Boatwerks Waterfront Restaurant Addition + Remodel
Boatwerks Waterfront Restaurant, a long-time staple located on Lake Macatawa in Holland, Michigan, was in need of a refresh in order to attract customers and keep up with the demand for larger event spaces in the area. The owners engaged Ghafari to design its renovation and expansion.
The property features a restaurant, event center, banquet hall, conference room, and bride’s room. We designed a building addition to extend the bar, and renovations to the entry, bar, and dining rooms. Outside, we introduced a new sun canopy and patio, including a new tensile patio roof structure that will serve as a beacon to those on the lake.
The newly renovated banquet space can hold events for up to 300 people. Our material selections pay tribute to the boat building factories that once lined Lake Macatawa’s shores. In the restaurant, a concrete block wall is painted to evoke an abstract representation of beachy earth tones found in the area. The exterior evokes a “boat house” feel, and the bar is highlighted with pops of red, serving as a nod to Holland’s signature red lighthouse.