Weddings & Banquets

Railside Weddings & Banquets


From weddings, business meetings and seminars to rehearsal dinners and birthday parties, Railside’s modern facilities and beautiful surroundings will serve as the perfect backdrop for your next special event.

The Union Pavilion at Railside
The Union Pavilion is the perfect merge of outdoor beauty and indoor amenities. The Pavilion is a spacious indoor reception area with vaulted ceilings, exposed wood beams, chandelier lighting, massive stone fireplace, and floor-to-ceiling glass doors opening to a patio with panoramic views of rolling green lawns. For full details including banquet menu, pricing, and contact information please visit The Union Pavilion website.


We welcome you to our full-service wedding venue, with friendly staff, a delicious menu, and a unique outdoor ceremony and reception location designed for a romantic celebration.


We are committed to offering you, your family, your friends, and your business the best possible dining and service experience.

Kristie and Madison were such a dream to work with and we could not be more grateful.
We will be recommending The Union to all of our friends going forward!

Katie C.

2023 Bride

Featured Menu Items


Hot Appetizers

Mini Crab Cakes| $7
Super lump crab, red peppers, red onions, chives, lemon, with a whole grain mustard aioli.

Salted Pretzel Bites | $5
Served with housemade beer cheese. V

Meatballs | $4
All beef meatballs tossed in BBQ sauce.


Cold Appetizers

Beef Crostini | $7
Beef tenderloin seared rare with a goat cheese spread, Michigan  cherry chutney and fresh herbs.

Bruschetta | $5
Diced tomatoes, onions, garlic, basil, and balsamic. Served with baked crostini. V


Plated Dinner:


Bistro Filet | $36
Bistro Filet grilled medium with your choice of compound herb butter or red wine demi-glace. GF

Pot Roast | $27 
Oven-roasted Pot Roast with a Mushroom gravy. GF


Chicken Marsala | $31
Chicken breast lightly dusted with seasoned flour and pan-fried. Topped with a savory sauteed mushroom marsala sauce. GF

Pesto Chicken | $31
Marinated grilled chicken breast with a pesto cream sauce. Garnished with sun-dried tomatoes. GF


Pork Tenderloin | $31
Herb-encrusted roasted pork tenderloin with a Michigan cherry demi-glace. GF


Atlantic Salmon | $33
Atlantic salmon fillet with a white wine dill sauce. GF

Pasta / Vegetarian

Ancient Grains | $20
Grain blend of rice, quinoa, kale, barley, and roasted vegetables. GFO

Pasta Primavera | $20 
Cavatappi pasta with roasted vegetables and marinara sauce. GFO


Chocolate Lava Cake | $10
Rich chocolate cake with a warm chocolate center. Drizzled with a raspberry sauce and dusted with powdered sugar.

Chocolate Torte | $10
Flourless Chocolate Ganache Torte topped with a Raspberry Coulis. GF

Key Lime Pie | $10
Key west lime custard with a graham cracker crust.

Bar Selections

Bar Package Options

Pricing based on four hours of service.

A La Carte
Domestic keg beer | $400
Micro-brew or import | $475
Keg beer canned domestic beer | $5
Canned microbrew or import beer | $6
Ready to drink seltzers | $7
House wine by the bottle | $25
House wine by the glass | $8
Sparkling wine by the bottle | $28
House brand liquor (per drink) |  $8
Call brand liquor (per drink) | $9
Can soda (per can) | $3
Fountain soda (four hours of service) | $5.50 per person

Premium Selection | $46
$9.00 per person for each additional hour.
House, call, and premium liquor. Choose two domestic draft beers. Choose two canned beers. House wines. Non-alcoholic beverages.

Call Selection | $40
$8.00 per person for each additional hour.
House and call liquor. Choose two domestic draft beers. Choose one canned beer. House wines. Non-alcoholic beverages.

Beer & Wine Only | $30
$7.00 per person for each additional hour.
Choose two domestic draft beers. Choose one canned beer. House wines. Non-alcoholic beverages.

Our Facilities

The perfect merge of outdoor beauty and indoor amenities. The ideal location for hosting weddings, outings, social events, and corporate meetings.

Max Capacity: 250 Guests.

Looking for the perfect blend of indoor and outdoor for a smaller group? Rent out half our space! The Pavilion will be divided by partitions, giving you and your guests a more intimate area to mingle without removing access to our private, full-service bar.

Max Capacity: 75 Guests.

Just a short walk from the Union Pavilion is our beautiful Ceremony Site. With a fully paved walkway and bright white Pergala, it is the perfect place to say your vows.

Max Capacity: 250 Guests.

Our newly renovated Ninety-One Room is the pinnacle of private dining. Equipped with a large TV system, this is the perfect space for work meetings or bridal showers. 

Max Capacity: 30 Guests.

Contact our Event Team

For more information or to schedule a tour, please fill out the form below.

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Preferred Vendors


EVENT THEORY  /  (616) 818-7300  /  Visit Website
SPECIAL OCCASIONS  /  (616) 826-7082  /  Visit Website
EVENTS BY I. CANDY  /  (616) 245-0773  /  Visit Website 



POSH PETALS  /  (616) 363-3337  /  Visit Website
TRUER DESIGN  /  (616) 460-8776  /  Visit Website
SUNNYSLOPE FLORAL  /  (616) 457-5530  /  Visit Website
GAIL VANDERLAAN FLORIST  /  (616) 260-0812  /  Visit Website
STEMS  /  (616) 534-8650 /  Visit Website


MICHELLE MULLIKEN  /  (616) 322-8960  /  Visit Website
EVER AFTER STUDIOS  /  Visit Website
LARSH COLLECTIVE PHOTOGRAPHY  /  (616) 510-8575  /  Visit Website
MANI’S PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIO  /  (616) 457-5169  /  Visit Website
KELLY JO PHOTOGRAPHY  /  (616) 706-8376 /  Visit Website


CAKABAKERY  /  (616) 319-1611  /  Visit Website
STEENSTRAS ROYAL DUTCH  /  (616) 534-7041  /  Visit Website
DREAMSCAPE DESSERTS  /  (866) 745-2253  /  Visit Website
MARGE’S DONUT DEN  /  (616) 532-7413  /  Visit Website
CONNIE’S CAKES  /  (616) 455-6214  /  Visit Website
SPRINKLES DONUT SHOP  /  (616) 682-5417  /  Visit Website
GREAT SCOTT ICE CREAM  /  (269) 419-1174  /  Visit Website
ICEBOX BRAND  /  (231) 220-9227  /  Visit Website


MOMENTS IN TIME DISC JOCKEYS  /  (616) 334-3110  /  Visit Website
AZO SOUND  /  (616) 439-4296  /  Visit Website
COMPLETE WEDDING + EVENTS  /  (616) 957-4200  /  Visit Website
FASTBOOTH  /  (616) 406-9772  /  Visit Website


HYATT PLACE  /  (616) 724-1234  /  Visit Website
HOME 2 SUITES  /  (616) 577-8700 /  Visit Website
HAMPTON INN /  (616) 261-5500  /  Visit Website
FAIRFIELD INN & SUITES  /  (616) 249-3000 /  Visit Website
TOWNEPLACE SUITES  /  (616) 531-0300 /  Visit Website

Have questions? We have answers!

What months are included in your peak season?

April – December

What months are included in your off-season?

January – March

What are the food and beverage minimums?

Sunday – Tuesday $6,000
Wednesday – Thursday $6,000
Friday – Saturday $7,500
Off-Season Jan 1 – April 1 $6,000

What is included in the venue rental fee?

Floor Length Linen
Linen Napkins
Hosted Parking
Bridal Suite
Set Up
Clean Up
Event Coordination
Three Smart TVs
Dimmable Lighting
Covered Patio

What is included in the event coordination?

Seating Diagram
Helping You Focus on Getting Down the Aisle!

What type of wedding events does your venue host?

Bridal Showers
Engagement Parties
Rehearsal Dinners

What catering services do you offer?

Full Hosted or Cash Bar Service
Buffet or Plated Dinners
Cake Cutting
Event Staff

What bar services do you provide?

Cash Bar
Hosted Beer and Wine
Hosted Full Bar
House, Call, or Premium Liquor

Can I bring my own alcohol?

Unfortunately, our liquor license does not allow for outside alcohol of any kind on the property.

Can I bring my own food?

Unfortunately, we do not allow for outside food of any kind on the property.

What transportation and access is available?

Valet Service
Wheelchair Access