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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

WEBSITE

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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!

Contact us today to book your site visit at the number above. Let us know you found us on WeddingWire! Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
30
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
3
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, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
200
What event services do you offer?
Clean Up, Event Planning, Liability Insurance, Lighting / Sound
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Valet, 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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Natalie
Wedding:
9/2/2017
5.0/5.0
So far so great! The wedding is in the Fall, but so far Jenna has been nothing but extraordinary! The venue is perfect and exactly what my fiance and I were looking for!
So far so great! The wedding is in the Fall, but so far Jenna has been nothing but extraordinary! The venue is perfect and Read more...
So far so great! The wedding is in the Fall, but so far Jenna has been nothing but extraordinary! The venue is perfect and exactly what my fiance and I were looking for! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Samantha
Wedding:
3/24/2017
5.0/5.0
Love everything about the Waldron public house! Erin and Jenna were amazing
Love everything about the Waldron public house! Erin and Jenna were amazing
Love everything about the Waldron public house! Erin and Jenna were amazing Read less
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Hannah
Wedding:
12/31/2016
5.0/5.0
I could not recommend the Waldron enough, my wedding was everything I imagined and more because of them! The staff was so helpful and supportive from day one and made planning so easy, and Erin was wonderful to work with. She thought of details I would have overlooked and really worked with me to make my ideas come to life! The service the night of was fantastic and everyone made the night carefree and fun!

The Waldron is such a value for the location and the quality of service provided! 10/10 hands down!
I could not recommend the Waldron enough, my wedding was everything I imagined and more because of them! The staff was so Read more...
I could not recommend the Waldron enough, my wedding was everything I imagined and more because of them! The staff was so helpful and supportive from day one and made planning so easy, and Erin was wonderful to work with. She thought of details I would have overlooked and really worked with me to make my ideas come to life! The service the night of was fantastic and everyone made the night carefree and fun!

The Waldron is such a value for the location and the quality of service provided! 10/10 hands down! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Katie
Wedding:
10/28/2016
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding reception at the Waldron Public house. I was looking for something that was a fun atmosphere, classy and elegant yet flexible. I feel that the Waldron Public House was the perfect venue for us. I had great expectations of what our reception would be like and it exceeded every expectation. The staff, service and food was amazing. My family and friends all had great things to say and we were so glad we found this venue for our big day! I would recommend Erin and her amazing team to anyone!
We had our wedding reception at the Waldron Public house. I was looking for something that was a fun atmosphere, classy Read more...
We had our wedding reception at the Waldron Public house. I was looking for something that was a fun atmosphere, classy and elegant yet flexible. I feel that the Waldron Public House was the perfect venue for us. I had great expectations of what our reception would be like and it exceeded every expectation. The staff, service and food was amazing. My family and friends all had great things to say and we were so glad we found this venue for our big day! I would recommend Erin and her amazing team to anyone! Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
My husband and I chose to have our wedding reception at the Waldron last week and it exceeded our expectations. It was much less expensive than other places and still was amazing. My party coordinator, Erin, was very professional and responded quickly to my phone calls and emails. She took care of everything and made the whole process very smooth. The food was very good and guests complimented both the food and the venue. The service was excellent as well just wish they would leave my stuff alone. I kept getting a drink and would walk away for a minute only to come back to my drink gone. I did this all night and was very frustrated they even took away my cake as I was taking pics with guests.
My husband and I chose to have our wedding reception at the Waldron last week and it exceeded our expectations. It was Read more...
My husband and I chose to have our wedding reception at the Waldron last week and it exceeded our expectations. It was much less expensive than other places and still was amazing. My party coordinator, Erin, was very professional and responded quickly to my phone calls and emails. She took care of everything and made the whole process very smooth. The food was very good and guests complimented both the food and the venue. The service was excellent as well just wish they would leave my stuff alone. I kept getting a drink and would walk away for a minute only to come back to my drink gone. I did this all night and was very frustrated they even took away my cake as I was taking pics with guests. Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner
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Jaime
Wedding:
10/1/2016
5.0/5.0
Erin Lindsay at the Waldron made our wedding reception so special. She treated us as a top priority and made sure our reception was exactly how we wanted it. The Waldron is a perfect place for any big event or even a intimate setting. We loved it because it looks so historical and has that all over antique look that we wanted. The food was just as AMAZING. All of our guests were raving about the quality and quantity of all the dishes. I can't say enough good things about the Waldron. Erin, Will and all the staff thank you all so very much for giving us the best reception. You guys all made our Wedding day what it was, thank you so much!!! Michael and Jaime Teunis 10-01-16
Erin Lindsay at the Waldron made our wedding reception so special. She treated us as a top priority and made sure our Read more...
Erin Lindsay at the Waldron made our wedding reception so special. She treated us as a top priority and made sure our reception was exactly how we wanted it. The Waldron is a perfect place for any big event or even a intimate setting. We loved it because it looks so historical and has that all over antique look that we wanted. The food was just as AMAZING. All of our guests were raving about the quality and quantity of all the dishes. I can't say enough good things about the Waldron. Erin, Will and all the staff thank you all so very much for giving us the best reception. You guys all made our Wedding day what it was, thank you so much!!! Michael and Jaime Teunis 10-01-16 Read less
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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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