What We Love About a Wedding at The High Five in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Adam Ewbank

Wedding Venues

As a wedding videographer, I have had the pleasure of working at and for some of the hottest and most exclusive venues across Michigan that bring a wedding to the next level. 

One venue that I am very excited about is The High Five in Grand Rapids, Michigan! It has an elegant, modern feel with ample space that nods to its rich history and is large enough to accommodate a sizable group of guests. 

The High Five’s location is also ideal for out-of-towners and those looking for an easy commute from downtown; it offers seemingly endless services, stunning views, and a tastefully inspiring atmosphere. So without further ado, here are some reasons why you should consider hosting your wedding at this beautiful venue!

Mixing Modern and Vintage Charm at The High Five in Grand Rapids, Michigan

The High Five is a five-story building in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan. It’s a former warehouse that has been converted into a multi-use space. The High Five merges an “old world” aesthetic with modern fixtures and equipment – creating a unique one-of-kind space for your one-of-a-kind day. 

The High Five offers spaces for weddings as well as providing space for other nonprofits or companies to host events or hold meetings. Original, roller-rink hardwood floors, stunning raised ceilings, exposed metal work, hip artisan tile and glass old stones, and new artistic chandeliers create a vibe all its own that will leave you and your guests breathless, complimenting virtually any wedding style and decor. 

Don’t just take it from me, either. Check out some of the photos of this space on their Facebook page, their website, or reviews from past brides and grooms on The Knot to see this space in its full wedding day glory.

The High Five offers an Unrivaled and Convenient Downtown Location

The High Five is conveniently located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The venue is less than 10 minutes from the Gerald R. Ford International Airport and a short drive from downtown Grand Rapids and surrounding hotels, including Residence Inn, Courtyard, and Amway Grand.

The High Five also offers plenty of restaurants within walking distance for your guests’ dining pleasure – perfect for hosting visiting guests from near or far in Grand Rapids! This centralized location is also perfect for wedding photos and videography, with numerous stunning locations nearby for filming or taking pictures as you walk around the quintessential Grand Rapids streets.

Here are some ideas for nearby backdrops to elevate your wedding video or photos:

  • The Riverwalk

  • The Blue Bridge

  • Grand Rapids Public Museum

  • The Grand Rapids Ford Museum 

If you’re looking for something even more unique for your wedding video backdrop, feel free to reach out – I have tons of suggestions!

bride and groom first kiss wedding ceremony

The Ceremony Spaces Available at the High Five

The High Five is the perfect venue for your ceremony. There are a variety of spaces, from the Great Hall to The Loft, that can accommodate your needs. The Great Hall seats up to 300 people and has scenic views of the cityscape. This inclusive venue is wheelchair-accessible as well! Stunning wooden beams crisscross over the ceiling that can easily be enhanced by adding lights to highlight their beauty. 

Dining Options at The High Five

The space allows both food and alcohol at the venue, but prefers to work with trusted local partners, further strengthening their ties with the Grand Rapids community and ensuring that your wedding day food and drink will be as fresh and delicious as possible – a win-win! 

The High Five offers customizable menus and catering options, so you can choose from a wide range of menu items. The catering packages are available for all budgets, and they include everything from food to beverages to dessert options.

bride and groom first dance at wedding reception

Picture-Perfect Backdrops

The High Five is located in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids and, as mentioned in the preceding paragraphs, is near some pretty amazing photo backdrops. The historic building has been renovated to include many modern amenities while maintaining its original character.

The venue offers several different areas that are perfect for wedding photos, including roller-rink hardwood floors and exposed brick walls; fully restored large windows offering wide views over the city; a fourth-floor ceremony space with dramatic views of nearby buildings and downtown skyline; as well as multiple oversized arched windows overlooking these stunning views from above!

Hotels Near the High Five in Grand Rapids

Looking for accommodations for your wedding guests? There are lots of great options for hotels in downtown Grand Rapids, including Canopy by Hilton, Residence Inn, and JW Marriott.

Ewbank Films Can Capture Your Wedding Day

Ewbank Films is a professional wedding film company with a passion for preserving life’s precious memories. Simply put, we love love. We capture your wedding day with a personalized approach, thinking about what we would want to see in our own wedding films. We are able to operate a drone with drone coverage included in all our wedding packages.

Our goal at Ewbank Films is to help you create the perfect wedding video that captures your special day in a way that is true to you and your love story. We work with couples to capture their unique love story and create a one-of-a-kind film that will be cherished for generations to make sure you have the best experience possible—and end up with a film that’s a treasure for years to come!

We hope you’ve enjoyed learning about The High Five in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and maybe even sparked your interest in reserving the space for your own wedding. We think it’s a great place to have your wedding reception, and we hope that we are able to work with you to capture your wedding day through the eyes of our lens.

For more information on having Ewbank Films capture your wedding, please visit our website and fill out our contact form.