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 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.

At the Goei Center, we will make your wedding experience as stress free as possible. Our facility houses our sister-company, Eastern Floral, who will accommodate all of your floral needs with on-site floral designers and inventory.

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.
  • Eastern Floral headquarters are on site, for convenient access to flowers and other decor rental.
  • 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

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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

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“My daughter's wedding was on New Year's Eve 2014. We wanted a venue where the wedding ceremony and the reception could be at one place just in case a Michigan Winter Storm hit. We looked at several venues, but kept comparing everything to The Goei Center. So, we booked it and we are so glad we did! The old factory atmosphere mixed with elegant chandeliers and glittering table decor made for a stunning New Years Eve party atmosphere. The wedding coordinator, Lindsay was a dream to work with, walking us through every step of the planning . We would highly recommend The Goei Center for any event or wedding. You will be glad you did!” ~ Laurie

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‘Event space was large and unique. The most compliments that I got on my wedding was the event space l chose. It allowed for the ceremony to flow into a cocktail space which flowed into a large reception area. The best part, no public disruptions. Goei was perfect.” ~ Ashley

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“We used Goei Center for my daughter's reception. Since it is difficult to get beautiful outdoor photos in Michigan in March, it was great to have the exposed brick, plants, flowers, and great decor to use for their wedding party photos. Numerous guests commented on the beautiful and spacious venue as well. We would recommend this venue for weddings or corporate events.” ~ Jill

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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.

We would love for you to stop in and have a look around. Call Lindsay today for a tour and further information at 616.949.2421, or email her at


Lindsay Liefers

Lindsay Lieffers
Wedding & Event Coordinator