Private & Corporate Event Center

Congratulations

Congratulations on your engagement and thank you for considering Banquets of Minnesota to be a part of your big day. We know there are a lot of options out there and we work hard to be known as a standout venue in a very competitive industry.

At Banquets of Minnesota we provide full-service catering, event planning, and personalized care to make your big day memorable. With over 30 years of experience, we are prepared to flawlessly cater your event with unparalleled service. Allow our team to help you with the challenges of designing an unforgettable occasion. We work hard to maintain a country club atmosphere without the country club price.

Catering Prepared In House

All of our food is prepared in-house by our experienced and professionally trained Chefs. We strive to go above and beyond the expected wedding food and create food that is delicious and exceeds our guest’s expectations every time. We often hear comments such as “This is the best wedding food I have ever had” and are very proud of the reputation we have built.

The Grand Olympian Ballroom and Vivan Ballroom both have a dedicated full-time event coordinator who will work with you through the entire process from start to finish, to ensure the highest quality of service.

The information included is just a snapshot of our most common wedding packages. Reach out to one of our event coordinators with any questions.

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The Wedding Package

  • $3000 Food and beverage minimum (no hidden fees)
  • $250 Linen Fee which includes tablecloths, cloth napkins and skirting in your choice(s) of color. This fee also includes all China, flatware and glassware.
  • Custom tailored ballroom set-up for every event.
  • No bar set-up fees.
  • We offer an optional cake cutting service for $95. (Includes forks, plates and napkins)
  • Reduced price children’s meals for ages 9 years and under $10.99.
  • DJ services are provided by our two preferred vendors Music Mix Entertainment and PM Enterprises. Other DJ Services MAY be permitted with an approved outside DJ contract provided to you from your banquet coordinator. Up to $300 fees for non-preferred DJ companies.
  • We have a variety of centerpiece options available to rent, or you can bring in centerpiece options of your choice.
  • We have select chair covers available for rent $3.00 per chair.

Groom’s Dinner

  • Host your groom’s dinner, rehearsal dinner and/or gift opening with us (Based on availability).
  • A variety of hotel packages are available from our preferred local hotels. Each offers various specials to the bridal couple- from complimentary shuttle service and bridal suites to discounted ballrooms or breakfast. Contact the hotel of your choice for additional information. The contract you make with the hotel is separate from the contract with Banquets of Minnesota.
  • 11am access to your ballroom on the day of your event. If available the evening before, arranged set-up time may be possible for a $100 fee. Set-up time is granted in two-hour increments and based on availability one month prior to your event date.
  • Security fee $150.00

On-site Ceremonies

Onsite Ceremonies are available upon request. Reception style seating with an aisle is $250. With this option, the hall would be set up as it would be for your reception but space for an aisle would be added. This is becoming a new wedding trend, and is a very convenient option for your guests. You will receive your choice of one of our three complimentary Trellises. Trellises are lit and decorated, but can be modified with your wedding colors, if available.

When you choose to do an onsite ceremony, we ask that you and your wedding party be available to do a complimentary rehearsal some time during the week of your wedding.

frequently asked questions

How many seats are available at the head table riser?

We can seat up to 14 people comfortably on our head table riser in our Olympian and Vivian Ballrooms. If your wedding party is larger, we do have multi-level options available.

How many people does one table seat?

Our round tables seat up to 10 people and our rectangle tables seat 8 people comfortably.

When is my deposit due and how much is required?

We require a $500 deposit to secure your date. This amount is non-refundable and will be credited towards your final billing statement.

Are there any centerpieces or table top decor options available?

We do have a variety of centerpieces available to rent for $75 (for all tables) Add on a tile mirror and 2 votive candles for an additional $75 (for all tables). We also have limited plate chargers and table runners options available.

When can I come in to set up and decorate?

The room will be available for decorating purposes at 11:00 a.m. the day of your event. If there is not an event scheduled the day before your event, you may have the option for a 2 hour set up window the afternoon or evening before your event for a $100 fee. (based on availability)

When do I have to provide my final head count and menu choices?

We require you to confirm your final guest attendance number 8 days prior to your event, and your menu choices one month prior to your event date.

When is my final bill due?

The remaining balance for your event will be due 72 hours prior to the event. A credit card must be on file for any outstanding balances after your event takes place. Payments may be made in the form of cash, personal check, or credit card.

What time do we need to be out of the hall?

Your event and music must end before midnight. All guests, decor, and personal items must exit the building no later then 12am. Anything left in the room beyond this time may be discarded by the banquet staff.

Can I bring any of my own food, drinks, or alcohol into the facility?

Outside food and beverages are not allowed other than wedding cake or dessert.

Can I take home any extra food that is left over from the buffet?

Due to health regulations, leftover food is not allowed to be taken out of the facility.

Can I bring in my own DJ Company?

We strongly encourage all events to go through one of our two preferred DJ companies (Music Mix Entertainment or PM Enterprises). Exceptions for outside DJ Companies will be considered on a case by case basis, and require completion and acceptance of our Outside DJ Request form. Any approved outside DJ must speak with the venue coordinator to discuss options needed and may be subject to additional fees (up to $300).

What are the options and prices for having an onsite ceremony?

Onsite Ceremonies are available upon request. Reception style seating with an aisle is $250. With this option, the hall would be set up as it would be for your reception but space for an aisle would be added. This is becoming a new wedding trend, and is a very convenient option for your guests. You will receive your choice of one of our three complimentary Trellises. Trellises are lit and decorated, but can be modified with your wedding colors, if available.

Corporate Business Events

Banquets of Minnesota has the perfect space for your corporate business events! Over the years we have had the opportunity to work with businesses of all industries and sizes. With our two banquets halls to choose from, we are sure to have the perfect accommodations to suit your event needs.

Aside from all of our standard amenities including projectors, wireless internet, stage, podium, professional sound system and microphone, we offer you the opportunity to determine the layout of the ballroom to best suit your needs. Corporate event ballroom rental rates differentiate by type of event, time of year, day of week, and type of set-up. For additional information and rates please contact: call 612-803-6468 or email Leslie.

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Sports Banquets

In Minnesota, we understand that playing a sport can be one of the most defining and rewarding experiences in a person’s life. Athletes feel an enhanced sense of camaraderie and cultivate leadership skills that last a lifetime. At the end of a long season full of hard work, wins, and sometimes losses, there’s no better way to celebrate than a team banquet. Sports banquets are a great way for the entire team to come together and commemorate a job well done. From teammates to parents, coaches, and supporters, a banquet allows everyone their time to shine and get energized for the season to come.

 

Banquets of Minnesota would love the opportunity to host your team’s annual banquet. In support of our community and local athletes, we have waived the ballroom fee and put together an inclusive per person package. We will also provide the complimentary use of our wireless microphone, podium and AV projector.

Celebrate and Reflect

A banquet is a great way to get everyone together. You can celebrate the tenacity of the team and truly give every player the recognition they deserve. Each member of the team should know they play an integral role in the team’s success as a whole. From the lead scorer to recognizing an encouraging, injured player, a banquet allows everyone’s contributions to be of value.

Banquets are also an amazing way to let the parents in on the team’s dynamics and honor the time they dedicate to the team’s success. Footage and highlights let parents who were not able to attend all of the games relive the season, so they never feel like they missed a moment.

Get Motivated

What better way to get excited for a new season than to celebrate their previous accomplishments? Sports banquets are the best way to get motivated for the next season. Athletes can review what worked and what can be improved on as they prepare for upcoming games. As the team recollects their favorite highlights, it is easy to build upon the previous season’s successes. The easiest way to get motivated is through the encouragement of teammates and friends. With banquets, everyone feels valued and excited for the years to come.

Sports Banquet Packages

Banquets of Minnesota has everything you need to celebrate your athletic stars. We offer a special package tailored just for sports banquets because we would love the opportunity to host your most memorable annual year-end banquet. Banquets of Minnesota acknowledges the important role sports play in our community and how valuable our local athletes are. For this reason, we have waived the ballroom fee and put together an inclusive per-person package. Banquets of Minnesota will also provide the complimentary use of our wireless microphone, podium, and AV projector so that you can relive all of the highlights of the season.

A Fridley, MN Sports Banquet Sure to Score!

Celebrate the contributions of your sports superstars at their annual banquet hosted by Banquets of Minnesota. Contact us to receive our exclusive rate and learn more about our sports banquet package. At Banquets of Minnesota, we are dedicated to the athletes that make our Fridley community so outstanding. Choose Banquets of Minnesota for the most memorable event for you and your team.

 

Sports Banquet Menu

Banquets of Minnesota would love the opportunity to host your team’s annual banquet. In support of our community and local athletes, we have waived the room fee and put together an inclusive per person package. We will also provide the complimentary use of our wireless microphone, podium, and AV projector.

All menu selections include Coca Cola brand soft drinks.

Grand Buffet One Entrée $17/person
Your choice of Stuffed Chicken Breast, Country Baked Ham, Roast Pork Loin, or Roast Turkey. Served with Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, a Garden Variety House Salad, White and Wheat Dinner Rolls and your choice of Honey Glazed Carrots, Green Beans, or Kernel Corn. +$2.00/person for second entree choice.

Spaghetti and Meat Sauce $14/person
Our Homemade Spaghetti and Meat Sauce served with a Garden Variety House Salad, Garlic Buttered Bread Sticks and your choice of Honey Glazed Carrots or Kernel Corn.

Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo $15.5/person
Fettuccine Noodles with Diced Chicken Breast in our Homemade Alfredo Sauce. Served with Garlic Buttered Bread Sticks, a Garden Variety House Salad and your choice of Honey Glazed Carrots or Kernel Corn.

Two Entrée Italian Buffet $17.5/person
The Best of Both! Our Homemade Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo and Spaghetti and Meat Sauce served with a Garden Variety House Salad, Garlic Buttered Bread Sticks and your choice of Honey Glazed Carrots or Kernel Corn.

Taco Buffet $15/person
Build your own Tacos! Your choice of Seasoned Ground Beef or Shredded Seasoned Chicken, Hard- and Soft-Shell Tortillas and all the Fixings. Fixings include; Lettuce, Tomato, Black Olives, Onions, Jalapenos, Salsa, Sour Cream and Shredded Cheddar Jack Cheese. Served with Tortilla Chips and Salsa and your choice of Spanish Rice or Refried Beans. +$1.00/person for both meat choices.

Accompaniments and Add Ons
Table Linens – Includes Tablecloths, Napkins, Glassware, Plates, & Utensils $50
Cake Service – Includes Plates, Forks, & staff to serve the cake. $50
Coffee Service – 60 Servings $79.99