Muskegon Country Club completed a major renovation in the wake of being purchased by western Michigan’s RedWater Events last year. Director of Event Sales Vanessa Snelgrove-Gould says the company reorganized the restaurant and event spaces and expanded the deck area. “They have several event spaces within that building, but the main ballroom space can accommodate 150,” she says. “It has a cool floor-to-ceiling retractable wall that opens to a private courtyard, and [it] also has a deck area that overlooks Muskegon Lake. It’s a really beautiful setting for corporate meetings.”
A room with windows on three sides overlooks the golf course and is suited to informal meetings, she adds. Two boardrooms are also available, one accommodating 10 and another up to 30. In total, RedWater owns nine event venues. Other properties include Thornapple Pointe and Thousand Oaks in Grand Rapids, Watermark in Cascade, StoneWater in Caledonia, Sunnybrook in Grandville, Ravines in Saugatuck, and Macatawa and Boatwerks on Lake Macatawa in Holland.
“We do a lot of galas, fundraisers, weekday corporate, business after hours—all of the above at Boatwerks,” Snelgrove-Gould says. “There’s a lot of close hotels in that downtown Holland area, and a lot of those groups like to come out just for the fact that we have the great waterfront views … and right off one of our main event spaces is a courtyard that works great if you’re having a cocktail hour or any sort of networking event.”