Medina Entertainment Center

500 Highway 55, Hamel, MN 55340 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Medina Entertainment Center

Medina Entertainment Center is a family-owned and operated entertainment and event venue Medina, Minnesota. They have been hosting events of all kinds as well as wedding ceremonies & receptions for over 65 years. The experienced staff want to ensure that each client’s wedding day is everything that they’ve dreamed of. For your wedding, this team will attend to the details so that you can focus on your partner and important day! They are located just outside of Plymouth, and 4.5 miles west of 494 on Highway 55.

Facilities and Capacity

Wedding ceremonies and receptions held at Medina Entertainment Center can be hosted in any of their three separate event spaces. The Images room is an intimate space complete with a bar and wheelchair-accessible ramp for smaller gatherings of between 20 and 150 guests. This space is also ideal for ceremonies of up to 180 guests as it has a large stage and is sound-proofed. The Event Rooms give eminently customizable spaces that can be combined for a spacious ballroom experience for up to 250 seated guests. Finally, the Grand Ballroom offers a magnificent space with a large maple dance floor, elevated stage, lobby, sizeable main bar, and two sets of restrooms. Spectacular events can be held in the Grand Ballroom, ranging from 200 to over 600 guests. The dance floor alone can seat up to 360 guests at round tables and up 446 guests at banquet tables.

Services Offered

In addition to your ceremony and reception, this flexible venue can host a variety of other wedding events, such as engagement parties, bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, and elopements. Your reception will include customary set up with full place settings, table linens and tasteful table skirting. You will receive day-of coordination services from the experienced wedding coordinators as well as banquet servers and bartenders. Audio-visual features are readily available for all event spaces in order to create and personalize the atmosphere you desire. On-site bowling lanes present a fun and accessible activity for you and your guests. Copious on-site, free parking and the nearby Medina Inn offer convenience for your guests. The peak season for this venue extends from May through October, with Plymouth Creek Center being an additional option for a dining venue.

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Glittering drapes and decor
Glittering drapes and decor
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Medina Entertainment Center
Beautiful table layout
Beautiful table layout
The grand ballroom - panoramic
The grand ballroom - panoramic
Speeches & Toasting
Speeches & Toasting
Speeches & Toasting
Speeches & Toasting
Cheers!
Cheers!
Speeches in Images
Speeches in Images
First Dance
First Dance
Lettin' Loose
Lettin' Loose
First Dance in Images
First Dance in Images
Party Time
Party Time
Ceremony with Ceiling Draping
Ceremony with Ceiling Draping
Ceremony set up in Images
Ceremony set up in Images
On-site ceremony options
On-site ceremony options
The Event Rooms
The Event Rooms
Head Table of 12 - Event Rooms
Head Table of 12 - Event Rooms
The Event Rooms' Dance Floor
The Event Rooms' Dance Floor
Chalkboard bowling times
Chalkboard bowling times
Do something different
Do something different
Twelve lanes available
Twelve lanes available
Making an entrance
Making an entrance
Grilled vegetable platter
Grilled vegetable platter
Breaded three-cheese ravioli
Breaded three-cheese ravioli
Baby tomato caprese skewer
Baby tomato caprese skewer
Sharing a moment
Sharing a moment
Laughter on their day
Laughter on their day
The day's agenda
The day's agenda
Tempting served buffets
Tempting served buffets
Mesclun salad with mandarin oranges, red onion, craisins, praline walnuts and balsamic vinaigrette
Mesclun salad with mandarin oranges, red onion, craisins, praline walnuts and balsamic vinaigrette
Chicken mornay plate
Chicken mornay plate
Bacon-wrapped pork tenderloin
Bacon-wrapped pork tenderloin
Centerpiece cakes
Centerpiece cakes
Having a toast
Having a toast
A shared look of love
A shared look of love
First dance
First dance
Ceremony in Images!
Ceremony in Images!
Saying "I do"
Saying "I do"
It's official
It's official
Tablescape
Tablescape
Buffet line
Buffet line
1st Dance in Images
1st Dance in Images
Honey bears
Honey bears
Newlyweds
Newlyweds
Game time!
Game time!
Our food is outstanding.
Our food is outstanding.
Hunter's chicken
Hunter's chicken
Vegetable pot pie
Vegetable pot pie
Ballroom steak and mushrooms
Ballroom steak and mushrooms
Tortellini primavera
Tortellini primavera
Wedding party fun!
Wedding party fun!
Images head table
Images head table
Images
Images
Images
Images
Wedding ceremonies onsite!
Wedding ceremonies onsite!
Sealed with a kiss
Sealed with a kiss
Roasted Pear Toast
Roasted Pear Toast
Panzanella Skewer
Panzanella Skewer
Buffets!
Buffets!
Time to enjoy
Time to enjoy
Kona crusted short ribs
Kona crusted short ribs
Roasted squash - vegan option!
Roasted squash - vegan option!
Champagne cheers
Champagne cheers
Speeches
Speeches
Photo op!
Photo op!
The grand ballroom - fab!
The grand ballroom - fab!
The grand ballroom
The grand ballroom
The grand ballroom
The grand ballroom
Rain free ceremony - ballroom
Rain free ceremony - ballroom
Adam from prime time dj entertaining the crowd
Adam from prime time dj entertaining the crowd
Amanda and Travis
Amanda and Travis
The grand ballroom, party!
The grand ballroom, party!
So pretty!
So pretty!
Unique centerpieces
Unique centerpieces
Dessert table
Dessert table
Spinach salad with strawberries, red onion, mushrooms, candied almonds and cider vinaigrette
Spinach salad with strawberries, red onion, mushrooms, candied almonds and cider vinaigrette
Hand rolled swedish meatballs
Hand rolled swedish meatballs
Lemon shrimp crostini
Lemon shrimp crostini
Asian plum wings
Asian plum wings
Have your ceremony in images
Have your ceremony in images
Congrats, katie and tyler!
Congrats, katie and tyler!
Images
Images
Can't go wrong with sequins!
Can't go wrong with sequins!
Images
Images
Blt stuffed potato
Blt stuffed potato
Artichoke au gratin
Artichoke au gratin
Pork egg rolls with chili-lime sauce
Pork egg rolls with chili-lime sauce
The event rooms
The event rooms
The event rooms
The event rooms
Autumn reception - event rooms
Autumn reception - event rooms
Mingling in the ballroom
Mingling in the ballroom
Adding character
Adding character
Harvest table with backdrop
Harvest table with backdrop
Event rooms ceremony & games!
Event rooms ceremony & games!
The game room
The game room
Bowling lanes - so fun!
Bowling lanes - so fun!
Our homemade, outdoor backdrop
Our homemade, outdoor backdrop
After ceremony mingling
After ceremony mingling
Lovely diy tablescape
Lovely diy tablescape
Amazing photo & dessert spread
Amazing photo & dessert spread
Showcasing apps
Showcasing apps
Pizza - chef created
Pizza - chef created
Everyone loves pizzas
Everyone loves pizzas
Wings
Wings
Guests love variety
Guests love variety
Pac man for after dinner fun
Pac man for after dinner fun
Cheese & crackers
Cheese & crackers
Antipasto display
Antipasto display
Elevated apps!
Elevated apps!
Loved cold app station
Loved cold app station
Roasted mini bakers with bacon and parmesan
Roasted mini bakers with bacon and parmesan
Firecracker chicken cups
Firecracker chicken cups
Mousse cups made in-house
Mousse cups made in-house
Mousse cups & minis!
Mousse cups & minis!
Entertainment possibilities
Entertainment possibilities
Pinball for the social hour
Pinball for the social hour
Grand ballroom dance floor
Grand ballroom dance floor
Guests love entertainment
Guests love entertainment
Beautiful Couple
Beautiful Couple
Event Rooms - Ceiling Drape
Event Rooms - Ceiling Drape
A little Fun!
A little Fun!
Ranch Pretzel Bites
Ranch Pretzel Bites
Angus Beef Sliders
Angus Beef Sliders
Chipotle Lime & Cilantro
Chipotle Lime & Cilantro
Backdrop on Images Stage
Backdrop on Images Stage
Images  - Added Decor
Images - Added Decor
Chicken Marsala
Chicken Marsala
Hummus & Greek Vegetable
Hummus & Greek Vegetable
Hummus Cucumber Cup
Hummus Cucumber Cup
Lemon Herb Chicken Skewers
Lemon Herb Chicken Skewers
Meet one of our planners, missy
Meet one of our planners, missy
Glittering drapes and decor
Glittering drapes and decor
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Medina Entertainment Center
Beautiful table layout
Beautiful table layout

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75 Reviews for Medina Entertainment Center

Recommended by 96% of couples


4.8 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.8
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 4.8
  • Value 4.7
  • Average response time 4.8

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    Alyssa M. · Married on 02/10/2021

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Wonderful venue

    WOW! Medina did a wonderful job for our big day. We truly enjoyed every minute of our day because the staff was so wonderful, Missy (the event coordinator) went above and beyond our expectations, and the venue was able to accomodate our guest list of 200. Every detail leading up to our wedding was stress free because of the wonderful job Missy did in our planning meeting. We loved the food, it was all delicious! We had a buffet and all of our guests made it through the line within 20 minutes and all had HOT food! We also had a live band and this venue was phenomenal for a band! The set up was great. Medina offers tons of extras that made the day stress free! Thank you to all the staff at MEC for making our day so perfect!

    Sent on 11/10/2019

    Medina Entertainment Center's reply:

    Yahoo! I LOVE reading this to start my day. I am blessed with a truly awesome team and thank you for taking the time to let us know. Best wishes!
  • Karla

    Karla M. · Married on 08/08/2020

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Amazing Venue

    I am so happy that I chose MEC as my reception location. Christine was amazing to work with. She was very responsive and rolled with all the changes or questions that I had. The food was amazing, our guests keep bragging about it.

    Sent on 08/27/2020

    Medina Entertainment Center's reply:

    Thanks, Karla! You and Collin had an especially memorable wedding to plan! You were so organized throughout everything, and I am so happy you had a fun night!

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Medina Entertainment Center Pricing

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Here's what couples with similar selections spent on this venue:

$5,574 - $7,059
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This venue offers the below options which may impact pricing:

  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Accommodations
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Outside Vendors
  • Set Up
  • Wifi
  • Outside Cake
  • Plated
  • Server(s)
  • Stations
  • Tastings
  • Buffet
  • Cocktail Reception
  • Dessert
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Barware
  • China
  • Flatware

Medina Entertainment Center Price Rates

Medina Entertainment Center FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?
    $ 200
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 100
  • 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?
    $ 100
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 100
  • 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?
    Cake Cutting
    Server(s)
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service?
    $ 5
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Bartender(s)
    Champagne Toast
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Limited Bar
    Open Bar
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    3
  • Describe your venue:
    Ballroom
    Banquet Hall
    Restaurant
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
  • 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?
    Accommodations
    Bar Services
    Catering Services
    Clean Up
    Event Planner
    Event Rentals
    Get Ready Rooms
    Liability Insurance
    Lighting / Sound
    Outside Vendors
    Set Up
    Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer?
    Buffet
    Cocktail Reception
    Dessert
    Hors d'oeuvres
    Outside Cake
    Plated
    Server(s)
    Stations
    Tastings
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Bartender(s)
    Cash Bar
    Champagne Toast
    House Beer
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Limited Bar
    Liquor License
    Open Bar
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
    Specialty Beer
    Specialty Wine
  • What event items are available?
    Altar/Arch
    Audio Equipment
    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
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    May
    June
    July
    August
    September
    October
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    January
    February
    March
    April
    November

Professional Network & Endorsements

5 Endorsements

  • Little Mac Design Wedding Photographers

    My name is Nicole from Little Mac Design and I am a professional wedding photographer that shot at this venue a few weeks ago. I met with Missy(Director of Catering and Events at Medina Event Center) and she was amazing! She was very flexible,organized,payed attention to what the bride & groom wanted and always made sure all of their needs were taken care of. We worked well together as a team.I loved shooting at this venue and I look forward to working with Missy and this venue again for my next wedding I will be shooting there in February of 2019! ~ Nicole Engstrom( Professional Wedding Photographer) of Little Mac Design

  • Mystic Nights Mobile DJ Wedding DJs

    This has to be my favorite Venues in the Mpls/st. Paul area. They know how to work with there clients to create the perfect night. The food is amazing and their customer service is the best you can ask for. Medina Entertainment Center is a must look at venue for you next event.

  • Bellagala Photography Wedding Photographers

    Medina Entertainment Center was wonderful to work with. The staffs there were great and so helpful! The service was excellent, and we appreciated every single detail that they did to make the night perfect for everyone! We got to see and took part of something amazing, and we'd recommend this venue to our clients!

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  • 500 Highway 55 Hamel, MN, 55340 See on map
    763-225-3751 (Phone number)
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