Fetzer Center

2350 Business Ct Kalamazoo, MI
269-387-3232
Max Capacity: 300 people
A full service conference and banquet facility housed on Western Michigan University's campus. The Fetzer Center will take care of all the preparations to make your events unforgettable. From conferences, corporate meetings, and fundraisers, to weddings and private dinners and parties, the Fetzer Center is devoted to creating events that bring your vision to life.
Recommendations

Beautiful scenery for a wedding, An Eventective User from Kalamazoo

This is a great modern venue located on the campus of Western Michigan University. It is available for conferences and shows but my experience was with a wedding. They had plenty of dressing room area, a wonderful dinning hall, and large windows with stunning views of a large garden area. All the facilities needed for a large wedding and banquet. The only bummer was that we had to clean everything up ourselves afterwards but with a large gang of people it went very quickly. Can accommodate a larger wedding easily. Ours was around 120. Plenty of parking because this is located on campus. It's about 5 minutes from the interstate 131 and about 15 minutes from interstate 94. I really think you should consider this place if you are looking for a more modern facility. This is not a church by any means but they do have interesting decor. The main reception area has a small exhibit about John Fetzer, whom the facility is named after. It includes several artifacts from Fetzer's past including some radio equipment he designed and some things relating to the Detriot Tigers (He owned the team for a while.) There aren't any playgrounds in the area though, which would have been nice for the children. But in reality that is being a bit picky. All in all a great venue for a wedding and even better for a large conference or event. If you are an alumni to Western Michigan University I believe they may give you a discount as well.

Location
Amenities
  • Air Conditioned
  • Business Center
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • High Speed Internet
  • Meeting Room Broadband Internet Access Fee
  • Meeting Room Wireless Internet Access Fee
  • Non-Smoking
  • On-Site Catering Service
  • Outdoor Function Area
  • Wireless Internet/Wi-Fi
Features
  • Credit Cards Accepted: MC, VISA and Discover
  • Facility Location Setting: Located on a picturesque corner of Western Michigan University. Private conference center offering over 17,000 sq ft of meeting and banquet space. Tastefully appointed atrium style lobby, banquet wing and private outdoor deck.
  • Max Number of People for an Event: 300
  • Nearest Airport: 11-15 miles
  • Nearest Overnight Accommodations: 1-5 miles
  • Nearest Public Transportation: Less than 1 mile
  • Number of Event/Function Spaces: 13
  • Number of On-Site Restaurants: 0
  • Parking: Complimentary Parking
  • Proximity of Nearest Ski Area: 16-25 miles
  • Proximity of Neighboring Golf Course: 1-5 miles
  • Special Features: Outdoor deck for dining, receptions and wedding ceremonies. Atrium lobby, renovated banquet wing with windows onto deck. Private conference area with large auditorium. Multiple breakout rooms.
  • Total Meeting Room Space (Square Feet): 15,659
  • Year Built: 1983
  • Year Renovated: 2006