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.
Recommended by 96% of couples
Megan · Married on 09/23/2017
When it came to choosing a venue, my fiancé and I wanted somewhere close to downtown since we had so many out of town guests and wanted them to experience everything Minneapolis has to offer. We narrowed it down to a handful and the Depot ultimately won out for a variety of reasons. 1. Katelyn, the Depot's coordinator, was by far the most responsive person we were in contact with. That immediately made me feel at ease. 2. The pricing is straightforward. A few other venues would give you base pricing but then you would realize that so many things were extra. Katelyn walks you through the cost of everything and works with you to make things work, offering suggestions on where it's smart to focus your budget. My faincé and I are doing a combo of vendors and DIY and having Katelyn on our team has been awesome so far. 3. The Great Hall is gorgeous. It's a lovely little slice of history and the architecture is so stunning you barely need any decor. We looked at places with a more modern/industrial feel, and while those places were cool, they just felt too trendy. This felt classic, vintage but definitely not stuffy. We're keeping our decor simple and bringing in modern touches and so far it all pairs together amazingly. 4. Having a hotel connected to the venue is awesome! Guests don't have to worry about driving. You don't have to worry about providing transportation. It's a win-win. ALSO. The Renaissance just remodeled the guest suites for a more modern feel and are in the process of remodeling the lobby (it'll be done by late spring 2017.) They have posters of what it will look like and it's great. That perfect mix of vintage and modern. We're excited to see it once it's complete. 5. The Depot is close to a lot of great Minneapolis landmarks and restaurants: Eastside, ZenBox, Red Cow, Bachelor Farmer, Stone Arch, Guthrie, Vikings Stadium. We've created a map of sights to see and there's just so much in walking distance. We can't wait for our friends and family to come.Sent on 12/06/2016
Sara · Married on 02/10/2017
We used the Depot as the hotel our wedding party and family stayed at, as well as for our reception dinner. They did such an awesome job, the brand new renovations are BEAUTIFUL! The historic parts of the building are stunning as well. Highly recommend this hotel!Sent on 03/07/2017
Kathryn · Married on 01/20/2017
We had our wedding ceremony and reception at The Depot in January 2017 and it was everything we hoped for and more. The team that we worked with to plan for our day was fantastic. They responded to email quickly and always provided clear and complete information. They also coordinated directly with my other vendors throughout the planning process, which was a huge help for me. The staff that worked the night of our wedding was equally as amazing! They thought through every detail and the evening went off without a hitch. There were several instances throughout the evening in which members of the wait staff or coordinator team went out of their way and above and beyond to make sure we and/or our guests were happy and comfortable. I was so happy with our decision to choose The Depot for our wedding!Sent on 03/03/2017