Hope College In Holland Michigan | Unique Venues
Hope College

Hope College

Event Types Welcomed

  • Adult Social Events
  • Corporate Social Events
  • Expo/Competitions
  • Family Reunions
  • Leisure Travel
  • Professional Meeting / Training / Conference / Retreats
  • Wedding Ceremonies
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Youth Retreat/Camps

About

Hope College is a selective, liberal-arts college with a grounding in the Christian faith. Its stellar academic program is matched by a beautiful campus and buildings, which support students and Michigan conferences. From a new Music Building (2015) and Student Center (2017) to a stunning church over 100 years old and a range of historic and modern buildings, we have space and venue flexibility for a wide variety of different gatherings. Our fieldhouse houses 3,000 fans for national championship basketball and volleyball during the school year and lunch with the Governor for over 1,000 VIP guests in the summer, showing that our college is no stranger to throwing large, lavish events on campus. The Hope College Events and Conferences Office (ECO) is available to assist guests in planning and crafting the best possible social event possible for our visitors.

Hope College is located adjacent to downtown Holland, and you can quickly and conveniently walk to discover 120 unique shops and restaurants nearby. Sandy beaches, beautiful parks on Lake Michigan and other local attractions are nearby, as well ensuring that there is no shortage of scenic areas for guests to explore. Thanks to the Haworth Hotel, a 48-room hotel located nearby, we can host conferences, banquets and events in the area all year long.

Watch the video above to learn even more of the attributes that make Hope College the premier Holland, Michigan event venue. 

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Meeting & Event Spaces

  • Max Capacity: 3000 guests
  • Largest Classroom Style: 750
  • Largest Theatre Style: 1500
  • Largest Auditorium Seating: 800
  • Largest Arena Seating: 3000
  • Largest Seated Reception: 320
  • Academic Year Largest Group: yes
Maas Auditorium
High ceilings, picturesque windows, and works well for daytime or evening functions.
  • 3500 Sq. Ft.
  • 225 Banquet Style
  • 125 Classroom Style
  • 300 Theatre Style
  • n/a Conference Style
  • n/a Hollow Square Space Style
Maas Conference
Equipped with technology and features a wall of windows. Great for business meetings and luncheons.
  • 1150 Sq. Ft.
  • 80 Banquet Style
  • 40 Classroom Style
  • 100 Theatre Style
  • n/a Conference Style
  • n/a Hollow Square Space Style
DeWitt Herrick
Varied seating- great for meetings, presentations, and dinners. Windows, adjustable lighting, and equipped with technology.
  • 1200 Sq. Ft.
  • 64 Banquet Style
  • 30 Classroom Style
  • 70 Theatre Style
  • 40 Conference Style
  • 40 Hollow Square Space Style
Martha Miller Center 135
State of the art technology, brand new building, and just steps from the gorgeous rotunda.
  • 80 Theatre Style
Martha Miller Center 249
State of the art technology in our brand new Communications building.
  • 434 Sq. Ft.
  • 20 Conference Style
Martha Miller Center 242
State of the art technology in our brand new Communications building.
  • 667 Sq. Ft.
  • 30 Banquet Style
  • 30 Classroom Style
  • 30 Theatre Style
  • 30 Conference Style
Schaap 1000
Comfortable seating, state of the art technology, and steps away from the three story atrium.
  • 82 Classroom Style
Schaap 1118
State of the art technology, and steps away from the three story atrium.
  • 1700 Sq. Ft.
  • 80 Banquet Style
Knickerbocker Theatre
Historic theatre on the main street with a lot of character in a quaint downtown.
  • 500 Theatre Style
DeVos Arena
Newest facility- Top Division III Arena in the country. Good for concerts, sporting events, etc.
  • 102000 Sq. Ft.
  • 3400 Theatre Style
DOW Center
A physical fitness center with up-to-date equiment and flexible times. Includes olympic pool.
    Ballroom 1
    Conference furniture, picturesque windows, pull down screen, wireless internet (provided) within a professional environment.
    • 1167 Sq. Ft.
    • 64 Banquet Style
    • 50 Classroom Style
    • 84 Theatre Style
    • 40 Conference Style
    • 42 Hollow Square Space Style
    Ballroom 2
    Conference furniture, picturesque windows, pull down screen, wireless internet (provided) within a professional environment.
    • 1167 Sq. Ft.
    • 64 Banquet Style
    • 50 Classroom Style
    • 84 Theatre Style
    • 40 Conference Style
    • 42 Hollow Square Space Style
    Ballroom 1 & 2
    See ballroom 1 and 2 for description; rooms can be joined for larger groups.
    • 2331 Sq. Ft.
    • 120 Banquet Style
    • 100 Classroom Style
    • 180 Theatre Style
    • n/a Conference Style
    • n/a Hollow Square Space Style
    Ballroom 3
    Conference furniture, picturesque windows, pull down screen, wireless internet (provided) within a professional environment.
    • 3087 Sq. Ft.
    • 200 Banquet Style
    • 128 Classroom Style
    • 252 Theatre Style
    • n/a Conference Style
    • n/a Hollow Square Space Style
    Rooms A & B
    Conference furniture, separating partition/wall, pull down screen, wireless internet (provided), within a professional environment.
    • 1000 Sq. Ft.
    • 60 Banquet Style
    • 36 Classroom Style
    • 62 Theatre Style
    • 36 Conference Style
    • 38 Hollow Square Space Style
    Rooms C & D
    Conference furniture, separating partition/wall, pull down screen, wireless internet (provided), within a professional environment.
    • 432 Sq. Ft.
    • 24 Banquet Style
    • 16 Classroom Style
    • 24 Theatre Style
    • 20 Conference Style
    • 20 Hollow Square Space Style
    Board Room
    Executive conference furniture, board room atmosphere (3rd floor), floor to ceiling windows, and technology available.
    • 493 Sq. Ft.
    • 14 Banquet Style
    • n/a Classroom Style
    • n/a Theatre Style
    • 14 Conference Style
    • n/a Hollow Square Space Style
    Conference G- Bilmar Room
    Conference furniture, picturesque windows, pull down screen, wireless internet (provided) within a professional environment.
    • 800 Sq. Ft.
    • 40 Banquet Style
    • 24 Classroom Style
    • n/a Theatre Style
    • 20 Conference Style
    • 24 Hollow Square Space Style
    Conference E- Bradford Room
    Conference furniture, picturesque windows, pull down screen, wireless internet (provided) within a professional environment.
    • 325 Sq. Ft.
    • 18 Banquet Style
    • 10 Classroom Style
    • 16 Theatre Style
    • 14 Conference Style
    • n/a Hollow Square Space Style

    Food & Beverage Options

    Phelps Hall Dining Room
    Perfect for cafeteria dining or to use for a private function.
    • Seating Capacity: 540 Rooms
    DeWitt Kletz
    Cafe style ambiance complete with a built in stage and dance floor.
    • Seating Capacity: 180 Rooms
    Maas Auditorium
    High ceilings and picturesque windows. Versatile space complete with dance floor, stage, and sound system.
    • Seating Capacity: 225 Rooms
    Ballroom- Haworth Inn
    Exudes elegance with high ceiling, adjustable lighting, mobile staging, and suitable for all occasions.
    • Seating Capacity: 350 Rooms
    Donnelly Room- Haworth Inn
    Has natural lighting, vaulted ceiling, and is perfect for executive dining to social gathering.
    • Seating Capacity: 60-70 Rooms

    Catering options

    Hope College Catering
      Haworth Inn and Conference Center Catering
      Versatile menus created by our "award winning" executive chef to accommodate your dining experience.

        Accommodations

        • Total Number of Overnight Guests: 1000
        Cook Hall
        Recently built, Cook Hall has "suite" style rooms with a joining bathroom.
        • 130 Rooms
        • 250 Beds
        Scott Hall
        Recently renovated with new carpet and brand new furniture.
        • 48 Rooms
        • 96 Beds
        Kollen Hall
        Kollen will be renovated in 2008.
        • 143 Rooms
        • 286 Beds
        Dykstra Hall
        In a unique cluster of rooms- every 6-8 rooms has a lounge/shared space.
        • 121 Rooms
        • 274 Beds
        Gazelle Apartments
        Above downtown storefronts, with bright kitchen, laundry in apartment, and 1 or 2 bedrooms.
        • 1-2 Rooms
        • 2-4 Beds
        Kraker Apartments
        Above downtown storefronts with elevator, 2 or 3 bedrooms, and a nice layout.
        • 2-3 Rooms
        • 4-6 Beds
        Kraker Annex Apartments
        Above downtown storefronts, 2 bedrooms, air-conditioned, and laundry in apartment.
        • 2 Rooms
        • 4 Beds
        Brownstone Apartments
        Above dowtown storefronts, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and a nice layout.
        • 3 Rooms
        • 6 Beds
        Parkview Apartments
        Recently renovated Townhouse style apartments located close to downtown.
        • 2 Rooms
        • 4 Beds
        Treehouse Apartments
        Above downtown storefronts, 1 bedroom, one has a rooftop deck, and a terrific location.
        • 1 Rooms
        • 2 Beds
        Pieters Cottage
        An air conditioned facility with wireless internet and laundry facilities.
          Haworth Inn & Conference Center
          Beautifully appointed guest rooms in picturesque downtown Holland. Wireless internet, HBO, and excercise facility provided.
          • 50 Rooms
          • 86 Beds

          Featured Amenities

          • Air Conditioning Air Conditioning
          • Bus - Shuttle, Public Bus Access Bus
          • Car Charging Station Car Charging Station
          • Fitness Center Fitness Center
          • Golf Course Golf
          • Handicap Accessible
          • In-House Catering
          • Linens
          • Near Public Transit
          • Overnight Rooms
          • Paid Parking
          • Running Trails
          • Sports Facilities
          • Taxi
          • Theater Seating
          • WiFi

          Venue Location + Transportation

          Address

           
          100 E 8th St, Ste 130,
          Holland, Michigan 49423

          Transportation

          • BusBus
          • LyftLyft
          • TaxiTaxi
          • TrainTrain
          • UberUber

          Nearby Airport

          • Gerald R. Ford International Airport - 30 minutes

          Nearby International Airport

          • Gerald R. Ford International Airport - 30 minutes

          Parking

          • Onsite Parking: Yes
          • Car Charging Stations: Yes

          Nearby Cities

          Grand Rapids – 25|Detroit – 180|Chicago – 150

          Things to Know

          Catering

          • Must Use In-house Catering: Yes
          • External Catering Allowed: No
          • Can Bring in Own Food: no
          • Food and Beverage Onsite: Yes

          Technology

          Wireless is available throughout campus and Internet connectivity is available in all Hope College meeting and guest rooms. Any installed computer and data projection equipment is available at no additional cost in all meeting rooms where it is installed.

          • Guest Wi-Fi: Free
          • Onsite Tech Support: Yes
          • Wi-Fi in meeting space: Yes
          • Equipment Available On-Site:
            • Projector Screen
            • Laptops
            • Microphones
            • Sound System

          Venue Policies

          • Alcohol Consumption: No
          • Smoking Permitted: no
          • Cannabis Industry-Friendly: No
          • Cannabis Consumption: No
          • ADA Accessible: Yes
          • Family Friendly: Yes
          • Pet Friendly: No

          Testimonals

          We loved having our service at Dimnent! The chapel added a wonderful atmosphere and brought back certain memories for Christen and I. Our friends and family thought it was a beautiful location. They loved the simplicity of walking to Haworth from the chapel and they raved about the food. Thanks!
          Tony and Christen Bordenkircher
          We discovered a gold mine in Hope College as the site for our church conference of 160 delegates. From the planning stages through the week on campus, the staff who worked with us were outstanding in their helpfulness and willingness to provide for our needs. Attendees suggested returning to Hope annually!
          Marjory Leas, Convention Planning Committee, Swedenborgian Church
          The Challenge of Children Coalition has been using Hope College as the venue for our parenting conference for many years, and we have always been pleased with the outcome. The conference planning staff is always informative and very easy to work with. The facilities are in wonderful condition with updated technology available to support the latest innovations used by our presenters. On our participant evaluations we always receive wonderful comments about the food, with an emphasis on how much everyone loves the large selection that is offered. We look forward to having many more years of first class experiences with Hope College and their friendly and competent staff.
          Pam Land, Challenge of Children
          Our organization has always enjoyed holding our functions at Hope College. Our organization has always enjoyed holding our functions at Hope College. The staff at the Hope College Conference Center was extremely helpful when we had our biennial conference there in June. The Hope facility is easy to locate and get around and being so close to downtown Holland was an added bonus.
          Karen Krause, Past President- Michigan League of Handweavers
          After 15 years of running camp at Hope College we find the facilities and personnel to be excellent. The staff is organized and assistive in all aspects of facility use from the planning and contracting stages to the arrival on campus. Once the camp begins, the staff of Hope Conference services are cordial and helpful in every detail. We believe we could not find a better venue for running our camps.
          Coach Steve Smith- Hope College Men's Soccer Coach
          We enjoy large, airy studios with good floors, lighting, ballet barres and mirrors. While students experience dorm life, our guest faculty is housed in apartments with laundry and kitchen facilities. The food is good, healthy and plentiful. We love our experience and wouldnt think of going anywhere else.
          Ann Parsley, Cecchetti Council of America

          Services

          Transportation
          Forty seven passenger buses or mini vans- Hope provides the drivers.
          Copying/Printing
          Can be done at the Conference Services offices at either Haworth Inn and Conference Center or DeWitt building.
          Wedding Coordinating for Dimnent
          When renting the chapel, a wedding coordinator will help make your ceremony as smooth as possible.
          Conference Coordinator
          When scheduling a conference on campus, there will be a Coordinator who will aid you throughout the process.

          Technology

          Audio/Visual Availabilities
          High speed internet, Wireless internet (limited) need WEP code, Computers, Data projector, Overhead projector, Slide projector, Conference calling
          Audio/Visual Availabilities
          Video Services
          Cable TV (limited), VHS, DVD , Audio equipment
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