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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Great place to go for a wedding/reception. Unique looking inside, stayed cool all night in the summer.


We had our wedding at the Harris building and it turned out wonderfully! Karri was super helpful, Aime did a great job with floral and the bar service was awesome. My guests loved the venue vibe and the transition from ceremony to reception worked out well. The valet was easy to use except for the end of the night- kind of a cluster. Other than that- we loved it and had the best time! A great place for a wedding and very organized.
My husband and I had our wedding there and everything was wonderful! The staff is so friendly and on top of everything. They were so easy to work with. I would highly recommend The Harris Building to anyone.


The food was great. Lindsey and Kim are wonderful to work with. The servers at the wedding were awesome and friendly. Would HIGHLY recommend them!


We had our wedding at the harris building this past weekend and everything was perfect! The staff was all very helpful, especially during the room switch from ceremony to reception. We were off taking pictures between & everything was set to go for intros right when we got back! The DJ Bradley was awesome & played all of the songs we requested! Everyone was so helpful & made this much less stressful, we cannot thank them enough!!!

Kylee & Alex

Went to venue for fund-raising event. Never knew it existed, but loved it! Highly recommend.


The staff is awesome and always smiling. They are very friendly and the DJs know how to keep the dance floor rockin.


I got married on Oct. 27, 2018 at the Harris Building, and let me tell you. IT WAS PERFECTION. I felt like my vision was magnified and even better than I envisioned thanks to everyone. All of the staff are prompt in their replies, friendly, kind, professional, and fun!


I wanted to let you know I attended the wedding of David and Erin Meleca at your facility on  8/3/19 and had a wonderful time.  The building was beautiful and although it was a warm afternoon/evening, we were all comfortably cool, even when dancing!  The food was great and everyone was impressed with The Harris Building.


I recently got married at the Harris Building and it was the best experience. Beautiful location, and it comfortably fit all of our guests (150) and was easy for us to have our ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception all in one spot. I did not have to stress about flowers, decorations, flipping the room, or flow of the night. The D.J. was AMAZING. We told him we wanted everyone to be on the dance floor the whole night and this is exactly what we got! I can't speak highly enough about our experience and the people at The Harris Building. They truly helped make our special day amazing and stress-free!


The Harris Building

111 Division Ave S
Grand Rapids, Michigan