Our biggest obstacle happened about two months ago. We found our ultimate reception venue, Chambers rooftop lounge called Sid and Nancy's. Rooftop lounge with an outdoor patio, private, and uber cool. We loved it and immediately put our date on hold. Shortly there after we confirmed to the planner we wanted to book the awesome location for the wedding. So we we set the menu, signed the contract, and gave them our credit card info to charge for the deposit. Here's the kicker...we lost it! A heartbreaking miscommunication between two event planners a corporate event that apparently had a hold on it before us. Isn't a hold meant to hold it from others booking it? Well this made the search of a new site very difficult and stressful with only two months left. And all of the others locations compared may never be good enough to live up to the low minimum, excellent menu and simply love lost.
...That is until we came upon Gather by D'amico located inside the Walker Arts Center. Already have looking at the Arts Center I thought we had seen all of the venue options they had to offer. Apparently not! Some how this location was missed on be half of the events planner thinking that the restaurant would not be of my tastes. Boy was she wrong, It's perfect! It's just across the highway from our church and walking distance for my guests or a quick 2 minute drive. It has both indoor and outdoor seating with the swanky lounge type feel. Overlooking the gorgeous Minneapolis skyline including the Basillica through their artistic vaulted glass corner. We were also able to keep the delicious menu items previously picked out for the Chambers.
I am excited to share with you a slide show of our future celebration location. Below that are the locations lost and left behind. Ultimately they didn't make the cut because of the cost, menu, style, and/or location.
Here is a great find on wedding reception venues in the Twin Cities, published in the Minnesota Monthly Magazine. Just click here to check it out.