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St. Cecilia Music Center

Grand Rapids , MI
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LOCATION

24 Ransom Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 US (map)

PHONE

616-459-2224

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A Venue for All Occasions

With a convenient downtown location, rich history and warm, elegant atmosphere, the barrier-free St. Cecilia Music Center building is a perfect... Read more
A Venue for All Occasions

With a convenient downtown location, rich history and warm, elegant atmosphere, the barrier-free St. Cecilia Music Center building is a perfect location for wedding receptions, bridal showers, and parties and gatherings of all kinds as well as business meetings, luncheons, conferences and seminars. With its 650-seat Royce Auditorium and a total of 4 Steinway grand pianos, all expertly maintained, St. Cecilia is also an ideal spot for musical recitals, rehearsals and performances. Each room has air conditioning and is open for use 7 days a week.

Depending on the size of your event and its purpose, St. Cecilia Music Center has a space to meet your needs.

The Dexter Ballroom - $1100

This gracious and spacious second-floor room, with stairway and elevator access, includes a platform stage, two grand pianos, and kitchen facilities. Room capacity is 180 for a sit-down dinner, 165 for a buffet style service and 175 for a ceremony, meeting or program.

Royce Auditorium - Call for pricing

An acoustically superb and exquisitely decorated hall, this handsome auditorium provides stepped seating and full stage lighting. Perfect for a wedding ceremony with a guest list of 150 , the auditorium is completely barrier-free and is equipped with a green room and dressing rooms.


The President's Room - $400 (4 hour rental)

Beautifully appointed, light and airy, with platform stage, two grand pianos and a small kitchen, this charming space seats 48-100 persons and is suitable for wedding ceremonies, recitals, teas, receptions and meetings.

The Mika Music Library - $250 (4 hour rental)

Oak-paneled walls, parquet flooring, cozy fireplace, one grand piano and kitchen facilities all contribute to the warm and welcoming ambiance of this lower-level room, which holds 48-75 people. This is a perfect choice for rehearsal dinners, receptions, recitals and meetings.

EXCLUSIVE CATERERS

St. Cecilia Music Center offers the following catering options, each with a wide selection of cuisine, presentation and pricing:


*Above & Beyond Catering and Events, http://www.above-beyond.com
* Applause Catering Events, http://www.applause-catering.net
* Branns Catering, http://www.branns.com
* The Gilmore Collection, http://www.thegilmorecollection.com
* Martha’s Vineyard, http://www.mvwines.com
* One Trick Pony, http://www.onetrick.biz
* San Chez, http://www.sanchezbistro.com
* West Michigan Caterer, http://www.westmichigancaterer.com

Martha’s Vineyard is our exclusive beverage caterer.

ADDITIONAL SERVICES
Coffee service: $25
Includes two pots of coffee, regular and decaf, cups, creamer, sugar, stir sticks and beverage napkins. Each pot serves approximately 25 cups. Additional pots are $5 each.

Water service:
We offer complimentary water in pitchers upon request. Bottled water is available at
$1 per bottle. Please order in advance to guarantee this service.

Linens:
Pricing available upon request. Linens and tableware can also be ordered by your caterer. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
15
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
4
Describe your venue:
Ballroom, Banquet Hall, Historic
Describe the style of your venue
City, Vintage, Classic
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?
340
What event services do you offer?
Clean Up, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors OK, Set Up
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Wheelchair Access

REVIEWS

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Angie
Wedding:
4/30/2016
5.0/5.0
This venue is beyond gorgeous. We had our ceremony in the President's Room and reception in the ball room. We hardly needed any decorations because the venue itself is so beautiful. The team at St. Cecilia was awesome to work with and they made our big day go so smoothly. I highly recommend this venue.
This venue is beyond gorgeous. We had our ceremony in the President's Room and reception in the ball room. We hardly Read more...
This venue is beyond gorgeous. We had our ceremony in the President's Room and reception in the ball room. We hardly needed any decorations because the venue itself is so beautiful. The team at St. Cecilia was awesome to work with and they made our big day go so smoothly. I highly recommend this venue. Read less
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Kristen
Wedding:
10/17/2015
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding ceremony in the Dexter Ballroom. Not only did the price fit right in our budget, but we hardly had to use any decorations because the room is so beautiful on its own, and we were able to use a sound system as well as the grand piano for our music. Our ceremony photos look amazing with all the natural light that comes in through the windows along the back wall. Carla was great to work with and always responded quickly to any questions or changes we needed to make. We wanted a location that wasn't a church but also wasn't some small, back room at a banquet center. This was exactly what we were looking for. We got lots of compliments on our choice of venue!
We had our wedding ceremony in the Dexter Ballroom. Not only did the price fit right in our budget, but we hardly had to Read more...
We had our wedding ceremony in the Dexter Ballroom. Not only did the price fit right in our budget, but we hardly had to use any decorations because the room is so beautiful on its own, and we were able to use a sound system as well as the grand piano for our music. Our ceremony photos look amazing with all the natural light that comes in through the windows along the back wall. Carla was great to work with and always responded quickly to any questions or changes we needed to make. We wanted a location that wasn't a church but also wasn't some small, back room at a banquet center. This was exactly what we were looking for. We got lots of compliments on our choice of venue! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
8/22/2015
5.0/5.0
My reception was absolutely beautiful there!! The staff was great to work with.
My reception was absolutely beautiful there!! The staff was great to work with.
My reception was absolutely beautiful there!! The staff was great to work with. Read less
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Christine
Wedding:
7/25/2015
5.0/5.0
We feel so lucky to have had our wedding reception in this beautiful place! I barely had to decorate because the Dexter Ballroom is already so beautiful on its own. The venue had just gotten new banquet chairs that looked great, so we did not have to order chair covers. I wish we had given ourselves more time to take pictures around the building. Carla was quick to respond to emails and was very helpful in the booking process and with any questions I had leading up to the event. Thank you St. Cecilia Music Center staff!
We feel so lucky to have had our wedding reception in this beautiful place! I barely had to decorate because the Dexter Read more...
We feel so lucky to have had our wedding reception in this beautiful place! I barely had to decorate because the Dexter Ballroom is already so beautiful on its own. The venue had just gotten new banquet chairs that looked great, so we did not have to order chair covers. I wish we had given ourselves more time to take pictures around the building. Carla was quick to respond to emails and was very helpful in the booking process and with any questions I had leading up to the event. Thank you St. Cecilia Music Center staff! Read less
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Sarah Kramer
Wedding:
6/20/2015
5.0/5.0
Great Price. Carla their event coordinator was very sweet, helpful, and professional. This is a historic building with beautiful architecture. I selected this venue because it had personal meaning and memories but I would recommend it to every person having an event in Grand Rapids.
Great Price. Carla their event coordinator was very sweet, helpful, and professional. This is a historic building with Read more...
Great Price. Carla their event coordinator was very sweet, helpful, and professional. This is a historic building with beautiful architecture. I selected this venue because it had personal meaning and memories but I would recommend it to every person having an event in Grand Rapids. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, Wedding Venue, Unique Services
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Melia
Wedding:
5/30/2015
5.0/5.0
We loved having our wedding at St. Cecilia! Carla was very helpful with our initial meeting onward, answering any questions we had quickly and efficiently. As my husband and I are both musicians, the venue was perfect and gorgeous and perfect for the size of our wedding (around 140 people). We were also able to meet with Carla a few weeks before the wedding and clear up any questions. They also allowed us to come to the venue the week of the wedding to practice on their pianos (my husband and I are both pianists and played for our guests on our wedding day), which are wonderful instruments.

Where they really came through, though, was the day of the wedding! We had planned to have our ceremony outside at my grandparent's property and have our reception at St. Cecilia; however, it rained the entire day! Turns out St. Cecilia is the best "plan b" you could have! Even though we had only rented out the ballroom, they were more than accommodating, allowing us to use the dressing rooms, the main auditorium, and the lobby/seating area for our needs during the day. I cannot imagine how we would have made everything work together if they hadn't been so helpful and willing to let us use the space! Everything photographed beautifully in the building and came together so perfectly despite the rain. We couldn't have picked a better venue for our needs!
We loved having our wedding at St. Cecilia! Carla was very helpful with our initial meeting onward, answering any Read more...
We loved having our wedding at St. Cecilia! Carla was very helpful with our initial meeting onward, answering any questions we had quickly and efficiently. As my husband and I are both musicians, the venue was perfect and gorgeous and perfect for the size of our wedding (around 140 people). We were also able to meet with Carla a few weeks before the wedding and clear up any questions. They also allowed us to come to the venue the week of the wedding to practice on their pianos (my husband and I are both pianists and played for our guests on our wedding day), which are wonderful instruments.

Where they really came through, though, was the day of the wedding! We had planned to have our ceremony outside at my grandparent's property and have our reception at St. Cecilia; however, it rained the entire day! Turns out St. Cecilia is the best "plan b" you could have! Even though we had only rented out the ballroom, they were more than accommodating, allowing us to use the dressing rooms, the main auditorium, and the lobby/seating area for our needs during the day. I cannot imagine how we would have made everything work together if they hadn't been so helpful and willing to let us use the space! Everything photographed beautifully in the building and came together so perfectly despite the rain. We couldn't have picked a better venue for our needs! Read less
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Melanie
Wedding:
10/25/2014
5.0/5.0
We chose St. Cecilia Music Center for our wedding venue for multiple reasons and we were not disappointed! First of all, St. Cecilia’s location is great for guests who are staying out of town, as well as traveling in for the day. There are many things to do in the Grand Rapids area and many places to stay. The ambience is fantastic - very classic and vintage feeling. We had our ceremony in the President’s Room and the reception in the Dexter Ballroom. Having both portions of our wedding celebration in one location was great and extremely convenient. The President’s Room provided an intimate ceremony experience and both rooms comfortably fit our approximately 100 guests.

Our contact person at St. Cecilia’s was Carla and she was very informative and helpful throughout the process. The majority of our communication was via email as we are from Chicago and Carla was very prompt in her replies. She was also very accommodating and it was possible for us to stop in to view the venue whenever we were in Grand Rapids, even meeting with our DJ at the venue prior to the event.

St. Cecilia’s provided an exceptional wedding experience at a very reasonable price!
We chose St. Cecilia Music Center for our wedding venue for multiple reasons and we were not disappointed! First of all, Read more...
We chose St. Cecilia Music Center for our wedding venue for multiple reasons and we were not disappointed! First of all, St. Cecilia’s location is great for guests who are staying out of town, as well as traveling in for the day. There are many things to do in the Grand Rapids area and many places to stay. The ambience is fantastic - very classic and vintage feeling. We had our ceremony in the President’s Room and the reception in the Dexter Ballroom. Having both portions of our wedding celebration in one location was great and extremely convenient. The President’s Room provided an intimate ceremony experience and both rooms comfortably fit our approximately 100 guests.

Our contact person at St. Cecilia’s was Carla and she was very informative and helpful throughout the process. The majority of our communication was via email as we are from Chicago and Carla was very prompt in her replies. She was also very accommodating and it was possible for us to stop in to view the venue whenever we were in Grand Rapids, even meeting with our DJ at the venue prior to the event.

St. Cecilia’s provided an exceptional wedding experience at a very reasonable price! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
9/28/2013
4.4/5.0
We had such an awesome experience with Saint C's. Because our wedding was during Art Prize (and Saint C's is an Art Prize venue) we expected at least some bumps. There were none! Carla, our main contact, was incredibly helpful throughout the process. We viewed the venue multiple times and she was always patient, flexible and willing to help. The day of staff did an awesome job managing our event. If you haven't been inside, go look. It's beautiful. The facilities are well maintained and despite the high level of foot traffic for our day the staff did a great job of keeping everything looking beautiful. We had full usage of the parking lot (which they limit access to) as well as the dressing rooms. The only thing we'd change about our experience are the limited vendors they allow for providing alcohol (hence the 3 for flexibility).
We had such an awesome experience with Saint C's. Because our wedding was during Art Prize (and Saint C's is an Art Prize Read more...
We had such an awesome experience with Saint C's. Because our wedding was during Art Prize (and Saint C's is an Art Prize venue) we expected at least some bumps. There were none! Carla, our main contact, was incredibly helpful throughout the process. We viewed the venue multiple times and she was always patient, flexible and willing to help. The day of staff did an awesome job managing our event. If you haven't been inside, go look. It's beautiful. The facilities are well maintained and despite the high level of foot traffic for our day the staff did a great job of keeping everything looking beautiful. We had full usage of the parking lot (which they limit access to) as well as the dressing rooms. The only thing we'd change about our experience are the limited vendors they allow for providing alcohol (hence the 3 for flexibility). Read less
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Betsy
Wedding:
8/23/2013
5.0/5.0
Carla did a great job making sure everything was perfect for our wedding ceremony! We had the blue room and it was perfect for our small wedding of 50 guest. The lighting and color in the room was beautiful, romantic and was ideal for an evening wedding. Carla was great at returning my emails and phone calls. Thanks Carla!
Carla did a great job making sure everything was perfect for our wedding ceremony! We had the blue room and it was perfect Read more...
Carla did a great job making sure everything was perfect for our wedding ceremony! We had the blue room and it was perfect for our small wedding of 50 guest. The lighting and color in the room was beautiful, romantic and was ideal for an evening wedding. Carla was great at returning my emails and phone calls. Thanks Carla! Read less
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Rachel
Wedding:
6/14/2013
5.0/5.0
This is a beautiful venue for a wedding in downtown Grand Rapids. They have several spaces; we had our ceremony in the President's room on the main floor, and then the reception upstairs in the ballroom. Many of our guests remarked about the grace and loveliness of the building. I found Carla wonderful to work with - we were able to change our ceremony room only weeks before the ceremony when we realized our guest list would let us move into a smaller, more intimate space for the ceremony. The classic decor and the brilliant light of the venue in the ballroom do not necessitate much additional decoration. Some nice tablecloths, a few floral arrangements, and everything looks lovely.
This is a beautiful venue for a wedding in downtown Grand Rapids. They have several spaces; we had our ceremony in the Read more...
This is a beautiful venue for a wedding in downtown Grand Rapids. They have several spaces; we had our ceremony in the President's room on the main floor, and then the reception upstairs in the ballroom. Many of our guests remarked about the grace and loveliness of the building. I found Carla wonderful to work with - we were able to change our ceremony room only weeks before the ceremony when we realized our guest list would let us move into a smaller, more intimate space for the ceremony. The classic decor and the brilliant light of the venue in the ballroom do not necessitate much additional decoration. Some nice tablecloths, a few floral arrangements, and everything looks lovely. Read less
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