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.
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 S · 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 Rushing · 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.