Often regarded as the premiere Special Events Venue in West Michigan, each event is unique and individually custom to meet the needs of each individual party. The Belvedere Inn's mini Versailles is the perfect place for any couple to exchange their vows.
HAND HOLDING APPROACH: Offering formal grounds, exquisite lodging accommodations and gourmet food, the award winning Inn and Restaurant is a one stop wedding destination! Your personal Special Events Coordinator will work with you closely from day one to the day of your event, arranging for most rentals, setting up, managing your vendors to making sure the Best Man knows when he is getting the microphone for his toast. This hand holding approach that covers the smallest detail makes ideal venue for couples who live farther away or ones that desire to focus on the more fun part of planning such an event. This is one of the added features of a first class venue versus a banquet facility that just unlocks the door! Believe us, you (and mom!) will be thankful for this coordination!
LODGING: The Inn offers 10 lodging rooms and is part of the Wedding contract. There is a two night minimum stay on weekends (three during July, August and holidays). We work with other lodging establishments in the area and can help you place overflow guests. The cost of lodging will be billed to the wedding couple but the funds may be collected from their guests at check-in.
INDOORS vs OUTDOORS: The outdoor season runs June through September with a capacity of 350 guests. Indoor event contracts are offered the remaining months and have a capacity of 100 guests. Note: We understand that it is difficult to know your guest count a year out and you are working with an estimate. Therefore, it is very important to understand that our indoor capacity is 100. Indoor parties that estimate 100 guests at time of contracting are often discouraged from considering an Indoor event. Based on availability, we do sometimes offer indoor events during the outdoor season but this varies depending on demand.
VENDORS: All food and alcohol beverage is provided through The Belvedere Restaurant. All rentals are arranged by The Belvedere Inn. Beyond that (florist, photographer, musicians, presiders etc.), couples are invited to make their own arrangements. Upon contracting, you will be provided with a Vendor List. Just about everything you will need may be arranged locally.
OUTDOOR EVENTS, The Belvedere offers package pricing based on guest count (100 minimum) and with different levels of options. Packages include most rentals, food and fees. Additional costs would be hors d'oeuvres (and other food items other then the salad and entree courses; cost based on menu selection), ceremony fee, vendor rentals, lodging and incidentals. Independent of The Belvedere costs, couples should budget for flowers, presider, photographer and musicians. The Belvedere package pricing includes includes:
For couples that desire the ultimate White Glove Affair, we start from the ground and build. Consider a Surf N Turf meal, crystal chandeliers, chevron chairs, and much more. Fairy Tales are possible at The Belvedere!
INDOOR EVENTS: In addition to our package pricing that is similar to the outdoor structure, a facility/coordination fee is charged starting at $1500 and varies depending on season and guest count.