Bid For Bachelors & Bachelorettes


Thank you for your support. Here are images from our 2016 Bid For Bachelors & Bachelorettes. You may also access the Twine gallery for the 2016 BidForBach directly at


Tickets & Tables


All advance tickets will be held on will call. Please present your ID at the registration desk when you arrive at the event. For reserved tables you will be given ten tickets for the table.



VIP Section

For our 2016 event we are putting together two special VIP packages. It will include ten tickets, lounge style seating along the runway, table service, a limited quantity of drinks to start your evening, and more.

Sorry, our VIP sections have sold out.


The event will be held in the grand ball room at the JW Marriott in Grand Rapids, MI.


No one drinks at this event, right? 🙂 After all, you want to enjoy the show, not stand in line for a long time. This year we will be handling payment of drinks with two methods:

  • Cash: Cash is always good and accepted at all of the bars at our event.
  • Drink Tickets: If you forgot your cash, or run out, you can purchase drink tickets for $6 each at the coat check with a credit card. The JW also offers an ATM on the main floor of the hotel.

All alcohol drinks will be $6 or one ticket. Non-alcohol drinks will be $3 or 2 for one ticket.

The event will feature four bars in the ballroom and two bars in the pre-event area.



One Package :: Three Ways

A simple guide to bidding at the event

You’ve bought your tickets, found that perfect event attire, and have viewed the Bid Facebook Page to see the Bachelors & Bachelorettes. All there is to do is head to the event March 5th & bid on your favorite date packages. From boat charters to spa days, Bid has something for everyone.

“BUT how do I bid,” you ask?

There are 3 ways you can purchase a BID date package: individual, couple or group. Read below to see where you think you fit.

INDIVIDUAL If you find a date package or date you would like to purchase, feel free to place the winning BID all on your own.
COUPLE If you find a date package that interests you, your significant other, or a friend, you can either purchase as a couple, or with a friend.
GROUP There is a date package that you have your eye on, but there are way too many activities to do on your own, or it is a little out of your price range. Get a GROUP of your friends or those at your table to go in and bid on the date package. It will be up to your group to split the date package the best way it suits your group.

2016 Sponsors



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Thank you to our 2016 Donors

A Mother’s Nature
A&S Embroidery / Happy Michigan
Actors’ Theatre Grand Rapids
Acupuncture of West Michigan
Affordable Limousine & Party Bus
AJ Riddell
Alliance Beverage
Allie’s Hair Care
AMC Grand Rapids 18
Amore Trattoria Italiana
Amway Grand Plaza Hotel
Angela Mulders McElroy
Anna’s House
Aon Foundation
April Bollenbach
Arthur Murray Dance
Atwater Brewery
Axemen M/C Chapter 2
Bangz Hair Salon
Barb Kaniewski
Barfly Ventures
Barracks 616
Barry Peters
Bayshore Resort
Beauty Control – Judi Zylema
Ben Hogan Golf
Benz Aviation
Berends Hendricks Stuit
Berlin Raceway
Big Lake Brewing
Blain Immink
Board Meetings
Bob Berghoef
Bogan Lane Inn
Boulder Creek Golf Club
Brad Nelson
Brann’s Steakhouse
Brewery Vivant
Brush Studio
Brys Estate Vinenyard & Winery
Buffalo Wild Wings
Buist brigade
Bustin Boards Custom Long Boards
Calamity Jane
Caledonia Sportsman’s Club
Capelli Salon
Carriage House
Cascade Winery
Catch Air
Celebration Cinema
Charley’s Crab
Charlie Elkin
Chase Vanity Salon
Chateau Chantel
Cheeky Strut
Chemical Bank
Cherie Inn
Cherry Tree Inn and Suites
Chevron North America, Inc.
Chocolates by Grimaldi
Christian L. VerMeulen DDS
Christina’s Arm Candy
Christy Heilman
Cindy’s Hair Care
Circle Theatre
Citi Financial
CKO Kickboxing
Classic Carriage LLC
Clippers Lawn
Country Inn & Suites – Ed Wilson, General Manager
Craig’s Cruisers – Christi Daly
Cranker’s Brewery
Crocheted by Rebecca
Crystal Clean
D & W
Dan Nagelkirk
Dan Page
Daniel M. Kaseman
Daniele’s Pizza
Dave and Busters – Stephanie Hercula
Deksia, LLC
Dermatology Associates Skin Renewal Centre
Design 1 Salon Spa
Detroit Lions
Detroit Pistons
Detroit Red Wings Community Relations – Merideth Fielitz
Doll House Hair Salon
Doug Heilman
Downtown Courtyard by Marriott / The Bistro
Egypt Valley Country Club
Elk Brewery
Essential Fitness Oils
Elmbrook Golf Course
Energy Touch
Essential Fitness Oils
Essentially Hōorns- dōterra wellness advocate
Esther Raterink
Evermore Studios
Final Destination Calls
Firekeeper’s Casino
Fitzgerald’s Men’s Store
Forget-Me-Not Candles
Founders Brewing Co.
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Scuplure Park – John Vanderhaagen
Fresh Coffee
Friends and Families of Ashton Steketee
Friends of the Heilmans
From the Earth Natural Body Care
Funky Buddha Yoga Hothouse
Fusion Salon
G Force Fitness
Georgetown Eye Associates
Gilmore Collection
Gleneagle Golf Club
Grand Butchers
Grand City Tanning
Grand Hotel
Grand Rapids Beer Tours
Grand Rapids Cheese Cake Company
Grand Rapids Civic Theatre
Grand Rapids Drive
Grand Rapids Griffins
Grand Rapids LaughFest
Grand Rapids Natural Health
Grand Rapids Public Museum
Grand Rapids Symphony
Grand Rapids Wellness
Grand Rapids Whitecaps
Grand River Aseptic Manufacturing Inc.
Grand Traverse Tours
Great Lakes pub cruiser
Great Lakes Pub Cruiser
Green Tree Property Management
Hannah Kaniewski
Happy Henna
Happy Michigan
Harbor View Inn
Harmony Brewing
Hathaway Cottage
HDVCH Pediatric Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine
Head of the Pride
Heather Bradshaw
Heather Brand, Independence Thirty-One Senior Consultant
Hedrick Associates
Henderson Castle
Henry A Fox Sales
Herman Miller
Holiday Inn Spring Lake
Hop Lot Brewing
HUB International
Ida Red’s Cottage Restaurant
Integrative Nutritional Therapies
It Works
J. Gardella’s
Jambery Nails – Rachel Mckenna
James Brandess Audio and Gallery
Jason Charles and Kathleen Marvin
Jerky’s Jerkies
Jill DeVries
Jim Britt
JJ Décor
John Ball Zoo
John Holyszko
John Jarosch
John Lewandowski
Jude’s Barbershop
JW Marriott
K.Mae collection
Kelly Latimer
Kelly Schneider
Kent Philharmonic Orchestra
Kilwin’s Chocolates
Kitchen Ready (
Kitzingen Brewery
Kristy Owen – Accessory Stylist with Premiere Designs Jewelry
Kuhnhenn’s Brewery
KW Corporation
Lake Shore Chiro
Lakewood Fab Tech
Larry & Ginger Holland
Larry Knapp
Leah Bradley
Lemon Creek Winery
Lia’s Line Dance
Licari’s Pizza Kitchen
Life Expressions by Shawna Lowther
Lily’s Floral
Lindsay Bonzheim
Little River Casino
Long Road Distillery
Lucas and Elissa Howard
Luke and Jessica Ulberg
LuLaRoe – Cassen Smit

Mackinac Island Carriage Tours
Mackinaw Brewing Company
Mainstream Ventures
Maple Hill Golf Course and Driving Range
Marie Catrib’s
Mark and Jaime Krier 616 Homes
Marriott in East Lansing
Martin Yousif
Mary Kay Erin Hoard
Massage Envy
Massage Therapy Associates
Massage XT
Maureen Malewitz Schuurman
Meadow view Farms
Meghan and Thomas Moore
mi State of Mind
Michael Bosch
Michael DeBruyn
Michael Miedema
Michelle Ripley
Michigan Awesome
Mines Golf Course
Mitten Brewing
Mobile Massage Therapy
Moments in Life Photography
Morrison Lake Golf Club
Morrison Lake Golf Club
Motivity Pictures
Nail Masters
Naked Plates
Nate Lamberts
New Holland Brewery
New Image
Nikole’s Photography
North Peak
NV Massage Therapy
Opera Grand Rapids
P.F. Chang’s
Pampered Chef – Nanette Mosby
Partners in Plastic Surgery
Pearls Tavern Downtown Chicago
Peppino’s South
Pilgrim’s Run
Pine Bluff Resort
Pine Grove Cottage
Plante Moran
Plastic Surgery Associates
Pop Scholars LLC
Priority Health
Pure Barre Grand Rapids
Red Water Restaurant Group
Residence Inn Grand Rapids West
RH Graphic Solutions
Rivertown Builders
Rubies Hair and Skin Care
Rubies Salon
Rusted Crow Distillery
Ryan Curtis
Sacred Roots Salon
Sally Rothwell
Samantha McIntosh Jewelry
Santa Fe Trading Company
Saugatuck Brewing Company
Schenk, Bancher and Rypma
Scott Lake Golf Club
Seasun Sailing Charters
Senior PGA Tour
Sera Yoga
SheActive Boutique
Shepler’s Mackinac Island Ferry
Shimmie Pearl
Shots on the River
Siegel Jewelers
Silver Bullet
Sky American, Inc
Sky Zone
Skydive Harbor Springs – Keelee Vachon
Spartan Hall of Fame Café
Stacy Prangley
Stanley Harris School of Cosmetology
Stephanie Newton
Stephen & Katie Mesko
Steve Rothwell
TC Paintball
Teagan Heilman
Team Financial Group
Tee Pee Campground
The Bengston Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery
The Butler Restaurant
The Chop House
The Crushed Grape
The Gilmore Collection
The Grand Hotel
The Gremlin Gallery
The Grilling Company
The Hairport Salon
The Intersection
The Jewel
The Kellogg Center
The Melting Pot
The Mines Golf Course
The Sharpe Collection
The Signature Room
The State Room Restaurant
The Studio Yoga
The Winchester/Donkey Taqueria
Todd Baker
Todd Harper
Tolman Auto-Tech Group
Tom & Gina Baxter
Tommy Brann’s Steakhouse
Tracy and Mike Gimborys
Traverse City Wine and Art Festival
Twisted Hot Yoga
Uccello’s Ristorante
Uncommon Coffee Roasters
Vander Mill Cider and Winery
Vera Bradley
Victor Stevens
Wallinwood Springs Golf Club
Wasabi Charter Tours
Watermark Country Club
Wendy Olson Independent Qualified Creative Partner Initials Inc.
West Elm
West Michigan Whitecaps
Westgate Bowling
Wheat Jewelers
Wind Dancer Charters
Wine Sellers of Saugatuck
Wings & Rings Pheasant Hunting LLC
Woodberry Wine

Date: March 4, 2017

Where: JW Marriott

Doors open: 5:30 pm

Opening remarks and presentations: 6:30 pm

Bidding begins: 7:00 pm

Silent Auction: 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Host: TBA

Hostess: TBA



After Party Band: Global Village


  • At the Door: $30

Book a Room at Event Rates


VIP Section:

  • TBA