Be Inspired at your next event. The Goei Center in Grand Rapids is one of West Michigan’s most unique and treasured special event facilities. Housed in the renovated historic building of the former Kindel Furniture Factory, the Goei Center is overflowing with character, charm and features you won’t find elsewhere.

The space is as perfect for a romantic wedding ceremony as it is for a high style fashion show, business seminar, or a prom. We are frequently the chosen venue for events such as the Eastern Floral Bridal Show, political fundraisers, and of course, wedding ceremonies and receptions.

  • Wedding Ceremonies & Receptions
  • Bridal Showers
  • Proms
  • Fundraisers
  • Quinceaneras
  • Family Reunions
  • Luncheons
  • Exhibits
  • Job Fairs
  • Seminars
  • Mitzvahs
  • Conferences
  • Holiday Parties
Weddings in Grand Rapids

Weddings

Weddings in Grand Rapids

If you are looking for the best Grand Rapids wedding venue, you’ve come to the right place! When you’re planning an event as important as your wedding, you want to make sure to choose the best wedding venue for your needs. Imagine your wedding and reception near downtown Grand Rapids in a unique, loft-style facility that has a modern look and relaxing ambiance.

When it comes to Grand Rapids wedding venues, you can rely on the Goei Center to ensure your special day goes exactly how you want.

An Inspired Beginning • Advantages of a Goei Center Wedding

  • Accommodates groups up to 400, yet still allows for intimate conversations away from crowded areas.
  • Convenient on-site parking. Valet parking available at additional charge.
  • Desirable black Chiavari ballroom chairs and tables included for 300 guests, additional chair rental available.
  • Minutes from downtown Grand Rapids.
  • Caterer friendly, with many contracted caterers to choose from.
  • Large 15,000 sq. ft. facility, with bridal prep room and lots of potential for creative expression on your special day.

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Call Lindsay today for a tour and rental rates at 616.949.2421, or email her at lindsay@thegoeicenter.com.

The Goei Center Reviews
 

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“We had our wedding at the Goei Center and it was FANTASTIC! Lindsay, the wedding coordinator, was absolutely amazing to work with. She was timely in all of her responses, and always willing to go above and beyond to answer any questions or concerns that I had. We had both our ceremony and reception at the Goei Center and it turned out absolutely perfect. We received so many compliments from our guests on the timeliness of the whole day (not having several hours in between the ceremony/reception), and just how cool of a venue this was.” – Cara (Wedding Date 11.14.15)

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“We had our ceremony and reception at The Goei Center and it was a dream. Lindsay, the wedding coordinator is so good at what she does. We reached out to The Goei Center more than a year in advanced. With that being said, there was tons of e-mail communication back and forth. Lindsay was not only prompt, but always friendly and professional. She really worked with us in bringing our vision to life. Any kind words for her would never do enough justice. Fast forward to the day of the wedding, Lindsay was so supportive and helpful. I remember her starting to cry before I walked down the aisle and it just made me realize that not only was she our wedding coordinator, she was our friend. I consider myself to be super detailed-oriented and with Lindsay, I met my match. All in all, we couldn't be happier with our wedding at Goei.” - Amy (Wedding Date 9.5.15)

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“The coordinator, Lindsay, was amazing! So sweet and such a big help. She made everything go seamlessly. She was also very responsive to emails and questions. I would recommend her and the Goei center to everyone. The space was absolutely gorgeous and once it all came together on our wedding day, we were blown away! Everything looked more gorgeous and romantic than I could've imagined. We are so excited to get our pictures and video! They really made everything super easy for us! Thanks Lindsay!” – Brandy (Wedding Date 8.15.15)

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“Lindsay and the Goei Center made my wedding day run so smoothly! From the beautiful venue, to the flowers, to the service, my expectations were exceeded in all areas. I loved working with Lindsay and I felt like I had someone who truly cared about me during the entire process!” – Lyndsay (Wedding Date: 3.20.15)

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“When we walked in to Goei shortly after being engaged we immediately knew it was perfect for us. It offered a space that has historical significance for Grand Rapids and is also quite beautiful. There was a separate area for us to have a significant cocktail hour before moving into the dining/dancing area. Lindsay was a pleasure to work with, she accommodated all of our requests and worked closely with Eastern Floral to make sure the night went off without a hitch. Throughout the planning process Lindsay kept in touch and for a bride planning a wedding while living in another state it was great that Lindsay was quick with email responses. My mom did much of the planning and she stopped by Goei quite a few times and was always met with a smile by Lindsay and quick answers to her questions. The rest of the staff from security to Goei event coordinators there during the night were incredible professionals and kept things on track. I would highly recommend Goei to anyone looking for an event space and would highly recommend Lindsay! My husband and I walked into the cocktail hour at Goei and said to each other - this is perfect, it was exactly how we had hoped it would be and we had the best night of our lives. Thanks Lindsay!” ~ Molly (Wedding date 3.14.15)

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Many of West Michigan’s leading businesses choose the Goei Center for their events due to its unique atmosphere, and a floor plan perfect for large events. The venue has large rooms, yet is divided into spaces which allow for conversations away from the crowd. A newly upgraded state-of-the art audio visual system is available on-site. Organizations that have chosen us include:

  • American Red Cross
  • Asian Professionals Organization
  • Forest Hills Public Schools for Proms
  • Gilda’s Club
  • Grand Rapids Community College
  • Grand Rapids Opera
  • Grand Rapids Rotary Club
  • Grand Rapids Young Professionals
  • Grand Rapids Visitor’s Bureau
  • Huntington Bank
  • Mental Health Foundation
  • Regent Broadcasting
  • WOOD TV 8
  • ...and many more

Contact Us

Whether you need to host an event for hundreds or only require enough space for a modest business meeting, the Goei Center can provide excellent accommodations for your party. When you are searching for Grand Rapids banquet halls, turn to us to make your event a memorable one.

Call Lindsay today for a tour and further information at 616.949.2421, or email her at lindsay@thegoeicenter.com.

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Lindsay Liefers

Lindsay Lieffers
Wedding & Event Coordinator