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Grand Valley State University - Pew Grand Rapids Campus

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Conference & Event Planning Services
301 Fulton St. West

Grand Rapids, Michigan 49504

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Event Types Welcomed

Adult Social Event | Corporate Social Events | Expo/Competitions | Family Reunion | Professional Meeting/Training/Conference/Retreat | Wedding Ceremony/Reception | Youth Party | Youth Retreat/Camp
Maximum
Meeting:500
Meeting
Rooms:68
  • L.V. Eberhard East Lobby - Reception and exhibition spaceL.V. Eberhard East Lobby - Reception and exhibition space
  • L.V. Eberhard Center - Conference Center in the fallL.V. Eberhard Center - Conference Center in the fall
  • The L.V. Eberhard Conference CenterThe L.V. Eberhard Conference Center
  • L.V. Eberhard Foundation Room - Executive Boardroom seating for 20 guestsL.V. Eberhard Foundation Room - Executive Boardroom seating for 20 guests
  • L.V. Eberhard Center - Multipurpose space for all occasionsL.V. Eberhard Center - Multipurpose space for all occasions
  • L.V. Eberhard Center - Teleconference Auditorium with seating for 180 guestsL.V. Eberhard Center - Teleconference Auditorium with seating for 180 guests
  • L.V. Eberhard Center - Teleconference Auditorium seating for 180 guestsL.V. Eberhard Center - Teleconference Auditorium seating for 180 guests
  • L.V. Eberhard Center - Multipurpose theater style seating for up to 500 guestsL.V. Eberhard Center - Multipurpose theater style seating for up to 500 guests
  • L.V. Eberhard Center - Multipurpose space L.V. Eberhard Center - Multipurpose space
  • L.V. Eberhard Center - West Gallery reception and exhibition spaceL.V. Eberhard Center - West Gallery reception and exhibition space
  • L.V. Eberhard Center - Perfect spot for Blue Bridge photo ops!L.V. Eberhard Center - Perfect spot for Blue Bridge photo ops!
  • Louie the Laker - Laker for LifeLouie the Laker - Laker for Life
  • Pew Campus in the heart of downtown Grand RapidsPew Campus in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids
  • Richard M. DeVos Center - Plaza Cafe, Starbucks and Erberts & GerbertsRichard M. DeVos Center - Plaza Cafe, Starbucks and Erberts & Gerberts
  • Richard M. DeVos Center - Loosemore Auditorium and Exhibition HallRichard M. DeVos Center - Loosemore Auditorium and Exhibition Hall
  • Richard M. DeVos Center - Clock TowerRichard M. DeVos Center - Clock Tower
  • Richard M. DeVos Center Loosemore Auditorium capacity 232 guestsRichard M. DeVos Center Loosemore Auditorium capacity 232 guests
  • Richard M. DeVos Center Loosemore Auditorium capacity 232 guestsRichard M. DeVos Center Loosemore Auditorium capacity 232 guests
  • Richard M. DeVos Center - Exhibition Hall space idea for exhibition Richard M. DeVos Center - Exhibition Hall space idea for exhibition
  • L. William Seidman Center - Seidman College of Business all a bloomL. William Seidman Center - Seidman College of Business all a bloom
  • L. William Seidman Center -Multipurpose space for up to 200 guestsL. William Seidman Center -Multipurpose space for up to 200 guests
  • L. William Seidman Center captured at duskL. William Seidman Center captured at dusk
  • L. William Seidman Center lit up at nightL. William Seidman Center lit up at night
  • L. William Seidman Center - Amway Boardroom with seating for 30 guestsL. William Seidman Center - Amway Boardroom with seating for 30 guests
  • L. William Seidman Center - The Exchange pre-function areaL. William Seidman Center - The Exchange pre-function area
  • L. William Seidman Center - Outdoor function space overlooking the Grand RiverL. William Seidman Center - Outdoor function space overlooking the Grand River
  • L. William Seidman Center an outdoor functionL. William Seidman Center an outdoor function

About

About Grand Valley State University - Pew Grand Rapids Campus

Grand Valley State University features two unique campuses. Our Allendale campus and our Grand Rapids campus. Allendale Campus hosts our camp and conference groups of all sizes during the summer months. Grand Rapids Campus hosts events of all sizes at any time of the year. Whether you prefer privacy or the city lights, we are happy to serve you. Our meeting spaces include complimentary parking, wifi, LCD projectors, screens and whiteboards. 

 
LOCATION + TRANSPORTATION

Lansing - 60
Detroit - 150
Chicago - 170


:
Gerald R. Ford International Airport - 20 minutes


Taxi | Bus | Train | Lyft | Uber


Onsite: Yes Free

CATERING
We can customize a menu to meet your specific needs whether you are searching for boxed lunches to serve your guests or planning a black-tie event.


Must Use In-House CateringYES
Cultural CateringYES
Venue Hosted Alcohol PermittedYES

Self-Service Alcohol PermittedNO


AMENITIES + UNIQUE EXPERIENCES
Outdoor Event/Meeting Space
Outdoor Tent
ADA Accessible
A/V Tech Staff
Eco-Friendly
Laptops
Microphones
Overnight Accommodations
Parking On-Site
Projector Screen
LCD Projectors
Food and Beverage On-Site
Sound System
MEETING + EVENT SPACE CAPACITIES

500 Attendees


68 Spaces

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Theatre Style 500 | Classroom Style 300 | Standing Reception 500 | Seated Reception 350

TECHNOLOGY
Wireless internet access is complimentary. Each meeting space is equipped with complimentary LCD projector, screen and whiteboard. Microphones available at a minimal cost.

Yes
FreeYES

Yes


LaptopsMicrophonesProjector ScreenLCD Projectors

RENTAL POLICIES
Alcohol ConsumptionYES
Cannabis Industry-FriendlyNO
Cannabis ConsumptionNO

OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS

Nearby hotels within walking distance

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Accommodations

Accommodations

Accommodation Types
| Residence Halls | 400 rooms | 800 beds | image
Traditional Unit

Two beds per room, semi-private bathroom, access to a community kitchen, lounges on each floor, and a community area on the first floor for activities.
| Suite/Apartment Style | 490 rooms | 980 beds | image

Four people per suite in two double rooms with a shared bathroom, access to community kitchen and a community area on the first floor for activities.
| Suite/Apartment Style | 500 rooms | 1000 beds | image

One shared room or two bedrooms with kitchenette, and private bathroom. Appliances include stove and refrigerator.
| Hotel-Like | 40 rooms | 60 beds | image
Winter Hall One Bedroom

Close to all downtown attractions, Winter Hall features fully furnished 1-person and 2-person/2-bedroom efficiencies with air conditioning and on-site workout facility.
A/C This accommodation has A/C
| Hotel-Like | 340 rooms | 900 beds | floorplan
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Two and four bedroom options. Apartments are furnished with bed, desk/chair, dresser, closet, kitchen, table/chairs, couch, easy chairs, stove, and refrigerator.
A/C This accommodation has A/C
| Suite/Apartment Style | 200 rooms | 600 beds | floorplan
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Two and four bedroom options. Apartments are furnished with bed, desk/chair, dresser, closet, kitchen, table/chairs, couch, easy chair or love seat, stove, and refrigerator.
A/C This accommodation has A/C

Amenities + Unique Experiences

AMENITIES

Amenities
Outdoor Event/Meeting Space
Outdoor Event/Meeting Space
Outdoor Tent
Outdoor Tent
ADA Accessible
ADA Accessible
A/V Tech Staff
A/V Tech Staff
Eco-Friendly
Eco-Friendly
Laptops
Laptops
Microphones
Microphones
Overnight Accommodations
Overnight Accommodations
Parking On-Site
Parking On-Site
Projector Screen
Projector Screen
LCD Projectors
LCD Projectors
Food and Beverage On-Site
Food and Beverage On-Site
Sound System
Sound System


Event Spaces

Meeting and Event Spaces

Max Capacities
500
Overall
300
Classroom
Style
500
Standing
Reception
350
Seated
Catered Event


Meeting + Event Spaces
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The Grand River Room locate in the Kirkhof Center is a great venue for large meetings, presentations, and receptions.
| 5200 SQ FT | image
Eberhard Center Conference Center with capacities of up to 500 guests

The L.V. Eberhard Center has earned a reputation as a favorite, affordable downtown reception facility and the experienced staff is here to assist, making the planning process easy for you. You've spent so much time planning for your event; you can now feel confident that our dedicated staff and on-site management will pay close attention, ensuring all of your carefully laid plans run smoothly.
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Loosemore Auditorium with seating for 232 guests

The Loosemore Auditorium is located in the Richard M. DeVos Center on Grand Valley State University's Pew Campus. This space is fully equipped with audio visual capabilities for your presentation needs. 

Food + Beverage

Food + Beverage

Availability
YES
YES
YES
NO


Catering
We can customize a menu to meet your specific needs whether you are searching for boxed lunches to serve your guests or planning a black-tie event.
Dining Options
| Seating Capacity: 400 | image

A market style restaurant featuring an assortment of choices in an all-you-care-to-eat setting.
| Seating Capacity: 300 | image

A variety of crisp grab and go salads, Bene Pizza and Pasta, Zoca, Flat Tops Grill, Subway and made to order sushi are all available in lower level Kirkhof Center.
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Papa John's opened its first pizza restaurant in 1984 and to this day is committed to delivering on its brand promise of "Better Ingredients. Better Pizza."
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Starbucks Coffee is for fine-coffee lovers. Try brewed coffee, specialty drinks, baked goods and sandwiches.
| Seating Capacity: 100
Erbert & Gerbert’s is a sandwich and soup shop dedicated to serving better, more flavorful sandwiches than anyone else in the universe. 
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Stop by the Plaza Cafe and choose items from Homezone, the Grille, Tortilla Fresca, Bene Pizza, sushi, salad or soup stations.

Location

Location + Transportation

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Nearby Airport
Gerald R. Ford International Airport - 20 minutes
Nearby Cities
Lansing - 60 miles | Detroit - 150 miles | Chicago - 170 miles |
Transportation + Parking
Taxi
Bus
Train
Lyft
Uber
Onsite Parking

Nearby Attractions

Nearby Attractions

Nearby Attractions
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Located conveniently on the Grand Valley campus, the Meadows is championship golf course. This beatiful, well-maintained course has hosted high school state championship tournaments as well as NCAA tournaments.
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Whether you enjoy a relaxing dinner at one of the mall’s restaurants, watching a movie, bringing the kids to ride on the carousel, or spending the day shopping at all of your favorite stores, RiverTown Crossings offers a complete entertainment experience. Come out and enjoy the fun with the whole family!
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Michigan's largest amusement and water parks, with over 60 rides and attractions.
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The Ford Museum opened to the public in September 1981. The permanent exhibits are the core of the Museum's program. They allow visitors to participate in history, not just view it, while reviewing the highlights of the lives of President and Mrs. Ford. In addition to the permanent exhibits, a succession of temporary exhibits draw upon the rich holdings of the entire Presidential libraries system, the Smithsonian Institution, the National Archives, and others.
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The Zoo is located on the hillside of a beautiful 140 acre park on the west side of Grand Rapids. The Zoo and park offer many fun-filled opportunities. Park services include grills, picnic areas, baseball diamonds, tennis courts and play areas.
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Fifth Third Ballpark is home to events all year long including minor league baseball, huge outdoor concerts, festivals, basketball tournaments and numerous other events.

Services

Services

Services

Our Conference and Event Planning Department is dedicated to providing excellent and expert planning services from start to finish. Leave all the details to our CMP - Certified Meeting Professionals that will take the stress and worry out of your meeting or event. Our Event Planners will guide you through custom meal planning, set-ups, audio visual, parking, signage, breakouts and exhibition with ease. Don't do it alone, call on us!

Technology

Technology

Equipment Available On-Site
Laptops
Laptops
Microphones
Microphones
Projector Screen
Projector Screen
LCD Projectors
LCD Projectors

Description
Wireless internet access is complimentary. Each meeting space is equipped with complimentary LCD projector, screen and whiteboard. Microphones available at a minimal cost.
Technology

Wireless internet is available free of charge to guests by request.

Testimonials

Testimonials


Our event was outstanding! I always prepare for a major problem, but we did not have one issue the entire weekend. All of our attendees loved Grand Rapids and also felt the L.V. Eberhard Center was an outstanding venue. They couldn’t stop commenting how the set-ups was perfect. Our committee kept receiving great comments all weekend. In fact, all of the Division leaders said this was the best, most organized meeting in the 20 years of having an annual meeting. It is a true compliment to Grand Rapids, our planning committee, the L.V. Eberhard Center staff and the Holiday Inn staff.

We were all 100% floored by our experience at GVSU. Your service super exceeded our expectations, and we very much look forward to seeing you in the future.

We had a great time holding an event at Grand Valley’s Eberhard Center. I took over the event planning after the room had been booked and was the lead from that point on.
It was very nice working with our event coordinator, Ali. She provided great instructions, made recommendations and caught me when I forgot something. Ali allowed us to add attendees almost last minute and was able to accommodate the extra people on both space and food with limited warning. As soon as I walked in the building I was greeted by several employees and there were very visible signage directing our party to the meeting location.
We had our event in the Foundation Room of the Eberhard Center, which has an incredible view of downtown Grand Rapids. It is right above the Grand River and gives visibility to the city’s recognizable buildings and landmarks through floor to ceiling windows, which was perfect for our out of state guests. There was an extensive lunch menu to choose from and they offered alternatives to any allergy our party might have had. The catering staff was quick, quiet, and very friendly. The whole Eberhard Center was very presentable and there was never a distraction from what we were there to do. This location made for a very productive meeting space.
I am very happy with the experience of planning and hosting an event there and this venue is on the top of my list for hosting in the future. 

I wanted to share an outstanding example of customer service with you. I was put in charge of organizing an event for the WMPPA on October 19th. The mayor of Grand Rapids and the president of the Michigan Minority Business Council spoke at the event. The event was a tremendous success due to the efforts of Amy Dettwiler. Amy helped me put everything together; booking the facility, arranging the catering, preparing the signage, setting up the audio visual equipment, and helping many of the guests the day of the event. As always, there were last minute changes and Amy handled these like a consummate professional. Amy contributed greatly to the overall success of this event and demonstrated what “knock your socks off” customer service looks like! Thank you.

The Conference & Event Team are awesome! Whatever I needed for my presenters they were able to accommodate. Even the day before the event I had changes and needs that the team was able to respond to our request. The facilities at GVSU are equipped with the latest technology and provides a great atmosphere for training.

I'm so happy that we held our reception at The Eberhard Center! Kelly was fantastic to work with and extremely responsive to emails and phone calls. She fielded all of our questions, kept us on task, and ultimately coordinated with all of our vendors to make sure everything was set up and executed as planned. She was even present at our reception the entire time! Our guests appreciated the river/downtown view during the cocktail hour and had nothing but great things to say about the food. Out-of-town guests had their choice of several hotels all within walking distance, and loved the wide variety of other activities nearby (The Public Museum, Founders, etc.). I would recommend The Eberhard Center to anyone planning their reception in Grand Rapids!





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