29 total reviews
We had a WONDERFUL experience at the Minneapolis Golf Club! Nancy was so great and was helpful throughout our entire planning process. She was a rockstar for us and eased any worry regarding the organization of the day. We received numerous compliments from our guests regarding the appearance of the venue, the food quality and the staff service. The club was very accommodating to us and our bridal party.
Due to the private golf club regulations, bridal party photos were not allowed on club property (other than the front of the building). This was a little inconvenient, but we were able to find outdoor shooting locations on nearby Cedar Lake that worked out well.
I would recommend this venue to everyone!
We had our reception at MGC on 9/7/13 and it was PERFECT! The organization of Nancy and staff was great! They did a great job making sure everything was done the way that I wanted it - planning was so easy! Throughout the reception, the staff was so friendly, helpful, and went out of their way to make sure everything was going the way it should be. This is such a wonderful place for a reception! Would highly recommend it!!!
The food was delicious and we had a lot of compliments on the large portion size, great flavor, and how hot the food was when it was served.
Nancy also recommended a cigar roller for later on at the reception and everyone had A BLAST with that! I had a few wedding photographers in attendance who have seen a ton of weddings who had never seen a cigar roller before and said it was one of the most creative ideas they have seen.
The reception could not have been more perfect!! Thank you MGC!
My husband and I just got married in January, we held our reception at the Minneapolis Golf Club. Both my husband and I had the most wonderful night of our lives. From beginning to end we worked with Nancy Johnson Ewald, she is amazing and helps you in every step of the way. When the groom and I had a tough time deciding on specific details, Nancy would show us pictures and talk us through every detail. The food was amazing, the staff was outstanding and very detailed oriented. The facility was also great, no need for a ton of decorations, as the facility it self is beautiful! My husband and I did not have any complaints on choosing to share our day with the Minneapolis Golf Club.
I held my ceremony and reception at the Minneapolis Golf Club on 9/6/14. I could not have picked a better location! Everything turned out perfectly, the staff was wonderful, the food was amazing, and everyone had a great time. Nancy Johnson Ewald definitely knows how to plan a wedding. She helped us determine what food to serve, how many hors d'oeuvres we needed, and how much alcohol was necessary. She answered questions very quickly!
MGC offers a lounge, which is a great place to get ready! It was nice to be on site to do any last minute set up as well. As I mentioned, we held both our ceremony and reception at the venue's ballroom. It took an hour to "flip" the room, which was perfect for cocktail hour. It is necessary to have a florist, on-site coordinator, or family/friends to help with any centerpieces that are brought in. However, MGC provides complimentary centerpieces, which turned out really beautifully!
The food is absolutely amazing and the portions are definitely big. No one will leave hungry! We had approximately 220 guests and served the Wild Rice Chicken Cashew and Cracker Crumb Walleye. I have received so many compliments post-wedding about the food and how delicious it was. Along with compliments about the food, the guests were blown away with the space and how smoothly everything went between the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception.
I would absolutely recommend this venue to anyone. You can make it as affordable or as expensive as you'd like. There's no need to spend much on additional decorations, because the overall decor of the venue is gorgeous on its own. The windows create an amazing atmosphere throughout!
We held our wedding reception at the MGC on 8/23 and the day was just perfect! They just remodeled this winter and I was obsessed with the new gold & black design throughout the club. I have heard so many compliments over the last few weeks from guests who just LOVED the appetizers (I hear the egg roll was amazing) and the chicken dinner that was served. I was also very pleased that they do not have a cake cutting fee- so we ended up bringing in Coldstone ice-cream cake which was a huge hit!
I had quite a few high maintenance requests from switching out the color of our linen the day before (after it was already set), to bringing in a 100lb swan full of flowers that needed a sturdy table to sit on, adding extra tables and a surprise video entrance that Nancy was SO great about handling. I also have to mention that they do provide table linen that hangs to the floor... linen n' effects were shocked when I told them that as they said majority of venues do not provide it and it probably saved us $100s. From recommending DJ's to food, Nancy did such an amazing job and you can trust that you'll be in good hands with her years of experience. All around, just a perfect night! * And I highly recommend using the uplighting! : )
We had our wedding at the Minneapolis Golf Club on 8/16/14 and it went amazing! Nancy was so helpful throughout the whole process, because we had no idea what we were doing. She helped us make decisions that were in our price range. We were able to have the club for the whole day which made everything so easy for everyone involved in the wedding. All of the staff there was extremely helpful, professional and nice, they were great to work with! I had no stress on my wedding day, thanks to the helpful staff at MGC.
I received many, many compliments on the food and how beautiful the venue was. I'm still receiving compliments on everything after people have gone to other weddings, telling me how great our food was. Also we now have beautiful pictures because of the gorgeous setting! Everything was perfect for our day! I would definitely recommend this venue to anyone and everyone!
Minneapolis Golf Club was fantastic! I had always heard great things about the venue and they delivered on all accounts. We enjoyed working with Nancy during the planning phase to ensure that all of our requests were setup for the day of our wedding. Nancy was on site during the entire event, and it was such a relief to know that we could trust our big day to someone with so much experience in the industry! We found all the staff on site to be truly a pleasure to work with as they were very professional and responsive to our requests.
The food was unbelievable, both in presentation and in taste. The Chefs were easily able to accommodate all of our last minute changes and dietary requests, and all of our guests raved about the quality of their meals!
As an event planner in the hospitality industry, I really appreciated how seamless the process was and how everything came together just as we planned. I couldn't have asked for a more beautiful location or better service. 10 out of 10!
We absolutely loved having our July 2014 wedding at the Minneapolis Golf Club. We hosted roughly 150 guests (which was the perfect amount of people for not having tables on the dance floor at the reception) and held both our ceremony and reception at the venue. Nancy was helpful in person and we were so happy with the service and food. They were very accommodating of food allergies (gluten, dairy, etc.) and even worked with a guest on the day of to make sure that she was able to eat the meal. Our guests all raved about the food for weeks afterward (the walleye was amazing!). The new updates really class up the interior and gave it an elegant and modern feel. The only drawbacks to MGC was that there is a high service charge on all food/beverages (21%) and some of the fees seemed unnecessary (candy buffet fee). The club also has some odd rules about photography on the property. We realize that it is an exclusive members-only place but it is so beautiful and we would have loved to have more images on the course with the entire wedding party. We were able to go on the course as just the bride and groom though so not all is lost. Overall, it was absolutely an incredible venue and we are very pleased with how everything turned out. We are still constantly told that it was the most beautiful wedding that people have been to (we may be slightly bias...) and Nancy and her team were very accommodating and helpful. Definitely take a tour of this hidden gem!
We could not have been happier with the Minneapolis Golf Club for our wedding venue. We used the venue for both our ceremony and our reception. The whole process was so easy - the staff at the golf club is amazing. Nancy Johnson Ewald covered everything with us when we did our tasting, from our ceremony, to the social hour, to the dinner and dance. She had every detail covered before we even had a chance to ask. The venue was beautiful for the ceremony, and it was a great set-up for the social hour in between the ceremony and dinner. The lounge for the wedding party was very large, and set up perfectly for us to have some lunch during the day.
The food was beyond amazing! I have heard from so many of our guests since our wedding, and everyone raved about the food. The dinner was incredible, the appetizers were delicious, and the pizza was absolutely fantastic. The house wine that we served was also very, very good - some of the best that I have had. Nancy suggested that we select the house wines for the value, and it did not disappoint.
I loved that I didn't have to worry about a single detail once I arrived at the venue. Nancy's staff did an amazing job - Molly did a fantastic job covering every detail when Nancy was not there. The entire service staff was pleasant, courteous, and very attentive.
The decor in the club is so luxurious and rich looking. Every room we used was absolutely beautiful. The table for the wedding cake created a perfect focal point for our guests during the social hour. Again, every guest I have spoken to since our wedding told us how beautiful they thought the venue was. Having the one end of the ballroom being all glass, it was a beautiful backdrop for our ceremony, and then for our dance floor. It was a beautiful view to look out over the golf course during our social hour.
We really felt as though we had the perfect setting for our day. I would highly recommend the Minneapolis Golf Club for a wedding venue, even if the venue would only be used for a social hour, dinner, and dance. The pricing is competitive with other venues that we researched. The food was some of the best I have had at a wedding. And, most importantly, the service we received was great.
From the moment our guests walked up toward the entrance, the Minneapolis Golf Club exuded class. The exterior has a great "iconic" look, which we loved. We had ~160 total attendees, which included 18 in our wedding party (seven on each side, ushers and us), and could have fit more! We used a center table that the entire wedding party could fit around for the dinner, and we were surrounded by the tables of our family and friends (14 tables with 10 each, give or take). No one was too far away, and everyone had enough room to move. Nancy and the Mpls Golf Club team did a great job flipping the room from ceremony to reception while our guests and us enjoyed a cocktail hour combining the Rosburg and Fireside Rooms. Those rooms were as enjoyable as the Grand Ballroom, where the ceremony and reception were held. MGC also worked very well with everyone who was helping organize and capture our day - our florist (Lisa at Forget Me Not Floral Events), our photographers (Naomi and Alan at Viveria Photography), our videographer (Brad at ABRich Films), and other family and friends who helped decorate the tables and room for dinner.
And it was a tasty dinner! We chose the filet and chicken olivia, both of which were well presented and very good, and they were able to accommodate our vegetarian and younger guests (kids, though I did want to take their chicken tenders...they looked good too). I should also mention that all of the appetizers we ordered for the cocktail hour were raved about by our guests. I can vouch for the one I tried (Prosciutto Puff Pastry - duty and pictures called), and I was told the others were as good or better! I like bacon, so I found that hard to believe, but the Crostini's and Stuffed Mushrooms were well liked by all.
The room's decor is classy to begin with and we went with a "simple, but elegant" style that helped to show some of that. The overall setup and dance floor also worked great for Midwest Sound (our DJ). We have received so many compliments from our guests about the entire experience, that night and many more after, and are extremely happy with our choice. Nancy and the staff were courteous and professional the entire time, and we really appreciated that.
In short, the Minneapolis Golf Club was the perfect place for us to host our celebration, and we will strongly recommend it as a venue for anyone's wedding.
My sister recently had her reception at the Minneapolis Golf Club and Nancy and her staff were SUPERIOR to work with! I attended several appointments with my sister, and the staff was so incredibly thorough and hands on! Her reception was flawless and amazing! I would HIGHLY recommend the Minneapolis Golf Club to ALL couples looking for perfection!
Perfect night! We had our reception here- food was great, service was quick, and the space is great for the price.
I just had my wedding reception at the Minneapolis Golf Club a few weeks ago, and everything went perfectly! Nancy, the wedding coordinator, is so well-organized-we never worried about anything throughout the entire planning process. The venue is lovely-charming, well-kept up, and with lots of character. We had about 200 guests at our wedding and it seemed to be the perfect size. The food was delicious-we had many positive comments from our guests about how delicious the food was-and about 5 people even commented their surprise that the fish had been served HOT-not easy to do when that many people are being served at the same time! The service the night of was flawless-even little things, like remembering that my great-aunt wanted hot tea with her meal, were taken care of without us having to ask. The pricing was very up-front, we knew exactly what we were paying and there were no "hidden fees" that came up afterward. I think that the MGC is a great value, and the peace of mind that I had throughout the entire process was priceless. I worried about lots of things, but whether or not the reception would go well was not one of them thanks to the great staff at MGC! I would recommend this venue to anyone.
Overall everything was great. It was nice that Nancy and her staff set everything up so we didn't have to worry about it. Our guests loved the appetizers, which Nancy helped us pick out. The ambience and the setting of the Minneapolis Golf Club is perfect for a wedding and a lot of our guests commented on how much they liked it. The one thing we were disappointed with was that there was never a server that established themselves for the head table. We have been in other weddings here before and haven't had that problem. It's always nice to have someone take care of your table on your wedding day. The salmon was delicious!
It was important to us to have two separate spaces - one for the cocktail hour and one for the dinner. Minneapolis Golf Club was perfect for this! Nancy was very accommodating to our requests and was helpful in answering all of our questions. The staff took care of all the details so that we didn't have to worry about coming to the venue and setting up the day of the wedding. If you are looking for a beautiful space to host your friends and families I would recommend the Minneapolis Golf Club. The food came out of the kitchen hot which is something that everyone appreciated. The staff was wonderful - we couldn't have asked for anything more. Thank you Minneapolis Golf Club for helping make our day special!
We could not have picked a better place to host our reception. Nancy was AMAZING from the beginning - she helped recommend other vendors (DJ, Florist); she'll tell you what your guests will remember (i.e. amazing appetizers and late night snacks!); and her staff is amazing.
The staff, chefs, and service were fantastic. We even had our steaks 'medium rare only', and they were perfect. You know it means a lot when all of the meat-eaters in my family commented on how awesome the steaks & demi glace were (and the champagne chicken!).
It also means a lot when all of the 'wedding veterans' complimented us, saying it was the most beautiful wedding they've been to.
Best of all it was pretty much as stress-free for us as we could have imagined, and WELL worth the total cost, especially compared to other venues. We would do it at the Minneapolis Golf Club again in a heart beat!
Our reception was everything we ever dreamed of. The venue is a very quaint but upscale feel, and the service is extremely professional. So many weddings I have attended have had mediocre food with poor presentation, while the food at our wedding looked and tasted incredible!
I would specifically recommend using the fireside entrance if you can. We used in for a social hour and served appetizers with live piano. It was perfect for our Friday night wedding.
We got so many compliments on our reception. We had a blast and would do it all over again if we could.
I don't have too many bad things to say about this place!
Due to a deployment extension, we had to move our wedding day a few months out. MGC was very helpful and supportive and made the re-planning process easy and stress-free!
The staff was wonderful to work with and made sure we had everything ready to go before the day of the wedding. We met several times to go over details and schedules, which was very helpful for me to keep track of everything. The day went off without a hitch! The staff was friendly and accommodating, the food was delicious and the service was impeccable!
Our experience with the Minneapolis Golf Club was great. My husband and I planned our wedding from abroad and were very pleased with how efficient and responsive Nancy was with emails. Working with her made the planning process easy as she is a very experienced and knowledgeable event planner. She was up front and honest with us regarding how much alcohol we'd need, or how many late night pizza snacks we'd need. Not only that, she helped us plan the timing of the evening, including when cocktail hour started, when the bridal party was introduced, to the timing the late night snacks would be introduced. She really took the confusion out of the entire process. The club itself is gorgeous and the catering staff is incredibly friendly and helpful. The food is delicious!! We received tons of compliments from our guests on everything about the club. The only negative points we have about the club was that there were a few things that changed a couple days before the wedding about timing of our decor setup. We were supposed to set up on Friday at noon to 4pm, but at 10am the club called us and told us to come as early as we could. We were staying an hour away from the club and were packing up for the weekend so we couldn't come in any earlier. When we got in, we were told we only had until 2pm to put chair covers on. Of course, our chair cover rental also gave us the wrong chair covers so we then only had an hour to get all 150 chair covers on. Thankfully we had a lot of help to get the chair covers on or it would not have been completed. Additionally, we were told we could set up at 10am on Saturday (table centerpieces, seating chart, etc), but a few days before we were informed we couldn't set up at all. Thankfully the club ended up taking care of everything. Although, unfortunately the tables weren't set up exactly how we had imagined and we actually had a family member complain about it. Other than those 2 miscommunications working with the club was a fantastic experience and we couldn't have imagined having our wedding reception anywhere else! We highly recommend anyone to use the club as their reception site, you won't be disappointed!
Nancy was a great planner, my guests raved about the food
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Our 90 years of tradition will equip you with professional planning, delicious menus and affordable. You will relive your wedding day for years to come as our spectacular views add sparkle to your day. Enjoy the exquisite Minneapolis Golf Club, conveniently located minutes from downtown Minneapolis!
- Price Range: $$
- Amenities: Indoor Ceremony Area, Liability Insurance, Liquor License, Onsite Catering, Onsite Parking, Onsite Wedding Consultant, Outdoor Reception Area, Site Fee, Wheelchair Accessible
- Capacity: Up to 250
- Style: Banquet/Reception Hall, Country Club, Mansion/Historic Site
awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2014
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2010
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2008-09