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About The Conference Centers

With two locations, WMU Conference Centers in Grand Rapids offer a choice of facilities to meet your specific needs for a business event:

The Conference Centers, Downtown

The conference facility located downtown is a beautifully renovated, historic building in the Heartside District, which is an urban, upscale location centrally situated in the business and entertainment district of Grand Rapids. Within easy walking distance are several of the city's newest and most exciting dining spots as well as hotels, museums, shops, and galleries.

Providing a unique ambiance with exposed brick and beam construction, the conference facility downtown is the ideal space for your special event. This location offers 30 meeting rooms, including a 4,000 square-foot Grand Hall, which can seat up to 300 guests. If you desire dancing, the Grand Hall easily accommodates up to 290 guests with a 16' x 16' parquet wood dance floor. The art gallery lighting of The Commons is perfect for mingling over hors d'oeuvre and is a distinctive setting for social engagements such as retirement dinners, fundraisers, and other gala events. View the floor plan for The Conference Centers, Downtown location.

Ample parking is located adjacent to the building.

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The Conference Centers, Beltline

The conference facility located on the Beltline is a three-story, 40,000 square-foot building located in the hub of Grand Rapids' southeast side. Hotels, restaurants, shopping centers, and entertainment are just minutes away, as is the Kent County International Airport. View the floor plan for The Conference Centers, Beltline location.

Known for its peaceful, natural setting, this location is perfectly suited for your special day. Offering 21 modern and spacious meeting rooms with windows overlooking the woods or groomed landscaping, rooms can accommodate 18 to 150 people in flexible and comfortable seating arrangements. The airy and open lobby is a warm and inviting space for welcoming guests or conducting conference event registration. The Woodland Suite can accommodate up to 100 guests and includes a beautiful view of the wooded landscape, charming footbridge, and trickling stream from inside the banquet room. Just outside, the patio is the picture-perfect setting for an intimate wedding or cocktail hour.

Free and ample parking is available at the front door.

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