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Give Them an Event Space to Talk About

Anniversary celebrations, Christmas parties, birthdays, or something of your own design - host your next event in a space that reflects your distinctive style. Welcome to the historic Clearwater Place. Situated on beautifully landscaped, park-like grounds with free, on-site parking, our reception hall and event venue provides endless options to make your event one-of-a-kind. Located just outside downtown Grand Rapids, our location offers the perfect environment for your celebration.

  • Galas      
  • Holiday Parties     
  • Fundraisers  
  • Anniversaries     
  • Celebrations
  • Family Reunions      
  • Networking  
  • Proms
  • Banquets
  • Auctions  
  • Professional Associations
  • ...and more!

"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!"


Booking your social event at the Clearwater Place includes:

  • A party space conveniently located near downtown Grand Rapids in an iconic, nationally recognized historic preservation site

  • Ample free on-site parking with barrier-free accessibility

  • Events large or small

  • Options for a variety of layouts, including, cocktail, banquet or mixed seating

  • Classic and versatile black Chiavari chairs for your guests

  • Round, rectangular and high top tables available

  • 8 individual restrooms

  • Two glass-enclosed mezzanines overlooking the main floor (excellent photo ops!)

  • Dimmable LED lighting system

  •  TV monitors with AV capabilities throughout.

  • WiFi 

  • Special VIP/Green room for the guest of honor or last-minute party prep

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

  • Catering kitchen

Designed to Make You Swoon

In addition to the meticulous attention to restoring every detail of the historic Clearwater Place, the event space was designed with you in mind. Purposely planned to embody a simple and classic starting point, the venue decor allows each couple or event to bring its own touch to the space, while the groundwork for a simply elegant and stunning event is as simple as adding table linens and candles. Whether your style in bohemian, classic, elegant, romantic, simple or eclectic – Clearwater is the canvas to create your stunning masterpiece.

The iconic double staircase is made from the original decorative iron banisters surrounding the filter room, and the motif is carried throughout the space in the detailed woodwork of the door molding and handcrafted bars. Soft seating and curated brass and wood tables were selected to enhance the charm of the existing architecture, and bring attention to the arching iron beams and red brick accents. Black chivari chairs add an element of design complexity to enhance the vision of each event design – whether simple or elaborate.

Excess lighting, from the dimmable under lighting and chandeliers, the modern bar accent lighting to the soft glow of the café strings allows each event planner to imagine their own ambiance and feel. Call us today to schedule a tour!

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