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Our reception at FIVE Event Center was perfect. Danielle is an amazingly talented, fun, and detail oriented person to work with. The space is beautiful – I thought it was great before the remodel, but it is truly stunning now! We hired a jazz trio to play at our reception and the setting was perfect. The bartenders were great and again Danielle is so talented and wonderful! She truly went above and beyond what I expected. Every detail was perfect from start to finish.


We knew the FIVE Event Center was going to be our reception site the moment we stepped in. It’s incredibly reasonably priced and has a lot of character. The brick walls, wood floors, and stone steps give it such a classic, elegant feel and is SO much better than a typical hotel ballroom. The staff (in particular Danielle) was incredible to work with. They were calm, cool, and collected the entire night which helped calm our own nerves right before everything started. They were available for questions always and got back to us right away. The two weeks leading up to the event Danielle reached out to us more than once to make sure we were doing okay and if we needed anything. Since the bar details are done through FIVE Event Center we relied heavily on their advice on how much to offer and what tastes are generally good ideas. While we didn’t have a full open bar (again, we were determined to stay on our predetermined budget), Danielle helped walk us through what we could provide within our budget and worked to get us the best price. We truly couldn’t have had the wedding we wanted without this event space and their fantastic staff. I would highly, highly recommend and if we were to do it over I think we’d choose the venue again!


Danielle is simply AMAZING! We worked with many vendors during our wedding preparations and none matched her enthusiasm, professionalism, and Can-Do-Attitude She went WELL above and beyond with every interaction we had with her! Our wedding reception was beautiful and Danielle had such a huge role in making sure our guests’ needs and our needs were always met! She is so kind and was a bright spot in our day whenever we spoke or exchanged emails. Danielle is a pure delight!


FIVE Event Center is absolutely gorgeous and everything went so smoothly leading up to and the night of our wedding. Kelsey was amazing through the whole process (even through my mini meltdowns)! She answered any and every question we had, was always accessible, responded very quickly to emails, and was very accommodating. At the rehearsal, she ran us through the whole ceremony from start to finish, including walking up to the ceremony site from the bridal suite. The day of the wedding she helped make sure everything went as planned and was on schedule. She even ran around trying to locate my parents who would disappear randomly before the ceremony and my grandpa who was fashionably late, strolling up in his walker. I can’t say enough good things about her and the wedding night. Another convenient thing was Green Mill purchased FIVE not long after we booked our event so it made the catering process super easy!


Definitely a 5 Star venue. Danielle and all the staff were so accommodating and helpful every step of the way. She went out of her way to make things go smoothly for my daughter and son in on there wedding day!!! We loved every minute of a the day. Thanks Danielle, your the best!!!!!


We just celebrated our daughter’s wedding at FIVE! Danielle was incredible throughout the planning process and on the day of the wedding. This is an affordable and elegant venue that stunned our guests with its welcoming atmosphere. Seriously consider this for your special event!

Tracy & Ryan

The space itself is impressive. It struck the hip/urban/modern vibe that we were looking for in our wedding venue. My husband and I also appreciated being able to select from a number of preferred caterers…many of the spaces were considering had exclusive deals with a single (pricey) caterer. We worked with Kelsey, and I can’t say enough good things about her. She was upbeat and easy to work with, always professional, and prompt to respond to my questions, which of course became more frequent as the big day approached. FIVE handled our ceremony, reception, and all of the beverages for our event, including a champagne pour for toasts right after dinner. Overall, we were both very happy with our selection. It was truly an unforgettable day!

Jessica Hazelton

Thank you so much for all your hard work for the slalom holiday party on 12/18. We had such a fun time in your beautiful new venue! The space was wonderful! More importantly, you were such a pleasure to work with! Thank you for your prompt responses and creative problem solving. All the best!

Jean & Shane

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

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

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

Lindsay & Dennis

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

International School of MN

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

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

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

FIVE was a great venue for our wedding. The location was perfect in Lyn/Lake, and the modern, urban space suited our wed- ding 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

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! Al- ways 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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!