The East Town Ballroom at the Courtyard Minneapolis Downtown

1500 Washington Ave South, Minneapolis, MN 55454 Map · Phone number
· Visit website
Hired? Save
  • Photos 50
  • About
  • Reviews 46
  • FAQs
  • Network

About The East Town Ballroom at the Courtyard Minneapolis Downtown

The Courtyard by Marriott Minneapolis Downtown is a hotel for a couple’s wedding in the Minneapolis, Minnesota area. This venue is classic yet modern, with an elegant ballroom in which couples can celebrate their wedding day. The hotel is located in downtown Minneapolis, just a four-minute drive across the Mississippi River from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum.

Facilities and Capacity
Couples can welcome up to 400 guests to their wedding celebration at the Courtyard by Marriott Minneapolis Downtown. The East Town Ballroom in this hotel offers 5,200 square feet of space for couples and their events. There is a pre-function space wrapping around the outside of this ballroom where guests can enjoy a charming cocktail reception. With a neutral brown color palette, the light coming in from the windows set high along the ceiling is just the right amount, adding to the luminescence created by large domed and recessed lighting elements. Prior to their cocktail reception, couples can celebrate a ceremony outside on a paved patio space, with a wall of living greenery as their backdrop. This canvas of ivy adds a touch of nature to the otherwise very urban wedding setting. Inside the East Town Ballroom itself, couples will find a carpet with a brown and tan pattern, wallpaper with a subtle pattern for texture, and nearly an entire wall of shaded windows. The dance floor sits right in the middle of the floor so that everyone has the opportunity to see special moments such as the first dance.

Services Offered
This venue invites couples to use the space in the ballroom not only for ceremonies and receptions, but also for bridal showers or engagement parties. Couples will find accommodations and a bridal suite to be just two of the comfortable spaces they will experience on their wedding day. There is also liability insurance at this venue. Event planning services before the wedding ensures that everything will fall into place and run smoothly, thanks to the experience and professionalism of the hotel’s staff. Couples can relax in their bridal suite and enjoy the company of their wedding party while the Courtyard by Marriott’s staff takes care of setup and cleanup, lighting and sound, and even event rentals. Event items available for a couple’s wedding include:

  • Altar/arches
  • Audio equipment
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Dance floor
  • Decor
  • Drapery
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Tables

Accommodation
Couples and guests can spend the night in the Courtyard by Marriott Minneapolis Downtown’s contemporary and comfortable accommodations. This gives everyone peace of mind, no matter how far they live from the hotel, because no one will have to worry about how they’ll get home at the end of the night. From plush bedding to modern technology, these guest rooms and suites have all the amenities guests will need for the night.

Other Services
The hotel makes getting to this venue simple with great transportation options. Although it’s in the middle of a city, this facility offers onsite parking for couples and guests, as well as shuttle service.

Follow The East Town Ballroom at the Courtyard Minneapolis Downtown on
Courtyard by Marriott Minneapolis Downtown
Courtyard by Marriott Minneapolis Downtown
wedding 144
The East Town Ballroom at the Courtyard Minneapolis Downtown
Wedding cake
Wedding cake
Reception area
Reception area
Wedding ceremony
Wedding ceremony
Appetizers
Appetizers
Asparagus roll
Asparagus roll
Sweets area
Sweets area
Table setup with centerpiece
Table setup with centerpiece
The newlyweds
The newlyweds
Interiors
Interiors
Wedding ceremony
Wedding ceremony
Table number
Table number
Bridal party
Bridal party
Reception area
Reception area
Lobby
Lobby
Gold motif
Gold motif
Reception party
Reception party
Long table setup
Long table setup
Caterers
Caterers
Couple's chair
Couple's chair
Table setting
Table setting
Courtyard by Marriott Minneapolis Downtown
Courtyard by Marriott Minneapolis Downtown
Courtyard by Marriott Minneapolis Downtown
Courtyard by Marriott Minneapolis Downtown
Courtyard by Marriott Minneapolis Downtown
Courtyard by Marriott Minneapolis Downtown
Courtyard by Marriott Minneapolis Downtown
Courtyard by Marriott Minneapolis Downtown
Courtyard by Marriott Minneapolis Downtown
Courtyard by Marriott Minneapolis Downtown
Courtyard by Marriott Minneapolis Downtown
Courtyard by Marriott Minneapolis Downtown
Courtyard by Marriott Minneapolis Downtown
Courtyard by Marriott Minneapolis Downtown
Courtyard by Marriott Minneapolis Downtown
Courtyard by Marriott Minneapolis Downtown
Courtyard by Marriott Minneapolis Downtown
Courtyard by Marriott Minneapolis Downtown
Courtyard by Marriott Minneapolis Downtown
Courtyard by Marriott Minneapolis Downtown
Courtyard by Marriott Minneapolis Downtown
Courtyard by Marriott Minneapolis Downtown
Courtyard by Marriott Minneapolis Downtown
Courtyard by Marriott Minneapolis Downtown
Courtyard by Marriott Minneapolis Downtown
Courtyard by Marriott Minneapolis Downtown
Courtyard by Marriott Minneapolis Downtown
Courtyard by Marriott Minneapolis Downtown
Courtyard by Marriott Minneapolis Downtown
Courtyard by Marriott Minneapolis Downtown
Courtyard by Marriott Minneapolis Downtown
Courtyard by Marriott Minneapolis Downtown
Courtyard by Marriott Minneapolis Downtown
Courtyard by Marriott Minneapolis Downtown
Courtyard by Marriott Minneapolis Downtown
Courtyard by Marriott Minneapolis Downtown
Courtyard by Marriott Minneapolis Downtown
Courtyard by Marriott Minneapolis Downtown
Courtyard by Marriott Minneapolis Downtown
Courtyard by Marriott Minneapolis Downtown
Courtyard by Marriott Minneapolis Downtown
Courtyard by Marriott Minneapolis Downtown
Courtyard by Marriott Minneapolis Downtown
Courtyard by Marriott Minneapolis Downtown
Courtyard by Marriott Minneapolis Downtown
Courtyard by Marriott Minneapolis Downtown
Courtyard by Marriott Minneapolis Downtown
Courtyard by Marriott Minneapolis Downtown
Courtyard by Marriott Minneapolis Downtown
Courtyard by Marriott Minneapolis Downtown
Courtyard by Marriott Minneapolis Downtown
Courtyard by Marriott Minneapolis Downtown
Courtyard by Marriott Minneapolis Downtown
Courtyard by Marriott Minneapolis Downtown
Courtyard by Marriott Minneapolis Downtown
Courtyard by Marriott Minneapolis Downtown
wedding 144
The East Town Ballroom at the Courtyard Minneapolis Downtown
Wedding cake
Wedding cake

Interested in this vendor?

Request pricing
Photos 49 Photos
360º Virtual Tours 1 tour

46 Reviews for The East Town Ballroom at the Courtyard Minneapolis Downtown

Recommended by 99% of couples


4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value 4.8
  • Average response time 5.0
Sort by:
  • Elaine

    Elaine · Married on 10/19/2019

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

    Perfect for weddings!

    We decided to have our wedding here, ceremony and reception, and I was beyond thrilled with this choice! Our day was absolutely incredible and we can really thank this awesome venue for that! JP, Dee, and Cathy really worked to make sure we were 100% happy through the entire process. Their wedding packages are AWESOME. We even got a two night stay in their suite at the hotel where I got to get ready with my bridesmaids because of how big and how many windows there were in the room! The staff on the day of the wedding were professional and EVERYONE in the hotel was aware there was a wedding going on to help direct quests and make sure everything went smoothly. The food was INSANELY delicious. I got so many compliments on the food, and when we were looking for vendors good food was at the top priority on my list- no one likes meh wedding food. The chef JP killed it in the kitchen. I honestly want to go back there just to get dinner sometime! The ballroom was split in half for our ceremony to be on one side, and everyone went into the designated cocktail hour area while they quickly and perfectly flipped the room for us. Everything was just beautiful, and it was so nice to have everything at the hotel so the out of town quests could just book a room or two in our wedding block right there! Our point of contacts were very responsive and easy to get a hold of as well. Thank you so much to the team at the Courtyard, our day was absolutely perfect.

    Sent on 10/30/2019

    The East Town Ballroom at the Courtyard Minneapolis Downtown's reply:

    Thank you so much Elaine for taking the time to share your experience at the East Town Ballroom & Courtyard Minneapolis Downtown! It was a true honor to be part of your and Eric's special day!

    Congrats & Best Wishes!
  • M

    Miranda · Married on 09/07/2019

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

    Great Experience

    This hotel was perfect for our wedding night! We were given an unbelievable block price for our guests! Working with Dee was great, he always responded to our emails in a timely manner. The hotel had great food and drinks, all of the staff were kind!

    Sent on 10/06/2019

Awards

46
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner

The East Town Ballroom at the Courtyard Minneapolis Downtown FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    No
  • 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
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 500.00
  • 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?
    Cake Cutting
    Server(s)
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Bartender(s)
    Champagne Toast
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Open Bar
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    4
  • Describe your venue:
    Ballroom
    Hotel
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Bridal Shower
    Engagement Party
  • What event services do you offer?
    Accommodations
    Clean Up
    Event Planner
    Event Rentals
    Get Ready Rooms
    Liability Insurance
    Lighting / Sound
    Set Up
  • What event items are available?
    Altar/Arch
    Audio Equipment
    Centerpieces
    Chairs
    Dance Floor
    Decor
    Drapery
    Furniture
    Lighting
    Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
    China
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Shuttle
    Wheelchair Access

Professional Network & Endorsements

3 Endorsements

  • Dream Day Dressing Rooms
    Dream Day Dressing Rooms Wedding Rentals

    Courtyard Marriott is a newly renovated beautiful space with a fantastic staff! They are simply great to work with! Their location is both easy to access and close to the city!

  • Queen of Cakes
    Queen of Cakes Wedding Cakes

    Thank you Courtyard by Marriott for your assistance in coordinating our wedding deliveries. We appreciate your help with every wedding and on site. Looking forward to working with you in 2016.

  • taj salon & spa
    taj salon & spa Wedding Hair & Makeup

    Courtyard by Marriott is a gorgeous venue with beautifully remodeled hotel rooms! The staff is attentive and responsive, oragnized and always thinking ahead. We highly highly recommend them to all our brides, clients and friends! It's only a bonus that we are located right across the street.

Map

  • 1500 Washington Ave South Minneapolis, MN, 55454 See on map
    612-979-2560 (Phone number)
    6123334646 (Other Phone Number)
    6123337910 (Fax Number)