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Price range: $6,700 - $8,800 Price range: $6,700 - $8,800
Couples usually spend $7,750 Couples usually spend $7,750
Ceremony
$500 starting price
Ceremony
$500 starting price

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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.

Services Offered

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:

  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Dance floor
  • Decor
  • Drapery
  • Tables
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Frequently asked questions

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

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$500

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

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
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4.9 out of 5 rating
57 Reviews
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99% Recommended by couples

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Ricardo M. Sent on 03/15/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing Venue! Amazing Team!

The venue is great. Every staff member we interacted with was happy, willing to help, and they all went above and beyond to accommodate us.

Our main point of contact was Shauna. She is amazing! David and Cathy also helped with the planning and were extremely helpful as well.

The banquet captain was great. The entire service was great. Our special night went exactly how we had planned it, and it was all thanks to the amazing team at The East Town Ballroom.
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Megan S. Sent on 12/30/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Cathy at Courtyard

Cathy was great to work with! I recommend this venue to anyone who is on a budget. The food and service was delicious!
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Jasmine J. Sent on 04/03/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Great Venue Choice

My husband and I were married 9.4.21 at the East Town Ballroom. Cathy and Dee (David) were outstanding, full of knowledge and ready to help whenever needed. Response time was always quick and efficient. The venue offers the option for either an indoor or outdoor wedding, the reception area is large and beautiful with the drapery and lights. The space allows for a number of layouts. The social hour and bar space is great with close proximity but eliminates any crowding in the reception space. The venue is VERY affordable and you don't need to hire an outside caterer. There are options to fit a variety of wedding desires, you can really mold the services to make your dream wedding. I cannot emphasize enough the convenience of having our wedding ceremony, reception and room block in one place. You won't be disappointed if you choose the East Town Ballroom. My husband and I were also able to capture great photos with the skyline from the rooftop parking garage.
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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.

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