• Sweet House Foundation

    Weddings | Corporate Events | Special Events

Experience the timeless elegance of history at the Sweet House

The Sweet House Mansion ~

The Sweet House is a magnificent venue located in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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 Vandenberg 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 objective is to preserve, maintain, and share the historic home of Martin Sweet. The Foundation is dedicated to educating the public about the extensive contribution of Martin Sweet in the development of early Grand Rapids and the historical accomplishments of subsequent occupants of the House.

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.

Timeless Memories: Testimonials from our Guests at the Sweet House

“This venue is FANTASTIC! My organization Opera Grand Rapids recently hosted an event there, and we could not have been more pleased. The staff are extremely organized, accommodating, and kind. The building itself is exquisitely maintained and very versatile. Our patrons were thrilled to be in attendance. We hope to return soon!”

“Beautiful building located close to downtown! The space is perfect for hosting large events or small gatherings, plus they have free parking! Definitely worth checking out if you’re in the area or just looking for a unique space.”

“The Sweet House Foundation did an absolutely fantastic job. Our situation was not easy and The Sweet House Foundation worked with me for two years before I could actually have my wedding there. I would recommend them to anyone for any occasion. They do all the hard stuff that makes wedding planning so much simpler. I pretty much just brought my decorations and put in place. They set up and tear down. The other thing I was so happy with was the cost for everything. It was so reasonable. More reasonable than any other venue I checked for my smaller wedding.”