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The Sweet House

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About The Sweet House

The Sweet House is a charming historic wedding venue conveniently located in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan. This venue is a testament to the beauty of Italianate architecture, having been built in the style of an Italianate Villa in the mid-1860s. This historical house is now in the care of the Sweet House Foundation who have lovingly maintained the timeless beauty and historical significance of the home. Couples can now enjoy hosting the wedding event of their dreams in this truly unique location to create a celebration to remember.

Facilities and Capacity

The Sweet House offers several event rooms, each bedecked with stylish decor and individual themes, ideal for a variety of wedding events. The Hazel Vandenberg Auditorium offers a stylish, light-filled, ceremony space, complete with a grand piano and raised platform. The checkered floor, cream walls, and tasteful decor provide a sense of elegance and grandeur within this space, which can comfortably accommodate up to 150 seated guests.

Desdemona’s Dining Room, named in honor of the original lady of the house, Desdemona Sweet, offers space for up to 125 guests for a delightful reception event. The room features antique wallpaper, ornate chandeliers, and large sash windows creating a vintage, sophisticated ambiance. The room benefits from an open-plan layout which facilitates a variety of seating arrangements that can be tailored to your preferences.

The Sweet House also offers a number of smaller rooms which can be used for engagement parties, rehearsal dinners, cocktail hours, and more. These include the elegant Wedgewood Room and the Drawing Room.

Get-ready rooms are also provided on-site for your convenience, offering comfort and style for your wedding preparations. Parking is available on the property and the venue can supply a valet service upon request.

Services Offered

The event team at The Sweet House offers a variety of services to enhance your day, including referrals to a range of tried and trusted vendors that can accommodate your needs. There is WiFi available throughout the venue for your convenience and setup of your event is provided by the venue, giving you less to worry about. Couples also have the option of AV equipment, such as wireless microphones and a projector, for an additional fee. A selection of event items is available for your celebration. These include:

  • Glassware
  • Linen
  • Barware
  • China
  • Flatware



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