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Minneapolis Event Centers is a historic wedding venue based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This one-of-a-kind venue is sure to leave an impression on your guests. Built in 1858, this location was renovated to offer an elegant and industrial setting for your special day.
Facilities and Capacities
Minneapolis Event Centers has three unique event spaces available for couples to consider; The Grand 1858, The Riverside, and The View. Each room can host up to 500 guests. With charming accents such as mahogany chiavari chairs with ivory cushions, wood beamed ceilings and captivating industrial-modern chandeliers, the Grand 1858 offers a city setting for your wedding. The Riverside Room features a 65-foot, custom-built crystal chandelier with brick and stone finishes to compliment. Their third event space, The View, has similar features with wood paneling and beams on the ceiling, industrial-modern chandeliers and an outdoor patio.
Minneapolis Event Centers offers full event planning services to assist with the design, layout and overall execution of your wedding. A number of event rentals can be provided so you can customize their event spaces to fit your preferences and style. Black, white or ivory linens are available for the tables. Other items, such as drapery and lighting, can be used to personalize your celebration. Additional services Minneapolis Event Centers offers include the following:
Minneapolis Event Centers offers catering to capture the unique flavor and style of your wedding. Hors d'oeuvres, family style, stations, buffet and plated serving styles are available. A number of desserts can also be made. The venue can provide several necessary catering items, such as:
Full bartending services are also available for you and your guests to enjoy. Minneapolis Event Centers offers a limited, cash or open bar. Beverage options to consider include a champagne toast, signature drinks, premium liquor, house wine and specialty beer.
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Recommended by 93% of couples
Jonathan Rzepka · Married on 05/25/2019
Riverside room - the best!
The Riverside Room at MEC was ABSOLUTELY PERFECT for our special day! The space is so classy, elegant, premium, and beautiful! If you like a warehouse type feel, high ceilings, wood, exposed pipe and beams, this space is for you! We worked closely with Ashley Nelson throughout our planning process. Ashley is an absolute sweetheart. She made us feel so at ease, we trusted her in every aspect, and she even provided us with game changing ideas (indoor sparklers for our grand entrance for example) that helped make our day so unforgettable. The MEC Staff is also top notch, so many times at weddings you will experience a line at the bar, plates clinking during speeches, etc. Not at MEC...Everyone at MEC strives to make your day as special and as worry free as possible. Again, major shout out to Ashley Nelson for her assistance with our special day. We will forever be grateful for Ashley, and the rest of MEC's crew for making our day the BEST EVER!!! Choose the Riverside room at MEC for your Wedding, you will not regret it!Sent on 06/14/2019
Minneapolis Event Centers's reply:Hi Jonathan!!
Jenna · Married on 07/08/2017
Loved working with MEC for our big day! They were super helpful and responsive and did most of the leg work for us (catering, set up, etc)! They also had some great recommendations for other vendors they have worked with and everything worked out perfectly! They made our day a dream come true!Sent on 07/19/2017
Jessica · Married on 12/03/2016
We loved the look of Minneapolis Event Center from the start but knew it was the venue for us when we realized they did EVERYTHING. From the initial planning meeting to the end of the wedding reception, they took care of every single detail...making us a custom monogram, ordering pizza at the end of the night, gathering all of our decor and placing it by the door for someone to pick up at the end of the night, helping load gifts into a car. They were fantastic. The servers, bartenders, and security personnel were incredibly competent and kind. The food was amazing. And the space itself is beautiful -- rustic elegant. It was the perfect venue for the perfect night.Sent on 12/12/2016