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Minneapolis Event Centers

Minneapolis, MN View map
Rating 4.7 out of 5
11 reviews
$14k - $16k For 100 Guests

About

$14k - $16k For 100 Guests

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.

Services Offered
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:

  • Parking
  • Valet
  • Wheelchair access
  • Audio equipment
  • Decor
  • Furniture
  • Photo booth
  • Bridal suite
  • Cleanup
  • Liability insurance
  • Setup
  • Wireless Internet


Cuisine
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:

  • Barware
  • Glassware
  • Flatware
  • China
  • Linens


Other Services
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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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?

$4,000

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

$3,500

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?

$1,000

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

$1,000

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Lighting/Sound
Linens
Set Up
Tables

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

Cake Cutting
Dessert
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
Garden
Historic Building

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party

What event services do you offer?

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
Family Style
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 Wine

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Chairs
Decor
Drapery
Furniture
Lighting
Photo booth
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Valet
Wheelchair Access

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
December

11 Reviews

Write a review
Rated
4.7
out of 5.0
Recommended by 93% of couples
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    Rating 4.6 out of 5
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    Rating 4.6 out of 5
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    Rating 4.7 out of 5
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    Rating 4.6 out of 5
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    Rating 4.9 out of 5
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    Jonathan R. Married on 05/25/2019
    Rating 5 out of 5
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    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!

    Minneapolis Event Centers's reply:

    Hi Jonathan!!

    Thank you so much for the review. It was such a beautiful wedding for an amazing couple! We loved being a part of it. We wish you all the best!!

    - MEC & Entourage Team
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    Jenna Married on 07/08/2017
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    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!
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    Jessica Married on 12/03/2016
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    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.

Awards

  • 11

Real Weddings

  • Dani & Jason
    46 photos · 07/10/2021
  • Danielle & Curt
    29 photos · 08/10/2019
  • Mallory & Shaun
    21 photos · 10/19/2018
  • Erick & Melissa
    27 photos · 10/03/2016

Map

212 2nd St. SE Suite 225, Suite 225 Minneapolis, MN, 55414
6125643777
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Minneapolis Event Centers frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Minneapolis Event Centers?

Minneapolis Event Centers includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Linens
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At Minneapolis Event Centers, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Minneapolis Event Centers includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)

At Minneapolis Event Centers, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Minneapolis Event Centers includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
  • Limited Bar
  • Open Bar
  • Premium Liquor
  • Signature Drink

What are the most important characteristics of Minneapolis Event Centers in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Minneapolis Event Centers for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Garden
  • Historic Building

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Minneapolis Event Centers for wedding events?

Minneapolis Event Centers offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Minneapolis Event Centers offer?

Minneapolis Event Centers offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party

What services does Minneapolis Event Centers offer for wedding events?

Minneapolis Event Centers offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Outside Vendors
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Minneapolis Event Centers have available for wedding events?

Minneapolis Event Centers offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Audio Equipment
  • Chairs
  • Decor
  • Drapery
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Photo booth
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Minneapolis Event Centers and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Minneapolis Event Centers is recommended by 81% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.7 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in flexibility, 4.7 in professionalism, 4.6 in quality of service, 4.6 in average response time and 4.6 in value.

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