The Courtyard by Marriott Minneapolis Downtown is a hotel for a couple’s wedding in the Minneapolis, Minnesota area. This venue is classic yet modern, with an elegant ballroom in which couples can celebrate their wedding day. The hotel is located in downtown Minneapolis, just a four-minute drive across the Mississippi River from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum.
Facilities and Capacity
Couples can welcome up to 400 guests to their wedding celebration at the Courtyard by Marriott Minneapolis Downtown. The East Town Ballroom in this hotel offers 5,200 square feet of space for couples and their events. There is a pre-function space wrapping around the outside of this ballroom where guests can enjoy a charming cocktail reception. With a neutral brown color palette, the light coming in from the windows set high along the ceiling is just the right amount, adding to the luminescence created by large domed and recessed lighting elements. Prior to their cocktail reception, couples can celebrate a ceremony outside on a paved patio space, with a wall of living greenery as their backdrop. This canvas of ivy adds a touch of nature to the otherwise very urban wedding setting. Inside the East Town Ballroom itself, couples will find a carpet with a brown and tan pattern, wallpaper with a subtle pattern for texture, and nearly an entire wall of shaded windows. The dance floor sits right in the middle of the floor so that everyone has the opportunity to see special moments such as the first dance.
This venue invites couples to use the space in the ballroom not only for ceremonies and receptions, but also for bridal showers or engagement parties. Couples will find accommodations and a bridal suite to be just two of the comfortable spaces they will experience on their wedding day. There is also liability insurance at this venue. Event planning services before the wedding ensures that everything will fall into place and run smoothly, thanks to the experience and professionalism of the hotel’s staff. Couples can relax in their bridal suite and enjoy the company of their wedding party while the Courtyard by Marriott’s staff takes care of setup and cleanup, lighting and sound, and even event rentals. Event items available for a couple’s wedding include:
Couples and guests can spend the night in the Courtyard by Marriott Minneapolis Downtown’s contemporary and comfortable accommodations. This gives everyone peace of mind, no matter how far they live from the hotel, because no one will have to worry about how they’ll get home at the end of the night. From plush bedding to modern technology, these guest rooms and suites have all the amenities guests will need for the night.
The hotel makes getting to this venue simple with great transportation options. Although it’s in the middle of a city, this facility offers onsite parking for couples and guests, as well as shuttle service.
Recommended by 99% of couples
Leslie · Married on 08/04/2018
It was an absolute pleasure working with Kyle and his team for my wedding on August 4, 2018. I cannot say enough great things about this venue. PLEASE do you yourself a favor and relieve your wedding stress by choosing this venue to work with on your day!Sent on 09/03/2018
Quality of Service - Quality of service was great. Staff went above and beyond their duties and was very open to helping all of the vendor setups go smoothly, regardless of what was technically their role or not. This team displayed a great amount of teamwork in execution of my day. Whether it was assisting the decorators, helping my bridesmaids set up for rehearsal dinner, nothing was off the table and I appreciate the quality of service that was provided.
Responsiveness - Kyle, David (Dee) and Dane (A/V) were extremely responsive to my requests and responded within hours of emails and worked many weekends responding to my inquiries, researching my proposals and making sure that I had what I needed.
Flexibility - Kyle and his staff were extremely flexible and accommodated some of our most difficult requests. Where the greatest amount of flexibility was exercised was with the room accommodations. David (Dee) was extremely responsive and allowed us to make changes to guests rooms upon requests due to flight scheduling. Whenever I put in a request that was unique or different, the response I received was "let me look into that" vs. a flat out "no, we can't do that". Everything was on the table for discussion and in the rare instance something could not be accommodated, I was explained the reason and given alternative solutions.
Food - The food at this venue is absolutely amazing and we received so many compliments from guests afterwards. Not your typical hotel food. Portions are filling and on the larger side and appropriately aligned to the cost. If you are looking for a classy venue that provides great value has excellent staff, this is your place!
Sarah Torchia-Lynch · Getting married on 12/01/2019
Unbeatable Wedding Block
Our entire experience with the Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Minneapolis was exceptional. The amenities were far nicer, cleaner and accommodating than others in the area, and we were given a truly unbeatable wedding block price. By far what made the experience top notch was the staff, specifically Dee. He was one of the most enjoyable vendors we worked with throughout the process of planning our wedding and was incredibly patient with questions and special requests. We would recommend Courtyard by Marriott to anyone getting married in the Minneapolis area in the coming years.Sent on 05/15/2019
Alice T Schuelke · Married on 06/29/2019
Great time at the Marriott
I didn't actually stay at the hotel, but my guests for the wedding shared that they had an awesome experience.Sent on 07/24/2019
Courtyard Marriott is a newly renovated beautiful space with a fantastic staff! They are simply great to work with! Their location is both easy to access and close to the city!
Thank you Courtyard by Marriott for your assistance in coordinating our wedding deliveries. We appreciate your help with every wedding and on site. Looking forward to working with you in 2016.
Courtyard by Marriott is a gorgeous venue with beautifully remodeled hotel rooms! The staff is attentive and responsive, oragnized and always thinking ahead. We highly highly recommend them to all our brides, clients and friends! It's only a bonus that we are located right across the street.