To our beloved guests,
As most of you are aware, the owner of the Grand Meridian, Ken Vandeyacht, passed away unexpectedly on October 4, 2022.
Since that time Ken’s family, along side our Grand Meridian family, have worked tirelessly to find a solution for the future of the Grand Meridian. It became apparent to us during this journey that we were not going to be able to find someone willing to continue to run the business as a banquet facility. Because of this, we made the very difficult decision to allow a non-banquet entity to purchase the Grand Meridian property.
In keeping with the high level of integrity and service the Grand Meridian is known for, we will be executing all remaining business as usual throughout the coming months of 2023, however, the Grand Meridian business will permanently close it’s doors by December 29, 2023.
If you have a scheduled event in 2024 and beyond, we will be reaching out to you in the coming weeks in the order that events are scheduled to return any deposit to you we are currently holding. Please be patient and allow us to reach out to you in an organized manner.
Ken’s passing was certainly unexpected and we are regretful for the inconvenience this announcement causes our guests. Please do not take this disappointment out on the Grand Meridian staff – this was a business decision made by Ken’s family. Our staff are grieving his loss and this change in operations, too. Please treat them with kindness during this transition.
While we are happy with the forward movement of finding a resolution for the business property, we are incredibly mournful of this chapter coming to a close. As always, we are so grateful to the Grand Meridian staff for running this business so seamlessly since Ken’s passing and for the many, many wonderful years since the Grand Meridian opened its doors in 2005.
It has been our honor to serve you, our community.
With humble regret,
The Ken Vandeyacht Family