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The Cheney Place

Grand Rapids , MI
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1600 Monroe Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49505 US (map)

PHONE

616-304-6261

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ABOUT US

Your wedding is Your Day! Family and friends join together to celebrate the two of you. Let us help you make it memorable. Come to the Cheney Place for your wedding reception.
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Your wedding is Your Day! Family and friends join together to celebrate the two of you. Let us help you make it memorable. Come to the Cheney Place for your wedding reception.
A Design of Your Own
The Cheney Place environment offers you the opportunity to design your wedding reception exactly the way you want it. Open spaces and wood-beamed ceilings, are counterbalanced by the warmth of old floors and brick walls. Whatever you have in mind-from satin-covered chairs around silk covered tables to checkered table-cloths and picnic benches, and everything in between-The Cheney Place can make it happen.
Planning Made Easier
To make your planning easier, we will introduce you to a variety of service providers. Or you are welcome to use those you know and would like to work with. Either way, at The Cheney Place our objective is simple-to make your wedding reception a unique and lasting experience. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
5
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
1
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Historic, Loft
Describe the style of your venue
Modern, Rustic, Vintage
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
450
What event services do you offer?
Bridal Suite, Event Planning, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors OK, Set Up
What food and beverage items are available?
Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Wheelchair Access

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I will recommend The Cheney Place to every couple that is searching for a venue that will make everything easy, wonderful, and beautiful! Dream wedding venue FOR SURE.
I will recommend The Cheney Place to every couple that is searching for a venue that will make everything easy, wonderful, Read more...
I will recommend The Cheney Place to every couple that is searching for a venue that will make everything easy, wonderful, and beautiful! Dream wedding venue FOR SURE. Read less
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Lillian
Wedding:
10/14/2016
5.0/5.0
Where to even begin? Our wedding at The Cheney Place was absolute perfection. The venue is so unique and the décor absolutely stunning. Our guests are still raving about its beauty and how they have never seen a building like it. What truly set The Cheney Place apart from other wedding venues are their staff and services. Jenna, the venue manager, worked with us throughout the planning process and was AMAZING. She was very prompt in response to emails or phone calls and pretty much guided us through making decisions with vendors, decorations, etc. I am so grateful for her because I am terrible with event planning and décor. Jenna helped me through everything from developing wedding timelines to the layout of ceremony and receptions. I always figured that for my wedding I would have to hire a wedding planner. However, with all of Jenna’s guidance and coordination, that wasn’t necessary. I pretty much got a wedding planner with my booking of The Cheney Place. Our decorations and ceremony/reception layout ended up looking far better than I would have ever imagined. Their staff is truly talented and so creative! We pretty much only told them our theme and gave them a few items we wanted displayed for decorations. The rest we told them to do whatever they needed to do to make it look nice and they beyond exceeded our expectations!
Another helpful service The Cheney Place provides is complete setup and takedown of all decorations, tables, chairs, etc. Even better, they can store it for you at the venue to pick up later so you don’t have to worry about it at the end of the night. Once I arrived there to get ready, I seriously did not lift a finger. Their staff handled everything and I could just enjoy the moment. I still can’t believe how stress-free our wedding was. I kept waiting for something unexpected or for something to go wrong and it never happened. Our wedding could not have been this perfect without the staff and services of The Cheney Place!
Where to even begin? Our wedding at The Cheney Place was absolute perfection. The venue is so unique and the décor Read more...
Where to even begin? Our wedding at The Cheney Place was absolute perfection. The venue is so unique and the décor absolutely stunning. Our guests are still raving about its beauty and how they have never seen a building like it. What truly set The Cheney Place apart from other wedding venues are their staff and services. Jenna, the venue manager, worked with us throughout the planning process and was AMAZING. She was very prompt in response to emails or phone calls and pretty much guided us through making decisions with vendors, decorations, etc. I am so grateful for her because I am terrible with event planning and décor. Jenna helped me through everything from developing wedding timelines to the layout of ceremony and receptions. I always figured that for my wedding I would have to hire a wedding planner. However, with all of Jenna’s guidance and coordination, that wasn’t necessary. I pretty much got a wedding planner with my booking of The Cheney Place. Our decorations and ceremony/reception layout ended up looking far better than I would have ever imagined. Their staff is truly talented and so creative! We pretty much only told them our theme and gave them a few items we wanted displayed for decorations. The rest we told them to do whatever they needed to do to make it look nice and they beyond exceeded our expectations!
Another helpful service The Cheney Place provides is complete setup and takedown of all decorations, tables, chairs, etc. Even better, they can store it for you at the venue to pick up later so you don’t have to worry about it at the end of the night. Once I arrived there to get ready, I seriously did not lift a finger. Their staff handled everything and I could just enjoy the moment. I still can’t believe how stress-free our wedding was. I kept waiting for something unexpected or for something to go wrong and it never happened. Our wedding could not have been this perfect without the staff and services of The Cheney Place! Read less
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Kaylin
Wedding:
9/2/2016
5.0/5.0
We recently had our ceremony and reception at the Cheney Place and could not have been happier. With the help of Jenna and her awesome staff, our day went perfectly. Jenna was always very timely with her email responses and I never felt like I was bothering her with the (several) questions that randomly pop into your head. We had so many compliments from family and friends and were just so thankful that everything went so well. Thank you TCP!
We recently had our ceremony and reception at the Cheney Place and could not have been happier. With the help of Jenna and Read more...
We recently had our ceremony and reception at the Cheney Place and could not have been happier. With the help of Jenna and her awesome staff, our day went perfectly. Jenna was always very timely with her email responses and I never felt like I was bothering her with the (several) questions that randomly pop into your head. We had so many compliments from family and friends and were just so thankful that everything went so well. Thank you TCP! Read less
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Lhea
Wedding:
8/27/2016
5.0/5.0
Look no further! Jenna and her team were absolutely amazing! We live in the Detroit area so her responsiveness was extra helpful. Her team did everything from set up to tear down and had everything ready for us to pick up a couple of days after. We received so many compliments on the venue and we wish we could relive our big day over and over again!
Look no further! Jenna and her team were absolutely amazing! We live in the Detroit area so her responsiveness was extra Read more...
Look no further! Jenna and her team were absolutely amazing! We live in the Detroit area so her responsiveness was extra helpful. Her team did everything from set up to tear down and had everything ready for us to pick up a couple of days after. We received so many compliments on the venue and we wish we could relive our big day over and over again! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We booked with the Cheney Place for our wedding, and so far have had really wonderful experiences working with all of the staff there. We have taken 3 tours total so far, and gotten valuable feedback about booking other vendors for catering, bar. All of the staff there have been professional, responsive, and really a pleasure to work with. We cannot wait to get married there and are very excited about our choice.
We booked with the Cheney Place for our wedding, and so far have had really wonderful experiences working with all of the Read more...
We booked with the Cheney Place for our wedding, and so far have had really wonderful experiences working with all of the staff there. We have taken 3 tours total so far, and gotten valuable feedback about booking other vendors for catering, bar. All of the staff there have been professional, responsive, and really a pleasure to work with. We cannot wait to get married there and are very excited about our choice. Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
8/6/2016
4.7/5.0
Having our wedding and reception at The Cheney Place was one of the best decisions we made for our day! The space is gorgeous, and unlike any other venue around. It’s got tons of character and charm—this is definitely not your average ballroom or banquet hall! It was SO convenient to have everything all in one space, and we loved that the entire building was ours for the whole day. They only book 1 wedding each day, so every couple gets the VIP treatment. Our on-site coordinator, Jenna, was super-helpful during the planning process, and we trusted her guidance 100%. She was totally cool with us being super-specific about the details of our day, and took great care in making sure everything came together for a great result. Every guest was raving about our awesome venue, we would choose it again in a heartbeat!!!

Our only complaints (and they’re fairly minor): 1. No one told us that Jenna wouldn’t be onsite for the wedding rehearsal or the actual wedding day. Her team did a nice job, but since we had been working closely with her for the previous year, we would’ve felt better if she had been there or would’ve appreciated a head’s up. 2. The team onsite on the wedding day wasn’t very careful when packaging up our décor pieces after the wedding. Since The Cheney Place specifically advertises their takedown services, I was disappointed to find fragile glassware not wrapped or protected, and the ribbon backdrop I spent hours making crumpled into a ball. Again, these things didn’t ruin our day by any means, they’re just something for future couples to be aware of. We would still recommend booking The Cheney Place if you get the chance, it’s totally worth it!
Having our wedding and reception at The Cheney Place was one of the best decisions we made for our day! The space is Read more...
Having our wedding and reception at The Cheney Place was one of the best decisions we made for our day! The space is gorgeous, and unlike any other venue around. It’s got tons of character and charm—this is definitely not your average ballroom or banquet hall! It was SO convenient to have everything all in one space, and we loved that the entire building was ours for the whole day. They only book 1 wedding each day, so every couple gets the VIP treatment. Our on-site coordinator, Jenna, was super-helpful during the planning process, and we trusted her guidance 100%. She was totally cool with us being super-specific about the details of our day, and took great care in making sure everything came together for a great result. Every guest was raving about our awesome venue, we would choose it again in a heartbeat!!!

Our only complaints (and they’re fairly minor): 1. No one told us that Jenna wouldn’t be onsite for the wedding rehearsal or the actual wedding day. Her team did a nice job, but since we had been working closely with her for the previous year, we would’ve felt better if she had been there or would’ve appreciated a head’s up. 2. The team onsite on the wedding day wasn’t very careful when packaging up our décor pieces after the wedding. Since The Cheney Place specifically advertises their takedown services, I was disappointed to find fragile glassware not wrapped or protected, and the ribbon backdrop I spent hours making crumpled into a ball. Again, these things didn’t ruin our day by any means, they’re just something for future couples to be aware of. We would still recommend booking The Cheney Place if you get the chance, it’s totally worth it! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.0/5.0
I am very grateful for the service the staff at TCP provided. My wife and I chose TCP primarily because of its location (our ceremony was in a nearby park). But what made it an especially enjoyable experience was the staff's flexibility, helpfulness and calm demeanor. One of our goals was to have as close to a "zero waste" wedding as possible, meaning avoiding as much landfill waste as possible, and instead utilize recycling and composting as much as possible. Between TCP and our caterers (shout out to Kangaroo Kitchen and Catering in Grand Rapids), we were able to do this pretty successfully and easily.

TCP is expensive, and if we were to do this all over again, we probably would not have our reception at TCP. This isn't because of any fault in their services or space; we simply spent more on the entire wedding than we would have liked... Many thanks TCP!
I am very grateful for the service the staff at TCP provided. My wife and I chose TCP primarily because of its location Read more...
I am very grateful for the service the staff at TCP provided. My wife and I chose TCP primarily because of its location (our ceremony was in a nearby park). But what made it an especially enjoyable experience was the staff's flexibility, helpfulness and calm demeanor. One of our goals was to have as close to a "zero waste" wedding as possible, meaning avoiding as much landfill waste as possible, and instead utilize recycling and composting as much as possible. Between TCP and our caterers (shout out to Kangaroo Kitchen and Catering in Grand Rapids), we were able to do this pretty successfully and easily.

TCP is expensive, and if we were to do this all over again, we probably would not have our reception at TCP. This isn't because of any fault in their services or space; we simply spent more on the entire wedding than we would have liked... Many thanks TCP! Read less
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Nichole
Wedding:
7/30/2016
5.0/5.0
The Cheney Place is AH-MAZING! If you're considering having your wedding here--- Stop debating and JUST DO IT! Best decision I made through the whole wedding process, besides my groom of course :) Jenna, the event coordinator was seriously awesome, like I have a friend crush she is so cool. She answered hundreds of questions from my mother and I, and always with a positive and immediate response. The quick response rate made a world of difference with all the different stresses I was under during the planning time. Jenna and the staff were helpful and creative with ideas when needed, but not overbearing at the least. Very accommodating. I didn't even hire a wedding planner or day of coordinator-- the Cheney staff did it all for me which saved big bucks! After working with them for a year and knowing how detail oriented they are, I had complete faith in them to set up day of and handle any obstacles without hassle or hiccups. The space is absolutely gorgeous and looked stunning once all said and done. I highly recommend renting furniture through their sister company, Fancy Fray too! It made the space just right, and gave the vintage feel I was looking for. Having the second floor available for cocktail hour was really cool and my guests loved all the different scenic backdrops - it really elevates the space and makes it fee less like a "wedding hall" plus It is awesome for pictures too! The bridal suite is adorable for all your ladies to get ready in-- we had so much fun and had some really cute candid photos taken up there! Most local hair places will waive the travel fee to come to The Cheney too because its so convenient to downtown (Only located about a half mile from the downtown bars and hotels so its perfect for your out of town guests). My friends and family are still beaming about the wedding and the space, weeks later and I owe that in big part to The Cheney Place. Please book this venue, and then invite me to your wedding ;)
The Cheney Place is AH-MAZING! If you're considering having your wedding here--- Stop debating and JUST DO IT! Best Read more...
The Cheney Place is AH-MAZING! If you're considering having your wedding here--- Stop debating and JUST DO IT! Best decision I made through the whole wedding process, besides my groom of course :) Jenna, the event coordinator was seriously awesome, like I have a friend crush she is so cool. She answered hundreds of questions from my mother and I, and always with a positive and immediate response. The quick response rate made a world of difference with all the different stresses I was under during the planning time. Jenna and the staff were helpful and creative with ideas when needed, but not overbearing at the least. Very accommodating. I didn't even hire a wedding planner or day of coordinator-- the Cheney staff did it all for me which saved big bucks! After working with them for a year and knowing how detail oriented they are, I had complete faith in them to set up day of and handle any obstacles without hassle or hiccups. The space is absolutely gorgeous and looked stunning once all said and done. I highly recommend renting furniture through their sister company, Fancy Fray too! It made the space just right, and gave the vintage feel I was looking for. Having the second floor available for cocktail hour was really cool and my guests loved all the different scenic backdrops - it really elevates the space and makes it fee less like a "wedding hall" plus It is awesome for pictures too! The bridal suite is adorable for all your ladies to get ready in-- we had so much fun and had some really cute candid photos taken up there! Most local hair places will waive the travel fee to come to The Cheney too because its so convenient to downtown (Only located about a half mile from the downtown bars and hotels so its perfect for your out of town guests). My friends and family are still beaming about the wedding and the space, weeks later and I owe that in big part to The Cheney Place. Please book this venue, and then invite me to your wedding ;) Read less
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Danae
Wedding:
7/22/2016
5.0/5.0
Do not even think twice about it. There isn't a single wedding venue in Grand Rapids that even comes close to The Cheney Place. They take care of every last detail so that the entire wedding party can sit back and enjoy the night.
Do not even think twice about it. There isn't a single wedding venue in Grand Rapids that even comes close to The Cheney Read more...
Do not even think twice about it. There isn't a single wedding venue in Grand Rapids that even comes close to The Cheney Place. They take care of every last detail so that the entire wedding party can sit back and enjoy the night. Read less
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Meg
Wedding:
7/15/2016
5.0/5.0
Honestly, The Cheney Place is a fairy-tale venue. My husband and I (well mostly I:) fell in love with The Cheney Place the moment we walked into the venue. It was the perfect setting for our special day and totally fit our personalities. Jenna and team were such a pleasure to work with. They were quick to response, offer ideas, and allowed me to stop by a few times to see different setups and take out-of-town family through the space before the wedding. I recommend this venue to any couple planning to their wedding. The space requires little to no decoration. It sells itself and fits a large group easily.
Honestly, The Cheney Place is a fairy-tale venue. My husband and I (well mostly I:) fell in love with The Cheney Place the Read more...
Honestly, The Cheney Place is a fairy-tale venue. My husband and I (well mostly I:) fell in love with The Cheney Place the moment we walked into the venue. It was the perfect setting for our special day and totally fit our personalities. Jenna and team were such a pleasure to work with. They were quick to response, offer ideas, and allowed me to stop by a few times to see different setups and take out-of-town family through the space before the wedding. I recommend this venue to any couple planning to their wedding. The space requires little to no decoration. It sells itself and fits a large group easily. Read less
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