What made your venue great? "I don't even know where to begin! Unlike other venues, where I would ask a question or make a request and the answer was "no" immediately, the Minneapolis Club and their staff did everything possible to give us the wedding day of our dreams. It is really the people and the attitude that make an event and dreams come true, and Ashley and Jodie were amazing. One thing I also want to note here is the layout of the venue. We were able to utilize the entire club for our wedding, meaning we had a gorgeous outdoor cocktail hour on the terrace (which would have moved inside to the club room in bad weather), the library for a photo booth and a place for older people to relax, the main room for dancing, and an entirely separate room for the dinner. We loved this because it made it feel like we were entertaining our guests in our own home, not in a generic event space.
Why did you choose your venue? In full disclosure, we saw 31 venues. My husband and I live in NYC and we knew we would have friends coming from all over the country to our wedding and we wanted to impress. We also wanted to have the wedding in Minnesota (where I'm from) so we could have the ceremony at the church I grew up attending. Many of the venues we saw in Minnesota looked tired and like they needed some repairs (some sprucing up with new paint, etc.), and many were traditional country club types. We were looking for something with classic, timeless appeal, appropriate for a black tie wedding, and again, many of the venues we saw were just a bit too casual. When we saw the Minneapolis Club, we knew it was perfect for the feel we were going for. The space itself was very conducive to how we wanted our wedding day to flow. The food was also delicious and they allowed us to bring in our own cake, which was important to me!
Would you recommend to future brides? I would absolutely recommend the Minneapolis Club to future brides. It is a gem in downtown Minneapolis. Step inside and guests will be removed from the hustle and bustle of a big city and instead treated as royalty. Excellent food, service, and ambiance! You will not be disappointed!