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Waddell Center

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About Waddell Center

The Waddell Center is a stylish banquet hall wedding venue located in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan. This property offers ample space for an array of wedding events as well as quality catering, accommodating staff, and a warm and friendly atmosphere for your celebration.

Facilities and Capacity

This modern venue has been custom designed by local architects to offer the best in comfort and style for a range of wedding occasions such as engagement parties, rehearsal dinners, ceremonies, and receptions. Their spacious banquet hall features wooden flooring, high ceilings, and original brickwork. Exposed wooden beams decorated with cafe lights cast a warm, magical glow over this event room, offering a fairytale setting for your celebration. This space can comfortably accommodate up to 250 seated guests and up to 300 guests for an open reception.

The Waddell Center also offers a unique ceremony space on the property for up to 130 guests, so your wedding party can seamlessly transition from ceremony to reception within the venue. Ample free parking is also provided on site.


Distinctive Catering is the exclusive caterer to the Waddell Center. This award-winning catering company has been serving top-quality cuisine alongside impeccable service since 1995. Their experienced culinary team offers an extensive menu and serving options to suit the needs and preferences of your event. They also provide a comprehensive Premier Reception Package that includes a dinner buffet with selected menu, bar service, linens, china, flatware, a selection of tables and chairs, and room rental.

Services Offered

The Waddell Center aims to offer everything you could need to plan and execute your perfect wedding event. Their friendly and accommodating staff are on hand to assist you in making the most of their venue, offering setup and cleanup for your convenience. Staff can supply couples with an extensive list of tried and trusted vendors to enhance your day. A range of event items is also provided. These include:

  • Dance floor
  • Decor
  • Audio equipment
  • Altar/arch
  • Chair covers
  • Lighting
  • Furniture
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Rachel Grandell

Married on 05/11/2019

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

Beautiful Venue and Amazing Staff!

The venue was absolutely beautiful and made our wedding vision truly come to life. The venue comes with a fair bit of decoration which reduced the amount of decoration and rentals that we were ... Read more required to provide. The prices were extremely reasonable for a all rentals (tables, chairs, linens, flatware, ect.) included, a great menu selection, and a great bar package. The staff was helpful, friendly, and provided wonderful customer service. We received so many complements on the food as well as the overall venue. We are so happy we decided to go with the Waddell Center for our Reception Venue - we could not have been happier with how our reception went!

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