Celebration of Life Events



Hosting a celebration of life event allows the family and friends to remember their loved one, share memories and comfort each other. With this being a difficult time, you’ll want to make this event possible without any more added stress. That’s where FIVE Event Center comes in. Here at FIVE, we not only offer the most serene, convenient, and elegant spaces for the celebration of life events in Minneapolis, but also walk you through every step of the way. Our celebration of life venue combines historical reception spaces with elegance, allowing you to pay tribute and uniquely celebrate an individual’s life.

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What is the Difference Between a Celebration of Life and a Memorial Service?

Celebration of life events and memorial services are often used interchangeably but are different. Understanding their differences can help you choose the right one to commemorate the life of your departed loved one.

Typically, a celebration of life is more focused on the person’s life and tends to be more joyful. During a celebration of a life event, friends and families come together to tell the deceased’s story, rejoice in their memories, and celebrate their unique personalities and achievements.

On the other hand, a memorial service is more focused on the recent loss and tends to be more somber. It is quite similar to a funeral but less formal without the deceased’s presence. Unlike a celebration of life, a memorial service is more centered on sorrow than a celebration. That’s why many families consider a celebration of life to honor the departed. If you’re still unsure of the best option, talk to us, and we’ll help you find the best way to honor your loved one.

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Honoring a Life Well-Lived: Why Celebrating is Important

While losing a loved one can be an emotional experience, it’s important to remember that their spirit lives on through our memories, personal experiences, the stories they told, and the impact they had. A celebration of life helps to reflect on these impacts and relive the old times. This allows families and friends to celebrate a life filled with happiness, love, and long-lasting memories.

Therefore, it’s important to acknowledge a well-lived life, and there is no better way to do it than in a relaxed and celebratory atmosphere at FIVE Event Center. We offer an amicable celebration of life venue with top-notch services, friendly staff, and easily customizable space to meet the emotional needs of the guests while capturing your fallen loved one’s personality.

A Beautiful Venue For A Memorable Life

FIVE is a stunning event venue perfect to celebrate and show gratitude towards a beloved family member. We will coordinate a meaningful celebration of a life event and ensure it’s as memorable as the life of the departed. We provide everything you need to host a one-of-a-kind ceremony, including:

Beautiful Indoor Events Area

Our celebration of life venue features a unique indoor event area with gorgeous hardwood floors, high ceilings, and a historic brick interior that delivers a distinctively unique experience. You can effortlessly customize it to match the departed’s unique personality, while maintaining elegance as you rejoice in their memories.

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Stress-free Organization & Planning

We understand you want a hassle-free way to gather with your loved ones and commemorate that special someone. FIVE Event Center is ready to help you throw your event without stress. Our experienced event managers can handle the cumbersome details of your event, allowing you to focus on other important things during this difficult time.

We also have a curated list of vendors ready to ensure that every detail of your event is taken care of. Whether you want upbeat charm with musical entertainment or capture the moment in photos, we have the best vendor for it.

Convenient Amenities

With our vast range of upscale amenities, FIVE offers endless possibilities. You’ll get quality services and access to luxurious amenities such as two built-in bars, modern bathrooms, a quaint outdoor patio, and many more that provide comfort and convenience to your guests.

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Trusted Partners

At FIVE Event Center, we understand that planning a celebration of life event can be a difficult and emotional experience. To help ease the burden, we have established strong relationships with trusted catering and vendor partners who have served our facility for many years. Our partners understand the importance of creating a personalized celebration experience that honors your loved one’s life and legacy.

They will work with you closely to understand your needs and preferences, ensuring that the menu is tailored to your specifications. Whether you are looking for traditional comfort food or something more unique, our catering partners have the skills and experience to create a menu that perfectly reflects your loved one’s personality and tastes.

Gather with Loved Ones to Celebrate Life at FIVE Event Center

A celebration of life is a creative way to celebrate the joy your loved one created and their accomplishments. As Minneapolis’ renowned celebration of life venue, FIVE Event Center would be honored to help you revel in the beauty of your loved one’s life. We offer a beautiful, historical space matched with a personalized level of service, a skilled event manager, and outstanding vendors to help make your celebration of life event truly special.

Inquire with us today to book your celebration of life event at FIVE Event Center, and let us help you create a tribute that will be remembered for years to come.

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Venue Details

Our private event space hosts an eclectic charm of historic Minneapolis architecture with a one-of-a-kind contemporary atmosphere. Perfect for accommodating large or small groups, FIVE Event Center is ready to help you throw the event of the season. Your personal event manager will walk you through any decision and help you take advantage of all we have to offer, including:

  • Professional event coordinator and event staff
  • Helpful planning advice and suggestions to enhance your event
  • Android and Apple compatible sound system with wireless microphone
  • HD projector with 110-inch retractable screen
  • Unique wall lighting
  • High-speed wireless internet access
  • Gorgeous hardwood floors in upper-level dining & dance area
  • Two built-in bars, one on each level
  • Assortment of tables, chairs, and additional furniture
  • Complimentary use of adjacent parking lot (after 5pm on weekdays)
  • Modern bathrooms
  • Stair and elevator access
  • Self-serve or staffed coat check
  • Lower-level bar can accommodate up to 150 guests comfortably
  • A quaint outdoor patio







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2917 Bryant Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55408-2155