Corporate Partner Spotlight

Applause Catering + Events

  Guests enjoy horderves at a Member Opening event

With headquarters located southeast of suburban Grand Rapids, Applause Catering + Events has provided an unrivaled list of services to the West Michigan community since 1989. Applause recognizes that focusing on the details and having the flexibility to cater to unique requests is what makes their special events truly shine.

With multiple venues including a downtown space overlooking the Grand River at Bridgewater Place and a private event facility that can accommodate over 300 guests, Applause has served a wide range of clients from corporations to wedding parties. 

People outside of Grand Rapids marvel at the level of true philanthropic heroes that West Michigan can boast of. We love to do our part to serve and support causes that make peoples’ lives better,” says Kathleen Harkins, Chief Executive Officer of Applause Catering + Events. It is an honor to be a part of this community and serve people.”

A longtime distinguished supporter of GRAM, Applause is proud of their partnership with the Museum and has sponsored numerous events in the past, including ArtPrize Ten. Applause Catering + Events has been voted Best Caterer nine different times by Grand Rapids Magazine and has been a dedicated partner of the Grand Rapids Art Museum since 2003.

Interested in learning more about our Corporate Partner program? Contact Marnie McGuire at 616.831.2901 or