St. Louis Park & Golden Valley are the ideal metro business meeting and event hosts

Whether you’re already headquartered in the Twin Cities or you’re an out-of-stater looking for something off-site, consider reserving space for your next corporate event in St. Louis Park or Golden Valley. These thriving, progressive communities, located only minutes from the Twin Cities, are home to premier conference and convention facilities. Yet they’re also connected to several commercial districts and provide convenient access to local shops, fine dining and shopping , as well as eclectic and vibrant options for entertainment and recreation. The modern amenities and efficient services you’ll discover in these mini-metros are sure to make your meeting as productive as your stay is rewarding.

Hotel Event Spaces

The best of the nation’s leading hotels have established a strong presence in St. Louis Park and Golden Valley. Wherever you choose to check in, you’ll be able to get the job done using standard — not to mention essential — perks such as business centers, multiple conference rooms, first-class catering and reliable access to the internet.

Located mere blocks from I-394, the DoubleTree by Hilton Minneapolis-Park Place sports facilities ideal for both large and small corporate events. Reserve the DoubleTree’s ballroom for presentations, then move on to breakout sessions utilizing the surrounding reconfigurable spaces. The hotel’s beautiful atrium is open to natural light and is a great place to network between seminars. Overnight business guests can expect to be treated to on-site dining, access to an indoor pool (and hot tub) and complimentary parking.

Shelard Park is one of the more historic neighborhood parks in the area. The Minneapolis Marriott West is a neighbor to this urban oasis. The Marriott boasts over 12,000 square feet of business-friendly space, from executive boardrooms to meeting rooms. When it’s time
to recharge your batteries, take a visit to Shelard’s community garden or stroll the park’s paved trails. Of course, if temperatures are a bit too frightful for outdoor activities, stay in. There’s both a Starbucks and an Irish pub (Kip’s) on-site, while room perks include contemporary audiovisual services, free WiFi and in-room catering.

You’ll also find a wide selection of smaller hotels in the vicinity: the SpringHill Suites Minneapolis West/St. Louis Park, the TownePlace Suites Minneapolis

West/St. Louis Park, the A/C Hotel Minneapolis West End, the Homewood Suites by Hilton Minneapolis-St Louis Park, the

Courtyard Minneapolis West and Holiday Inn Express & Suites Minneapolis (Golden Valley). While their event facilities may not be as robust, their location places you within 10 to 15 minutes of several of the Twin Cities’ most popular attractions, including Target Field, Target Center and the Walker Art Center. Getting from your meeting to the big events at those venues is no problem.

Alternative Meeting and Event Spaces

If you’re hoping to make your corporate event truly memorable, or to balance work, play and learning within your meeting agenda, consider these unique spaces in St. Louis Park and Golden Valley.

Founded in 1916 and a favorite of such PGA legends as Ben Crenshaw and Arnold Palmer, the Minneapolis Golf Club  (2001 Flag Ave. S.) is a beloved St. Louis Park institution. It may be a game, but golf can be all business. The Club’s challenging, beautifully landscaped 18-hole course provides fine opportunities to take a relaxed approach to deal- and decision-making. Meanwhile, the traditional club environment is ideal for more formal gatherings, from corporate banquets in the elegant Rosburg Room (capacity: 120) to executive retreats that take full advantage of the Club’s many amenities. The Club is happy to host small-scale events, too. All of its convenient meeting rooms have access to the Club’s commercial-grade wireless network and are outfitted with the audiovisual equipment you’ll need to make your presentation.

Located next door to St. Louis Park’s Copperwing Distillery, Warehouse Winery (6415 Cambridge St.) is just as popular a local destination. Winemaker Billy Smith specializes in red wines and custom red blends. He’s also renowned in the industry for his expertise cultivating cold climate grapes. Because the winery itself occupies a former warehouse, it has ample room for both private and corporate events corporate.html) . The winery’s primary space can welcome between 150 and 200 guests. Whatever the size of your party, however, the winery’s serene ambiance, elegantly funky decor and upscale amenities make for a very memorable setting in which to raise a toast (or two). Warehouse Winery also offers on-site Event Coordinator services, making your planning and hosting efforts that much easier to manage.

In Golden Valley, the newly-renovated Brookview Community Center  (200 Brookview Pkwy.) combines mid-century-modern design with state-of-the-art event facilities. The Center’s multiple levels — including a deck that looks out over a neighboring regulation golf course and bowling lawn — and rooms can accommodate parties as small as four and as large as 230. If you’re traveling with family, its indoor playground offers over 3,000 square feet of sliding, crawling and climbing fun. And your group’s dining and adult refreshment needs can be met most comfortably courtesy of the on-site Three One Six Bar + Grill.

Also in Golden Valley, the Metropolitan Ballroom & Clubroom.  (5418 Wayzata Blvd.) is more than what meets the eye. And that’s saying a lot, given the impressive, ornate appointments that define this space. The Metropolitan is capable of hosting as many as 1,000 guests, and its staging area provides an unforgettable backdrop for presentations, plenary sessions and keynote addresses. Beneath the vintage opulence, you’ll also find high-tech audiovisual equipment managed by experienced staffers. Factor in the full catering and service supplied by D’Amico & Son and it’s easy to see why the Metropolitan has earned a reputation as one of the area’s best event venues.

For even more information about where and how to host your next business meeting or corporate event, take a look at our Meeting and Event Guide. You’ll find even more reasons to explore this exciting metro getaway. Start planning now. Contact Discover St. Louis Park at 952-426-4047 or email us at info@discoverstlouispark.com to get started with our complimentary services.