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YOUR GUIDE TO WEDDINGS & EVENTS IN MINNEAPOLIS

WINTER / SPRING 2015

FREE PLANNING

MEET JANET, YOUR WEDDING CONCIERGE

SAME-SEX MARRIAGE

All the FAQs you need to know

BACHELORS & BACHELORETTES

Plan the Perfect Party

WEDDING VENDORS

Ready to work with you

LOCAL WEDDINGS

Tips for the perfect Minneapolis venue

PLUS:

Go Minneapolis Signature Experiences Planning Check List


MEET THE VENDORS IN MINNEAPOLIS WHO ARE READY TO WORK WITH YOU

DIRECTOR OF MARKETING Amanda DePhillips

WEDDING GUIDE CONTENT MEET THE WEDDING PLANNER SPECIALIST

Lessen your stress and let your wedding expert Janet Elkins contact venues, hotels, and vendors on your behalf.

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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

Know the answers to the frequently asked questions about same-sex marriage. Learn details regarding the Minnesota Defense of Marriage Act including where to file for a marriage license.

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250 Marquette Avenue South Suite 1300 Minneapolis, MN 55401 1.800.445.7412

MUST SEE SPACES YOU WILL WANT TO LOOK AT BEFORE BOOKING A VENUE

These beautiful venues are something out of the ordinary, something different, something unique and something that you and your guests will remember forever.

WEB & DIGITAL OPERATIONS MANAGER Josh Anderson TOURISM MARKETING MANAGER Bridget Kiely ASSOCIATE GRAPHIC DESIGNER Trisha Holmes GROUP SALES MANAGER WEDDINGS & REUNIONS Janet Elkins DIRECTOR OF MARKET RESEARCH Kevin Hanstad PARTNERSHIP MARKETING MANAGER Emily Peterson emilyp@minneapolis.org

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YOUR EXPERT JANET ELKINS, WEDDING CONCIERGE

GET STARTED WITH THE WEDDING EXPERT AT MEET MINNEAPOLIS. No need to dial dozens of unique venues or fabulous hotels because our very own Janet Elkins, wedding concierge, will contact them for you, absolutely free of charge. She’ll let the vendors know you’re getting married and they’ll contact YOU regarding your special day. Fill out the wedding form. Visit minneapolis.org/weddings Janet receives your event details and puts your information into a request for proposal, and sends you a copy. Based on the information you request on the form, she sends the request to hotels, banquet facilities and vendors, which then compete for your business. Hotels and venues contact you directly with an offer for room block rates and availability, reception spaces and more. You contact Janet to let her know which hotel(s) and venues you chose for a chance to receive a free gift from us! Also contact Janet for visitor information for your guests.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED SAME-SEX MARRIAGE QUESTIONS THAT YOU'LL FIND USEFUL

MINNEAPOLIS IS EXCITED TO HOST YOUR SAME-SEX MARRIAGE, as we have always been one of the most heralded LGBT communities in the nation. HOW DO I APPLY FOR A MARRIAGE LICENSE?



The Hennepin County marriage license webpage has everything you need in terms of information on how to apply for a marriage license. They address how to apply, what to bring, the fee and additional information that you'll find helpful.

WHEN CAN I GET MARRIED?


Since August 1, 2013, marriage license applications for samesex couples have been available in Hennepin, Washington and Ramsey (metro area) counties and throughout Minnesota. A marriage license 6

obtained in one county is good anywhere in Minnesota. Check with your local service center for additional details. After applying for a marriage license, you must wait the mandatory five (5) days.

CAN I GET MARRIED IN MINNEAPOLIS EVEN IF I DON'T LIVE HERE? Of course. Anyone from any state or country can come to Minneapolis to be wed.

CAN MY SPOUSE AND I GET MARRIED IN MINNEAPOLIS IF WE WERE ALREADY MARRIED SOMEWHERE ELSE?
 No. However, while you are unable to be remarried to the same person, your marriage license from another state or country will be legally recognized as valid in Minnesota. You can have a ceremony and celebration, but you can't apply for a second marriage license.

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ARE THERE ANY DIFFERENCES BETWEEN SAME-SEX AND OPPOSITE-SEX MARRIAGES?



No, however there is a difference at some states. The state no longer recognizes any differences between same-sex and opposite-sex marriages and the benefits, rights and responsibilities of being married. For more information, please seek legal counsel.

WILL OUR MARRIAGE IN MINNEAPOLIS BE RECOGNIZED OUTSIDE OF MINNESOTA?




As of Jan. 6, 2015, 35 other states and the District of Columbia have legalized same-sex marriage. They will all legally recognize your marriage performed in other states as a civil union. Other states will vary.


ARE THERE ANY DIFFERENCES IN THE MARRIAGE PROCESS BETWEEN SAME-SEX AND OPPOSITE-SEX COUPLES?

WHERE CAN I FILE MY MARRIAGE LICENSE? Once you fill out your marriage license, you can go to any one of the following service centers in Hennepin County:

No. The process is the same between the two marriages in Minnesota.

CAN WE CHOOSE TO BE DOMESTIC PARTNERS INSTEAD OF GETTING MARRIED?


Brookdale Service Center 6125 Shingle Creek Parkway Brooklyn Center, MN 55430 Hours: M-F (9 a.m. to 6 p.m.), Saturday (9 a.m. to 2 p.m.)

Yes, you can still choose to be domestic partners. However, domestic partners have a different set of rights than married couples.

WHERE IN MINNEAPOLIS CAN WE GET MARRIED? Anywhere. And, we've got a list of unique venues that we're sure you'll love. Please note, though, that under 363A.26 of the defense of marriage statute law, religious institutions have the right to refuse service to any couple regardless of sexual orientation.

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Government Center Service Center 300 South 6th Street A Level, Suite A025 Minneapolis, MN 55487 Hours: M-F (7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) Maple Grove Service Center 9325 Upland Lane North Maple Grove, MN 55369 Hours: Monday (8 a.m. to 7 p.m.) Tu-Th (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) Friday (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

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Midtown Exchange Service Center 2929 Chicago Ave South Minneapolis, MN 55407 Hours: M-F (9 a.m. to 6 p.m.) Ridgedale Service Center 12601 Ridgedale Drive Minnetonka, MN 55343 Hours: M-F (9 a.m. to 6 p.m.) Saturday (9 a.m. to 2 p.m.) Southdale Service Center 7009 York Avenue South Edina, MN 55435 Hours: M-F (9 a.m. to 6 p.m.) Saturday (9 a.m. to 2 p.m.) University of Minnesota Service Center Coffman Memorial Union Ground floor near the Great Hall 300 Washington Ave SE Minneapolis, MN 55455-0110 Hours: Wednesday (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.)

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THE ROAD TO ‘I DO’ 11 Months

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STEP 2

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STEP 3

☐ Pick a wedding date.

☐ Book a photographer.

☐ Register for gifts.

☐ Work out your budget.

☐ Book a DJ/band.

☐ Book rehearsal dinner venue.

☐ Start a guest list.

☐ Book a florist.

☐ Purchase wedding rings.

☐ Start looking for wedding officiant.

☐ Book a caterer and baker.

☐ Order invitations.

☐ Reserve your ceremony and reception venues.

☐B  ook wedding officiant if you haven't already.

☐ Look into state marriage license requirements.

☐ Have engagement photos taken.

☐ Book wedding transportation.

☐ Choose your music.

☐ Start shopping for attire.

☐ Send save-the-date cards.

☐ Shop for shoes and accessories.

☐ Throw an engagement party.

☐ Plan your honeymoon.

☐ Contact Janet to notify her which hotel or venue you booked.

☐ Shop for wedding party attire. ☐ Contact Janet to find a hotel block.

STEP 4

STEP 5

☐ Finalize attire.

☐ Touch base with all vendors.

☐ Order wedding cake.

☐ Arrange for fittings.

☐ Finalize wedding bouquet, arrangements and decor.

☐P  urchase wedding party and parent gifts.

☐ Take dancing lessons.

☐ Order wedding favors.

☐ Send invitations.

☐E  nter RSVPs into guest list database.

☐ Meet with caterer to choose menus. ☐ Choose songs and readings for ceremony.

☐ Plan seating arrangements. ☐C  onfirm day-of appointments.

☐ Plan (and enjoy) the bachelor/ bachelorette parties.

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FINAL STEPS ☐ Get marriage license if you haven't already. ☐ Make arrangements for name-change transition. ☐ Give caterer and reception venue final head count. ☐ Pick up attire. ☐ Pick up rings. ☐ Finalize seating chart. ☐ Final check in with vendors. ☐ Finally, get married!


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SPACES

THE MOST UNIQUE VENUES IN MINNEAPOLIS

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TOP MINNEAPOLIS VENUES OF 2015 If you want something different, something unique and something that you and your guests will remember forever, then check out these extraordinary places to host your special day. These are some of the most unique venues to get married in Minneapolis.

MINNEAPOLIS EVENT CENTER Historic beauty meets modern to encompass every wedding vision. The Minneapolis Event Center has transformed into one of Minneapolis’ most dynamic event spaces. The design embraces the original brownstone beauty, an open floor plan and a gorgeous sunlit atrium that opens up to a lush garden. HOTEL IVY: A LUXURY COLLECTION HOTEL Far from the ordinary, the Hotel Ivy is the perfect backdrop for your intimate affair. By creating emotional touch points through design, cuisine and service, allow your personal event manager to be your gold thread. You can even be married in a skyway!

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MINNESOTA ZOO Man and animal unite to see YOU unite with a marriage at the Minnesota Zoo. The Minnesota Zoo’s lush grounds and serene settings form an enchanting and unique backdrop for your special day. The Zoo features a number of distinctive, private locations for your ceremony, social hour and reception.

THE HOTEL MINNEAPOLIS Located in the heart of downtown Minneapolis. The Hotel Minneapolis, Autograph Collection combines urban energy with a sophisticated and comfortable experience. This unique hotel was once home to the Security National Bank. FOUNTAIN ROOM This grand, open event space is an unexpected gem tucked inside the Historic Lumber Exchange Building, built in 1885. Look up to the sky through the soaring atrium 9 floors above and an exposed brick-andglass fountain brings the room to life. CITY HALL This monument of Minneapolis features classic elements of marble, stone and brick. Your wedding will be nothing less than a romantic, elegant event. EXPLORE MORE Whichever venue you choose for your special day, it will be sure to wow you, your friends and family. For additional venue tips and ideas, visit us online at minneapolis.org/weddings.

MINNEAPOLIS INSTITUTE OF ARTS Artistic on the inside and out, this iconic building will leave strong memories of your wedding in the minds of everyone in attendance.

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MARIN RESTAURANT & BAR Host your rehearsal dinner or small intimate wedding in any of Marin's unique private dining spaces including the Board and Barrel rooms.

GET CONNECTED 612.767.8104 JanetE@minneapolis.org

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EXPERIENCE THE PARTIES BEFORE THE BIG PARTY

SEGWAY MAGICAL HISTORY TOURS

AS YOUR BIG DAY DRAWS NEAR, there are plenty of opportunities to celebrate. And deciding to celebrate your union with those nearest and dearest to you, there is a simple collection of activities perfect for the busy wedding couple. With one simple phone call, your event is planned and your guests will take with them memories that will last a lifetime. Go Minneapolis Signature Experiences are a collection of new and unique experiences — from tours and performances to hands-on exploration and demonstrations — perfect for your intimate group.

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Just when you think "we’ve seen it all," take a look inside and behind-thescenes of some of the best attractions and landmarks in Minneapolis. Treat your guests to the VIP treatment, and you’ll add a unique twist to your wedding celebration.

ate their hilarious skits. Experience tricks and tips for improv and brainstorming you can use daily (and into your marriage!). Private pre-function space is also available. Contact the workshop for more information.

FOR THE FUNNY PEOPLE IN YOUR LIFE

FOR THE ART LOVERS IN YOUR WORLD

Is each day filled with laughter because hilarious family and friends surround you? Then treat the ones who keep you rolling in the aisles to an experience at the Brave New Workshop. Nestled in the Hennepin Theatre District, you will find the oldest satirical comedy theater in the U.S. For your small group, get Inside the Writer’s Room and learn first hand how sketch comedy performers cre-

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Imagine your lovely guests in an amazing setting of world-class art and sculpture collections. At the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, you can experience just that. In A Feast for the Eyes, Highlights of the MIA’s WorldClass Collection, you and your guests will view objects that are kept in archives and behind-the-scenes, and learn the fascinating stories that surround them.


For a hot, hands-on experience, take your party to FOCI: Minnesota Center for Glass Arts (pronounced FOHSEYE). Here, every guest can melt and mold their own piece of glass into a masterpiece (and what a nice memento, too; a piece of your celebration that your guests can take home with them).

THE FAMILY-FRIENDLY CELEBRATIONS

It is often said that a trip to Minneapolis isn’t complete without a trip to Mall of America. Conveniently connected to downtown Minneapolis via the METRO Blue Line (light rail), your guests of all ages will be pleasantly surprised to find another set of exclusive experiences that are sure to please. Check out Sea Life Minnesota Aquarium and go behind the scenes to gain an exclusive look at the day in the life of an aquarist. In this unique experience, you’ll travel above tanks to see the sea creatures up close and personal. The aquarium also has private function space,

making this behind-the-scenes experience perfect for the multi-generational pre-wedding celebration.

TAKE IN THE GREAT OUTDOORS AND GET THE INSIDE SCOOP

There are probably things that even YOU don’t know about Minneapolis, which is why it would be worth a guided tour by Segway Magical History Tours. Before you know it, you and your guests will be true Minneapolis “insiders” after exploring the heartbeat of this vibrant city by nature; seeing the famous landmarks, popular attractions and hidden gems. This is a great getting-to-know-thewedding party activity in the months leading up to the event. For a complete listing of the Go Minneapolis Signature Experiences, please visit minneapolis.org/groupexperiences.

Signature Ex periences FEATURED EXPERIENCES Brave New Workshop Average Time: 2 hours Pricing: $40 per person Minimum 12 Maximum 40 612-332-6620 Minneapolis Institute of Arts Average Time: 90 Minutes Pricing: $20 per person Minimum: 15 Maximum 30 612-870-3140 FOCI: Minnesota Center for Glass Arts Average Time: 2 hours Pricing: $200 for groups of 1–15 $12/person for groups of 16–30 $10/person for groups of 31–45 $9/person for groups of 46+ 7 days a week from 9 a.m.–7 p.m. 612-623-3624 Sea Life Minnesota Aquarium Average Time: 45 Minutes $6.99 per person; $5 group rate; $4 school trip rate Minimum 10 Maximum 90 952-853-0612

FOCI: MINNESOTA CENTER FOR GLASS ARTS

Segway Magical History Tours Average Time: 3 hours Pricing: $80 per person Minimum 2 Maximum 25 952-888-9000

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GATHERINGS BACHELOR & BACHELORETTE PARTY IDEAS

PARTY IDEAS FOR YOUR FAVORITE BACHELOR & BACHELORETTE. Anything goes in a city with so many options. Planning a bachelor or bachelorette party in Minneapolis can be overwhelming with the many options, but this list of suggested activities is the perfect place to start your planning. From nightlife to sports and amusement you will be sure to find an activity on this list that brides or grooms will be talking about years after they say, “I Do.” 14

NIGHTLIFE Get ready for a big night in downtown Minneapolis with your closest friends. These bars and restaurants are the perfect place to kick-off a memorable night.

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Start your night at Aqua Nightclub & Lounge — ladies drink free champagne all night on Saturdays. Then get rowdy with Cowboy Jack's! Great specials, live music, mechanical bull and one of the best patios in Minneapolis. Keep the party going at The Pourhouse in Downtown Minneapolis with no cover, custom cocktails & craft beer, live music, late night happy hours & VIP service. Then end the night at SEVEN Steakhouse Sushi Ultralounge Skybar, the ultimate event destination located in the heart of downtown Minneapolis. From dancing, to great food, to the best views of the city SEVEN has it all.


TOURS & EXCURSIONS Spend the day celebrating the brides or grooms to-be touring the Minneapolis metro area either on a boat or a bus, enjoying Minnesota wines or taking in the mighty Mississippi. Taste Twin Cities provides allinclusive tours of local libations and cuisine throughout the greater Twin Cities area. Indulge yourself and your bachelor/ bachelorette party with spectacular scenery, delightful drinks and cuisine and exceptional service aboard Al & Alma's Charter Cruises.

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES Get outside and enjoy City by Nature with your closest friends while celebrating your bachelor or bachelorette party. These outdoor adventures are the perfect way to celebrate out of the ordinary. First, go kayaking along the Mississippi River, St. Anthony Falls and the Broadway Avenue Bridge with Above the Falls Sports. Then have the bachelor/ bachelorette adventure of a lifetime! Join Kerfoot Canopy Tour for an adventure filled with nature, fun, zip lines and thrill. Lastly, the perfect tour to start your celebration! Take a magical tour on a Segway with your friends around exciting Minneapolis.

MUSIC/ENTERTAINMENT

SPA & WELLNESS

Sing and dance the night away during a classic Minneapolis bachelor or bachelorette party at any of these entertaining venues. Start your party off with a bang! From the avant-garde to the mainstream, First Avenue is a music club committed to fostering arts, music and entertainment excellence. Then The Shout House, a premiere destination to celebrate bachelor and bachelorette parties in Minneapolis! Dueling pianos make for a unique way to celebrate this exciting occasion. Be sure to put the bride or groom on stage for an extra special performance!

SPORTS & AMUSEMENT

Forget the stress of wedding planning and enjoy a relaxing time with close friends at any of Minneapolis' spa locations, you can even take in a yoga class or shopping while the rest of the group gets spa treatments. Grab your friends and relax at Ivy Spa Club! Pamper yourself with unique specialty body massages, facials, pedicures, manicures and laser hair removal, all provided by expert therapists. Then plan your celebration with Jeromeo In the Loop! Enjoy yoga, a variety of spa treatments and great boutique shopping.

THEATERS

Catch a game or try your luck at blackjack before tying the knot. These sports & amusement venues are fun for a bachelor or bachelorette party to remember. Celebrate your night in style at Mystic Lake Casino Hotel! Take a break from gambling and check out the exclusive entertainment in the Mystic Showroom. Looking for a little bit of everything? Check out BryantLake Bowl with great theater, live comedy performances, bowling and great food and drinks. Step up your bachelor or bachelorette celebration with a stay at the beautiful Treasure Island Resort & Casino.

No need to spend all your money in NYC to enjoy a theatrical bachelor or bachelorette experience; Minneapolis has the second-most theater seats per capita in the U.S. after the Big Apple. From Broadway Across America to local improv, Minneapolis offers a theatrical party to remember!

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MINNEAPOLIS WEDDINGS IN THE CITY BY NATURE

CELEBRATE Make your special day even more beautiful WEDDING PACKAGES:

outdoor gardens, indoor spaces for ceremony, reception, gathering. www.arboretum.umn.edu/ weddingsmeetings.aspx or 612-301-7596

Weddings are meant to be the most special time in your life. But, to get to that point, it can be tough to go through the stress of planning every single little detail to ensure that everything is absolutely perfect. Here at Meet Minneapolis, we believe the wedding process should be fun and stress free. Janet, our resident wedding expert, serves over 400 couples per year, providing soon-to-beweds like you with the best wedding services offered in the city. And she does it for free.

WELCOME BAGS & VISITOR INFO Welcome your guests or group to Minneapolis with all the information they’ll need for a great stay. Meet Minneapolis can provide you with Welcome Bags for your hotels filled with great resources to enjoy Minneapolis, City by Nature. PLANT A TREE This year, for every couple that uses our FREE planning service, we will plant a tree through the Arbor Day

WEDDING DEALS What's better than a wedding in Minneapolis? Not a lot, except for perhaps getting some exclusive deals on wedding packages in Minneapolis. We've worked with some of our most well-respected and experienced partners to bring you phenomenal deals on essential things you need for your wedding. Learn more details at minneapolis.org/groups/weddings/ wedding-deals. 16

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Foundation in Minnesota’s Superior National Forest to honor their celebration of marriage. Contact us today to get started.

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“Gay and lesbian couples have the right to marry and celebrate the same way all other couples do — and we want to help!” JODEE McCALLUM Partner, Three Sons Signature Cuisine

Jodee and thousands of other talented, supportive professionals are ready to help same-sex couples plan an unforgettable wedding day in Minneapolis. Meet Minneapolis offers free planning services to help connect you with the city’s best venues, vendors, designers, artists and more. Visit minneapolis.org/LGBTweddings or call 612-767-8104 to get started.

PARTNERS


COUPLE PROFILES

BEGINNING AT MIDNIGHT ON AUG. 1, 2013, former Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak marked the first day that all Minnesotans can legally marry the person that they love. Former Mayor Rybak married 46 same-sex couples in a night-long celebration in the Rotunda of Minneapolis City Hall, which ended at 6:45 a.m. } }

he 46 couples that Mayor Rybak T married have been together a total of 734 years. Seven of the couples that former  Mayor Rybak married have been together more than 30 years each.

Minneapolis residents Al Giraud and Jeff Isaacson, who are both big sports fans, met on Sept. 29, 2002, at a Tampa Bay Buccaneers football game, and have loved being together ever since.

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In 2005, they held a commitment ceremony in Tampa, Florida, where they lived at the time. In 2008, Jeff, a Minneapolis native, persuaded Al, a native Floridian, to move to Minneapolis. Now Al shares Jeff’s love of Minneapolis and neither can imagine living anywhere else. Al and Jeff said, “Our friends and our family have seen us as married since our commitment ceremony eight years ago, but being legally married in our hometown of Minneapolis not only gave us the same rights as any other citizen, but affirms our relationship in the eyes of our city and community."

AL & JEFF, married at City Hall on August 1st, 2013

“We had considered traveling to Iowa to get married, but we had faith that Minnesota would welcome us before long. We couldn't be happier,” they added.

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VENDOR DIRECTORY MINNEAPOLIS VENDORS READY TO WORK WITH YOU

VENUE

Earle Brown Heritage Center 763-569-6300 earlebrown.com

Minnesota Rennaisance Festival 952-445-7361 renaissancefest.com Paradise Charter Cruises 952-474-8058 twincitiescruises.com Pracna on Main Historic Event Venue 612-805-8207 pracnaminneapolis.com

ARIA 612-342-ARIA ariampls.com

Groveland Gallery Event Venue 612-805-8207 GrovelandGallery.com

Blaisdell Manor 612-870-7875 blaisdellmanor.com

Marquette Hotel - Windows on Minnesota 612-376-4545 MarquetteHotel.com

Campus Club of the University of Minnesota 612-625-5089 campusclubumn.org/weddingspecial-events

McNamara Alumni Center 612-624-9831 mac-events.org

Ceremonies at The Groveland Art Gallery 612-805-8207 GrovelandGallery.com Chanhassen Dinner Theatres 952-934-1524 chanhassendt.com Chapel of Love 952-854-4656 chapeloflove.com 20

Minneapolis City Hall & Courthouse 612-596-9518 municipalbuildingcommission.org/ events Minneapolis Event Centers 612-564-3777 minneapoliseventcenters.com Minnesota Landscape Arboretum 952-443-1400 arboretum.umn.edu

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Profile Event Center 612-331-5000 profileeventcenter.com St. Anthony Main Event Centre 612-870-7224 stanthonymaineventcentre.com The Fountain Room 612-843-2575 thefountainroommpls.com Vic's on the Minneapolis Riverfront Event Venue 612-805-8207 vicsminneapolis.com


HOTEL Crowne Plaza Bloomington MSP Airport/MOA 952-831-8000 cpmsp.com Minneapolis Marriott Northwest 763-536-8300 marriott.com/MSPNW

DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Minneapolis 612-332-6800 doubletree3.hilton.com

The Hotel Ivy, a Luxury Collection Hotel 612-746-6001 thehotelivy.com The Hotel Minneapolis - Autograph Collection by Marriott 612-215-5422 thehotelminneapolis.com The Westin Minneapolis 612-333-4006 westin.com/minneapolis

Minneapolis Marriott Southwest 952-935-5500 marrtiott.com

RESTAURANT / CATERING Atlas Grill & Clubroom 612-338-4700 atlasgrill.com

Hilton Garden Inn Minneapolis Downtown 612-339-6633 minneapolisdowntown.hgi.com

D'Amico Catering 612-238-4444 damicocatering.com

Ramada Bloomington at the Mall 952-548-3600 RamadaMOA.com

Dakota 612-332-1010 dakotacooks.com

Ramada Plaza Minneapolis 612-455-6324 RamadaPlazaMpls.com/weddings

Ichiban Japanese Steak House & Sushi Bar 612-339-0540 ichiban.ca Lancer Catering 651-290-9864 lancercatering.com

Hilton Minneapolis 1-800-258-9205 hilton.com

Marin Restaurant & Bar 612-252-7000 marinrestaurant.com

SpringHill Suites Minneapolis West 952-738-7300 marriott.com/mspsl

Minneapolis Marriott City Center 612-349-4000 marriott.com

The Depot Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel 612-375-1700 thedepotminneapolis.com The Grand Hotel, A Kimpton Hotel 612-288-8888 grandhotelminneapolis.com

Mintahoe Catering 612-253-0255 mintahoe.com Mozza Mia 952-288-2882 mozzamia.com

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Prom Catering 651-501-8191 promcatering.com Sawatdee Thai Restaurant Minneapolis 612-338-6451 sawatdee.com The News Room 612-343-0073 thenewsroommpls.com

Three Sons Signature Cuisine 612-874-0880 threesonssignature.com

EVENT SERVICES Event Lab 952-224-8558 eventlab.net

Lorenz Bus Service 763-784-7196 lorenzbus.com

Tony Doom Supply Company (Decorations) 507-532-2407 tonydoom.com Voigt's Motorcoach Travel 800-468-6448 voigtbus.com

Ramada Plaza Minneapolis 1330 Industrial Blvd NE Minneapolis, MN 55413 612-455-6324 RamadaPlazaMpls.com/weddings

Weddings at the Walker Art Center

Your wedding is a direct reflection of your personality and values, and your choice of a venue says volumes about who you are as a couple. Show your own artistry and modern sense of style in the Walker’s award-winning architecture. Whether you’re on our terraces overlooking the city or in a stunning interior space, no other site has more imagination and possibilities to make a more dramatic impression.

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Learn more at walkerart.org/same-sex-weddings

Photography by Mike Hnida


Make History With Us AN EXQUISITE SETTING FOR AN INCOMPARABLE WEDDING As a proud ally, we welcome you with grandeur and sophistication for your intimate occasion.

To begin planning your big day, call 612-353-3513 or email sales@thehotelivy.com. The Depot Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel 225 Third Avenue South | (612) 758-7804 | www.thedepotminneapolis.com

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the Perfect Wedding or event in a historically hiP location

Experience the beautiful and dynamic event space at The Hotel Minneapolis, serving as one of Minneapolis’s premier social event locations. Our expert staff will customize your dream wedding reception or social event. From our first conversation to the last departing guest, we assure you we will execute everything to ensure this day is one you’ll fondly remember for the rest of your life. Call 612.340.2000 or visit www.thehotelminneapolis.com/ meetings-and-events/social-eventsand-weddings/

215 Fourth Street South Minneapolis, MN 612.340.2000 thehotelminneapolis.com

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