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Wedding Reception sites

I told TH's cousin, I would pass on some suggestions for reception sites. She is having 200 people and is looking for a resonable priced site. I think I have all the standards found on ExperienceGR.com,  however are there any "off-the beaten" path sites you can think of or hidden jewels?

Re: Wedding Reception sites

  • Has she checked out the Goei Center owned by Eastern Floral?  Its amazing and very reasonably priced as I hear.  http://www.easternfloral.com/thegoeicenter.asp

    In September we went to a wedding at Watermark and it was beautiful. I don't think its that expensive, either.  Last February we went to a wedding at The Grand Volute in Lowell.  VERY reasonable and quite nice, actually.  My co-worker was looking at the Cultural Center last year, which looked really nice.  Those are the only places I know of that may not be super well-known.  I'm wishing her the best of luck! 

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  • I haven't been there yet, but I hear the Trillium in Spring Lake is nice, if lakeshore venues are an option.
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  • What town/city are they thinking about?

     

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    What town/city are they thinking about?

     

    Metro GR- pretty much 1/2 hour driving range. She would be willing to go a bit more if she can have the cermony and reception in one area.

  • Mid villa in Middleville.  Cherry valley greenhouse has a beautiful area that I heard they allow wedding ceremonies to be held.  It is outside.  I will keep thinking. 
  • I don't know what was listed on the GR site as I didn't look - sorry if these are repeats, or too expensive. 

    I don't know how it is now, but when I got married (five years ago this July), at Aquinas, and it was very nice, good food, great service, and a beautiful setting for pictures.  I know their ballroom holds up to 250 people and is a nice place.  Not sure on cost, as it probably has gone up a bit since I was there. 

    If looking for an outdoor/barn venture I have heard that Post Family farms does a nice job. 

    My cousin's wedding was at the WMU banquet center downtown.  Don't know price, but it was a nice reception. 

  • I'm not sure what's on the list, but I always thought St. Cecelia's (sp?) Music Society looked like a very cool venue.  That'd prob be on my list if I got a redo.  ;-)
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