Amway Grand Plaza Hotel
The Amway Grand Plaza, originally the Pantlind hotel, was first constructed back in 1913. Fashioned after English Adams architecture by designers Warren and Wetmore, the hotel’s special details included one of the world’s largest gold-leaf ceilings and two of what are the world’s most stunning chandeliers. Both chandeliers hang proudly in the lobby. In 1979, the hotel and downtown Grand Rapids, became less popular as people started moving to the suburbs. The Amway Corporation purchased the Pantlind hotel and restored it to its former glory. In addition to the restoration, Amway also constructed the glass tower in 1983.
The hotel’s rebirth sparked a resurgence of downtown Grand Rapids in what we all know and love today. The Amway Grand is a member of Historic Hotels of America, the official program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation for recognizing and celebrating the finest historic hotels across America. From the breathtaking exterior architecture to the chandeliers that glow and provide a luxurious ambiance, this venue exudes an elegant, timeless style perfect for any classic wedding. As a Grand Rapids wedding photographer, the Amway Grand Plaza will always be one of my favorite wedding venues.
Amway Grand Wedding
Wedding Coordinator: Valley and Oak Events | Beauty: The Pretty Committee | Officiant: Tom Hamel | Florist: Modern Day Collective | Ceremony venue: Downtown Market Green House | Reception venue: Amway Grand Imperial Ballroom | Lead Photographer: Kelly Braman Photography | Bride: Becky | Rentals: Events by I Candy | Bakery, Catering and Bar, Guest Lodging: Amway Grand Plaza | Bridal Gown: Fantastic Finds | Limousine: Affordable Limo | DJ and Entertainment: Wiser Productions | History Information Credit: Amway Grand Plaza
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