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.

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

  • Convenient on-site parking. Valet parking available at additional charge.
  • Desirable black Chiavari ballroom chairs and tables
  • 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.

Wedding Gallery

Call Lindsay today for a tour and rental rates at 616.949.2421, or email her at

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“Lindsay, the wedding coordinator, was a dream to work with. She made planning super easy and was really attentive to detail and quick to respond to emails. The venue looked wonderful the night of our reception, and we received so many compliments from our guests. We loved the Goei Center's unique character, yet it was classy enough for what we wanted. You won't be disappointed if you choose Goei for your big day.” – Angie Jackson (Wedding Date 9.7.16)

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“For our wedding, we used the Goei Center for both the ceremony and reception. Lindsay was wonderful! She was always very prompt with communication and helpful in every aspect of the wedding planning process, including the wedding day. She helped us coordinate and work with our various vendors to make our day a reality. Everything went smoothly, and Lindsay was there to personally make sure everything went as we had planned. Thank you, Lindsay!” - Libby Boot (Wedding Date 9.16.16)

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“Our wedding went off without a hitch, Lindsay is a master at wedding coordinating and the staff were all amazing - we even got a magic trick at the end of the night. Truly the best decision I made to have my wedding ceremony and reception at Goei. Everything was perfect. I could not be happier!” – Janette Goeser (Wedding Date 10.8.16)

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“We loved everything about our wedding at the Goei Center. There are no words for how perfect everything turned out. We had both our ceremony and reception at Goei, and received so many compliments on the space and how perfect it was. We have to agree!  Lindsay was fabulous in ensuring us that everything was taken care of and going above and beyond to make sure it was the most perfect day.” – Jill Grier (Wedding Date: 12.2.16)

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“Lindsay was an amazing person to work with! Always quick to respond and always willing to help answer questions or concerns! The wedding day itself moved so smoothly and I know Lindsay had a lot to do with that as she was the wedding coordinator for The Goei Center. The Goei Center was gorgeous and the guests all loved the 2 separate rooms (cocktail hour and reception rooms). It was absolutely perfect and I would recommend Lindsay and The Goei Center to anyone!!!” ~ Callie Jonker (Wedding date 2.4.17)

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“From start to finish this was by far the perfect venue and the most wonderful staff to work with! Lindsay was a dream to work with... Efficient, kind, thoughtful, creative and professional!!! If the highest rating is a five-star I would give the goei center a 10 star. It was a JOY-filled day and celebration!!! Would love to re-do the entire day....THANK-YOU for making our daughters dream a reality!!!” ~ Debbie Carlson (Wedding date 2.16.17)

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“WOW! The Goei Center is one of the best venues in Grand Rapids. From the moment you walk in the door you will notice a difference! The planning team was so helpful, the staff was fun and professional and the overall charm of the venue cannot be matched! The Goei Center team paid attention to every detail to make sure it was perfect for our event. If you are looking for a fun, warm, elegant and energized place for your event I highly recommend this venue. THANKS, GOEI CENTER!” ~ Kate O’Keefe (Non-Profit Fundraiser date 3.20.17)

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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:

  • Ada Bible Church
  • American Red Cross
  • Arbor Circle
  • Baker Publishing
  • Caledonia Public Schools for Proms
  • CreativeMornings GR
  • Easter Seals
  • Gilda's Club
  • Grand Rapids Griffins Hockey
  • Monsma Marketing
  • Poetice International
  • RDV Corporation
  • Rockford Construction
  • Salvation Army
  • Terryberry
  • Van Andel Research Institute
  • Vos Construction
  • WOOD TV 8
  • WZZM 13
  • ...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 Liefers

Lindsay Lieffers
Wedding & Event Coordinator