35 total reviews
We held our reception at the Minneapolis Golf Club on October 18, and it was an absolute delight!!
On top of that, every speck of the planning process was simple and well-organized. Nancy was a huge help in our initial planning process, and was even kind enough to provide a list of suggested vendors. We really appreciated this, as we had a relatively short window for planning! We visited the club a couple of times before the reception for a tour, a menu tasting, and then a final walk-through with Nancy. Each time the staff was extremely courteous, and professsional, going above and beyond to be sure we were comfortable. We simply cannot say enough good things about Nancy - she is well organized, straightforward, and has a good deal of experience in the industry. It was great to have her recommendations around how much food to have, and the overall event timeline!
We did not have many decorations (read, zero decorations), but we did have a card box, escort cards, and dessert delivered the day-of to serve as table centerpieces, and MGC handled the set up for all of this. It was great to not have to think about it, and I really appreciated this extra step Nancy and her team took to make our day go smoothly!
The menu had many choices, which made it easy for us to create a night that would be inclusive for all of our guests. We also appreciated a wide range of price points for appetizers and entrees, which helped us stay in our budget. During the reception (and still the week after), guests told us many times that they loved the food and how wonderful the service was.
The facilities are absolutley beautiful, and we had a WONDERFUL time. We would definitely recommend MGC to anyone looking for a reception venue. Thank you Nancy and MGC team for all of your help!!
Our wedding was on 10/4/14 at the Minneapolis Golf Club! I would highly recommend this place! It was beautiful! The atmosphere, food and service was excellent! Nancy had some great suggestions for our cocktail hour and reception! We really enjoyed our in-person meetings with her. So many of our friends said it was the best wedding food they have ever had, and we couldn't agree more!
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!
My husband and I were very impressed after using the Minneapolis Golf Club for our wedding. The staff was knowledgeable and helpful all throughout the planning process. The catering director was easy to reach via email and answered all my questions timely. She has much experience running wedding receptions and it was apparent! The package includes everything and there are no surprise fees like many of the other reception venues in the area. The reception ran smoothly and the staff was gracious and helpful. We were very impressed with the venue and would recommend to other wedding couples without hesitation.
My husband and I had our wedding reception at Minneapolis Golf Club on 10/11/14 and couldn't have chosen a better venue for our special day!! We knew from the first day that we met with Nancy and toured that we wouldn't have any worries about our wedding day, Nancy truly knows how to put her Brides and Grooms minds at ease!! She and her staff were absolutely amazing to work with before and on the night of our wedding!! We received so many compliments about how elegant it was from the butler passed appetizers to the elegant look of the MGC. Nancy was fantastic with communication and always answered any questions in a timely manner. We met with Nancy the Wednesday before the wedding and she calculated an estimated total for us. We wanted to include appetizers and told Nancy what our budget allowed and she was more than willing to choose appetizers that were within our budget and we trusted her with that! I can only say positive things about working with Nancy, Molly and the rest of her staff at the Minneapolis Golf Club and would LOVE to recommend MGC to any bride and groom!
We decided on the Minneapolis Golf Club for a few reasons: central location, easy to work with Event Director (Nancy), value and space accommodations.
The venue offered tastings before the wedding to help us select our dinner options (the cost was added to our final bill). This first run with the venue also helped us with questions we didn't even know we had because this meeting was also a relaxed review with the Event Director.
The week before the wedding we had our final meeting with Nancy, she walked us through our budget in order to maximize our dollars to provide the best experience for our guests including food and beverage.
The day of our wedding went so smoothly! I was allowed in the venue to get ready with my wedding party in the morning. The space I was given was fantastic, it was up away from the location of the reception hall. The service staff in the morning were so helpful, they stopped by for drink and food orders while we got ready. They were extremely helpful and extremely polite, it made the beginning of my day so relaxed. Nancy was also easily accessible throughout the entire event with any last minute questions I had. We also had another Event Coordinator, Molly, checking in on us throughout the day and night and ensuring everything was taken care of for us.
I don't know that I can say enough about how great my experience was with the Minneapolis Golf Club!
Our experience with MGC was superb.
Nancy was incredibly helpful, offering names of vendors she's seen success with in the past as well as answering questions we didn't even think to ask ourselves. Her experience in the industry was obvious upon our first meeting and it made the whole day run smoothly. She was even able to accommodate an 8 foot trellis we decided to use in our ceremony a week prior to the wedding!
I know this site states the room's capacity is 250, but I feel that might be a little crowded. We had 180 guests attend and we heard a collective sigh of relief when they saw the spacious avenues between tables, yet the lighting and atmosphere provided the intimate setting we were looking for. This number also allowed us to keep the dinner tables off the dance floor - no one lost their spot when the music started.
Finally, the food. This was the number one compliment I received that night. Appetizers were passed by respectful and approachable waiters (who actually saved some for us knowing we would be pulled in every direction), dinner was served warm with thoughtful culinary presentation, and dessert (we did a variety of goodies at a station) was gone in ten minutes. The only complaint our guests had was that they wanted more!
I would definitely recommend.
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!
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!
Perfect night! We had our reception here- food was great, service was quick, and the space is great for the price.
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!
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!
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.
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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