The Waddell Center

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Starting at $1,707 for 50 Guests

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Starting at $1k for 50 Guests
Starting at $1k for 50 Guests

Venue capacity

up to 250

Starting price

$1K to start

Peak Season



Ceremony / Reception

The Waddell Center Overview

The Waddell Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan, provides a welcoming event space with a vintage touch. There are wood-beam ceilings and original brick, and the venue is versatile. It can host rehearsal dinners, receptions, and the farewell brunch, in addition to the ceremony. There is minimal décor, making it an ideal canvas to realize your creative vision. The staff are exceptional and warm, and the catering menu is extensive. A sumptuous evening of celebration is guaranteed, and you can choose from dozens upon dozens of dishes served plated or family/buffet style. There are also numerous bar packages to keep the fun flowing.

Venue Notes

The rental fee ranges from $500 to $2000 for a reception and includes 6 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. The set up fee for an onsite ceremony is $500 and includes an additional hour of room rental.

Amenities And Requirements


Ceremony arch
Dance floor
Day-of coordinator
Kitchen for prep only
Large parking lot
Linens, silverware, glassware provided
Tables and chairs provided
Venue set up and clean up


- Alcohol must be provided by venue- All food and beverage handled by venue- Amplified music OK indoors only- Catering provided by venue- Music must end by midnight- Smoking outside only- Venue must approve all decorations