Our out of town guests are invited to reserve hotel rooms at the following hotels:
For those wishing to take advantage of Grand Rapids' nightlife on Friday night and want to be near the Cathedral, we suggest staying at Courtyard by Marriott. Located in the tallest building in Grand Rapids, it is close to several downtown hot spots including the Bob (Big Old Bar) and Van Andel Arena. Chris Brehm, one of our groomsmen, lives in this building and enjoys all of its amenities.
Courtyard by Marriott
11 Monroe Ave NW
Grand Rapids MI 49503
(616) 242-6000
Cost: $99, double occupancy
For those guests who want to stay in an affordable hotel close to the reception hall, we have reserved a block of rooms for the DODDE XU WEDDING at Hampton Inn. It is situated right off of 131 at 54th St, making it the closest hotel to the reception hall. It is also near several restaurants and stores including Steak N Shake, Chili’s, Target, and Meijer to name a few. Craig’s Cruisers is also very close by for anyone interested in go-cart racing. The management has been wonderful to work with in reserving our rooms. Rooms are available for both Friday and Saturday night.
Hampton Inn
755 54th St SW
Wyoming MI 49509
(616) 261-5500
Cost: $79 plus tax, double occupancy
A third option for our guests is the Amerihost Inn. It is slightly farther from the reception hall, but is the best bargain we could find. It is located at the 76th St. exit off of the 131 expressway. A group of rooms has also been reserved under the DODDE XU WEDDING.
Amerihost Inn
7625 Caterpillar Ct SW
Grand Rapids MI 49548
(616) 827-9900
Cost: $71 plus tax, double occupancy

St. Mary Magdalen's reception hall will be the site of our celebration following the the ceremony. The parish and hall hold many memories for the Dodde family who have been parishioners for close to 30 years. Donielle's mother, Barb works on the staff at the parish and we are happy to be having part of our celebration take place at this important spiritual place in Donielle's life.

The dinner reception and dance will be held at 4 PM. In the interim, Peter and Donielle recommend the following attractions in Grand Rapids: Make sure to take a stroll by the campus of Catholic Central High School, Donielle's alma mater, located on the same property as the Cathedral, check out the Grand River, Van Andel Museum, Frederick Meijer Botanical Gardens, or relax in your rooms. There is also a great go-cart race track located on the way to the reception, Craig’s Cruisers. Enjoy a go-cart race, a game of putt-putt golf, bumper boats and video games!
Directions to St. Mary Magdalen from St. Andrew's Cathedral:
Travel south on Division Ave to Wealthy St. Turn right on Wealthy. Merge onto 131 South (a left turn off of Wealthy) and travel south for several exits. Exit at 54th St and turn left. St. Mary Magdalen is located a few miles down at 1215 52nd St. (There will be a turn in the road just past Division Ave. where 54th St. becomes 52nd St.) Parking for the reception will be directed upon arrival. The entrance to the reception hall is located to the right of the main church entrance.