Event FAQs

Event FAQs

Do you host weddings?
We do offer space for wedding ceremonies and receptions. However, we do reserve the ceremony location for those also having their receptions at GRAM.

What is the capacity?
We have a max capacity of approximately 225/250 guests for a plated meal. Other capacities are based on alternate layouts.

Do you provide the food?
We ask that you select from our preferred caterers list for the meal, but the dessert can come from another vendor as long as the food is prepared in a licensed kitchen. Please refer to the facility information packet for catering and other details.

Can we serve alcohol?
Yes! GRAM holds the liquor license so all alcohol must be provided by us. No outside alcohol is allowed. We recommend getting a quote for your event from our Beverage Manager, Wendy St. John at wstjohn@artmuseumgr.org.

Are there hotels nearby?
Located in the Grand Rapids Hotel District, the Museum is surrounded by many great hotels. We highly recommend AC Hotel for your stay, located just outside of GRAM’s front steps.

How many hours are included in the wedding pricing?
Weddings may begin at 6 pm. The pricing allows for a five-hour event ending at 11 pm. However, if you wish to extend your evening to midnight, there is a $500 flat fee. This extended time frame does need to be planned at least two weeks prior to the wedding.
Also, please note that the bar must close 30 minutes prior to the end of the event.

What items are included in the pricing for events?
Tables, chairs, and security are included in the pricing. You will be assigned a GRAM Coordinator that assists with all things GRAM–layout, vendor arrival, set-up of GRAM tables and chairs, etc. The special touches that make a wedding unique are not handled by this coordinator. Many couples choose to hire a general wedding coordinator to help with those details.

Where do our guests park?
Parking options are listed in the facility packet, but primarily parking in local ramps or providing valet parking are the best options.