Medina Entertainment Center Reviews

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4.8 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.8
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 4.8
  • Value 4.7
  • Average response time 4.8
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  • Bjorn

    Bjorn Helgoe · Married on 08/17/2019

    5.0
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    Awesome Coordinator & Food!

    My wife and I loved working with Medina! Christine is an amazing coordinator and always went the extra mile to help. She was so friendly and professional. The food was incredible as well. Highly recommend.

    Sent on 08/21/2019

    Medina Entertainment Center's reply:

    Thank you, Bjorn! I always had such a fun time with you and Sheng, and I will always remember your beautiful reception at the Plymouth Creek Center! It was fabulous! Thank you so much for your review, and hope to see you in Robert's sometime soon. ;)
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    Nicole · Married on 08/10/2019

    5.0
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    Best Wedding Venue - Hands Down!

    Medina did an amazing job for our wedding! I would recommend Christine and the whole Medina team over and over again. We had a very large wedding in the ballroom with over 250 guests and everything was great. The planning part was so easy with Christine's help. During the reception people got through the buffet line quickly and everything tasted excellent. The staff was very kind and helpful through out the night including the security guard who helped us pack up at the end of the night. Great venue!

    Sent on 08/20/2019

    Medina Entertainment Center's reply:

    Thanks so much, Nicole! I really enjoyed working with you! The Ballroom was so fun, unique, and beautiful! Congrats to you and Ryan, and so happy you enjoyed your Medina experience!
  • Brenda

    Brenda Knowles · Married on 07/20/2019

    5.0
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    Highly recommend!

    We want to say how thrilled we were with Medina Entertainment Center! The food was fabulous! Many guests said it was the best wedding food they've ever had. It was spectacular! The Images room fit our party perfectly. The service and bar tending were top notch. It was a breeze working with you Missy. No hiccups. Everything was clear and timely. We will definitely recommend MEC to our friends and family.

    Sent on 07/23/2019

    Medina Entertainment Center's reply:

    Thanks so much! My team is just the best and I am so happy you and the guests enjoyed the night! PS. Great new profile picture:)
  • E

    Elise · Married on 07/13/2019

    5.0
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    Highly recommend, delicious food and great staff

    Medina was so wonderful to work with for catering for our wedding. They were great from the very beginning and were very prompt with answering questions that had come up in the planning process. Missy was fabulous and was so helpful and really made everything go so smoothly on the big day! The day of the wedding was perfect, from the set up to the food, to the staff that helped serve at our wedding. Our guests continue to comment on how delicious the food was and that they have never had as good of food at a wedding before. I would highly recommend Medina for catering and am very happy we used them for our wedding.

    Sent on 07/24/2019

    Medina Entertainment Center's reply:

    I know you are giving us all the credit here but you both were so organized and so relaxed which is the perfect way to experience you wedding day!
  • C

    Carrie · Married on 06/08/2019

    5.0
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    Elegant and Comfortable!

    Christine was so professional and helpful! The wedding guests are still talking about the food a month later! I would highly recommend this venue! Great value and a beautiful area for a reception and dance!

    Sent on 06/27/2019

    Medina Entertainment Center's reply:

    Thank you, Carrie! I will extend your compliments to the Chef, and it is great to hear your guests liked the food! The Ballroom was so beautiful! Hope to see you around for a concert or in Robert's soon!
  • A

    Amelia · Married on 11/10/2018

    5.0
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    Amazing food, Amazing coordinator

    Christine was our coordinator and she went above and beyond in every way to help us plan our big day! She responded to all of our questions so quickly and had ideas of what would work and what wouldn't. One of the biggest reasons we went with Medina is because the price you pay for the entire night is so reasonable for what you get. The food was sooo good (we recommend the kona crusted short ribs)!! People are still talking about the food a month later. They take care of so many things that hiring other companies for rentals wasn't needed. Our dj was even included since we went with their preferred company. We also rented bowling lanes during our cocktail hour and our guests loved it. We cannot say enough wonderful things about Christine and Medina! Thank you, Christine for making our day amazing!

    Sent on 12/13/2018

    Medina Entertainment Center's reply:

    Amy, you are Mark were so fun and wonderful to work with as well! Thank you also for the opportunity to take some great photos to add to my photo book! They've been a hit! I will let our Chef know you loved our food; it is amazing! Thank you and congrats one more time!
  • L

    Laura Thielen · Married on 10/20/2018

    5.0
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    High quality venue at a great value!

    The planning process could not have been easier and the reception was perfection! Christine was wonderful to work with - easy to get ahold of, super flexible to our many changes, and made it a truly positive experience. We were in the Images room with approximately 85 guests and it was the perfect size. Food was incredible and many guests said it was the best meal they have had at a wedding. The bartender was awesome as well, and the kitchen staff was very quick at getting salads, main course, and cake out to guests. Great value with transparent pricing - would highly recommend!

    Sent on 11/21/2018

    Medina Entertainment Center's reply:

    Laura, thanks so much for your review, and so happy to hear you were pleased with your Medina experience! We will let Todd know you enjoy his bartending skills! We have great staff and the best Chef! Congrats again to you and Rob - happy holidays!
  • A

    Ashleigh · Married on 09/22/2018

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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    I truly cannot say enough about this venue and staff. We predominantly worked with Christine and she worked hard to give us our dream wedding. From prompt communication to customizing decorations/lighting we were able to create the perfect atmosphere to celebrate the most important day of our lives!! Not to mention, guests raved about how terrific the food was. It is truly a remarkable venue and Christine ensured that it was a night filled with memories to treasure !

    Sent on 09/22/2018

    Medina Entertainment Center's reply:

    You had a beautiful vision, and it all came true! Thank you, Ashleigh!
  • Kim

    Kim · Married on 09/15/2018

    5.0
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      5.0
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    Missy is great to work with, she will meet with you and work with your schedule here at Medina entertainment to make your day the best. And the FOOD! All of our guests raved about it. They also have multiple options for rooms depending on how large your wedding is going to be. Lastly and most important to many- their prices are reasonable and they work with you to stay in your budget, which is hard to find these days.

    Sent on 10/01/2018

    Medina Entertainment Center's reply:

    That is so great to hear and we are just so lucky to have such a great Chef and great team!
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    Liz · Married on 09/08/2018

    5.0
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      5.0
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    I could not have asked for a better experience. The planning was smooth and painless thanks to Missy and her team!! The Venue was GORGEOUS and exactly what we were looking for with lots to entertain a wide variety of ages (1 - 82). The food was amazing and I eagerly looked forward to my tortellini the day of our wedding! They made my big day seamless and stress free. 100% would recommend this venue.

    Sent on 09/17/2018

    Medina Entertainment Center's reply:

    Thank you for being so relaxed and really enjoying the day! Well done!!!
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    Tiffany · Married on 08/25/2018

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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    My husband and I used Medina as our caterers for our wedding at the Plymouth Creek Center this past August. We had numerous guests tell us that the food was the BEST that they have ever had at a wedding! If you're looking for a caterer still I would stop looking now and book Medina. We worked with Christine and she is the best, whenever we had a question or just wanted to confirm some details again she responded quickly and with so much information. We were comfortable on our wedding day because she was there to coordinate everything with catering. If we were to plan a wedding all over again we would pick Medina in a heart beat because of how outstanding the service and food was!

    Sent on 09/09/2018

    Medina Entertainment Center's reply:

    Tiffany, we are thrilled that you had such a great experience with Medina! It was enjoyable working with you and your husband, and thank you so much for your review!
  • K

    Karen · Married on 08/18/2018

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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    Medina was fabulous! Missy was our coordinator, she went over and above to make sure the day was perfect! The food was outstanding !! The Ballroom was stunning!!!! I would refer anyone to Medina for their wedding needs!!!

    Sent on 09/16/2018

    Medina Entertainment Center's reply:

    Thanks so much Karen! You were fantastic and now you can rest up and enjoy Fall!
  • K

    Karen · Married on 07/13/2018

    5.0
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      5.0
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    For our second time as parents we have enjoyed the professional and amazing people @ Medina Entertainment. We had our son and daughter in law's rehearsal dinner two years ago. And this month our daughter and son in law enjoyed their wedding reception. Everything was beyond our expectations. Missy is a joy to work with!!

    Sent on 07/17/2018

    Medina Entertainment Center's reply:

    Thank you so much! You are the best Mother of the Bride a planner can hope for:)
  • Heaher

    Heaher Klement · Married on 07/07/2018

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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    Medina Entertainment Center was a dream to work with!

    We worked with Christine for our wedding, and she was a delight. From every detail with the space, the food, and all of my last minute emails to make sure all things were good to go, she was great. The food was INCREDIBLE. Our guests said that it was some of the best food they had been served at a wedding. We chose to do buffet style. We would definitely recommend Medina Entertainment Center to other brides!

    Sent on 11/15/2018

    Medina Entertainment Center's reply:

    Thanks so much! Your wedding was amazing, and planning was so fun with you both! Hope you are enjoying married life!
  • L

    Laura · Married on 06/16/2018

    5.0
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      5.0
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    We had our ceremony, social hour, and reception all in the "Images" room here. We worked with Christine in planning our wedding and we couldn't be more happy with our experience. Throughout the process she was so helpful and always responded to our emails and questions quickly, usually within hours of emailing her. The room we chose was the perfect size for our guest count of about 70 people and everything came together beautifully. The event staff did such a great job making everything flow smoothly, even with a small room flip between our ceremony and reception and they were very courteous, asking us how and when we wanted things done if they weren't sure. We got so may compliments on the event as a whole, but especially on the food. One of our guests even told me "Usually there's at least one dud food at weddings that just really isn't that good, but everything you had was absolutely delicious!"

    Working with Medina Entertainment Center was great from start to finish and we would recommend this venue to anyone looking to host a party.

    Sent on 07/03/2018

    Medina Entertainment Center's reply:

    Thank you so much for your review! We are so happy your day went smoothly, and you and your guests liked our food! Thank you!
  • K

    Kelly · Married on 10/07/2017

    5.0
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      5.0
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    So glad we picked this venue to hold our wedding at. Missy was great to work with. Staff was friendly. Very easy to work with. It all was more than I expected! Food was amazing! Fast service! I highly recommend couples to this venue you would not regret it!

    Sent on 10/17/2017

    Medina Entertainment Center's reply:

    Love to hear this and all the decorations turned out so good! You are very talented:)
  • A

    Angela · Married on 09/16/2017

    5.0
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    We worked with Christine at Medina Catering, and we couldn't be happier with the service and quality we received! Christine was amazing! She helped us with every last detail and was very prompt with responding whenever we had questions, concerns or changes. All of our guests literally RAVED about the food!

    Sent on 10/02/2017

    Medina Entertainment Center's reply:

    Thank you, Angela! You were so fun and great to work with, and your reception was amazing and stylish! We appreciate your feedback very much!
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    Richard · Married on 09/10/2017

    5.0
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      5.0
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    Our wedding day was wonderful from the outdoor gardens ceremony to the indoor dinner and dancing ceremony. The Medina Entertainment Center had a very organized staff that set up a very organized time table and meal plan that we didn't have to worry about anything. Compliments to the chef on the food, especially the salmon as it received many nice comments from our guests. We will definitely have Medina Entertainment Center again in the future.

    Sent on 09/14/2017

    Medina Entertainment Center's reply:

    We were so happy to be party of your day and I hope you and Nancy can relish in the wonderful memories you made that day. Thanks so much!
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    Peter · Married on 09/01/2017

    5.0
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    My wife and I worked with Christine Raskob from Medina Catering as the food vendor for our wedding. It was a pleasure working with her. Very approachable, attentive to details, and quick to respond to our questions/requests. Christine even helped with the event to ensure all things went smoothly. We thought the food was delicious and every guest we have talked to had nothing but great things to say about it. Will definitely go back to Medina Catering for our future needs!

    Sent on 10/03/2017

    Medina Entertainment Center's reply:

    Thanks so much, Peter & Ashley! It was a pleasure working with you, and thanks so much for this nice review. We will extend your compliments to the Chef! Congrats!!
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    Julien · Married on 08/26/2017

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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    Friendly and wonderful staff, very helpful and willing to work along with you to make your experience a stress free and memorable one.

    Sent on 09/02/2017

    Medina Entertainment Center's reply:

    Julien, thanks so much for your review, and we are happy to be a part of your memories!
  • K

    Kubah · Married on 08/26/2017

    5.0
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      5.0
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    Will always recommend this venue anytime

    Sent on 09/03/2017

    Medina Entertainment Center's reply:

    Thanks, Kubah! It was lovely getting to know you and your family. Everything was so beautiful that night! All the best to you!
  • J

    Joan · event on 08/20/2017

    5.0
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      5.0
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    Medina Catering provided the food, beverages and desserts for the wedding reception that my husband and I hosted for our son and daughter in law who got married overseas. Christine went above and beyond in assisting us to select the food & beverage choices as well as providing pictures of suggested chair cover/sash options. She was super responsive & very flexible in answering our many questions and making last minute changes. The serving staff arrived on time, were very professional & did a wonderful job attending to our guests. I heard many, many comments on how great the food was. The presentation was lovely! I could not have been more pleased with the services from Medina Catering and would highly recommend them!

    Sent on 09/06/2017

    Medina Entertainment Center's reply:

    Joan, we appreciate your review. We are very happy to hear how pleased you were with our services, food, and decor. It was an beautiful day! Thank you so much, and it was a pleasure working with you!
  • E

    Elizabeth · Married on 08/06/2017

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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    Our wedding had a guest county of about 70 people. We were doing just a short ceremony and then appetizers and a toast to the newly wed couple afterwards. We didn't have a big dinner/reception planned. We were either going to have MEC cater to a different location (outside venue) or have our wedding at MEC if the weather was poor. Missy, the catering/event coordinator, was absolutely AMAZING! She gave great suggestions and feedback to everything I was wondering and thinking of doing. She was extremely responsive and quick to hear from. She was always available and extremely personable throughout our whole experience. She wasn't going to be working the day of our event, but she introduced me to Lindsay, another coordinator there, and assured me that Lindsay knew everything and would be available the day of my event. Lindsay was a big help on our event day. She was there to help things go smoothly and paid attention to details, she even fixed my train before I walked because she saw me trying to do it myself. The kitchen staff was just as fantastic.They were quick and efficient with our set up plans. They spoke to me and my groom a couple of times just to compliment us and check in to see if we needed anything.
    The venue itself is fantastic. They have three rooms to choose from depending on your preference and guest count. We rented the smallest option. They have great decor to choose from and you can bring your own! They are very open to working with you on everything you want to do regarding decorations/set up/etc. The rooms can be done up beautifully. They really transform themselves once you add decor and the lights are dimmed down. I, and my guests, were extremely impressed with how the room turned out.
    All in all MEC and their staff was there for me the entire time with my event planning and the day of. I have no complaints! I would highly recommend MEC to anyone having ANY event, including something more formal such as a wedding.

    Sent on 08/08/2017

    Medina Entertainment Center's reply:

    Yay!!! I know last minute changes on venue due to weather can be tough but you handled it so well. You had a great attitude the whole planning process. Congrats to the new Mr. and Mrs. in town!
  • K

    Kiersten · Married on 07/22/2017

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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    Christine Raskob and Medina Entertainment Center did an absolute outstanding job for our wedding reception in July 2017. My family is from Maple Grove, MN area and has always enjoyed going to MEC for their various events over the years, so I knew MEC would be one of my top choices for a wedding reception venue (it was also within 5 miles of our church so convenience in transportation was a big factor!). Christine helped my fiance and I in planning our wedding reception from the very start. Throughout the planning process, we were able to meet with Christine for an initial consultation, were invited to attend a food/beverage tasting, had a details appointment to review all relevant information for our day, and lastly did a final walk through a couple days before the wedding to test out AV equipment and see the layout of the room one last time. Christine was prompt in her communication (phone/email) with me throughout the planning phases, was patient with my many emails/questions, and was most importantly helpful and supportive! I felt like I could really trust her through it all and appreciated her insights and suggestions for planning such a large event! On the actual wedding day, the reception couldn't have gone better. We received so many compliments and positive feedback on the food/beverage and service. Our reception banquet room was also adjacent to the MEC bowling alley so it was fun being able to reserve some lanes for guests as an alternative to individual party favors. Overall, we couldn't be happier with how the day went and are so grateful to MEC, Christine, and their staff for their hard work and making our wedding day a day we will cherish for years to come!! We would highly recommend them to anyone for any event!- Kiersten & Paul Foster

    Sent on 08/02/2017

    Medina Entertainment Center's reply:

    Kiersten, thank you so much for your feedback! We are so happy you and Paul and your family had a great experience with Medina. Your reception couldn't have been more beautiful, and it was a pleasure working with you!!

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