Corporate Events

Take your corporate event or holiday office party to a higher level at The Ballroom at McKay. The Ballroom at McKay’s intimate ballroom space 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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Corporate Events

Like any city, Grand Rapids has its share of downtown businesses and offices—many with unbeatable views of our beautiful city. However, if you want a change of scenery for your corporate event or holiday party, consider the Ballroom at McKay!

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

  • Single Floor—The Ballroom provides a quick, smooth transition between the start of your event (coatroom), registration, and the meeting space itself. You won’t have to go far to mingle with co-workers or network with new contacts. Centrally-located restrooms offer convenience for event attendees.
  • Sophisticated & Elegant SpaceLearn more about our historic space here and take a look for yourself in our corporate event gallery or get a feel for the space with our 3D virtual tour. Many guests love the traditional, professional look and feel of our space—and we hope you will, too.
  • Flexibility — A major advantage when booking an event with the Ballroom is the flexibility of its space—the Ballroom’s ability to convert into a professional space to fit your company’s needs is second to none, and our staff will work closely with you and do everything within our power to ensure your event is a success.

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

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

Our event team will work diligently with you through your business event planning process to make sure your event is a professional, successful, and memorable one. Our trusted catering culinary partners will design a personal catering menu to fit the exact style and mood of your corporate event, offering several bold flavor options. Wondering what’s included in your rental? View our amenities and contact us if you have any questions.

Benefits of an Event Venue for Corporate Events

While hosting your corporate event at an event venue may seem like superfluous at first, there are a multitude of benefits that you receive by having your event at The Ballroom at McKay.

Professional Staff

The professional event team at The Ballroom at McKay will have your event flow effortlessly. From coordinators to our beverage team to security, we have staff to cover all your needs.


We have the following items for you to use at your corporate event, so you can check a few more things off your list.

  • Mahogany Venice Chairs
  • 60″ Round Banquet Tables
  • 6′ Banquet Tables
  • Cocktail Tables
  • Large Wood Parquet Dance Floor
  • Adjustable Staging*
  • Adjustable Lighting
  • Acoustically Enhanced In-House Audio*

*additional charges may apply

Architectural space

The beautiful pillars and chandeliers in the Ballroom make for a gorgeous space for your corporate event. Wow your staff and guests by hosting your event in our historic building. Rich in history, the Ballroom is sure to add a little sparkle to the day.


The Ballroom at McKay is in an excellent location for your Grand Rapids corporate event. Located in downtown Grand Rapids, it’s in a central location no matter where your employees are commuting from. Whether your staff is coming from Walker, Comstock Park, Northview, East Grand Rapids, Kentwood, Wyoming, or Grandville, The Ballroom at McKay is in the perfect location. If your staff is coming from farther away, there are plenty of hotel options located within walking distance of the Ballroom. We have those listed here.

Holiday Business Parties & Work Events

Happy Holidays! In charge of planning your office’s holiday party in Grand Rapids, or simply finding venue options to present your team? 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 view of snow dusting over downtown Grand Rapids to help you celebrate the holidays.


The Ballroom at McKay Decorated for Christmas, with Black Tablecloths and Red and Green Centerpieces

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