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Grand Rapids Public Museum

Grand Rapids , MI
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LOCATION

272 Pearl Street NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504 US (map)

PHONE

616-456-3977

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ABOUT US

Imagine your wedding ceremony or reception in our world class museum. Your guests can take a stroll through "The Streets of Old Grand Rapids" and enjoy a memorable ride on our carousel.... Read more
Imagine your wedding ceremony or reception in our world class museum. Your guests can take a stroll through "The Streets of Old Grand Rapids" and 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 all within walking distance of three major hotels. Both indoor and outdoor ceremony locations are available, to make your day a first-class experience—in a place like no place else! Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1994
Describe your venue:
Museum
Describe the style of your venue
Vintage, Waterfront, Other
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
250
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?
3000
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Catering
Outside vendors welcome
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Outside vendors welcome
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Linens
Outside vendors welcome
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
We had our wedding and reception here and it was PERFECT, FABULOUS, BEAUTIFUL. My husband and I could not have been happier. Emmie was amazing! The museum was the perfect atmosphere and totally unique. The photos are amazing.

If you want a venue completely unique and unforgettable choose this one. The entire staff was professional and right on time with everything. They made our day flow with such ease. We had very little for decorations at our reception (the entire first floor of the museum, lovely setting) was all the decoration we needed. and of course, the grand staircase for our entrance and the carousel!
Our guests are still talking about the wonderful reception.

It was a perfect wedding day.
We had our wedding and reception here and it was PERFECT, FABULOUS, BEAUTIFUL. My husband and I could not have been Read more...
We had our wedding and reception here and it was PERFECT, FABULOUS, BEAUTIFUL. My husband and I could not have been happier. Emmie was amazing! The museum was the perfect atmosphere and totally unique. The photos are amazing.

If you want a venue completely unique and unforgettable choose this one. The entire staff was professional and right on time with everything. They made our day flow with such ease. We had very little for decorations at our reception (the entire first floor of the museum, lovely setting) was all the decoration we needed. and of course, the grand staircase for our entrance and the carousel!
Our guests are still talking about the wonderful reception.

It was a perfect wedding day. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I ABSOLUTELY LOVED MY WEDDING RECEPTION. THE GRPM WAS MAGICAL AND HAD AN AIR OF ROMANCE. I LOVED THAT WE WERE ABLE TO USE THE CAROUSEL ALL NIGHT. EMMIE WAS GREAT TO WORK WITH!
I ABSOLUTELY LOVED MY WEDDING RECEPTION. THE GRPM WAS MAGICAL AND HAD AN AIR OF ROMANCE. I LOVED THAT WE WERE ABLE TO USE Read more...
I ABSOLUTELY LOVED MY WEDDING RECEPTION. THE GRPM WAS MAGICAL AND HAD AN AIR OF ROMANCE. I LOVED THAT WE WERE ABLE TO USE THE CAROUSEL ALL NIGHT. EMMIE WAS GREAT TO WORK WITH! Read less
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Courtney
Wedding:
10/17/2014
5.0/5.0
The GRPM was such a beautiful and unique venue for our wedding! The carousel made for such a fun activity for all of our guests. We had plenty of space for our appetizers, 2 bars, cupcake table and 2 buffet tables for our 200+ guests. The event coordinator there is fantastic. She was very responsive with communication and had a sample floor plan for us to edit appropriately. Overall, a wonderful venue and I would recommend anyone to host an event there!
The GRPM was such a beautiful and unique venue for our wedding! The carousel made for such a fun activity for all of our Read more...
The GRPM was such a beautiful and unique venue for our wedding! The carousel made for such a fun activity for all of our guests. We had plenty of space for our appetizers, 2 bars, cupcake table and 2 buffet tables for our 200+ guests. The event coordinator there is fantastic. She was very responsive with communication and had a sample floor plan for us to edit appropriately. Overall, a wonderful venue and I would recommend anyone to host an event there! Read less
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Heather
Wedding:
9/13/2014
4.9/5.0
It was absolutely beautiful! They worked so hard to make sure everything was perfect. I couldn't have been more happy with any other venue. The staff was so nice and accommodating to everyone! I am getting compliments about them now everyday!
It was absolutely beautiful! They worked so hard to make sure everything was perfect. I couldn't have been more happy with Read more...
It was absolutely beautiful! They worked so hard to make sure everything was perfect. I couldn't have been more happy with any other venue. The staff was so nice and accommodating to everyone! I am getting compliments about them now everyday! Read less
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Molly
Wedding:
7/19/2014
4.8/5.0
The museum is THE best place to host a reception. We strayed from a traditional sit down reception and decided to go with a strolling dinner, providing more time for our guests to dance and mingle. Emmie and her team were phenomenal. As a little girl I always dreamed of having my reception here, the museum means so much to me. The venue is a bit pricey but only because alcohol is included in the pricing. The perks of having a reception here are endless. There is a team of amazing professionals that help you along each part of the way and the staff is more than kind. The carousel is open and the exhibits on the first floor are illuminated and can even be open for the evening. The museum was a dream come true. I only regret not making the reception last for 5 more hours.
The museum is THE best place to host a reception. We strayed from a traditional sit down reception and decided to go with Read more...
The museum is THE best place to host a reception. We strayed from a traditional sit down reception and decided to go with a strolling dinner, providing more time for our guests to dance and mingle. Emmie and her team were phenomenal. As a little girl I always dreamed of having my reception here, the museum means so much to me. The venue is a bit pricey but only because alcohol is included in the pricing. The perks of having a reception here are endless. There is a team of amazing professionals that help you along each part of the way and the staff is more than kind. The carousel is open and the exhibits on the first floor are illuminated and can even be open for the evening. The museum was a dream come true. I only regret not making the reception last for 5 more hours. Read less
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Katey
Wedding:
6/27/2014
4.8/5.0
I looked at various locations in downtown Grand Rapids. All were good, but sold themselves as just the venue (understandably). It was different with GRPM - not only do they have a fantastic venue (includes the carousel, and the museum's "streets of Grand Rapids"), but their staff did so much of the set up and tear down. Emmie, the event coordinator, is very professional, quick to help, and so accommodating. She alone sold this venue for me. They put the linens on the tables, set up my center pieces, and set up everything on all other tables! They even packed up our gifts onto a cart at the end of the night to be transferred to a car or across the street to the Holiday Inn. No other venue will offer you that much help in downtown Grand Rapids.

They have a list of preferred caters to chose from, and bar services are catered through the museum itself. Jim Ackerman was awesome about supplying any special requests they didn't include the beverage package I selected. You only pay for what you drink, so you either get money back after your big night, or you have a bill waiting for you. I found this very fair.

Definitely recommend this for any couples wanting a different atmosphere!
I looked at various locations in downtown Grand Rapids. All were good, but sold themselves as just the venue Read more...
I looked at various locations in downtown Grand Rapids. All were good, but sold themselves as just the venue (understandably). It was different with GRPM - not only do they have a fantastic venue (includes the carousel, and the museum's "streets of Grand Rapids"), but their staff did so much of the set up and tear down. Emmie, the event coordinator, is very professional, quick to help, and so accommodating. She alone sold this venue for me. They put the linens on the tables, set up my center pieces, and set up everything on all other tables! They even packed up our gifts onto a cart at the end of the night to be transferred to a car or across the street to the Holiday Inn. No other venue will offer you that much help in downtown Grand Rapids.

They have a list of preferred caters to chose from, and bar services are catered through the museum itself. Jim Ackerman was awesome about supplying any special requests they didn't include the beverage package I selected. You only pay for what you drink, so you either get money back after your big night, or you have a bill waiting for you. I found this very fair.

Definitely recommend this for any couples wanting a different atmosphere! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
6/14/2014
5.0/5.0
They were absolutely wonderful! Our coordinator ended up having to be out of town prior to the wedding but she made sure I met and was in contact with her fill-ins prior and during the wedding.

They listened to all of my requests and did a fantastic job!
They were absolutely wonderful! Our coordinator ended up having to be out of town prior to the wedding but she made sure I Read more...
They were absolutely wonderful! Our coordinator ended up having to be out of town prior to the wedding but she made sure I met and was in contact with her fill-ins prior and during the wedding.

They listened to all of my requests and did a fantastic job! Read less
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Jamie
Wedding:
8/17/2013
5.0/5.0
This venue is amazing! There is a carousel, dance floor, exhbits, giant board. There's an old print shop that runs! So much for everyone. They allow outside catering now. The drinks service in house and it wonderful. (Jeff did a great job!)

Emmie, the coordinator at the museum was amazing. She worked with my mom, me and my maid of honor so well. Being in Seattle, WA it was hard for me to do everything and she understood that and helped out soooo much. She is so organzied and friendly! She even ran our rehersal when our officiant fell through, she helped us organzie and made she we knew what we were doing on the wedding day.
She was there on the wedding day directing us and helping us! (We didn't even need a wedding planner because she was so good!)
Thank you!!!
This venue is amazing! There is a carousel, dance floor, exhbits, giant board. There's an old print shop that runs! So Read more...
This venue is amazing! There is a carousel, dance floor, exhbits, giant board. There's an old print shop that runs! So much for everyone. They allow outside catering now. The drinks service in house and it wonderful. (Jeff did a great job!)

Emmie, the coordinator at the museum was amazing. She worked with my mom, me and my maid of honor so well. Being in Seattle, WA it was hard for me to do everything and she understood that and helped out soooo much. She is so organzied and friendly! She even ran our rehersal when our officiant fell through, she helped us organzie and made she we knew what we were doing on the wedding day.
She was there on the wedding day directing us and helping us! (We didn't even need a wedding planner because she was so good!)
Thank you!!! Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
6/12/2010
3.8/5.0
The food was great. Everybody loved it.

There were a lot of rules at the muesum that we were told about but they didn't follow them on our day. My biggest complaint was that they told us that no one was allowed in the muesum before 6 pm, so we could take pics and set up, but as I was walking around taking pics, I kept running into my guests. This ruined the effect i was trying to have. When do you ever get to see the reception BEFORE it is set up?! I was really disappointed that they didn't follow the biggest rule that they told me over and over. i ended up taking time out of my pictures to track down staff and ask what was going on.
The food was great. Everybody loved it.

There were a lot of rules at the muesum that we were told about but they Read more...
The food was great. Everybody loved it.

There were a lot of rules at the muesum that we were told about but they didn't follow them on our day. My biggest complaint was that they told us that no one was allowed in the muesum before 6 pm, so we could take pics and set up, but as I was walking around taking pics, I kept running into my guests. This ruined the effect i was trying to have. When do you ever get to see the reception BEFORE it is set up?! I was really disappointed that they didn't follow the biggest rule that they told me over and over. i ended up taking time out of my pictures to track down staff and ask what was going on. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
The public museum was amazing!! They are very responsive and they are very accommodating to requests. Emmy was fantastic. She was pretty much the quarterback through the whole experience. When our officiant pretty much ditched us, Emmy guided our friend who was taking the officiants place through the ceremony and showed the wedding party what they should do. The ceremony was beautiful and so did the reception.
The public museum was amazing!! They are very responsive and they are very accommodating to requests. Emmy was fantastic. Read more...
The public museum was amazing!! They are very responsive and they are very accommodating to requests. Emmy was fantastic. She was pretty much the quarterback through the whole experience. When our officiant pretty much ditched us, Emmy guided our friend who was taking the officiants place through the ceremony and showed the wedding party what they should do. The ceremony was beautiful and so did the reception. Read less
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