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  • 2012 Readers' Choice Best Of Awards Finalists

    POSTED January 4, 2013

Congratulations to all Minnesota Meetings + Events' 2013 Readers’ Choice Best Of Finalists! We've listed the finalists in each category in alphabetical order, so don't get too excited- yet. Winners will appear in the Spring 2013 issue of Minnesota Meetings + Events.

Best Attraction (fairs/festivals, zoo, museum, amusement park, etc.)
- Mall of America
- Minnesota State Fair
- Minnesota Zoo

Best Audio-Visual/Visual Presentation Provider
- AV For You
- MetroConnections

Best Boats/Cruises/Charters
- Al & Alma’s Supper Club and Charter Cruises
- Bayview Charter Cruises\Queen of Excelsior
- Paddleford Riverboats

Best Catering Company (On- or Off-Site)
- D’Amico Catering
- Mintahoe Catering
- Morrissey Hospitality Company Culinary Group

Best Up-and-Coming Catering Company (Less than five years in business)
- Common Roots Catering
- Crave Catering

Best Convention + Visitors Bureau - Town/Area More Than 25,000 in Population
- Bloomington Convention & Visitors Bureau
- Meet Minneapolis
- Visit St. Paul

Best Convention + Visitors Bureau - Town/Area Less Than 25,000 in Population
- Breezy Point Chamber of Commerce
- Explore Alexandria
- Visit Brainerd

Best Entertainment (Performer or Talent Agency)
- Bellagala
- G.L. Berg Entertainment
- R-Factor

Best Event Décor
- EventLab
- Festivities
- MetroConnections

Best Florist
- Luna Vinca
- Sadie’s Couture Floral & Events
- Richfield Flowers & Events

Best Golf Venue
- Breezy Point Resort
- Burl Oaks Golf Club
- Grand View Lodge
- Rush Creek Golf Club 

Best Historic Venue
- James J. Hill House
- Landmark Center
- Van Dusen Mansion

Best Hotel with Meeting/Event Space More Than 300 Guest Rooms
- Breezy Point Resort
- Hilton Minneapolis
- Marriott City Center

Best Hotel with Meeting/Event Space - Less Than 300 Guest Rooms
- Embassy Suites Brooklyn Park
- Graves 601
- St. Paul Hotel

Best Meeting/Event Space (No Hotel)
- McNamara Alumni Center
- Nicollet Island Pavilion
- Van Dusen Mansion

Best Photography/Videography
- Graddy Photography
- Kelly Brown Photography
- Lauren B. Photography

Best Rental Service Provider (tables, linens, tents, etc.)
- Linen Effects
- Midway Party Rental
- Ultimate Events

Best Resort with Meeting/Event Space
- Breezy Point Resort
- Grand View Lodge
- Madden’s on Gull Lake

Best Restaurant/Bar with Private Dining Space
- Chino Latino
- Crave
- Seven Steakhouse

Best Teambuilding Activity/Facilitator/Organizer
- Burl Oaks Golf Club
- LMC Corporate Fishing Events
- MetroConnections

Best Transportation (limo, motorcoach, taxi, shuttle)
- MetroConnections
- Minnesota Coaches
- Renees Royal Valet

Best Venue Outside of Twin Cities Metro Area
- Breezy Point Resort
- Grand View Lodge
- Madden’s on Gull Lake


You've read the finalists, now register for the event!

Minnesota Meetings + Events 11th Annual Best Of Awards Party
Thursday, March 21
6-8:30 p.m.
Cost- $10
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Ave
Mpls, MN 

Register here!