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.
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 on staff. Other services included with this venue are banquet servers, bartenders, and on-site security. 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.
74 Reviews for Medina Entertainment Center
Recommended by 96% of couples
4 User photos
Alyssa Mellgren · Getting married on 02/10/2021
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 Marie Kulyas · Married on 08/08/2020
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!
Bethany Sutton · Married on 05/02/2020
Amazing Service! Superb Food!!!
From the outside, this event center doesn't look like much. But TRUST ME! Give it a chance. We had our wedding reception in the grand ballroom and it felt like we were in a dreamy, whimsical garden with the flowing white drapery and lanterns hanging from the ceilings. Truly, this place gave me goosebumps the moment I walked in for set up. The location and the look isn't what sold us though... it was the staff and the food. We were supposed to get married at a different location but had to postpone due to COVID, Medina Entertainment Center took us in with open arms and it could NOT have been more amazing!!Sent on 09/27/2020
One of the event coordinators, Christine, went above and beyond her duties to ensure our wedding, food, drinks, and all of it went off without a hitch. She was extremely communicative throughout the whole process and helped us navigate wedding planning during COVID. She doesn't make you feel rushed and really cares that you and your significant other are well taken care of.
As if all of this was not good enough.... THE FOOD! My GOD! My husband had one taste of their angus beef short ribs and A) said this is what he was eating on his wedding day and B) that it was the best beef dish he had ever had. Even our pickiest eaters had nothing but amazing things to say about this food. Another thing, Christine and her staff take food allergies/accommodations extremely seriously.
Overall, if you want wedding planning to be less stressful, have good food, great wine, an amazing location then I don't think you have to look any further. Love this place and its people!!
Medina Entertainment Center's reply:Thanks, Bethany! It was a pleasure, a joy, and so FUN working with you to plan your reception! So happy everything worked out for you and Ross!!
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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
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.
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!