Learn about our story and the dream team that makes it all happen for your special day
We are Candice & Brian, the owners of Holland’s newest luxury event venue: Port 393.
After going through the planning process for our own wedding in 2019, we were unable to find a venue that we felt met our needs. We believe that couples navigating the course of life together should enjoy the engagement process and be given all the tools necessary for a successful occasion.
We made the decision to host our own wedding at home and simultaneously create a plan for our future business together.
We poured our hearts and souls into the creation of Port 393 and incorporated all the simplicity, beauty and elegance we wished to find for our own wedding. We chose not to remodel the previous structure on the 393 Cleveland property because we did not want to settle.
We wanted to provide an exceptional view of the lake, a relaxing rooftop patio, a luxurious lounge, a large, modern reception space, and every other minor detail necessary to creating an enjoyable planning process.
“The Port 393 mission is to turn dreams into realities and ensure every client is beyond pleased on the day of their celebration.”
– Candice Grant, Owner
Meet the Dream Team
Hi there, I am Madi,
the West Michigan raised woman exploring the journey of life surrounded by love and laughter. One of the many things in life that make me happy is providing service for others. I enjoy gift-giving, volunteering, meeting new people, and making others feel important. This lifestyle led me to Event Organization and Wedding Planning.
After receiving my degree in Psychology and Communication, I decided to pursue a career in Event Coordination and Management. I became the first employee of the Port 393 team during the construction process of the venue and have enjoyed every step along the way.
I am blessed to be working in an environment where I am able to put my creative energy and organization skills to work for our weddings and events. I find the most joy in life by creating joy for others. My ultimate goal in the event industry is to connect with every client and personalize their celebration to create endless memories.
Hello! I am Katie.
I am a Grand Valley State University Alumni and have been in the hospitality industry for over six years.
I grew up in West Michigan and love the sunshine and lake life. I am exceedingly creative and decor is my favorite niche.
I am so excited to be a part of this ambitious team and I am truly fortunate to be at Port 393 were I can make my dreams possible. My desire is to make all clients dreams come true as well. I am passionate on creating a unique experience for all Port 393 clients. I am also highly driven to deliver exceptional results and a lovely time for any occasion.
Hope to see you at Port 393!
Hey! I’m Lauren.
I am the newest member of the Port 393 team. I am a senior at Grand Valley State University, pursuing my degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management with an events focus.
Like many of you, I am a COVID-19 bride and have been working through a lot of the issues that so many brides are also struggling with during this 2020 pandemic.
If you’re a bride too, hang in there! We would love to help make your big day happen.