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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, private parking and more!

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.




“I wanted to thank you so very much for such a wonderful event today. Your venue was beautiful, the food was delicious, and your staff was fantastic! It made the open house completely stress free and I was able to enjoy it.” – E. Smith, 2021 Open House Client

“…We have had so many compliments about the venue. People said it was beautiful, the staff was wonderful, and the food was great. I’m delighted that we were able to have our wedding there! …You were responsive to any of our questions or concerns during the planning, and your staff worked to make sure we had everything we needed on the wedding day. We are more than happy to leave a good review for you! Thank you for doing an amazing job and making our day fantastic!” – J. Simmons, May 2021 Bride

"Thank you so much for having us!! Your space is absolutely beautiful and the staff was so nice! Thanks again!!! - M. Underwood 2021

“We had our wedding at The Hidden Gem and it was more than we expected! We were having a small and intimate ceremony/reception, but the staff and owners still took pride in making sure every detail was perfect for our day. The decorations were beautiful, atmosphere was so relaxing and welcoming, and our guests were raving about how much they enjoyed the setting of the venue and surrounding grounds. I would absolutely recommend them for events and use them in the future should the need rise!” – J. Simpson, Spring 2021 Bride

"It was a pleasure to work with you and your staff. Everyone said the venue was beautiful and I had a lot of compliments on the food as well. 
Thanks again for all your help and patience with us. It was a pleasure to work with you and your staff." - C. Bellant, Spring 2021 Mother of the Bride