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Wedding Planning Starts with a Beautiful Backdrop 

Invite family and friends to celebrate your ‘I Do's’ in a place as unique as your love story. Clearwater Place is one of Grand Rapids' most iconic architectural locations, providing unrivaled photo opportunities in and outside of our banquet hall and events venue.


Our park-like setting is located minutes from downtown Grand Rapids, with free, on-site parking and space for all your wedding guests.


Clearwater is designed to host a wide variety of weddings sizes. 

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

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Wedding and Reception Services

  • 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.

  • Elegant black Chiavari chairs for your guests 

  • Round, rectangular, and high-top table options

  • Dedicated cake and gift tables

  • Permanent, large dance floor

  • Two built-in bars

  • Unrivaled photo opportunities inside and outside

  • Free on-site parking with barrier-free accessibility

  • Dimmable lights

  • 8 individual restrooms

  • Catering kitchen

  • List of suggested vendors and service providers for seamless coordination

  • Award winning architecture

  • Professional landscaping

  • Classic double staircase for dramatic entries (and amazing photo ops!)

  • Access to glass-enclosed mezzanine rooms overlooking the main floor

  • Private Bridal Suite, including:

    • Kitchenette

    • Vanity counter with ideal lighting for makeup application and gorgeous photos

    • Chic, glamorous decor and comfortable prep space

    • Dedicated restroom for Bridal party

  • Groomsman Prep Room, including:

    • Ample seating

    • Kitchenette

    • Mirrors and prep space

    • Direct access to restrooms

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Designed to Make You Swoon

In addition to the meticulous attention in restoring every detail of the historic Clearwater Place, the event space was designed with you in mind. Purposely planned to embody a classic starting point, the venue decor allows each couple or event to bring its own touch to the space, while the groundwork for an elegant and stunning event is as simple as adding table linens and candles. Whether your style in bohemian, classic, elegant, industrial, rustic, 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, 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 and industrial steel accents. Black chiavari chairs add an element of design complexity to enhance the vision of each event design – whether simple or elaborate.

Extra 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.

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