DeVos Place in Grand Rapids

Ode to Grand Rapids

Ode to Grand Rapids, photo by Billy Jack O’Toole.

So I’m going to the 1st annual Grand Rapids International Wine & Food Festival today and wondered what the venue is like. It it cheating for me to turn that into a blog post?

The DeVos Place Convention Center web site says:

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 … 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.

You can get an idea of the scale of the facility with their virtual tours and get the nuts and bolts details from Wikipedia’s DeVos Place Convention Center entry. Also check out this Devos Place slideshow and locate Devos Place on Absolute Michigan’s map.

Check out more Grand Rapids photos from Billy Jack!

2 thoughts on “DeVos Place in Grand Rapids

  1. Billy Jack,
    Did you enjoy the wine and food festival? Which day did you go? Friday and Saturday nights were absolutely packed, but lots of fun! Sunday was not as packed with people so you could get to more of the booths. We had a lot of fun.


  2. That was a lot of fun! I took about 5 photos and then packed the camera away so I could concentrate on sampling the wine and the food. YUM! So many samples, so little time! :-)


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