It’s hard to know where to start planning a wedding in Western Michigan because there are so many options to choose from and so many options to choose from.
From venues to caterers to bridal shops and beyond, there’s a lot to think about. We don’t claim to be top-notch wedding authorities by any means, but we think we have pretty good taste.
Frauenthal Center | | 425 West Western Ave., Muskegon | | frauenthal.org
This historic building and its beautiful facilities are the perfect backdrop for your special occasion with multiple venues to choose from. If you wish, you can also have a reception on the stage!
high five | | 19 LaGrave Ave. SE, Grand Rapids | | thehighfivegr.com
This sprawling, beautifully renovated loft space is a prime example of ‘old world meets new world’. High wooden beam ceilings, large windows, hardwood floors, exposed brick, and no columns.
Grand Rapids Downtown Market
435 Ionia Ave. SW, Grand Rapids | | downtown market gr.com
Get married in the market’s gorgeous greenhouses. Lush vegetation is surrounded by soft natural light during the day and stunning city views at night. Or use the more classic ballroom.
The Cheney Place | | 1600 Monroe Ave, Grand Rapids | | thecheneyplace.com
It’s one of the most beloved venues in town for many reasons. The entire wedding ceremony (ceremony and reception) will be held in a warehouse space with frosted windows and vintage furnishings that are ‘urban-vintage’.
Greencrest Manor | | 6174 Hulbert Road, Battle Creek | | greencrestmanor.com
Set in an enchanting forest outside Battle Creek, Greencrest is a European-style venue with cascading ivy, extensive gardens and wrought-iron gates. It radiates warmth and historic luxury.
street chef show | | streetchefshaw.com
Street tacos, quesadillas and nachos inspired by traditional Hispanic biria soup with Swahili flavor. Nothing beats the interactive catering experience of the Street Chef Show.
Rise Authentic Baking Co. | | riseauthenticbaking.com
Gluten Free, Vegan, Soy Free, Color Free – Rise Authentic Baking has delicious baked goods for everyone, including cakes, cupcakes, donuts, and brownies.
Scotts BBQ for two | | twoscottsbbq.com
Some of the best BBQ around (or anywhere), Two Scotts is a true crowd pleaser. Pulled pork, brisket, burnt ends, mac n’ cheese, coleslaw, it’s all there.
Pizza Parliament Food Truck | | Pizza Council.com
Everyone loves pizza and this food truck has a lot of pizza. Alongside politically named specialty pizzas like Barney Scramble and Breakfast Pies, there are basic personal pizzas.
Partage | | experiencepartage.com
Formerly known as Everyday Chef and Wife, these chefs use organic, local ingredients and a more hands-on approach to creating unique, special dishes. They want to reinvent how catering is generally thought of.
RC Keiran Atelier | | 1876 Breton RD. SE, Grand Rapids | | rccaylan.com
RC Caylan’s wide range of work spans fashionable red carpet gowns, bridal gowns, bridal entourage wear and even men’s suits. The company is dedicated to providing one-of-a-kind costumes that suit each client’s personal style and aesthetic.
true society | | 4265 28th St, Kentwood | | truesociety.com
At True Society, you can try on award-winning designer dresses. Spacious custom-designed fitting rooms and stunning wedding dresses that speak to the soul.
lenny austin wedding
1555 Plainfield Avenue NE, Grand Rapids | | reneaustinwedding.com
A driving force in the Western Michigan wedding industry, Renee Austin is known for her welcoming background, friendly staff and exceptional collection of elegant, glamorous and chic gowns.
bianca bridal | | 125 Ottawa Ave NW, Grand Rapids | | biancabridal.com
This boutique is full service, family owned and run with love. Their passion is to create memorable experiences as a highlight of the wedding planning process. The day I found my dream dress.
memories bridal | | 203 E. Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo | | dresslikeyou.com
At Memories, a dedicated bridal stylist works one-on-one with each bride to give you the attention you deserve and help you find the perfect dress for you. They’ll learn about your personality, style, wedding dreams, and what you find most beautiful.
let’s bash | | mi-bash.com
Adjustment days, adjustment months, concept design and execution, website design – Let’s Have a Bash does it all. Voted Top Event Planner in Revue’s own Best of the West, and for good reason.
Tanya Lynette event | | tanyalynnetteevents.com
Tanya Lynnette’s team strikes a balance between analysis and creativity, working with both color wheels and spreadsheets. The TLE team has her 24 years of experience in event coordination and planning. Perhaps more importantly, they celebrate diversity and specialize in LGBTQ+ marriages.
paper hat wedding | | paperhatweddings.com
If the actual day of your wedding is the most stressful, Paper Hat specializes in coordinating the day, working with you to ensure that the details are organized and your big day runs smoothly.
Lincoln’s 7th | | 7thonlincoln.com
From running away from home to one-off consultations, to coordinating for the day, to planning a full-scale wedding, 7th on Lincoln will do whatever you need.
RSVP event | | events-by-rsvp.com
Adrien and her team have over 15 years of experience making them a favorite at RSVP events.