High FIVEs

What people are saying about us!

Jean & Shane- Married September ‘14

You guys are fantastic! Thank you for working so hard and making this a great day! I couldn’t think of a better place we could have chosen- with such nice and patient people to help us along the way. Thank you!

Jen & Adam- Married August ‘14

I found FIVE Event Center on TheKnot.com and it was the only venue my husband and I chose to see. FIVE was great at showing us around the venue and extremely helpful in answering all of our questions (and the many emails I sent afterward, very promptly). We loved the history behind the building, and thought it was unique compared to other wedding reception venues we had been to for other weddings. We also loved that free parking was offered to our guests. We loved that there were two floors, and it's perfect for a mix and mingle type of wedding, but can easily be made to fit any event. We also loved that we didn't have to bring a lot in to decorate since the ambiance is perfect the way it is. We did not have one issue with this location and would do it all over if we could :) Definitely recommend this event center.

Megan & Melissa- Married August ‘14

Thank you for helping us have a beautiful day. We appreciate everything you did to help it go off without a hitch!

Lindsay & Dennis- Married June ‘14

Thank you for helping us with everything. The reception was awesome and so pretty. All our guests really enjoyed themselves! Thank you again!

International School of MN- Prom May ‘14

Thank you for the great experience we had at our prom. The students and chaperones really enjoyed the experience and that is thanks to your great organization and professionalism.

Minneapolis Jewish Federation- Event in March ‘14

Thank you and your tremendous staff for making our event a huge success. You were reliable, responsive and professional. It was a pleasure to work with you. I especially want to acknowledge the positive way in which you approached our tensions around the event and were committed to resolving them. Thanks again for making Cirque du Purim a success!

Liza & Kevin- Married March ‘14

The whole team at FIVE Event Center was AWESOME for my March 2014 wedding! They had tons of suggestions for how to best utilize their space, how to set up the reception, and how to schedule the evening. Kevin and I also had our ceremony at FIVE, and their team was able to turn the ceremony space over into reception space very quickly while we had cocktail hour downstairs. The space is beautiful and has a lot of really unique photo opportunities. They are also very close to Uptown, which gives you a ton of flexibility for cabs or shuttles to nearby hotels after the reception is over. I would highly recommend using FIVE Event Center!!

Emma & Justin – Married March ‘14

FIVE was a great venue for our wedding. The location was perfect in Lyn/Lake, and the modern, urban space suited our wedding wonderfully. FIVE was so helpful throughout the planning process - getting back to me promptly when I had questions and being extremely flexible as we were figuring out the schedule. I loved that I didn't need to add a ton of decor to make the space feel special, and there were tons of layout options for us to use. It was great to have a live band play our reception as we danced the night away - not necessarily an option at all venues. Finally, I LOVED that we had the choice of what caterer we wanted (for a small fee). That added flexibility plus the great space was what clinched the decision for us.

Marlo & Matt- Married January ‘14

We were so happy we chose Five Event Center as the venue for our wedding. We liked the fact that it could host both the ceremony and reception easily. It was perfect as guests could head downstairs for the cocktail hour while they transitioned the upstairs space. The building is unique, has a cool history, and is in a great location in uptown. Five were wonderful! Always so friendly and happy to answer my many questions. They accommodated everything we needed and helped to make the day go super smoothly. It’s a beautiful and fun space with excellent service that made the night perfect!

Wonderful Day Weddings- Planned Wedding in January ‘14

Thank you so much for your professional service at Marlo & Matt’s wedding. It was an absolute pleasure to work with you! I’m hoping that we work together again, as FIVE is a great venue. I will definitely refer FIVE to any clients looking for a unique venue!

Jenny & John – Married November ’13

Thank you sincerely for hosting our wedding ceremony and reception! The entire evening was unforgettable! We could not have asked for a better venue- it fit us perfectly! AMAZING!

Elisha & Kory – Married November ’13

We loved the uniqueness of FIVE as a wedding venue! Guests are still raving about the space and what a great time they had. Outside of the unique feel we really like the ability to choose from a variety of catering companies to find the best fit for our non traditional wedding meal.FIVE made the day of the wedding a breeze for us we were able to enjoy ourselves without having to worry about all of the behind the scenes details. Once the venders were selected FIVE staff took over the coordination of equipment needed, arrival times, timeline for the day, etc... The Decor Service fee was well worth the money we dropped off decor and directions the day before and while we were enjoying cocktail hour with our guests, staff was busy setting up all of the decor and at the end of the evening everything was packed back into boxes and available for us to pick up on Monday. FIVE Event Center really set the stage for us to have the out of the ordinary wedding that we were looking for and that all of our guests would enjoy!

Samantha & David – Married September ’13

Walking into FIVE the first time I instantly knew that we would be married there. The venue is beautiful, modern and unique. What I didn't expect was the amazing service I would receive from that day until well after my wedding day. The staff is always available to answer questions and let you do (yet another) walk through of the venue. There weren't any surprises and everything we had talked about was done. They even handled my set-up and clean up including loading a trailer for us so we wouldn't have to do it ourselves. I worked in hospitality and saw many different events take place but I have never seen anywhere with this type of great service and professionalism. If you're looking for a venue do yourself a favor and stop by FIVE. You will be blown away! Thanks to the FIVE staff!

Solveig & Jason – Married August ’13

We LOVED this space! It is so funky and different and was incredibly elegant once we had it decorated for our reception. People raved about how cool the space was. It is not your typical ballroom or country club atmosphere. The people that work at Five are so fun and flexible. I dealt with our event planner weekly and she was so on top of everything. We felt completely comfortable having our trust in FIVE that the evening would be spectacular.

Rebecca & Ben – Married June ’13

We had our wedding ceremony and reception at FIVE last month and it was a fantastic experience. FIVE was great to work with! They were incredibly helpful and quick to respond to emails. FIVE was the perfect venue for us, the space is amazing, modern, unique and fun. Everything, including the transition from ceremony to reception went perfectly! I received a lot of feedback from guests that LOVED the atmosphere. I am so happy with our choice, FIVE was wonderful!

Elizabeth & Tim – Married June ’13

Everything went wonderfully and we loved every minute of it. Our event coordinator from Five was so incredibly helpful! They are so nice and helped make our wedding such a blast. They are very detailed oriented and knew exactly what needed to be done. They are also very quick to respond to emails throughout the planning process, which I really appreciate! In addition to the helpful assistance from staff at Five, the event site itself is gorgeous and such a cool place! The tables, seating, lighting, everything was perfect. My favorite part about Five Event Center is the awesome beer selections that were available for guests! We ordered the house package for our event and often these fancy places will only have one beer available, like Bud Light, but Five Event Center had at least 10-15 favorite beers! If you're a beer snob, like me, then this is a good place!

Emily & Peter – Married May ’13

I loved FIVE. The FIVE team was enthusiastic, helpful, and professional at every step of the process. They acted as our wedding planner the day of, and it was so great to have a point person. The venue itself is beautiful, clean, and modern, and our guests really enjoyed the separate rooms — upstairs for the ceremony, downstairs for the cocktail hour, upstairs for the reception — it broke things up and helped with crowd control. We paid extra for setup, and as a result FIVE had everything taken care of so we worried about very little the day of the wedding. I highly recommend this venue.

Sarah & Scrib – Married May ’13

Thank you soooooo much for everything you did to help make Saturday night the best night of our lives!! Seriously it was absolutely perfect and I have never been to such a fun reception. I got so many compliments about FIVE and everyone said the bartenders were awesome!! I will definitely write an awesome review for you guys on all the wedding websites!!

Jessica & Mike – Married April ’13

Thanks so much for all your help on making our wedding go so well. We had a great time and are so glad that we held the event at FIVE! Thanks again!

Dave – Annual Corporate Party April ’13

I just wanted to thank you for organizing such a wonderful event. Everybody had a great time and loved the venue. Your staff seemed really professional, and your attentive behind-the-scenes presence kept everything running smoothly. I appreciate your professionalism and your attention to detail in the planning. It was a terrific event, and I will definitely recommend FIVE to others. Thanks again!

Erin – Sorority Formal April ’13

Thank you! We all had such a blast and I heard nothing but positive feedback from the girls and their dates! Thanks again!

Nicole – Corporate Holiday Party January ’13

I wanted to follow up on our party. I received rave reviews on the event center. People loved the building. I hope that you get a ton of referrals from those who attended the party. Thank you so much for your help. Your organization and coordination made this event so stress-less! I really appreciate all that you did to get everything ready. You rock!

Deb & Barb – Corporate Holiday Party December ’12

We just wanted to send a personal note of gratitude for all that you did to make out event such a fabulous success! We have been receiving multiple compliments on everything from the space to the food to the friendly staff. Thank you for your attention to detail and for being so gracious in accommodating our every need. We really appreciated the fact that you had everything so well organized. This allowed us the ability to enjoy the event along with everyone else. It truly was a pleasure to have the opportunity to work with you!

Anna & Luke - Married November '12

Loved you guys this past weekend for my wedding celebration! Thank you for being so wonderful + accommodating...our guests had such a fabulous time and I can't recommend you enough to future brides!

Soma & Eli – Married November ’12

Thank you so much! We really can't express what an amazing event you were able to put together - juggling our vendors and various requests was likely a challenge for you. You were thoughtful, sweet and (most importantly) detail-oriented. Every detail was expertly attended to - down to the bows around the cocktail tables. Thank you for all of your hard work and patience throughout the entire process. Your kindness and friendly attitude made you a pleasure to work with. We are both so happy that we worked with you!! Thank you!

Denise & Drew – Married November ’12

Thank you so much! We had such a great time having our wedding with you and thank you for all the time you put in making everything just right. It was perfect! Thanks again!

Giovanna – Birthday Party November ’12

I dont even know if it was a great party or I'm really getting old for parties like this one. All I know is that my poor feet were calling 911!!! We all danced like rock stars!! Our guests are still talking about the party, we posted a lot of the pictures in facebook and everyone comments about FIVE Event Center. All my girlfriends loved the place..perfect for "chicas", elegant and contemporary style. Thank you so much for your hard work and effort to make my 40th unforgettable. I really appreciate it. Thank you so much!

Amber & William – Married October ’12

Thank you so much for all of your help, patience and support for our wedding. It was absolutely fabulous and we have you to thank for a large part of that. We have gotten so many compliments on the venue and your staff, it just makes us feel good/even better about the service we received. We will definitely keep you in mind for any future events. Thank you again.

Meghan & Andy – Married October ’12

Thank you! Everything was fabulous! We had such a great time on Saturday. The space was beautiful and everyone was so great. Thanks again!!

Chelsea & Isaac – Married October ’12

Our wedding was so beautiful and went off without a hitch! Thank you so much for all your help with our special day! It was truly amazing.

Deena – Non-profit Anniversary Celebration & Fundraiser October ’12

I just wanted to say thank you for all your help and support planning last night's event. I could not have done it without you! I think everyone had a great time and everything went so smooth. I just wanted you to know how much positive feedback there was about your venue. Everyone was taken back by your "hidden treasure"! Thank you again for everything!

Jacki & Aaron – Married September ’12

Newlywed life is great! Busy, busy but great. Yes of course you have our permission to use our pictures on your website. Thank you for asking. We are especially proud of them, and the venue looks amazing in our pictures, it made for the perfect back drop. Gorgeous! You guys have an amazing venue on your hands, we will definitely be coming back if we have another big event! And I have been telling everyone who needs a big space to go through you. Thank you for making our day perfect!

Kristin & Carlos – Married August ’12

Thank you all so much for helping to organize the best wedding that we could have hoped for! It was truly a magnificent, unforgettable day thanks to you!

Nicole & Glenn – Married July `11, Celebrated 1st Anniversary July `12

Just wanted to send a very BIG thank you to you and the owner of FIVE for allowing Nicole and I to enjoy a private glass of champagne at the bar on our 1-year Anniversary...It made for the perfect evening. Thanks again for everything.

Hannah & Tom – Married June ’12

Our celebration was so wonderful, and thank you so much for making it happen! It was truly incredible, and we are still getting comments three weeks later! Again, thank you so much for a truly wonderful event!

Jenne & Matt – Married June ’12

We just wanted to send you a card thanking you for making our wedding night a huge success. We couldn't have been happier with how the evening ended up. The FIVE was awesome and we would definitely recommend it. Much thanks!

Nalee & Brock – Married May ’12

Thanks for doing such an amazing job at our wedding! We couldn't have asked for a better place and a more professional staff. Your care and attention to detail made our wedding that much more magical :).

Katie & Mike – Married April ’12

Thank you so much for making our special day amazing! Everything went so smoothly. We got so many compliments on the beautiful space. It was the best! You did great work! Thank you!

Elizabeth – Wedding Planner April ’12

P.S. I met with another venue coordinator on friday for a wedding in May, and she was not too lovely to me. Makes me appreciate the vendors that are joyful and understanding, and that we are ALL in this together-to make a beautiful day for our couples! So. Thank You. for being so delightful to work with!!! :D

Jeffrey – Wedding Guest April ’12

Just wanted to say that I attended a wedding at Five Event Center two weekends ago and found it to be an amazing facility. The color scheme and the stairwell stick out for me as well the large bar downstairs. Your space is cosmopolitan yet comfortable. Great facility. I look forward to attending my next event there!

Julie & Todd – Married March ’12

Our overall experience was great. The event manager we worked with was very helpful in helping us develop a vision of how we wanted the night to work. FIVE is a very unique space and many of our guests commented on not knowing it existed but loved it. I specifically liked the look and feel of FIVE. It made our party more memorable and allowed for guests to explore and find hidden coves to talk during the night. The FIVE event staff was very nice and polite. I didn’t interact much with anyone except Krista but the bartenders were always quick to take my order when I approached the bar. FIVE is on my list for our next party too. It actually made me want to plan more parties :). Based on our research the total price was very similar to the hotels we looked at, even when the hotel didn’t have a rental fee but required you use their catering services and their drink packages are more expensive than FIVE. FIVE was the perfect place for our party. Todd and I had a wonderful time and I believe having our party at FIVE has made it even more memorable. Thanks again!

Chelsea & Trevor – Married February ’12

I just wanted to thank you and your staff so much for everything that you did. Our wedding could not have gone better and we honestly could not have asked for more. We were so impressed by everything that everyone did, especially you for being there and answering all of our questions throughout the entire process. We would be more than willing to give you any kind of reviews you would like at any time. They would be glowing! Thanks again for everything and let us know if you need anything else from us.

Maryjo & Andrew – Married September ’11

We cannot thank you enough for all the hard work you put into making our day perfect! You're the best!

Amanda & Moid – September `11 Anniversary Party

Just wanted to drop you a note to say THANKS! The evening was wonderful. Everything came together wonderfully. I appreciate all the hard work from you and you team. We heard comments all night about how cool the location was and how it worked so nicely for an event our size. The bar staff was wonderful! They had some fun with us, and even listened to me when I had them alternate some glasses of water in for my husband :). It really felt like we had a club to ourselves for our closest friends! What a fun night! Thanks for sending the deposit money back timely as well. Please pass on my thanks and compliments to your team! We would definitely recommend and use FIVE again. (Maybe our 25th anniversary? lol).

Lindsay & Logan – Married August ’11

Thank you for helping us put on a great party! It was even better than we imagined it would be and your team did a great job. We've heard nothing but wonderful comments about how everything went. Thank you again!!

Kate, Mother of the Bride – June ’11 Wedding

Just want to tell you how pleased we were with the event and how you and your staff took care of everything! We received many compliments on the venue and how wonderful all your staff were, including the security guys. I know we all kind of left in a rush and I didn't get to tell you all that on Friday, but I thought we should get out of your way so you could all head home as well. Thanks again for all your hard work! We were so happy with FIVE and so glad we chose to have Anna and Jim's wedding there. Jim's parents were very pleased as well. Many, many people told me how unique and beautiful the place was. Kudos to you all!

Dana & Dan – Married June ’11

FIVE Event Center was everything we had hoped it to be! We live in Uptown and were looking for a break from the "same old wedding venue" and FIVE was exactly what we were looking for! Our event manager was wonderful to work with and she made everything very easy. We really didn't have to do much decorating because the venue is already so beautiful. We had a blast! We had 135 guests and it fit everyone very comfortably. It seriously was everything we hoped for on the most meaningful day of our lives. When I drive by and see weddings it makes me smile, because I know they're in for the time of their life. Thank you FIVE for exceeding our expectations for our wedding day!!!

Mikayla & Matthew – Married June `11

We cannot thank you enough for your incredible help over the past year and a half! Your attention to detail, patience, and friendly yet always professional demeanor continuously impressed us. Thank you for all of your support in making our wedding reception a success. :)

Melissa & Jason – Married May `11

Thanks so much! I cannot get over how quick, thorough and helpful FIVE is. Really excited about getting into the planning of our wedding reception and super thankful that you’re so helpful with details.

Cassie & Andy – April ’11 Wedding

Thank you, thank you, thank you for Saturday! Everything was PERFECT! Andy and I had so much fun and everyone couldn't stop talking about how cool the space was. I will definitely be recommending this to future brides. Oh my goodness, it was SO much fun!! Thank you again for everything! It went so smoothly :)

Melissa – January '11 Corporate Event

Thank you again for all you did for our networking event! You were a joy to work with & we will definitely keep Five Event Center in mind for future events. We will also share our great experience with you & Five with others in our industry. Thanks again!

Andrew – Potential Client

Thank you for working with us these past few weeks. You have been extremely helpful, responsive, and professional. We will have no reservations about recommending your help and the venue to others.

Sara & Mike - Married November `10

Five Event Center is amazing!! Not only is it a fun and unique place to hold a wedding but they are also so helpful, prompt, and always want to make sure everything goes as planned. They have it down to a science. Our wedding was Nov 2010 and I would recommend them to anyone!

Elizabeth & Kyle – Married November ’10

Thank you for all your organization and helpfulness! It's been great to know that the event is in such capable hands!

Kari – October ’10 Corporate Event

I wanted to reach out and share my sincere gratitude for a JOB WELL DONE. You had a large part in the success of our client’s events, and I couldn’t thank you enough. Your professionalism and communication made everything as easy as possible, and I’m excited to say that we’ve created a beginning to a great relationship! I look forward to working with you again, as you left a lasting impression on our staff as well as clients.

Marta & Nagdeep – Married September `10

Thank you and your terrific staff for all of your time, attention and hard work that went towards our event. It was a complete success thanks to you! Your attention to detail and your endless patience, along with your dedication, really made the event appear seamless and professional. Thank you for giving both of us a wedding day we'll never forget!

Marah & Mark – Married August `10

Thank you so much for everything you did for our wedding. Everything went PERFECT! You were so accomodating and easy to work with. The ceremony and reception were both exactly what we wanted. Just about everyone commented on how cool and intimiate the location was, we can't say enough, thank you so much!!!

Marla, Mother of the Bride – August ’10 Wedding

Everything was lovely! Thank you! This was my daughter's dream wedding and your venue was the only place we looked at because it was the only place she wanted...it was wonderful!!!

Jessica - Potential Client

We ended up going with a venue in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, because both of our families live there. FIVE is an absolutely gorgeous space. There are so few venues in the Twin Cities area with that design aesthetic. What a gem!

Bre & Mariano – Married July ’10

I wanted to thank you all at the Five Event Center for making our wedding absolutely wonderful! Everybody was extremely helpful and friendly! Thank you for everything!

Ashley & Todd – Married June ’10

My husband and I held our wedding reception at FIVE Event Center in June 2010. Staff from FIVE assisted us with every step in the planning process. The center even hosted a wine and catering open house so that we could meet local catering companies and pick one for our reception. Everyone we worked with from FIVE was accomodating and answered all our questions. The night of the reception, our Event Manager attended to make sure all our last-minute needs were met and to ensure that everyone had a great time. The space was absolutely beautiful and we, along with all our guests, had a fabulous night! Thank you FIVE!

Pamela & Tim – Married April ’10

FIVE is truly one of the best/most unique reception sites in Minnesota. It was absolutely perfect for our smaller reception with around 110 guests. We toured other event centers, ballrooms and hotel locations but nothing is even close to FIVE. The downstairs bar is amazing and absolutely perfect for the cocktail hour. The people we worked with were extremely fast at getting back to us on all of our questions and they made sure everything was taken care of throughout the event. They were flexible, easy to deal with, professional and a lot of fun to work with!

Kelsea & Kevin – Married January ’10

You are the best! You went way above and beyond helping us with our millions of questions, coaching us through our indecision, and making our dream reception a reality. Picking FIVE was one of the quickest decisions we made in our planning. You put us at ease and were there for us every step of the way. Thanks a million!

Amanda & Mike – Married January ’10

Thank you so much for the great service you provided from start to finish. We had a great time! We got so many compliments on your venue - how different, exciting and modern it was. That's exactly what we wanted! Your bartenders did an excellent job and we got numerous compliments on their professionalism, service and friendly demeanor! Thank you again so much!

Djay Sound & Light– Vendor

Probably one of the most physically breathtaking facilities in the Twin Cities, FIVE Event Center is a great place to have your wedding reception. FIVE combines New York Style Architecture with an attitude that makes your venue search a very relaxing and fun experience. At FIVE, customer service is the most important aspect of your experience there. From the moment you walk in the door, to when you sit down with one of their fantastic event managers you will be treated as a person, not as just another event. Their goal is to make your wedding unique and special and won't use high pressure sales tactics to make you book. Just a good old fashioned smile. Their flexibility is one of their greatest strengths as well. They don't have strict rules about which venders you bring in to their marvelous venue. From Caterer's to DJ's, all are welcome at FIVE to showcase their craft and make your "dream" wedding day a reality.

Chelsea & Scott – September ’09 Wedding Prospect

I will definitely recommend FIVE to any friends or family who might be planning Minneapolis weddings in the future. You have been so helpful and responsive and there are many other venues I have contacted in Mpls where I didn't have that kind of experience with their sales rep/event coordinator. Thank you so much for all of your help!

Sharla & Jeremy – Married September ’09

Thank you for all your hard work and effort put into our wedding reception. We've gotten so many compliments on the venue and are so happy we chose FIVE. You were great to work with!

Andrew & Abbey – Married September ’09

My new husband and I had a fabulous wedding ceremony and reception at FIVE Event Center. When we were looking for a venue, we toured FIVE and after that no other venue could even come close to competing with it. FIVE is gorgeously decorated and the staff is so helpful! I received prompt answers to all of my questions before and after we decided to book it for our wedding. All of our guests also fell in love with the space. We received so many compliments on what a beautiful and fun place FIVE is, and our guests were also very impressed with the quality of service! I am so glad we ended up choosing FIVE for our wedding, I wouldn't have changed a thing!!

Bridget – September ’09 Corporate Event

Thank you so much for your great work in making our event so fantastic! We appreciate your flexibility and time, you were wonderful to work with. Thank you, thank you, thank you! You are ROCKSTARS.

Kelly & Andrew – Married August ’09

My husband and I did not want a stereotypical hotel ballroom for our reception. We wanted something classy, elegant, chic and fun....we also wanted to show off our city, so urban was a must. FIVE Event Center was the ideal location. The Staff is AMAZING!!! I can't say enough about their professionalism, friendliness and how great a job they did. Finally, and this may be hard to believe, our wedding budget was under $10,000. FIVE Event Center will work with you to meet your needs and vision for your event.

Renee – August ’09 Non-Profit Fundraiser Event

What a fantastic evening! Thanks so much for everything you did to make it happen. I will be talking to the Board but I am positive everyone wants to come back next year and have our Summer Gala at FIVE again. It worked out perfect. I received TONS of praise from our guests, thank you for making me look good!

Amantha & PJ – Married August ’09

I had an amazing time working with the staff at The Five Event Center. The site is absolutely beautiful so you save a lot of time and money since you don't really need decorations. I will always recommend this site to other brides and party planners. Definitely go and check them out if you are planning an event. It'll blow your mind away!!

Wesley – May ’09 Wedding Client

We LOVED Five Event Center! The space is absolutely beautiful- it needed very little decoration. We also loved working with all the event planners there, they are all very nice and extremely quick to respond!

Wendy Woods – Photographer

One of my favorite locations in the Twin Cities - a retrofitted police precinct building has been given a very contemporary, modern and colorful look inside, with artful lighting, unusual lines, two floors of reception space, and great neighborhood locations for additional photography. I love it!