The East Town Ballroom at the Courtyard Minneapolis Downtown is a hotel wedding venue in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The hotel welcomes ceremonies and receptions and is also happy to host pre-nuptial festivities such as engagement parties and showers. This modern setting sits in the city's downtown area and is just a four-minute drive across the Mississippi River from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum. Minneapolis−Saint Paul International Airport is less than 15 minutes away by car, ideal for any guests arriving from out of town to celebrate with you.
Facilities and Capacity
Couples can welcome up to 425 guests to their wedding celebration at The East Town Ballroom at the Courtyard Minneapolis Downtown. This elegant banquet hall offers 5,200 square feet of space for couples and their milestone events. There is a pre-function space wrapping around the outside of this ballroom where guests can enjoy a charming cocktail reception. The space is outfitted with a neutral color palette, adapting to any design scheme to-be-weds might favor. Natural light fills the room, thanks to the windows set high along the ceiling. When the sun goes down, the space is illuminated by recessed lighting. Prior to their cocktail reception, couples can exchange their vows at an outdoor ceremony, using the hotel's paved patio. A backdrop of ivy adds a touch of nature to the contemporary, urban wedding setting. Inside the ballroom, couples will find a dance floor in the middle of the room, so that everyone can watch that magical first dance. Couples and guests can spend the night in the hotel’s contemporary and comfortable accommodations. From plush bedding to modern technology, these guest rooms and suites have all the amenities guests will need for the night.
A team of event planners are on hand to help couples make the most of their wedding at The East Town Ballroom at the Courtyard Minneapolis Downtown. These services help to ensure that the day will 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 staff takes care of setup and cleanup. They can also be called on to assist with lighting and sound, as well as event rentals. Some of the items available for celebrations here include:
50 Reviews for The East Town Ballroom at the Courtyard Minneapolis Downtown
Recommended by 99% of couples
Tamiko · Married on 10/17/2020
The Perfect Day!
We absolutely LOVED having our wedding here at this venue! The hotel is modern, so clean and the location was perfect for us. We were looking for a place that had everything, which included the food (which was delicious), alcohol and bartenders, and a place to stay for our wedding night. We were thrilled that this location had everything we wanted. The courtyard area outside is what sold us the most and we ended up having our ceremony there which made for beautiful photos. They were AMAZING people to work with as well. April helped us in the beginning, and Dee took over most of our questions and planning help. He knew the answer to every single question and always helped put us at ease as we were planning a wedding during the COVID uncertainty. We worked with Cathy as well and she was so fun and easy to work with. Both Dee and Cathy helped us come up with ideas to make the wedding unique, and that really spoke to us because they really cared about making our day so perfect. Everyone (including the wait staff, bartenders and front desk crew) was super helpful, knowledgeable, quick to respond and we never had a single issue with anything. We seriously had almost no stress planning our wedding because everyone was always so happy to help! We appreciated every person here and they all helped us have the perfect wedding day!Sent on 10/27/2020
The East Town Ballroom at the Courtyard Minneapolis Downtown's reply:Thank you so much for the kind words Tamiko! It was a true honor to work with you and Jordan as you planned your special day and we are so happy that everything exceeded your expectations! Cheers to the two of you on a lifetime of wedded bliss!
Jordan · Married on 12/09/2020
Great hotel block option for MPLS wedding!
We used the Courtyard Marriot as the hotel for our guests to stay at for our wedding that was close by. Dee was so great to work with throughout the entire process! Was always very quick to respond & sent updates regularly! Had multiple guests tell me how clean & safe they felt staying at the hotel during Covid!Sent on 09/20/2020
The East Town Ballroom at the Courtyard Minneapolis Downtown's reply:Thank you so much for choosing our team at the Courtyard Minneapolis Downtown to be a part of your and Abby's special day. We are so happy that the additional steps we have been taking during the pandemic allowed you and your guests to feel safe during your stays.
Andrew R. · Married on 10/10/2020
Dee and Cathy were amazing to work with, even going through COVID they were able to make all our guests feel safe while still having a great time. They were super flexible and easy to work with. All for a GREAT price. We toured at least 10 other venues in our price range and NONE of them made us feel as special as Dee did. 10/10 would recommend over and over againSent on 08/20/2020
The East Town Ballroom at the Courtyard Minneapolis Downtown's reply:Thank you so much Andy & Kelly!! It was an honor to be a part of your wedding celebration! Hugs to Gavyn!
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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!
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.
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.