Whether a special someone is turning 1 or 100, we hope you choose RedWater to host your next celebration. Birthday parties at RedWater are sure to make your guest of honor feel loved and appreciated.
If your birthday party has a theme, we’re happy to give you the flexibility to decorate our venues to set the right mood for your celebration.
What decoration options do I have for birthday parties?
Each of our venues provides a number of decoration options:
Watermark - Votive candles, square mirrors, floor-length white linen.
StoneWater - Votive candles, square mirrors, floor-length white linen.
Sunnybrook - Votive candles, square mirrors, floor-length white linen.
Thousand Oaks - Votive candles, square mirrors, floor-length white linen.
Boatwerks - Charges for dinner plate decorations: silver, gold, bronze, red, copper $.85, small centerpieces $5, white resin chairs $4, white chair covers $3, stage 4-4x8 sections- $45/section, steps- $20, dance floor (included).
Macatawa - Votive candles, simple fake plant centerpieces, floor length white linen.
Thornapple Pointe - Votive candles, mirrors, floor-length white linen.
Ravines - 4 large farmhouse tables, permanent market lights, floor-length white linen and choice of napkin color.
Who decorates the venue?
You or any vendor you hire are responsible for decorating the venue. There is no upcharge for decorating our venues to your liking.
Do you have any theme-specific decorations available on-site?
Unfortunately we don’t have any additional decorations on-site for specific themes, but one of our Event Managers would be happy to provide suggestions or point you in the right direction!
We offer an extensive list of catering and beverage options to accommodate birthday parties for both kids and adults, no matter what time of day!
View our 2020 Events Menu for more information on pricing and options.
Do you offer an open bar option?
Yes, we are happy to provide an open bar option for your event.
Can we bring our own food and drinks?
Our venue spaces only permit for our in-house food and beverage service. We are proud of our catering services and are dedicated to providing the very best food and drinks for your special event.
What catering options are available for birthday parties?
We can offer appetizers, plated and buffet-style catering. Additionally, we have breakfast, lunch, and dinner food, as well as carving station options, listed in our 2020 Events Menu. Don’t forget about dessert!
Are there any specialty drinks or menu items for birthday parties?
We’re happy to coordinate any specialty drink or food item on a case-by-case basis.
Do you offer buffets for birthday parties?
Yes we do! Please take a look at our 2020 Events Menu for more information.
Do you offer ice cream for birthday parties?
Of course! We offer desserts like ice cream, cupcakes, and more for birthday parties.
Big, small, formal, or casual—RedWater spaces can be arranged for birthday parties of all types and sizes.
How can I arrange seating for my birthday party?
We are pleased to provide you with seating arrangement flexibility for your special event. Rooms can be arranged in classroom, theatre, crescent rounds, banquet, and cocktail style seating. We’re also happy to leave some extra space for opening gifts.
Do you have round or square tables?
We have a mix of both round and square table options at our venues. Here are the different options:
Ravines - High-tops are square, round tables for seating, 6-foot rectangular tables, 8-foot farmhouse tables.
Boatwerks - Both round and square with the majority of hightops being round. There are a few square high-tops. Both 6-foot and 8-foot tables.
Watermark, StoneWater, Sunnybrook, Thousand Oaks, Thornapple and Macatawa - 8-foot and 6-foot rectangle tables. Small round high-tops and 5-foot and 6-foot round low tables.
How many people can sit at each table?
The number of people that can sit at each table depends on the venue and tables selected.
Ravines - 8 people or 10 people, depending on the size of the round table.
Boatwerks - 8 people.
Macatawa, Watermark, StoneWater, Sunnybrook, Thousand Oaks, Thornapple Pointe - 8 to 10 people.
Can you provide a table for gifts?
Yes, any of our venues can be arranged to include a table for gifts.
What spaces can be used for birthday parties?
All of our venues, with both indoor and outdoor spaces, can be used for your birthday party.
Do you offer spaces for both large and small birthday parties?
Yes. We have a variety of rooms that will accommodate almost any size event.
Which restaurants can have reserved spaces for birthday parties?
The following RedWater restaurants have available reserved spaces for your birthday party:
Cork Wine & Grille
Reds at Thousand Oaks
Rush Creek Bistro
Do you offer outdoor birthday party spaces?
Yes, all of our venues have outdoor spaces available for your event.
Looking to do a slideshow or video, or play some games? We’re proud to offer a long list of optional amenities to make your birthday party even better!
What birthday party amenities do you offer?
Each of our venues offers the following amenities:
Watermark - Bar, patio, projector, screens, microphone.
StoneWater - Bar, fireplace, patio, projector, screens, microphone.
Sunnybrook - Bar, patio, projector, screens, microphone.
Thousand Oaks - Bar, patio, fireplace (indoor & outdoor), projector, screens, microphone.
Boatwerks - Bar, patio, retractable wall of windows, projector, screens, microphone.
Macatawa - Bar, patio, projector, screens, microphone.
Thornapple Pointe - Bar, patio, TV.
Ravines - Bar, patio, fireplace, TV.
Watermark - Fireplaces and patio, with golf course and waterfall views.
StoneWater - Fireplaces and patio, with golf course and waterfall views.
Sunnybrook - Fireplaces and patio, with golf course and trees.
Thousand Oaks - Fireplaces and patio, with golf course, trees, and rolling hill views.
Boatwerks - Patio, ladder ball, corn hole and giant jenga lawn games for after dinner, fire pit (weather permitting), tiki torches, and views of Lake Macatawa.
Macatawa - Patio and views of pond and golf course.
Thornapple Pointe - Patio and views of the golf course and trees.
Ravines - Patio, and golf course views. Rustic and wooded setting.
Do you offer birthday cakes for birthday parties?
We offer a great selection of cupcakes for your birthday party.
Do you have candles and lighters for birthday parties?
No, these are items that we ask that you bring and use for your birthday party.
Do you have a photobooth or great areas for taking pictures?
While we do not have a photobooth in-house, there is plenty of beautiful scenery for taking pictures at your event. Additionally, we have a list of preferred vendors that offer photobooth equipment for rent if you so desire.
Do you have any special entertainment for birthday parties?
Boatwerks has some fun lawn games such as ladder ball, corn hole, and giant jenga. There is also a fire pit (weather permitting), as well as tiki torches for outside decor.
Can any of the venues have a dance floor for birthday parties?
Absolutely! All of our venues can have a dance floor.
Can we bring in a DJ for birthday parties?
Yes, you’re welcome to bring in a DJ for your event.
Can we bring in a live band for birthday parties?
Of course, you’re welcome to bring in a live band for your event.
If you have a theme in mind for your birthday party, RedWater venues can evolve to match the vibe of your special event.
What kind of themes for birthday parties have you hosted in the past?
There is no limit to the birthday party theme that we can accomodate! Video game parties, ice cream parties, craft parties, and more! Check with an Event Manager for more ideas and examples.
Which age(s) tend to book birthday parties with you the most?
We welcome any age for birthday parties at our venues! The most common birthdays we’ve hosted are 1st Birthdays, 50th Birthdays, and 90th Birthdays.
Can you accommodate both kids’ birthday parties and adult birthday parties?
Of course! We welcome birthday parties for special guests of all ages.
Do you allow pool birthday parties?
We sure do!
Do you offer anything that might better accommodate birthday parties for toddlers or first birthday parties?
Our venues are very kid-friendly. Please speak with an Events Manager for more information.
Here are more frequently asked questions about our venues for your birthday party.
Do you offer any all-inclusive birthday party packages?
Each of our events are planned and customized to your liking. Please speak with an Events Manager for more information.
How long can birthday parties be?
We can accommodate almost any length of birthday party. It can be as long or short as you’d like!
What are fun examples of things people have done at birthday parties in the past?
We’ve hosted everything from fun themed parties for kids, to late-night dance parties for adults! Please speak with an Events Manager for more ideas for your birthday party.