Host Your Next Event at KCAD

Our dynamic downtown campus is also
a private event venue for memorable experiences of all kinds


If you're seeking event space that exceeds the ordinary, look no further than Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University! Our campus in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids offers an event venue with a unique blend of beautiful historic architecture, modern amenities and technology, and highly flexible space options that can support a wide variety of needs, from conferences and corporate events to weddings and concerts. 


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What makes KCAD a unique event venue? 


Inspired by Creativity

Elevate your guests' event experience with access to numerous on-campus gallery spaces, each filled with incredible creative work from KCAD students and established artists and designers from around the world.

Surrounded by History

Whether in the Manufacturers Building—born from the early days of Grand Rapids' world-renowned furniture industry—or the LEED-certified Woodbridge N. Ferris Building—a lovingly-preserved Beaux Arts structure that sits on the National Register of Historic Places—your event will reverberate with the rich history of our city. 

Empowered by Flexibility

With a wide array of event venue spaces available to mix, match, and customize, KCAD offers you the opportunity to shape our space to match your vision, rather than the other way around.


Plan Your Event Space


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Content can only take a conference so far. It takes the right conference venue to spark meaningful connections and translate attendance into engagement. 

From local nonprofits to larger organizations like the International Interior Design Association and the National Council of Arts Administrators, our scalable approach to conference facilities enables clients of any size to tailor the event environment to the unique needs of their audience. 





Your special day deserves a wedding venue that transforms moments into memories for a lifetime. The gorgeous Beaux Arts architecture and intricately preserved interior details of our historic Woodbridge N. Ferris building provide a timeless backdrop for your wedding events that can't be found anywhere else in West Michigan. 

Design a customized package from a variety of flexible spaces that can support all aspects of your wedding, from showers and photo shoots to receptions and ceremonies. 




Speaking Events

Let us help you make your next speaking event one that sparks conversation long after the lights come back up. 

From visionary leaders to unsung heroes and everyone in-between, our campus offers a blend of space, seating, and technology that puts presenters at ease and primes audiences for an engaging experience. 






What better music venue for your next concert or dance than a place where creativity reverberates around every corner? Our campus is full of unique spaces that inspire out-the-box experiences with live music. 


Past Events at KCAD



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