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We are currently not accepting bookings for the remainder of 2020, or 2021. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and look forward to resuming full service as soon as possible.

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"Great facility, staff was wonderful and super helpful."

Utilize the Grand Ballroom for Large Seminars

Everyone has a Great View in our Barrier-free Ballrooms

"Newly remodeled facility is very nice, updated, clean."

The East Ballroom Provides an Intimate Space for Ceremonies.

"We had a great experience! The staff was very helpful and accommodating to our requests / questions."

Ask About Recommendations for Caterers and Bakeries

"The venue was easy and beautiful to work with. We loved the updates and a great place to have a big party!"

Graystone is the Perfect Venue for Celebrating Any Occasion

"Wonderful center. Great staff."

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We are honored you are considering the Graystone Event Center for your special day.

Graystone is a popular venue for large wedding receptions and capable of holding your entire wedding celebration.

Please explore our page to learn more about what our facility offers, why Ludington is the perfect destination wedding location, and find recommendations for professional caterers.

When you are ready for an in-depth tour, give us a call at (231)845-7311 or submit an event inquiry.

Our Guests Say It Best, “The Graystone Event Center was a wonderful place to host the wedding rehearsal and reception for our children. The space was large enough to host all our guest 230, with room to spare. The space offered a walk in cooler to cool our beverages and keep food cold until needed. There was a warmer for our use, as well as a freezer, and ice chest full of ice. The tables, chairs, and linens, plus bar tending station were provided with our package. We were able to pick up the key on Friday at noon and didn’t have to return it until Sunday at 8:30 a.m. It was great to be able to come and go and set things up on our schedule without having to be let in and out each time. The event planner made several great suggestions for area DJ, caterers, liquor vendors, draping designer, etc… Our experience was excellent.”

Thank you for considering Graystone Event Center for your corporate meetings and events.

Your time is valuable; let’s get to the points,

Grand Ballroom

Seats up to 300 Guest Banquet Style

Divides into Three Sections

Commonly Used for Large Seminars and Banquet Dinners

East Ballroom

Seats up to 50 Guests Classroom Style

Divides into Two Sections

Commonly Used for Training and Q&A Panels

Meeting Room 520

Seats up to 16 Guests Boardroom Style

Located Inside Hotel

Commonly Used for Small Meetings

Meeting Refreshments, AV Equipment, and Table Linens Available

Located Next Door to the Affiliated Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ludington, Providing Convenient Guest Accommodations for Out-of-Town Attendees

For Companies with Corporate Accounts, Their Corporate Discount Applies to Meeting Space Rentals 

Have time to learn more? Explore the rest of our page for additional details about what our facility offers, the Ludington area, and preferred caterers.

When you are ready for an in-depth tour, give us a call at (231)845-7311 or submit an event inquiry.

We are excited you are considering the Graystone Event Center for your upcoming event.

Graystone’s dynamic space makes it perfect for any size event, and it has become a popular venue for large banquets.

Please explore our page to learn more about what our facility offers, the unique experience Ludington provides as an event destination, and find recommendations for professional caterers.

When you are ready for an in-depth tour, give us a call at (231)845-7311 or submit an event inquiry.

Location

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Located on the sunset coast of Michigan, Ludington is a destination of its own.

Steans Park, the local beach, attracts tourists to its soft, sandy shore and offers fun attractions for the whole family. Enjoy a snack from the concession stand in the shady picnic area before challenging your friends to a round of mini-golf. Stroll down the “break wall” for a close-up look at the North Breakwater Lighthouse.

Experience the natural beauty of the Ludington State Park by exploring the miles of wooded trails or hiking up the coastline to climb the steps of Big Sable Point Lighthouse. Take advantage of watersport rentals on Hamlin Lake or dive into some history at the Beach House on Lake Michigan.

Visit Downtown Ludington for a taste of small-town charm. Choose one of the locally-owned restaurants for a delicious meal before enjoying some unique shopping. In the summer, catch live music in James Street Plaza, art fairs at Rotary Park, and street festivals on Ludington Avenue. Watch the S.S. Badger Car Ferry come into port at Waterfront Sculpture Park, featuring a modern playground and bronze sculptures showcasing local history.

Our spacious facility is located only 4 miles from the stunning lakeshore and offers convenient access to US-31. The affiliated Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ludington only steps away, and Meijer Supermarket is just across the street. Also nearby, Applebee’s and AMC Movie Theater.

When you need accommodations for your guests, the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ludington is the perfect option. Conveniently located next door to the Graystone Event Center, this beautiful hotel gives your travelers that modern feel at an affordable price. Your guests will have the comforts of home, and the peace of mind of a well-appointed room steps away from the event.

Ask the Sales Manager about discounted rates from groups and companies.

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Hotel Amenities

Indoor Heated Pool
Spacious Hot Tub
24 Hr Fitness Center
Full Hot Breakfast
24 Hr Coffee & Tea
Business Center

In-room Conveniences

Wired Internet & WiFi
Microwave
Minifridge
Keurig Coffee Maker
Blackout shades

Inside

The 6100 sq.ft. of venue spaces is divided between two ballrooms, each of which can be broken up into smaller rooms to fit your event size perfectly.

Graystone also features a large prep kitchen equipped with an ice chest, refrigerator, freezer, walk-in cooler, and hot boxes.

A predominantly neutral theme with pops of contemporary décor creates the professional atmosphere of the Graystone Event Center. Fully dimmable lighting offers functionality and can quickly adjust the mood of a room.

The Grand Ballroom features full perimeter colored drop lighting to create a fun vibe that blends seamlessly into your event’s theme.

The foyer provides access to the restrooms and coat closet, and with its stunning chandelier and colored lights, it makes a popular spot to set up the cocktail bar.

All layouts are uniquely designed to fit the specific needs of each event.

The Graystone Event Center offers the essential event enhancements needed for more formal occasions.

The standard linen option is available in black and white, while the upgraded floor-length linen, overlays, and napkins are available in a full range of colors. Spandex covers are available for a limited number of 6ft and 8ft rectangle tables and highboy cocktail tables.

For presentations, choose from a variety of audiovisual equipment.

Ask about available meeting refreshments.

Additional charges apply for all event enhancements.

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How many people does the Graystone Event Center accommodate?

Capacity is based upon the room layout. There are certain Grand Ballroom layouts that accommodate up to 300 people and there are certain East Ballroom layouts that can accommodate up to 100 people. The Grand Ballroom can be split into three rooms and the East Ballroom can be split into two rooms.

What does Graystone Event Center’s room rental fee include?

The room rental fee includes all 6 ft. round tables, 8 ft. rectangle tables, and chairs needed for the event per the agreed layout. Please Note: Cocktails tables are not included in the rental fee.

Is table linen included with the room rental?

No, linen available to rent for an additional fee. Please inquire with the sales manager for available linen options.

Do we have to clean the space after an event has occurred?

Clean up is included with the service charge. We only ask you please collect all décor, food, and personal items, and removal any garbage from tables and surrounding areas by the allotted time noted on contract.

What does the service charge cover?

The service charge includes the design of the event layout, set up, tear down, and clean up.

Is there a cut off for upgrades or changes to layout?

Yes, layout changes and upgrades are accepted up to 30 days prior your event.

Are there any price breaks?

Yes! The Center offers a room rebate. Please inquire with the sales manager for additional information.

Is there a bar or place in the center for cocktail hour?

Yes, the Center offers two (2) mobile bars, a kegerator, and keg taps for rent. The sales manager will help you find the ideal location to include the bar in your layout.

Can we bring in our own alcoholic beverages?

Yes, but we do recommend you use a TIPS Credited Bartender. In addition, a 1 million Host Liquor and/or Retail Liquor Liability Insurance Policy in required. Insurance policies shall be purchased from a carrier licensed to do business in the State of Michigan, and shall name Graystone Event Center and Bryeten LLC., W. US-10, Ludington, MI 49431 as an additional named insured. *See Contract for full details.

Can we bring in our own cake, candy table, popcorn table or the like?

Yes, you can provide cake, candy, and cupcakes. Please Note: Gum and suckers are not allowed on candy tables. A fee may incur if items are found in the center.

Do you have any restrictions on entertainment?

No, we allow you to bring in any DJ or musician you like. Most offer great lighting options too!

Does the center provide dishware?

Yes, please work directly with the caterer of choice and they will include the rental fee for the dishware.

Can we bring in our own food?

You may bring in prepackaged, store bought food. A preferred caterer must be used for all other circumstances. Please inquire with the sales manager for an updated list of preferred caterers, we are always adding more great caterers to our list!

Does the hotel have a shuttle for guests?

No, the hotel does not offer a shuttle service. Please inquire with sales manager for list of transportation vendors.

Catering

Distinctive Catering
(866)802-7266

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Luciano’s Restoranti
(231)843-2244
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Jamesport Brewing Company
(231)845-2522

 

The Q Smokehouse
(231)425-3933

Bow’s Diner
(231)757-9840

KJ Catering
(616)293-2060

Zupin Catering
(231)723-8683

Giggles Goodies
(231)690-9073

Tammy’s Tasty Treats
(989)600-8669

The Bottle and Can
(231)936-1041
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Drinks By Design
(231)852-0770
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When alcohol will be present, Graystone Event Center requires the group to purchase Host or Retail Liability Insurance with $1 million of coverage.  Retail Liability Insurance is required if money is exchanged for alcohol in any form, including cash bar, drink tickets, or cover charge.  When no money is exchanged, only Host Liability Insurance is required.

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The Sales Department is excited to answer your questions.