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The East Town Ballroom at the Courtyard Minneapolis Downtown

1500 Washington Ave South
Minneapolis, MN, MN
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(612) 638-4670

About Us

The Courtyard by Marriott Minneapolis Downtown is a hotel for a couple’s wedding in the Minneapolis, Minnesota area. This venue is classic yet modern, with an elegant ballroom in which couples can celebrate their wedding day. The hotel is located in downtown Minneapolis, just a four-minute drive across the Mississippi River from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum.

Facilities and Capacity
Couples can welcome up to 400 guests to their wedding celebration at the Courtyard by Marriott Minneapolis Downtown. The East Town Ballroom in this hotel offers 5,200 square feet of space for couples and their events. There is a pre-function space wrapping around the outside of this ballroom where guests can enjoy a charming cocktail reception. With a neutral brown color palette, the light coming in from the windows set high along the ceiling is just the right amount, adding to the luminescence created by large domed and recessed lighting elements. Prior to their cocktail reception, couples can celebrate a ceremony outside on a paved patio space, with a wall of living greenery as their backdrop. This canvas of ivy adds a touch of nature to the otherwise very urban wedding setting. Inside the East Town Ballroom itself, couples will find a carpet with a brown and tan pattern, wallpaper with a subtle pattern for texture, and nearly an entire wall of shaded windows. The dance floor sits right in the middle of the floor so that everyone has the opportunity to see special moments such as the first dance.

Services Offered
This venue invites couples to use the space in the ballroom not only for ceremonies and receptions, but also for bridal showers or engagement parties. Couples will find accommodations and a bridal suite to be just two of the comfortable spaces they will experience on their wedding day. There is also liability insurance at this venue. Event planning services before the wedding ensures that everything will fall into place and run smoothly, thanks to the experience and professionalism of the hotel’s staff. Couples can relax in their bridal suite and enjoy the company of their wedding party while the Courtyard by Marriott’s staff takes care of setup and cleanup, lighting and sound, and even event rentals. Event items available for a couple’s wedding include:

  • Altar/arches
  • Audio equipment
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Dance floor
  • Decor
  • Drapery
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Tables

Couples and guests can spend the night in the Courtyard by Marriott Minneapolis Downtown’s contemporary and comfortable accommodations. This gives everyone peace of mind, no matter how far they live from the hotel, because no one will have to worry about how they’ll get home at the end of the night. From plush bedding to modern technology, these guest rooms and suites have all the amenities guests will need for the night.

Other Services
The hotel makes getting to this venue simple with great transportation options. Although it’s in the middle of a city, this facility offers onsite parking for couples and guests, as well as shuttle service.

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  • We used the Courtyard Marriot as the hotel for our guests to stay at for our wedding that was close by. Dee was so great to work with throughout the entire process! Was always very quick to respond & sent updates regularly! Had multiple guests tell me how clean & safe they felt staying at the hotel during Covid!

    responded with the following comments.

    Thank you so much for choosing our team at the Courtyard Minneapolis Downtown to be a part of your and Abby's special day. We are so happy that the additional steps we have been taking during the pandemic allowed you and your guests to feel safe during your stays. Congratulations & Best Wishes!

    Frequently Asked Questions about Venue

    Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?


    Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?


    What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

    $ 500.00

    What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

    $ 500.00

    Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

    Chairs, China, Clean Up, Event Planning, Flatware, Glassware, Linens, Set Up, Tables

    Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

    Cake Cutting, Server(s)

    Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

    Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, House Liquor, House Wine, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink

    How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?


    Describe your venue

    Ballroom, Hotel

    What kind of settings are available?

    Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor

    Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

    Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party

    What event services do you offer?

    Accommodations, Clean Up, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Get Ready Rooms, Liability Insurance, Lighting / Sound, Set Up

    What event items are available?

    Altar/Arch, Audio Equipment, Centerpieces, Chairs, Dance Floor, Decor, Drapery, Furniture, Lighting, Tables

    What food and beverage items are available?

    Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens

    What transportation and access is available?

    Parking, Shuttle, Wheelchair Access

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