Corporate & Private Rentals

Rent our space.

Whether you’re planning an offsite for your team or a special celebration with loved ones, it can be hard to find the just-right place. If you’re like so many we work with, you want a space that’s:

  • accessible from the city, but peaceful and relaxing.
  • big enough for everyone, but still cozy and inviting.
  • equipped with what you need, but doesn’t break the bank.

We are so pleased to invite you to host your next event at Thought Design—every inch of our campus was designed with these goals in mind.

Beauty & function.

Our riverfront campus is just 15 minutes away from downtown Grand Rapids and an ideal setting for workshops, lessons, retreats, and private events.

Take a look around.

Culinary

Our full-service, professional-grade kitchen area and two convenient indoor and outdoor dining spaces provide the perfect setting for collaboration, team-building, and fun. This space can accommodate company or private dinner parties, personal events such as weddings, chef demos, and create-your-own dining experiences and classes. Reach out to discuss your unique needs or browse our culinary program options.

1200 square feet of event space

Accommodates groups of up to 60 people

Chef-grade kitchen equipment

Indoor and outdoor dining areas

Learning Lab

Fully customizable for your session or event, the Learning Lab is a 1200-square-foot space designed to promote connectivity, creativity, and collaboration for groups of 4 to 70 people. Professional-grade equipment and furniture allow for the space to be specifically configured to achieve the objectives of most any event or workshop.

Contact us to discuss your unique needs or browse popular workshops or strategic planning facilitation.

1200 square feet of event space

500+ square feet of writeable walls

Accommodates groups of up to 70 people

Acoustically tuned (no mics necessary)

7 high-top tables and 28 stools

14 modular tables and 42 chairs

60″ flat-screen TV

Outdoors

While outdoor dining is included with our culinary studio rental, the outdoor space sets the stage for all events hosted on our campus, no matter which space you rent.

Peaceful riverfront campus

Large windows

Views of nature

15 minutes outside the hustle & bustle of Grand Rapids

Studio

Designed for yoga and peaceful exercise, the studio space at Thought Design also doubles as a small meeting and gathering space. Equipped with writeable walls, reconfigurable furniture, high ceilings, and variable lighting, the studio enables group collaboration, mental exercise, and ideation in an intimate, cozy setting.

500 square feet of usable space

300 square feet of writeable walls

Accommodates groups of up to 20 people

Reconfigurable tables and chairs

Testimonials

    Before you book, you might be wondering...

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    What are the specifications of your facilities (including technology)?

    Culinary Studio

    • 1200 square feet of event space
    • Accommodates groups up to 60 people
    • Chef-grade kitchen equipment and appliances
    • Indoor and outdoor dining areas

    Learning Lab

    • 1200 square feet of event space
    • Accommodates groups up to 70 people
    • Acoustically tuned (no mics necessary)
    • 14 modular tables and 42 chairs
    • 7 high-top tables and 28 stools
    • 500+ square feet of writeable walls
    • 60″ flat-screen TV

    Studio

    • 500 square feet of usable space
    • Accommodates groups up to 20 people
    • 300 square feet of writeable walls
    • Reconfigurable tables and chairs

    Technology

    • Wifi throughout all spaces
    • 60” flat-screen TV for presentations, controlled via wall connection or our AppleTV which will mirror any iOS device (iPad, Mac, iPhone)
    • 40” TV on a moveable cart with computer hookup

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    How many can you accommodate?

    Our Learning Lab can accommodate up to 70 people, our culinary space can accommodate up to 60 people, and our studio can accommodate up to 20 people.

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    How much does it cost?

    Corporate rentals start at $360 for half-day programs and $515 for full-day programs. This price includes our staff's support in keeping your refreshments filled, assisting with technology needs, and remaining available for anything else you need throughout your meeting or event.

    Private rentals range in price from $375-$700 and require a cleaning deposit of $150. Our team is available to use during your event as needed.

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

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    Do you provide food and drinks?

    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 guests' bodies and brains fueled throughout the day with homemade meals using fresh ingredients, made by our very own Chef Shaun. View the catering menu here.

    • Breakfast starts at $10 per person
    • Lunch starts at $17 per person
    • Dinner starts at $19 per person

    Did you know we offer culinary experiences where your guests can cook their own meals? Browse ridiculously fun options here.

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    What about dietary restrictions?

    Our catering services can accommodate all dietary restrictions! Upon booking, we will note any restrictions for participants and will check back in with you as your scheduled time approaches.

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    Can you host after-hour events?

    Yes, you set the time! We offer daytime, evening, and weekend rentals.

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    We're coming from out of town; where should we stay?

    We are happy to provide you with recommendations for hotels in the northern Grand Rapids area!

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    What’s your cancellation policy?

    The success of your experience is incredibly important to us, so we do a lot to prepare for your visit. For this reason, we require a 25% deposit. If you cancel your plans at least 21 days in advance, we're happy to apply the deposit to a new event/date.

    Have another question? Reach out!

    Request a rental.

    Please complete the form to tell us more about your event. We will respond within two business days to answer questions, firm up plans, and finalize your booking.

    You are also welcome to call us directly at (616) 951-1336.

    Which of our spaces interests you?