Featured Vendor: Rye Venues

Rye Venue Management adds The Ballroom at McKay to Growing List of West Michigan Venues 

Rye Venues Grand Rapids Michigan Wedding Receptions
Mista Marie Photography

Finding your perfect venue should be one of the most exciting steps towards planning your special day. However, the rapid growth of the wedding industry has led to an overflow of venues that are easily replicated and only highlight the latest trend. Thankfully, one West Michigan based company, Rye Venue Management, offers a solution to those still looking to pinpoint their dream esthetic. Offering 4 distinct venues in the greater Grand Rapids area, Rye branches historic elegance and timeless spaces with modern excellence in service. 


About Rye Venue Management 

Serving couples since 2008, Rye Venue Management has elevated their staff and planning services to be one of the most competitive programs in West Michigan. No event is the same through Rye; all events receive the same high level attention to detail and hope of making dreams a reality. Each couple will receive support from a personal venue planner who is dedicated to ensuring a stress free event. Venue planner services include: creating custom floorplans, creating custom timelines, offering preferred catering suggestions, offering dj and floral recommendations, facilitating event add ons and coordinating lighting. 

* All Rye Venues are LGBTQ inclusive and offer a variety of packages for all budgets. 

The Ballroom at McKay

Rye Venues Grand Rapids Michigan Wedding Receptions

The newest addition to the Rye Venue family, The Ballroom at McKay is a breathtaking space full of sophistication and elegance. The traditional ballroom encompasses nearly 11,000 square feet and is decorated with 8 – 24ft Doric columns, original marbling and detailing, customizable event lights, jawdropping chandeliers and enhanced acoustics. 

* Amenities include: in-house bar service and packaging, bridal suite add on for ceremony and / or rooftop access for couple photographs. Rooftop ceremonies are also available for limited guest lists. 


New Vintage Place 

Rye Venues Grand Rapids Michigan Wedding Receptions
The Inner Light Photography

A noteable West Side landmark, New Vintage Place has captured the eye of couples for obvious reasons. The venue is decorated with a 150-foot iconic smokestack, original exposed brick and steel, towering historic windows and soaring open-architecture ceilings that recall the bygone days of America’s Gilded Age. With two expansive and column-free reception spaces, seating up to 300 guests, a cocktail lounge, outdoor amphitheater and courtyard, and abundant FREE on-site parking, New Vintage Place is the ideal venue for any event requiring a unique character that will leave an unforgettable impression.

* Amenities include: in-house bar service and packaging, 2 exclusive bridal suites, custom wood wall and optional champagne wall add on. 

Heritage Barn Co. 

Rye Venues Grand Rapids Michigan Wedding Receptions
Ayla Jane Photography

Built in the the early 1990s, Heritage Barn Co. is a breath of fresh air for couples looking to explore a dream rustic venue for their wedding day. Nestled on top of 17 acres with rolling farmland and forests, Heritage Barn Co. shocases the perfect out door ceremony set up that guests will remember for years to come. 

* Highlighted features include: beautiful original wood floors, rustic beam architecture and exposed barn stone. 

The Lit Gr

Rye Venues Grand Rapids Michigan Wedding Receptions
Shutter Sam Photography

Boasting an open floor plan, historic charm and convenient location, The Lit Gr is one of the most beloved venues in Rye’s collection. The venue seats up to 200 guests with hidden gems of treasured art in every corner for viewing. Couples are encouraged to make the space their own and utilize the iconic theater stage for their ceremony and entertainment. Guests truly are immersed in the old world charm and character of a grand performance. 

Amenities include: add on custom gobo – lighting, 2 exclusive bridal suites, upstairs cocktail area, double sided bar and renowned Tiffany stained glass viewing.


Schedule a Tour Today

Click HERE to schedule a tour with Rye Venue Management at The Ballroom at McKay, New Vintage Place, Heritage Barn Co. and The Lit Gr. Make sure to ask about newly added Day of Coordination and add on rental inventory as part of your wedding day experience!



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