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Wedding reception

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.
 

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, as well as our dedicated hands on owners who oversee events 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.

 

 

The Wedding Package

  • $2500 Food and beverage minimum (no hidden fees)

  • $200 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 $80. (Includes forks, plates and napkins)

  • Reduced price children's meals for ages 3-9 years $9.99. Children 2 and under are free.

  • 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, ranging in price from $2.00-$2.50 per chair.

  • Host your groom's dinner, rehearsal dinner and/or gift opening with us and receive a 10% discount off the bill for that event. (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.

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. If you host your Groom's dinner with us you will receive 10% off the food purchases for that event.

FAQ

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 8-10 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 $50 (for all tables) Add on a tile mirror and 2 votive candles for an additional $50 (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 by midnight. All guests, decor, and personal items must exit the building no later then 1am. 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 provide ALL of their own equipment 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.