RedWater venues are not only perfect for weddings, they are also great places to host your wedding shower! Whether you’re looking to plan a bridal shower brunch with mimosa bar, or another fun theme party, our venues and services will help you plan an unforgettable event.
Decorating for a theme, or just looking to wow your guests with beautiful scenery? At RedWater, you can have both!
What decoration options do I have for wedding showers?
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.
How have people decorated wedding showers in the past?
Many wedding shower hosts have used colored napkins, tablecloths, and balloons to create a festive look. You’re also welcome to bring in other decor such as greenery, garlands, arches, and more. The possibilities are endless!
Treat your guests to food and beverage service from our world-class caterers. We have options for any type of meal or catering style. Don’t forget about the cocktails!
View our 2020 Events Menu for more information on pricing and options.
Are there any specialty or popular drinks for wedding showers?
Yes! Many hosts opt for a mimosa bar for wedding showers, which is always a huge hit!
Do you offer a wedding shower brunch?
Of course! Bridal shower brunches are also very popular at our venues.
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 wedding showers?
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!
Do you offer buffets for wedding showers?
Yes we do! Please take a look at our 2020 Events Menu for more information.
Do you offer cakes for wedding showers?
We can offer an excellent selection of cupcakes for your wedding shower.
Our event spaces can comfortably host bridal showers of almost any size. From large celebrations to intimate gatherings, we can even leave some room to open gifts!
How can I arrange seating for my wedding shower?
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 your wedding shower gifts and games.
What spaces can be used for wedding showers?
All of our venues, with both indoor and outdoor spaces, can be used for your wedding shower.
Do you offer spaces for both large and small wedding showers?
Yes. We have a variety of rooms that will accommodate almost any size event.
Which restaurants can have reserved spaces for wedding showers?
The following RedWater restaurants have available reserved spaces for your wedding shower:
Cork Wine & Grille
Reds at Thousand Oaks
Rush Creek Bistro
Do you offer outdoor wedding shower spaces?
Yes, all of our venues have outdoor spaces available for your event.
Make your bridal shower even more special with personal touches, like a slideshow or video of the happy couple. Our equipment and amenities can help you!
What wedding shower amenities do you offer?
Each of our venues offers the following amenities:
Watermark - built-in screens, projectors, microphones, house sound
StoneWater - portable screens, projectors, microphones, house sound
Sunnybrook - portable screens, projectors, microphones, house sound
Thousand Oaks - built-in screens, projectors, microphones, house sound
Thornapple - portable screen and projector
Boatwerks - built-in screens, projectors, microphones, house sound
Macatawa - built-in screens, projectors, microphones, house sound
Ravines - portable screen and projector
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 wedding shower. Additionally, we have a list of preferred vendors that offer photobooth equipment for rent if you so desire.
Here are more frequently asked questions about our venues for your bridal shower.
How long can wedding showers be?
We can accommodate almost any length of wedding shower. It can be as long or short as you’d like! Most showers will last for 2-3 hours.
What are fun examples of things people have done at bridal showers in the past?
Mimosa bars, brunch buffets, games, and more! Please speak with an Events Manager for more ideas for your wedding shower.