Planning a wedding is a full-time job. There’s so much to put together between the ceremony, the reception and the dinner. Creating a “one destination” wedding not only simplifies the planning for the bride and groom, but it makes for a more enjoyable day for everyone. Here are some hotels in Minnesota that do a particularly good job of making your day special for you and your wedding guests.
Le Meridien Chambers Hotel
901 Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Love contemporary art? The Le Meridien Chambers Hotel in downtown Minneapolis, renovated and designed by David Rockwell, is a sleek, upscale location for an “art, design and boutique” inspired wedding. The Chambers calls itself a “luxury art hotel” and features over 200 pieces of contemporary art on loan from owner Ralph Burnet’s private collection. Schedule your rehearsal dinner at Marin Restaurant and Bar, cocktails in the rooftop lounge and the ceremony and reception in one of the hotel’s “art rooms.” Best of all, book your entire wedding at the Chambers and the bridal suite is complimentary.
20 S.W. 2nd Ave.
Rochester, MN 55902
Plan your wedding at the luxurious Kahler Grand in downtown Rochester and obtain the services of its certified wedding planner. The Kahler staff will assist you in all aspects of your wedding, from catering (ask about kosher event) to decorations. With over 30,000 square feet of event space, 660 guest rooms and suites and a dedicated staff of professionals, the Kohler Grand is an easy choice for a hotel wedding in southern Minnesota.
Fitger’s Inn / Midi Restaurant
600 E. Superior St.
Duluth, MN 55802
Fitger’s Inn is Duluth’s premier historic hotel. Plan your wedding with the staff at the attached Midi Restaurant. Host your ceremony in the Harbor View room, with a panoramic backdrop of Lake Superior, or take advantage of the courtyard and host your wedding and reception right on the Lake. Enjoy fine European wines and Mediterranean cuisine, dance the night away and put your guests up at this unique inn with plenty of old Duluth charm.
Water Street Inn
101 Water St. S.
Stillwater, MN 55082
Choose the Water Street Inn in Stillwater to make your wedding a truly unique destination for your guests. Historic Stillwater on the St. Croix River is one of Minnesota’s best spots for shopping, strolling on the river and enjoying world class cuisine. The Water Street Inn is nestled in the center of of the Stillwater downtown district and features breathtaking views of the St. Croix. Event staff will work with you to plan a wedding for up to 300 guests. The catering department will design a unique menu for your event, and the large, historic rooms, complete with fireplaces and spa tubs, will keep your guests comfortable overnight. The Inn even has a daycare/babysitting service to keep the younger guests busy.
St. Paul Hotel
350 Market St.
St. Paul, MN 55102
The St. Paul Hotel has been hosting weddings for over 100 years, and it has it down to a science. Take advantage of historic halls to host your ceremony and reception, gourmet cuisine and luxury rooms with views of downtown St. Paul. Every aspect of your wedding day can be planned with the assistance of St. Paul Hotel wedding planners and caterers. Best of all, the newly opened bridal sanctuary, L’etoile, provides a lavish refuge for the the bride to spend the day in preparation of her big event.
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Andrea Wodele is a freelance writer who has lived in the Twin Cities for eight years. She loves covering all things Minnesota and her work can be found on Examiner.com.