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The Waldron Public House

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

The Waldron Public House, formally 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... Read more
The Waldron Public House, formally 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!

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
50
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
2
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Historic, Loft
Describe the style of your venue
City, Eclectic, Modern
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
185
What event services do you offer?
Catering / Bar, Clean Up, Event Planning, Liability Insurance, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors OK
What catering services do you offer?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Hors d'Oeuvres, Outside Cake OK, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Wheelchair Access

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
30
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor
What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Hors d'Oeuvres, Outside Cake OK, Plated, Server(s), Stations
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American, Local
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Gluten Free, Lactose Free, No Pork, Nut Free, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian

REVIEWS

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Cheryl
Wedding:
9/17/2016
5.0/5.0
I would highly recommend The Waldron! Erin was excellent to work with. Her knowledge exceptional!
I would highly recommend The Waldron! Erin was excellent to work with. Her knowledge exceptional!
I would highly recommend The Waldron! Erin was excellent to work with. Her knowledge exceptional! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Favors & Gifts, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
LOVED this venue for my son's wedding! Event planner, general manager, bartenders and servers were all so professional, calm, attentive and friendly. The ceremony was in the Pearl Room, followed by a cocktail reception in the Jamison Lounge, then the reception back in the Pearl Room. So great to have it all in one location. We received rave reviews from guests on the food (we had caprese chicken, fettuccine alfredo, and BBQ rib plated meals). We kept the bartenders hopping all night! It is a perfect venue for 80-130 people. Because the facility is so cool, we didn't have to do hardly any decorating. Highly recommended!

The only things I would suggest be done differently: 1) fix the bathroom door in the Pearl Room - we had at least 1 guest get stuck in there because the lock and the door were so hard to open/close 2) serve the wine before the best man/maid of honor's toast 2) always serve the parents' tables before the other guests. We actually got served last for both wine and dinner. Since we were paying for it, I expected to be served right after the bridal party, and our food was a little cold because of it. Little changes like that would make it absolutely perfect.
LOVED this venue for my son's wedding! Event planner, general manager, bartenders and servers were all so professional, Read more...
LOVED this venue for my son's wedding! Event planner, general manager, bartenders and servers were all so professional, calm, attentive and friendly. The ceremony was in the Pearl Room, followed by a cocktail reception in the Jamison Lounge, then the reception back in the Pearl Room. So great to have it all in one location. We received rave reviews from guests on the food (we had caprese chicken, fettuccine alfredo, and BBQ rib plated meals). We kept the bartenders hopping all night! It is a perfect venue for 80-130 people. Because the facility is so cool, we didn't have to do hardly any decorating. Highly recommended!

The only things I would suggest be done differently: 1) fix the bathroom door in the Pearl Room - we had at least 1 guest get stuck in there because the lock and the door were so hard to open/close 2) serve the wine before the best man/maid of honor's toast 2) always serve the parents' tables before the other guests. We actually got served last for both wine and dinner. Since we were paying for it, I expected to be served right after the bridal party, and our food was a little cold because of it. Little changes like that would make it absolutely perfect. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Marisa
Wedding:
9/12/2015
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding reception here and it was PERFECT! We had about 95 people, and used the Pearl Room. The food was amazing! The wait staff is amazing! We had non-stop comments from people. Erin at McFadden's worked right along with us, making sure our night was all we had ever wanted. And it was! The staff goes above and beyond, making everyone feel special. I can not say enough positive things about using McFadden's! I am SO glad we used them!
We had our wedding reception here and it was PERFECT! We had about 95 people, and used the Pearl Room. The food was Read more...
We had our wedding reception here and it was PERFECT! We had about 95 people, and used the Pearl Room. The food was amazing! The wait staff is amazing! We had non-stop comments from people. Erin at McFadden's worked right along with us, making sure our night was all we had ever wanted. And it was! The staff goes above and beyond, making everyone feel special. I can not say enough positive things about using McFadden's! I am SO glad we used them! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Lynette
Wedding:
8/20/2015
5.0/5.0
Everyone at Mcfaddens, from the time we began our search for a venue to the minute we walked out the door after the rehearsal dinner, was as helpful, professional and friendly as could be. Compared to other places the cost was very reasonable. The food was delicious. We chose to do heavy hors d'oeuvres. Our guests were very pleased with the food.
The space was beautiful, relaxed but distinctive. We had lots of room to spread out, visit, play pool and enjoy each other's company yet it's such a cozy, warm place. Erin very patiently worked with me to get just the right set up of tables and high tops.

The event staff was great! In such a busy time of wedding planning with so many details to look after, it was a relief to be in the hands of such competent and understanding people. I would not hesitate to wholeheartedly recommend McFadden's to anyone considering an event!
Everyone at Mcfaddens, from the time we began our search for a venue to the minute we walked out the door after the Read more...
Everyone at Mcfaddens, from the time we began our search for a venue to the minute we walked out the door after the rehearsal dinner, was as helpful, professional and friendly as could be. Compared to other places the cost was very reasonable. The food was delicious. We chose to do heavy hors d'oeuvres. Our guests were very pleased with the food.
The space was beautiful, relaxed but distinctive. We had lots of room to spread out, visit, play pool and enjoy each other's company yet it's such a cozy, warm place. Erin very patiently worked with me to get just the right set up of tables and high tops.

The event staff was great! In such a busy time of wedding planning with so many details to look after, it was a relief to be in the hands of such competent and understanding people. I would not hesitate to wholeheartedly recommend McFadden's to anyone considering an event! Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
McFadden's was wonderful!! If you are looking for a venue downtown with great value this is the place!! Erin is great at getting back to you, and the staff is so accommodating. My wedding was a wonderful experience and I have them to thank!!
McFadden's was wonderful!! If you are looking for a venue downtown with great value this is the place!! Erin is great at Read more...
McFadden's was wonderful!! If you are looking for a venue downtown with great value this is the place!! Erin is great at getting back to you, and the staff is so accommodating. My wedding was a wonderful experience and I have them to thank!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
From the beginning stages of planning through the end of the reception, Erin and the team at McFadden's were incredibly warm, professional, and capable. They anticipated our needs, were flexible with requests, and had impeccable service throughout our event, even while planning from out of state. We'd highly recommend them for any event.
From the beginning stages of planning through the end of the reception, Erin and the team at McFadden's were incredibly Read more...
From the beginning stages of planning through the end of the reception, Erin and the team at McFadden's were incredibly warm, professional, and capable. They anticipated our needs, were flexible with requests, and had impeccable service throughout our event, even while planning from out of state. We'd highly recommend them for any event. Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
6/20/2015
5.0/5.0
I just had my wedding there a few weeks ago and McFaddens was awesome! Erin was very on top of things and walked me through every thing we needed to do. The day of everything went perfectly! The food was amazing and everyone loved the beer selections. I highly recommend McFaddens for any type of event!
I just had my wedding there a few weeks ago and McFaddens was awesome! Erin was very on top of things and walked me Read more...
I just had my wedding there a few weeks ago and McFaddens was awesome! Erin was very on top of things and walked me through every thing we needed to do. The day of everything went perfectly! The food was amazing and everyone loved the beer selections. I highly recommend McFaddens for any type of event! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Natalie
Wedding:
6/12/2015
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding reception on a Fri night at McFaddens. Erin set up the room to accommodate 150 people. We had appetizers and open bar for 4 hours. The event went off without a hitch! The staff were fantastic. We never had any lines at the bar (the bartenders were very fast). The food was fantastic. I would highly recommend this location for a wedding reception!
We had our wedding reception on a Fri night at McFaddens. Erin set up the room to accommodate 150 people. We had Read more...
We had our wedding reception on a Fri night at McFaddens. Erin set up the room to accommodate 150 people. We had appetizers and open bar for 4 hours. The event went off without a hitch! The staff were fantastic. We never had any lines at the bar (the bartenders were very fast). The food was fantastic. I would highly recommend this location for a wedding reception! Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
McFadden's was the perfect place to hold our intimate wedding reception! Erin, the even coordinator, was a pleasure to work with. She was professional, prompt, and flexible. She was willing to go above and beyond to help make our day spectacular! I loved that we didn't need too many decorations because the room was already so beautiful. The black trim plus the tea candles they put out made it a very romantic atmosphere. We had plated dinners, and the staff was very attentive. On top of it all, McFadden's was the most affordable option out there. Some people say that they would worry about walking past the restaurant/bar area to get to and from the Pearl Room, but it was not a problem at all. We had our wedding on a Friday night, and walking downstairs to leave wasn't weird. The staff and people at the bar were respectful. I definitely recommend McFadden's for a wedding reception!!
McFadden's was the perfect place to hold our intimate wedding reception! Erin, the even coordinator, was a pleasure to Read more...
McFadden's was the perfect place to hold our intimate wedding reception! Erin, the even coordinator, was a pleasure to work with. She was professional, prompt, and flexible. She was willing to go above and beyond to help make our day spectacular! I loved that we didn't need too many decorations because the room was already so beautiful. The black trim plus the tea candles they put out made it a very romantic atmosphere. We had plated dinners, and the staff was very attentive. On top of it all, McFadden's was the most affordable option out there. Some people say that they would worry about walking past the restaurant/bar area to get to and from the Pearl Room, but it was not a problem at all. We had our wedding on a Friday night, and walking downstairs to leave wasn't weird. The staff and people at the bar were respectful. I definitely recommend McFadden's for a wedding reception!! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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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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