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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Since its inception in 2013, The Ballroom at McKay has been one of the most unique hidden gem Grand Rapids premier wedding venues, providing an exceptional sophisticated setting for the perfect Grand Rapids wedding day. Your wedding guests will experience artful cuisine and unparalleled service from one of our six trusted caterers and will enjoy an extensive selection of beverages from our exceptional in-house beverage service. Spectacular lighting scenes, an on-site event coordinator and beverage manager, and floor-length linens adorn tables set to your specifications are all included with the rental. If you’ve made your decision to have your wedding with us, contact us today to learn about availability, and get started planning your dream Grand Rapids wedding. If you’re still making your decision, learn more about what makes the Ballroom different from other West Michigan wedding venues.

Create Your Dream Grand Rapids Wedding

At The Ballroom at McKay, we offer venue flexibility to match all aesthetic themes, and we are always striving to be one of the best wedding venues in Grand Rapids—and all of Michigan. We are dedicated to working closely with our clients and creating a personalized floor plan for each individual style. Our interactive online floorplan tool will ensure your wedding layout is just right for your special day. Our vaulted ceilings, jaw-dropping chandeliers, and polished marble architecture truly make The Ballroom at McKay a beautiful, elegant, and 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 our Wedding gallery to see the range of weddings hosted at our venue! We truly can fit any wedding style or theme.

Our Wedding Venue Details

During your dream wedding planning process, every single detail is pivotal—regardless of size. The Ballroom at McKay can help! We include the following items in our rental fee, so you can 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)
  • Adjustable Lighting
  • Acoustically Enhanced In-House Audio

Our Experienced Wedding Staff

Our service team comprises a Venue Coordinator, Event Coordinator, and a 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 stunning 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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Though known for its use as a wedding venue, the Ballroom at McKay is also ideal for any social event. Host your birthday party, baby shower, engagement party, bridal shower or other event with the Ballroom at McKay for a memorable and sophisticated experience right in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids. The history and natural elegance of the space will create a perfect canvas, whatever your event may be.

The Ballroom at McKay is ideal for events like:

  • Birthday parties
  • Quinceañeras
  • Engagement parties
  • Anniversaries
  • Baby showers
  • Bridal showers
  • Proms
  • Galas
  • Banquets
  • Fundraisers
  • Business events
  • Holiday parties & more

Our catering culinary partners will create a custom catering menu perfectly tailored to the style and mood of your event, providing delicious, bold flavors and a plethora of options. Allow our beverage staff to recommend just the perfect pairing with the menu being served.

View our gallery of past social events to see how the space functions as a Grand Rapids social event venue for any special day.

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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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Business events have the potential to be memorable and exciting, and a major consideration that can make or break your event is the venue! Luckily, we know just the meeting space in Grand Rapids that can adapt to fit many styles. The Ballroom at McKay offers several benefits when planning the perfect business event in Grand Rapids.

  • One Floor — The Ballroom provides a quick, smooth transition between the start of your event (coatroom), registration, and the meeting space itself. Centrally-located restrooms offer convenience for event attendees.
  • Sophisticated SpaceLearn more about our historic space here and take a look for yourself in our gallery or get a feel for the room with our 3D virtual tour.
  • Flexibility — A major advantage when booking an event with the Ballroom is its flexibility and ability to convert into a professional space to fit your company’s needs.

Some of the special corporate events that have been hosted at the Ballroom at McKay include:

  • Intimate Business Gatherings
  • Conferences
  • Conventions
  • Board Meetings
  • Corporate Retreats
  • Sales Training Meetings
  • Workshops
  • Product Launch
  • Fundraisers
  • Galas

Our event team will work diligently with you through your event planning process to make sure the event is a memorable and successful one. Our trusted catering culinary partners will design a personal catering menu to fit the exact style and mood of your corporate event, offering bold flavors and several options.

Holiday Parties & Events

The Ballroom at McKay is perfectly set up to successfully accommodate any corporate holiday party, whether large or small! Mix business with pleasure by celebrating at The Ballroom at McKay. Get to know each other over a beautiful meal, excellent drinks, and a breathtaking downtown Grand Rapids venue.

The Ballroom at McKay Holiday Business Parties


Is your prom committee looking to hold your dance someplace other than a school cafeteria or gym? Consider The Ballroom at McKay for an elegant and traditional venue.

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A Downtown Grand Rapids Prom Venue

The breathtaking architecture and customizable layout will make your prom one to remember! The Ballroom at McKay includes a lighting feature that allows the space to be transformed into anything your heart desires.

Call us today to schedule a walk through and book your 2020 prom!