Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot is an elegant hotel wedding venue located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It is the ideal location for the urban couple looking to have their wedding in the heart of downtown, the Historic Mill District and by the Mississippi River. Originally built as a train station over a century ago, it serves as the perfect wedding venue with a one-of-a-kind and historic background.
Facilities and Capacities
Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot has a total of 11 event spaces to choose from. With indoor and uncovered outdoor places with scenic views, there is something for every couple. Whether you are looking to have a small, intimate wedding or a large, extravagant celebration, there are rooms available to suit your needs. Their smallest room, Mill City, can host up to 26 guests for your reception while their largest room, Depot Pavillion, can host up to 2,000 people. Stunning chandeliers, high ceilings and wood beams are a few of the accents that add to the modern city atmosphere of their event spaces.
With all-inclusive packages available, Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot can handle everything you need, from event planning to in-house catering. Their certified wedding planners are qualified to plan all types of weddings so your overall vision can be brought to life and each detail can be executed, from setting a budget to finding the perfect entertainment. Other services Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot can provide include the following:
With their in-house catering, Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot can handle everything from your hors d'oeuvres to dessert. They have various serving styles available, including buffet, stations, family style and plated. Several food and beverage items can be provided, such as:
Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot has a number of guests rooms available so you and your guest can relax after your big day. With the venue’s historic background, their rooms offer you the choice of modern or historic styling. Rooms available include:
Bartending services are also available. A limited, cash or open bar can be provided with various beverage options ranging from a champagne toast to premium liquor.
24 Reviews for Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot
Recommended by 94% of couples
Lizzie · Married on 12/07/2019
I worked with Brooke in sales and Mario in catering. Wow! They were both detail oriented, communicators and helpful. I love the app feature The Depot has rolled out. With a click of a button I am able to get assistance from staff instantly. They treat every event like it’s the best and their own.Sent on 12/11/2019
Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot's reply:Thank you Lizzie! Greatly appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. Congratulations on your wedding and thank you for choosing the Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot for your most memorable day! I have shared your feedback with Brooke and Mario; and they were thrilled to learn you had a great experience. I am also so glad to hear that you liked our event App. Hope you enjoy the holiday season and all the best to you in the New Year! Best Regards, Lisa Schetinski
Michelle · Married on 07/13/2019
Wonderful Wedding Reception!
The Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot was a positively wonderful place to have our daughter’s wedding reception this July 2019! The staff was extremely professional, helpful, and accommodating. Brooke and Cindy went “above and beyond” to address the needs of the Bride and Groom and the Wedding Party! Our family and friends came from all over the country, and it was very convenient for them to stay at the two adjoining on-site hotels so amazingly close to the reception in the Great Hall. In addition, the location is complemented by the energy of the vibrant downtown milling district on the river. All of our guests were dazzled by the historic beauty and sophistication of the venue. They were equally impressed with the superbly prepared cuisine, from the hors d’oeuvres to the entrees to the late-night menu offerings. The professionalism and courtesy of the staff, including the bartenders, was beyond measure. Everything about our experience was exceptional, and we highly recommend The Depot for your very special wedding event!Sent on 08/25/2019
Nicole · Married on 08/03/2018
Beautiful Venue with Attentive Staff
My husband and I were married at The Depot in August 2018 (I fully intended to write this review much earlier, but clearly time got away from me!). We expected a lot of family and friends to be traveling to Minnesota from out of town and for the first time, so we wanted a venue that was impressive, attached to a hotel, and centrally located in the Twin Cities, with easy access from MSP Airport. The Depot met all our criteria. Serving as a train depot in its prior life, it was historic, classic, and beautifully restored, with the original marble floors, high ceilings, and grand ballroom that we wanted (we had our ceremony and cocktail hour in the Winter Garden and our reception in the Great Hall). As the venue's name implies, it's also now a Marriott hotel, and it was newly renovated just before our wedding, so the hotel lobby and rooms were outfitted with all the modern amenities and aesthetics. The venue is also in Downtown Minneapolis, just a short walk from a light rail station, so we knew our out-of-town guests could access it easily.Sent on 01/05/2020
The staff was amazing from the very beginning: responsive, attentive, flexible, and able to anticipate all our needs. I never had any trouble reaching our primary contacts at the hotel, and they gave us a discount on our wedding suite for the night before our wedding (it was free the night of the wedding, of course), since I wanted to stay at the hotel with my bridesmaids before our nuptials. The staff also outfitted the bridal suite with an abundant amount of full-length mirrors and chairs (at no extra charge) to ensure the ladies and I had everything we needed to get ready for the big day.
As for the food (which really is what most guests remember anyhow), everyone who came to our wedding still tells us how amazing it was. We opted for the most expensive food package to meet our minimum (we had a small wedding of about 75-80 guests). This included crab and shrimp on ice, many passed hors d'oeuvres, a salad course, a choice of beef/fish/vegetarian entrees for our guests, and a champagne toast. However, we were able to try a variety of hors d'oeuvres, entrees, and wines at our tasting, so even if we had gone with a more mid-range food package, the food still would have been delicious. (The Depot does large, elaborate tasting events about four times per year in their main ballroom, where you'll be able to sample most of the menu offered and peruse other wedding items from local vendors (cake, flowers etc.). This is drastically different from many other venues, which typically only allow you to try a handful of items during a tasting.)
All in all, my husband and I couldn't have asked for a better wedding venue. If you choose The Depot, you won't be disappointed!
Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot's reply:Dear Nicole,
Every Wedding Couple receives a Complimentary Suite with your confirmed Reception!
Plus Choose One of the Following:
Reserve a Block of Guestrooms for your guests and receive special guestroom rates and the ability to earn additional complimentary room nights.
Offer not valid with any other offers, on previously booked weddings and no cash value.