Lumber Exchange Event Center is a historic loft wedding venue located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Constructed in 1885, the Lumber Exchange Building was the first skyscraper built in Minneapolis. The venue is perfect for couples looking to have a modern city wedding with a history behind it.
Facilities and Capacities
Lumber Exchange Event Center has three event spaces available for your special day. The Fountain Room is ideal for those looking to have a lavish wedding, hosting up to 350 guests. The nine-story atrium allows natural light to highlight its stunning features. A soaring waterfall down an exposed brick wall, sparking chandeliers and vintage lamp posts make this location breathtaking. The River Room can accommodate up to 220 people. Adjacent to the Fountain Room, the room features modern, industrial decor to compliment the original windows and wood of the building. Dylan's is another great area for those looking to have an extravagant wedding. With the ability to host up to 350 guests, you can have all your friends and family in attendance. Overlooking the stunning Dylan mural, the charming space can be complemented by any decor you choose. Accommodating up to 350 people, Sawyers on 5th offers a rustic and atmosphere with exposed brick columns and windows with picturesque views. For the sophisticated couple, The Exchange & Alibi Lounge is a combined space hosting up to 875 guests. The location showcases the original limestone walls and marble floors of the building.
Lumber Exchange Event Center can provide various services for your wedding. From setup to cleanup, they will ensure your wedding runs flawlessly. A number of event rentals are available, including wireless microphones, projection screens and surround-sound speakers. Other services to consider include:
Their in-house chef can create a custom menu for your special day. From prosciutto-wrapped lemon asparagus to bluefin crab cakes, they can make a variety of delicious dishes. Dessert options, including double chocolate brownie bites, key lime cheesecakes with a graham cracker crust and chocolate dipped strawberries, can also be provided.
Lumber Exchange Event Center offers bartending services for your wedding. House wine, tap beer and premium cocktails are a few beverage options available to couples and their guests. If you are thinking about having a signature cocktail for your wedding, they will help you create the perfect drink to compliment your big day.
34 Reviews for Lumber Exchange Event Center
Recommended by 89% of couples
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Rylie Weber · Getting married on 10/12/2020
The most magical venue
We got marred here the weekend before Christmas 2019, and we have been hearing one word to describe our wedding from our guests- MAGICAL! And this is 100% due to the LX team. Hannah was a dream to work with during the planning process, very detail oriented, kept me on track, always had fast responses and helped me when I needed a different perspective.
Kelsey and Crystal were also spectacular as day of contacts. Kelsey helped us walk through our rehearsal to get over any day-before jitters. Crystal was like an old friend on the day of, keeping me sane, helping my bridal party with any questions we had and making sure we stayed on our timeline, while still getting to have fun and enjoy ourselves. I do want to also note that every single member of the service staff was friendly and answered all questions with a smile.
Lastly, I feel like I have to address how absolutely BEAUTIFUL the space was. We needed very little decor and the space was so natural with the exposed brick, large windows and charming chandeliers.
I cannot recommend this space enough, not only because of the visually appeal it provides but all of the people who helped make our day THE BEST EVER!Sent on 01/01/2020
Emily Fisher · Married on 11/16/2019
Beautiful, Perfect Venue & Service!
We held both our ceremony and reception at Lumber Exchange and could not be more happy with the evening! The venue speaks for itself, it is picture perfect! The facility is gorgeous with amazing bridal and groom suites to start the day, so many close locations for pictures (rooftop overlooking downtown, marble staircase, entryways, Pourhouse, etc...), and the perfect setup for a party! The staff make the experience so great with easy communication and coordination to help decrease the stress of planning the biggest day of your life! From the in-person meetings, emailing, dinner and bar service, concierge, security, and especially the day-of assistance; it was also seamless! Not only did our guests comment on the amazing evening but as the couple, we couldn't have asked for a better place to get married and through an amazing party!!Sent on 11/19/2019
Annemarie Patton · Married on 10/20/2018
SO good we come back ANNUALLY to recelebrate the wedding!!
If you are looking for a venue I don't have any recommendations. If you are looking for THE venue, listen up!Sent on 12/05/2018
From day one after visiting the Lumber Exchange Event Center, Julie and her Team treated me and my husband like royalty. After the tour my husband and I went downstairs to the Pourhouse to have dinner and a couple drinks and to our surprise our tab was covered by Julie and her Team! Can you say over-the-top? We hadn't even told them we wanted to book a date yet!
Here are some of the highlights:
1. COMPLIMENTARY day of concierge that handles everything from creating a secret stash of appetizers in your bridal suite to sweeping up a dropped drink seconds after it shattered on the dance floor. Allie you are a star!
2. I was able to come in the day before the wedding WITHOUT A FEE to decorate. Vanessa met me at the door and carried nearly everything upstairs for us and continued to help us set up. (SIDE NOTE: Vanessa had to get security to handle an overly drunk groomsmen the night of our wedding and it was the calmest, most under-the-radar thing I have ever witnessed. MAD PROPS!)
3. I asked hundreds of questions and Julie never failed to answer them and give examples all in the most timely order. She never made me feel bad and encouraged me to come visit the space before final planning steps to help bring my vision to life.
4. They respected my budget and weren't pushy. I had a number in mind and at times I was nearly $8k over and they helped me find realistic ways to cut and still have an event for the ages.
There aren't enough words to fully encapsulate the experience they created and all the little things that made significant impact on the overall day. I can honestly say nothing went wrong which is in large due to the fact that Julie, Vanessa, and their Teams didn't stop at anything to accommodate me and my family's requests.
They were so good, that we are now having an annual party at the Lumber Exchange on our anniversary weekend with our guests!
If for nothing other than informational, just meet with them for 30 minutes. And do yourself another favor and go downstairs and get the habanero cheese curds. Your welcome! :)