Featured Vendor: The Harris Building

Say “I Do” at Iconic Heartside Landmark, The Harris Building.

The Harris Building Grand Rapids Michigan Wedding Reception Ceremony
Kayla Turpin Photography


About the Harris Building and Events. 

The Harris Building, with its rich history and architectural character, has been an icon in the Heartside District for over a century. Built in 1892, the Harris Building was first home to the secret fraternal organization, The Knights of Pythias. Following in 1909, the building became home to The Harris Sample Furniture Company, which operated until closing its doors in 1969. In the late-2000s, The Harris Building transformed into a treasured building for ArtPrize, and most recently in 2018, became a beautiful, and unique event venue.

With 18-foot, open-beamed ceilings, exposed brick walls, and natural hardwood floors; The Harris Building is the perfect backdrop for saying “I Do”. 

The Harris Building Grand Rapids Michigan Wedding Reception Ceremony
Lexi Lauren Photography

All-Inclusive packaging.

The Harris Building eliminates unnecessary stress and frustration that comes with planning a wedding, by offering all-inclusive reception rental packages, suited to meet your event needs. Amenities and services include:

  • Complimentary Valet Parking
  • Tables, Black Chiavari Chairs and Linens
  • On-Site Event Coordinator & Staff 
  • Bridal Loft Suite
  • WiFi
  • Professional DJ & AV Services 
  • Bridal Loft Suite 
  • Separate On-Site Cocktail Area
  • Lounge Furniture
  • Countless Stunning Chandeliers
  • Expert Bar Service from Distinctive Catering
  • Long standing relationships with 5, high quality West Michigan Caterers

* All venue rentals include event set-up and tear-down of venue provided items

The Harris Building Grand Rapids Michigan Wedding Reception Ceremony
Grace Kalil Photography

More than the traditional venue.

The team at The Harris Building is dedicated to going the extra mile for your event. From emergency floral fixes to bustle maintenance, your event coordinator will be there for you every moment leading up to saying “I Do” while servicing your stress free celebration. 

Kelsi Gaunt, Venue Manager, elaborates on the exceptional service provided the Harris Building event staff, 

“We are often not asked, we just do what is needed.” 


The Harris Building Grand Rapids Michigan Wedding Reception Ceremony
Jamie Gens Photography


Learn more about the Harris Building. 

Click HERE to learn more about the Harris Building and Events in downtown Grand Rapids.




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