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

We are a full-service event and wedding venue located near Lansing, Michigan in the lovely community of Holt.  Our facility offers 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) nor 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.

We value work life balance.

Our small team works a hectic event schedule during peak season, so all meetings/tours are scheduled around events and days off.

We do work remotely, so for a faster response time for any inquiries, please email For more information regarding our services and pricing, please visit our Services Page.



We're doing something new for the Holidays this year! More information regarding our Holiday Packages can be found on our Services Page! Dates are almost sold out!




“The room was gorgeous! The centerpieces were perfect. The staff was wonderful and professional and they went above and beyond to see our guests had a great time. And the FOOD! Oh, the food was absolutely delicious! We looked at other venues, but I was sold on the Gem at our first meeting...” – Y. M., 2023 Bride

"Well, you did it again! You provided delicious food, a gorgeous venue, and great service! Everyone always leaves Hidden Gem with only positive things to say about it! We value you!" - HELO Club, 2023

"Thank you for everything! It was beautiful and perfect!! - S.R., 2023 Bride

“Attended this venue for my Dad's memorial service. Facility was perfect! Staff was kind and professional. Luncheon  buffet was great.” – T.H., 2023 Celebration of Life

If anyone is looking for an easy, affordable, beautiful wedding venue with an amazing and professional staff, The Hidden Gem is the place! My wedding was on 4/29/23 and we are incredibly thankful for Carmen, Amanda, and the team. Communication was great the entire 8 months of planning, & I never doubted if anything would be done right, and our guests loved the space. The decorations were beautiful, the food was great, & the staff went above and beyond. I am so thankful for The Hidden Gem!"

- A.M., 2023 Bride

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