Port 393 - Lakewood Construction

Port 393

Details

Budget
$1.6M
Start Date
August 2019
Completion Date
April 2020
Architect
Project Supervisor
Steve Vork
Awards

Overview

Located just outside of the popular Downtown Holland and with views of Lake Macatawa, this new venue is unlike many others in the area. Its location provides couples and corporate clients alike with access to a list of restaurants and popular attractions for offsite fun while its’ high-quality feel and functionality bring something special for every client.

What started as a dream is now a destination event venue, booking events almost three years out. Taking inspiration from the local area, the high-end aesthetic was enhanced with a lakeside twist. Now, with over 9,000 square feet of space covering two floors, the venue can hold events of up to 375 guests.

You are welcomed into Port 393 with a custom designed bar and large open event space. As you head up the grand staircase (designed specifically for the bridge and groom entrance) you enter the second event and lounge space with another custom bar. A bridal suite was included on the second floor to ensure every wedding had the special Port 393 touch. The star of the space is the expansive outdoor patio that is connected by floor to ceiling overhead doors and an indoor/outdoor fireplace.

The site was previously home to the popular Holland restaurant, the Schooner. Due to the building condition and asbestos presence, it was decided to demo the original building and build new. This gave Port 393 the ability to be designed from the ground up and plan with every future client in mind each step of the way.

Due to the tight postage stamp site on a busy street corner, the site needed to be carefully thought through from both a design and construction perspective. In order to maximize the square footage to allow for a higher event capacity, a parking agreement was made with the neighboring West Michigan Uniform so that they were able to remove some of their own parking.

Being first time commercial builders, our team was able to guide Candice and Brian through each step of the construction process. From start to finish the project team worked very close to ensure that they had everything they needed to be set up for success for years to come.