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421 Columbus Ave.

Grand Haven, MI 49417


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Central Park Place courtyard and statue

In the fall of 2022, the Grand Haven Community Center announced its new brand and name as Central Park Place. The venue is still City-owned and operated. To learn more about us and the shift to Central Park Place, visit this page.

All events include set up of tables and chairs. For additional cost, many amenities you may need in planning your event are available, such as place settings, dishes, dance floor, bar, audiovisual equipment, easels, a whiteboard, flip charts, a Steinway grand piano, and many more items. Download our Rental Agreement and Rental Guidelines for more information.

Rates are based on residency, whether alcohol will be served, and other variables. City residents get reduced rates because they support the operation of the facility through their tax dollars. A damage deposit is required for all events and varies based on the event components. To inquire about renting a space at Central Park Place, fill out our Event Inquiry form here.

Room capacities vary based on what layout you choose when booking your event. We have a variety of options for you to choose from. Visit the following pages for more information:

Smaller private parties may provide their guests with alcohol, or guests can bring their own alcohol. However, there is an additional rental fee for those events that bring alcohol into the facility, as well as a larger damage deposit. Any event that is open to the public and larger events renting the Mackinaw Ballroom must have a licensed and insured beverage service company.

We have two kitchens onsite, one that serves the Mackinaw Ballroom or Woodbine Room and another for the Escanaba Room. Both are catering kitchens (with no stoves). All kitchens are for catering prep only; no cooking onsite. All other rooms have sinks and running water.

We do not have a preferred vendor list, but we are happy to provide a vendor list of local and regional vendors that have provided services to our guests in the past.

There is ample parking on the NE Corner of Fifth/Columbus, the back parking lot on Fulton/Fifth, and street parking near the venue. Parking is also available in surrounding Ottawa County parking lots after 5pm Monday-Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday.

The theatre has a built-in hearing loop to assist those with hearing impairments and accessible seating for wheelchair users or anyone with mobility disabilities. For more information about accessibility at Central Park Place, get in touch with us here