Sweet House Foundation ~
The Sweet House Foundation objective is to preserve, maintain, and share the historic home of Martin Sweet located at 254 Fulton Street E., Grand Rapids, Michigan. The Foundation is dedicated to educating the public about the extensive contributions of Martin Sweet in the development of early Grand Rapids and the historical accomplishments of subsequent occupants of the House.
Our venue’s historic charm and unique character make it the perfect backdrop for your event. From intimate gatherings to large celebrations, we have the expertise to make your vision a reality.
Book the Sweet House ~
The Sweet House offers several event rooms, each decorated with stylish decor and individual themes, ideal for various special events. The Hazel Vandenburg Auditorium/Ballroom offers a stylish, light-filled ceremony space with an auditorium/ballroom feel. A grand piano and raised platform will comfortably accommodate up to 150 seated guests. Desdemona’s Dining Room, named in honor of the original lady of the house, Desdemona Sweet, offers space for up to 125 guests. We offer several smaller rooms that may be used for parties, dinners, cocktail hours, and more.
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Our Events ~
We host brunches, social events, dinners, and celebrations at The Sweet House.
Our house, built in the mid-1860s in the Italianate style, is a stunning testament to the beauty of a bygone era. We carefully preserve the timeless charm and historical significance of the building, providing an elegant and sophisticated backdrop for events.
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The Sweet House is a magnificent venue located in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Our house built in the mid 1860s is a beautiful Italianate mansion and is a stunning setting for your wedding, reception, corporate event, or party. The Sweet House Foundation lovingly maintains the building’s timeless charm and historical significance, offering you and your guests a unique and unforgettable experience. Our elegant and sophisticated space creates the perfect backdrop for your event, allowing you to relax and enjoy your celebration.