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The First Look
The Shoreview Community Center in Shoreview, Minnesota, offers brides and grooms all the elegant amenities they could want for an upcoming wedding reception. This indoor event space serves as a tasteful blank canvas, enabling you to transform it to fit any reception style and theme. The venue does not have the capacity to transition from ceremony to reception, so this space is only suitable for wedding receptions.
The Shoreview Room. A stone fireplace serves as a focal point of the Shoreview Room, while an oak parquet dance floor is a permanent fixture for dancing. Lighting and audiovisual equipment is installed in the room and a kitchen is adjacent to the event space for caterer use. This room accommodates up to 300 guests.
What You Should Know
Shoreview Community Center staff is attentive to your needs and desires, assisting you with many of the details that accompany a wedding event. Venue rental begins at 8 a.m. on the day of your event. You have use of the room until 11:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, until 8 p.m. on Sunday and until 9:45 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The event staff sets up the tables, chairs and the audiovisual equipment for you. You need to rent all linens, tableware and decorations independent of the venue. You are responsible for all cleanup at the end of your reception.
Full audiovisual equipment is in place in the room including computers, a projector, a screen and microphones. You can also request use of a television/DVD cart. Alternatively, you can bring your own audiovisual equipment if you prefer.
Catering and beverage service is provided by independent vendors of your choosing. The Shoreview Community Center makes the kitchen available to licensed and insured caterers for an additional fee. Loose popcorn can't be served on the premises. Alcoholic beverages must be provided by one of two preferred vendors.
Decorating the event space is up to you. The venue doesn't allow you to affix anything to any surfaces except with the use of blue painter's tape or 3M Command Hooks. Management must also pre-approve all decor items.
Open flames on pillar candles are not allowed. You can use candles contained in non-flammable containers. The venue prohibits the use of confetti, glitter, rice, birdseed and rose petals anywhere indoors or outdoors on the grounds. Fog machines are also prohibited.
Venue management monitors sound levels to ensure that they do not exceed desired levels. You must stop the music 30 minutes prior to the end of your rental time.
One of the benefits of a wedding in the Shoreview Room is the ability to create exactly the look and feel you envision for your event. The event team is responsive to special requests and it offers assistance as needed. You may also schedule your wedding rehearsal in the Shoreview Room.
From the Vendor
Elegant Setting, Affordable Pricing!
Entertain your guests in one of our elegant ballrooms. Experience the elegance of our Shoreview Room for your special day. You and your guests will enjoy the convenience of the Fireside Lounge, expanded dance floor & new audio visual equipment. You are welcome to invite any licensed caterer!
Amenities + Details
For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.
$ – Inexpensive
Bar + Drinks, Planning, Rentals + Equipment
Shoreview Community CenterReviewed on 9/15/2012 Christy L
LOVED IT! The space was so big and two walls of windows that overlooked a pond and lots of trees! The celling is beautiful with wonderful light fixtures! Great space for eating and dancing the night away! Wonderful memories!
Beautiful on a budgetReviewed on 12/25/2012 Sarah D
Shoreview CC has a beautiful ballroom that does not feel like a CC at all. It's a very clean, lovely space. The staff is also very helpful, and they have great amenities (kitchen, wifi, built in screen and projector, etc).
Better Than We Even Expected!Reviewed on 5/15/2012 Emma B
We had our wedding and reception in the Shoreview Room and the Community Center. All of the staff was so pleasant and easy to work with, the room layout and set up was perfect, and the grounds had some really great areas for pictures. They also let us choose and bring in our own catering rather than having "preferred caterers" that you have to choose from. We got so many compliments from our guests about how beautiful and comfortable the location was and we couldn't be happier with the way everything turned out!
For the price, this site did a great job. The staff was helpful and made sure everything was how we wanted it. The space was gorgeous and accommodating for the number of people we had (~200 guests). There is ample parking for guests. The down sides, you are not able to decorate the venue until the morning of your rental date, unless they have the day before open and you want to pay a fee. There are also other events that could be going on in rooms right next to yours (which they never mentioned to us in our tour).
Best everReviewed on 11/03/2015 Ashley W
My mom and I toured several places. What we loved about Shore view was the options. They have 2 different sized rooms. They let you use any caterer that is licensed (with the exception of one) and they partner with GreenMill for alcohol. GreenMill was great too and very professional. You also do not need to rent a cop as they have staff on hand. Beautiful place and great staff!
greatReviewed on 7/22/2013 Kelly
I loved this place because it was nicely decorated and simple. The staff I worked with were very kind, fun and helpful. There was a little problem with my setup but after I talked to someone they quickly fixed it. I really picked this place because they allow you to make your own food, but then you aren't allowed to use their kitchen for anything.also they do not allow you to put anything into the ceiling or use a ladder to decorate, so do not pick this place if you plan on a lot of decor. Luckily I am okay with simplicity and at the end my guests loved that we made it more about us than about the decor.
Shoreview RoomReviewed on 5/02/2012 Nancy Y
I chose Shoreview for my reception because I wanted a nice venue with an open caterer policy. The price wasn't too bad either. The Shoreview room is very nice, big (holds up to 300, a little tight but still enough space to move around), and your pictures turn out great. I didn't like the fact that you couldn't setup the day before but this wasn't a huge deal. My only complaint was that on the day of, it was very hard to find the person in charge. You would have to go to the front desk and then have that person paged. I still don't know who was in charge. I also wish that they had staff to clean up at the end of the night. This would have made everything perfect. Nonetheless, I wouldn't have done anything different. I would recommend Shoreview to any bride on a budget.
Great PlaceReviewed on 11/29/2011 Emily L
It was a really nice room and the sitting area outside it was great.
Bang for your buckReviewed on 9/06/2011 Amanda H
Shoreview community is a great location for a wedding on a budget. You are able to bring in any caterer so you can save a ton of money there. Also to rent the room, their prices are very reasonable. You aren't allowed to hang things from the ceilings (luckily the rooms have natural beauty!) so you save money by not having to add other lights. The sound system is not the greatest so if you play your own playlist make sure to bring your own speakers :) Overall a great place to hold a reception!
Would do it again!Reviewed on 7/21/2011 Molly P
The staff was amazing, the room looked great, and guests loved the different spaces and the Fireside lounge. They were very accommodating and all of the AV equipment was fantastic.
Not many places in the Twin Cities area let you bring in your own caterer, so that was a real plus when choosing our reception location. However, on the day of the wedding, there was trouble with technology and we needed to go and find tech support to be able to show our slideshow to our guests. Overall, we were satisfied with our reception venue location and would recommend the location to future brides and grooms when planning their wedding.
Good for a smaller gatheringReviewed on 2/03/2011 Deni L
We didn't choose this venue as we were inviting well over 300 guests. However, the space was nice and the staff were very helpful. It just didn't have the space and feel I wanted for my ceremony/reception
Only place I could findReviewed on 2/01/2011 Pam P
The shoreview community center was the only place that I could find that would let me bring in my own caterer. The "shorevie room" was beautiful and they set it up great. The price was very reasonable and I would recommend them to any one. The staff was also easy to work with and made it so much easier for me with all the planning that I had to do!!
Great reception site at a great priceReviewed on 11/19/2010 Ruth B
The main ballroom at the Shoreview Community Center was the perfect size for our reception and it was very reasonably priced. You do need to bring in your own caterer and beverage service. This was exactly what we wanted because we could bring in our favorite BBQ caterers (Divine Swine). They even allowed my husband to shoot off MN approved fireworks at the end of the evening (my husband had to contact the local fire department to get approval). We had a great reception at the Shoreview Community Center and would recommend the venue to others.