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“Beautiful convention center”
Review of DeVos Place

DeVos Place
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Owner description: 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.
Harbor Springs, Michigan
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411 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 212 helpful votes
“Beautiful convention center”
Reviewed September 9, 2012

This center is well located in downtown Grand Rapids, adjacent to the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel and close to other first class hotels.

It is a huge convention center, well maintained, overlooking the Grand River. Across the river is the Gerald Ford Presidential Museum.

Visited September 2012
Thank LouBobHarborSprings
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Port Dover
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Gorgeous Facility”
Reviewed September 6, 2012

Fantastic large facility, spotlessly clean, modern in design with parking right across the street.
A great destination spot.
Grand Rapids, Michigan is a wonderful area, very clean and very friendly. Great shopping.

Visited August 2012
Thank Richardson66
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Cedar Springs, Michigan
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56 reviews
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“Great location for large events...”
Reviewed September 4, 2012

Remember this is a convention center, big and airy, many rooms and open areas. The true beauty of this place is the roof line as it swoops along.

Visited August 2012
Thank Mark F
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grand rapids
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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great place for events”
Reviewed August 30, 2012

We have been here for a great many plays, concerts, lectures, events, etc. Every seat is pretty darned good. The design of the theatre is amazingly good for acoustics. Unless you REALLY need to be right up close to the front of the stage for some reason, I recommend sitting in the box seats or any on the sides. You can avoid the terrible mob of people leaving the performance by simply taking the side elevators- then you're out to the street and to your car in a jiffy!
*If you are staying in our guest house call us and I will reveal my secret, super- awesome seats
that no one else knows about to you. Really. Best seats by far and at the cheapo price!*

Visited August 2012
Thank haggis9997
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Excellent exhibition hall”
Reviewed August 26, 2012

We went here for the AQS Quilt Show. Great exhibition facility. Bright, clean, beautifully designed. The public bathrooms are literally palatial. WiFi, if your show host makes it available, is fabtastic: I got 130 Mpbs compared to 5.5Mbps at the Marriott Courtyard Downtown where my connections were generally unusable. One word of caution: be careful of the entry way floors. They are coated with some kind of traction stuff and my shoes kept catching on it. You could take a nasty fall. All in all, a great place to go for an exhibit or show.

Visited August 2012
Thank apportum
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