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Pricing information

Reception
$20,000 starting price
Ceremony
$1,500 starting price
Bar service
$20 per person
Reception
$10,000 starting price
Ceremony
$1,500 starting price
Bar service
$20 per person
These prices are available for the months of June through October. These prices are available for the months of November through May.

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About

On WeddingWire since 2015

Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot is an elegant hotel wedding venue located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It is an enticing location for the urban couple looking to have their wedding in the heart of the historic Mill District and by the Mississippi River. Originally built as a train station over a century ago, it serves as a stunning wedding venue with a one-of-a-kind and historic background.

Facilities and Capacities

This hotel venue 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 while their largest room, Depot Pavilion, 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. Additionally, get-ready rooms, parking, wheelchair-accessible features, wireless internet, and pet-friendly facilities add to the comfort and convenience of all guests.

Services Offered

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 this venue’s staff can provide include the following:

  • Wedding cake
  • Audio-visual equipment
  • Valet service
  • Event setup
  • Event cleanup

Cuisine

With their in-house catering, this hotel venue can handle everything from your hors d'oeuvres to dessert. They have various serving styles available, including buffet, stations, family style and plated. 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. Several food and beverage items can be provided, such as:

  • Barware
  • China
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens

Accommodations

Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot has a number of guest 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.

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?

$20,000

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

$10,000

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?

$1,500

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

$1,500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Set Up
Tables

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

Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$20

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
House Liquor
House Wine

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

25

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

17

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Historic Building
Hotel

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor

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
Get Ready Rooms
Pet Friendly
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
French Service
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?

Audio Equipment
Chairs
Dance Floor
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?

June
July
August
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
May
November
December
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Reviews of Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot

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4.7 out of 5 rating
4.7 out of 5 rating
24 Reviews
94% recommend it
  • Quality of service
    4.7 out of 5 rating
  • Average response time
    4.8 out of 5 rating
  • Professionalism
    4.7 out of 5 rating
  • Value
    4.6 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    4.6 out of 5 rating
Weddingwire
4.7/5 24 reviews
Google
4.5/5 1851 reviews
Nicole
Nicole Sent on 01/05/2020
5 out of 5 rating

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.

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!
L
Lizzie Sent on 12/11/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Attentive vendor!

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.
M
Michelle Sent on 08/25/2019
5 out of 5 rating

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!
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Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot frequently asked questions

Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Set Up
  • Tables
Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Server(s)
The bar service starting price at Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
The space offered by Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Historic Building
  • Hotel
Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner
Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wifi
Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Audio Equipment
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Drapery
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Photo booth
  • Tables
Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot is recommended by 94% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.7 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.8 in average response time, 4.7 in quality of service, 4.7 in professionalism, 4.6 in flexibility and 4.6 in value.
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