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The story of the Lumber Exchange Event Center all started with a simple idea. Host larger more elegant events and do it in a way that would change the way Minneapolis looked at event space.  The owner saw the need for this space after years of developing The Pourhouse restaurant as the place to watch televised sports events, eat great food and dance the nights away on the weekends. However, its prohibition-influenced design and large space showed strong potential for events and celebrations of all kinds. As The Pourhouse flourished into a successful event venue, we discovered the third-floor space in the Lumber Exchange Building that was an ideal larger event and wedding venue. The Lumber Exchange Event Center is the culmination of that vision.

To cater to upscale, swanky socialites of Minneapolis, we opened The Exchange & Alibi Lounge. This modern, sophisticated space attracted happy hour goers and night time clubbers and provided us with additional space to host events like wedding receptions, cocktail hours and corporate parties.

Our unique group of spaces and services take the stress out of event planning, allowing you to enjoy the experience. No matter the size, budget or occasion, we can turn your dream event into a reality.

Jamie
4/21/18
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We absolutely loved the Lumber Exchange for our wedding venue! We utilized Sawyer's on 5th and Dylan's. The space was absolutely gorgeous and the staff was extremely helpful and responsive. Working with Ashley was a dream and she was quick to answer our questions and to help us understand everything that goes into planning a wedding. The day of our wedding went off without a hitch and our guests had an amazing time! We have gotten so many compliments about the space and how amazing the food was! The bartenders were also awesome and our guests had so much fun interacting with them! I would highly recommend using the Lumber Exchange for your wedding venue!
Caley
3/24/18
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
When my then fiance and I were looking for a venue, we had a very tight budget. I had really liked this place online, but wasn't sure if we could afford it. I emailed the venue back and said I didn't think it would work out, and instead of an "I hope you find your place" they emailed back and said "we will work with your budget because if this is where you see yourself getting married, that's all that matters!" Which was a HUGE relief because when we saw this venue in person we both completely fell in love. Knowing I was working with people who cared about my wedding and not just the money was amazing and not the normal. From our initial email, to saying goodbye after my wedding- the ladies at this venue were absolutely everything a bride (and groom) could need. We were married in the Sawyers room, which is so intimate and perfect for what we wanted! The chef made our requested meals with no hesitations, they set up the decor exactly how I envisioned, and made my dream wedding a reality. I would recommend this place to any bride/groom anywhere. This venue was PERFECT for what we were looking for, the food was exceptional, the attention to detail from the staff took the stress off me, and not to mention I have never been told "you are so beautiful" so much in my life than by the ladies that helped make my pinterest dream wedding a reality. The best part was my now husband who made it clear didn't really care much about the venue- was in awe at how perfect this place was and keeps talking about how much he loved our wedding and that has so much to do with the venue and the setting of the Lumber Exchange! All our guests adored the place and thought the entire night was organized, intimate, beautiful, smooth and flawless and it had everything to do with the coordinators I worked with and the venue! Thank you so much for all you have done and for helping our first day of forever be so magical.
Lumber Exchange Event Center responded with the following comments:
Mrs Caley Reeves!!! EEKK! Yay!!! I love it!!! Our hearts are overflowing after reading your review. We care so much and try so hard to make sure your day feels special and unique and catered to you and John. We are so happy to hear you joy and appreciation, that is all we could ever ask for! Thank you so much for allowing us to be be a part of your happily ever after. I wish you and your growing family all the happiness in the world! PS you are just as beautiful on the inside as you are on the outside. :) XOXO Chrishy + the LX team
Cambrie
3/10/18
Categories: Ceremony Music, DJs, , Event Rentals & Photobooths, Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
I don’t even know where to start- my big day was perfect! The food was incredible, both in taste and presentation. The day of and planning was super stress free and organized as well- I loved my event team! I was really impressed by the staff in that they weren’t only incredibly accommodating and helpful to me and my husband, but also my guests! I’ve received many texts from friends and family raving about venue- I’m so glad I got to it before anyone else in my circle! Ps love the photo opps with the exposed brick walls, cocktail furniture and natural lighting! My photographers loved those as well and I can’t wait to see my photos!!
Tim
3/10/18
Categories: DJs, Event Rentals & Photobooths, Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
A huge THANK YOU to Barb & Chrishy and the entire team at the Lumber Exchange Event Center. We had a wonderful wedding experience - no angst or anxiety that you see with so many other weddings. Everyone that I had the pleasure of interacting with was professional (as well as fun when it was time to let the hair down). The entire staff really took care of FOTB (That's me) and I could not have been happier for my daughter on her big day. I really recommend reaching out to Barb and her team for your special day. Thank you so much for an incredible evening!
Rachel
10/28/17
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
I cannot say enough great things about Barb Culbertson, Ashley Mack and the rest of the staff at the Lumber Exchange Building. They were extremely easy to work with and made this whole experience REALLY fun and easy! I had some very specific requests (like having thin lipped wine glasses) and they made it happen. Everyone was funny, chill, cool, honest and just real which you don’t always get in this business. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE book your wedding or event here! I promise you will not be disappointed. Our wedding was in the Fountain Room and seeing the whole look come together was absolutely remarkable. Between myself and our wedding planner , we communicated with Barb and Ashley primarily through email and they got back to you quickly...always with a smile and letting their own fun and personable personality’s shine through. I so did not want the night to end and now I don’t want our correspondence to end either because I just thoroughly enjoyed speaking with them! Book now! You won’t be disappointed!
Ashley
7/22/17
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We had our wedding here on July 22, 2017. It was absolutely magical, thanks to the staff at the Lumber Exchange! From beginning to end, they were top notch! A special shout out to Barb, Kenzie, and Makayla for working so hard to make our dream a reality!! They are truly the best!! The food was phenomenal thanks to Chef Jason!! We had so many people come up to us and rave about the food!! The atmosphere/decor was beautiful, and even better than we had envisioned. If you're looking for a wedding venue, look no further than the Lumber Exchange Event Center!!
Abby
5/27/17
Categories: Event Rentals & Photobooths, Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
I want to first start out by saying WOW!!! We had our wedding reception at the lumber exchange two weeks ago and the staff, venue, and food were everything we could have dreamed of and more. We paid a little extra to have the bride and groom suite available for the morning and it was so worth it. Us girls spent the morning doing hair and makeup in the luxurious bridal suite on the 3rd floor while the groom and the guys prepped in the groom's lounge on the first floor. I would recommend renting the bride and groom suite if you are planning your wedding at the Fountain Room. Our cocktail hour was in the Fountain Room and guests were blown away simply by how extraordinary it was. If you have not seen pictures yet, it's a must! The magnificent two story fountain was a great feature for pictures and conversation while the unique seating and ambience of the room pleased guests. We then moved into Sawyer's room, a more intimate area, for our reception. The room is lined with floor to ceiling windows that overlook Downtown Minneapolis. We chose to do family style pasta for our dinner and it was perfect. The food was impressive and guests appreciated not having to shuffle through a buffet. And finally, the dance party started. The dance floor was spacious and again it was so cool looking out over the city as we danced the night away. We also used the venue’s photo booth and I know our guests had a good time with that, I would definitely recommend it. Lastly, location, location, location! The lumber exchange is in the heart of downtown Minneapolis near several hotels, connected through the skyway, surrounded by tons of entertainment, and next door to the light rail. I really couldn’t ask for much more out of my wedding venue. The Lumber Exchange delivered above and beyond and I am so grateful, our wedding day was perfect!!
Lyndsey
12/31/16
Categories: Catering, Event Production, Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
As a wedding photographer I've been to 350+ wedding venues in the Mid West, the Lumber Exchange was superb! The staff were there when you needed them but not hovering, the ambiance was "modern - meets 1890's lumber building" and the food and service was on pointe.
Erik
12/22/16
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
My wife and I got married in the Fountain Room last December, and it was an absolutely perfect venue for our big day. The entire staff - particularly Makayla, Chris, and Barb were extremely helpful throughout the entire process. The space is absolutely gorgeous and the entire event was executed well beyond our wildest expectations. My groomsmen and I had a blast in the Groom's suite, and I know my wife and her bridesmaids loved the Bridal suite. I can't recommend the Lumber Exchange enough. They made our day truly special.
Samantha
6/25/16
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
There are not enough characters to express just how wonderful the team at the Fountain Room were for my wedding. Barb was a constant source of joy and excitement. She took all my minuscule changes and many questions and ran with them, never once making me feel like I was a troublesome bride. Cambrie and Tom were wonderful during our rehearsal dinner, keeping us in the loop when we could eat and when we were close to our limit. When it came to the wedding, everything was exactly as I imagined it, if not better. They took my awful drawings for how the centerpieces should be arranged and made it reality, using all my extras to decorate the space beautifully. I learned quite early on that I didn't need to worry about vendor arrival times or when the bridal party needed to come up to the ceremony space. They had it all covered! If you want a beautiful space with an awesome staff that will make your big day everything you wanted it to be, go with the Fountain Room. You will not be disappointed.
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Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
The venue and staff were AMAZING!!! The weekend of our ceremony/wedding we were given nothing but 10000% from all staff!!!! Barb C our event coordinator and her intern Claire went above and beyond to make sure the venue was even better than we would have dreamed!
Haley
5/29/16
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
This venue was everything we wanted. It's elegant and magical and it's not just a room. It doesn't need to be very decorated for it to look stunning. We had many compliments on our ceremony and reception. I couldn't have asked for a more perfect day!
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Venues
What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
0
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
1
Describe your venue:
Ballroom, Historic, Loft
Describe the style of your venue
City, Modern
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
350
What event services do you offer?
Accommodations, Bridal Suite, Clean Up, Event Rentals, Liability Insurance, Lighting / Sound, Set Up
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