Banquets & Catering

Banquets and Catering by The Hearthstone is the culmination of 40 years of restaurant, banquet and catering experience by Franklin and Gina Lister, Executive Chef Josh Sandberg and their dedicated staff.

Our reputation rests with our warm hospitality, unparalleled service, creative menu options and attention to detail. Whether an elegant wedding or an office luncheon with clients, our innovative menus and creative displays will make your event event one to remember.

We understand that it is often overwhelming to plan an event. Our Banquet and Catering Director, Bobbi Townsend, is dedicated to developing a comfortable and trusting relationship with you from concept to execution with a level of detail that is second to none. Contact Bobbi to get started today.

Business / Corporate Lunch Catering

We will happily bring the Hearthstone to your office, home or location of your choice. All of our lunch catering menu items are also available for “pick up.” Same day ordering is available on most items. Menu selections are displayed on high quality disposables which are included in each order. Delivery and set-up are available for a nominal fee.

“I have been using the Hearthstone Restaurant for approximately 15 years to cater lunches to physicians offices. The quality of the food has always been exceptional. The salads are always fresh, the soups phenomenal and the sandwiches are overstuffed and fantastic.” – Herb R. Pharmaceutical representative


Let The Hearthstone make your wedding a day to remember with our incomparable food and exemplary service. Since 1975 we've been one of West Michigan's premier wedding caterers for groups of 5 to 500 and budgets ranging from sandwiches to caviar and packages starting at just $12.95 per person.

We offer a variety of service options including plated and buffet dinners, Chef Carving Stations, unique hand crafted appetizer stations and hand passed hors d'oeuvres. In addition, we invite the bride and groom to schedule a customized complimentary tasting with our Banquet Manager, Bobbi Townsend

From Casual to Formal, traditional to unusual, our Award Winning culinary team has the creativity and experience to make it possible. Need help with planning? Our event coordinator and veteran service team are happy to assist in customizing your once in a lifetime wedding. Download our Catering / Wedding menu here.

With more than 40 years of West Michigan wedding catering experience, we are privileged to be on the preferred caterer lists of the areas finest venues. In addition, we are able to bring events to any location. Each venue offers its own unique ambience, architecture and views and our Banquet and Catering Director Bobbi, will be happy to assist you in selecting the perfect venue for your special day.


“I have to say that the food was the best I've ever had at a wedding. It was so perfectly prepared (hats off to Chef Josh!) We got so many compliments on how good everything tasted. An aunt even opted for mashed potatoes instead of cake for dessert. Jody was accommodating and ran a great production. The servers were friendly and around when you needed something. We could not be happier with the dinner at our Wedding and will never forget the whole experience with you.” – Aleza and Brian
“The day was perfect and your food definitely contributed to it. The food was absolutely delicious! It was by far the best wedding dinner I've ever had and I heard the same thing from countless other guests. Thank you again!” – Kristin B.
“Thank you so much for the fantastic food and service. The food was exceptional! Everyone commented on how great it was, especially the avocado mousse dip and pasta with marsala sauce– they LOVED it! An out of town guest who stayed with us last night said people were "fighting" to get your avocado dip and it was the best thing they ever tasted! Your staff was quick and friendly and did a great job as well. Thank you and your team for making our day special :)” – Jennifer and Chris
“Everything went perfect on our end! Guests loved the food and thank you for boxing up all of the leftovers. Food was delicious! Thank you for everything.” – Amanda M.
“Thank you for your great service and great food. You guys are the best. It was nice doing business with The Hearthstone. And your personality / character makes the service even better. Hooray to Bobbi!” – Allen C.

Full Service Banquets

We offer full service banquets for Breakfast, Lunch, Appetizer Events and Dinner, with the option of either china or disposables at any of our partner venues or a facility of your choice.

In addition to countless weddings, some events that we have catered in recent years include: Muskegon Museum of Art Anniversary Gala, Annual Muskegon County Museum Lumber Barons Ball, Gala opening of the Frauenthal renovation, Bosch of Indiana company picnic, Muskegon Area Chamber of Commerce Anniversary.

Partial Service Banquets

We offer a variety of options including delivery only, buffet set-up and display, equipment/cleanup. Our Catering and Banquet Director, Bobbi Townsend, will gladly assist you in customizing the service level desired for your event.

“We had a wonderful time tonight for our Christmas banquet. I would like to take a moment to thank your wonderful wait staff, you made our experience wonderful and memorable!” – Angela D.

Private Dining in Suite 24

Our private dining room is a warm, elegant, intimate space that can seat up to 36 and accommodate up to 40 for a cocktail reception. The room can be configured to accommodate a variety of events from corporate seminars and business meetings to social celebrations such as birthday parties, showers and rehearsal dinners. Suite 24 amenities include state of the art Audio/Visual Equipment, 50'' flat screen, video conferencing capabilities and wireless internet.

In addition to our restaurant menu offerings, Suite 24 also offers an array of hors d'oeuvres and displays from our Banquet menu that may be served either buffet style or plated and is available for breakfast, lunch, dinner and all day seminars.

For assistance in planning your event and for more information please email Bobbi Townsend or call 231.733.1056 x204.

We have partnered with the following facilities:

We are also happy to cater your event at a venue of your choice. In addition to many home and office caterings, we've catered past events at locations such as: the Lakeshore Museum Center, Private Yachts, Lake Michigan Beach front, the Muskegon Air Fair and remote venues as far south as Indiana and as far north as Pentwater. Please Contact us for more information on venues.