Thursday, June 21, 2007

Things to do in Grand Rapids

Important** If you have had trouble booking a room in our block at Country Inn and Suites, please call the alternate number that goes directly to the Grand Rapids branch.
This number again is: 1-616-942-7000.

Some additional information is as follows~

Angie and Jeff are registered at...
Crate and Barrel:
Bed Bath and Beyond:

Here is a map to Frederik Meijer Gardens. You can easily click on "Directions To" above the map, put in your address, and get more detailed directions.
For the Mapquest map- follow this link:

Coming in from out of town? Below is a link to a calendar with some events going on the weekend of our wedding (August 4th, 5th, and 6th)
For more info, follow this link:

Our ideas for families coming in from out of town are as follows...

John Ball Zoo:
Open every day. Adults $6, Kids $4, Kids under 3 Free, and Seniors $4.50

Frederik Meijer Gardens:
You can re-visit our venue during open hours- there is plenty to see and do there, as it is one of the top Michigan attractions.
Hours of Operation: Friday and Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday noon-5pm
Adults $12, Kids $6

Visit Downtown Grand Rapids:
Downtown there are many great restaurants and shops located within a few square blocks.

Grand Rapids Childrens Museum:
Very fun for kids, right on the river in the downtown area.
Friday and Saturday 9:30am-5pm, Sunday noon-5pm
Admission is $5 a person.

Gerald R. Ford Museum of Grand Rapids:
Admission is $7.00 for adults, $6.00 for seniors, $5.00 for college students with ID, $3.00 for youth ages 6-18, and free for children under the age of 5. Free parking is available.

South Haven, MI is about 45 minutes towards the MI/IN border (for those of you visiting from Indiana or Illinois, it is on the way back home). It is a lake front town with plenty to see and do. There is a very nice beach and cute downtown, and many family friendly activities.
Visit for more info.

Friday, February 09, 2007

Hotel Info for out-of-towners

We have 2 hotel options blocked off for our out-of-town guests. The information is as follows:

Hotel Option 1:
Contry Inn and Suites
4 blocks distance from Meijer Gardens
3251 Deposit Dr.
Grand Rapids, MI

To book a room please call 1-616-942-7000, or 800-456-4000
Mention Stevens/Hocking/Ulman wedding
Large continental breakfast is provided
Special rate of $89.00 a night will be available until around July 2nd
For any additional hotel questions, please ask for Ed Wilson

Hotel Option 2:
We also have a block of rooms reserved at Baymont Inn and Suites- which is about 6 miles from Meijer Gardens. The info for this hotel is as follows:
Baymont Inn and Suites
2873 Kraft Ave. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49512
Special rate of $55.00 a night- must book by July 16th
Mention Stevens/Hocking/Ulman wedding
Continental breakfast included
**Shuttle service to and from the hotel to the Gardens available for $10 extra ($65 total per night). Please notify the hotel if you want this option- be sure to get to the hotel earlier- shuttle will leave hotel around 5:30pm Eastern Time for Ceremony.
To book, call: (616)956-3300

There are many other hotel options in Grand Rapids, most of which will be about 5-10 miles from our venue. We found these to be the best options for our guests- but feel free to check around!

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Engagement Pics!

Jeff and I got our engagement pictures taken last weekend at the BOB in Grand Rapids- the location of our first date. Im even more excited for the big day now that I know our photographer is so awesome. I love her! Her name is Amy Carroll- check her out at

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Sunday, October 22, 2006

Our Venue!

As a way of briefly introducing you to the place we will be beginning our lives together, here one picture of the gardens. We will have the whole building to ourselves that special evening, and you can find more information about the gardens at the links to the right.
There is also a link to the Grand Rapids visitor site for those unfamiliar with the city. It offers information on things to do, places to stay, and places to eat. However, much more information will be given about these things as we get closer to the wedding date.

Thanks for visiting, and we look forward to sharing this day with you!

Saturday, October 21, 2006


Thanks for visiting our new site! We will have a lot more information about us and the wedding up here soon. We can't wait to get married... and for you to celebrate it with us!
Angie and Jeff