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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.
Cincinnati, Ohio
Level 5 Contributor
42 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Beautiful Convention Center!”
Reviewed November 26, 2012

We were attending a large event utilizing these facilities,and I cannot say enough about how gorgeous the facility was. Set right on the river, with some beautiful views, DeVos Place is generally light and airy. We had plenty of space for our events, which took up a large portion of the entire facility. There was numerous restroom facilities, which is not at all common. Despite our crowds of people, I do not think there was every a long line for the restroom. It is a large facility, so any event will necessitate a lot of walking. Signage was a little bit confusing, however, and better signage to help you understand and recognize where things in DeVos and the surrounding (and connected) buildings would be a bonus.

Visited November 2012
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Homer Glen, IL
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139 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Great Convention Center”
Reviewed November 26, 2012

We have been to many venues for Irish Dance Championships, and we all really, really liked this one. The rooms were very spacious and none of us felt crowded it like we have at other places. It was extremely comfortable and easy to navigate. Please note though that it is somewhat of a hike in cold weather because you have to use the walkways from the hotels to get there. I don't mind walking at all, but we had some people with physical issues that found the long walk a big drag. For most of us, however, we really did like this venue very much and hope that it will be used again!

Visited November 2012
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Central Florida, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
110 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Artpriz evening”
Reviewed October 8, 2012

Neat place with lots of art surrounded by good bars and eateries. Place for an evening stroll. Creative art on display where you could interact with the artists and in some cases optics to improve the experience.

Visited October 2012
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Byron Center, Michigan
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“good location in downwown”
Reviewed September 27, 2012

wemt to concert, good seats, you can see the stage pretty much from anywhere, is worth it to vist. just make sure if winter, find a enclosed parking spot, aprox. 8 to 12 per day.

Visited January 2012
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Harbor Springs, Michigan
Level 6 Contributor
411 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 214 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
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