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 unique wedding and banquet venue in Medina, Minnesota. They have been providing exceptional service for weddings and other events for over 60 years. Let them make sure your day is everything you imagined so you can stay focused on the most important thing: your happily ever after.

Facilities and Capacities
Medina Entertainment Center offers three event spaces for your special day. The Grand Ballroom is ideal for couples who are looking to have an extravagant and lavish affair. With the ability to host 200-600 guests, you can have all your friends and family in attendance. Drapery and soft lights decorate the ceiling and exude a romantic ambiance. The Event Rooms can accommodate up to 250 people, making it the perfect location for a medium-sized wedding. This room has a more modern appearance with cutouts in the ceiling featuring colored lighting and chandeliers. Their third location is the Images Room, which can host up to 150 guests. With a dance floor, attached patio, build in bar and neutral decor, it offers a classic atmosphere.

Services Offered
With over 25 years of experience, Medina Entertainment Center offers a professional wedding planning team to ensure your big day is perfect. They have a number of event rentals available, including backdrops, chair covers, sashes, event lighting and drapery. Setup and cleanup can be provided for your wedding.

Additional services to consider include:

  • Overnight Accommodations
  • In-house catering
  • Outside vendors allowed
  • Wireless Internet
  • Audio equipment
  • Chairs
  • Lighting
  • Photo booth
  • Tables
  • Complimentary Parking


Cuisine
Medina Entertainment Center can provide catering for your wedding. Couples can choose from their made from scratch American or Italian-style cuisine. They offer various serving styles that include hors d'oeuvres, buffet and plated options.

Several dietary requirements can be met with alternatives such as:

  • Gluten-free
  • Lactose-free
  • No pork
  • Nut-free
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian


Other Services
Full bartending services are also available at this venue. A limited, cash or open bar can be provided. You and your guests can enjoy a champagne toast, signature drinks, specialty wine, house beer and premium liquor, among other beverage options.

Necessary catering items are available, including the following:

  • Barware
  • Glassware
  • Flatware
  • China
  • Linens
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Meet one of our planners, missy
Meet one of our planners, missy
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Medina Entertainment Center
Onsite Ceremony options
Onsite Ceremony options
Have fun
Have fun
Do something differnt
Do something differnt
12 lanes available
12 lanes available
Hollie & john make an entrance
Hollie & john make an entrance
Grilled vegetable platter
Grilled vegetable platter
Breaded three cheese ravioli
Breaded three cheese ravioli
Baby tomato caprese skewer
Baby tomato caprese skewer
Take a moment
Take a moment
Laugh
Laugh
Cute cake topper
Cute cake topper
The agenda
The agenda
Our buffets are amazing
Our buffets are amazing
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
Chicken mornay
Bacon wrapped pork tenderloin
Bacon wrapped pork tenderloin
Have a toast to a fun day
Have a toast to a fun day
Love: ) kiersten & pau
Love: ) kiersten & pau
First dance
First dance
Centerpiece cakes
Centerpiece cakes
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!
Dance! Dance! Dance!
Dance! Dance! Dance!
Images
Images
Images
Images
Images
Images
Wedding ceremonies onsite!
Wedding ceremonies onsite!
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
Stunning ballroom head table!
Stunning ballroom head table!
Mingling in the ballroom
Mingling in the ballroom
Adding character
Adding character
The grand ballroom
The grand ballroom
Harvest table with backdrop
Harvest table with backdrop
Raspberry phyllo cup
Raspberry phyllo cup
Event rooms head table decor
Event rooms head table decor
Candles, candles, candles!
Candles, candles, candles!
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
The grand ballroom - panoramic
The grand ballroom - panoramic
After ceremony mingling
After ceremony mingling
Lovely diy tablescape
Lovely diy tablescape
Gorgeous
Gorgeous
Beautiful
Beautiful
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
Sesame seared steak crostini
Sesame seared steak crostini
Smoked salmon toast
Smoked salmon toast
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
Ceiling Drape!
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
Love the backdrop!
Love the backdrop!
Royal Blue
Royal Blue
Chicken Marsala
Chicken Marsala
Big wedding Dreams!
Big wedding Dreams!
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
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Medina Entertainment Center
Onsite Ceremony options
Onsite Ceremony options

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64 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 4.6
  • Average response time 4.8
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    Carrie · Married on 06/08/2019

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

    Elegant and Comfortable!

    Christine was so professional and helpful! The wedding guests are still talking about the food a month later! I would highly recommend this venue! Great value and a beautiful area for a reception and dance!

    Sent on 06/27/2019

    Medina Entertainment Center's reply:

    Thank you, Carrie! I will extend your compliments to the Chef, and it is great to hear your guests liked the food! The Ballroom was so beautiful! Hope to see you around for a concert or in Robert's soon!
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    Amelia · Married on 11/10/2018

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

    Amazing food, Amazing coordinator

    Christine was our coordinator and she went above and beyond in every way to help us plan our big day! She responded to all of our questions so quickly and had ideas of what would work and what wouldn't. One of the biggest reasons we went with Medina is because the price you pay for the entire night is so reasonable for what you get. The food was sooo good (we recommend the kona crusted short ribs)!! People are still talking about the food a month later. They take care of so many things that hiring other companies for rentals wasn't needed. Our dj was even included since we went with their preferred company. We also rented bowling lanes during our cocktail hour and our guests loved it. We cannot say enough wonderful things about Christine and Medina! Thank you, Christine for making our day amazing!

    Sent on 12/13/2018

    Medina Entertainment Center's reply:

    Amy, you are Mark were so fun and wonderful to work with as well! Thank you also for the opportunity to take some great photos to add to my photo book! They've been a hit! I will let our Chef know you loved our food; it is amazing! Thank you and congrats one more time!

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Medina Entertainment Center Pricing

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

$4,748 - $7,118
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This venue offers the below options which may impact pricing:

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

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? $ 200.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 100.00
  • 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? $ 100.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? $ 100.00
  • 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? $ 5.00
  • 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, 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
    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
    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
    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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