Frequently Asked Questions for Wedding Venue
What service does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner
What settings does your venue provide?
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Historic Site, Restaurant
Do you have onsite catering?
What types of cuisine does your venue specialize in?
American (New), American (Traditional)
Do you allow outside catering?
Do you offer an on-site wedding consultant?
Do you have a liquor license?
Do you offer valet parking?
Is there handicap access?
Do you have liability insurance?
Do you have a site fee?
Are there any special characteristics about this venue such as scenery or architecture?
Historic downtown venue with exposed brick interior and ceiling with fantastic views of the heartside district of Grand Rapids.
How does your venue determine the cost of the space?
Standard $150 Room Fee for Monday-Thursday, $300 for Friday & Sunday, $500 for Saturday which includes 6-hour event period. Additional fees may apply for special order tables/chairs, or extended use of room for Ceremonies.
Do you offer any special services?
On-Site Event Coordinator, Customized Menu Design and Bar Options
Do you offer any special packages for rehearsal dinners?
Complimentary Room Rental and 10% off Food Bill for your Rehearsal Dinner when you book your Wedding Reception at McFadden's.
Do you offer additional items for the ceremony?
$100.00 Additional Ceremony Fee includes chairs for seating.
Do you rent other items such as linens, tables, or flatware?
White table linens with white or black linen napkins, full china and flatware are included with the room rental. Event Coordinator can assist with additional and specialty linen orders, outside linen vendors permitted.
What is your staff-to-guest ratio?
20 Guests to 1 Staff Member
Do you require clients to use a specific list of vendors?
We do not permit our clients to use specific vendors.
Do you require the client to use your musicians? If you do not require this, is that an additional fee to bring in one's own musicians?
We permit the use of outside entertaiment with approval of Events Coordinator. McFadden's offer on-site DJ services for $300 for 4hrs. and $100 per additional service hour.
Can the client provide their own alcohol if desired?
No, McFadden's provides all beverage services on-site.
How many power outlets does the venue have?
Several for use, please see Events Coordinator for specific use.
What restrictions (if any) on decorations?
No confetti or glitter and all candles must be enclosed.
What restrictions (if any) on photography?
What restrictions (if any) on videography?
If your site is in a public location, is the client required to get any permits?
Does your venue often accommodate more than one event at a time?
Yes, we have 3 event areas within McFadden's. The Pearl Room (3rd Floor), Jameson Lounge (2nd Floor), and Platform (Upper Deck, Main Floor).
Do you offer security, if requested?
We supply security staff on-site if requested.
Can you provide a coat check?
Coat area provided in event room located by elevator entrance.
Describe your parking facilities:
City of Grand Rapids Parking Lots Area 3, Area 5 and Weston/Commerce Ramp all within a short proximity of McFadden's. Parking reservations can be accommodated via the Events Coordinator.
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
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