Wedding Venues

Lumber Exchange Event Center

  • 10 S 5th St #300, Minneapolis, MN 55402
  • (612) 843-2575


The Lumber Exchange Event Center is a historic wedding venue located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Constructed in 1885, the Lumber Exchange Building was the first skyscraper built in Minneapolis and at the time was one of the most grandiose and expensive buildings in the area. Designed with the old-world elegance and charm, the building boasts grand arch entries, romantic chandeliers, lofty ceilings and dazzling marble floors. Our original exposed brick combined with modern accents create an industrial feel sure to stun you and your guests. No matter the size or budget, we can turn your dream wedding into a reality.

There are several great photo locations in and around our building – from the revolving door originally from Grand Central Station to our beautiful marble entry way. Most couples stay onsite for all their photos!

Facilities and Capacities

Lumber Exchange Event Center has a variety of event spaces available for your special day. The Fountain Room is ideal for those looking to have a lavish wedding. This nine-story atrium offers natural lighting, a descending waterfall, sparking chandeliers and vintage lamp posts give The Fountain Room the ambiance of a breathtaking courtyard. (Can accommodate up to 300 seated)

Sawyers on 5th is our newest premier wedding venue and perfect for couples looking to have a picturesque urban wedding. Overlooking the popular Bob Dylan mural, this space offers a rustic atmosphere with exposed brick columns and floor to ceiling windows with magnificent views of the city. (Can accommodate up to 250 seated)

Each venue is complete with two private suites as well as a designated cocktail hour space (alternative cocktail hour spaces also available).

Our venues are uniquely designed and positioned to allow for guest counts large and small.

Services Included and Offered

Lumber Exchange Event Center can provide a variety of services for your special day. From setup to teardown, our team will ensure your wedding is flawless. A number of items are included in the venue rental – including but not limited to tables, chairs, linens, servers, bartenders, a wireless microphone, surround sound, two private suites and liability insurance.

The Lumber Exchange is connected via skyway to two hotels and a 700-stall covered parking garage, making travel and lodging convenient and stress free for you and your guests.


Our extensive offerings allow you to design a menu based on your personal favorites. Have dietary restrictions or don’t see something you love? Our in-house chef can work with you to create a custom menu for your special day.

Vendor Profile - Sara Thomalla

Sara Thomalla
  • 10 S 5th St #300, Minneapolis, MN 55402
  • (612) 843-2575


We will customize a drink package that works best for you and your guests. We have all inclusive packages, you can purchase kegs and cases of wine through us. You can host on consumption and set limits, host drink tickets or have a cash bar.
Our pricing varies based on several factors: Time of year, day of the week, which venue of ours you select, your guest count, etc. If there is a budget you are trying to stay within, let us know and we will suggest offerings on how to get you to stay within budget.
You can absolutely bring in your own vendors. If you need help with some suggestions, let us know! We have several vendors that we recommend and love working with.
We have our own Chef and menu so we can handle all of your food needs in-house. We can accommodate all types of dietary restrictions and offer appetizers, salads, entrees, buffet, family style, bridal suite packages for while you get ready, late night snacks, etc. We have you covered!
Though we are surrounded by a number of surface parking lots, most of our guests park in the Midtown Parking Garage that we are connected to. We do not own the ramp, but it is the most convenient place to park. We are also connected to the AC Marriot Hotel so guests love visiting our building. You can park once in the parking ramp, check into your hotel and walk just a few steps to our building without ever needing to go outside!



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