Historic Character. Timeless Events.

The Harris Building, with its rich history and architectural character, has been an icon for the Heartside District for over a century. Built in 1892, the Harris Building was first home to the secret fraternal organization, The Knights of Pythias. Following in 1909, the building became home to The Harris Sample Furniture Company, which operated until closing its doors in 1969. In the late-2000s, The Harris Building transformed into a treasured building for ArtPrize, and most recently in 2018, became a beautiful, and unique event venue.

With 18-foot, open-beamed ceilings, exposed brick walls, and natural hardwood floors; The Harris Building is the perfect backdrop for your timeless event.


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Reception Setting

Bridal Loft Suite

Ceremony Setting

We had an incredible experience at the Harris Building! Emily and Jennifer made sure everything ran smoothly in the days leading up to the wedding and the day itself. They coordinated well with our caterer and officiant. Anything we asked for, they made happen. My husband and I wanted a historic venue but found that many were way overpriced (especially after Covid inflation.) This venue is absolutely stunning and still affordable as far as weddings are concerned. Can’t recommend them enough!

The Harris Building

111 Division Ave S
Grand Rapids, Michigan