HOST AN EVENT

If you are looking for that special place to host your wedding ceremony, wedding reception, or both, we are here to help turn your dream into reality. Let us be a part of your love story.

Our event venue is ideally equipped to accommodate your company's next corporate meeting or party, trade show, conference, team building exercise or training event.

Special occasions, dinners, fundraisers, Holiday parties, or something of your own design, host your next event in our unique space.

A Venue

AS UNIQUE AS YOUR EVENT

Conveniently located at 1430 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids MI 49505, Clearwater Place is a unique event space perfect for weddings, receptions, banquets, corporate events, fundraisers, social gatherings, conferences or whatever your needs might be.

 

Clearwater Place, an architectural masterpiece originally constructed over one hundred years ago, has been completely renovated by our family-owned business that specializes in historic restoration. The restoration earned Clearwater Place the Governor's Award for Historic Preservation. We remodeled the space to highlight the original Romanesque revival architecture--round arches, recessed panels, high ceilings, steel beams, and unique windows-- while incorporating state of the art updates and amenities to make Clearwater Place the perfect venue for your event. 


Your unforgettable wedding, exceptionally executed business event, meeting or amazing social event has a home here. Contact us today!

Reviews: 

"We loved Clearwater Place for our wedding reception! It is the coolest building and the renovations are very well done. We had about 170 guests ... it ended up being perfect because we had an area for dinner, a separate cocktail hour, and a great quieter area where our family with small children could play and not be in the middle of the dance floor."  - Emily P. 

"Fantastic venue to have a wedding, great people to work with. Beautiful, historical venue with tons of photo opportunities!!!" - Josh D.

"We recently had a family reunion at Clearwater Place and were so impressed. The inviting environment was the perfect place to reconnect with relatives that arrived from all over the country. Great location, unique historic building with plenty of parking and room for entertaining groups of all sizes.
The staircases are great for taking photos. The Manager of the property is professional, flexible and engaging. The terms of the agreement were straight-forward. It is fantastic in every way. Such a great place in Grand Rapids!"  - Joel V.

"Clearwater Place Events was AWESOME for our company event! We had 80 of our managers there for 3 days in a row. They were so awesome at communicating with us, checking in throughout the day to make sure things were going smoothly and overall they were awesome. We will definitely be back for future events!" - Mari S. 

"My wife and I recently held our wedding and reception at Clearwater. We had 250 guests for the ceremony and dinner. What a great place! Parking is better than any venue around, and it's free. It's nice for people to attend a ceremony and stay at the same place for the reception/dinner. This was much appreciated by our guests. The sound and visual system is state-of-the art. Clearwater will clearly become one of the more popular venues to host a variety of events in West Michigan." - Ray V.

"Awesome, unique venue - perfect for our corporate meeting."  Allison H. 

"Clearwater Place is absolutely beautiful! Our wedding ceremony took place at City Life Church, downtown Grand Rapids, and Clearwater was the perfect location to host our reception, it kept everything close together which was our goal. After we booked our reception date, Clearwater Place still had some renovations planned, and we fell in love even before the latest updates. When we first saw the venue, we were in love with the look, tall ceilings, large open layout, and gorgeous red brick exterior, but even the minor renovations really added a bonus! The coordinators at Clearwater Place were wonderful to work with and made planning the wedding of our dreams a breeze. This venue is fairly new, but I would recommend this venue for any events, conferences, meetings, weddings, parties, etc. We had a lovely experience - go check them out"  - Colleen G. 

What we offer:

ALL INCLUDED, NO ADD-ON FEES

  • Wedding reception space; or Ceremony and Reception space--ceremony and reception areas will be set up ahead of time so you do not have to leave the venue in between.

  • Beautiful venue with award winning architecture

  • Professional landscaping and grounds in a park-like setting

  • Bridal suite with kitchenette and dedicated restroom

  • Grooms room

  • Versatile, high-quality black Chiavari chairs

  • Unrivaled photo opportunities, inside and outside

  • Free parking!  On-site, convenient parking, with barrier free access

  • Convenient location, with access to all highways

  • Eight individual restrooms

  • Large built-in dance floor

  • Venue available until midnight (additional half hour for floral/decoration removal)

  • Built-in bar (and additional bar locations possible)

  • A variety of table and seating layout options (set-up included)

  • A series of breakout rooms

  • Two glass-enclosed mezzanines overlooking the main floor

  • High speed, fiber optic WiFi 

  • Television monitors with AV hookup throughout the space

  • High top, round and rectangular tables available

  • List of suggested vendors for ease of planning and seamless coordination

  • Dimming lighting system with multiple zones

VIDEO SYSTEM
  • Six monitors mounted throughout the space for maximum visibility, including: 

    • Two (2) 65-inch monitors

    • Three  (3) 43-inch monitors

    • One (1) 32-inch monitor for head table

  • Additional preset and prewired locations for adding monitors for larger groups (monitors available for rent)

  • Video is fed via HDMI

  • User-friendly central location control

AUDIO SYSTEM
  • 16 speakers

  • iPod/music input and audio

  • Front of house XLR input

  • User-friendly central location control

  • Two (2) Wireless Microphones (handheld/handheld or handheld/lavaliere)​​

  • Locations available for DJ or band 

INTERNET
  • Wireless internet

  • Fiber optic connection

  • Six (6) enterprise-level wireless access points

Our History

For over a century, Clearwater Place has stood on Monroe Avenue in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Originally the City of Grand Rapids' Drinking Water Filtration Plant, the towering red brick building was constructed in 1912 by George Warren Fuller, the gentlemen responsible for instituting the modern drinking water sanitation system in our country. The architecture was designed as much for form as it was for function, with the red brick building heralding Mediterranean and Romanesque Revival themes.

 

Situated on a six-acre park-like parcel, the red brick arches, district green ceramic tiled roof and now iconic round water towers not only bolstered the health of the citizens of Grand Rapids but added to the view as well.

 

The recent historic renovation completely restored the building to its original grandeur. All design was done with complete historical accuracy, preserving this amazing space for future generations and breathing new life into its use as an events venue - now known as Clearwater Place.

 

Melding one-of-a-kind historic architecture with sophisticated amenities and technology, this landmark building is completely modernized for your event planning and party needs.

Contact us to tour a piece of American history and start planning your wedding reception, social gathering or corporate event today

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