Environment is everything.

Choose from three unique rental spaces for your next work event.

Think about what it feels like when you walk into a room or meeting space. The energy and flow of the room, the lighting, the colors, the seating, the ambiance… it sets the backdrop for whatever is going to be happening there. And when it comes to hosting an event, those elements should work together to create the best atmosphere possible. Here at Thought Design, we create unforgettable learning experiences, and it all starts with our custom-designed physical environments that you can rent for your next event.

Our facility is made up of three unique learning spaces, each specifically designed to teach, engage and inspire an experience. Whether you’re hosting a large group or a small, intimate gathering, we can customize the space to meet the needs of your corporate event.

Learning Lab

Imagine your next strategy meeting in a collaborative learning environment, where people can move around and brainstorm ideas on writable walls. Imagine your next training session in a room with a full wall of windows that overlooks the Rouge River, bringing a little bit of nature inside, and moveable furniture that transforms the space into a setup that’s perfect for your team.

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There’s a science behind how the Learning Lab was designed, and it all leads back to optimizing brain function. This designable space is vibrant and functional, motivating people to connect with each other, as well as with their own creativity. Imagine the transformative ideas that your team can come up with by spending time in an environment like this!

  • 1,200 square feet
  • 14 modular tables (combination of rectangles and trapezoids)
  • 42 chairs
  • Couches for additional seating
  • 7 high-top tables with 28 chairs
  • 500+ square feet of writable walls
  • Audio visual support (see technology specs below)
  • Perfect for hosting meetings, workshops, training sessions, presentations, seminars, retreats and more
  • Ideal for small groups, medium-sized groups, and seminar-style up to 75



The smallest of our spaces is an intimate studio, perfect for yoga, which happens to be the brain’s most beneficial form of exercise. The space can easily morph into small meeting room, complete with writeable walls and moveable tables and chairs that can be arranged in any configuration. With high ceilings and variable lighting, the room feels open and inviting.

Culinary Studio

In our 1,200 square-foot culinary studio, collaboration and building team relationships are our main focus. Keep your group engaged and refreshed with delicious, homemade meals they can enjoy at our indoor and outdoor seating areas. You’ll appreciate the convenience of having a dining area in the same facility as your meeting or workshop space.

In this space, we also host company dinner parties, wine tastings and pairing dinners, chef demonstrations, “create your own” dining experiences, and culinary team building experiences. Consider adding a cooking class to your event to encourage fun and learning in a new way!

Hospitality Features

All of our facility rentals come with complimentary coffee, tea, water and light refreshments.

If you’re looking for something a little more substantial, our on-site catering services are a delicious option. Keep your team members’ bodies and brains fueled throughout the day with homemade meals using fresh ingredients, made by our very own Chef Justin.

Breakfast starts at $5.99 per person

Lunch starts at $10.99 per person

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Technology Features

  • Wifi throughout all spaces

  • 60″ flat screen TV for presentations, controlled via wall connections or our AppleTV which will mirror any iOS device (iPad, Mac, iPhone)

Facility Rental Pricing

You can choose to use 1, 2 or all 3 spaces.

$300 for half day / $450 for full day

Our staff will be on hand to keep your refreshments filled, assist with technology needs, and anything else you need throughout your meeting or event.


Thought Design is a short 15-minute drive from downtown Grand Rapids. It’s like an escape from the hustle of the city, but still close enough to be accessible.

When you rent space at Thought Design for your next corporate event, we guarantee that you’ll see the impact that a thoughtfully designed environment can have.

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