Two floors above the bustling city, The Ballroom at McKay is the ideal complement to the ultimate wedding. Service, combined with classic luxury makes The Ballroom at McKay the premier choice for your wedding ceremony, reception or both. Whether you envision a simple gathering with your closest family and friends, or an elaborate formal affair with hundreds of guests, discover your ideal Downtown Grand Rapids wedding.

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Debuting in 2013, The Ballroom at McKay is still one of the finest hidden gems hidden within Grand Rapids offering an exceptional setting for the perfect wedding day. Guests will experience artful cuisine and exceptional service from one of our six caters, and will enjoy a wide selection of beverages from our in-house beverage service. Spectacular lighting scenes, on-site event coordinator and beverage manager, and floor length linens adorn tables set to your specifications are all included with the rental.

Custom Floor Plan

The Ballroom at McKay is a beautiful wedding venue that offers flexibility to match all themes. We are proud to work with the client and create a floor plan unique to your style. We have an on-line interactive tool to ensure your layout is just right for your special day. Our high ceilings, jaw dropping chandeliers and polished marble architecture truly makes The Ballroom at McKay a one-of-a-kind wedding venue. Encapsulate the glamour of Downtown Grand Rapids and create an unforgettable experience for you and your guests.

Check out the gallery to see the variety of weddings hosted at our venue! We truly can fit any style or theme.

Our Wedding Venue Details

Small details are crucial for creating the wedding of your dreams. Let The Ballroom at McKay help! Check out the items included in our rental and cross them off your to-do list!

Mahogany Venice Chairs
60″ Round Banquet Tables
6′ Banquet Tables
Cocktail Tables
Large Wood Parquet Dance Floor
Adjustable Staging
Floor Length Linens (30 Colors to Choose From)
Napkins (30 Colors to Choose From)
Adaptable Lighting
Acoustically Enhanced In House Audio

Our Experienced Wedding Staff

Our service team is comprised of a Venue Coordinator, Event Coordinator and professionally trained Beverage Team. A security officer will also remain on-site to maintain a service focused and safe event.

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***The Ballroom at McKay can host up to 200 guests for seated wedding receptions. Your rental includes 200 beautiful Mahogany Venice chairs.

Social Events

Many of life’s greatest moments deserve special attention and we invite you to celebrate with us. Host your company or non-profit gala, holiday party, birthday party, anniversary, retirement party, or client events in a setting of glamour and elegance at The Ballroom at McKay, downtown Grand Rapids’ premier event venue.

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Host your birthday party, baby shower, bridal shower or other event with The Ballroom at McKay. The elegance and history will create a great backdrop for whatever your event may be.

Our catering culinary partners will design a catering menu to perfectly suit the style and mood of your event, offering bold flavors and a menu of options. Allow our beverage staff to recommend just the right pairing with the menu being served.


Corporate Events

Take your event to a higher level at The Ballroom at McKay. If you want to mix business with pleasure, The Ballroom at McKay is the perfect spot to get to know each other better. We have everything you need to make your next meeting or special event a success.

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Whether it’s an important meeting, intimate gathering, conference, convention, board meeting, corporate retreat, sales training meeting, workshop, or product launch, plan your special event with The Ballroom at McKay. The Ballroom is located on one convenient floor, providing seamless transition between coat room, registration, restrooms and meeting space.

The Ballroom’s venue is easily transformed into a professional space to fit your company’s needs. The event team will guide you through the planning process to ensure your event is successful. Our catering culinary partners will design a catering menu to perfectly suit the style and mood of your event, offering bold favors and a menu of options.

Holiday Parties

The Ballroom at McKay is setup to successfully accommodate your corporate holiday party! Mix business with pleasure by celebrating at The Ballroom at McKay. Get to know each other over a beautiful meal, tasty drinks and a breathtaking ballroom.

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