"Our daughter Sara got married on Saturday at the Minneapolis Club. There is just no way to heap enough praise on everyone who made it such a colossal success.
The wedding ceremony space was beyond elegant and we were able to accommodate more than 200 guests effortlessly and comfortably. The entire dining experience was absolutely stunning and spectacular. It was literally the best walleye I have ever tasted in my life. All of the support, especially the wonderful wait staff, cleaning staff, concierge and terrific planning support we received from Jodie was simply first rate at every single turn.
The 10 guest rooms added to the extraordinary elegance of the entire experience and allowed us to really relax and enjoy one of the single best days of our lives.
Please let everyone know how grateful Patricia and I are for the extraordinary skill, kindness, and flexibility your entire team exhibited in helping us celebrate our daughter's wedding in such an unforgettable way.
The Minneapolis Club is a very special place."
"I am writing to you so that you can share our complete happiness in celebrating our daughter's wedding at the Minneapolis Club. Having been past members for almost 10 years, we knew the club was special. In fact, more than 30 years ago my husband and I had our wedding reception at the Minneapolis Club! Last Saturday exceeded our expectations. The settings, the staff, the stately feel of the club was overwhelmingly wonderful. The precision delivery of food to our tables was well done and appeared effortless – but I know better. Ashley, I saw you there to make sure it was executed according to the club's highest standards. The outdoor cocktail hour was intimate yet had a sophisticated urban feel. Many guests complimented us on the choice of venue. Some of the highest praise came from the groomsmen and bridesmaids who spent most of the day there. Initially, we thought the club might feel "too stuffy" for the young crowd. In fact, they said it was one of the most memorable and wonderful experiences they've had. I guess, we did (and you did) it right!
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!
"Thank you so much for all of your time, attention to details, professionalism, expertise, joyfulness, . . . . . . . EVERYTHING! You helped to make Carly and Len's wedding so very, very extra special. You're the BEST!!! Compliments all around too for the outstanding job done by EVERYONE on staff at the Minneapolis Club. We, along with our guests, were thoroughly impressed. Everyone commented on the "best ever" food and venue. The entire staff was helpful, courteous, respectful, and available. They did such a wonderful job on the big things, little things, and unexpected things. All involved went above and beyond any expectations we or our guests had. We most definitely will think of you Ashley, and refer anyone looking for the most FABULOUS wedding experience to check out the Minneapolis Club.
Chuck and Mary D.
Father and Mother of the Bride