4 Fun Pipers

 Piper Restaurant
Banquet Facility

2225 South Shore Drive
Macatawa, MI  49434
PH: 616-335-5866   FAX: 616-335-6797

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Piper Restaurant Event Policies and Information

on Banquets


Your selections should be made at least 3 weeks before your event. Menus may be located on the Piper web site: PiperRestaurant.com (banquet information). Prices are valid during the dates listed on the menu. If you are having more than 1 entrée selection, we will need your guest list with each person's specific meal choice 7 days prior to the event. We will provide place cards based on your list with each guest's name and entrée selection.

Please consider any special dietary or allergy needs of your guests and inform us with your meal choices.   We take food allergies, sensitivities and vegetarian needs seriously and will accommodate those.

Kids 12 and younger may enjoy meals off of our kid's menu. We ask that you select one meal for all children attending. These can be found on our web site as well. An automatic 20% service charge and 6% sales tax will be added to the final bill. With the exception of celebration cakes, we do not permit food or outside beverages to be brought into the restaurant. No food or alcoholic beverages may be brought in or removed from the restaurant due to state law and Health Department regulations. This applies at all times: during set up, rehearsal, etc.

Bar Service

There is a $50 service charge for setting up a bar in the Pier Room. This charge is the host's responsibility. Our bar service carries a maximum time of 6 hours, or until 11:30pm, whichever is the earliest. If you anticipate a need for longer hours, there will be a minimum service charge of $50 per hour extended.

The Piper does not serve minors. Please inform guests that valid ID’S are required for service of alcoholic beverages.

If alcohol has been brought illegally into the Piper and consumed on premise, the entire bar will be closed immediately to everyone. The staff carefully monitors guests for signs of intoxication and will stop service to such guests. This will be at the discretion of the Piper Restaurant management.

As party hosts, we ask that you share with the Piper in assuring alcoholic beverage service is handled in a safe and lawful manner.

If you are planning on bar service for 30 minutes or more prior to the start of dinner, we suggest offering appetizers.

Guaranteed Guest Counts

Friday and Saturday nights have a minimum number of guests required...40 on Fridays and 70 on Saturdays. If your guest count goes lower than the minimum number of people, or the minimum dollar amount of food sales, there will be a room rental charge based on our minimum entree charge for the required guest count. We need a confirmed count at least seven business days in advance. You will be charged for the number of meals ordered at this cut-off time. You may add meals after this date as needed as long as they are within the initial guest count estimate.


Miscellaneous Details

Let us know if you have special needs for toasts, presentations, audio-visual support, etc., so we can schedule service accordingly. Flowers, musicians and photographers are your responsibility. However, we will be happy to discuss these needs with you and offer suggestions.


Smoking Policy

According to Michigan State Law, "smoking is not allowed in any indoor area as well as outdoor areas such as the patio or deck where patrons are intended to receive service or consume food, beverages, or both." There is a designated area in the front near the bike racks for smoking. This is the ONLY place on restaurant grounds where guests may smoke. 


A $500 deposit is due to secure the date of your event and will be deducted from your total bill. This deposit will not be refunded if the event is canceled less than six months before the event. However, if another comparable event can be scheduled for that date, the deposit will be refunded. Minimum attendance is guaranteed at the time of initial arrangements.

An automatic 20% service charge and 6% state sales tax will be added to the final bill. If you are a tax exempt organization, please let us know in advance and provide us with a copy of your tax exempt status.

All banquet charges will be due at the conclusion of your event. We accept cash, checks, Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover cards. Sorry, no billings unless prior arrangements have been made.

Extra Charges

$50 - for a bar setup
$100 - for dance floor setup
$10 - for use of Audio/Visual Equipment 
$20 - per item for additional up-scale decorations

$10 - each for master lists and your color table #'s

$25 - Place card package per every 50 guests
$350-$500 - For use of the grounds or Pier Room for your ceremony. **See Ceremony Options

* If you are offering two meal options, we will put together personalized place cards. We will need a copy of your guest list and a seating chart, along with each person's entrée choice at least seven days prior to your party. We can customize these around your theme or color scheme. The package includes place cards with meal choice, table #'s and a master-seating list, all for an additional .50 per person.

Ceremony Options

The Piper offers a stunning waterfront location on Lake Macatawa for hosting your ceremony along with your reception. We DO NOT provide the chairs or any other items needed for the ceremony itself, only the use of the grounds. The yard is well maintained, and the landscaping is beautiful.



~ The Pier Room and the Lawn are available from 9:00 - 10:00 am for deliveries, decorating and set up.

~ The Pier Room and Lawn are also available 2 hours prior to the ceremony for photos, audio setup, etc.



~ The Pier Room and the Lawn are available from 9:00 - noon for deliveries, decorating and set up.

~ The Pier Room and the Lawn are also available 2 hours before the ceremony for photos, audio setup, etc.

Setting Up For Your Event

For Friday events, we are in the office by 9:30 am. You are welcome to come out any time after that to do your set up. Julie is in the office from 10 am to noon; outside those hours there will not be staff available to assist you. On Saturdays, the Pier room will be available from 9:00 am to 10:00 am for any decorating, deliveries, and set ups. Any additional time needed will be billed at $25.00 per hour.

Staff will begin pre-set up for your event one and a half hours prior to the start. You may schedule deliveries, set up during this time as well.

Please note: The Piper is not open during the day, so the doors are locked until 2:00 on Saturday and Sundays.

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