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Address: 303 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-2233
Phone Number: +1 616-742-6500
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DeVos Place® is a premier convention center located in downtown Grand...

DeVos Place® is a premier convention center located in downtown Grand Rapids. Nestled beside the Grand River, the picturesque riverfront setting is the perfect backdrop for your convention or tradeshow. DeVos Place offers a unique combination of meeting and exhibition space to accommodate a variety of events. Downtown Grand Rapids is located 15 minutes from Gerald Ford International Airport and easily accessible from all major interstates.The Convention Center features a 162,000 square foot, column free exhibit hall, 40,000 square foot ballroom and 26 individual meeting rooms (32,000 square feet). Twelve spacious loading docks (with a wash bay and marshalling area), allow for easy access into the exhibit hall. In addition, DeVos Place features a 2,404 seat performing theater with two independent loading docks and one loading ramp. Home to the Grand Rapids Symphony, Grand Rapids Ballet Company, Opera Grand Rapids and Broadway Grand Rapids, it can also serve as the perfect space for a general session or keynote address. DeVos Place is part of a vibrant downtown entertainment district featuring over 50 dining establishments, nightclubs, four museums and the 12,000 seat Van Andel Arena, all within walking distance.

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Besides hosting Artprize, this venue hosts all of the mid size events in West Michigan and does a great job. After Artprize, the food and wine festival is my second favorite... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Besides hosting Artprize, this venue hosts all of the mid size events in West Michigan and does a great job. After Artprize, the food and wine festival is my second favorite event this venue hosts. Of course they have multiple craft shows, car shows etc. Parking is easy and the facility itself is immaculate.

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Maitland, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

well located. big, big. our convention fit perfect over there. right next to amway grand plaza hotel were we stayed.

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Cheshire, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

I attended a conference here in June 2016. I was impressed by the facility, which was well laid out, and made it easy to travel from one session to another. The facility has easy access to the river walk, and there are numerous restaurants and hotels in the area. Just watch out for the red winged blackbirds!

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

DeVos Place includes a good theater with good acoustics. The only problem with the theater is that it has these weird rows that go completely across the span of the theater with no central isle. However, the seats have adequate leg room so it's not too hard to always have to stand up to let people by you. It's a... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Always a good seat no matter where you sit. Got to see George Carlin right before he passed on. Have also seen Yanni here. Old time feel to a newer building.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Attending the Acton University at the DeVos Center was a great experience. It was welcoming, provided space for socializing, and had a beautiful view overlooking the river where you could grab a breath of fresh air. In short it covered all the bases in style and made everyone feel right at home.

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Traverse City, MI
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Our reason for visiting was for a restaurant food show.Great location for a food show. Large well vented rooms (needed for the deep fryers) Within walking distance of downtown hotels. Very clean and well decorated. Beautiful river frontage also.

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Flint, mi
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

The Artprize pieces on display in the mezzanine level are always worth seeing (during Artprize). I make sure to visit this venue every year.

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manistee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

This is a great place for events. We went to a GFS food show there and they are very friendly and the staff is very helpful.

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Madison Heights, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

I loved the Art Prize exhibit . I did the catwalk of exhibits . What a great presentation . This hall is amazing too and is inter connected with a fabulous looking restaurant and atrium .

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