Grand Valley State University - Allendale Campus

Alumni House & Visitor Center

Alumni House & Visitor Center

The Alumni House & Visitor Center is located on the north end of the Allendale campus. This beautiful manor was presented by Grand Valley’s Alumni Association in October 2000 and was made possible by the financial contributions of alumni and friends of the University.

Any University alumni, faculty and staff, students, parents, retirees, Board of Trustees, and departments of the University are allowed access to use and rent the facility. In addition the Alumni House is available to the community for events and meetings.

Alumni House also can host wedding and social receptions for up to 150 guests.  It's beautiful solarium and courtyard is a perfect setting for these special occasions.  Click here Alumni House Receptions for more information.

Building contains:
• The Perry Dining Room  - Capacity 150 Fixed Seating
• 4 Overnight Rooms
• Bridal Changing Room
• Arend D. Lubbers Emeritus Study - Capacity 10
• Exterior gardens and outdoor patio area.

For more information on event space available:
Alumni House - Meeting Space
Alumni House - Overnight Rooms

For more information on catering options available:
Classic Fare Everyday Menu 
Winter Limited Time Only Menus (11/1/23-2/29/24)
Classic Fare Student Menu
Classic Fare Policies

For Driving Directions and Map PDF's:

Driving Directions
Campus Map

The Alumni House & Visitor Center
11150 North Campus Drive
Allendale, MI  49401
Phone: (616) 331-3353     
Email: [email protected]   

“We truly appreciate your hospitality, and we were so impressed with the alumni house and your staff. Everyone had great things to say about the brunch. People loved the food and what we were able to do with the space. The grounds were just as beautiful as you had described, though seeing truly is believing in that regard. It was a real game-changer to be able to decorate the day before and helped us to focus on our event on the day of the wedding. It truly made the difference for us to have you on-site during every part of the process. Thanks again--you are truly running a great operation.”

Jordan V.

Alumni House & Visitors Center at GVSU

Page last modified November 6, 2023