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Lumber Exchange Event Center

$13k - $15k For 100 Guests
Up to 350 guests
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The Lumber Exchange Event Center is a historic wedding venue located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Constructed in 1885, the Lumber Exchange Building was the first skyscraper built in Minneapolis and at the time was one of the most grandiose and expensive buildings in the area. Designed with the old-world elegance and charm, the building boasts grand arch entries, romantic chandeliers, lofty ceilings and dazzling marble floors. Our original exposed brick combined with modern accents create an industrial feel sure to stun you and your guests. No matter the size or budget, we can turn your dream wedding into a reality.

There are several great photo locations in and around our building - from the revolving door originally from Grand Central Station to our beautiful marble entry way. Most couples stay onsite for all their photos!

Facilities and Capacities
Lumber Exchange Event Center has a variety of event spaces available for your special day. The Fountain Room is ideal for those looking to have a lavish wedding. This nine-story atrium offers natural lighting, a descending waterfall, sparking chandeliers and vintage lamp posts give The Fountain Room the ambiance of a breathtaking courtyard.

Sawyers on 5th is our newest premier wedding venue and perfect for couples looking to have a picturesque urban wedding. Overlooking the popular Bob Dylan mural, this space offers a rustic atmosphere with exposed brick columns and floor to ceiling windows with magnificent views of the city.

Each venue is complete with two private suites as well as a designated cocktail hour space (alternative cocktail hour spaces also available).

Our venues are uniquely designed and positioned to allow for guest counts large and small.

Services Included and Offered
Lumber Exchange Event Center can provide a variety of services for your special day. From setup to teardown, our team will ensure your wedding is flawless. A number of items are included in the venue rental – including but not limited to tables, chairs, linens, servers, bartenders, a wireless microphone, surround sound, two private suites and liability insurance.

The Lumber Exchange is connected via skyway to two hotels and a 700-stall covered parking garage, making travel and lodging convenient and stress free for you and your guests.

Our extensive offerings allow you to design a menu based on your personal favorites. Have dietary restrictions or don’t see something you love? Our in-house chef can work with you to create a custom menu for your special day.

  • Black-owned
  • Woman-owned

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Historic Building

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Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Pet Friendly

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Cocktail Reception
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake

What bar services do you provide?

Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Dance Floor

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What transportation and access is available?

Wheelchair Access
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    Kayla B. Married on 03/12/2023
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    Dream wedding

    Truly a phenomenal experience. The staff were friendly and accomodating. The venue was gorgeous. Dinner and the room flip were executed flawlessly. It was a perfect day.
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    Jaida W. Married on 01/15/2023
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    My Wedding at Lumber Exchange

    It was a great experience and everything ran super smoothly with everyone from the Lx team. Beautiful venue - didn’t need to do any major decorations because the venue speaks for itself!
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Event Sales Manager

I just LOVE working with couples planning their Big Day! I feel so honored out of all of the great venues there are to choose from that they picked us. It is really important to me that my couples enjoy the planning process and that I take as much off of their plate as possible. This should be FUN! Let's make it that way. I enjoy working ahead and staying very organized so that your special day runs flawlessly.

When I am not working, I am at home with my family. My husband Nik of 10 years (yikes I'm old!) along with my daughter, Bradlee and my son, Nolan. My kids are old souls, so luckily they like to watch some great classics.

Nik and I enjoy watching a good scary movie once the kiddos are asleep and it pairs nicely with a good bourbon drink;) YUM!


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