About Us

DeVos PlaceĀ® 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.

Immediately adjacent to DeVos Place, world-class accommodations are available including the Four-Star Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, JW Marriott and the Courtyard by Marriott. All hold more than 1,100 guest rooms and are within walking distance of DeVos Place, most of them accessible by a climate controlled skywalk. Grand Rapids features all of the attractions and sophistication of any great city, with the intimacy and charm of a small town. DeVos Place offers the perfect setting for your next convention or meeting. Come and see what you have been missing!

DeVos Place is managed by SMG, part of a unique portfolio of Convention Centers around the world.

DeVos Place is a member of the Better Business Bureau.

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