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Manitou Grill & Event Center

Saint Paul, MN View map Visit website
4.9 out of 5 rating
16 reviews
Up to 200 guests

About

Up to 200 guests

Manitou Grill & Event Center is a wedding venue based in White Bear Lake, Minnesota. Located amid the quaint shops and historic sites of downtown White Bear Lake, the venue provides a versatile space perfect for the couple that is looking for a beautiful blank canvas to bring their wedding dreams to life. Let them create a seamless experience for you and your guests.

Facilities and Capacities
Manitou Grill & Event Center has two event spaces available. The Grand Manitou Ballroom is an elegant location with west-facing windows and a spacious mahogany dance floor. Hosting up to 200 guests, it's ideal for those looking to have a larger celebration. The Lantern Room is perfect for couples who are looking for an intimate and charming wedding. It can accommodate up to 40 people.

Services Offered
With setup and cleanup services, Manitou Grill & Event Center can assist you from start to finish on your big day. They know the stress that can come with preparing for your wedding, and offer event planning to help you have a worry-free experience. Additional services available include the following:

  • Bridal suite
  • In-house bar
  • In-house catering
  • Liability insurance
  • Outside vendors
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking
  • Wheelchair access


Cuisine
Manitou Grill & Event Center has extensive menus for you to choose from to fulfill all of your catering needs. Hors d'oeuvres, family style, buffet and plated serving styles can be provided. From appetizers such as buffalo shrimp sliders to entrees including apricot glazed pork loin, there are plenty of delicious options. Tastings are also available, so you can be confident you will love every dish that's served. They have several necessary catering items that can be provided, such as:

  • Barware
  • China
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens


Other Services
Bartending services can also be provided at this venue. Couples can choose to have a cash or open bar. Some beverage selections include signature drinks, champagne toasts, premium liquor, house wine and specialty beer.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

No

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$1,500

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$1,000

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$600

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$600

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Server(s)

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

200

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

2

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

2

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Banquet Hall
Restaurant

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Outside Vendors
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer

What event items are available?

Aisle Markers
Centerpieces
Chairs
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Decor
Drapery
Lighting
Photo booth
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access
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    Melodie F. Married on 09/24/2021
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    Excellent!

    My husband and I live out of state and Manitou was excellent. Savannah, the coordinator was extremely helpful with answering questions not only about Manitou but about the area in general. We received many compliments on the food, which was delicious. The chef and staff went above and beyond our expectations and requests. My dad, can't eat cheese or garlic, Savannah made note of that when we went for tasting. The evening of the wedding the staff asked my dad if he would prefer a baked potato because the roasted baby red potatoes are seasoned with garlic. ( My husband and I didn't even think of this during the tasting, they went above to make sure our guests were taken care of. We decided to have our meal family style and it was perfect, everyone had plenty to eat. My husband and I also decided against a traditional wedding cake and simply had the dessert bars from Manitou --- I highly recommend the lemon ones.
    The venue is very nicely decorated, very elegant and formal without being too stuffy.
    The only real suggestion I would make is to include more pictures on web site of the venue itself, but also of the surrounding area. Coming from a bride that planned from four states over, this would have been nice.
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    Valerie Married on 05/15/2021
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    Easy, budget-friendly, great staff, delicious food, bright space!

    We had an amazing wedding day and everything went so smoothly! I appreciated that Manitou contacted and took care of the communication with some vendors, which made my life easier. They also have a lot of items in-house that you can rent. The food was delicious. All of the staff that I met were SO nice and friendly. The event center is bright and cheery. The bar had a great variety and the bartender went above and beyond for our group. Our coordinator, Savannah, was fantastic to work with...she made the process fun and helped fulfill specific requests. She also went the extra mile to make sure we could stay within our budget, which was REALLY appreciated. At times, I got a little confused with the pricing of certain things, but Savannah helped clarify right away. This is a great venue for couples wanting an elegant but budget-friendly wedding in a charming town!
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    Karen C. Married on 11/13/2020
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    Professional

    We had to move our reception due to COVID. Katie helped us reschedule from July to November. We went ahead with our ceremony on July 3rd and were able to still have a family dinner with 30 people after the ceremony at the event center. The staff were attentive and helped make this a special day for us. For the family that was able to attend, they raved about the food and are looking forward to returning for our big celebration in November.

    Manitou Grill & Event Center's reply:

    We are so glad to hear you had a great experience with us and appreciate your business. We look forward to your big reception in November!
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Savannah Farrell
Savannah Farrell
Event Sales & Wedding Coordinator

Hi, my name is Savannah, and I am the Event Sales & Wedding Coordinator at Manitou Event Center. I work closely with couples from the day they book venue to their wedding day and everything in between! My favorite part of the job is being able to work with a diverse range of couples and building on the excitement of planning their special day!

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Grand Designs Grand Designs Wedding Rentals

Manitou is the perfect venue to host events of all types!

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Manitou Station is an amazing venue location! :)

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