Dan and Andrea DeWard, owners of Studio D2D, have been
involved in the Michigan wedding and event industry for over 20 years. They, along with their very experienced team, participate with 75 - 100 weddings and events each year in various capacities.
Over the years Dan and Andrea have operated many lines of
business related to the weddings & events industry and have now opened "two" amazing loft style event venues in downtown
Grand Rapids. With their combined knowledge they make the perfect event coordinating team and love to share their experience with Brides, Grooms, Families and Corporate Event Staff.
If you want a beautiful venue for your wedding or event take the time to meet with Studio D2D. It will save you time, money, and more importantly you can be comfortable knowing your event will be handled by the most experienced wedding & event team in the Michigan area.
Rachel said... My husband and I viewed Studio D2Ds reception space during construction, but after speaking with Dan & Andrea and seeing the space, the decision was easy. We were looking for a venue that was unique and Studio D2D delivered. They were slightly over our budget, but with the packages to choose from and what you get for your money, it all evens out. Not only are Dan & Andrea professional, but they have years of experience in the wedding industry which helped things run smoothly. They were both present the day of our reception and even stayed until the end to help clean up.
I loved working with Dan and Andrea. It was awesome how I could use them for almost every aspect of my wedding and didnt have to worry about things going wrong. I think that I had the first wedding at there new venue and honestly, I dont think one thing went wrong. I got so many different compliments, it was amazing. I cannot thank them enough for everything. If you are looking for a package deal and dont want to trust 5 different vendors for music, photography, floral etc. this is the place to use! :)
Angela said... This was our favorite wedding vendor! They know what they're doing and everything was absolutely perfect with zero worry on my end. For engagement and wedding photos you get them back in about a week - fully complete. If you have a question they answer you immediately. The DJ was so much fun. The experience of this company is outstanding! Our photographer knew how to get everyone's attention for picture - she kept us on our time schedule and got all the shots I wanted and more. We're going to be using their photography services for family photos in the future.
D2D did a fabulous job through the whole planning process and execution of our wedding. Everything was absolutely perfect, the entire staff was on top of things and guests were commenting on their attentiveness. The venue was simply stunning. I just can't say enough great things about it. I will definitely recommend them.
The Loft Venue
The City View Venue
About Studio D2D's Historical Building
Before its incorporation as a city in 1850, Grand Rapids already had a small furniture industry, and beginning in the 1870s the manufacture of furniture began to be a major element of the City's economy.
The Metal Office Furniture Company (later Steelcase) Plant No. 2, which features brick walls, wood beams and large windows, was constructed in 1908 by Terrell's Equipment Company. This building is located on the northwest corner of 131 and Hall Street and was constructed on the former railroad right-of-way and is now somewhat isolated from nearby industrial development by the freeway. A steep, wooded embankment at the west separates this historical building from the residential neighborhood.
The prosperity in the 1920's created a building boom, providing an increased demand for both residential and commercial furniture. In 1920, Terrell Manufacturing came under the new management of Metal Office Furniture Company (later Steelcase).
From 1926 - 1958 innovative desks and tables were manufactured in Plant No. 2, including those designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for his S.C. Johnson & Company building.
In 1941, Steelcase began producing metal "Shipboard Board" furniture for the United States Navy. A Steelcase mess table was used for signing documents when the Japanese surrendered in World War II on board the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay on September 02, 1945. This table is on display in the main gallery at the Navy Academy Museum in Annapolis, Maryland.
In 1958, the operations of Plant No. 2 were transferred to the new manufacturing plant. This historical building has been re-purposed and is now home to Studio D2D's Loft Event Venue and others.
Information & Article Credits to: Furniture City History / Grand Rapids Historical Commission