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(612) 843-2575

About Us

The Lumber Exchange Event Center is a historic wedding venue located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Constructed in 1885, the Lumber Exchange Building was the first skyscraper built in Minneapolis and at the time was one of the most grandiose and expensive buildings in the area. Designed with the old-world elegance and charm, the building boasts grand arch entries, romantic chandeliers, lofty ceilings and dazzling marble floors. Our original exposed brick combined with modern accents create an industrial feel sure to stun you and your guests. No matter the size or budget, we can turn your dream wedding into a reality.

There are several great photo locations in and around our building - from the revolving door originally from Grand Central Station to our beautiful marble entry way. Most couples stay onsite for all their photos!

Facilities and Capacities
Lumber Exchange Event Center has a variety of event spaces available for your special day. The Fountain Room is ideal for those looking to have a lavish wedding. This nine-story atrium offers natural lighting, a descending waterfall, sparking chandeliers and vintage lamp posts give The Fountain Room the ambiance of a breathtaking courtyard.

Sawyers on 5th is our newest premier wedding venue and perfect for couples looking to have a picturesque urban wedding. Overlooking the popular Bob Dylan mural, this space offers a rustic atmosphere with exposed brick columns and floor to ceiling windows with magnificent views of the city.

Each venue is complete with two private suites as well as a designated cocktail hour space (alternative cocktail hour spaces also available).

Our venues are uniquely designed and positioned to allow for guest counts large and small.

Services Included and Offered
Lumber Exchange Event Center can provide a variety of services for your special day. From setup to teardown, our team will ensure your wedding is flawless. A number of items are included in the venue rental – including but not limited to tables, chairs, linens, servers, bartenders, a wireless microphone, surround sound, two private suites and liability insurance.

The Lumber Exchange is connected via skyway to two hotels and a 700-stall covered parking garage, making travel and lodging convenient and stress free for you and your guests.

Our extensive offerings allow you to design a menu based on your personal favorites. Have dietary restrictions or don’t see something you love? Our in-house chef can work with you to create a custom menu for your special day.

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  • We had our wedding here in February and it was an absolute dream. Our coordinator Will was wonderful to work with, and the staff on the day of our wedding was also great. If something went wrong, I never found out about it. They were willing to work with us on a tighter budget and helped us cut corners where we could. Everything went so smoothly and I couldn't have imagined a better place to have our wedding. For all the right reasons, it is definitely a day I will remember forever! Thank you so much to everyone at the LX for such an amazing wedding day!

    responded with the following comments.

    Thank you so much for your kind words, Amanda! Hards down, the best part about our job is hearing from our couples about how magical their day was! Will absolutely LOVED working with you both and the photos you shared are stunning! We're so thrilled your day was everything you wanted it to be and will be a cherished memory forever. Cheers to you and Josh!

    Frequently Asked Questions about Venue

    Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

    Bridal Suite, Chairs, China, Clean Up, Event Planning, Flatware, Glassware, Lighting/Sound, Linens, Set Up, Tables

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    Describe your venue

    Ballroom, Historic Building, Loft

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    Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

    Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party, Rehearsal Dinner

    What event services do you offer?

    Accommodations, All Inclusive Packages, Bar Services, Catering Services, Clean Up, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Get Ready Rooms, Liability Insurance, Lighting / Sound, Pet Friendly, Set Up, Wifi

    What catering services do you offer?

    Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings

    What bar services do you provide?

    Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Specialty Wine

    What event items are available?

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

    What food and beverage items are available?

    Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens

    What transportation and access is available?

    Parking, Wheelchair Access

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