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 at McKay event team will guide you through the planning process, offering the skills and expertise needed to make your event a success. 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.

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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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.


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.

The Ballroom prides itself on working with the client to create a floor plan just right for the special day using an on-line interactive tool. With its high ceilings, jaw dropping chandeliers and polished marble architecture, The Ballroom at McKay is one of a kind. Encapsulate the glamour of Downtown Grand Rapids and create an unforgettable experience for you and your guests.

Included in the event rental are Mahogany Venice chairs, 60” round banquet tables, 6’ banquet tables, cocktail tables, large wood parquet dance floor, adjustable staging and floor length linens and napkins in 30 colors to select from.

The Ballroom at Mckay’s service team is comprised of a Venue Coordinator, Event Coordinator and professionally trained Beverage Team. In addition, a security officer is on-site to maintain a service focused and safe event.

The venue is equip with an advanced and adaptable event lighting installation, state of the art licensed commercial kitchen and acoustically enhanced in house audio system.

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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.