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Paddock Place

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About Paddock Place

Paddock Place is a historic wedding venue located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. This 19th-century mansion and its grounds can provide the romantic setting for your once-in-a-lifetime celebration.

Facilities and Capacity
Paddock Place offers both indoor and outdoor venue options for an unforgettable ceremony and reception. Their event space includes a beautiful gated lawn and historically appointed private banquet rooms and features a wine cellar, tap room, sun porch, and several open rooms with beautiful restored hardwood floors to complement hand-carved wood trim, marble fireplaces, and vintage chandeliers. The lawn can accommodate up to 150 guests, and the private banquet rooms can fit smaller, more intimate parties. The Porch and Tuscan Room accommodate 45 guests, the Drawing Room can accommodate 55, the Red Room 40 guests, and the Blue Room 33 guests.

Services Offered
Paddock Place offers many services for a seamless and stress-free experience, so that you can enjoy your big day with your loved ones. The venue is available to host ceremonies, receptions, bridal showers, engagement parties, and rehearsal dinners. The wedding-related services they provide for your special day include:

  • Bar services
  • Catering services
  • Get-ready rooms
  • Liability insurance
  • Parking
  • Preferred vendors only
  • Setup
  • Wheelchair access

Paddock Place offers the convenience of in-house catering for your wedding day. The venue is owned and operated by the catering company, Gilmore Catering, providing chef-inspired, customized catering menus. The venue will also supply all needed barware, china, flatware, glassware, and linens for your event. The serving styles they offer include:

  • Buffet
  • Cocktail reception
  • Family style
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Plated
  • Server(s)
  • Stations

Other Services
Paddock Place also provides many in-house bar services for your special day. The wedding bar services they offer include:

  • Bartender(s)
  • Cash bar
  • Champagne toast
  • House Beer, liquor, and wine
  • Limited bar
  • Liquor license
  • Open bar
  • Premium liquor
  • Signature drink
  • Specialty beer and wine

Paddock Place was constructed in 1873 by Augustus Paddock during the lumbering boom of the mid-1800s when Grand Rapids was just a fledgling city and furniture manufacturing was beginning to thrive. Well over a century later the Gilmore family transformed the mansion and grounds into a unique event space for parties, tastings, live music, and catered events.

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2 Reviews for Paddock Place

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2 Paddock Place Reviews


Married on 06/18/2016

  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0

Heidi assisted us in planning my bridal shower at Mangiamo, Grand Rapids in the Library Room. Several of our guests commented that it was the most beautiful bridal shower they had ever been to! The ... Read more staff were wonderful and the food was fantastic as always. I highly recommend planning an event here! Thank you Mangiamo for a wonderful experience!


Married on 08/17/2012

  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 3.5
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0

We had a very small reception (19 people at dinner) and rented the blue room on the third floor. The menu was amazing, the room was beautiful, and the staff was friendly and polite. In planning, Heidi ... Read more was really helpful and patient as we changed menus, asked questions, etc. The food was delicious and presented beautifully. We really liked the way the menu worked, as we were able to offer our guests multiple choices and they did not have to decide until the reception, instead of weeks ahead of time. The only awkward part was when they forgot to add the champagne toast to the tab and asked my in-laws if it would be alright to run the credit card again. It was just a little mistake that I think could have been handled in a better way, either by contacting us after the event, or perhaps writing it off as a mistake.

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