From the city itself to the nearby shores of Lake Michigan, we think it’s safe to say that a Grand Rapids wedding is a wedding with options. Particularly pretty in summer and fall when the area’s foliage takes outdoor settings to an entirely different level, Grand Rapids is a perfect spot to say “I do” for locals and visitors to the area alike.

Wedding Venues in Grand Rapids

Let’s start with the basics. And the venue is arguably the most basic (and essential) of all your wedding details. Whether you’re planning a backyard celebration or a ballroom extravaganza, we have a few of the best locations lined up.

Indoor weddings in Grand Rapids are utterly elegant in any one of the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel's ballrooms. From the most careful of details – including hand-painted ceilings and carved moldings – to the lighting of elaborate chandeliers this Grand Rapids wedding location is just about perfect. Meanwhile, the St. Cecilia Music Center is a unique venue and community treasure that was dedicated in 1894. Its accents are all vintage, and make for a beautiful background on your wedding day.

Wedding Cakes in Grand Rapids

Because who doesn’t like talking about dessert? Connie's Cakes is one Grand Rapids bakery that works specifically with wedding and occasion cakes, although brownies, vegan chocolate cupcakes and gluten free treats are also available. Traditional flavors in custom combinations are made to order and carefully designed with your style in mind.  4 Goodness Cake is another place to find Grand Rapids wedding cakes. Made from scratch, these cakes are topped with homemade buttercream and the smallest cake available is a three-tiered treat that serves 104 people.

P.S. Don’t forget to use the best planning tools around – our wedding websites are perfect for communicating with your guests and sharing the details of your wedding day and registry.

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