Balk Café with the Grand Rapids Press Terrace

Balk Café with the Grand Rapids Press Terrace

Enjoy culinary delights under a Chihuly sculpture or on an outdoor patio.

The Balk Café is home to Lena’s Garden, a spectacular installation of vibrantly colored blown glass created exclusively for this location by sculptor Dale Chihuly. The uniquely shaped café is designed with large windows in a garden setting and the fabulous Grand Rapids Press Terrace. The open-air atmosphere for is created by trees, gardens, and the lovely Wings of Morning sculpture by Marshall Fredericks, accented by a multi-tiered fountain making this space ideal for after-hour social gatherings.


Accommodates up to 100
Standing / Cocktail
Accommodates up to 100

Capacity numbers do not reflect room for entertainment, dancing, bar and buffets (where available), and all depend on room setup. Contact your Event Coordinator for more information.


Evening Only
(5 hours)
Sunday–Thursday (not Tuesdays): 6:30–11:30 pm
*Receptions only


For more information or to make an appointment, contact an event coordinator at or by calling (616) 975-3146.