Dog Story Theater is the newest black box theater in downtown Grand Rapids. Our goal is to provide performing artists of all stripes the opportunity to make money from their work; we offer box office management, online ticket sales, equipment use, technical consultation, program printing, and much more at no extra cost, all at rental rates that you'll find nowhere else in town (generally, if you can draw 15 patrons a night, you're going to walk out of the production with cash in hand). To top it all off, the Theater is a BYOB facility and our adult patrons are encouraged to bring their adult beverages.
Dog Story Theater is a beautiful, custom-built 1,200 sq. ft. venue with a patron capacity of 50 - 100 (depending on configuration) and is ideal for plays, live music, films, dance, comedy and multimedia events. The theater is also available for wedding receptions, presentations, lectures, meetings, photo shoots and pretty much any event that requires a big room, lots of chairs, or theatrical lighting.
The theater is a non-profit organization made up of long-time Grand Rapids entertainment veterans who are well-connected with the artistic community. Even if Dog Story turns out not to be the right fit, we'll work with you to find the ideal venue for your production. We want to hear about your event!
The Richard App Gallery is in it's 21st year in business and 13th year in East Hills. Aside from the gallery art sales this venue also hosts for a variety events. Fundraisers, company outings, birthdays, weddings and more take place around the year. This 2500 square foot fully operational space is located in the East Hills area. Contact us for more information, pictures and availability. Also follow us on Facebook at Richard App Gallery.
Butch’s Dry Dock specializes in hosting the perfect cocktail hour, wine tasting, intimate dinner party or professional, private business meeting. Located just off our downstairs DRYDOCK Gallery, the Tasting Room comfortably seats 6-12, while the Wine Cellar accommodates 12-26 and offers state-of-the-art A/V facilities. For parties of more than 26, the front dining room of our restaurant is available for up to 50 guests.
We are a casual restaurant / bar with an eclectic menu serving 24 craft beers daily. Rezervoir caters to all sorts of events from charitable art auctions, vaudevillian burlesque shows, birthdays, rehearsal dinners and company holiday parties etc etc. We can accommodate smaller parties of 10+ or parties of 200. There is rarely a surcharge for use of our facility unless the guest require the entire facility for a completely private event. We have ping pong, darts, billiards, available, a PA system and use of a large screen for slideshows or movies and free parking directly behind our building.
Planning your wedding can be overwhelming, but taking the time to choose the right venue, caterer, photographer, DJ, and other vendors will help create an unforgettable experience for you and your guests. Consider these tips as you begin your search and learn from the experiences of other brides. Read More