Recommended by 98%
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Kelli · Married on 06/30/2018
The staff at the Minneapolis Marriott Southwest (especially Anna) were so accommodating with everything we needed! We were very impressed with Anna’s attention to detail, timeliness with every questioner had and ensuring we had the perfect day that fit what we were looking for. If you’re looking for someone who you can count on to make your big day, everything you’ve imagined, you need Anna at the Marriott! We are very big on timely responses, and Anna was always in touch with us and answered questions so quick! We loved the “back up” option for indoors as we planned an outdoor ceremony and cocktail hour. The venue is able to fit up to 500 people with a couple different ballrooms as options. Absolutely perfect and recommended to all!Sent on 10/10/2018
Jennifer · Married on 06/09/2018
We had the best experience at the Minneapolis Marriott Southwest for our wedding reception! Anna was amazing at coordinating all the details to ensure everything went smoothly. She answered our questions quickly, provided us alternative and better ideas, and was on-site the day of our wedding. The Marriott team was excellent and the food was outstanding. We couldn't have asked for a better reception venue and would highly recommend the Marriott Southwest for your wedding/reception!! Thank you again for making our day so memorable!Sent on 09/02/2018
MINNEAPOLIS MARRIOTT SOUTHWEST's reply:Thank you Jennifer for your kind feedback! It was such a pleasure working with you! I wish you both all the very best! -Anna
Zahra · Married on 04/14/2018
Our wedding was perfect! Anna, Courtnety and Lisa were so great to work with. I would definitely recommend the Marriott Southwest. The location is ideal and the venue is beautiful.Sent on 05/20/2018
MINNEAPOLIS MARRIOTT SOUTHWEST's reply:Thank you Zahra! We enjoyed the opportunity to host your beautiful wedding! We wish you all the very best :) -Anna
Carrie · Married on 02/17/2018
I would highly recommend using the SW Marriot for a wedding venue! Working with their event staff, basically made me feel like I had hired a wedding planner - SCORE! We hosted our grooms dinner, ceremony, reception, photos -- basically everything at the SW Marriot and it was nothing but a positive experience! The event staff was professional, punctual, prompt, honest, helpful, accommodating... I could go on and on! As a bride, stressing out about every detail, I appreciated how detail oriented they were and how they took notes diligently as we met so they could execute everything I had requested. Taking stress off my plate to plan a wedding was a huge bonus! Our big day went flawlessly and I have to thank the SW Marriot for that!Sent on 05/21/2018
MINNEAPOLIS MARRIOTT SOUTHWEST's reply:Thank you so much for your feedback! We are so thrilled that you had a great experience. It was wonderful working with you! All the best -Anna
Lindsey · Married on 05/20/2017
I loved having our wedding here, everything was perfect, all our guests could not stop talking about how beautiful everything was and how great the food was!Sent on 09/07/2017
MINNEAPOLIS MARRIOTT SOUTHWEST's reply:Hi Lindsey! Thank you so much for your kind feedback- It was such a pleasure working with you on your special day. I'm so thrilled that your guests loved the food, you made a great menu selection! I wish you both all the very best. -Anna
Dasha · Married on 02/25/2017
Our wedding was simply amazing – and The Minnetonka Marriott played such a large part in it – as they say, location, location, location ….Sent on 04/06/2017
From our first meeting with Lindsay Robin, the Catering Sales Manager, to our very last (how sad) follow up call with Anna Duerksen, the Catering Sales Manager, this hotel was on the ball!
Our main contact there was Anna, and words cannot describe how fabulously amazing she and her team were. Anna held our hand through every step – she was there to answer questions before we even had them, and quick to reply when we came up with any other, she had great ideas, kept us on track, was knowledgeable, professional and such fun to work with!
The food was delicious – the chef wonderful, we even added our own ideas to the menu … he did an amazing job the day of our wedding – people were raving about how perfect the steaks were cooked, how delicious the mashed potatoes were and how great the serving staff was!
The setting for our wedding was wonderful – we were in the Lake of the Woods Ballroom for both the wedding and reception. The staff @ the hotel did an amazing job setting everything up and doing the flip for the reception (as both were in the same room). Everything was so seamless!
From start to finish the Minnetonka Marriott SW was amazing – to the staff, those that helped us directly and/or indirectly – thank you for making our day go off without a hitch!!
Judy · Married on 02/04/2017
All I can say is thank god for Marriott SW Minnetonka, Mn., Anna Duerksen and her staff. They helped me put together a beautiful wedding for my son in less than 40 days. Her professionalism and her willingness to go the extra mile was awesome. Marriott staff was on the ball and very cooperative. Now understand this was an outdoor wedding on their grounds and it was beautiful! The dinner and dance was put together with the utmost taste of my son and his bride. I never had such fun putting together an event as this. I absolutely give my praise to Marriott and their staff for all they did in such short notice. Oh by the way the food was top of the line and the guests commented to me how great everything was. I am one happy mother of the groom and was happy to put this wedding on with the help of all the staff at Marriott SW. The wedding was a winter wonderland event on February 4th 2017.Sent on 08/28/2017
MINNEAPOLIS MARRIOTT SOUTHWEST's reply:Thank you so much Judy for your kind words and feedback! It was truly a pleasure working with you and the day turned out to be so beautiful!
Brenda · Married on 10/08/2016
The Marriott Minneapolis Southwest was awesome all around! We used the Lake Minnetonka Ballroom for our reception and the ballroom was gorgeous. The hotel is newly renovated and the neutral tones made for a wonderful atmosphere! I highly suggest this location for your recpetion! We had a great experience and Anna was fantastic to work with!Sent on 10/23/2016
Molly · Married on 09/17/2016
Anna did a wonderful job planning our wedding. She is very detail oriented and made our wedding day very special.Sent on 10/07/2016
Danita · Married on 07/24/2016
We are forever grateful for the services provided to us at the Marriott Minnetonka Southwest for our wedding. From the first time we stepped into the Marriot for consideration, we knew it was the perfect choice, especially with the discounted room rates and free parking for guest. Lindsey, our catering manager was so helpful in many capacities from bringing bottled water to our hospitality suites to make sure the wedding party stayed hydrated to helping tape down the aisle runner. She continuously sent me update via email and information that was both vital and helpful in our wedding planning. We received many comments on how beautiful and comfortable the hotel was, and that the hospitality was impeccable! The garden where our wedding was held was more beautiful than any picture or I could have imagined. It was more than we could have ever expected! I would highly recommend the Marriott as 1st choice and would plan another event there if given the opportunity. The Marriot Minnetonka Southwest is definitely a forever favorite!Sent on 08/16/2016
Julie · Married on 07/23/2016
Our Daughters wedding was truly amazing and fabulous. Lindsay Robin and her Event staff were the absolute best. It was beautiful and magical. We highly recommend them!!Sent on 08/01/2016
Tom · Married on 07/23/2016
This venue really is the total package! If you are looking for a romantic, beautiful, all-inclusive venue, look no further! Having the hotel rooms, ceremony site and reception ballroom all in one location was extremely convenient and stress-free, especially for our out of town guests. Don’t be discouraged by the metropolitan area, the outdoor patio was the perfect intimate space for the ceremony with the elegant backdrop of trees and water. The interior renovation of the Marriott was beautiful, the food was amazing and our wedding coordinator Lindsay Robin was beyond accommodating! She was the utmost attentive to all our questions and concerns which she responded very quickly, even going out of her way to streamline our last minute changes. The entire Marriott staff and Lindsay were constantly by our sides helping us with anything and everything!Sent on 09/10/2016
Jo Anne · Married on 06/25/2016
My son and future daughter-in law live out of town and therefore I was the wedding planner for their June 25th wedding. After looking at hundreds of venues we chose the Marriott Southwest. Working with Lindsay Robin and the Marriott Southwest was simply stress free. The entire first floor has been remodeled to beautiful platinum, gold, grays with highlights of turquoises. We loved the private outdoor water features, greenery, flowers and white chair set up for the ceremony. The reception rooms are perfect size for any wedding and the assortment of wedding packages including bar and appetizers, wine pours, and dinner either served or buffet fit any need. The food was outstanding as was the service. Lindsay provided a list of preferred musicians, DJ's, room decorators, cake makers. We selected many of her recommendations and they were outstanding. The final days before the wedding, we completed a detailed list of events and times which were performed flawlessly on the day of the wedding. Access to the hotel is easy from any location, rooms are reasonable priced for guests and there is a breakfast buffet in the morning after the event. It was a five star event and we highly recommend the Marriott Southwest. If you are looking for a full service event planner, the Marriott Southwest is the best in Minneapolis/St. Paul.Sent on 07/18/2016
matt · Married on 05/21/2016
Book this place! It will be worth it!Sent on 05/29/2016
User5454290 · 2+ years ago
This venue could not have met our needs more practically, efficiently and beautifully. Lindsay and her team took incredible care of us and our guests. She professionally and graciously shepherded this bride-to-be through all of the logistics and we could not have been more pleased with the results. The food, service, guest accommodations were wonderful and the details were attended to beautifully. The feedback from our guests reinforced our opinion. Thumbs up, Southwest Marriott, I would refer you all day long!Sent on 09/27/2016
User5515505 · 2+ years ago
The staff of the Marriott SW was extraordinary!Sent on 10/11/2015
Our event was perfect in every way!
MINNEAPOLIS MARRIOTT SOUTHWEST's reply:Thank you so much for the glowing review! We couldn't be more pleased to hear that you enjoyed your wedding experience to the extent that you did.
User5506592 · 2+ years ago
We had our wedding at the Marriott Southwest and it was truly amazing!!! We worked with Lindsay and Katie and they made our day absolutely amazing!!! The entire staff at the Marriott were so helpful and friendly!!Sent on 10/08/2015
MINNEAPOLIS MARRIOTT SOUTHWEST's reply:Congratulations on such a beautiful day and thank you for having us apart of the biggest day of your life! Our aim is to surpass our couples expectations and we are delighted that we were able to meet this goal in your case.
Janaya · Married on 07/25/2015
Wow! What an amazing, dedicated staff at the Marriott Southwest. Throughout our entire experience, we had consistent communication and honest, creative coordinator assistance. Our day was full of love and laughter because of the seamless work and service provided by the Marriott Southwest staff. Our guests enjoyed the delicious food and drinks, were impressed with the modern renovations, and relaxed comfortably in the newly updated rooms. Thank you! We recommend this event to all who are looking to make your dream wedding come true!Sent on 10/10/2015
MINNEAPOLIS MARRIOTT SOUTHWEST's reply:Thank you for this awesome 5-star review! I am beyond thrilled to hear that you LOVED your wedding planning experience.
Katie · Married on 07/18/2015
My husband and I got married at the Minneapolis Marriott Southwest on 7/18/15. We had our ceremony outside on the BEAUTIFUL patio and the reception inside in the Lake of the Woods ball room. The Marriott exceeded our expectations. Our day was flawless and stress-free! The staff took wonderful care of us. Our event planner, Lindsay, made sure everything was set up EXACTLY how we had asked and even texted me photos throughout the day while I and the other bridesmaids were getting ready in a room upstairs. If you are looking for a venue to have both your ceremony and reception, I would highly recommend the Marriott! The ceremony area outside is absolutely gorgeous! And they have plenty of options for an indoor ceremony as well. The ball rooms are also all recently renovated so everything is modern and looks excellent! The serving staff was excellent as well! We had plated meals and everyone got their dinner timely and the staff was all very friendly. I also think the value was exceptional. I looked at numerous venues online and the cost of the Marriott could not be beat. It is very reasonable compared to a lot of other similar venues in the Twin Cities area. We got nothing but positive comments from our guests as well about how great everything was. I do not have anything bad to say about the Marriott. I would highly recommend this venue to anyone looking for a great wedding venue!Sent on 08/03/2015
MINNEAPOLIS MARRIOTT SOUTHWEST's reply:Hi Katie, thank you very much for writing such a kind review. It was a pleasure working with you and your husband. You were an absolutely gorgeous and wonderful bride. We are
Wendy · Married on 09/12/2014
I love the Marriott Southwest! It is a great Hotel! We used it for everything, Ceremony, Reception/Dance, and Room Block.Sent on 09/27/2014
The Patio is absolutely gorgeous! We received so many compliments on how beautiful it was. It was below average Temps on that day and very windy, but Lindsay and Riana got the hotel to purchase brand new patio heaters for our ceremony so our guests wouldn't freeze. Lindsay and Riana took care of everything! They made sure everything was ready to go and set properly! Lindsay even came up to my room the morning of our wedding and brought me some peppermint tea in case I had a nervous tummy. We booked the Lake of the Woods room and it was perfect. It has its own little hall and foyer area with bathrooms. It felt really intimate and personal. Our Banquet Captain was Debbie and She is AWSOME! She made sure all the guests were happy and that things went according to schedule. At the end of the night she went and got one of our bottles of wine and two glass to take up to our room. She also got a bell cart for us to haul all of our gifts and items back up to our room, and told to leave it outside our room, and someone would come and pick it up.
It was such a great experience. The guest raved how good the food was and how nice the setting and the rooms were.
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User4282306 · 2+ years ago
We booked Marriott SouthWest Hotel for our reception and catering. We had Matt P. as our first point in contact, and he is what truly made me book the Marriott. I had so many questions and every email I wrote he responded in a timely manner. The superb customer service is what sold me. We booked the "Lake of the Woods" room for about 175 people. Its a beautiful room. It was a little snug but it certainly made the energy that much more personal in the room.Sent on 07/28/2014
Our wedding coordinator was Jenni H. And again the customer service on multiple emails back and forth was done in such a timely manner. Not to mention I know my mother, and mother-in-law were contacting her as well. She is organized. And the day of the wedding: My Goodness!! It went PERFECT! Absolutely perfect. And the FOOD was delicious !!! I had about a 15 minute conversation with one of my guests just on how good the food was. We had chicken, and pork roast and it was cooked to a T. The servers were so polite and friendly.
Our wedding suite was clean and gorgeous! We should have stayed couple of more nights in that room. (We went to another hotel after our wedding, and lets just say we should have never left the Marriott Southwest)
Jean · Married on 01/11/2014
I recommend this facility to everyone. My daughter's wedding reception was perfect. I attribute this to the hard work and responsiveness of our coordinator, Jenni Hielke. Jenni made sure to attend to every detail. The room was recently remodeled and looked quite elegant. Food was excellent, but the biggest factor was that service was top notch. Jenni stopped by several times during both the reception and the family breakfast/gift opening the next morning. You won't go wrong with this choice!Sent on 10/12/2014
Alexandra · Married on 01/11/2014
My husband and I got married in January this past year and were so happy with our reception at the Marriott. We booked this venue about a year in advance of our wedding, and were working with their head event manager. A few months into our planning, we were slightly nervous to find out that this event manager was moving to California, and we were placed with their new event manager, Jenni Hielke. Turns out, Jenni was absolutely AMAZING to work with! Jenni helped along the way with detailed, organized emails that ensured we had every detail planned the way I wanted it. She went out of her way to have tastings when it worked in our schedules, and personally assisted us in the week before the wedding to get all of our decorations to the Marriott and make sure it was set up exactly how we wanted. Jenni and the entire Marriott staff were so professional, and the night definitely would not have gone as smoothly as it did without all of their outstanding efforts! :) We felt pampered and catered to, and our guests all told us how much they enjoyed the evening. Especially in the winter, the Marriott was great at showing us fun places to take photos, and provided us with a beautiful honeymoon suite for our wedding night. We had many guests stay in our wedding room block, and our close friends and family joined us for a breakfast & gift opening the morning after our wedding. Marriott and the rest of the event staff helped us put together such a nice brunch and gift opening room just weeks before the wedding. They really went above and beyond to make sure we were 100% pleased with our experience. I would absolutely recommend the Marriott, and Jenni, to any brides! Especially as a busy working bride who wasn't using a wedding coordinator, it was so nice to have Jenni there for all my reception-related questions. I hope I can work with the Marriott again in the future!Sent on 10/13/2014
Carissa · Married on 07/20/2013
We are so impressed with the experience we have had with the Minneapolis Marriott Southwest. We worked with Debbie Maas and feel so lucky to have had her as our Wedding Coordinator. She is so professional and personable which helped make the wedding planning process flow smoothly. The staff at the Marriott were fantastic and our wedding guests were full of compliments about the experience. The venue was perfect for the amount of guests we had (340). We utilized the patio for our cocktail hour and our guests raved about the beautiful scenery and relaxing atmosphere. The reception flowed smoothly, and everyone truly enjoyed themselves.Sent on 08/01/2013
Erika · Married on 07/13/2013
I booked the room block for our wedding at the Marriott Southwest and couldn't have been more pleased in my experience with them. Karie and Maureen made sure that me and my husband were well taken care of as well as all of our guests. They went out of their way to accommodate every strange request that I had for them and always did so in a cheery manor. I would not hesitate to use them again for any future room blocks or parties.Sent on 07/24/2013