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Welcome to the website of The Hidden Gem Event Venue (formerly Charlar Place)!

We are a full-service wedding and event venue located near Lansing, Michigan in the lovely community of Holt. We offer indoor and outdoor seating, catering, bar services, decorations, florals, private parking and more!

Please note that we are not a venue-only facility. We do not allow outside food (in most cases) or alcohol (no exceptions).

Please see our FAQ page for information regarding capacity and feel free to click through our site for more information regarding our facility, services and pricing.




Our office hours are by appointment only.

For a faster response time for any inquiries, please email For more information regarding our services and pricing, please visit our services page.





The Hidden Gem follows all mandates set forth by the MDHHS:

 MDHHS strongly recommends wearing a mask in some situations. 

We encourage all guests or staff with cold or flu-like symptoms to stay home.

Please keep in mind that events held at our venue are private. We strongly recommend that you contact the host of your event for more information regarding their event restrictions. 

We are continuing to do our part to ensure the health and safety of our guests. We are constantly improving our Covid policies including sanitizing, event processes and our safe food handling practices. We will not be the same after this pandemic. 

We will be better.



“Yesterday really was amazing! Thank you so much for everything. The staff was great and everyone that attended loved the venue and the decor.  No one could believe that it was [your staff] who did everything!  Thank you again for everything. We are looking forward to our next event there!” – V.L., 2022 Bat Mitzvah

“I have attended a few events at The Hidden Gem and have helped coordinate an event through my organization at this venue. I could not be happier with the amount of care and accommodation offered by The Hidden Gem. The food, service, decorations, and cleanliness are amazing, as well as the attention given to even the smallest details. This wonderfully-updated space is beautiful, both inside and outside. If you want to partner with people who will care as much as you do for your special occasion, look no further!” – D. G., 2022 - School Banquet

"We had such a lovely day. Your team of people just kept things flowing.  So grateful for your team!!!"  M.S., 2022 Mother of the Groom

"Thank you so much, it was a memorable celebration for my family!

We enjoyed it so much and the food was amazing!" C.P., 2022 - Quinceanera

“The Hidden Gem” is literally the perfect name for this event venue! They far exceeded my and my family's expectations and I’m so happy my sister took my word for it and married her forever here! Everything was beautiful, everyone was beyond helpful (we definitely needed more help than we anticipated) and they were there every step of the way! The food was also delicious, and we truly enjoyed ourselves. If you’re looking for a beautiful space for any event and a team that will make your day/event even more special, please check them out!!" - F. J., 2022 Sister of the Bride

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