Bid For Bachelors & Bachelorettes

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2019 Info Coming Soon!


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.

Entry at the Door $35 – Online link coming soon

Advanced Tickets $30 – Online link coming soon

Reserved Tables – Limited Quantity Available

VIP info: Info coming soon.


Tables for the silent auction will be open at 5:30 pm
Silent auction tables will close at 9:00pm
Silent auction items may be retrieved starting at 9:30 pm

This year we are once again using on-line bidding for our Silent Auction. Bring your smart phone and bid on-line. Keep track of your bids on your phone without leaving the ballroom.

Thank you to our technology sponsors for making this possible:



In order to bid on Silent Auction items, you will need to create a BidPal account and have a valid credit card in the account. This is easy to do.

  1. Visit 
  2. On the event page, click on ‘Sign In’
  3. If you do not already have an account, the system will walk through creating one.
  4. Once created and logged in, click on ‘Account’ to view your account settings.
  5. In the Account settings, click on ‘Credit Card’ and select to add a card to your account.
  6. That’s It!

We will have many volunteers at the event who can assist you in navigating BidPal and answer questions. If you do not have a smart phone or choose not to use yours, you can still bid on Silent Auction items. Simple ask any of the volunteers with tablets to assist with bidding.


Media Schedule: TBA

Bid Meet & Greet Kickoff | Jan, 2018

Ugly Sweater Meet & Greet | Dec 8, 2017

Getting ready for the 2017 Art Van Santa Parade! | Dec 18, 2017



Orientation at Bar Divani | Dec 16, 2017



WGVU Feb 28th 2017


Melissa Wiltjer, Hannah Kaniewski, and Anthony Leimeister

Listen to the Podcast HERE

Fox 17 Feb 28th 2017

Watch the Video HERE


Eight West Feb 23rd 2017






Here are images from our 2017 Bid For Bachelors & Bachelorettes.



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

Click to Book a Room at Event Rates


Hors d’oeuvre

We will have a Hors d’oeuvre table in the pre-event area when doors open. It will be a limited supply, so arrive early. The Hors d’oeuvre selection will be (subject to change):

  • Tapenade with Goat’s Cheese
  • White Bean Dip
  • Wild Mushrooms with Red Onion Jam
  • Tomato, Mozzarella and Basil Pesto
  • Eggplant Caponata and Parmesan

Food Stations

There will be food for sale at stations inside the ballroom starting at 6:30. This is located on the left side as you enter. This years Menu: 

  • Street Tacos to include Chicken Tinga, Cilantro and Onion, Local Tortillas, Lime Crema and Homemade Salsa
  • Brioche Sliders, Angus Beef, White Cheddar, Griddled Onions. Appropriate Accompaniments
  • Loaded Great Lakes Chips with White Cheddar Bechamel, Scallion and Bacon

Food Tickets are $6 and can only be purchased by credit cards only; No Cash.


At 10:00pm pizza will be available from Flo’s. It will be $1 a slice or $10 for a whole pie.



We don’t want you standing in line and missing the show! This year we will be handling payment of drinks with two methods to speed things up:

  • Cash: Cash is always good and accepted at all of the bars at our event. Please note all food sales must be by credit card only.
  • Drink Tickets: If you forgot your cash, or run out, you can purchase drink tickets for $4 each at the coat check with credit card only.
    The JW also offers an ATM on the main floor of the hotel.


  • Microbrew Beer, Corials by the glass, Liquors, Wine by the glass: $8 or two tickets
  • Domestic and Imported Beers: $4 or one ticket
  • Non-alcohol drinks (bottled water, Pepsi Soft Drinks, juice, etc): $4 or one ticket

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


The event is formal / semi-formal, dress up and have a fun night on the town!

2019 Sponsors
Thank You Sponsors

Purple Heart Sponsors

Technology Sponsors

Gift  of Hope Sponsors

Cupids Arrow Sponsors


Thank You 2019 Donors!


Bid is an auction style fundraiser supporting Friends & Families of Cystic Fibrosis an all volunteer non profit organization. All proceeds stay locally here in West Michigan and are used to help those with Cystic Fibrosis and their families.

Look For Us:

Date: March 2, 2019

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

Entry the Door $35

Advanced Tickets $30

Reserved Tables: $450



#bidforbach  #bid2018

Book a Room at Event Rates

Dan Harland

Jordan Carson

Casey Jones

Erica Mokay

Speakers: TBD


After Party Band: Global Village


Purple Heart Sponsors

Technology Sponsors

Gift  of Hope Sponsors

Cupids Arrow Sponsors