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Contents SUMMER/FALL

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wedding planning checklist

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planning + preparation

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ceremony + reception venues

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catering, desserts + beverages

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photography, videography + photo booths 111 fashion + jewelry 127 flowers, dĂŠcor + rentals 145 invitations, favors + gifts 159 music + entertainment 169 health + beauty 183 honeymoon + destination travel 193 gift registries + home 203 dining + smaller celebrations 213 transportation + valet 223 directory of wedding pros 233 venue directory 253 dining & celebrations directory 277 1 PWGSU17_Book2.indb 1

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Josh Franz Publisher josh@TCWedding.com Gary Swartz Publisher gary@TCWedding.com Kim Carter Director of Operations kim@TCWedding.com Nikki Houser Director of Integrated Marketing & Success nikki@TCWedding.com Andrew Vetrone Success Manager andrew@TCWedding.com Kristi Bader Business Manager kristi@TCWedding.com

DICK AUSMAN Group Publisher Custom Publications JIM YOUNGER Custom Publishing Media Manager COURTNEY NIELSEN Senior Managing Art Director CASIE BELDO Art Director DIANNE TALMAGE Project Manager SARAH SWINDLE Project Coordinator STUDIO 220 Photography

Perfect Wedding Guide is published two times per year by Twin Cities Wedding Association™. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without the express written consent of the publisher. Perfect Wedding Guide is a registered trademark of PWG Holdings, LLC™. The use of the trademark is strictly prohibited. The information contained in this publication is believed to be accurate. However, Perfect Wedding Guide does not guarantee its accuracy. Perfect Wedding Guide cannot and will not be held liable for the quality or performance of goods and services provided by the advertisers in this publication.

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Congratulations WE’RE HAPPY TO SAY

Twin Cities Wedding Association (TCWA) is proud to publish this issue of the Perfect Wedding Guide. The professionals included in this guide are all members of TCWA and have signed a Code of Ethics. This is your assurance that you will be helped by true wedding professionals. They are the best in their fields and are well prepared to assist you in creating the wedding of your dreams.

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Visit us at PerfectWeddingGuide.com for more information and reviews on vendors as well as interactive planning tools. Be sure to follow us on social media to be kept in the loop on the latest ideas and trends. We are always here to help. If you have any questions during your planning journey, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Best wishes from all of us at Twin Cities Wedding Association!

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Code of Ethics

TWIN CITIES WEDDING ASSOCIATION™ Twin Cities Wedding Association (TCWA) and its members acknowledge the need to preserve and encourage fair and equitable business practices and, as a condition of membership, subscribe to a Code of Professional Ethics. To this end, TCWA and its members subscribe to this Professional Pledge: I pledge myself to honesty and integrity; to pursue my profession and education so that service to my clients shall be maintained with high standards and practices. I pledge myself to seek and maintain association with fellow TCWA members and with all others who may become a part of my business and professional life in an honorable and cooperative manner. I pledge myself to comply with the standards of TCWA and my colleagues as set forth in this Code of Professional Ethics: ARTICLE 1

I will accurately represent my qualifications and experience in both oral and written communications.

ARTICLE 2

I will act and speak professionally so as not to offend nor bring discredit to the wedding services profession.

ARTICLE 3

I will be committed to understanding my customer’s needs, approaches and goals in promotion of service and proposal.

ARTICLE 4

I will share knowledge and professional experience with others.

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ARTICLE 6

I will treat other wedding professionals with professional courtesy and dignity.

ARTICLE 7

I will provide services in those areas in which I am qualified to serve, taking into consideration available opportunities to develop new services or take on new opportunities. When unable or unqualified to fulfill requests for service, I will make every effort to recommend the services of another qualified TCWA member.

ARTICLE 8

I will protect the public against fraud or unfair practices and shall attempt to disengage all practices which bring discredit to the wedding industry.

ARTICLE 9

I will not be party to agreements that unfairly limit or restrain access to the market place by any other wedding professional client, or to the public, based upon race, creed, color, sex, age, physical disability or country of national origin.

Code of Ethics

ARTICLE 5 I will maintain the trust of clients and respect the affairs of clients and other members who may share confidential information.

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12-18 Months Before OO Start a wedding folder or binder. Begin leafing through wedding, lifestyle, fashion, gardening, design and food magazines for inspiration. Browse Pinterest and Instagram for ideas. OO Work out your budget. Determine how much you have to spend, based on your families’ contributions and your own. OO Pick your wedding party. As soon as you’re engaged, people will start wondering who’s in the wedding party. OO Start the guest list. Make a head count database to use throughout your planning process, with columns for contact info, RSVPs, gifts, and any other relevant information. (Want to keep costs low? It may be brutal, but the best way to do it is to reduce your guest list.)

OO Hire a planner, if desired. A planner will have relationships with, and insights about vendors. Even if you are only going to use them for day-of coordination services, it’s wise to hire them at the beginning of the planning process. OO Reserve your date and venues. Decide whether to have separate locations for the ceremony and the reception, factoring in travel time between the two places. OO Book your officiant. OO Research photographers, bands, florists and caterers. Keep their contact information in your binder or spreadsheet. OO Throw an engagement party, if you wish. But remember that your invitees should be on your wedding guest list as well.

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8-12 Months Before OO Hire the photographer and the videographer. No need to talk specifics yet, but be sure that the people you hire are open to doing the shots that you want. OO Book the entertainment. Attend gigs of potential acts to see how they perform in front of audiences, then reserve your favorite. OO Meet caterers. If your wedding venue doesn’t offer its own catering service, look for one now and hire the service. OO Purchase a dress. You’ll need to schedule time for at least three fittings. Veil shopping can be postponed for another two to three months. OO Reserve a block of hotel rooms for out-of-town guests. Pick three hotels at different price points close to the reception venue. It’s great to try to get one of the room rates to sit right around $100 if possible. OO Start a gift registry with a minimum of three retailers. OO Launch a wedding website. Create your personal page through a free provider such as PerfectWeddingGuide.com. Note the date of the wedding, travel information and accommodations. Then send the link to invitees. OO Visit your local men’s formal wear stores and choose the grooms’ and groomsmen’s’ attire. OO Send save-the-date cards.

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6-7 Months Before OO Select and purchase invitations. Hire a calligrapher, if desired. Addressing cards is time consuming, so you need to budget accordingly. OO Start planning a honeymoon. Make sure that your passports are up to date and schedule doctors appointments for any shots you may need. OO Shop for bridesmaids’ dresses. Allow at least six months for the dresses to be ordered and sized. OO Send your guest list to the host of your shower. OO Meet with the officiant. Map out the ceremony and confirm that you have all the official documents for the wedding (these vary by county and religion). OO Reserve structural and electrical necessities. Book portable toilets for outdoor events, extra chairs if you need them, lighting components, and so on. OO Book a florist. Florists can serve multiple clients on one day, which is why you can wait a little longer to engage one. Plus, at this point, you’ll be firm on what your wedding color palette is. OO Arrange transportation. Consider limos, minibuses, trolleys and town cars. (But know that low-to-the-ground limos can make entries and exits challenging if you’re wearing a fitted gown.)

OO Start thinking about shuttle service for your out-of-town guests. Is this a service you would like to provide? If so, start talking with the hotels you have contacted and see if they have any special relationships or deals set up for these services. OO Start composing a day-of timeline. Draw up a schedule of the event and slot in each component (the cake-cutting, the first dance, etc.).

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4-5 Months Before OO Book the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner venues. Negotiate the cost and the menu. OO If you’re planning to host a day-after brunch for guests, reserve that venue. OO Check on the wedding invitations. Ask the stationer for samples of the finished invitations and revise them to suit your needs. OO Select and order the cake. Some bakers require a long lead time. Attend several tastings before committing to any baker. (Because, why not?) OO Purchase wedding shoes and start dress fittings. Bring the shoes along to your first fitting so the tailor can choose the appropriate length for your gown. OO Schedule hair and makeup artists. Make a few appointments with local experts to try them out. Snap a photo at each so you can compare results. OO Choose your music. Are there any must-have songs? What about songs NOT to play? Listing out these items can give the DJ great direction in your music preferences. Also start thinking about: first dance, father/daughter dance, mother/son dance, anniversary dance, and bridal party dance songs.

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3 Months Before OO Finalize the menu and flowers. You’ll want to wait until now to see what will be available, since food and flowers are affected by season. OO Order favors, if desired. Some safe bets: monogrammed cookies or a treat that represents your city or region. If you’re planning to have welcome baskets for out-of-town guests, plan those now. Another favor that’s always a hit is wine or beer glass take-aways. Think of all the local Minnesota craft brewery options. OO Make a list of the people giving toasts. Which loved ones would you like to have speak at the reception? Ask them now. OO Finalize the readings. Determine what you would like to have read at the ceremony and whom you wish to do the readings. OO Purchase your undergarments. And schedule your second fitting. OO Finalize the order of the ceremony and the reception. OO Order menu cards, if you like, as well as programs. OO Purchase the rings. This will give you time for resizing and engraving. OO Send your event schedule to the vendors. Giving them a first draft now will allow ample time for tweaks and feedback.

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2 Months Before OO Touch base again with all the vendors. Make sure any questions on your first draft proposals have been answered. OO Set up your timeline meetings with your wedding planner. OO Meet with the photographer. Discuss specific shots, and walk through your wedding venues to note spots that appeal to you. OO Review the playlist with the band or DJ. Though you probably won’t be able to dictate every single song played, you should come prepared with a wish list. OO Send out the invitations. The rule of thumb: Mail invitations six to eight weeks before the ceremony, setting the RSVP cutoff at three weeks after the postmark date. OO Submit a newspaper wedding announcement. If you’re planning to include a photograph, check the publication’s website. Some have strict rules about how the photo should look. OO Enjoy a bachelorette party. Arranging a night out with your girlfriends generally falls to the maid of honor. But if she hasn’t mentioned one to you by now, feel free to ask (for scheduling purposes, of course!) if a celebration is in the works. OO Schedule spa treatments for the week of the wedding, including massage, facials and mani/pedi.

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1 Month Before OO Enter RSVPs into your guest list database. Phone people who have not yet responded. OO Get your marriage license. The process can take up to six days, but it’s good to give yourself some leeway. If you are changing your name, order several copies. OO Mail the rehearsal dinner invitations. OO Visit the tailor for (with luck!) your last dress fitting. For peace of mind, you may want to schedule a fitting the week of your wedding. You can always cancel the appointment if you try on the dress and it fits perfectly. OO Stock the bar. Now that you have a firm head count, you can order accordingly. OO Confirm times for hair and makeup and all vendors. OO E-mail and print directions for drivers of transport vehicles. This gives the chauffeurs ample time to navigate a route. OO Assign seating. Draw out table shapes on a layout of the room to help plan place settings. Write the names of female guests on pink sticky notes and the names of male guests on blue sticky notes so you can move people about without re-sketching the entire setting. OO Purchase bridesmaids’ gifts. You’ll present them at the rehearsal dinner. OO Write vows, if necessary. This process can take longer that you might think! OO Get your hair cut and colored, if desired.

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2 Weeks Before OO Give final head count to the caterer and baker. Confirm all set-up instructions and menu items. Also finalize payment at this time. OO If you’re having a receiving line, determine the order you want everyone to stand in (i.e. parents, grandparents, important family members, etc.). OO Prepare your wedding toasts or thanks to friends and family. Hint: Traditionally the best man, maid of honor and father of the bride give toasts at the reception. If you’re concerned about length, consider setting a time limit for speeches, or have more of them at the rehearsal dinner.

OO Put together the reception seating plan if you’re having a seated reception meal. Hint: Leave two blank seats for every 50 guests. This will be for unexpected guests that happen to show up.

OO Designate someone to collect the wedding gifts and cash brought to the reception. Coordinate with this person where they will bring the gifts after the wedding. Hint: This person could also take care of the guest book, since they will be in contact with many guests.

OO Groom: Get your final haircut. Hint: Don’t get your haircut the day of the wedding—you want to give your fresh ‘do time to settle in.

OO Fill out escort cards or give typed names to the calligrapher if you’re using one. OO Plan any additional night-before activities with friends and/or attendants and proper accommodation for out-of-town bridal party members. OO Designate who (i.e. reception site manager, coordinator, close friend) will meet, greet and handle each vendor on the wedding day. Hint: Usually your wedding coordinator does this.

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Week of Wedding OO Delegate small wedding-day tasks. Choose someone to bustle your dress, someone to carry your things, someone to be in charge of gifts (especially the enveloped sort), someone to hand out tips, and someone to be the point person for each vendor. OO Send a timeline to the bridal party. Include every member’s contact information, along with the point people you’ve asked to deal with the vendors if problems arise. OO Pick up your dress or make arrangements for a delivery. OO Groom: Pick up your tux and try it on in the store before you leave. Don’t wait until the day-of to do this! OO Call your reception site manager and make sure your vendors all have access to the site when they need it. Confirm final payment at this time. OO Distribute final wedding-day directions, schedule and contact list to all parents, attendants and vendors. OO Confirm delivery locations, times, final payments and arrangement count with florist. OO Call transportation providers for a day-of schedule and addresses for pickups on the wedding day. Confirm final payment at this time as well. OO Confirm location, date, final payment and time with photographer. OO Confirm location, date, final payment and time with videographer. OO Confirm date, location, time, playlist and final payment with all musicians for the entire day (i.e. live music and DJ for ceremony, cocktail hour and reception).

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OO Make a day-of schedule for you and your groom. Make sure to include time for hair, makeup, and transportation to and from your beauty appointments and your photo session. OO Put final payments and cash tips for vendors in marked envelopes and give to your wedding planner or a designated friend or family member to distribute on the wedding day. OO Put together an overnight bag for your wedding night and designate someone to deliver it to the hotel for you. OO Leave a copy of your honeymoon itinerary with someone in case of emergency. OO Give seating chart to caterer, venue manager, host or wedding coordinator. OO Determine any wedding-day assignments for members of the wedding party, and make lists/info sheets as needed. OO Check in one last time with the photographer. Supply him or her with a list of moments you want captured on film. OO Attend spa treatments, mani/pedi appointments. (You might want to get a stress-relieving massage, too.)

OO Break in your shoes. OO Pack for your honeymoon.

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Day Before the Wedding OO Arrange for someone to drop off the guest book and pen and other important pieces at the reception site. Hint: This can also be done at rehearsal, if it is in the same location. OO Rehearse the ceremony with officiant and wedding party and other important people. OO Pull together your wedding gown, veil, shoes and stockings and put them all in one safe place. OO Put together a day-of emergency kit. You never know what may happen and it never hurts to be prepared. Give this to a trustworthy guest, such as the mother of the bride, or the maid of honor. OO Confirm with those people you expect to give/lead toasts at the reception. OO Designate someone to take and freeze the top tier of the wedding cake to be eaten at your first anniversary celebration. Hint: save some cocktail napkins, programs, place cards and other mementos too!

OO If you are going on a honeymoon right away, ask a bridesmaid to pick up your belongings at the hotel after you have left. OO Have fun and relax at your rehearsal dinner. OO If your wedding is in the morning set your alarm. Hint: Arrange for a backup just in case! OO Relax, take a bath and get some much-needed sleep (8-plus hours!) if you can.

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Day of the Wedding OO Most Important: Relax, smile, and enjoy the day! OO Eat breakfast and other small meals throughout the day. Make sure to drink plenty of water and use the restroom before the ceremony. OO Enjoy your hair and makeup time with friends and family. OO Take a moment to thank your parents and tell them you love them. OO Set aside a private moment together before or after the ceremony to exchange gifts and a sweet congratulatory kiss (or two). It always makes a great photo opportunity to catch this special moment when you see each other for the first time, either before or after the ceremony.

After the Wedding OO Enjoy your new life as newlyweds! OO Preserve your bridal bouquet, wedding dress and other wedding mementos, if you are choosing to. Hint: This should be done within one week of the wedding. This prevents stains from

setting, and keeps flowers as fresh-looking as possible. If you are going on your honeymoon right away, you may want to give this task to a close friend or family member.

OO Mail gifts to your parents to thank them for their help and support (if you didn’t give them out at the rehearsal dinner). OO Put together an online photo album of wedding photos from friends. Hint: These will most likely be the first photos available, since professional proofs can take weeks.

OO Send thank-you notes for your gifts within eight weeks of your wedding day.

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PLANNING + PREPARATION Congratulations, you’re engaged! Before you know it, you’ll have the wedding of your dreams. But first, you need to plan it. Wedding planning can be overwhelming, so we suggest you start small, and bring in some pros to help. Hiring a wedding planner right away can be one of the best vendor decisions you make. They are experts in their field, familiar with every vendor and venue, and every step of the way they will help keep your grand vision (and budget) in mind. Supported by a professional, those never-ending wedding planning decisions suddenly become much easier. Wondering about the etiquette surrounding plus-ones, invitation wording, seating charts, inviting kids (or not) to your wedding? Planners have seen it all, and they know the answers to every quandry you can imagine.

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Next up, start to plan about your ceremony. Receptions get a lot of attention, but it’s the ceremony that’s truly the most important part of your day. Think about who you want to officiate your wedding. Whether it’s a religious leader, a friend or family member, or a professional officiant, your choice will set the tone for the ceremony—and sometimes dictate the venue. You may also meet with your officiant before the wedding for pre-marital counseling. Whether you’re having a religious or secular ceremony, counseling beforehand can help ensure you and your partner are on the same page when it comes to those big life topics, and have the tools to discuss issues going forward. During this time, begin to think about what type of wedding you want: large or intimate, formal or casual, local or destination, and so forth. Start browsing magazines and blogs, set up a Pinterest board, and attend wedding fairs for inspiration. The Wedding Fair™ is Minnesota’s premier wedding fair, bringing together the best of the best of Twin Cities wedding vendors. Taste cake and catering samples, talk with wedding pros and watch a runway fashion show—this is a one-stop shop for everything wedding. Occurring three times a year in January, March and October, The Wedding Fair™ is the ultimate wedding planning experience.

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CEREMONY + RECEPTION VENUES The stage is set. The night is beautiful. As you and your new spouse walk into the room, a smile beams across your face. Hand in hand, you stroll past all your guests and see that every detail is perfectly in place. As your happiness bubbles over, you quickly realize none of this would have been possible without choosing this amazing venue. Selecting your ceremony and reception venues will be the biggest challenge of the wedding planning process. Take your time in finding the venue that will not only make for breathtaking pictures, but also will set the tone for all of your friends and family. Overwhelmingly, when your guests reflect back on your wedding, they will picture your reception. Because of this, you will want to find the perfect venue to express your personalities and make your guests feel as comfortable as possible.

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How to determine the type of reception you want: • Do you want the ceremony and reception to be in the same place? • Based on the size of the guest list, what size ceremony/reception site do you need? • Do you have a strong preference towards outdoor/indoor ceremony? • Do you want an elegant reception or more casual? • Do you prefer a Friday night, Saturday afternoon or evening wedding? • Do you want a cocktail hour in a different location/room for dinner?

good to know: Your reception will be responsible for roughly 35-50% of the cost of the entire wedding. This will include your facility rental fees, catering and bar service.

• Do you want appetizers/dessert or a full meal at your reception? • Do you want a live band/DJ at your reception/ ceremony? (You will need adequate space and electricity) • Do you want alcohol at your reception? • Do you want seating for everyone or scattered cocktail tables?

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Questions to ask when selecting your venue: »» What amenities does the site offer? (Changing rooms, bathrooms, dance floor, lighting, entertainment equipment, wheelchair access, picturesque areas, on-site stocked bar, kitchen facilities, coat rooms, etc.)

»» Is catering available? May we use our own caterer, baker, etc. or must we use a vendor provided by the venue? »» What is included and what are the fees involved with the venue rental? Have them give you an itemized list.

»» Are there any special restrictions? Restriction to access of rooms, music level or timeline, smoking, decorations, or flames? If having anything unique, discuss this with the venue during this time. (Example: animals on site.)

»» How many people will comfortably fit in each room? »» Is there any décor included in the venue rental?

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»» Can any décor be removed from the venue? »» Are candles allowed? And what is the candle policy? (Completely enclosed flame, etc.)

THINGS THAT SHOULD BE INCLUDED ARE THE FOLLOWING:

OO Facility rental fee

OO Staffing fees

OO Cost of catering

OO Taxes for all services and rentals

(at least minimums, final decisions will be made later)

OO Cake cutting fees OO Floral fees (if using an onsite vendor)

OO Linen and service ware fees (if using an on-site vendor)

OO Beverage fees (this will be a decision dependent on your bar service needs)

OO Minimum rental fee OO Overtime fees OO Security fees OO Permit fees OO Parking/valet fees OO Any other services specific to the venue

OO Bartending fee (usually per bartender)

OO Cost of setup and take down OO Ceremony fee (if having onsite)

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Imagine your once-in-a-lifetime wedding ceremony in a breathtaking garden and your reception overlooking a magical view of gardens and zoo. The spectacular beauty and elegance of the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory combined with the dramatic setting of the Visitor Center will allow you to host both your ceremony and reception at Como Park Zoo and Conservatory. Make room for an extra guest with a special appearance from the sloth! This up-close animal encounter makes for a memorable experience your guests will never forget.

651.487.8282 www.lancercatering.com | comozoosales@lancercatering.com

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ask in the elegance and charm of the beautiful Edinburgh USA clubhouse. This graceful Scottish manor boasts vaulted ceilings, wraparound windows, and classic decor, providing the perfect background for your romantic wedding celebration.

Reception | Ceremony | Groom’s Dinner | Bridal Shower 763.315.8516 | lancercatering.com

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We provide a wedding just for you!

651.336.4421 • www.JohnPFurberFarm.com 7310 Lamar Avenue South, Cottage Grove, MN

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Exceptional. Indigenous. Enchanting. Far from the ordinary, Hotel Ivy, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Minneapolis, is the perfect backdrop for your intimate affair. Our greatest desire is to tailor the arrangements to your personal preferences and make your dream wedding a reality. By creating emotional touch points through design, cuisine and service, allow your personal event manager to be your gold thread. 201 South 11th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55403 | www.TheHotelIvy.com | 612.746.4600

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Your choice of setting. Whether your style is casual, sophisticated or a bit in the wilderness, Madison Hospitality Group has the ideal location for your Minnesota destination wedding. We offer unique indoor and outdoor venues, on-site lodging, banquet facilities and friendly professional staff to help make your special day unforgettable.

Contact us and choose the venue that’s right for you!

Grand Ely Lodge

Holiday Inn Alexandria

800-365-5070

320-763-6577

Ely, Minnesota

Alexandria, Minnesota

Thumper Pond Resort Ottertail, Minnesota

218-367-2000

www.grandelylodge.com

www.thebarnalex.com

www.thumperpond.com

Lakeshore Weddings on the Edge of the Boundary Waters

Featuring The Barn: A One-of-Kind Wedding Venue, Sure to Stand Out

Multiple Wedding Venues on a Beautiful Golf Course

Properties proudly managed by Madison Hospitality Group, LLC

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Your Day, Your Way The Ramada Plaza, Minneapolis Just three miles north of downtown, but a million miles north of average. With comfort, convenience, and “Remarkable Hospitality,” it’s the perfect home away from home for your special day. With over 10,000 sq. ft of flexible event space and beautifully landscaped courtyard, whether you are looking for a ceremony and reception venue, rehearsal dinner or guest accommodations, we have it all! 612.455.6324 sales@ramadaplazampls.com ramadaplazampls.com/weddings

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royalgolfclubmn.com | 952-237-2377 11455 20th St N, Lake Elmo MN

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(651)221-2550 rental@smm.org • smm.org/rentals

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301onMain Event Center 301ONMAIN.COM “A Moment in Time - A Place of Elegance”.

301 MAIN STREET NE MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55413 612-259-8213 INFO@301ONMAIN.COM

Let our professional staff help make your wedding reception exceptional. Our contemporary venue features hardwood flooring throughout the ballroom, elegant ceiling drapery, controlled LED lighting and a full stage-all on one level. Capacity of 500 guests with free on-site parking. We offer complete in-house catering, bar and decor services to make your celebration worry free.

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Afton House Inn • Afton/Hudson Cruise Lines AFTONHOUSEINN.COM STCROIXRIVERCRUISES.COM This is the first day of the rest of your life, let Afton House Inn and Afton*Hudson Cruise Lines create the wedding of your dreams. We will take care of the details and entertain your guests by providing the finest in service, dining, and cruising. From small intimate occasions to larger formal affairs, we’ll make your event one everyone will remember for a lifetime. We would love to give you a tour and discuss your wedding plans.

3291 ST. CROIX TRAIL S AFTON, MN 55001 651-436-8883

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IPER ROAD D, MN 55364 72-3098 ES@AL-ALMAS.COM

Al and Alma’s Supper Club and Charter Cruises ALANDALMAS.COM

5201 PIPER ROAD MOUND, MN 55364 952-472-3098 CRUISES@AL-ALMAS.COM

Twin Cities’ most unique and unforgettable wedding event venue! Surround yourself and your guests with one of Minnesota’s renowned natural treasures…Lake Minnetonka. Our magnificent, award-winning custom yachts are built to surround your guests in luxury with unmatched views of Lake Minnetonka’s beautiful islands, and shoreline. Exceptional food and personalized service will be the cornerstone of your event’s success!

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Capitol Ridge Event Center & Peddlers Pub CAPITOLRIDGEHOTEL.COM Memorable views of both the Minnesota State Capitol and Saint Paul Cathedral along with an on-site restaurant, bar and hotel make the Capitol Ridge Event Center a perfect place for your special occasion. Our Capitol hall offers 3,000 square feet for up to 175 guests. A 2,000-square foot private outdoor patio combined with the adjacent Capitol hall gives you the flexibility of an outdoor experience with the protection of indoor space for your event. On-site catering provided.

161 SAINT ANTHONY AVE ST. PAUL MN 55103 651-287-7678 GOODFOOD@CAPITOLRIDGEHOTEL.COM

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Chanhassen Dinner Theatres CHANHASSENDT.COM

EST 78TH STREET 501 WEST 78TH STREET HASSEN, MN CHANHASSEN, MN 34-1524 952-934-1524 SALES@CHANHASSENDT.COM EVENTSALES@CHANHASSENDT.COM

Take center stage and say ’I do’ at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres! In addition to a unique, one-of-a-kind setting, we offer quality service and a delicious, varied menu at exceptional prices. Whether planning a casual rehearsal dinner for 20 or a formal wedding ceremony and reception for 300, our experienced event staff will ‘set the stage’ on your big day! Ask about our all-inclusive package for 150 guests starting at just $7,500!

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Crowne Plaza Bloomington CPMSP.COM The Crowne Plaza Bloomington features a contemporary and modern design conveniently located just minutes West of the Minneapolis/St Paul airport with complimentary transportation provided. We offer 256 guest rooms, as well as several Junior Suites for your wedding guests. You will find our 2,883 square foot Ballroom located on the first level of the hotel to provide a private, intimate space as a perfect venue for your Special Day. Our Ballroom will accommodate up to 200 of your Family and Friends.

5401 GREEN VALLEY DRIVE BLOOMINGTON, MN 55347 952-345-1245 DMALLETTE@CPMSP.COM

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DoubleTree by Hilton Minneapolis - University Area DOUBLETREEUNIVERSITY.COM

RON BLVD SE APOLIS, MN 55414 04-3203

511 HURON BLVD SE MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55414 612-504-3203

@DOUBLETREEUNIVERSITY.COM

Nestled in the heart of the Twin Cities, the brand-new DoubleTree by Hilton Minneapolis - University Area offers a one-of-a-kind experience for your wedding. Our glamorous Bridges Ballroom is exclusively yours, there’s no need to share your special day with any other couple. Surround yourself with breathtaking floor-toceiling windows, enjoy your mouthwatering meal under sparkling chandeliers, and dance the night away with friends and family.

SALES@DOUBLETREEUNIVERSITY.COM

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Earle Brown Heritage Center EARLEBROWN.COM Looking for a rustic country wedding conveniently near the Twin Cities? Earle Brown Heritage Center is Minneapolis’ premier wedding venue. Beautifully restored to its former grandeur, Earle Brown Heritage Center creates a rustic wedding feel just north of Downtown. We provide plenty of variety to make your wedding completely unique. With spaces that accommodate from 20 to 1,000 people, your intimate ceremony or lavish celebration will find its home.

6155 EARLE BROWN DR MINNEAPOLIS, MN 763-569-6300 SALES@EARLEBROWN.COM

1500 WASHINGTON AVE S MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55454 612-638-4670 CHRISTINA.FORMICO@ COURTYARDMINNEAPOLIS.COM

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EAST TOWN BALLROOM AT THE COURTYARD EASTTOWNBALLROOM.COM

WASHINGTON AVE S APOLIS, MN 55454 8-4670 TINA.FORMICO@ YARDMINNEAPOLIS.COM

1500 WASHINGTON AVE S MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55454 612-638-4670 CHRISTINA.FORMICO@ COURTYARDMINNEAPOLIS.COM

Located Downtown Minneapolis MN and with over 5,200SF, East Town Ballroom at the Courtyard offers endless options for any couple to host the wedding of their dreams. As the 2017 WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award® Winner, we pride ourselves on providing extraordinary service in assisting you with every detail, to create the most memorable experience for you and your guests.

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Embassy Suites by Hilton Bloomington EMBASSYWEDDINGSBLOOMINGTON.COM The Embassy Suites by Hilton Hotels® Bloomington is the perfect setting for your special day. Our grand ballroom (seats up to 400), onsite ceremony options, premier catering services and expert events team offer everything you need to plan and celebrate your wedding in style. We have created wedding packages to make your wedding planning experience easy and stress-free! Say “I do” at Embassy Suites by Hilton Bloomington, and we will make your special day one to remember.

2800 AMERICAN BOULEVARD WEST BLOOMINGTON, MN 55431 952-967-8706 ALLIE.LEA@HILTON.COM

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Embassy Suites Minneapolis EMBASSYSUITES.COM

STREET S APOLIS, MN 55402 51-2554 .LAMBERT@HILTON.COM

12 6TH STREET S MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55402 612-351-2554 BRUCE.LAMBERT@HILTON.COM

On your wedding day, you want time to stand still. In the new Embassy Suites Minneapolis it will! Located in the heart of downtown Minneapolis our hotel offers you a unique and romantic setting, exquisite catering menus, impeccable service, special rates on guest accommodations and a complimentary honeymoon suite. Our wedding expert is ready to see to every detail through to make your special day memorable for you and your guests.

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Embassy Suites Minneapolis Airport EMBASSYMSPAIRPORT.COM With our garden atrium, our traditional ballrooms, and our allsuite hotel, the Embassy Suites Minneapolis Airport has got you covered. Your wedding day needs to be perfect. That’s why we make your planning easy and stress-free by offering all-inclusive wedding packages. We make sure all the details are taken care of while you enjoy the wedding of your dreams!

7901 34TH AVENUE S N10884 HOINVILLE ROAD BLOOMINGTON, MN 55425 TREGO, WI 54888 952-960-5116 800-577-4848 BECCA.JARSON@HILTON.COM INFO@HEARTWOODCONFERENCECENTER.COMI

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4 HOINVILLE ROAD , WI 54888 77-4848

Heartwood Conference Center & Retreat HEARTWOODCONFERENCECENTER.COM

N10884 HOINVILLE ROAD TREGO, WI 54888 800-577-4848

The wedding of your dreams...let the beauty of a premiere property in Wisconsin’s Northwoods serve as the perfect setting for a wedding you and your guests will talk about for years. The pristine venue, incredible catering and fantastic staff will make your wedding picture-perfect and memorable.

EARTWOODCONFERENCECENTER.COMINFO@HEARTWOODCONFERENCECENTER.COM

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Hilton Minneapolis MINNEAPOLIS.HILTON.COM Toast your new beginnings in the newly renovated Hilton Minneapolis! The modern and sophisticated design was inspired by natural stone and textiles unique to Minneapolis. Our ballrooms showcase an architectural millwork highlighted with a lighter finish palette. Sophisticated carpet designs throughout, along with decorative modern lighting elements create a warm and welcoming social encounter for guests. Situated in the heart of downtown, Hilton offers versatile function space making it the perfect venue for your special day!

400 SIBLEY STREET N, SUITE L50 1001 MARQUETTE AVE. SOUTH ST PAUL, MN 55101 MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55403 612-310-4369 612-376-1000 INFO@LOWERTOWNEVENTCENTER.COM

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Lowertown Event Center LOWERTOWNEVENTCENTER.COM

LOWERTOWN EVENT CENTER

BLEY STREET N, SUITE L50 L, MN 55101 0-4369

400 SIBLEY STREET N, SUITE L50 ST PAUL, MN 55101 612-310-4369

The Lowertown Event Center is one of the Twin Cities’ newest venues and is located in the heart of Lowertown St. Paul on Mears Park. The renovated historic space features limestone & barn wood walls, wood beam ceilings and steel columns throughout; the spacious reception area accommodates 250 seated guests and the attached ceremony suite/cocktail area seats 200.

OWERTOWNEVENTCENTER.COM INFO@LOWERTOWNEVENTCENTER.COM

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Meet Minneapolis MINNEAPOLIS.ORG/GROUPS-WEDDINGS Get started with the wedding expert at Meet Minneapolis! No need to stress out over researching dozens of unique venues or fabulous hotels. We are your connection to the best vendors in the city. We listen to what you need, find the perfect match and have the vendors contact YOU to compete for your business! We even provide complementary welcome bags for your out-of-town guests. Emily truly cares about you and your wedding, and offers the absolute best planning services in Minneapolis. And she does it for FREE.

250 MARQUETTE AVENUE S #1300 MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55401 612-767-8146 EMILYW@MINNEAPOLIS.ORG

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Minneapolis Airport Marriott MARRIOTT.COM/MSPMN

AMERICAN BLVD EAST MINGTON, MN 55425 54-7441 N@MARRIOTTSALES.COM

2020 AMERICAN BLVD EAST BLOOMINGTON, MN 55425 952-854-7441 MSPMN@MARRIOTTSALES.COM

Our certified wedding planner believes your special day should be all about you! Our luscious outdoor courtyards lend a romantic backdrop for unique wedding pictures, ceremonies, and outdoor receptions. The Grand Ballroom offers elegant space accommodating up to 450, and the Junior Ballroom can accommodate up to 150.

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Minneapolis Marriott West MARRIOTTMINNEAPOLISWEST.COM ONE DAY. INFINITE POSSIBILITIES Our elegant setting complimented by exquisite cuisine offer a one of a kind experience for your special day. We specialize in rehearsal dinners, ceremonies, receptions and gift openings. Our professional staff will help customize your event so you can enjoy everything about your day. Contact us today to schedule a tour.

9960 WAYZATA BOULEVARD ST. LOUIS PARK, MN 55426 952-544-4400 MARRIOTTWESTREQUEST@CSMCORP.NET

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ZOO BLVD. VALLEY, MN 55124 31-9200 @MNZOO.ORG

Minnesota Zoo MNZOO.ORG

13000 ZOO BLVD. APPLE VALLEY, MN 55124 952-431-9200 SALES@MNZOO.ORG

Say ‘I Do’ at the Zoo! The Minnesota Zoo’s lush grounds and serene settings form an enchanting and unique backdrop for your special day. We feature a number of distinctive, private locations for your ceremony, social hour and reception. By hosting your event at the Zoo, you can celebrate more and worry less. We will ensure your big day is flawless.

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Oak Ridge Hotel & Conference Center OAKRIDGEMINNEAPOLIS.COM Whatever your dream is for an extraordinary event, Oak Ridge offers a spectacular venue with stunning ceremony and reception locations. We have beautiful indoor and outdoor locations for your memorable occasion. Nestled in 130 scenic acres on Lake McKnight, it’s a perfect setting for your special day. 1 OAK RIDGE DRIVE CHASKA, MN 55318 952.368.1419

952-474-8058 INQUIRIES@TWINCITIESCRUISES.COM

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Paradise Charter Cruises & Minneapolis Queen TWINCITIESCRUISES.COM Providing the perfect views on beautiful Lake Minnetonka or the Mississippi River. Our luxurious fleet is ideal for rehearsal dinners, wedding ceremonies, receptions, bridal parties and more!

74-8058 952-474-8058 IES@TWINCITIESCRUISES.COM INQUIRIES@TWINCITIESCRUISES.COM

Port of Bohemian Flats Park, Mississippi River Port of Excelsior, Lake Minnetonka

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Profile Event Center PROFILEEVENTCENTER.COM The Profile Event Center’s two halls feature separate outdoor patios, private bridal suites, hardwood dance floors, gorgeous high tech dance lighting, chiffon draping backlit with intelligent lighting for customized reception colors, state of the art sound systems, digital video cameras with closed circuit television functionality, and original modern artwork. Beyond ordinary, extraordinary.

2630 UNIVERSITY AVE. SE 2540 NORTH CLEVELAND AVE. MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55414 ROSEVILLE, MN 55113 612-331-5000 651-636-4567 INFO@PROFILEEVENTCENTER.COM SSOMMERVOLD@NATHCOMPANIES.COM

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Radisson Hotel Minneapolis St Paul North RADISSON.COM/ROSEVILLEMN

NORTH CLEVELAND AVE. ILLE, MN 55113 36-4567

2540 NORTH CLEVELAND AVE. ROSEVILLE, MN 55113 651-636-4567

Allow the dedicated and professional staff at the Radisson in Roseville assist you in creating an unforgettable wedding reception. The hotel’s wedding specialists will be delighted to work with you to ensure that every detail of your special day is planned to your dream wedding.

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Rush Creek Golf Club RUSHCREEK.COM From your first visit to the picturesque setting of Rush Creek, our team will guide you through every detail to make your special day the perfect memory. We will entertain your thoughts before we entertain your guests and bring your event to life with personalized service and delightful cuisine. The experience and commitment of our staff enables us to cater everything from hors d’oeuvre receptions to formal dinners.

7801 COUNTY ROAD 101 MAPLE GROVE, MN 55311 763-494-0400 LISA@RUSHCREEK.COM

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Summit Chalet at Lutsen Mountains SUMMITCHALETWEDDINGS.COM

467 SKI HILL ROAD LUTSEN, MN 55612 218-406-1377 WEDDINGS@LUTSEN.COM

Sitting high atop Moose Mountain in Lutsen, MN wedding guests board the new Summit Express Gondola for a scenic ride to the mountaintop Summit Chalet. Breathtaking views of Lake Superior greet the guests for a “wow factor” beyond compare. At this one-of-a-kind indoor/outdoor venue, the outdoor ceremony takes place on the deck overlooking Lake Superior, and the inside of the chalet is set up for the reception, dinner and dance.

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Superior Shores Resort SUPERIORSHORES.COM Relax and enjoy your destination wedding on Lake Superior’s North Shore! Lakeside ceremony site, full service catering and banquet facilities are just some of the splendor Superior Shores has to offer. Our ballroom boasts a north woods ambiance, sweeping views, and opens up to our outdoor terrace and pebble beach beyond. Superior Shores offers a wide variety of lodging accommodations and year round honeymoon packages. Saying your “I do’s” on our idyllic shoreline will be an experience you and your guests will never forget!

1521 SUPERIOR SHORES DRIVE 615 WASHINGTON AVE. SE TWO HARBORS, MN 55616 MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55414 800-242-1988 612-362-6667 JENNA@SUPERIORSHORES.COM KHEIDELBERGER@COMMONSHOTEL.COM K

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SHINGTON AVE. SE APOLIS, MN 55414 2-6667

The Commons Hotel COMMONSHOTEL.COM Wedding Venue • Ceremony • Outdoor Balcony • Guest Rooms

615 WASHINGTON AVE. SE MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55414 612-362-6667

Our expert wedding specialists are here to help create a wedding day perfectly tailored to you. With two distinct ballrooms, both with a private outdoor balcony and ceremony space, The Commons Hotel accommodates weddings of up to 400 guests.

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The Outing Lodge OUTINGLODGE.COM Imagine a turn-of-the-century home in the countryside, surrounded by extensive lawns and gardens - a la Jane Austen’s novels. Ten minutes from downtown Stillwater, the Outing Lodge is a historic Bed & Breakfast surrounded by a 300-acre park. When you and your guests “move” to the Outing Lodge, everything can happen at one location, in the style of a local “destination wedding.” The Outing Lodge hosts romantic weddings year-round, can accommodate 10-300 people, and has event coordinators on staff to help you from start to finish. Ask about our Perfect Wedding Guide discounts!

11661 MYERON ROAD N STILLWATER, MN 55082 651-439-9747 INFO@OUTINGLODGE.COM

410 OAK GROVE STREET MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55403 612-813-5306 EVENTS@WOMANSCLUB.ORG

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The Woman’s Club of Minneapolis WOMANSCLUB.ORG

K GROVE STREET APOLIS, MN 55403 3-5306 S@WOMANSCLUB.ORG

410 OAK GROVE STREET MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55403 612-813-5306 EVENTS@WOMANSCLUB.ORG

Our elegant Clubhouse overlooking Loring Park in downtown Minneapolis, is the perfect setting for your wedding ceremony and reception. Each space in our historic, six-story mansion inspires its own story. Whether planning an intimate event for 50 or a ceremony and reception for 200, you’ll find our Clubhouse with rooftop overlooking the Minneapolis skyline, to be as flexible as it is refined. Did we mention we have complimentary parking as well?

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Water Street Inn WATERSTREETINN.US Intimate Victorian Charm with Historic Elegance Overlooking the Scenic St. Croix River in Downtown Stillwater. Historic Inn, Irish Pub, Formal Dining Room, Banquet Venue for 200 , Weddings and Beautiful Historic Meeting Space.

101 SOUTH WATER STREET STILLWATER, MN 55082 651-439-6000 GVESEY@WATAERSTREETINN.US

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A.G. Hill Ballroom MACALESTER.EDU/CONFERENCES The A.G. Hill Ballroom, at Macalester College, is beautifully highlighted by natural light and provides an elegant and affordable location for your big day. A grand stairwell leads guests to the bright, open and contemporary ballroom, a wonderful location for receptions of up to 350 guests.

1600 GRAND AVE. | SAINT PAUL, MN 55105 651-696-6472 | AWILLIA8@MACALESTER.EDU

Arrowwood Resort ARROWWOODRESORT.COM Dreaming of a beautiful wedding? We’re here to help that dream come true. Whether you’re hosting 25 or 400 guests, Arrowwood Resort makes for the perfect location. The shores of Lake Darling provide a gorgeous backdrop for any outdoor wedding ceremony - and a great getaway destination for your guests! 2100 ARROWWOOD LANE NW | ALEXANDRIA, MN 320-762-1124 | RESORT@ARROWWOODRESORT.COM

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Classic Hall Event Center CLASSICHALLMN.COM Classic Hall, located in Annandale, accommodates parties up to 400 guests for weddings and rehearsal dinners. Your guests will feel as though they are walking into a charming Hollywood Movie set of a “Small Town”. Here at Classic Hall we strive to give you the wedding of your dreams. 220 POPLAR LANE | ANNANDALE, MN 55302 320-274-2121 | BRIT@CLASSICHALLMN.COM

Courtyards of Andover COURTYARDSOFANDOVER.COM “Frank does an amazing job responding to emails quickly and has been a helpful hand every step of the way… And the food - the food is amazing!” Kristen B. Looking to have your wedding dreams turned into a reality? You will have the perfect wedding and your guests will be raving about it for years to come! 13545 MARTIN STREET NW | ANDOVER, MN 55304 763-754-6953 | FRANK@UNIQUEDININGEXPERIENCES.COM

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Hilton Minneapolis/Bloomington BLOOMINGTONHILTON.COM From intimate to elaborate, we will help you create your personal event that is unique to your style as a couple! Upscale hotel, central location on the edge of Edina, 5,000-square-foot ballroom boasting 14 1/2-foot ceilings. Hotel offers complimentary shuttle & deluxe accommodations for out-of-town guest. 3900 AMERICAN BLVD W | BLOOMINGTON, MN 55437 952-830-5250 | RIANAVANSTADEN@BLOOMINGTONHILTON.COM

Lake Elmo Inn Event Center LAKEELMOINN.COM The Lake Elmo Inn Event Center Catering Staff has provided outstanding reception experiences throughout the Twin Cities for over 30 years. Our Event Coordinators will walk you through every step of your wedding day, making sure that everything, including menu design, dining service, and all the extras, fulfills your needs and vision. 3712 LAYTON AVENUE N | LAKE ELMO, MN 55042 651-779-5994 | CWORTMAN@LEIEVENTCENTER.COM

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Legends Club LEGENDSGC.COM Make Your Wedding a Lasting Legend! Legends Club with its ambience, services and amenities is often mistaken as a private country club. Our culinary and banquet staff will assist you in customizing a legendary experience for you whether it is your bridal shower, rehearsal dinner or wedding. 8670 CREDIT RIVER BLVD | PRIOR LAKE, MN 55372 952-226-9990 | BANQUETS@LEGENDSGC.COM

Medina Golf & Country Club MEDINAGOLFCC.COM We welcome you to spend your special day with us, as we help create some of your most treasured memories. The versatile space can suit any style with gallery windows overlooking our spectacular golf course, a patio for socializing, and delightful cuisine served by our friendly staff. 400 EVERGREEN ROAD | MEDINA, MN 55340 763-478-6021 | CATERING@MEDINAGOLFCC.COM

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Mid-America Festivals RENAISSANCEFEST.COM Mid-America Festivals has been creating timeless weddings for over 35 years on the grounds of the Minnesota Renaissance Festival. Create the wedding of your dreams in a classic setting. Variety of outdoor ceremony and reception locations available. Grounds available to rent May-October. 1244 S. CANTERBURY RD., SUITE 306 | SHAKOPEE, MN 55379 952-445-7361 | WEDDINGS@RENAISSANCEFEST.COM

Millennium Hotel Minneapolis MILLENNIUMHOTELS.COM Millennium Hotel Minneapolis offers unique, beautiful banquet spaces for your wedding reception. The 14th Floor Dome and Marquis Ballroom offer panoramic views of Minneapolis and seating for up to 160 guests. The Grand Ballroom seats up to 350 guests and Loring seats up to 300 guests. 1313 NICOLLET MALL | MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55403 612-359-2227 | MINNEAPOLIS.US@MILLENNIUMHOTELS.COM

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St. James Hotel ST-JAMES-HOTEL.COM Planning a wedding can be stressful. Why work with a separate caterer, rental company, florist, and decorator when you can plan everything in one location. Book your wedding at the St. James Hotel and you get it all! Space, hotel, flower shop, Salon Spa, onsite coordinator. Everything under one roof! 406 MAIN STREET | RED WING, MN 55066 651-388-2846 | WEDDINGS@ST-JAMES-HOTEL.COM

The Gardens of Castle Rock THEGARDENSOFCASTLEROCK.COM Celebrate Love. Embrace Passion. Cherish Design. Welcome to The Gardens of Castle Rock! The Minnesota Wedding Venue & Event Center providing a beautiful setting for outdoor wedding ceremonies & receptions, and special events. Enjoy the flexibility to design, create and schedule your day the way it works best for you! 26601 CHIPPENDALE AVE. | NORTHFIELD, MN 55057 651-264-9510 | INFO@THEGARDENSOFCASTLEROCK.COM

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The Links at Northfork GOLFTHELINKS.COM Located just outside of the Twin Cities, The Links at Northfork is a magnificent setting for your wedding day. With beautiful golf course views, and vaulted ceilings, our banquet hall can accommodate up to 275 of your closest family and friends. Contact our experienced Event Coordinator to start planning your special day! 9333 ALPINE DRIVE NW | RAMSEY, MN 55303 763-241-0506 | EVENTS@GOLFTHELINKS.COM

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CATERING, DESSERTS + BEVERAGES A well-fed wedding guest is a happy wedding guest. From cocktails to appetizers to dinner to dessert, plan a menu that will satisfy and inspire. Think about what kind of wedding you want, and translate that into your catering and bar service. A more formal affair calls passed appetizers and champagne followed by a plated dinner served in courses. A more casual wedding might call for buffet or familystyle dining. But in today’s weddings, truly anything goes. Make your own rules, and choose the things you love the most. A raw bar paired with champagne for cocktail hour, followed by a decadent mac n’ cheese for an entrée—or a filet mignon entrée followed by a hot dog cart for late night snacks? Why not. The sky’s the limit when it comes to planning a menu that’s distinctly you.

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Whatever you do, don’t forget dessert. Wedding cakes have always been a highlight of weddings, but it’s also a growing trend to serve other dessert options. Naked cakes, doughnuts, dessert bars and mini pies are giving a fresh new perspective to this age-old custom. Figuring out a fun way to finish off the dinner portion of your night can be overwhelming with so many sweet and delicious options. There is no such thing as your “average wedding cake” these days. Cakes can have an array of fillings, flavors, designs and toppers. From ribbons to fresh flowers, the appearance of your wedding cake can go in endless fun directions. If the traditional wedding cake doesn’t strike your fancy, consider some of the more trendy buffet ideas. Buffets can be a bit more cost effective, but only if you’re willing to do the research. Some items that make for great buffets are macarons, cake pops, mini pies, candy, popcorn, French pastries or cupcakes. Having a mix of these items can be an inviting and eye-catching display.

on the bakery and the complexity of the design. Selecting multiple flavors and fillings will also increase the price. Another thing to remember with a traditional wedding cake is that many venues will have a cake cutting fee—this will range from $1-4 per guest. Sometimes venues will give you a break on this cost if you use the in-house baker, or one from their preferred vendor list. TIPPING GUIDE All tipping can be done at the end of the night. Give this task to a trusted friend or your wedding planner. »» Bartenders: 10% of the total bill, to split between bartenders. »» Catering staff: (if NOT included in your event order) 15-20% »» Dessert delivery: $20-30 depending on the time, distance and punctuality. (Whoever is supervising these deliveries typically handles the tipping.) »» Coat/restroom attendant: 50 cents per guest »» Valet/parking attendants: $1 per car »» On-site wedding coordinator: $150

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Questions to ask when selecting your cake designer: OO How long have you been in business? OO Are wedding cakes your specialty? OO What other dessert options do you offer? OO Can you do custom designed cakes? OO What types of icings and flavors of filling do you offer? OO What is your baking/decorating process? OO How many weddings do you do on an average weekend? OO How far in advance are the cakes made? OO How do you deliver the cakes? What is the process? OO What do your price quotes include? (Delivery charge, top-tier decorations, different cake flavors, etc.)

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Questions to ask when selecting your caterer: OO How long have you been in business?

OO Do you offer a children’s menu?

OO Can you provide references?

OO Have you worked at our reception venue before?

OO May we have a tasting of the items we choose?

OO What is the cost per person and what does it include?

OO Do you prepare food on-site?

OO Do you provide wait-staff? What do they wear?

OO What service styles do you offer? (Buffet, food stations, plated service, family style, etc.)

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E X C L U S I V E C AT E R E R O F T H E U N I O N D E P O T ( S T. PA U L ) & MUSE EVENT CENTER (DOWNTOWN MINNEAPOLIS).

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We Do Weddings FAMOUSLY

Our passion is in the details–let Famous Dave’s Bar-B-Que treat you and your guests. From black tie events to backyard gatherings, our from-scratch cooking, original recipes and slow-smoked Bar-B-Que will complement your special day.

Say I DO with Bar-B-Que 877-833-9335 | FAMOUSDAVES.COM/CATERING

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We love weddings! Are you planning one?

Ask us how h tto: • Plan for a crowd • Find the right bubbly • Pair wines with your menu • Select special gifts for your wedding party • Meet your budget Come in store to schedule a free consultation. To nd a store near you, visit TotalWine.com

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Fifth Ave Cakes FIFTHAVECAKES.COM Where your dreams become a reality. Fifth Ave Cakes is the premier wedding cake division of Denny’s 5th Avenue Bakery. Our mission: providing you with the best cake possible, in appearance and taste. Cakes are made from scratch, with the finest ingredients and recipes dating back 40 years. Our award-winning cake designer creates exquisite wedding cakes customized to each couple’s unique vision. Free first anniversary cake.

7840 5TH AVE SOUTH 1342 GRAND AVE BLOOMINGTON, MN ST. PAUL, MN 55105 952-881-4445 651-203-3100 WEDDINGS@FIFTHAVECAKES.COM CATERING@GREENMILL.COM

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Green Mill Catering & Bar Service GREENMILLCATERING.COM

RAND AVE UL, MN 55105 3-3100 NG@GREENMILL.COM

1342 GRAND AVE ST. PAUL, MN 55105 651-203-3100 CATERING@GREENMILL.COM

Green Mill Catering makes it easy, fun, affordable, and delicious! From intimate gatherings to large-scale affairs, we want our couples to be happy, relaxed and confident that the food is as perfect as their wedding day. At Green Mill Catering we pride ourselves in being a one-stop shop and making the catering process easy for our clients. We bring the linens, china, glassware, and silverware – all the table details down to the salt and pepper shakers, all completely complimentary.

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Irish Born Hospitality Catering IBHMN.COM Irish Hospitality is viewed around the world for being accommodating, friendly and welcoming. We have combined those attributes with our talented Chef driven team. Our creative menus can be modified to your taste, needs & budget. Consider us for your catering needs or book a party at one of our 4 unique locations: Lola’s Lakehouse, beautiful boathouse on the shores of Lake Waconia; Jake O’Connors Public House, Victorian Era Gastro Pub in historic Excelsior; O’Donovan’s Irish Pub, “The most authentic Irish Pub in the Twin Cities”; McKinney Roe, Contemporary American Restaurant in East Town.

4 E MAIN ST. SUITE 1 WACONIA, MN 55387 952-488-1888 MMARCUSSEN@IBHMN.COM

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Mintáhoe Catering & Events MINTAHOE.COM Catering Prepared with Passion & Imagination When you choose Mintáhoe Catering & Events, you choose peace of mind. With endless catering capabilities, our talented team will customize a menu to your preferences and budget. We promise you’ll feel confident and excited about your wedding menu! 612-253-0255 EVENTS@MINTAHOE.COM

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Rack Shack BBQ RACKSHACKBBQCATERING.COM Rack Shack BBQ is award winning Southern Style Barbeque. Featured on Man vs. Food, Ranked in the Top 50 on Travel Channel’s “101 Best Places to Chow-Down in America”, Voted Best BBQ by KARE 11 Fans, and more! We cater office meetings - weddings & everything in between. The sky is the limit when it comes to your BBQ ideas. Visit us online to see what we can do for you.

1731 S. ROBERT ST. ST. PAUL, MN 55118 612-326-0430 ELLIOTT@RACKSHACKBARBEQUE.COM

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The Caterers

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MAINSTREET 1728 MAINSTREET NS, MN 55343 HOPKINS, MN 55343 04-1160 612-404-1160 OOD@THECATERERSMN.COM GOODFOOD@THECATERERSMN.COM

THECATERERSMN.COM We at The Caterers believe in the philosophy that good food is as much a product of love and patience as it is about the quality of its ingredients and time honored recipes. Allow us to make your dream celebration perfect by thoughtfully and expertly attending to your catering needs. We can collaborate with you in creating a menu that uniquely defines your wedding, or you can simply choose from our preset menus. We take great pride in ensuring that everything on your special day is exactly as how you envisioned it.

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Thirsty Whale Bakery

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THIRSTYWHALEBAKERY.COM The Thirsty Whale is a 100% custom bakery. We specialize in amazing cakes - whether you’re looking for something simple and elegant or extravagant and elaborate, we can help turn your dream wedding into a reality! Let our award winning decorator, Megan, bring your ideas to life and prepare to be blown away by the entire experience.

4149 FREMONT AVE N 4149 FREMONT MINNEAPOLIS MN 55412 MINNEAPOLIS MN 612-259-7168 612-259 THIRSTYWHALEBAKERY@GMAIL.COM THIRSTYWHALEBAKERY@GMAI

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Bistro Bar BISTRO-BAR.COM The easiest way to dispense and serve drinks at your wedding! No matter what the venue is, or where your wedding is located, the Bistro Bar can be configured to pour all types of drinks. Beer, wine, even root beer, top off your perfect wedding with perfect pours! 612-355-1303 SALESBISTRO@BISTRO-BAR.COM

Deco Catering DECOCATERING.COM Deco Catering is Simply Perfection! Deco has been in the catering business for over 30 years catering over 10,000 events. Our entire staff operates with passion and purpose to ensure that any special event is the source of delightful memories, unquestionable and unmatched value. And, of course, authentic, delicious food. 2010 E HENNEPIN AVE., #7 | MINNEAPOLIS, MN 612-623-4477 | INFO@DECOCATERING.COM

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JohnJeanJuan Cakes JOHNJEANJUANCAKES.COM Each cake is custom designed to reflect your personal taste and style. We start with your personal flavor combinations chosen from dozens of flavors of scratch baked cakes and Italian meringue buttercream to make the experience uniquely yours. My goal is to make your wedding cake truly memorable. 612-237-0129 TJZ@JOHNJEANJUANCAKES.COM | TERRYJOHNZILA@GMAIL.COM

Muddy Paws Cheesecake MUDDYPAWSCHEESECAKE.COM 222 Flavors of Award Winning Cheesecake, Made from Scratch to Order, Including Gluten Free & Vegan! We offer tiered cheesecakes, buffet style, centerpieces and minis for weddings. Also, great for take-home gifts and showers. Email us to make an appointment for a free tasting! The guests will be so excited to have cheesecake! 7600 W 27TH ST, COMMONS B | ST. LOUIS PARK, MN 55426 763-545-7161 | YUMMY@MUDDYPAWSCHEESECAKE.COM

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Unique Dining Catering UDECATERING.COM “They were so accommodating and the staff was excellent I think some of my guests even hugged them!! Amber was so helpful setting everything up…” Lesley P. Our team is dedicated to making your day perfect. From backyard casual to lavish elegance, our culinary treats are sure to please you and your guests. 13545 MARTIN STREET NW | ANDOVER, MN 55304 763-754-6521 | AMBER@UNIQUEDININGEXPERIENCES.COM

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, y h p a r g o t pho y h p a r g o e d vi + s th oo b o t o ph PHOTO VIDEO PHOTO BOOTHS BOUDOIR

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PHOTOGRAPHY, VIDEOGRAPHY + PHOTO BOOTHS Looking back on your wedding day after the magic has taken place, you flip through your wedding albums and relive your amazing day over and over again. Your day is going to fly by and when you need to recall your evening, you’ll turn to your wedding album and photos. Photography is not where you should be cutting the budget. Make sure that you have the best photographer you can afford—this is the best way to ensure your memories will be captured perfectly. The vows, the toasts, your first dance together—these are some of the most important moments at your wedding. Being able to watch them again is something you will treasure. These special moments will be captured by your photographer, but to see

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them in live motion is an essential part of preserving your wedding-day memories. With wedding videography, you can watch your perfect day unfold before your eyes (and from your guest’s perspective). Couples are realizing more and more how critical it is to have a videographer on their wedding day. Not having one to capture your day will likely be your biggest regret if you decide to pass on this vendor. When selecting a photographer and videographer, one of the most important things to consider is their personality. Does their temperament complement yours? Are they more laid back and calm or do they take charge and command the situation? They will be with you for most of your wedding day and being posed by someone that you are not comfortable with will inevitably end with awkward wedding photos. Then of course, there’s the photo booth. While no substitution for your photographer, photo booths add to a fun environment for your guests. Not only does it provide entertainment, allowing guests to snuggle up in front of the lens snapping goofy photos, but it also gives them a take-home favor. What’s more, you’ll have a book of their silly photos to look back on and help remember the day.

good to know: Photography and videography will be responsible for roughly 15-20% of your budget. This will include the photo/videographer’s hours on-site, engagement photos, wedding photos and footage, and tip to the photo/ videographer (and their assistants if applicable).

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Questions to ask when selecting your photographer and videographer: OO What’s your favorite shooting style? Formal? Relaxed and creative? Photojournalistic? Candid? OO May we see your portfolio or albums of your work? OO Were all the photos in these albums taken by the same photographer? OO How many of these were similar to the size and style of our wedding? OO Are you the person that we will be working with personally on our day? If not, can we meet the person who will be? Do you bring an assistant or another photographer with you on the wedding day? OO Can we give you a shot list to work from? (This ensures you will be able to get

OO How many other events will you be capturing that weekend? (This is so you are aware if you are the only event or not. Although, most photographers have no problem shooting multiple events in a weekend.)

OO What kind of equipment will you bring? Do you have backup equipment available? (Asking this question will also give you a good idea of how much space they will need. This can be an important piece of information to know when they will be shooting the ceremony.)

TIPPING GUIDE Photographer: $150-250 Videographer: $150-250 Photo Booth Staff: 10%

the shots that are important to you.)

OO How many weddings do you typically shoot in a year? OO What types of packages are available? Can they be customized?

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Two main questions to ask yourself after the meeting are: OO Do I like this person? Can I see myself spending the whole day with them and enjoying myself? OO Do I like their work as a wedding photographer/videographer? How is the lighting? Do they frame their work in a way that is appealing to me?

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Art de la Photographie ARTDELAPHOTOGRAPHIE.COM I shoot love! Capture your story with wedding & engagement photography that stands apart. Couples across the country have relied on my 8+ years of experience to preserve the romance, moments, and memories of their special day. You’re free to focus on your new life together when you choose me—I’m professional, personable, and I deliver fantastic images on time, every time. Contact me for a complimentary consultation!

MINNEAPOLIS, MN 612-460-5010 INFO@ARTDELAPHOTOGRAPHIE.COM

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Bellagala BELLAGALA.COM

AST 6TH ST., SIXTH FLOOR UL, MN 55101 27-1202 BELLAGALA.COM

255 EAST 6TH ST., SIXTH FLOOR ST. PAUL, MN 55101 651-227-1202 INFO@BELLAGALA.COM

We believe people look their best when they are comfortable in front of the camera. We document weddings as they unfold naturally, combining our skill and photographic expertise with our passion for capturing love stories. Our photographers have a photojournalistic base, but have their own style and skill set unique to each of them. Work with some of the best and most passionate photographers in the industry!.

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Corwin Photo | Corwin Films CORWINPHOTO.COM Marriage is awesome! That’s why we love capturing the start of your adventure together through photography or cinematic videography. “We loved working with Clark and Cherie. They were so much fun and helped us feel comfortable in front of the camera.” - Alice “Clark and his wife were amazing to work with! They put so much care into our day. I completely recommend them. They truly love what they do and it shows in the pictures.” - Meg Ryan

763-218-0808 CLARK@CORWINPHOTO.COM

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Des Jardins Studio RACHEL-DESJARDINS.COM Hey, I’m Rachel DesJardins. The lady behind the lens. All my work is a result of places I’ve been and stories I’ve had the pleasure of capturing. I love being presented with opportunities to save moments and memories through photography. Tell me about your story and I’ll share why I love what I do. Visit my website to reach out or view more love stories and happy endings.

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Lupiction Studios LUPICTION.COM It’s your special day so let’s make sure to capture it that way! At Lupiction Studios we work to capture the moment. We want you to look back at your photos & videos as if you were there once again. With love and creativity have us capture your beautiful wedding. Lupiction Studios Call Us Today.

8601 73RD AVE N #10 MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55428 763-250-5337 INFO@LUPICTION.COM

MONTICELLO, MINNESOTA 352-250-2883 NIKKI@NIKKICLICKS.COM

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CELLO, MINNESOTA 50-2883 @NIKKICLICKS.COM

Nikki R Foster Photography NIKKICLICKS.COM

MONTICELLO, MINNESOTA 352-250-2883 NIKKI@NIKKICLICKS.COM

At Nikki R Foster Photography, we not only capture moments, we seize magic, your magic. That special spark between couples. The unspoken words; secret glances; cherished moments of love; and all the promises that are vowed. It’s your day. The one you’ve dreamt of and planned for. Let’s capture it together; let’s preserve the beginning of your legacy!

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Summit Hill Studios | Dan Riggs Films SUMMITHILLSTUDIOS.COM While going through pictures of couples to feature here, I stumbled across many of my mom and I. I recently lost her and I miss her more than I can even say. So, instead of featuring photos of random couples, I decided to show off my mom instead. I bet she would’ve loved to be in a magazine…and now she is. I love you mama. I also create beautiful wedding films for you to enjoy forever. Please see our website for samples.

500 ROBERT STREET NORTH SAINT PAUL, MN 55101 612-503-0800 RIGGS@SUMMITHILLSTUDIOS.COM

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Capturyd Studios CAPTURYD.COM We believe that everyone has a story, and we are unfailingly optimistic that every story is unique and expressive in it’s own way. We thrive in creating sensory experiences for our clients through film and storybooks. We love making new friends and can’t wait to meet you! 612-356-2851 NATHAN@CAPTURYDSTUDIOS.COM

Courtney June Photography COURTNEYJUNEPHOTOGRAPHY.COM Have you ever gone through a box of photos and pulled out an image that meant something to you? It made you relive the moment. From the expression on your face to the people in the photos, it all brought back a flood of memories. That feeling is what I live for. I get to be a part of the creation of those memories. My photographs tell stories that can be passed on for generations. 952-393-6509 COURTNEYJUNEPHOTOGRAPHY@LIVE.COM

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Spencer Gease Photography SPENCERGEASEPHOTOGRAPHY.COM Spencer Gease Photography is a premier wedding photography studio offering one of a kind photographic art, exceptional service and a full line of genuine leather wedding albums. I would love to help you create beautiful images to document your special day! 763-220-0456 SPENCER@SPENCERGEASEPHOTOGRAPHY.COM

Studio Veil STUDIOVEIL.COM Studio Veil has some of the coolest looking, high quality booths in MN. Photo Booths don’t need to be eye sores; they can be beautiful and full of great features. Contact today for availability. Every rental includes an on-site attendant, props, photo strip printouts, and a guest book with no additional costs. Ask about our social media sharing and other great features! 7600 BOONE AVE. N #18 | BROOKLYN PARK, MN 55428 612-888-3646 | INFO@STUDIOVEIL.COM

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VIP Photo Booth VIP-BOOTHS.COM Congratulations couples! VIP Photo Booth is one of the original photo booth companies (Est. in 2009!) here in the Twin Cities, family owned and awardwinning, featuring the highest quality photo strips and personalized service for each of our clients (read our reviews!). Contact us today! 612-605-8177 INFO@VIP-BOOTHS.COM

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FASHION + JEWELRY Picture your amazing wedding dress—what do you see? A haute couture gown with elegant embroidery, a breezy bohemian dress, a classic tulle ballgown, or a glamorous gown dripping in crystals? The options are endless for today’s brides. Identify some of your favorite styles as a starting point, but keep an open mind when you arrive to the bridal salon. Try on a little bit of everything to determine what you truly love. Measurements will be taken after you’ve made your final decision on the gown. Have the gown fitted to your current size, even if you are planning to lose weight. It will take several months to construct your gown once your order has been placed. After that time, the salon will call you when it arrives.

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Finally, you’re ready for your first fitting, which usually occurs nine to ten weeks before your wedding. However, let the salon know if you need the gown in advance, such as for a formal portrait sitting. At the first fitting, it’s very important to bring your accessories and all undergarments so that you can get an idea for how the entire ensemble comes together. Wearing your shoes to the gown fittings will ensure accuracy in measuring to your height, while also giving you a chance to break in your shoes a bit before the ceremony. The average cost of a wedding dress in Minnesota is $1,500, but can range upwards of $5,500. Alterations are made between the first and second fittings, so when you go back to try on the gown, the fit will be very close to the final result— minor changes may need to be made while you wait or before the final fitting. The cost of alterations can add a few hundred dollars to the total cost of the dress, depending on exactly what is needed.

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Silhouette Guide

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BALLGOWN — For the princess in you! Fitted at the bodice and a waistline that leads to a full skirt. Flattering on hourglass and slender body types. A-LINE — One of the most common shapes. Fitted at the bodice and angles out to the ground (resembles the outline of an A). It’s the most universal silhouette because it tends to look great on every body type. TRUMPET — Hugs the hips and then flows out in an A-line around mid-thigh. It tastefully accentuates a woman’s shape without being confining.

mermaid

MERMAID — Fits closely to the body to the knees, then flares out to the hem. This style looks good on women with more of a straight shape. SHEATH — Usually semi-fitted from top to bottom with a straight skirt and no waist. Can be very flattering on most shapes.

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GODDESS — A new shape that seamstresses use to describe any shape that flows freely from the bust line. Most of the time, this dress has an empire waist so the dress can flow freely. It also complements most body shapes.

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Necklines

strapless

STRAPLESS — Clean line across the chest. Simple neckline that works great on small busts. SWEETHEART — The most common neckline for strapless dresses. Dips in the center with rounded edges like the top of a heart. Looks great on both small and larger bust lines.

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V-NECK — Very common on dresses with sleeves or halter tops. It can be very dramatic and low-cut, or higher to accentuate the bust line. Looks great on small and large busts, depending on coverage. SCOOP — A very basic U-shaped neckline. Completely rounded from shoulder-to-shoulder as if the dress were smiling. This looks great on both small and large bust lines. BOAT NECK OR BATEAU — Similar to a scoop neck, this rounded neckline is cut straight from shoulder-to-shoulder with a slight dip in the middle. This neckline looks great on small bust lines. OFF-THE-SHOULDER — Sits below the shoulders and accentuates the shoulders and collar bone. Great for large bust lines. HALTER — Straps that wrap around the back of neck. Great for broad shoulders.

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Effie’s Bridal Trunk EFFIESBRIDALTRUNK.COM We understand that finding your dress is a personal and often overwhelming decision, so we strive to create a boutique environment that is “relaxed sophistication”. Our goal is to carry a unique selection of designers that would give the Effie Bride choices that suit her personality and taste. Through one-on-one appointments, with our experienced consultants, every bride feels welcomed, excited and at ease in our shop.

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Jewelry by Johan JEWELRYBYJOHAN.COM

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Since 2008, Jewelry by Johan has been an innovator in jewelry design. Owner Johan Rust is one of the first designers to use genuine meteorite to create extraordinary wedding jewelry for customers around the globe. All handcrafted in Minnesota, we specialize in custom jewelry featuring exotic woods, genuine meteorite, fossilized dinosaur bone, and naturally shed deer antler.

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Jos. A. Bank Clothiers JOSBANKFORMAL.COM Let our expert sales professionals help you find the perfect formal attire for your special day, from classic and traditional to sleek and modern. Plus, with hundreds of accessory color options, you’ll find that we can match any dress from any designer. Our experts look forward to guiding you to the ideal tuxedos to outfit the men in your wedding. It’s your day; let us help make it unforgettable!

3918 CEDAR GROVE PARKWAY OVER 600 LOCATIONS NATIONWIDE EAGAN, MN 55122 877-703-4438 651-600-3015 TUXAPPOINTMENT@JOS-A-BANK.COM INFO@LUXEMN.COM

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Luxe Bridal Couture LUXEMN.COM Specializing in plus size and curvy brides!

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Luxe Bridal is unlike any bridal salon you have experienced before. We specialize in curvy and plus size brides size 14-34. That means you can actually try our gowns on, with over 200 bridal gowns to choose from it makes us a curvy girls dream! Make your appointment today!

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Savvi Formalwear SAVVIFORMALWEAR.COM Savvi Formalwear is the Twin Cities’ leading provider of men’s formalwear. We feature an unparalleled selection of colors from all leading dress designers, as well as, slim fit and modern fit garments. We carry exclusive merchandise from Michael Kors, Allure Men and others, so you’ll always find the styles you’re looking for. Plus, with over 350 stores coast-to-coast you can easily accommodate all members of your party.

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Wedding Shoppe, Inc. WEDDINGSHOPPEINC.COM

RAND AVE. SOUTH UL, MN 55105 98-1144 WEDDINGSHOPPEINC.COM

1196 GRAND AVE. SOUTH ST. PAUL, MN 55105 651-298-1144 INFO@WEDDINGSHOPPEINC.COM

The Wedding Shoppe is celebrating 40 years of award-winning service. Shop our huge selection of exclusive bridal gowns from around the world. With the largest selection of bridesmaid dresses in the Midwest, your ladies will find the dress they love. Plus, we’ll outfit mom, and all the men in your party, too. Shop online or visit our historic Grand Avenue boutique and let us make your wedding dreams come true!

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Evermore Wedding Gown Care EVERMOREWEDDINGGOWNCARE.COM We are the only cleaner in the Upper Midwest that cares exclusively for wedding gowns. We offer award winning gown care needs, from pre-wedding care and alterations to cleaning and preservation of your gown. Your preserved gown is guaranteed not to yellow, discolor or develop oxidized stains. 212 3RD AVE N | MINNEAPOLIS,MN | 612-545-5740 9424 36TH AVE N | NEW HOPE,MN | 763-588-8030 INFO@EVERMOREWEDDINGGOWNCARE.COM

Grand Cleaners GRANDCLEANERS.NET WEDDING GOWN PRESERVATION SPECIALISTS Let us preserve your precious wedding gown in an heirloom box, ensuring preservation for future generations. We will carefully inspect it for minor damages including tears, missing beads and stains. Our gown specialist will clean it with the utmost care and delicately pack it with acid-free tissue to retain its shape and beauty for years to come. 651-776-3485 1645 WHITE BEAR AVE N | ST. PAUL, MN 55106

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, s r e w o l f décor + rentals FLORISTS DÉCOR LIGHTING RENTAL PARTY SUPPLIES

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FLOWERS, DÉCOR + RENTALS Choosing your wedding décor can be one of the most daunting tasks of the wedding. Your décor theme impacts the look of the entire day and will be seen in all your photos. Gorgeous décor will add style and glamour to the event, while thoughtfully chosen rentals will bring functionality for those attending. But where to start? The best questions that you can ask yourself are: What do you want the tone of the event to be (formal or casual)? What images are you drawn to when you look at wedding photos (modern? rustic? vintage? glamorous? romantic?) What about a color palette? Do you want to go more traditional or embrace trends? Above all, don’t forget to consider your own personal style. How can you bring these ideas to life for your guests?

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When deciding your décor, be sure to consider: the time of year, the mood you would like to set, your color palette, your venue (lavish country club or hip downtown theater), your ceremony location (a church may have rules you will need to adhere to), number of guests attending, your budget. And then there’s flowers, one of the more inspired wedding-planning decisions you make. When choosing your colors and theme, flowers can have a big influence. Vibrantly colored flowers, big blooms or large amounts of greenery can add a huge impact to any rental space. Be sure to hire a highly regarded professional—a mistake is not something you can afford. Be sure to consider the season in which you’re getting married—this can impact your floral budget and flower options. If you are dying to have the perfect peonies in your bouquet, know that peony season is typically May and June. If your wedding is outside these months, you’ll be paying a premium for this type of bloom. TIPPING GUIDE Florist delivery: $20-30 Décor delivery: $20-30 (depending on the time, distance and punctuality)

Areas that might require décor: »» Ceremony: Pews, aisles, main doorways, altar, banisters, windows, ledges, extra tables, bathrooms and any other area in your ceremony space that might look sparse. »» Reception: Dinner tables, cake table, gift table, escort card table, the bar, guestbook table, bathrooms, buffet table, walls or doorways, banisters, patio areas, chairs, etc. »» Your décor and flowers will be responsible for roughly 12-17% of the budget. This will include rentals, setup, tear down, delivery fees and tip.

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Types of flowers you will need: »» Personal flowers: Bridal bouquet and toss bouquet, bridesmaid and maid of honor bouquets, groom’s boutonnière, groomsmen and best man’s boutonnières, flower girl bouquet or petals, ring bearer boutonnière, parents, grandparents, readers, ushers, soloist and your officiant.

»» Ceremony flowers: Pew arrangements, aisle runners, memorial bouquets, chairs, candles, altar or chuppah. »» Reception flowers: Centerpieces for the guest tables, entryways, cake table, gift table, guestbook table, bars, bathrooms and anywhere else that needs a pop of color.

Questions to ask when selecting your florist: OO Do you have a portfolio of your work? OO What is the average cost for bouquets, boutonnières, corsages, etc.? OO Can you provide rental items such as candelabras, aisle runners, vases, etc.? OO Do you deliver? When will the flowers be delivered? What is the fee? OO Is setup at site included?

OO Do you do multiple weddings on an average weekend? OO When do you need a final count for table centerpieces? OO Can you recommend any seasonal flowers to save money? OO Can you make any suggestions based on my color scheme?

OO Are you familiar with my venue?

OO How much is the deposit to secure my date?

OO Do you pin the corsages and boutonnières on everyone?

OO When is the remaining balance due?

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Questions to ask when choosing your dĂŠcor company: OO What color linens/overlays do you offer?

OO What are the setup/tear down charges?

OO Do you rent items such as vases, lighting, candle holders, etc.? Is there a specific quantity that I need to rent?

OO Can I set up my own dĂŠcor to save money?

OO Do you have delivery fees? OO What is the damage deposit? OO How long have you been in the rental business?

OO What size tent would you recommend for the size of my wedding? OO Do you have setup instructions for tents and other such rental items?

OO Do you have an emergency staff or after-hours contact in case we have issues with the rental equipment? OO What time of day do you typically deliver? How far in advance do you deliver to the site? OO Where do I put my rental items when we are done? (i.e. linens in bags, chairs on racks, tables folded, etc.)

OO What is the payment schedule? OO Do you have a late fee?

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Design Solutions for Your Personality

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Festivities FESTIVITIESMN.COM Festivities is an event rental, décor and floral provider known for award-winning bouquet and centerpiece design, specialty linen, a beautiful array of chair covers and sashes, impressive tents, custom ceiling draping, trendy lounge furnishings, unique place settings, creative design insights and more. Dress your day with the functional, fun and fashionable décor your event needs and the design, service and expertise you want!

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Linen Effects, Inc. LINENEFFECTS.COM

EST RIVER RD. N. APOLIS, MN 55411 55-2500 @LINENEFFECTS.COM

1801 WEST RIVER RD. N. MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55411 612-355-2500 SALES@LINENEFFECTS.COM

Linen Effects is an upscale wedding decor rental company specializing in table linens, chair covers, centerpieces, chiavari chairs, and furniture. Linen Effects is well regarded in the industry for our creative style, excellent service, high quality standards, and very large selection. Many venues, professional wedding planners, and florists recommend Linen Effects. Linen Effects has been providing award winning style in the Twin Cities for over 25 years.

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Studio Laguna

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Richfield Flowers & Events RICHFIELDFLOWERS.COM When planning the wedding of your dreams, you can find experienced, professional assistance at Richfield Flowers and Events. We specialize in attention to every detail, creating perfect wedding bouquets, flowers for your ceremony and reception decor. We offer a splendid choice of ceiling treatments, lighting, candelabras and vases. Richfield Flowers and Events can assist you in creating the perfect combination of flowers for a day to remember forever.

3209 TERMINAL DRIVE, STUDIO 300 EAGAN, MN 55121 612-866-8416 INFO@RICHFIELDFLOWERS.COM

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Rison Design RISONDESIGN.COM From simple elegance to extravagant beauty, Rison Design is here to make your wedding day special and memorable with gorgeous floral designs and decor styling. Contact us today for a complementary consultation and to receive a quote. Now offering rental on containers, center pieces and event decor elements.

RIGHTON, MN 46-7378 NS@RISONDESIGN.COM

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Ultimate Events UE-MN.COM Tents • Tables • China • Décor • Linens Dance Floors • Glassware • Draping Ultimate Events knows exactly how important your wedding is to you and your family. It’s a day that will live on in your memories forever. Whether you desire an outdoor tented wedding or a hotel wedding reception, we have the ability to work with you to create the look you envision.

13405 15TH AVE. N PLYMOUTH | 763-559-8368 600 KASOTA AVE. SE MINNEAPOLIS | 612-333-3044

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Bel Fiore BELFIORESTUDIO.COM At Bel Fiore we aim to create beautiful and fashion forward floral designs with passion, professionalism and personalized service. We specialize in modern vintage, garden picked and rustic floral styling for weddings. We are capable of producing elegant and stunning floral designs for bridal parties, wedding ceremonies, receptions, company events, as well as everything in between! 707 BIELENBERG DRIVE #107 | WOODBURY, MN 55125 651-207-6861 |JASMINE@BELFIORESTUDIO.COM

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INVITATIONS, FAVORS + GIFTS Picture your wedding guests. Maybe it’s your cousin, your best friend since college or your fiancé’s grandmother. Just think of the excitement they’ll feel when they open their personalized envelope and find a beautiful wedding invitation inside. The colors pop, the attention to detail is obvious, and they can’t wait to join the celebration. Your invitation will give guests a first look at the big day to come, so make sure it matches the overall look and theme of your wedding. This will not only provide the requisite wedding information such as who, what, where and when—but will also give guests an understanding about the formality and expectations of dress for your big day. If your wedding is a black tie affair, remember to stick strictly to etiquette standards—but if you are going for a more laid-back event, feel free to let the verbiage show off your playful side.

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Once your guest list is set and those savethe-dates are in the mail, it’s time to start thinking about giving a little something back to those who have supported you in the wedding planning process. Don’t forget to purchase gifts for your wedding party—get as creative as your heart desires, but typical gifts include wedding-day jewelry for the bridesmaids and ties, pocket squares and other accessories for the groomsmen. Mothers and fathers will appreciate small, sentimental tokens on the wedding day, especially if you’ll be spending time with them before the ceremony—it’s a truly lovely gesture on this very significant day. And of course, there are the gifts from the bride and groom to one another. These can be small and sweet or grand gestures—whatever you choose, have it delivered to your partner before the ceremony with a loving note expressing your true love and commitment. Lastly: wedding favors, the treat your guests take away from your wedding. Leave them with something that will remind them of your day but also show your personal style. If you have a wedding theme, this is a great way to embellish it and go all out. Favors that will get your guests talking are those they can take home and use in their daily life. Some examples include: a personalized candle, spices for their kitchen, a wine glass, custom-made soap, or even a matchbox with your wedding date.

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Questions to ask when selecting your invitations: OO Do you have a minimum order? Do you create custom designs? What is the fee? OO Can you help with wording? Etiquette? OO Am I able to receive a hard proof before I place the entire order? OO What are the charges involved? (Paper grade/ weight, envelope lettering, fonts, text colors, etc.)

OO How long will it take to print my items? OO Do you offer other wedding stationary items? (Thank-you cards, table numbers, programs, etc.)

OO Do you have a bulk order discounted rate? Don’t forget stationery for the wedding day: »» Ceremony programs »» Escort cards »» Rececption signage (bar signs, dessert signs, buffet signs)

»» Menu cards

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How to choose the right favors for your guests: »» If hosting a more casual event, feel free to add tons of personality and style to your wedding favors. »» Lots of couples like to DIY certain pieces of the wedding—favors are a great place to start! Think Pinterest, Etsy and other crafty websites for inspiration. »» What else are you providing at the wedding? Do you already have more food than anyone could ever eat? Then try to avoid an edible favor.

»» Do you and your fiancé have a shared passion? Are you the ecofriendly couple? Consider a small plant that guests can take home. »» Use inspiration boards and visual images to get your creative juices flowing. »» Remember: Your wedding favors will remind your guests of your day and can have a lasting impression. What do you want them to physically take away from your day?

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Invite Cafe INVITECAFE.COM

LEWIS ROAD N VALLEY, MN 55427 48-0202 OW@INVITECAFE.COM

8043 LEWIS ROAD GOLDEN VALLEY, MN 55427 763-548-0202 TDARSOW@INVITECAFE.COM

Invite Cafe is dedicated to offering superior stationery for your special day. Our creative team will combine stunning images, elegant type, gorgeous embellishments and exquisite papers to create beautiful and unique stationery. Your custom stationery is created in our own print studio, including printing on papers, unique surfaces, banners, photo backdrops, lined envelopes, exclusive die cuts and hand work. Invite Cafe will delight in creating custom stationery for your truly memorable event.

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Kristina Designz KRISTINADESIGNZ.COM Make your big day extra special with your very own unique wedding stationery from Kristina Designz. Let us give you a look that no one else has, something entirely custom to reflect your relationship, vision and style for your wedding. Set up a coffee date with me, so we can make your dreams come true with everything from an invitation suite to calligraphy signage.

ANOKA, MN 55303 612-600-9559 INFO@KRISTINADESIGNZ.COM

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Live Love Last by Plastic Printers LIVELOVELAST.COM We specialize in creating custom plastic wedding invitations, RSVP’s, save the dates, thank you notes and more. Whether you have a design in mind or would like the assistance of our professional design team, we will create something truly unique for you. Contact us today for your complimentary consultation. 741 SPIRAL BOULEVARD | HASTINGS, MN 55033 1-866-598-2461 | TEAM@LIVELOVELAST.COM

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MUSIC + ENTERTAINMENT The dance floor is buzzing. The music is incredible. The crowd is celebrating the night away. This is the image many couples envision when they think about their wedding night. To ensure your night is a celebration to remember, you will need to hire the best music and entertainment. It’s crucial to hire a professional DJ that will be able to compile a great list of songs for your day. This is not an area to pinch your budget. Keeping the dance floor packed is truly a talent, and you will want someone who has a lot of experience doing so.

BUDGET Your music will be responsible for roughly 5-10% of the budget. This will include: the band/DJ, their equipment rentals, any lighting that is a part of the package, mileage and tip.

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How to decide between DJ or live music: 1. What type of tone would you like to set for the evening? A. Relaxed, classic vibe with some energy B. Contemporary, classic, exciting with a lot of energy 2. How much variety in music is important to you? A. A little—very specific range of songs B. A lot! A wide range of genres and eras 3. What is your budget? A. Very flexible B. Very limited 4. How much space does your venue have for entertainment? A. Large space B. Very limited 5. Do you want music to dance to or more of an interactive music portion? A. Interactive—love the concert vibe B. Music to dance to—Electric and Cha-Cha Slide, Macarena, the works! Mostly A’s Think about having live music at your reception. Pros for live music are that you get the classic feel and excitement of having a live performance. If you are looking for a specific type of music, live music is a great option.

Mostly B’s Consider having a DJ at your wedding. DJ’s are typically less expensive and have more variety in the music they can offer. They have tons of dancing songs as well as background music for dinner. They can be as flexible in their playlists as you want. You can also make a “must-play” and “do not play” list for a DJ.

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Questions to ask when selecting your musicians or DJ: OO Are you available for my specific date? OO Can you play specific songs or learn them? OO What is your specialty? Can and will you play a variety? OO How many weddings have you done? OO Can you provide me with three to four references? OO How long have you been in the industry? How long have you played together? OO What sets you apart from your competition? OO How far in advance do I need to book your service? OO What is the deposit? OO Do you have extra fees if you work past your designated time?

OO Do you provide any extra services? Lights, microphones, amps, speakers, etc. OO Outdoor ceremony/reception: do you need any specific electrical equipment for outdoors? OO How much space will you require? OO Live music: Can we see and hear you perform? OO Are you willing to be our announcer/emcee for the evening? OO Will you accept special requests during the reception? TIPPING GUIDE DJ: 15-20% depending on how involved and timely your DJ has been. Band members: $30-50 each, depending on how long their set has been. If they are hired through an agency, tipping is a great gesture. Some contracts have tipping included, so be sure to reference your invoice for services to see if this is built-in. This can be done at the end of the night when they have completed their services. You can also give these tips to your wedding planner to disperse for you.

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Adagio Djay Entertainment ADAGIODJ.COM At Adagio, our goal is to assist you in creating an atmosphere that will make your guests feel welcome and involved without making the DJ the focus. We are known for our tasteful and subtle approach as well as our exceptional attention to detail and award winning customer service. We are highly recommended by the area’s best venues, wedding planners, and other professionals in the industry.

413 WACOUTA STREET, SUITE 100 SAINT PAUL 55101 651-437-3344 INFO@ADAGIODJ.COM

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Bellagala BELLAGALA.COM

AST 6TH ST., SIXTH FLOOR UL, MN 55101 27-1202 BELLAGALA.COM

255 EAST 6TH ST., SIXTH FLOOR ST. PAUL, MN 55101 651-227-1202 INFO@BELLAGALA.COM

Every couple deserves a wedding dance that their guests will be raving about for months. Bellagala’s professional DJs specialize in delivering that perfect first dance and keeping your guests dancing all night long. Our DJ service is tailored to suit your needs to ensure that you have the wedding celebration of your dreams. Bellagala seeks personable and professional DJs with a love of music to join our team.

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Cinema Ballroom CINEMABALLROOM.COM Cinema Ballroom is the Twin Cities’ premier ballroom and Latin dance studio. We are open 7 days a week providing both dance classes and private lessons. Choreograph your first dance as husband and wife, perform with your entire wedding party, take private lessons with your wedding party or simply learn to dance at your reception. Our dance instructors are certified to teach dance and will help make your wedding special.

1560 ST. CLAIR AVENUE ST. PAUL, MN 55105 651-699-5910 INFO@CINEMABALLROOM.COM

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Complete Weddings + Events COMPLETEMN.COM

ONCORD EXCHANGE N, SUITE 4 222 CONCORD EXCHANGE N, SUITE 4 ST. PAUL 55075 SOUTH ST. PAUL 55075 55-7244 651-455-7244 COMPLETEMN.COM INFO@COMPLETEMN.COM

Complete is a fun company that provides Photography, DJ, Video, Photo Booth, and Lighting services for weddings and events. Complete helps coordinate a plan, shoot great photos, capture compelling video, and provide the perfect soundtrack for the day. We do it with heart, feeling, emotion and the perfect amount of cleverness.

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Silver Sound Entertainment SILVERSOUNDENTERTAINMENT.COM Silver Sound is Minneapolis and St. Paul Minnesota’s first choice in wedding reception entertainment. We bring more than great music and extraordinary lighting to every event; we put on unique personalized productions. Our dedicated entertainers will work closely with you in helping create the perfect event. With over a decade of experience, we are confident we will meet all your needs. Silver Sound Entertainment considers it an honor to be a part of your celebration.

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DJ Greg Ellis Neckwerk Entertainment DJGREGELLIS.COM Make your special day one you’ll never forget with Neckwerk Entertainment. At Neckwerk, we partner with you to create an experience that you and your guests will talk about for years to come. We cater to your personal preferences, and offer a full range of lighting, multimedia, music, emcee and photo booth services. So what are you waiting for? It’s time to party with Neckwerk! 612-963-7972 | NECKWERK@HOTMAIL.COM

Instant Request DJ Entertainment INSTANTREQUEST.COM Instant Request has been providing the finest DJ entertainment in the Twin Cities since 1980. Instant Request was recognized as the Knot Magazine’s “Best of 2010-2017” and was voted the “Best DJ Service” twelve consecutive years by MN Bride Magazine. The perfect choice if you are looking for a tasteful and organized DJ. 5001 AMERICAN BLVD W, SUITE 995 | BLOOMINGTON, MN 952-934-6110 | INFO@INSTANTREQUEST.COM

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Lake Country Productions LAKECOUNTRYPRODUCTIONS.COM Lake Country Productions provides only the best entertainment experience. Get to know your personal DJ as they customize your wedding, celebrating YOU! Driven by passion to perform, our DJs are charismatic entertainers who have achieved a mastery level in their specialty. Making memories is our passion. Customization is our promise. ST. PAUL, MN | 651-493-9357 INFO@LAKECOUNTRYPRODUCTIONS.COM

Quartette Monette QUARTETTEMONETTE.COM Quartette Monette! -Instrumental Jazz Quartet featuring Violin, Upright Bass, and Dueling Guitars. Dynamic Acoustic/Electric instrumental classy Jazz. Nice and Easy live instrumental Music for your Wedding Ceremony, Social Hour and Dinner Party. We play old style jazz and popular instrumental tunes and more. Serving the Twin Cities Metro and greater Minnesota area. Our affordable service is $1200 + specifics. 612-750-4244 NILOCSMUSICA@GMAIL.COM

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Rock It Man Entertainment & Dueling Pianos ROCKITMANENTERTAINMENT.COM Our engaging Dueling Piano Shows are the perfect alternative to traditional wedding entertainment: a unique combination of live music, audience interaction, and improv comedy. Sing, dance, and laugh the night away as our world-class musicians perform your song requests from the 1940s to today. Make your wedding an unforgettable blast! MINNEAPOLIS & ST. PAUL 651-214-2197 | JON@ROCKITMANENTERTAINMENT.COM

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HEALTH + BEAUTY It’s very important to stay healthy during the wedding planning process—not only from a physical standpoint, but from an emotional one as well. As you are trying to achieve your amazing bridal glow, always remember that maintaining wellness is the highest priority. Stress can build up quickly when planning a wedding—maintaining your emotional wellbeing will help the planning process immensely. Remember the long-term benefits of a healthy lifestyle. Exercising and eating right will keep your body in great shape, but may also help manage stress levels. Balancing work, family and wedding planning can be a challenge, but if you prioritize self-care, you’ll sail effortlessly through to your big day.

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Being a beautiful bride is surely a top priority. Here are some ideas on how to achieve your best wedding-day look: • Visit your stylist early in the planning process. If you will be making changes to your look, they’ll help guide you through the process. • Don’t go too drastic. You want to look back at your wedding photos and know it was a true reflection of you. • If you’ll be getting any facials, waxes or exfoliation treatments, be sure to do a trial run a few months before the wedding—you want to know how your skin may react. • Have your trial hair and makeup appointment at least two weeks before your day. You want to take the time to perfect your look before the big day arrives. • Try to make your trial for the day of your bachelorette party or bridal shower. That way, you will be able to show off your fabulous glow. • When you visit your stylist for your trial hairdo, bring all your bridal jewelry and accessories. This is so the stylist won’t have any surprises to work with on your actual wedding day.

BUDGET Your beauty regimen will be roughly $150-500-plus, depending if you have weekly/ monthly appointments leading up to your wedding. Typical hair and makeup will average around $200.

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Tips on how to achieve your ideal lifestyle: »» Visit with your physician. Ask them questions about what your ideal physical condition would be. Remember not all programs are right for everyone and having help can be the first step to a successful health plan. »» Don’t take on too many changes at once. You want these results to last far into your married life. »» Eat healthy fruits and veggies. A good rule of thumb is the more brightly colored they are, the better they are for you. »» Be active. Everyone is busy, especially when they are planning a wedding. Find time to make a consistent training program. This not only affects the size of your dress, but also the size of your stress.

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Questions to ask when selecting your hair and makeup artist: »» How many weddings have you done? Can I see a portfolio of your work? »» What is the total cost and what does that include? Trial sessions, day-of, extra items? »» Can you accommodate my bridesmaids as well? »» Do you have a group rate? »» Do you have a lot of experience with my skin type? What would you recommend for a beauty regimen prior to my wedding? »» What happens at the trial run? »» How long do your services typically take? »» Where will the hair/makeup session take place for both trial (typically at the salon) and day-of (onsite where you are getting ready)? »» What would happen if you are not available that day? Would there be a replacement from the salon?

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BEAUTY BOUTIQUE

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Faces Etc of MN FACESETCOFMN.COM Faces Etc of MN, is a Licensed Post-Secondary Career School, training Makeup Artists for all Production mediums including, Bridal. We can help you secure a Bridal/Hair Artist for your upcoming Wedding - Click our job-board to book your Airbrush Artist today! 4419 NICOLLET AVE. S | MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55419 612-824-3000 | DEBBIE@FACESETCOFMN.COM

Mary Kay MARYKAY.COM/DENGEBRETSON All eyes on the bride! Look simply radiant for your wedding day and every day. Enjoy relaxing and pampering with your bridesmaids and your Mom. We can even help with great gifts for your wedding party. Call today to schedule your FREE Mary Kay Bridal Makeup Trial. DENISE ENGEBRETSON | 763-227-6694 DENGEBRETSON@MARYKAY.COM

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Merrill Hair Designers MERRILLHAIRDESIGNERS.COM Merrill’s Salon & Spa is a full service salon where you’ll look and feel your best. We offer advanced skin care, hair color, massage, nails, waxing, makeup & hair styling. Brides are our specialty! Come to Merrill’s on your wedding day and relax while we take care of you & your party. Free consultations. 3900 VINEWOOD LANE N, SUITE 8 | PLYMOUTH, MN 55441 763-557-0190 | MARY@MERRILLHAIRDESIGNERS.COM

When choosing a business to help you with your wedding, look for this membership logo. It is your assurance that you will be working with a true wedding professional. All advertisers in this guide are members of Twin Cities Wedding AssociationTM and adhere to a Code of Ethics.

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n oo m y e n o h n o i t a n i t s e + d travel TRAVEL AGENCIES DESTINATIONS ACCOMMODATIONS

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HONEYMOON + DESTINATION TRAVEL Honeymoon: just the mention of the word calls to mind champagne breakfasts for two, lazy afternoons in the sun and candlelight dinners. After all the work you put into planning your wedding day, you can now enjoy a wonderful vacation together. Whether it’s sipping mimosas on the beach or hiking through the Apennines in Italy, your honeymoon will bring a relaxation unlike any other escape you’ve ever experienced. This will be one of the most unforgettable vacations you and your spouse will take together.

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One of the best ways to ensure your trip goes well is to be as prepared as possible. • Get travel insurance: If anything happens, you’ll be prepared and won’t lose any of the deposits. • Make sure that you have all the necessary travel documentation. This can include a passport, driver’s license and birth certificate. Be sure to check with your travel agency or airline for the exact documentation needed. • Be sure to read up on current travel rules. This can be one of the most frustrating pieces of traveling. Knowing ahead of time what you will be dealing with can save a few headaches. • Reconfirm your itinerary with the airline and make sure you have transportation to the airport. • Be early: Having to rush around and feel stressed is not how you want to start your honeymoon. Give yourself plenty of time. You will enjoy this adventure together even more when you don’t feel rushed.

good to know: What will play a large role in the cost of your honeymoon is both the location that you choose and the flight/ transportation to get there. The average cost of a honeymoon is about $5,000. It’s very common for couples to save up and go on a honeymoon near their first anniversary as well.

• This is not the time to go for the cheap hotel. Splurging on some luxuries is a must on your honeymoon.

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With just 37 rooms and suites, Ladera offers the perfect

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Befitting the resort’s eco-friendly philosophy, each suite is constructed from locally harvested tropical hardwoods, stone and tile. Furniture is made on site by St. Lucian artisans. Your suite’s “open wall” gives way to a private plunge pool and magnificent views of the Pitons and Caribbean.

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AAA Minneapolis AAA.COM/TRAVEL Planning the perfect destination wedding or honeymoon can be overwhelming, so when it comes to arranging your trip, let AAA Travel help. Our specialists will assist you in planning the destination wedding or honeymoon of your dreams, whether that is relaxing on a sun-soaked beach, trekking through South American rainforests, a Cruise to the Mediterranean or hitting the slopes in the Swiss Alps. AAA offers personalized travel planning to destinations throughout the world. Let us plan your dream destination!

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Dream Duffel, LLC. DREAMDUFFEL.COM

24TH AVENUE N, SUITE 330 OUTH, MN 55441 378-1260 DREAMDUFFEL.COM

13800 24TH AVENUE N, SUITE 330 PLYMOUTH, MN 55441 1-877-378-1260 INFO@DREAMDUFFEL.COM

Dream Duffel® has the perfect line of products for the entire bridal party that make wonderful gifts! Our Omnia Garment Bags are a carry-all system that feature many pockets, a snap off cosmetic bag, and can even be personalized. Our Dream Duffel Carry-On is perfect for traveling and features a telescoping garment rack and multiple storage compartments. We also carry a wonderful line of cosmetic bags! Check us out at www.dreamduffel.com and contact us for info on wholesale information!

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Carrousel Travel HONEYMOONSDESTINATIONWEDDINGS.COM Carrousel Travel’s Romance Travel Specialists are a team of dedicated consultants offering expertise in worldwide romantic travel. Whether you get married at a destination far from home or celebrate as newlyweds with a romantic honeymoon, let us share our first-hand knowledge and personal insight to guide your romantic getaway vision. 6625 LYNDALE AVE. SOUTH, STE. 104 | MINNEAPOLIS, MN 800-800-6508 | 612-866-2503 | ROMANCE@CARROUSELTRAVEL.COM

Honeymoon Amour HONEYMOONAMOUR.COM Finding travel & tickets is easy and having a Membership in the largest vacation club in the world makes it so affordable. You’ll have access to thousands of honeymoon options & travel all over the world many for only hundreds, not thousands of dollars. Make your honeymoon a dream come true! 651-303-0471 INFO@HONEYMOONAMOUR.COM

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Travel Advisors International TRAVELADVISORSINTL.COM Did you know there’s a way to let someone else help plan your honeymoon or destination wedding – at no cost to you? It’s like having a “personal shopper” - someone to help you find the best experience and best deals. We will help you choose the perfect destination, create romantic moments, avoid stress and save you money! 840 WEST 78TH ST. | CHANHASSEN, MN 55317 952-474-3666 | 800-403-2920 | CAROL@TRAVELADVISORSINTL.COM

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s e i r t s i g e r gift + home GIFT REGISTRIES MORTGAGE & REAL ESTATE HOME IMPROVEMENT HOME FURNISHINGS INSURANCE FINANCIAL & LEGAL

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GIFT REGISTRIES + HOME Beginning your new life together will be a very exciting transition. Starting a gift registry is one of the first steps—this can be a great time to take inventory of what you both own. Look through your belongings and see what you would like to bring together. You’ll also want to reflect on who you are as a couple. Are you adventurous? Do you enjoy outdoor activities? Are you more of a cozy-by-the-fire type? Take these things into consideration when you’re registering. Also, you’ll need to think about the big transitions you may go through. Will you be moving in the near future? Do you have a smaller apartment that you will be living in? Consider these logistics before registering.

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Now here’s the fun part: picturing your post-wedding life together. If they haven’t already, many couples consider buying a house together after they say their “I do’s.” Go ahead and start dreaming now, envisioning what you want that house to look like. Once it comes time to start seriously searching for that perfect abode, you’ll want to book a realtor that you can trust, along with mortgage service providers and eventually home improvement professionals. Every step along the way, ask for recommendations. Make sure the professionals you hire have a longstanding reputation of excellent service.

good to know: Remember to update your registry over the course of planning. With bridal showers, bachelorette parties and wedding gifts, your list will need to be replenished as items are purchased. Do this at least two times: once about a month before you wedding day and then again about two weeks before your day.

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Tips for creating the perfect registry: »» Register at a minimum of three different stores. This way if your guests are from out of town, they will most likely have a store nearby. You can also create online registries.

»» Be careful not to register for seasonal items. If you are registering nine months ahead of time, they may not have these items when your guests go to purchase them for you.

»» Break registering into multiple days. Trying to get it done all in one day will become overwhelming. Think bedrooms and bathrooms one day, tackle the kitchen department another day.

»» If you’ve already built your home together, think of some good ideas for an alternative gift registry. Try a honeymoon fund or donations to your favorite charity.

»» Register for gifts in all price points. This way your guests can choose a gift they know you’ll love at a price they can afford.

»» Look for a store that has some perks. Do you get a percentage off registry items after the wedding (usually between 10-15%)? This incentive is often found with the larger retailers.

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our registry notes

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Monica Brooks, Realtor - RE/MAX Results MONICABROOKS.RESULTS.NET

ELENBERG DRIVE SUITE 100 BURY, MN 55125 28-3747 A.BROOKS@RESULTS.NET

604 BIELENBERG DRIVE SUITE 100 WOODBURY, MN 55125 651-428-3747 MONICA.BROOKS@RESULTS.NET

CONGRATS to all of you that are planning your wedding, how very exciting, I also am planning my wedding. I do know as a Realtor that one of the next steps after the wedding, and sometimes prior is the home buying/selling process. I would LOVE the opportunity to work with you and help you achieve your dreams! I work throughout the Twin Cities. I work with BUYERS and SELLERS. I also work 24/7 which means I work the hours that work for you, call me anytime.

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American Mortgage & Equity Consultants, Inc. LANCEMORETTO.AMECINC.COM First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes the dream home that holds the baby carriage! The AMEC team is here to help guide you in the right direction so you are one step closer to your dream home! Whether you are looking to buy now or later, call for a free consultation. Equal Housing Lender, Company NMLS #150953 LANCE MORETTO, BRANCH MANAGER NMLS #341412 612-799-7008 | LANCE.MORETTO@AMECINC.ORG

Engel & Vรถlkers Minneapolis LINDSAYBACIGALUPO.EVUSA.COM Being recently married, I understand the stress (both very positive and a bit harder at times) that comes with wedding planning and home searching on top of everything else during a normal day. To make the whole process easier for you, I would love to be your real estate advisor to help you find your dream home! 1601 HENNEPIN AVE | MINNEAPOLIS MN 55403 763-350-0022 | LINDSAY.BACIGALUPO@EVUSA.COM

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Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation NMLS # 452483 | APPLYWITHMICHELE.COM Prince? Check! Castle? Start Searching… Michele Brandt can help you find and buy your forever home. Search for your castle by texting “OURCASTLE” to 44222 for your VIP invitation. Copyright©2017 Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation. NMLS#2289. 4801 S. Biltmore Lane,Madison, WI 53718. All rights reserved. Restrictions and limitations may apply. 612-269-9728 | MICHELE.BRANDT@FAIRWAYMC.COM

Steve Hauer Agency FARMERSAGENT.COM/SHAUER As your local Farmers agent in Minnetonka, MN, I help customers like you identify the insurance coverage that best fits your needs. This process is straightforward and personalized to help make you smarter about insurance. I have the knowledge and experience to help you better understand your coverage options - whether that’s auto, home, renters, business insurance and more. 14525 HWY 7 SUITE 325 | MINNETONKA, MN 55345 763-227-6958 | SHAUER@FARMERSAGENT.COM

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DINING + SMALLER CELEBRATIONS At times, the wedding planning process may feel overwhelming. It’s important to slow down, soak it all in and remember this is a time for celebration! From the engagement party to the shower, the bachelorette party to the rehearsal dinner—all the parties leading up to your big day encourage you to step away from the planning and just enjoy the moment.

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Engagement Party

Bridal Shower

WHAT IS IT? This is a party to help you celebrate and announce to your family and close friends that you are engaged. Usually a smaller scale party, this is a great chance to get everyone together that will have a lot of involvement with the wedding so they can get to know one another.

WHAT IS IT? History states that the bridal shower was for the bride’s friends to “shower” her with enough gifts to allow her to set up a new home with her husband. This is obviously a very traditional sense of the term—now it’s more of a day for female friends and family to get together and celebrate. Gifts are still commonly brought for the bride but aren’t always just for her new home. This is typically a ladies-only party, but couples showers are becoming increasingly popular.

WHEN SHOULD IT HAPPEN? Typically within the first few months of your engagement. You will want this event to be as far away from the wedding date as possible. WHO THROWS IT? Customarily thrown by the bride’s parents or the couple can also throw the party themselves.

WHEN SHOULD IT HAPPEN? It should happen at least two to three weeks before the wedding, but can be as far in advance as the host would like. Normally two to three months prior to the wedding. WHO THROWS IT? This shower is typically thrown by the maid of honor or a close group of friends of the bride. Sometimes the mother of the groom likes to get into the action and throw a party as well.

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Bachelor/Bachelorette Parties WHAT IS IT? These are thought to be a rite of passage for the bride and groom. They are celebrations involving close friends and wedding party. They tend to get a bad reputation and can cause some friction, so it’s a good idea to have a chat about expectations beforehand to avoid any hurt feelings. It is also a growing trend to celebrate these moments in a combined co-ed bachelor/bachelorette party.

WHEN SHOULD IT HAPPEN? Traditionally, this party happened the night before the wedding. Now couples are celebrating much earlier. (You want to feel your best on your wedding day, after all—so it’s best not to be reveling the night before.) Plan for two weeks prior to your wedding, at the latest. WHO THROWS IT? For the groom, the best man; and for the bride, the maid of honor. Friends and wedding party will usually assist.

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Rehearsal Dinners WHAT IS IT? Also called a “Groom’s Dinner,” this is a meal following the wedding rehearsal. This rehearsal includes: your officiant, wedding party members (and their significant others), close family, soloists and ceremony readers. It is customary to invite everyone who participated in the rehearsal to the celebration to follow. It can also be a nice gesture to invite any out-of-town guests as a way to thank them for traveling and entertain them for the evening. Typically this is the time to present your token of appreciation to your wedding party and parents. It is also a good time for extended family and friends to make toasts. (There are generally a limited few that will actually take place at your wedding.) WHEN SHOULD IT HAPPEN? The night before your wedding—directly after the wedding rehearsal. WHO THROWS IT? The groom’s parents traditionally host this event.

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dining notes

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CHS Field CHSFIELD.COM

ROADWAY STREET 360 BROADWAY STREET UL, MN ST. PAUL, MN 44-6659 651-644-6659 NECHT@SAINTSBASEBALL.COM AGUTKNECHT@SAINTSBASEBALL.COM

Looking for a unique spot to host your next event? The Securian Club at CHS Field can provide you with an upscale, stress-free environment to entertain your guests. Accommodating up to 250 people, this indoor space surrounded by glass will protect you from the elements while you soak in views of the baseball field, Dayton’s Bluff to the east, and the downtown St. Paul skyline to the west.

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Mission American Kitchen & Bar MISSIONAMERICAN.COM Urban energy meets style and comfort at our contemporary American restaurant, located in the beautiful IDS Center in Downtown Minneapolis. Floor to ceiling windows, intimate plush seating, exceptional service and an extensive wine collection make Mission the perfect dining locale. Well-crafted flavor combinations break the mold of traditional restaurants. Fresh seafood, flavorful salads and all natural meats are just a glimpse of what you can expect at our award-winning restaurant.

77 SOUTH 7TH ST. MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55402 612-339-1000 EVENTS@MISSIONAMERICAN.COM

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Heyday HEYDAYEATS.COM We are proud to offer several different event options at Heyday. From a group of ten to one hundred guests our space provides an unforgettable atmosphere with a plethora of customizable options. 2700 LYNDALE AVE S | MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55408 612-200-9369 | HEYDAYPRIVATEEVENTS@GMAIL.COM

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n o i t a t r o p trans

+ valet LIMOUSINE CAR RENTAL VALET

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TRANSPORTATION + VALET You’ve sealed your vows with a kiss and now it’s time to celebrate with your guests. Riding in style to your reception is a must. There are many transportation options to fit your vision such as chauffeured limousines, trolleys, classic cars, muscle cars, or even horse-drawn carriage services. How do you pick which is best for your day? If you’re considering a valet service, know that most will require a minimum car amount. Be sure to check into this before you book, since you don’t want to be left with a tab. Most services will have one valet for every 20-25 cars. This can be arranged by your venue or an outside valet service company. You may also want to consider a coat check service for your guests contingent on weather.

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Here are some tips for selecting your transportation and valet services: OO Think about the style of the exit you want to have. Is it a more formal affair? Then a limousine filled with your entire bridal party is the way to go. OO How many people do you need to transport? When your wedding party is very large, you may need more than one limousine. You might also consider a luxury bus. OO Transportation companies will need you to book their services for at least two hours. So put this time to good use. This is a great opportunity to go take some fun pictures with your wedding party off-site. OO Some couples choose to arrange transportation for all guests throughout the day. If you are having a lot of out-of-town guests that aren’t familiar with the area, this is a service to consider. Sometimes these shuttles can be organized through the hotel where you have a large room block. Otherwise this is something your planner can help with.

OO Some ideas for guests: Make sure you enclose your directions from the ceremony to the reception. This can be a huge help to out-of-town guests. You could also include information for shuttle services and rental companies if you expect many out-of-towners. BUDGET Your transportation should be responsible for roughly 2% of the budget. This means these fees typically range $400-800.

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Questions to ask when selecting your transportation: OO How many years has your company been in business?

OO Is gratuity part of the total bill or is this extra?

OO Tell me about the vehicles in your fleet?

OO Are there any restrictions with decorating the cars? (“Just Married� signs, etc.)

OO What is your reservation policy? OO What kind of insurance policy do you have for your fleet? OO What does that cover? OO What type of attire do your drivers wear?

Tipping Guide: Driver: 15-20% of the total bill (if not already included in charges) Valet attendants: $1-1.50 per car. This may be done when they have completed their services. You can also give these tips to your wedding planner to disperse.

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Have your guests ride in style to your wedding Reserve luxury car service for you, family, or friends.

Black Car, Limo Service, Event Shuttles & Airport Rides tsappanos@supershuttle.com | 763-318-2915 ExecuCar.com/msp-wedding-guide

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Corporate Car & Coach RIDEWITHCORPCAR.COM Corporate Car & Coach is a leading limousine company in the Twin Cities and surrounding areas. The only certified woman-owned limousine company in Minnesota, Corporate Car & Coach is committed to providing exceptional limousine service throughout the state. Offering first-class transportation and best-in-class customer service, the experienced staff at Corporate Car & Coach can handle any transportation detail.

8200 HUMBOLDT AVE S, SUITE 111 BLOOMINGTON, MN 55431 800-786-9661 RESERVATIONS@RIDEWITHCORPCAR.COM

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MIK Transportation MIKLIMO.COM

WASHINGTON DR. SUITE 102 , MN 55122 9-2899 MIKLIMO.COM

3445 WASHINGTON DR. SUITE 102 EAGAN, MN 55122 612-799-2899 INFO@MIKLIMO.COM

Arrive at your wedding ceremony and reception in luxury and style! We at MIK Limo understand the importance of this special day and the memories that come with it. You can trust us to meet all your wedding day transportation needs. We ensure prompt arrival to allow adequate time to make some memorable photographs with the bridal party inside and by the limo before the ceremony.

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Premier Transportation PREMIERTRANS.COM Premier Transportation is the Twin Cities’ leader in wedding limousine transportation for over 40 years. Premier’s professional uniformed chauffeurs will pamper you in luxurious style. Wedding packages upon request. Services include: bachelor, bachelorette, airport transportation, hotel shuttling, wedding day. Sedans, Limos, Escalades, Mercedes Sprinters, Limo Buses, Mini Coaches, Motor Coaches. 999 AMERICAN BLVD E | MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55420 612-331-7433 | INFO@PREMIERTRANS.COM

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DIRECTORY OF

wedding professionals DETAILED LISTINGS OF LOCAL WEDDING VENDORS IN DOZENS OF CATEGORIES

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ALTERATIONS Evermore Wedding Gown Care 212 3rd Ave N, Minneapolis 612-545-5740 evermoreweddinggowncare.com see ad on page 142 Evermore Wedding Gown Care 9424 36th Ave N, New Hope 763-588-8030 evermoreweddinggowncare.com see ad on page 142 JenMar Creations Brooklyn Center 763-536-8645, 952-288-3512 jenmarcreationsmn.com

BACHELOR & BACHELORETTE PARTIES Pure Romance Janna Vukelich 612-860-0225 PRbyJV.com

The Outing Lodge at the Park 11661 Myeron Road North Stillwater 651-439-9747 outinglodge.com see ad on page 80

BEVERAGE

Bistro Bar 612-355-1303 bistro-bar.com see ad on page 107 Total Wine & More 4260 W. 78th Street, Bloomington 952-835-6063 totalwine.com see ad on page 99 Total Wine & More 820 County Road 42 W, Burnsville 952-435-7555 totalwine.com see ad on page 99 Total Wine & More 510 Lake Drive, Chanhassen 952-934-6484 totalwine.com see ad on page 99 Total Wine & More 1440 Central Park Commons Drive Eagan 651-452-0499 totalwine.com see ad on page 99

Total Wine & More 12795 Elm Creek Blvd N, Maple Grove 763-488-3300 totalwine.com see ad on page 99 Total Wine & More 2401 Fairview Ave N Suite 105, Roseville 651-636-4157 totalwine.com see ad on page 99 Total Wine & More 7150 Valley Creek Plaza Suite 210 Woodbury 651-735-0910 totalwine.com see ad on page 99

BOAT CHARTERS

Al and Alma’s Supper Club & Charter Cruises 5201 Piper Road, Mound 952-472-3098 AlandAlmas.com see ad on page 55 Paradise Charter Cruises & Minneapolis Queen Lake Minnetonka & Mississippi River 952-474-8058 twincitiescruises.com see ad on page 73

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BRIDAL APPAREL

David’s Bridal Over 300 Locations Nationwide 877-923-2743 | davidsbridal.com see ad on page 133 David’s Bridal - Maple Grove 12965 Elm Creek Blvd, Arbor Lakes Shopping Center, Maple Grove 763-494-3347 davidsbridal.com see ad on page 133 David’s Bridal - Oakdale 8304 3rd Street North, Oakdale Village Shopping Center, Oakdale 651-734-0103 davidsbridal.com see ad on page 133 David’s Bridal - Richfield 840 W 78th Street, The Shoppes at Lyndale, Richfield 612-869-7777 davidsbridal.com see ad on page 133 David’s Bridal - Roseville 2100 N. Snelling Ave, Har Mar Mall Roseville 651-697-1590 davidsbridal.com see ad on page 133

Diamond Bride & Tux 10760 Highway 55, Plymouth 763-550-3992 diamondbride.us see ad on page 134 Effie’s Bridal Trunk 1715 County Road 42 W, Burnsville 952-892-7699 effiesbridaltrunk.com see ad on page 136 Luxe Bridal Couture 3918 Cedar Grove Pkwy, Eagan 651-600-3015 luxemn.com see ad on page 139 Wedding Shoppe, Inc. 1196 Grand Ave S, St. Paul 651-298-1144 weddingshoppeinc.com see ad on page 141

BRIDAL APPAREL CONSIGNMENT Bridal Aisle Off the Rack & Consignment 308 5th Avenue SE, Osseo 763-220-2319 bridalaislemn.com

Bride to Be Consignment LLC 8925 Penn Avenue S, Bloomington 612-267-4004 bridetobeconsignment.com

BRIDAL APPAREL CUSTOM & RE-DESIGN

JenMar Creations Brooklyn Center 763-536-8645, 952-288-3512 jenmarcreationsmn.com

BRIDAL APPAREL RESTORATION & PRESERVATION Evermore Wedding Gown Care 212 3rd Ave N, Minneapolis 612-545-5740 evermoreweddinggowncare.com see ad on page 142 Evermore Wedding Gown Care 9424 36th Ave N, New Hope 763-588-8030 evermoreweddinggowncare.com see ad on page 142 Grand Cleaners 1645 White Bear Ave N, St. Paul 651-776-3485 grandcleaners.net see ad on page 142

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CAKES, DESSERTS & CANDY

Bridgeman’s Ice Cream 6230 10th Street N, Suite 120 Oakdale 763-971-2947 bridgemans.com fifth ave cakes 7840 Fifth Ave South, Bloomington 952-881-4445 fifthavecakes.com see ad on page 100 Gigi’s Cupcakes 7722 Olson Memorial Hwy Golden Valley 763-546-1433 gigiscupcakesusa.com johnjeanjuan CAKES Minneapolis 612-237-0129 johnjeanjuancakes.com see ad on page 108 Kake Kreations by Kathy 15373 92nd Street NE, Elk River 763-441-5911 kakekreationsbykathy.com

Miss Sara’s Cakery 314 Vermillion St Suite 105, Hastings 651-304-2108 misssarascakery.com Muddy Paws Cheesecake 7600 W 27th St, Commons B St. Louis Park 763-545-7161 muddypawscheesecake.com see ad on page 108 Nothing Bundt Cakes 12987 Ridgedale Drive, Minnetonka 952-546-1406 nothingbundtcakes.com Rivertown Cakes 7750 Harkness Ave Ste 112 Cottage Grove 612-325-3627 rivertowncakes.com Sassy Sweets 802 5th St S, Buffalo 763-244-9230 sassysweetsllc.com Something Sweet by Maddie Lu 12772 Riverdale Blvd NW Coon Rapids 763-323-3236 somethingsweetcakes.com

Sssdude-Nutz 317 15th Ave SE, Minneapolis 310-292-1873 sssdude-nutz.com Thirsty Whale Bakery 4149 Fremont Ave N, Minneapolis 612-259-7168 thirstywhalebakery.com see ad on page 106

CATERING

Atlas Grill 200 South 6th Street, Minneapolis 612-338-4700 atlasgrillcatering.com see ad on page 38 Bistro Bar 612-355-1303 bistro-bar.com see ad on page 107 Bridgeman’s Ice Cream 6230 10th Street N, Suite 120 Oakdale 763-971-2947 bridgemans.com

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Camp Cheesecake 7600 W 27th St, Commons B St. Louis Park 763-545-7161 campcheesecake.com CRAVE Catering & Events 952-562-5620 cravecatering.com see ad on page 97 Deco Catering 2010 E Hennepin Ave #7, Minneapolis 612-623-4477 decocatering.com see ad on page 107 Envision Catering & Hospitality 484 Inwood Ave, St. Paul 651-501-8191 envisioncatering.com see ad inside front cover Famous Dave’s BBQ 3920 Colorado Ave S, Minneapolis 952-593-5050 famousdaves.com see ad on page 98 Green Mill Catering & Bar Service 1342 Grand Ave, St. Paul 651-203-3100 greenmillcatering.com see ad on page 101

Irish Born Hospitality Catering 4 E Main Street Suite 1, Waconia 952-448-1888 ibhmn.com see ad on page 102 Lake Elmo Inn Event Center & Catering 3712 Layton Ave N, Lake Elmo 651-779-5994 LakeElmoInn.com see ad on page 85 Lancer Catering 1415 Mendota Heights Rd, Mendota Heights 651-493-2880 lancercatering.com see ad inside back cover Minnesota Food Truck Association mnfoodtruckassociation.org Mintahoe Catering & Events 2850 Anthony Lane South, Minneapolis 612-253-0255 mintahoe.com see ad on page 103 & center gatefold Rack Shack BBQ 2925 Cliff Rd E, Burnsville 952-736-3004 rackshackbarbeque.com see ad on page 104

The Caterers LLC 1728 Mainstreet, Hopkins 612-404-1160 thecaterersmn.com see ad on page 105 Unique Dining Catering 13545 Martin Street NW, Andover 763-754-6521 udecatering.com see ad on page 109

CEREMONY VENUES

A.G. Hill Ballroom 1600 Grand Avenue, St. Paul 651-696-6472 macalester.edu/conferences see ad on page 83 Afton House Inn / Afton * Hudson Cruise Lines 3291 South St. Croix Trail, Afton 651-436-8883 aftonhouseinn.com see ad on page 54 Bluefin Bay Family of Resorts 7192 W Hwy 61, PO Box 2125, Tofte 800-BLUEFIN bluefinbay.com

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Como Park Zoo & Conservatory 1225 Estabrook Drive, St. Paul 651-487-8282 lancercatering.com see ad on page 39 DoubleTree by Hilton St. Paul Downtown 411 Minnesota Street, St. Paul 651-291-8800 stpauldowntown.doubletree.com see ad on page 36 & 37 Earle Brown Heritage Center 6155 Earle Brown Drive, Minneapolis 763-569-6300 earlebrown.com see ad on page 60 Embassy Suites by Hilton Bloomington 2800 American Blvd W, Bloomington 952-967-8706 embassyweddingsbloomington.com see ad on page 62 Embassy Suites Minneapolis Airport 7901 34th Avenue South Bloomington 952-960-5116 embassymspairport.com see ad on page 64

Envision Catering & Hospitality 484 Inwood Ave, Oakdale 651-501-8191 envisioncatering.com see ad inside front cover Greysolon Ballroom by Black Woods 231 E Superior Street, Duluth 218-722-7466 greysolonballroom.com see ad on page 42 Loews Minneapolis Hotel 601 First Avenue North, Minneapolis 612-677-1100 loewsminneapolishotel.com Minneapolis Marriott West 9960 Wayzata Blvd, St. Louis Park 952-544-4400 MarriottMinneapolisWest.com see ad on page 70 Noerenberg Gardens Three Rivers Park District 2865 Northshore Drive, Wayzata 763-694-7611 threeriversparks.org/weddings see ad on page 52

Paradise Charter Cruises & Minneapolis Queen Lake Minnetonka & Mississippi River 952-474-8058 twincitiescruises.com see ad on page 73 Profile Event Center 2630 University Ave SE, Minneapolis 612-331-5000 profileeventcenter.com see ad on page 74 Royal Golf Club 11455 20th St N, Lake Elmo 952-237-2377 royalgolfclubmn.com see ad on page 48 Superior Shores Resort 1521 Superior Shores Drive Two Harbors 800-242-1988 superiorshores.com see ad on page 78 The Outing Lodge at the Park 11661 Myeron Road North, Stillwater 651-439-9747 outinglodge.com see ad on page 80

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Unity of the Valley Spiritual Center 4011 West Highway 13, Savage 952-895-0745 unityofthevalleymn.org

CHIROPRACTIC

Clear Health Chiropractic 5614 W. 36th Street, St. Louis Park 612-567-3550 clearhealthchiropractic.com MN Wellness Alliance 612-822-0149 mnwellnessalliance.com

DANCE INSTRUCTION

Cinema Ballroom 1560 St. Clair Avenue, St. Paul 651-699-5910 cinemaballroom.com see ad on page 176

DÉCOR, RENTALS & PARTY SUPPLIES Bistro Bar 612-355-1303 bistro-bar.com see ad on page 107

Dream Day Dressing Rooms 1521 93rd Lane NE, Suite 2, Blaine 763-205-1069 dreamdaydressingrooms.com Festivities 10701 Red Circle Drive, Minnetonka 763-682-4846 festivitiesmn.com see ad on page 152 Linen Effects 1801 West River Road N., Minneapolis 612-355-2500 lineneffects.com see ad on page 153 Litin’s Party Value 434 Lakeside Ave, Suite 100 Minneapolis 612-343-4300 partyvalue.com On Site Companies 95 Woodlynn Ave, St. Paul 651-429-3781 onsiteco.com Richfield Flowers & Events Inc. 3209 Terminal Drive, Studio 300 Eagan 612-866-8416 richfieldflowers.com see ad on page 150 & 154

The Seatery Minneapolis 612-200-0737 theseaterymn.com Ultimate Events 600 Kasota Ave SE, Minneapolis 612-333-3044 ue-mn.com see ad on page 156 Ultimate Events 13405 15th Ave N, Plymouth 763-559-8368 ue-mn.com see ad on page 156

DISC JOCKEYS

Adagio Djay Entertainment 413 Wacouta Street Suite 100 St. Paul 651-437-3344, 612-787-3501 adagiodj.com see ad on page 174 Bellagala 255 E 6th Street, 6th Floor, St. Paul 651-227-1202 bellagala.com see ad on page 175

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COMPLETE weddings + events 222 Concord Exchange N, Suite 4 South St. Paul 651-455-7244 completemn.com see ad on page 177 DJ Greg Ellis / Neckwerk Entertainment 612-963-7972 djgregellis.com see ad on page 179 DJ Magic Entertainment - St. Paul 3461 Kent Street #1114, Shoreview 608-442-0271 discjockeymagic.com Instant Request DJ Entertainment 5001 American Blvd W, Suite 995 Bloomington 952-934-6110 instantrequest.com see ad on page 179 Lake Country Productions St. Paul 651-493-9357 lakecountryproductions.com see ad on page 180

Level11 Events PO Box 44426, Eden Prairie 952-856-0056 level11events.com Midwest Sound DJ Entertainment 1900 Oakcrest Ave Suite 6, Roseville 651-644-4111 midwestsound.com P.M. Enterprises Mobile DJ Service 160 1st Street SE, New Brighton 651-330-2188 twincitiesdj.com SGDJs & Lighting Design 612-203-5000 SGDJs.com Silver Sound Entertainment 612-387-1900 silversoundentertainment.com see ad on page 178 The Big Event Twin Cities 15861 Garrett Path, Apple Valley 612-787-8815 thebigeventtc.com

FAVORS & GIFTS

Ames Farm 11225 County Rd 20, Delano 952-955-3348 amesfarm.com see ad on page 164 Noubleau All Laser Creations 4194 Nancy Pl, Shoreview 651-239-5506 pugswithlasers.com The Greenworld Project PO Box 414, Cohasset 218-328-5744 greenworldproject.net

FINANCIAL SERVICES

Thrivent Financial 5801 Cedar Lake Rd S, St. Louis Park 952-658-6210 connect.thrivent.com/tyler-pahl/

FLORISTS

Bel Fiore 707 Bielenberg Drive #107, Woodbury 651-207-6861 belfiorestudio.com see ad on page 157

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Festivities 10701 Red Circle Drive, Minnetonka 763-682-4846 festivitiesmn.com see ad on page 152 Richfield Flowers & Events Inc. 3209 Terminal Drive, Studio 300 Eagan 612-866-8416 richfieldflowers.com see ad on page 150 & 154 Rison Design New Brighton 651-246-7378 risondesign.com see ad on page 155 Soderberg’s Floral & Gift 3305 East Lake Street, Minneapolis 612-724-3606 SoderbergsFlorist.com see ad on page 151 Studio B Floral Designs 612-788-7575 studiobfloral.com

FORMAL WEAR

Generation Tux 844-726-4889 generationtux.com

Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Over 600 Locations Nationwide 877-703-4438 | josbankformal.com see ad on page 138 Knight’s Chamber Uptown 3001 Hennepin Ave, Calhoun Square Minneapolis 612-824-4818 knightschamberuptown.com see ad on page 143 Men’s Wearhouse 15 Metro Locations, Over 900 Nationwide 800-851-6744 menswearhouse.com/wedding see ad on page 135 Menguin menguin.com Savvi Formalwear at Angelique’s Bridal 12341 Aberdeen Street NE, Blaine 763-757-8308 savviformalwear.com see ad on page 140 Savvi Formalwear- Burnsville Center 1059 Burnsville Center, Burnsville 952-898-1980 savviformalwear.com see ad on page 140

Savvi Formalwear - Riverdale Village 12766 Riverdale Blvd, Coon Rapids 763-786-0300 savviformalwear.com see ad on page 140 Savvi FormalwearEagan Promenade 3324 Promenade Ave, Suite 103 Eagan 651-686-1055 savviformalwear.com see ad on page 140 Savvi Formalwear - Southdale Center 2650 Southdale Center, Edina 952-925-2010 savviformalwear.com see ad on page 140 Savvi FormalwearShoppes at Arbor Lakes 12481 Elm Creek Blvd, Maple Grove 763-493-0032 savviformalwear.com see ad on page 140 Savvi FormalwearMaplewood Mall 2116 Maplewood Mall, Maplewood 651-777-1302 savviformalwear.com see ad on page 140

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Savvi Formalwear- Ridgedale Center 12501 Wayzata Blvd, Minnetonka 952-546-0773 savviformalwear.com see ad on page 140 Savvi FormalwearRosedale Center 1595 MN-36, Roseville 651-639-0405 savviformalwear.com see ad on page 140 Savvi FormalwearWoodbury Village 1505 Queen Drive, #105, Woodbury 651-578-1110 savviformalwear.com see ad on page 140 Tip Top Tux 7201 Bass Lake Road, Crystal 763-231-2010 tttux.com

Tip Top Tux 322 3rd Street NE, Waite Park 320-251-0611 tttux.com Wedding Shoppe, Inc. 1196 Grand Ave S, St. Paul 651-298-1144 weddingshoppeinc.com see ad on page 141

Tip Top Tux 1850 Adams Street, Mankato 507-625-1831 tttux.com Tip Top Tux 10760 Hwy 55, Minneapolis 763-432-0359 tttux.com

Macy’s 800-289-6229 macys.com Pottery Barn 3675 Galleria, Edina 952-925-1610 potterybarn.com

GIFT REGISTRIES

Bed Bath & Beyond 800-GO BEYOND bedbathandbeyond.com Celebrity China & Cookware 800-729-6346 celebritychina.com Dinner4Two 845-497-7726 Dinner4Two.com

Pottery Barn 12225 Elm Creek Blvd, Maple Grove 763-425-4002 potterybarn.com Pottery Barn 12247 Wayzata Blvd, Minnetonka 952-546-1164 potterybarn.com Pottery Barn 870 Grand Ave, St. Paul 651-221-9776 potterybarn.com Williams-Sonoma 262 West Market, Bloomington 952-854-4553 williams-sonoma.com Williams-Sonoma 3512 Galleria, Edina 952-285-1338 williams-sonoma.com Williams-Sonoma 12229 Elm Creek Blvd, Maple Grove 763-315-0780 williams-sonoma.com Williams-Sonoma 12251 Wayzata Blvd, Minnetonka 952-546-1180 williams-sonoma.com

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Williams-Sonoma 806 Rosedale Shopping Center, Roseville 651-636-0253 williams-sonoma.com

GUEST ACCOMMODATIONS

Best Western Plus Capitol Ridge 161 Saint Anthony Ave, St. Paul 651-287-7678 capitolridgehotel.com see ad on page 56 Country Inn & Suites Eagan 3035 Holiday Lane, Eagan 651-287-8800 countryinns.com/eaganmn Country Inn & Suites St. Paul East 6003 Hudson Road, Woodbury 651-739-7300 countryinns.com/woodburymn DoubleTree by Hilton Minneapolis University Area 511 Huron Blvd SE, Minneapolis 612-504-3000 DoubleTreeUniversity.com see ad on page 59

DoubleTree by Hilton St. Paul Downtown 411 Minnesota Street, St. Paul 651-291-8800 stpauldowntown.doubletree.com see ad on page 36 & 37 Embassy Suites Minneapolis 12 6th Street South, Minneapolis 612-351-2554 embassysuites.com see ad on page 63 Heartwood Conference Center and Retreat N10884 Hoinville Road, Trego 800-577-4848 heartwoodconferencecenter.com see ad on page 65 Hilton Minneapolis/Bloomington 3900 American Blvd W, Bloomington 952-830-5254 bloomingtonhilton.com see ad on page 85 Holiday Inn Express & Suites Bloomington West 7770 Johnson Ave S, Bloomington 952-893-9999 hiexpress.com/mspbloomington

Hotel Ivy - The Luxury Collection 201 South 11th Street, Minneapolis 612-746-4600 thehotelivy.com see ad on page 44 Loews Minneapolis Hotel 601 First Avenue North, Minneapolis 612-677-1100 loewsminneapolishotel.com Minneapolis Airport Marriott 2020 East American Blvd Bloomington 952-854-7441 marriott.com/mspmn see ad on page 69 Minneapolis Marriott West 9960 Wayzata Blvd, St. Louis Park 952-544-4400 MarriottMinneapolisWest.com see ad on page 70 The AmericInn Hotel & Suites 5861 Blaine Ave, Inver Grove Heights 651-450-7511 americinn.com

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HEALTH & BEAUTY

Arbonne International Sara Fingeret 603-289-5895 sarafingeret.arbonne.com Barre Bliss 2908 Harrriet Ave, Minneapolis 866-56-BARRE barrebliss.com Beautycounter St. Paul 612-991-1538 beautycounter.com/annieeinan Darque Tan 5330 Cedar Lake Rd, St. Louis Park 952-544-0801 darquetan.com Dishing With My Daughter 2600 Ashley Terrace, New Brighton 651-428-9003 dishingwithmydaughter.com Envy Skin Clinic 775 Prairie Center Drive, Suite 350 Eden Prairie 952-983-4588 envyskinclinic.com

Envy Skin Clinic 7270 Forestview Lane N, Suite 175 Maple Grove 763-494-0050 envyskinclinic.com Faces Etc. of MN 4419 Nicollet Avenue S, Minneapolis 612-824-3000 facesetcofmn.com see ad on page 190 Ideal Image 3 Twin Cities Locations 1-800-BE-IDEAL idealimage.com see ad on page 189 It Works Lynnett Carver-Quinn 651-335-9239 lynncarver.com Joffe MediCenter 2311 Wayzata Blvd, Minneapolis 877-405-6333 joffe.com JustCuz 377 South 3rd Street, Bayport 651-428-0681 justcuzbeauty.com see ad on page 188

Lash Envy 1979 Geneva Ave N, St. Paul 651-793-3569 lashenvy.com Mary Kay Ind. Beauty Consultant Denise Engebretson 763-227-6694 marykay.com/dengebretson see ad on page 190 Mary Kay Ind. Beauty Consultant Ashley Langer 651-245-4076 marykay.com/alanger see ad on page 190 Merrill Hair Designers 3900 Vinewood Lane N, Suite 8 Plymouth 763-557-0190 merrillhairdesigners.com see ad on page 191 PHS Hair and Makeup Artistry 1059 S Robert St, Ste 100 West St. Paul 651-239-0601 PatriciasHairStudio.com Rodan+Fields Kara Montminy 763-200-0390 kmontminy.myrandf.com

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The Lash Boutique 1053 Grand Ave Suite 101, St. Paul 651-202-8344 anna-craig-j7sa.squarespace.com TITLE Boxing Club 6 Locations titleboxingclub.com

HOME IMPROVEMENT

Custom Remodelers Inc. 474 Apollo Drive N, Lino Lakes 651-784-2646 customremodelersinc.com Great Lakes Home Renovations 14690 Galaxie Avenue #100 Apple Valley 952-891-3400 glwsco.com Renewal by Andersen 14270 Buck Hill Rd #130, Burnsville 844-202-0263 renewalbyandersen.com Renewal by Andersen 9900 Jamaica Ave S, Cottage Grove 844-202-0263 renewalbyandersen.com

Renewal by Andersen 1920 County Road C, Roseville 844-202-0263 renewalbyandersen.com

HONEYMOON & DESTINATION WEDDINGS

AAA Minneapolis 5400 Auto Club Way, Minneapolis 952-927-2502 aaa.com/travel see ad on page 198 Anytime Travel Agency LLC 456 77th St SE, Delano 763-972-9949 anytimetravelagency.com Breezy Point Resort 9252 Breezy Point Drive, Breezy Point 800-432-3777 breezypointresort.com Carrousel Travel 6625 Lyndale Ave S, Ste 104 Minneapolis 612-866-2503, 800-800-6508 honeymoonsdestinationweddings.com see ad on page 200

Dream Duffel, LLC. 13800 24th Ave N, Suite 330, Plymouth 877-378-1260 DreamDuffel.com see ad on page 199 Escape With Us Vacations 235 E. 6th Street, Suite 203, St. Paul 651-788-4338 escapewithusvacations.com EverAfter Travel 9874 Upper 173rd Court West Lakeville 651-246-6838, 952-898-7662 everafterwedding.com Heartwood Conference Center and Retreat N10884 Hoinville Road, Trego 800-577-4848 heartwoodconferencecenter.com see ad on page 65 Honeymoon Amour 651-303-0471 HoneymoonAmour.com see ad on page 200 Ladera Resort Saint Lucia ladera.com see ad on page 197

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The Travel Bucket Monticello 763-568-3536 thetravelbucket.net Travel Advisors International 840 W 78th Street, Chanhassen 952-474-3666, 800-403-2920 traveladvisorsintl.com see ad on page 201

INSURANCE AGENTS

Perrine Agency 3981 Zarthan Ave S, St. Louis Park 952-888-3471 perrineagency.com Steve Hauer Agency 14525 Hwy 7, Suite 325, Minnetonka 763-227-6958 farmersagent.com/shauer see ad on page 211

INVITATIONS & STATIONERY Invite Café 8043 Lewis Road, Golden Valley 763-548-0202 invitecafe.com see ad on page 165

Kristina Designz Anoka 612-600-9559 kristinadesignz.com see ad on page 166 Live Love Last by: PlasticPrinters.com 741 Spiral Blvd, Hastings 1-866-598-2461 LiveLoveLast.com see ad on page 167 Paper Paragon Twin Cities 970-237-1184 paperparagon.com

JEWELRY & ACCESSORIES

Arthur’s Jewelers 1717 Lexington Ave N, Roseville 651-488-0365 ArthursJewelers.com see ad on page 132 Jewelry by Johan 553 Hayward Ave N, Suite 200 Oakdale 651-321-9267 jewelrybyjohan.com see ad on page 137

LIVE BANDS

Bellagala 255 E 6th Street, 6th Floor, St. Paul 651-227-1202 bellagala.com see ad on page 175 Marsh Productions 3921 Sunset Blvd, St. Louis Park 952-922-1800 marshproductions.com Power of 10 St. Paul 651-217-4452 powerof10.com Quartette Monette 612-750-4244 quartettemonette.com see ad on page 180 Rock It Man Entertainment & Dueling Pianos 651-214-2197 rockitmanentertainment.com see ad on page 181 The R Factor 3921 Sunset Blvd, St. Louis Park 952-922-1800 therfactor.com

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MORTGAGE COMPANIES

American Mortgage & Equity Consultants, Inc. - Lance Moretto 12301 Central Ave NE, Blaine 612-799-7008 lancemoretto.amecinc.com see ad on page 210 American Mortgage & Equity Consultants, Inc. - Lonna Espedal 200 Coon Rapids Blvd Suite 225 Coon Rapids 763-755-7700 lonnatheloanofficer.com Cortrust Mortgage 10107 University Ave NE, Blaine 651-263-7921 cortrustmortgage.com Fairway Independent Mortgage Michele Brandt - Branch Manager - NMLS #452483 612-269-9728 applywithmichele.com see ad on page 211 Patty McLain Summit Mortgage Corporation 13355 10th Ave N Suite 100, Plymouth 612-801-6339 HomeBuyerEducationOnline.com see ad on page 208

OFFICIANTS Albertson Weddings 612-298-6639 albertsonweddings.com Unity of the Valley Spiritual Center 4011 West Highway 13, Savage 952-895-0745 unityofthevalleymn.org Wedding Renegade 651-600-2788 weddingrenegade.com

PHOTO BOOTHS

Blue Goose Photo Booth 6314 Newton Ave S, Richfield 612-702-5213 bluegoosephotobooth.com Forever Focused Photos 346 15th Ave N, Hopkins 612-636-9219 foreverfocusedphotos.com iCandy Photo Booth Inc. 651-338-3995 icandyphotoboothco.com

NexGen Photo Booth 1730 1st Street SW, New Brighton 408-802-0281 nexgenphotobooth.com Photo Booth Creations 8213 College Trail Suite 36 Inver Grove Heights 651-357-7064 photoboothcreations.com Selfie & Co 1229 Tyler Street NE, Minneapolis 952-594-9711 selfieandco.com Studio 220 Photography 1624 Harmon Place, Suite 209 Minneapolis 612-206-0502 studio220photography.com Studio Veil 7600 Boone Ave N, Suite 18 Brooklyn Park 612-888-3646 StudioVeil.com see ad on page 124 The Traveling Photo Booth 916 26th Avenue NE, Minneapolis 612-605-9203 thetravelingphotobooth.com

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VIP Photo Booth 612-605-8177 vip-booths.com see ad on page 125

PHOTOGRAPHY

Annika Parks Studio Minneapolis 920-213-9715 annikaparks.com Art de la Photographie Minneapolis 612-460-5010 artdelaphotographie.com see ad on page 116 Bellagala 255 E 6th Street, 6th Floor, St. Paul 651-227-1202 bellagala.com see ad on page 117 Benjamin Keller Photography 10151 Foley Blvd, Minneapolis 763-528-1432 bkphotosite.com Capturyd Studios 612-356-2851 capturyd.com see ad on page 123

Cilento Photography 11995 Singletree Lane #130 Eden Prairie 952-944-3659 cilentophotography.com COMPLETE weddings + events 222 Concord Exchange N, Suite 4 South St. Paul 651-455-7244 completemn.com see ad on page 177 Corwin Photo | Corwin Films 763-218-0808 corwinphoto.com see ad on page 118 Courtney June Photography 21676 Delaware Ave, Belle Plaine 952-393-6509 courtneyjunephotography.com see ad on page 123 Des Jardins Studio rachel-desjardins.com See ad on page 119 George Street Photo & Video Minneapolis 866-831-4103 georgestreetphoto.com

Jodi Ann Photography 612-245-1018 jodiannphotography.com Kay Michael Photography & Video Minneapolis 612-750-7722 kaymichael.com Kim Jansen Photography 14244 278th Ave NW, Zimmerman 701-793-6691 kimjansenphotography.com Lead Image Photography 218 Egret Lane, Lino Lakes 651-707-5522 photographymn.com Lisa MGirard Photography 1330 Quincy Street, Minneapolis 651-238-4284 lisamgirard.com Lupiction Studios 8601 73rd Ave N, Suite 10, Minneapolis 763-250-5337 lupiction.com see ad on page 120 Mahonen Photography 1031 Winnetka Ave N, Golden Valley 651-399-1997 melaniemahonen.com

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Mark Fierst Photography 6900 110th Ave N, Champlin 612-419-1771 markfierstphotography.com Memories in Time Photography Minneapolis 952-288-8617 memoriesintimemn.com Nikki R Foster Photography Monticello 352-250-2883 nikkiclicks.com see ad on page 121 RK Photo & Design N7374 County Rd E, River Falls, WI 920-251-5916 rkphotoanddesign.com Spencer Gease Photography 763-220-0456 spencergeasephotography.com see ad on page 124 Studio 220 Photography 1624 Harmon Place, Suite 209 Minneapolis 612-206-0502 studio220photography.com

The Wedding Collective 612-756-9330 theweddingcollectivemn.com Tiffany Jahangiri Photography Minneapolis 612-888-0285 tiffanyjahangiri.com

PHOTOGRAPHY - BOUDOIR Celebrate Your Sexy 800-352-7664 celebrateyoursexy.com

REAL ESTATE AGENTS

Dody Kettler, Realtor ® - Keller Williams Realty Integrity Lakes 1350 Lagoon Ave, Ste 900 Minneapolis 612-454-8103 minneapolisandmore.com Engel & Völkers - Lindsay Bacigalupo, Realtor ® 1601 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis 763-350-0022 lindsaybacigalupo.evusa.com see ad on page 210

Monica Brooks, Realtor Re/Max Results 604 Bielenberg Dr, Ste 100 Woodbury 651-428-3747 monicabrooks.results.net see ad on page 209

RECEPTION VENUE LOCATION REFERRALS Bloomington Convention & Visitors Bureau 7900 International Dr, Ste 990 Bloomington 952-858-8500 bloomingtonmn.org/weddings Discover Stillwater 651-351-1717 discoverstillwater.com Meet Minneapolis Convention & Visitors Association 250 Marquette Ave S, Ste 1300 Minneapolis 612-767-8104, 800-445-7412x8104 minneapolis.org/groups-weddings see ad on page 68

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RESORTS

Arrowwood Resort & Conference Center 2100 Arrowwood Lane NW Alexandria 320-762-1124 arrowwoodresort.com see ad on page 83 Bluefin Bay Family of Resorts 7192 W Hwy 61, PO Box 2125, Tofte 800-BLUEFIN bluefinbay.com Eagle Ridge Resort at Lutsen Mountains 445 Ski Hill Road/PO Box 106, Lutsen 218-406-1350 eagleridgeatlutsen.com

TRANSPORTATION & VALET 1st Class Transportation 5115 Excelsior Blvd, Suite 377 St. Louis Park 612-231-4446 1stclass-transportation.com Chauffeured Elegance 612-490-0164 mplslimo.com

Corporate Car & Coach 8200 Humboldt Ave S, Suite 111 Bloomington 800-786-9661 ridewithcorpcar.com see ad on page 228 Gray Line Minnesota 22750 Pillsbury Ave, Lakeville 952-985-7514 grayline-mn.com MIK Transportation 3445 Washington Dr, Suite 102 Eagan 612-799-2899 miklimo.com see ad on page 229 Premier Transportation 999 American Blvd E, Minneapolis 612-331-7433 premiertrans.com see ad on page 230 SuperShuttle / ExecuCar 763-318-2915 execucar.com/msp-wedding-guide see ad on page 227

VIDEOGRAPHY Capturyd Studios 612-356-2851 capturyd.com see ad on page 123 Corwin Photo | Corwin Films 763-218-0808 corwinphoto.com see ad on page 118 Flight Productions 682 Edith Avenue, Mahtomedi 651-442-6593 flightproductions.co

JK Productions 612-408-5926 jkprd.com Kay Michael Photography & Video Minneapolis 612-750-7722 kaymichael.com Lupiction Studios 8601 73rd Ave N, Suite 10 Minneapolis 763-250-5337 lupiction.com see ad on page 120

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Shattered Chandelier Productions 112 4th St S, La Crosse, WI 608-385-0917 shatteredchandelier.com Summit Hill Studios Dan Riggs Films 500 Robert Street North, St. Paul 612-503-0800 SummitHillStudios.com see ad on page 122 The Great White Dress 4669 Empress Way N, Hugo 651-253-6380 thegreatwhitedress.com

WEDDING & EVENT PLANNERS Devoted Designs 763-957-2406 DevotedDesigns.com see ad on page 26 Elevated Style Events Minneapolis 612-850-8739 elevatedstyleevents.com Extraordinary Events 220 Poplar Lane, Annandale 320-274-2121 yourextraordinaryevents.com

L’Etoile Events Minneapolis 612-242-6759 letoileevents.com Sibella Events + Design Robbinsdale 613-460-1822 sibellaevents.com Sixpence Events & Planning Bloomington 425-327-7148 sixpenceeventsmn.com see ad on page 27

WEDDING BANDS

Arthur’s Jewelers 1717 Lexington Ave N, Roseville 651-488-0365 ArthursJewelers.com see ad on page 132

Studio 23 Events Eagan 651-357-2667 studio23events.com see ad on page 29 The Big Event Twin Cities 15861 Garrett Path, Apple Valley 612-787-8815 thebigeventtc.com The Simply Elegant Group 2010 E Hennepin, Suite #7204 Minneapolis 612-867-7287 thesimplyelegantgroup.com see ad on page 28

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venue directory THE ULTIMATE

PRIVATE SPACES TO ACCOMMODATE CELEBRATIONS OF ALL SIZES

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VENUE

CONTACT

AD PAGE

301onMain Event Center 301 Main Street NE, Minneapolis, MN

612-259-8213 301onMain.com

53

A.G. Hill Ballroom 1600 Grand Avenue, St. Paul, MN

651-696-6472 macalester.edu/conferences

83

Afton House Inn / Afton * Hudson Cruise Lines 3291 South St. Croix Trail, Afton, MN

651-436-8883 aftonhouseinn.com

54

Al and Alma’s Supper Club & Charter Cruises 5201 Piper Road, Mound, MN

952-472-3098 AlandAlmas.com

55

Appeldoorn’s Sunset Bay Resort 45401 Mille Lacs Parkway, Isle, MN

320-676-8834 sunsetbayml.com

Arrowwood Resort & Conference Center 2100 Arrowwood Lane NW, Alexandria, MN

320-762-1124 arrowwoodresort.com

83

Atlas Grill 200 South 6th Street, Minneapolis, MN

612-338-4700 atlasgrillcatering.com

38

Bluefin Bay Family of Resorts 7192 W Hwy 61, PO Box 2125, Tofte, MN

800-BLUEFIN bluefinbay.com

Brackett’s Crossing Country Club 17976 Judicial Road, Lakeville, MN

952-435-7600 brackettscrossingcc.com

Breezy Point Resort 9252 Breezy Point Drive, Breezy Point, MN

800-432-3777 breezypointresort.com

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CAPACITY

RENTAL FEE

FOOD & BEV. MINIMUM

CATERING

CEREMONY LOCATION

OUTDOOR FACILITIES

375

$1750-$3000

Varies

Site Provides

50-350

$1250

Varies

Site Provides

10-300

Varies

$300-$2500

Site Provides

20-149

Varies

Varies

Site Provides

270

$200-$4500

$600-$1600

Site Provides

25-400

$250-$950

$2500-$9500

Site Provides

25-300

$0+

Varies

Site Provides

100

$650-$1250

Varies

Site Provides

600+

$1000-$2100

$7500-$12500

Site Provides

2-400

$0-$1500

$1000-$5000

Site Provides

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CONTACT

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Brookhall Event Center 11930 Central Avenue NE, Blaine, MN

763-755-8731 blainbrookbowl.com

Brooklyn Park Community Center 5600 85th Avenue N, Brooklyn Park, MN

763-493-8333 brooklynpark.org/weddings

Capitol Ridge Event Center & Peddlers Pub 161 Saint Anthony Ave, St. Paul, MN

651-287-7678 capitolridgehotel.com

Cedarhurst Mansion 6940 Keats Avenue S, Cottage Grove, MN

651-769-8918 cedarhurstmansion.com

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres 501 West 78th Street, Chanhassen, MN

952-934-1524 chanhassendt.com

Cheers Bar & Grill at Tagalong Golf & Resort 2855 29th Ave PO Box 103, Birchwood, WI

715-354-3505 tagalonggolf.com

CHS Field 360 Broadway Street, St. Paul, MN

651-644-6659 chsfield.com

Classic Gardens 13835 51st Ave, South Haven, MN

320-274-2121 classicgardenwedding.com

Classic Hall Event Center 220 Poplar Lane, Annandale, MN

320-274-2121 classichallmn.com

84

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory 1225 Estabrook Drive, St. Paul, MN

651-487-8282 lancercatering.com

39

56

57

219

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CAPACITY

RENTAL FEE

FOOD & BEV. MINIMUM

CATERING

CEREMONY LOCATION

OUTDOOR FACILITIES

450

$300-$1000

Varies

Site Provides

50-330

$275-$1150

$0

Site Provides

175

Varies

Varies

Site Provides

200+

$2499-$4999

$2499-$4999

Site Provides

300

$0+

$1000-$3000

Site Provides

350

$5000-$7000

Varies

Site Provides

200

Varies

$0

Site Provides

25-350

$1500-$7500

$0

Site Provides

25-415

$1500-$2500

$0

Site Provides

200-400

Varies

Varies

Site Provides

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CONTACT

AD PAGE

Country Inn & Suites St. Paul East 6003 Hudson Road, Woodbury, MN

651-739-7300 countryinns.com/woodburymn

Courtyards of Andover 13545 Martin Street NW, Andover, MN

763-754-6953 courtyardsofandover.com

Crowne Plaza Aire - MSP Airport|Mall of America 3 Appletree Square, Bloomington, MN

952-876-8655 crowneplazaaire.com

Crowne Plaza Bloomington 5401 Green Valley Drive, Bloomington, MN

952-831-8000 cpmsp.com

58

Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West 3131 Campus Dr, Plymouth, MN

763-559-6276 cpplymouth.com

40

DoubleTree by Hilton Minneapolis - University Area 511 Huron Blvd SE, Minneapolis, MN

612-504-3203 DoubleTreeUniversity.com

59

DoubleTree by Hilton St. Paul Downtown 411 Minnesota Street, St. Paul, MN

651-291-8800 stpauldowntown.doubletree.com

Earle Brown Heritage Center 6155 Earle Brown Drive, Minneapolis, MN

763-569-6300 EarleBrown.com

60

East Town Ballroom @ The Courtyard 1500 Washington Ave S, Minneapolis, MN

612-638-4670 EastTownBallroom.com

61

Edinburgh USA 8700 Edinbrook Crossing, Brooklyn Park, MN

763-315-8516 lancercatering.com

41

84

36 & 37

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CAPACITY

RENTAL FEE

FOOD & BEV. MINIMUM

CATERING

CEREMONY LOCATION

OUTDOOR FACILITIES

100

Varies

Varies

Site Provides

600

$250-$1250

$2500-$10000

Site Provides

20-400

$0+

Varies

Site Provides

25-200

Varies

Varies

Site Provides

350

$0+

$6000-$8000

Site Provides

275

$0

$6000-$10000

Site Provides

0-500

Varies

Varies

Site Provides

20-800

Varies

Varies

Site Provides

400

$0+

Varies

Site Provides

50-350

$0

Varies

Site Provides

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CONTACT

AD PAGE

Elm Creek Chalet - Three Rivers Park District 12400 James Deane Parkway, Maple Grove, MN

763-694-7611 threeriversparks.org/weddings

52

Embassy Suites by Hilton Bloomington 2800 American Blvd W, Bloomington, MN

952-967-8706 embassyweddingsbloomington.com

62

Embassy Suites Minneapolis 12 6th Street South, Minneapolis, MN

612-351-2554 embassysuites.com

63

Embassy Suites Minneapolis Airport 7901 34th Avenue South, Bloomington, MN

952-960-5116 embassymspairport.com

64

Envision Catering & Hospitality 484 Inwood Ave, St. Paul, MN

651-501-8191 envisioncatering.com

FIVE Event Center 2917 Bryant Ave S, Minneapolis, MN

612-827-5555 fiveeventcenter.com

Four Daughters Vineyard & Winery 78757 State Hwy 63, Spring Valley, MN

507-346-7300 fourdaughtersvineyard.com

Gale Mansion 2115 Stevens Avenue S, Minneapolis, MN

612-870-1662 GaleMansion.com

Gale Woods Farm - Three Rivers Park District 7210 County Road 110 West, Minnetrista, MN

763-694-7611 threeriversparks.org/weddings

Garden Room of Eden Prairie 8080 Mitchell Road, Eden Prairie, MN

612-253-0255 mintahoe.com

inside front cover

52 center gatefold

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CAPACITY

RENTAL FEE

FOOD & BEV. MINIMUM

CATERING

CEREMONY LOCATION

OUTDOOR FACILITIES

208

$1500-$1800

$0

Site Provides

400

Varies

Varies

Site Provides

50-225

Varies

Varies

Site Provides

300

$0+

$0-$8000

Site Provides

800

$0

$3000-$8000

Site Provides

10-250

$800-$2800

$0

Site Provides

20-300

Varies

Varies

Site Provides

200

$2100-$3200

$2500-$4500

Site Provides

320

$1500-$1800

$0

Site Provides

300

$2775

$1500-$3000

Site Provides

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VENUE

CONTACT

AD PAGE

Grand Ely Lodge 400 N Pioneer Rd, Ely, MN

218-365-6565 grandelylodge.com

Green Acres Event Center 14150 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie, MN

952-942-5220 greenacreseventcenter.com

Green Haven Golf and Banquet Center 2800 Greenhaven Road, Anoka, MN

763-576-2968 lancercatering.com

Greysolon Ballroom by Black Woods 231 E Superior Street, Duluth, MN

218-722-7466 greysolonballroom.com

42

Heartwood Conference Center and Retreat 10884 Hoinville Road, Trego, WI

800-577-4848 heartwoodconferencecenter.com

65

Hennepin And Co. 144 Glenwood Ave North, Minneapolis, MN

612-568-6411 hennepinmade.com

Hilton Minneapolis 1001 Marquette Ave S, Minneapolis, MN

612-376-1000 minneapolis.hilton.com

66

Hilton Minneapolis/Bloomington 3900 American Blvd W, Bloomington, MN

952-830-5250 bloomingtonhilton.com

85

Historic John P. Furber Farm 7310 Lamar Avenue S, Cottage Grove, MN

651-336-4421 JohnPFurberFarm.com

43

Holiday Inn Alexandria / The Barn 5637 Hwy 29 S, Alexandria, MN

320-763-6577 thebarnalex.com

45

45

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CAPACITY

RENTAL FEE

FOOD & BEV. MINIMUM

CATERING

CEREMONY LOCATION

OUTDOOR FACILITIES

250

$500-$800

$0

Site Provides

299

$1900-$5900

$1000-$5000

Site Provides

10-350

$50-$300

Varies

Site Provides

550

Varies

Varies

Site Provides

300

$2900

$0

Site Provides

25-400

$800-$4000

$0

Client Provides

2-1200

$0+

$5000 & up

Site Provides

300

$0+

Varies

Site Provides

100-500

$2000-$9995

$5000

Site Provides

425

$600-$750

$3000-$4000

Site Provides

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CONTACT

AD PAGE

Hope Glen Farm & Treehouse 10276 E Point Douglas Rd S, Cottage Grove, MN

612-202-2886 hopeglenfarm.com

Hotel Ivy - The Luxury Collection 201 S 11th Street, Minneapolis, MN

612-746-4600 thehotelivy.com

44

Hyland Hills Chalet - Three Rivers Park District 8800 Chalet Road, Bloomington, MN

763-694-7811 threeriversparks.org/weddings

52

Keller Golf Clubhouse 2166 Maplewood Drive, Maplewood, MN

651-766-4176 lancercatering.com

Lafayette Club 2800 Northview Road, Minnetonka Beach, MN

952-471-6411 lafayetteclub.com

Lake Elmo Inn Event Center & Catering 3712 Layton Ave N, Lake Elmo, MN

651-779-5994 LakeElmoInn.com

Lake Waconia Event Center 8155 Paradise Lane, Waconia, MN

763-315-8516 lancercatering.com

Landmark Center 75 West 5th Street, St. Paul, MN

651-292-3228 landmarkcenter.org

Legends Club 8670 Credit River Blvd, Prior Lake, MN

952-226-9990 legendsgc.com

Loews Minneapolis Hotel 601 First Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN

612-677-1100 loewsminneapolishotel.com

back cover gatefold

85

86

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CAPACITY

RENTAL FEE

FOOD & BEV. MINIMUM

CATERING

CEREMONY LOCATION

OUTDOOR FACILITIES

300+

$500-$9995

$0-$3000

Site Provides

200

$500-$1500

$5000

Site Provides

320

$1500-$1800

$0

Site Provides

250-300

Varies

Varies

Site Provides

450

Varies

$10000

Site Provides

300

$0-$1800

Varies

Site Provides

50-800

$0+

Varies

Site Provides

320-700

Varies

Varies

Client Provides

200

Varies

Varies

Site Provides

20-600

$0+

Varies

Site Provides

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CONTACT

AD PAGE

Lowertown Event Center 400 Sibley Street N, Suite L50, St. Paul, MN

612-310-4369 lowertowneventcenter.com

Majestic Oaks Golf Club 701 Bunker Lake Blvd, Ham Lake, MN

763-755-2140 majesticoaksgolfclub.com

Medina Golf & Country Club 400 Evergreen Road, Medina, MN

763-478-6021 medinagolfcc.com

86

Mid-America Festivals 1244 S Canterbury Rd, Ste 306, Shakopee, MN

952-445-7361 renaissancefest.com

87

Midland Hills Country Club 2001 Fulham Street, Roseville, MN

651-631-0440 midlandhillscc.org

Millennium Hotel Minneapolis 1313 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN

612-359-2227 millenniumhotels.com

87

Minneapolis Airport Marriott 2020 East American Blvd, Bloomington, MN

952-854-7441 marriott.com/mspmn

69

Minneapolis Central Library 300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN

612-253-0255 mintahoe.com

Minneapolis Marriott West 9960 Wayzata Blvd, St. Louis Park, MN

952-544-4400 MarriottMinneapolisWest.com

Minnesota Boat Club 1 South Wabasha Street, St. Paul, MN

612-253-0255 mintahoe.com

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CAPACITY

RENTAL FEE

FOOD & BEV. MINIMUM

CATERING

CEREMONY LOCATION

OUTDOOR FACILITIES

250

$4500-$5500

$0

Client Provides

10-450

Varies

Varies

Site Provides

300

$2000

$4000

Site Provides

150+

$750-$900

$0

Site Provides

300

$300-$1200

$3000-$6000

Site Provides

350

Varies

Varies

Site Provides

450

$0

$1500+

Either Provides

250

$1800

$4000-$6000

Site Provides

350

Varies

$3000-$12000

Either Provides

130

$850-$1450

$2000-$5000

Site Provides

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VENUE

CONTACT

AD PAGE

Minnesota Zoo 13000 Zoo Blvd, Apple Valley, MN

952-431-9200 mnzoo.org

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Mission American Kitchen & Bar 77 South 7th Street, Minneapolis, MN

612-339-1000 missionamerican.com

220

Muse Event Center 107 3rd Ave N, Minneapolis, MN

612-345-8344 musemn.com

46

Nicollet Island Inn 95 Merriam Street, Minneapolis, MN

612-331-1800 nicolletislandinn.com

Nicollet Island Pavilion 40 Power Street, Minneapolis, MN

612-253-0255 mintahoe.com

Oak Ridge Hotel and Conference Center One Oak Ridge Drive, Chaska, MN

952-368-1419 oakridgeminneapolis.com

Olympic Hills Golf Club 10625 Mount Curve Road, Eden Prairie, MN

952-466-6145 olympichills.com

Paradise Charter Cruises & Minneapolis Queen Lake Minnetonka & Mississippi River

952-474-8058 twincitiescruises.com

73

Profile Event Center 2630 University Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN

612-331-5000 profileeventcenter.com

74

Psycho Suzi’s Motor Lounge 1900 Marshall St NE, Minneapolis, MN

612-788-9069 psychosuzis.com

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CAPACITY

RENTAL FEE

FOOD & BEV. MINIMUM

CATERING

CEREMONY LOCATION

OUTDOOR FACILITIES

280

Varies

Varies

Site Provides

1-250

$0

$300-$18000

Site Provides

1200

$2500-$6000

Varies

Site Provides

24-200

$150-$500

$1000-$12000

Site Provides

600

$3000-$6000

$4000-$15000

Site Provides

25-350

$500+

Varies

Site Provides

200

$1000-$2000

$2500-$5500

Site Provides

10-145

Varies

$0

Site Provides

250 & 400

$0

Varies

Site Provides

300

Varies

Varies

Site Provides

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VENUE

CONTACT

AD PAGE

Radisson Hotel Minneapolis St. Paul North 2540 North Cleveland Ave, Roseville, MN

651-636-4567 radisson.com/rosevillemn

75

Ramada Plaza Minneapolis 1330 Industrial Blvd NE, Minneapolis, MN

612-455-6324 RamadaPlazaMpls.com/weddings

47

Round Barn Weddings LLC 28650 Wildwood Lane, Red Wing, MN

952-292-9340 roundbarnfarm.com

Royal Golf Club 11455 20th St N, Lake Elmo, MN

952-237-2377 royalgolfclubmn.com

48

Rush Creek Golf Club 7801 County Road 101, Maple Grove, MN

763-494-0400 rushcreek.com

76

Science Museum of Minnesota 120 Kellogg Blvd West, St. Paul, MN

651-221-2550 smm.org/rentals

49

Silverwood Park - Three Rivers Park District 2500 County Road E, St. Anthony, MN

763-694-7611 threeriversparks.org/weddings

52

Spirit Mountain 9500 Spirit Mountain Place, Duluth, MN

218-624-8531 spiritmt.com

Sponsels Minnesota Harvest Orchard 8251 Old Highway 169 Blvd, Jordan, MN

952-492-2785 minnesotaharvest.net

50

St. James Hotel 406 Main Street, Red Wing, MN

651-388-2846 st-james-hotel.com

88

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CAPACITY

RENTAL FEE

FOOD & BEV. MINIMUM

CATERING

CEREMONY LOCATION

OUTDOOR FACILITIES

400

Varies

$2500-$6500

Site Provides

350

$0-$2500

$4000-$6000

Site Provides

300

$4000-$6900

Varies

Site Provides

300

Varies

Varies

Site Provides

325

$0

Varies

Site Provides

75-300

Varies

$3000-$5000

Site Provides

272

$2300

$0

Site Provides

100-400

$750-$900

$0

Site Provides

100-300

$1800-$3500

$0

Site Provides

280

Varies

Varies

Site Provides

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VENUE

CONTACT

AD PAGE

Summit Chalet at Lutsen Mountains 467 Ski Hill Road, Lutsen, MN

218-406-1377 summitchaletweddings.com

77

Superior Shores Resort 1521 Superior Shores Drive, Two Harbors, MN

800-242-1988 superiorshores.com

78

The Commons Hotel 615 Washington Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN

612-362-6667 commonshotel.com

79

The Gardens of Castle Rock 26601 Chippendale Ave, Northfield, MN

651-264-9510 thegardensofcastlerock.com

88

The Hidden Meadow and Barn W9602 Balsam Lane, Pepin, WI

715-448-0326 hiddenmeadowandbarn.com

51

The Historic Deglman Farm 12725 50th Street, Princeton, MN

612-867-8657 deglmanfarm.com

The Landing - Three Rivers Park District 2187 Highway 101 East, Shakopee, MN

763-694-7611 threeriversparks.org/weddings

52

The Links at Northfork 9333 Alpine Drive NW, Ramsey, MN

763-241-0506 golfthelinks.com

89

The Outing Lodge at the Park 11661 Myeron Road North, Stillwater, MN

651-439-9747 outinglodge.com

80

The Woman’s Club of Minneapolis 410 Oak Grove Street, Minneapolis, MN

612-813-5306 womansclub.org

81

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CAPACITY

RENTAL FEE

FOOD & BEV. MINIMUM

CATERING

CEREMONY LOCATION

OUTDOOR FACILITIES

50-175

$1350-$3000

$0

Site Provides

25-280

$500-$4000

$0-$3500

Site Provides

30-400

Varies

Varies

Site Provides

300

$4450-$5950

$0+

Client Provides

50-250

Varies

$0

Either Provides

75-250

$3900-$6000

$0

Client Provides

200

$600

$0

Site Provides

275

Varies

Varies

Site Provides

10-300

Varies

Varies

Site Provides

250

$1500-$3000

$3000-$6000

Site Provides

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VENUE

CONTACT

AD PAGE

Three Rivers Park District 3000 Xenium Lane N, Plymouth MN

763-559-6700 threeriversparks.org

52

Thumper Pond Resort 300 Thumper Lodge Road, Ottertail, MN

218-367-2000 thumperpond.com

45

Vista Fleet Cruises & Events 323 Harbor Drive, Duluth, MN

218-722-6218 vistafleet.com

Warehouse Winery 6415 Cambridge Ave, St. Louis Park, MN

612-940-9463 warehousewinery.com

Water Street Inn 101 South Water Street, Stillwater, MN

651-439-6000 waterstreetinn.us

Windows on Minnesota 710 Marquette Ave, Minneapolis, MN

612-376-7455 marquettehotel.com

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CAPACITY

RENTAL FEE

FOOD & BEV. MINIMUM

CATERING

CEREMONY LOCATION

OUTDOOR FACILITIES

25-320

$75-$2300

$0

Either Provides

350

$0+

$0+

Site Provides

2-220

Varies

Varies

Site Provides

150-200

$800-$2150

$2500

Site Provides

10-250

$0+

$5000

Site Provides

50-450

$500-$2000

$8000-$15000

Site Provides

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THE ULTIMATE

dining + celebrations

directory

A DETAILED LISTING OF LOCAL RESTAURANTS FOR SMALLER CELEBRATIONS SUCH AS ENGAGEMENT PARTIES, SHOWERS, BACHELOR/BACHELORETTE PARTIES AND REHEARSAL DINNERS 277 PWGSU17_Book2.indb 277

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VENUE

CONTACT

Apothecary Bar & Lounge 601 1st Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN

612-312-1821 loewshotels.com

Atlas Grill 200 South 6th Street, Minneapolis, MN

612-338-4700 atlasgrillcatering.com

Betty Danger’s Country Club 2501 Marshall Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN

612-315-4997 bettydangers.com

Black Water Lounge 231 East Superior Street, Duluth, MN

218-740-0436 blackwaterlounge.com

Black Woods Grill & Bar 2525 London Road, Duluth, MN

218-724-1612 blackwoods.com

Café Lurcat 1624 Harmon Place, Minneapolis, MN

612-486-5500 cafelurcat.com

Campiello 6411 City West Parkway, Eden Prairie, MN

952-941-6868 campiello.damico.com

Champps 8010 Glen Lane, Eden Prairie, MN

952-942-3331 champps.com

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directory CAPACITY

PRIVATE SPACE

SEMI-PRIVATE SPACE

RENTAL FEE

FOOD & BEV. MINIMUM

10-25

Varies

Varies

26-300

Varies

Varies

60

Varies

Varies

Varies

Varies

Varies

Varies

$0

$3000-$6000

Varies

Varies

$0

$750

100

55

50

16-100

100

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VENUE

CONTACT

Champps 1641 Plymouth Rd, Minnetonka, MN

952-546-3333 champps.com

Cosmos 601 1st Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN

612-312-1168 cosmosrestaurant.com

Crooked Pint 501 Washington Ave South, Minneapolis, MN

612-877-6900 crookedpint.com

Green Mill 1940 Rahncliff Court, Eagan, MN

651-686-7000 greenmill.com

Green Mill 340 Lake Ave, Duluth, MN

218-727-7000 greenmill.com

Green Mill 4355 Pheasant Ridge Dr. NE, Blaine, MN

763-792-9400 greenmill.com

Green Mill 145 Rosedale Center, Roseville, MN

651-633-2100 greenmill.com

Green Mill 909 Vermillion St., Hastings, MN

651-438-9191 greenmill.com

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s

directory CAPACITY

PRIVATE SPACE

100

80

SEMI-PRIVATE SPACE

RENTAL FEE

FOOD & BEV. MINIMUM

$0

$750

Varies

Varies

40

Varies

Varies

50

Varies

Varies

40

Varies

Varies

Varies

Varies

Varies

Varies

Varies

Varies

60

30

60

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VENUE

CONTACT

Green Mill - Hamline Room 57 South Hamline, St. Paul, MN

651-698-0353 greenmill.com

Heyday 2700 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN

612-200-9369 heydayeats.com

Jake O’Connor’s 200 Water Street, Excelsior, MN

952-908-9650 jakeoconnors.com

Kips Pub & Restaurant 9970 Wayzata Blvd, St. Louis Park, MN

952-367-5070 kipspub.com

Lake Elmo Inn Restaurant 3442 Lake Elmo Ave, Lake Elmo, MN

651-777-8495 LakeElmoInn.com

Lola’s Lakehouse 318 E. Lake Street, Waconia, MN

952-442-4954 lolaslakehouse.com

McKinney Roe 530 4th Street, Minneapolis, MN

612-545-5863 mckinneyroe.com

Mission American Kitchen & Bar 77 South 7th Street, Minneapolis, MN

612-339-1000 missionamerican.com

AD PAGE

221

85

220

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s

directory CAPACITY

PRIVATE SPACE

55

SEMI-PRIVATE SPACE

RENTAL FEE

FOOD & BEV. MINIMUM

Varies

Varies

150

$0+

$8000-$16000

40-85

Varies

$1500-$2500

20-60

Varies

Varies

70

Varies

Varies

100

Varies

Varies

120

Varies

Varies

1-250

$0

$300-$1800

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VENUE

CONTACT

O’Donovan’s Irish Pub 700 North 1st Ave, Minneapolis, MN

612-317-8896 odonovans.com

PARMA 8200 5600 West 83rd Street, Suite 100, Bloomington, MN

952-896-8888 parmarestaurant.com

Psycho Suzi’s Motor Lounge 1900 Marshall St NE, Minneapolis, MN

612-788-9069 psychosuzis.com

Sweet Pea’s Public House 472 Snelling Ave South, St. Paul, MN

651-698-0100 sweetpeaspub.com

The Tavern Grill 3561 Lexington Ave N, Arden Hils, MN

651-478-4450 thetaverngrill.com

The Tavern Grill 10950 Club West Pkwy, Blaine, MN

763-398-8100 thetaverngrill.com

The Tavern Grill 772 Bielenberg Dr., Woodbury, MN

651-578-3000 thetaverngrill.com

The Tavern on France 6740 France Ave. S., Edina, MN

952-358-6100 tavernonfrance.com

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s

directory CAPACITY

PRIVATE SPACE

30

40

10-300

40

SEMI-PRIVATE SPACE

RENTAL FEE

FOOD & BEV. MINIMUM

Varies

Varies

$0+

$1200-$1800

Varies

Varies

Varies

Varies

70

Varies

$500-$1200

50

Varies

$500-$1200

60

Varies

$500-$1200

55-70

Varies

$500-$1200

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to do:

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