Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot

225 3rd Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55401 Map · Phone number
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About Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot

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.

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 Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot can provide include the following:

  • Bridal suite
  • Cake
  • Clean up
  • Lighting/sound
  • Pet friendly
  • Set up
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking
  • Valet
  • Wheelchair access


Cuisine
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:

  • Barware
  • China
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens


Accommodations
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:

  • Signature Deluxe (2 queen beds)
  • Renaissance Club (1 king bed)
  • Presidential Suite (1 king bed, 1 sofa bed)


Other Services
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.

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24 Reviews for Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot

Recommended by 94% of couples


4.7 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.7
  • Professionalism 4.7
  • Flexibility 4.6
  • Value 4.6
  • Average response time 4.8
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  • Michelle

    Michelle · Married on 07/13/2019

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

    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

    Nicole · Married on 08/03/2018

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
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    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!

    Sent on 01/05/2020

    Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot's reply:

    Dear Nicole,

    Happy Anniversary! Thank you so very much for making the time to provide such a thorough review of your wedding day experience. Brooke was thrilled to hear from you and to learn that you were still thinking about your special day. Please stop by next time you are in Minneapolis for a special toast - Happy New Year!

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Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot 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?
    $ 20000.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 10000.00
  • 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?
    $ 500.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Bridal Suite
    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?
    $ 20.00
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Bartender(s)
    House Liquor
    House Wine
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
    1000
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
    10
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    11
  • Describe your venue:
    Ballroom
    Historic Building
    Hotel
  • 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
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer?
    Accommodations
    All Inclusive Packages
    Bar Services
    Cake
    Catering Services
    Clean Up
    Event Planner
    Get Ready Rooms
    Lighting / Sound
    Pet Friendly
    Set Up
    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
    Open Bar
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
    Specialty Beer
    Specialty Wine
  • 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

1 Wedding Deal & Discount

  • Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot 1
    Historic Charm - Modern Amenities 2020

    Every Wedding Couple receives a Complimentary Suite with your confirmed Reception!

    Plus Choose One of the Following:

    • Complimentary Coffee Bar with Catered Brunch
    • Complimentary Mimosa Toast with Catered Brunch
    • Complimentary Champagne Toast with Reception or Rehearsal Dinner

    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.

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  • 225 3rd Avenue South Minneapolis, 55401 See on map
    612-361-3859 (Phone number)