Learn more about our work and how we make our special events as magical as possible. If you have any questions, we may have already answered them. Browse our FAQs below to get the answers you’re looking for. If you still have a question for us, give us a call. We’ll be happy to assist you.
CAN WE HAVE A CASH BAR?
No. Only Non-Profit Organizations can apply for a one-day liquor permit through the State of Michigan. You will be responsible for all associated costs and efforts in doing so. We are happy to assist in the process. Contact for more details.
HOW MUCH IS THE INITIAL DEPOSIT?
A deposit of 50% of the total rental fee is required.
WE REQUIRE STRICT DIETARY RESTRICTIONS FOR OUR MENU. WILL WEST MICHIGAN CATERER ACCOMMODATE US?
Absolutely! West Michigan caterer will work with you to customize your menu to meet any dietary restrictions.
HOW LONG WILL I HAVE ACCESS TO THE VENUE FOR MY CEREMONY & RECEPTION?
You will have 4 hours of set up on the day of your event starting as early as 9am. You will have 1 hour for ceremony and 6 hours for reception. The latest end time is 12am, however we do allow additional hours at a price of $150/hour.
CAN YOU CREATE A SMALL, INTIMATE SETTING AT YOUR VENUE?
Although our venue does have two expansive reception halls, we also have a lounge that provides for a smaller, more intimate event.
DO YOU HAVE RESTRICTIONS ON VENDORS OTHER THAN CATERING AND BAR SERVICE?
Feel free to use any licensed vendors. Contact us for a recommended vendors list.
CAN I BRING IN MY OWN DESSERT?
You can bring in dessert from any licensed bakery. West Michigan Caterer also has a wonderful dessert menu.
ARE TABLE LINENS INCLUDED?
Table linens are included through West Michigan Caterer. This does not include linens for extra tables (cake table, gift table, etc...) or long linens (head tables).
CAN MY DJ USE YOUR SOUND EQUIPMENT?
We recommend that DJs bring in their own equipment.
IS NEW VINTAGE PLACE ACCESSIBLE?
Yes. The design and layout of our space accommodates individuals of all abilities. The Vintage Hall is serviced by an ADA elevator, the Great Hall is serviced by an ADA lift, and the Lounge is at grade level. Convenient accessible parking is clearly marked and located right outside our door.
DO MY GUESTS HAVE TO PAY FOR PARKING?
We are pleased to offer the convenience and safety of over 400 free parking spaces in our well-lit lot, right at our doorstep. This is an amenity unique to New Vintage Place; you will not find this quantity of free parking at any other event center in downtown Grand Rapids…saving you and your guests the costs of paid parking or valet.
WHO CAN WE USE FOR BAR SERVICE?
All alcohol must be served through West Michigan Caterer. WMC has many bar and beverage packages to choose from. (Open Bar Only- See next question if you are a non-profit organization interested in a cash bar.)