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.
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:
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.
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.
46 Reviews for The East Town Ballroom at the Courtyard Minneapolis Downtown
Recommended by 99% of couples
Sarah Torchia-Lynch · Married on 12/01/2019
Unbeatable Wedding Block
Our entire experience with the Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Minneapolis was exceptional. The amenities were far nicer, cleaner and accommodating than others in the area, and we were given a truly unbeatable wedding block price. By far what made the experience top notch was the staff, specifically Dee. He was one of the most enjoyable vendors we worked with throughout the process of planning our wedding and was incredibly patient with questions and special requests. We would recommend Courtyard by Marriott to anyone getting married in the Minneapolis area in the coming years.Sent on 05/15/2019
Elaine · Married on 10/19/2019
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!
Miranda · Married on 09/07/2019
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
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.