Event Center at Fricano Place

Muskegon, MI

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About Us

The Event Center at Fricano Place specializes in helping you make memories that last a lifetime. Located in Muskegon, Michigan, the Fricano Place began in 1885 as the Hartshorn Curtainroll Factory. This historic building has been renovated over the years to become the event and business center it is today.

The Event Center at Fricano Place is 10,000 square feet and can comfortably seat up to 500 guests. The open floor plan provides plenty of space for mingling and dancing and the outdoor terrace offers extra space. The main place to gather, socialize and celebrate, the center also provides stunning views of Muskegon Lake in an urban-loft setting.

Hideaway Lounge is styled after the speakeasies of the 1920s, the Hideaway Lounge is also part of the Fricano Place. It's a smaller space, so it's ideal for intimate weddings of up to 64 people or you can host your bridal shower or rehearsal dinner here prior to your wedding.

The caring and dedicated staff for both the Event Center and the Hideaway Lounge also makes this Muskegon landmark a unique spot for your celebration. Its focus on quality and attention-to-detail makes its customer service unparalleled and you are truly able to relax and just enjoy your big day.


What You Should Know

The Event Center at Fricano Place includes quite a few services with your reservation. You get tables, chairs and linens when you book with them, as well as a customizable floor plan.

Bartender services and catering is also included in your rental. The event center caters exclusively in-house through Harris Hospitality, which you have to contact to organize your menu. All food has to be provided through this catering company with the exception of late-night pizza, which can be ordered through Fricano's Muskegon Lake.

Harris Hospitality provides you with flatware, glassware and china, as well as mandatory water service. For your wedding cake, you can order through any pastry chef you want, but Harris Hospitality and the Fricano's Sweet Shoppe can also take care of that for you.

As for bar services, you can choose a cash bar, a hosted bar or a combination of the two. For decorations, the event center just asks that you do not use adhesives, staples, nails, tacks, glitter, confetti, hard candy, nuts, birdseed or rice within the facility. It also asks that any real candles be enclosed. You can have your rental space for six hours and all events must conclude by midnight.


Extra Perks

If you're considering hosting your wedding at the beautiful Event Center at Fricano's Place, there are a few extra perks you should know about:

  • Renting the space also includes an event coordinator
  • You get an on-site operations manager the day of your event
  • The staff sets up and cleans up for you

From the Vendor

The Event Center - Where Memories Are Made

The Event Center at Fricano Place is a 10,000 square foot nostalgic banquet facility that can comfortably seat up to 500 guests with professional, caring staff to suit your needs. Offering exquisite views of Muskegon Lake, an outdoor terrace for guests to enjoy and an open floor plan; the Event Center provides many options to personalize your wedding, gathering or special occasion. This elegant and historic setting is a true landmark in downtown Muskegon. In addition to its beautifully renovated space, The Event Center’s best feature is its dedicated staff. Focusing on quality and attention to detail, all team members strive to exceed customer expectations and help create memories that will last a lifetime!

Amenities + Details

  • Handicap Accessible

  • Indoor

  • Reception Area

  • Wireless Internet

For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.

Price Range

$$$ – Moderate

Venue Capacity



Ballroom, Waterfront, Historic Venue

Wedding Categories

Bar + Drinks, Food + Catering, Planning, Service Staff


Contact Info

1050 W Western, Suite 201, Muskegon, MI (231) 722-2600

Reviewed on 7/19/2017 Wendi B

The Event Center at Fricano Place was a beautiful place to have our wedding reception. The event coordinator, Tina was very responsive to emails, organized and great to work with. The event center is spacious and has a lovely view of the lake.

Fricano's Event Center

Reviewed on 11/19/2014 Jordin B

We had such a great experience with Fricano's. All of the tables/chairs were set up three days before the event so that we had plenty of time to get in and set-up. The on-premise manager was great to work with, Emily (events coordinator) was very organized and on top of things,... Read More and the overall venue is very unique and spacious! I would recommend this venue to anyone wanting a gorgeous view of Muskegon Lake.

Reviewed on 12/18/2017 Nicole L

We had a wonderful ceremony and reception at Fricano's. We were able to set up basically as we liked. As the bride I heard nothing but compliments on the bar and the service! It was wonderful!

Reviewed on 10/06/2015 Amanda H

Emily was a ball to work with. The venue was absolutely stunning and very spacious! It has a beautiful view overlooking the Muskegon River, and outdoor access from the main hall! The wall of windows lets light flood in, and makes for a gorgeous ambiance!

Two Thumbs Up!

Reviewed on 9/23/2014 Taryn K

Wondeful service and the setup looked great! We were able to get in on Friday and decorate for the wedding on Saturday.

Spectacular service

Reviewed on 9/18/2013 Ryenn

The Fricano Even Center was a beautiful location to fit our large wedding! I have to say the best thing about working with Fricano's was Emily. She went above and beyond to constantly be on hand for any questions I might have and to help me with my wedding reception! The only... Read More con I would have is that the prices to have a hosted bar (we did just beer and pop) were quite high. My husband used to work for a bar so we know that some of the mark-up was 100%. But that would truly be my only complaint. We had a lovely time working with them!