- Build during a pandemic.
- Overcome material delays/supply chain shortages.
- Complete project by a firm deadline.
- Create a venue that feels remote while being close to the heart of downtown.
- Provide design and build services to create the owner’s dream through one cohesive experience.
- Optimize space and flow for an elevated event experience.
A NEW DESTINATION
Ivy House started as a dream and bloomed from the owners love for Saugatuck, its people, food, and experiences. The owners, Brian and Candice Grant stumbled upon a piece of land and immediately called the Lakewood Construction team. Within 24 hours our team was onsite to assess the property and begin dreaming alongside them.
From the very start we collaborated with the Grant’s to ensure we exceeded their expectations. From the appropriate surveys to ensure the land was buildable, to attending city council meetings, to helping them design the space of their dreams, we wanted to design and build a space that helped them achieve all their goals.
The Sitework for this $2.2 Million project began late November 2021. An estimated completion date of June 23 was decided upon, and the challenge was set with the Ivy House teams first wedding booked for June 24, 2022. Up against a hard deadline, while facing multiple supply chain delays, our team began innovating and adjusting to ensure the space was ready for the first bride and groom’s special day. Through consistent and transparent communication owner Candice Grant said, “There was never a doubt in our mind that they would hit the deadline. They did something that I’m not sure any other company would have been able to do.”
Nestled on the once overgrown seven acres, just beyond the heart of Downtown Saugatuck, is now the new home of Ivy House Wedding & Event Center. The space boasts a brand-new reception venue that holds up to 300 guests, a greenhouse, bridal and groom suites, a large outdoor cocktail area, and abundant greenery! With clean lines, beautiful natural whitewashed wood beams, exquisite details, and a moody bar, this is a must-book destination.
In the end we were able to deliver their dream on time so they could create the wedding of their first brides’ dreams the very next day. The Ivy House team now has their first wedding season under their belt and are currently booked two years out. Candance Grant commented that, “We love it more every single day… And I didn’t know that was possible.”