
The food was Excellant! We had pot roast that was out of this world! The staff was so attentive to anyone's needs! The place was so clean and has a beautiful setting. This place is a diamond in the ruff! Thanks too all for making this a very special night!
The food was Excellant! We had pot roast that was out of this world! The staff was so attentive to anyone's needs! The Read more...
The food was Excellant! We had pot roast that was out of this world! The staff was so attentive to anyone's needs! The place was so clean and has a beautiful setting. This place is a diamond in the ruff! Thanks too all for making this a very special night! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Bluff Banquet & Conference Center responded with the following comments:

Hi!! :)

It was our pleasure making your night the best for you!!! We love our pot roast too! :)
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jessica
Wedding:
7/27/2013
5.0/5.0
I recently had both my ceremony and reception at Bluff Banquet and Conference Center. I absolutely LOVED it. The staff was wonderful to work with, Jan was super helpful and made the experience so great. I was married right outside on the grassy area and the reception was right after. I got married in July, and I am still hearing from my guests how fabulous the food was. I would recommend the Bluff 100%. I actually referred a friend to check it out and she is thinking about using it for her reception. Thanks for everything and it was such a fantastic day thanks to you guys at the Bluff!!
I recently had both my ceremony and reception at Bluff Banquet and Conference Center. I absolutely LOVED it. The staff was Read more...
I recently had both my ceremony and reception at Bluff Banquet and Conference Center. I absolutely LOVED it. The staff was wonderful to work with, Jan was super helpful and made the experience so great. I was married right outside on the grassy area and the reception was right after. I got married in July, and I am still hearing from my guests how fabulous the food was. I would recommend the Bluff 100%. I actually referred a friend to check it out and she is thinking about using it for her reception. Thanks for everything and it was such a fantastic day thanks to you guys at the Bluff!! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Kathy
Wedding:
7/26/2013
5.0/5.0
The Bluff is a beautiful venue and the food is fantastic! Hot and a lot of it.
We had so many compliments on it. Jan is a wonderful, fun woman to work with. She helps in any way she can. I would recommend the Bluff to anyone who wants great food, great venue and wonderful price. This was our first wedding for our family,( only daughter,) we couldn't have asked for more
The Bluff is a beautiful venue and the food is fantastic! Hot and a lot of it.
We had so many compliments on it. Jan Read more...
The Bluff is a beautiful venue and the food is fantastic! Hot and a lot of it.
We had so many compliments on it. Jan is a wonderful, fun woman to work with. She helps in any way she can. I would recommend the Bluff to anyone who wants great food, great venue and wonderful price. This was our first wedding for our family,( only daughter,) we couldn't have asked for more Read less
Services Used: Catering, Lighting & Decor, Wedding Venue
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Erin
Wedding:
6/22/2013
5.0/5.0
In the words of one of my wedding guests, the Bluff is "a quintessential diamond in the rough." Looking at the location (the back side of a strip mall), one might think that the Bluff is kind of trashy. You couldn't be more mistaken! The inside is beautifully decorated and surprisingly spacious. (We had approximately 240 guests at 29 tables.) A wall of windows looks out over Indian Trails Golf Course, and there is a patio outside where guests can enjoy fresh air. The food is excellent, even earning a thumbs up from my aunt, who is a well-known caterer on the other side of the state. The Bluff staff was very responsive to requests and accommodated several guests with diverse dietary needs, including gluten-free and vegan.The sound system is very good, allowing guests to still converse during dancing hours. The cost is also very reasonable. I HIGHLY recommend the Bluff!
In the words of one of my wedding guests, the Bluff is "a quintessential diamond in the rough." Looking at the location Read more...
In the words of one of my wedding guests, the Bluff is "a quintessential diamond in the rough." Looking at the location (the back side of a strip mall), one might think that the Bluff is kind of trashy. You couldn't be more mistaken! The inside is beautifully decorated and surprisingly spacious. (We had approximately 240 guests at 29 tables.) A wall of windows looks out over Indian Trails Golf Course, and there is a patio outside where guests can enjoy fresh air. The food is excellent, even earning a thumbs up from my aunt, who is a well-known caterer on the other side of the state. The Bluff staff was very responsive to requests and accommodated several guests with diverse dietary needs, including gluten-free and vegan.The sound system is very good, allowing guests to still converse during dancing hours. The cost is also very reasonable. I HIGHLY recommend the Bluff! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Sue
Wedding:
1/5/2013
5.0/5.0
My daughter, who is in the army and stationed in Germany, had her reception at the Bluff. Since I (mom) was working without my daughter, Jan proved to be an excellent wedding planner (consultant) . She suggested Bar people DJ's and cake makers. All of which were wonderful. The facility was nicely decorated. We only had to do our centerpieces. Jan made the wedding so easy for me to plan. And the food. I had more compliments from my guests than you can believe. We had a plated service with New York Strip (grilled right there on the premises). Tilapia and baked Chicken. Everything was done to perfection. The staff was wonderful and accommodating and the facility itself is magnificent. I would highly recommend the Bluff to anyone looking for a venue for there wedding.
My daughter, who is in the army and stationed in Germany, had her reception at the Bluff. Since I (mom) was working Read more...
My daughter, who is in the army and stationed in Germany, had her reception at the Bluff. Since I (mom) was working without my daughter, Jan proved to be an excellent wedding planner (consultant) . She suggested Bar people DJ's and cake makers. All of which were wonderful. The facility was nicely decorated. We only had to do our centerpieces. Jan made the wedding so easy for me to plan. And the food. I had more compliments from my guests than you can believe. We had a plated service with New York Strip (grilled right there on the premises). Tilapia and baked Chicken. Everything was done to perfection. The staff was wonderful and accommodating and the facility itself is magnificent. I would highly recommend the Bluff to anyone looking for a venue for there wedding. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor
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catherine
Wedding:
10/6/2012
5.0/5.0
RAVE REVIEWS FROM ALL MY WEDDING GUESTS!
I just had my wedding sat Oct 6th at the Bluff Banquet and Conference Center in Grand Rapids, Mi. Every guest had to come tell me how amazing the food was. The amount of food alone for the price can't be beat. Everything from friendly service to beautiful surroundings. They went above and beyond any expectation i could have ever had. Even the decaf coffee got rave reviews. I still have people calling me to tell me how amazing it was. I highly suggest anyone checks it out. THey do tasting with the place set up like a receiption every couple months or so its posted on their website and its not very expensive. The bar tenders they use are also amazing people. Couldn't have asked for a more amazing day! THe only disappointment i had was that they don't have a restaurant i can go to to eat the amazing food more often :)
RAVE REVIEWS FROM ALL MY WEDDING GUESTS!
I just had my wedding sat Oct 6th at the Bluff Banquet and Conference Center Read more...
RAVE REVIEWS FROM ALL MY WEDDING GUESTS!
I just had my wedding sat Oct 6th at the Bluff Banquet and Conference Center in Grand Rapids, Mi. Every guest had to come tell me how amazing the food was. The amount of food alone for the price can't be beat. Everything from friendly service to beautiful surroundings. They went above and beyond any expectation i could have ever had. Even the decaf coffee got rave reviews. I still have people calling me to tell me how amazing it was. I highly suggest anyone checks it out. THey do tasting with the place set up like a receiption every couple months or so its posted on their website and its not very expensive. The bar tenders they use are also amazing people. Couldn't have asked for a more amazing day! THe only disappointment i had was that they don't have a restaurant i can go to to eat the amazing food more often :) Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
This place was absolutely wonderful to work with. We were able to get in on their "Winter White" special and therefore they helped up save some money when it came to putting on a big reception for 220+ people. The food is outstanding, the associates running it are nothing but professional, and it is all guided by the wonderful Jan Bylsma who not only owns the venue, but also works sided by side with all of her staff the entire night to ensure things are running smoothly. She was also there every step of the way when it came to setting up the details, and could be reached at a moments notice for answering of any questions. The professionalism and value of this venue are not to be beaten!
This place was absolutely wonderful to work with. We were able to get in on their "Winter White" special and therefore Read more...
This place was absolutely wonderful to work with. We were able to get in on their "Winter White" special and therefore they helped up save some money when it came to putting on a big reception for 220+ people. The food is outstanding, the associates running it are nothing but professional, and it is all guided by the wonderful Jan Bylsma who not only owns the venue, but also works sided by side with all of her staff the entire night to ensure things are running smoothly. She was also there every step of the way when it came to setting up the details, and could be reached at a moments notice for answering of any questions. The professionalism and value of this venue are not to be beaten! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue

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