Located on charming Main Street New Prague, Minnesota, Weddings at the Broz offers a beautiful setting for all kinds of celebrations. It's listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and couples can become part of its history by hosting their special occasion at the Broz.
Facilities and Capacity
While historic, the Broz has been completely restored to highlight original details and is updated with modern amenities to give couples and their guests an unforgettable experience. Some of the venue’s favorable features include the ballroom space for up to 300 guests, the various indoor and outdoor areas for beautiful ceremonies and cocktail hours, and the original prohibition era bar. There is also a bridal suite and groom’s room for couples to use while getting ready, and there is a hospitality room for families to enjoy. Original tin ceilings, beams, and stained glass are featured throughout the space, while new features include a modern commercial kitchen and a large patio made of reclaimed bricks framed by two wrought-iron staircases.
The Broz offers several accommodations for couples to take advantage of while hosting their romantic affair in the unique venue. From in-house catering and bar service to setup and cleanup, they take care of it all. Whether an engagement party, a bridal shower, a rehearsal dinner, a ceremony, a reception, or even an elopement, the former hotel offers all-inclusive packages for couples to choose from, exclusive use of the entire facility from 10:00 a.m. until midnight, and use of the bridal and groom’s suite. Couples also receive assistance in event planning, ensuring the grand occasion is seamlessly planned and executed from start to finish. Other accommodations provided include:
The venue uses three local caterers: Apples 2 Apples, Distinctive Catering & Events, and This Little Piggy Catering, all providing different styles of catering and cuisine. From cocktail receptions and hors-d'oeuvres to stations and buffets, they can cater to couples’ needs and desires. Couples can also arrange for plated or family-style meals. Other catering services include:
Built in 1898 by the bohemian immigrant Wenceslaus S. Broz, the venue was designed by famous architect Cass Gilbert, who is well known for designing the Minnesota state capitol building. Its first role was a hotel, featuring 17 guest rooms, a dining room, a billiard hall, and the latest modern conveniences of the period, including hot and cold running water, bath and toilet facilities, steam heating, and gas lightings. It was considered to be among the finest hotel in the state. The building is most recently known as Schumacher’s, which operated from 1974 until 2005. It was often a destination for those looking to enjoy a four-star European dining experience. Since 2005, the facility has changed owners several times, all being passionately focused on restoring the hotel to its original beauty.
Located in the heart of New Prague, Weddings at the Broz is surrounded by local gems, including Next Chapter Winery, Farmhouse Market, and more. For guests wanting to venture out of town, the Mall of America is only 36 miles away, and there is plenty to do in the Twin Cities, 47 miles from the venue. Nice hotels can be found nearby within 20 miles, and the Minneapolis−Saint Paul International Airport is about 41 miles away.
What an amazing space! If you see it in person, you'll instantly fall in love with it.
The Broz is a gorgeous venue with tons of cool spaces to create a super unique event. There are so many beautiful spaces for photos - you won't have to go off-site to get great photo backdrops indoors and outdoors. It is the perfect balance of historic charm and clean, modern style so it doesn't feel stuffy. We love working at the Broz!
This venue is unique and delightful, with plenty of space to accommodate your guests, incredible built in features like a large bar and chandeliers, a front desk, and a fireplace in the women's bathroom. Your guests will feel so well taken care of in this space!