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McFadden's Restaurant & Saloon

Grand Rapids , MI
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LOCATION

58 Ionia Ave. SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 US (map)

PHONE

616-454-9105

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ABOUT US

McFadden's is a unique wedding events venue located in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids. The Pearl Room, which is located on the 3rd floor of our facility is a perfect setting for an... Read more
McFadden's is a unique wedding events venue located in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids. The Pearl Room, which is located on the 3rd floor of our facility is a perfect setting for an intimate reception with urban elegance. Characterized by its exposed brick walls and ceilings, picture windows, lounge area with fireplace and soft seating and wooden dance floor. The room also features an in-room bar, private restrooms, DJ sound booth and elevator entrance from the main level.

We offer an extensive catering menu featuring plated and buffet style dinners, and cocktail receptions. Our Chef specializes in customized menus that are available upon request. Seated dinners available for up to 150 guests and cocktail receptions up to 185 guests. In-room wedding ceremonies are also available for 80 to 100 guests.

Our on-site Events Coordinator will assist you in planning a memorable celebration that your guests won't soon forget! Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1894
When was your venue last renovated?
2005
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Historic Site, Restaurant
Describe the style of your venue
City, Eclectic, Modern
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
200
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
2
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?
No
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
150
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
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
22
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Outside vendors welcome
Lighting and Sound
Offered in-house
Are lighting and sound 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
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

When was your venue built?
1894
When was your venue last renovated?
2005
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Historic Site, Restaurant
Describe the style of your venue
City, Eclectic, Modern
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
2
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?
No
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
150
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
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
22
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Outside vendors welcome
Lighting and Sound
Offered in-house
Are lighting and sound 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
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

REVIEWS

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Jacqulene
Wedding:
10/31/2014
5.0/5.0
McFadden's was an amazing place to have our rehearsal dinner. The price was right, it was within walking distance of our venue, and the staff was incredibly professional, helpful and organized. The Jameson Lounge offers something for everyone - comfortable seating for conversation, pool tables, a bar, music, and plenty of space to move around.
McFadden's was an amazing place to have our rehearsal dinner. The price was right, it was within walking distance of our Read more...
McFadden's was an amazing place to have our rehearsal dinner. The price was right, it was within walking distance of our venue, and the staff was incredibly professional, helpful and organized. The Jameson Lounge offers something for everyone - comfortable seating for conversation, pool tables, a bar, music, and plenty of space to move around. Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner
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Alecia
Wedding:
8/9/2014
5.0/5.0
McFadden's Pearl Room was perfect! Erin was fabulous, she made sure our night ran smoothly! She really was amazing and so professional! The staff was so friendly, always there when needed. We are so happy we choose McFadden's for our reception! Highly Recommended!

Now for details....
The exposed brick, beams, the lounge area, and fire place made for such a unique and cozy vibe! We were able to play our wedding slide show throughout and still play the Lions game in the lounge area for the guys! (They LOVED this!)

Dinner was delicious! We choose a plated dinner with an open bar... this is really where the staff shined! We got so many compliments from our guests that they loved the venue, the food, and the staff! No lie, our guests loved it! People raved about dinner!

In the heart of downtown... It might be a bar but it felt like our own little world!
McFadden's Pearl Room was perfect! Erin was fabulous, she made sure our night ran smoothly! She really was amazing and so Read more...
McFadden's Pearl Room was perfect! Erin was fabulous, she made sure our night ran smoothly! She really was amazing and so professional! The staff was so friendly, always there when needed. We are so happy we choose McFadden's for our reception! Highly Recommended!

Now for details....
The exposed brick, beams, the lounge area, and fire place made for such a unique and cozy vibe! We were able to play our wedding slide show throughout and still play the Lions game in the lounge area for the guys! (They LOVED this!)

Dinner was delicious! We choose a plated dinner with an open bar... this is really where the staff shined! We got so many compliments from our guests that they loved the venue, the food, and the staff! No lie, our guests loved it! People raved about dinner!

In the heart of downtown... It might be a bar but it felt like our own little world! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Amy
Wedding:
6/28/2014
5.0/5.0
Mcfaddens was great. They had servers coming around to the tables to get drink orders and all the staff went above and beyond for our big day.
Mcfaddens was great. They had servers coming around to the tables to get drink orders and all the staff went above and Read more...
Mcfaddens was great. They had servers coming around to the tables to get drink orders and all the staff went above and beyond for our big day. Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
6/27/2014
5.0/5.0
My husband and I, well there is no other way to put it, we were on a budget! Living in an up and coming city like Grand Rapids is nice but the general pricing for a reception hall is atrocious! Week after week, magazine after magazine we looked. I circled everything within our price range. One of two things always happened, either it was amazing and then they would require us to spend 4,000 or more on food, or we would call ahead and make sure there wasn't a requirement on food and we'd get there and the room itself would just look blah.
Not with McFadden's though. At first, I will admit I looked at it in 'GR Bride' magazine and was skeptical. A bar for a reception hall? My, at the time, fiance's reaction was the same. We decided to be better safe than sorry.
The reception room was good size, plus it had a kind of 'lounge' area attached with couches and a fire place! The Sales manager/events coordinator Erin Lindsey was amazing! She walked us through the way our guest would come through and how the reception would be laid out and she let us look over the menu. The place was wonderful, and had no food amount required. The only thing needed was at least 50 people to attend. We decided to say yes to McFadden's. Before we paid her, however she told us to wait for another week. They'd be running a special, half off the rental/deposit fee and a free medium appetizer!
As the months past and our wedding drew closer Erin kept in contact with us but didn't 'overdo it' by bombarding us with information. It was enough that we were assured everything was taken care of. The day before we through everything and although I'd flubbed up on the count of who was having what she fixed everything! The day was wonderful. Everything went smoothly and the staff was wonderful and catered to everyone. Even someone who was GF was brought a special salad. I was happy and satisfied. I won't hesitate to go there again for any event, my own or otherwise.
My husband and I, well there is no other way to put it, we were on a budget! Living in an up and coming city like Grand Read more...
My husband and I, well there is no other way to put it, we were on a budget! Living in an up and coming city like Grand Rapids is nice but the general pricing for a reception hall is atrocious! Week after week, magazine after magazine we looked. I circled everything within our price range. One of two things always happened, either it was amazing and then they would require us to spend 4,000 or more on food, or we would call ahead and make sure there wasn't a requirement on food and we'd get there and the room itself would just look blah.
Not with McFadden's though. At first, I will admit I looked at it in 'GR Bride' magazine and was skeptical. A bar for a reception hall? My, at the time, fiance's reaction was the same. We decided to be better safe than sorry.
The reception room was good size, plus it had a kind of 'lounge' area attached with couches and a fire place! The Sales manager/events coordinator Erin Lindsey was amazing! She walked us through the way our guest would come through and how the reception would be laid out and she let us look over the menu. The place was wonderful, and had no food amount required. The only thing needed was at least 50 people to attend. We decided to say yes to McFadden's. Before we paid her, however she told us to wait for another week. They'd be running a special, half off the rental/deposit fee and a free medium appetizer!
As the months past and our wedding drew closer Erin kept in contact with us but didn't 'overdo it' by bombarding us with information. It was enough that we were assured everything was taken care of. The day before we through everything and although I'd flubbed up on the count of who was having what she fixed everything! The day was wonderful. Everything went smoothly and the staff was wonderful and catered to everyone. Even someone who was GF was brought a special salad. I was happy and satisfied. I won't hesitate to go there again for any event, my own or otherwise. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Food was amazing, portions were huge. Guests all commented on how good the food was.
Food was amazing, portions were huge. Guests all commented on how good the food was.
Food was amazing, portions were huge. Guests all commented on how good the food was. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Erin and the rest of her staff at McFadden's made planning my wedding reception a breeze. I would book this venue again in a heartbeat.

Throughout the process, Erin was there every step of the way. She responded to e-mails incredibly fast; if I needed a suggestion, she had 5; and her attitude throughout it all wasn't pushy or condescending like I had found when touring other potential venues. Not only this, but the food was delicious (I heard only good things from our guests) and there were no hidden fees. I definitely found the most cost effective venue downtown Grand Rapids.

We had our reception on the 3rd floor - Pearl Room, which only our wedding guests can access. It has a built-in dance floor and also lounge area. So many of the decorative aspects Erin was able to provide to us free of charge.

My day couldn't have gone better, and I know Erin was the biggest reason for this.
Erin and the rest of her staff at McFadden's made planning my wedding reception a breeze. I would book this venue again in Read more...
Erin and the rest of her staff at McFadden's made planning my wedding reception a breeze. I would book this venue again in a heartbeat.

Throughout the process, Erin was there every step of the way. She responded to e-mails incredibly fast; if I needed a suggestion, she had 5; and her attitude throughout it all wasn't pushy or condescending like I had found when touring other potential venues. Not only this, but the food was delicious (I heard only good things from our guests) and there were no hidden fees. I definitely found the most cost effective venue downtown Grand Rapids.

We had our reception on the 3rd floor - Pearl Room, which only our wedding guests can access. It has a built-in dance floor and also lounge area. So many of the decorative aspects Erin was able to provide to us free of charge.

My day couldn't have gone better, and I know Erin was the biggest reason for this. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Kate
Wedding:
4/5/2014
5.0/5.0
The rehearsal dinner for our daughter's wedding was at The Pearl Room at McFaddens. What a unique and lovely setting. Erin was phenomenal in helping to arrange menu and room arrangements. The staff was great!
The rehearsal dinner for our daughter's wedding was at The Pearl Room at McFaddens. What a unique and lovely setting. Erin Read more...
The rehearsal dinner for our daughter's wedding was at The Pearl Room at McFaddens. What a unique and lovely setting. Erin was phenomenal in helping to arrange menu and room arrangements. The staff was great! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We could not be more happy with McFaddens for our Wedding Reception...The whole evening was spot on perfect...We would not change one minute of our reception.
Erin is the best..so professional..so helpful and insiteful to all our plans..
The food could not have been better..it was fabulous...so many compliments all evening long..
We chose the Buffet choice..the best decision..Everything was hot and done to perfection..the cheesey potatoes were the best! The Beef was perfectly done.. the chicken could not have been better.

Cannot say how great our DJ Michael was..
It was like he knew our family...the music all evening was exactly what we wanted to hear.. He is truly a huge professional..
Everyone enjoyed our wedding..Thank you Micheal..
The most special part of the evening was the photo of my Dad that played on the big screen throughout the evening after my special dance with my brother decicated to my late father. So thoughtful of Michael to keep his photo on for our family..It was so special..we will never forget.
All in all, no one wanted this reception to end....everyone stayed to the end.
Please consider Mc Fadden's for the most beautiful reception ever.
Thank you so much..
Kim
We could not be more happy with McFaddens for our Wedding Reception...The whole evening was spot on perfect...We would not Read more...
We could not be more happy with McFaddens for our Wedding Reception...The whole evening was spot on perfect...We would not change one minute of our reception.
Erin is the best..so professional..so helpful and insiteful to all our plans..
The food could not have been better..it was fabulous...so many compliments all evening long..
We chose the Buffet choice..the best decision..Everything was hot and done to perfection..the cheesey potatoes were the best! The Beef was perfectly done.. the chicken could not have been better.

Cannot say how great our DJ Michael was..
It was like he knew our family...the music all evening was exactly what we wanted to hear.. He is truly a huge professional..
Everyone enjoyed our wedding..Thank you Micheal..
The most special part of the evening was the photo of my Dad that played on the big screen throughout the evening after my special dance with my brother decicated to my late father. So thoughtful of Michael to keep his photo on for our family..It was so special..we will never forget.
All in all, no one wanted this reception to end....everyone stayed to the end.
Please consider Mc Fadden's for the most beautiful reception ever.
Thank you so much..
Kim Read less
Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor, Wedding Venue, Unique Services
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Betsy
Wedding:
8/23/2013
5.0/5.0
Erin was absolutely amazing with helping us plan the perfect reception! She helped with all the details and provided suggestions. She was very prompt in returning my calls and emails. The bar and wait staff was so professional! All the food arrived to the table at the time we pre-planned. The food was very good. Especially the Salmon. Thanks Erin for making our reception great for us and our guest!!!
Erin was absolutely amazing with helping us plan the perfect reception! She helped with all the details and provided Read more...
Erin was absolutely amazing with helping us plan the perfect reception! She helped with all the details and provided suggestions. She was very prompt in returning my calls and emails. The bar and wait staff was so professional! All the food arrived to the table at the time we pre-planned. The food was very good. Especially the Salmon. Thanks Erin for making our reception great for us and our guest!!! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Jacky
Wedding:
7/13/2013
5.0/5.0
We wanted a venue to hold about 100 people without being too big yet still enough room for everyone to get around. The Pearl Room at McFadden's was the perfect size. We didn't want to rent a bingo hall so the Pearl Room was great with it's modern style with the exposed brick and pillars. I only regret that our reservation wasn't for longer because everybody was having a great time. The food and service was awesome.
We wanted a venue to hold about 100 people without being too big yet still enough room for everyone to get around. The Read more...
We wanted a venue to hold about 100 people without being too big yet still enough room for everyone to get around. The Pearl Room at McFadden's was the perfect size. We didn't want to rent a bingo hall so the Pearl Room was great with it's modern style with the exposed brick and pillars. I only regret that our reservation wasn't for longer because everybody was having a great time. The food and service was awesome. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue

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