Minnesota M+E Best of 2018 Readers' Choice Award Winners (Listed)

  • Minnesota M+E Best of 2018 Readers' Choice Award Winners (Listed)

    You voted, now meet the winners of our Best of 2018 readers’ choice awards.

    FROM THE Spring 2018 ISSUE


Best Convention and Visitors Bureau (Town/Area More than 80,000 in Population)

THE WINNER IS: Meet Minneapolis
Minneapolis | 612.767.8000

» Explore Brainerd Lakes
» ​Visit Saint Paul 

Best Convention and Visitors Bureau (Town/Area 25,000-80,000 in Population) 

THE WINNER IS: Roseville Visitors Association
Roseville | 651.633.3002

» St. Cloud Area Convention and Visitors Bureau
» ​Explore Edina

Best Convention and Visitors Bureau (Town/Area Less than 25,000 in Population)

THE WINNER IS: Discover Stillwater
Stillwater | 651.351.1717

» Visit Bemidji
» Red Wing Visitors & Convention Bureau

Best Entertainment (Performer or Talent Agency)

THE WINNER IS: Adagio Djay Entertainment
St. Paul | 612.787.3501

» Acme Comedy Company
» ​Brave New Workshop

Best Photography

THE WINNER IS: lauren b. photography
Minneapolis | 612.708.2090

» Joe Szurszewski Photography;
» ​Coppersmith Photography

Best Planning Company

THE WINNER IS: Do Good Events
Golden Valley | 612.293.9420

» Event Lab
» ​metroConnections 

Best Team-Building Activity/Facilitator/Organizer

THE WINNER IS: Brave New Workshop
Minneapolis | 612.332.6620

» GetKnit Events
» ​Escape MSP


Best Casino

THE WINNER IS: Mystic Lake Casino Hotel
Prior Lake | 952.496.6528

» Treasure Island Resort & Casino
» Grand Casino Mille Lacs

Best Convention/Conference Center

THE WINNER IS: Minneapolis Convention Center
Minneapolis | 612.335.6000

» Saint Paul RiverCentre
» ​St. Cloud River’s Edge Convention Center

Best Golf Venue

THE WINNER IS: Grand View Lodge
Nisswa | 800.368.1885

» Cragun’s Resort on Gull Lake
» ​Golden Valley Country Club

Best Histroic or Cultural Venue

THE WINNER IS: Landmark Center
St. Paul | 651.292.3233

» Glensheen Historic Estate
» ​First Avenue

Best Hotel wtih Meeting/Event Space (300 or More Guest Rooms)

THE WINNER IS: Radisson Blu Mall of America
Bloomington | 952.881.5258

» Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
» Hilton Minneapolis

Best Hotel with Meeting/Event Space (Less than 300 Guest Rooms)

THE WINNER IS: The Saint Paul Hotel
St. Paul | 651.292.9292

» Hewing Hotel
» ​Hilton Garden Inn Minneapolis Downtown

Best Meeting/Event Venue (No Hotel)

THE WINNER IS: Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
Chaska | 612.301.7596

» ​Day Block Event Center
» ​Solar Arts by Chowgirls

Best Renovation

THE WINNER IS: Walker Art Center
Minneapolis | 612.375.7600

» ​Hilton Minneapolis
» ​The Marquette Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton

Best Resort/Lodge

THE WINNER IS: Grand View Lodge
Nisswa | 800.368.1885

» ​Madden’s on Gull Lake
» ​Lutsen Resort on Lake Superior

Best Restaurant with Private Dining Space

THE WINNER IS: Murray’s Restaurant
Minneapolis | 612.339.0909

» ​Fogo de Chão
» ​Bar La Grassa

Best Sports Venue

THE WINNER IS: U.S. Bank Stadium
Minneapolis | 612.777.8700

» ​Target Field
» ​Xcel Energy Center

Best Brewery/Distillery/Winery with Event Space

THE WINNER IS: Surly Brewing Company
Minneapolis | 763.999.4065

» ​Indeed Brewing Company
» ​Tattersall Distilling


Best Audio-Visual Provider

THE WINNER IS: Allied Productions & Sales
Mendota Heights | 651.451.6846

» ​AV For You

Best Boats/Cruises/Charters

THE WINNER IS: Stillwater River Boats
Stillwater | 651.430.1234

» ​Al and Alma’s Supper Club and Charter Cruises
» ​Vista Fleet

Best Catering Company

THE WINNER IS: Chowgirls Killer Catering
Minneapolis | 612.203.0786

» ​D’Amico Catering
» ​CRAVE Catering

Best Event Decor Provider

Minneapolis | 952.224.8558

» ​Girl Friday
» ​Festivities 

Best Florist

THE WINNER IS: Bachman’s
Minneapolis | 612.861.7620

» ​Sadie’s Couture Floral
» ​Lake Harriet Florist

Best Rental Service Provider

THE WINNER IS: Rudy’s Event Rentals
St. Paul | 651.493.0872

» ​Après Event Décor and Tent Rental
» ​Ultimate Events 

Best Transportation Provider

THE WINNER IS: Total Luxury Limousine Services
St. Paul | 651.770.5668

» ​Lorenz Bus Service
» ​Eclipse Global Transportation

Congratulations to the finalists for Minnesota Meetings + Events Best of 2018 readers' choice awards. We look forward to celebrating with each of you at the awards celebration on Thursday, April 5 at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, where the winners and 2018 Hall of Fame inductees will be announced.

* Connect with us on social media before, during and after the awards with the hashtag #BestofMN2018


Congratulations to the finalists for Minnesota Meetings + Events Best of 2018 readers' choice awards! We look forward to celebrating with you and announcing the winners and 2018 Hall of Fame inductees on Thursday, April 5 at the Minneapolis Institute of Art.


MNM+E’s 15th annual Best of Minnesota brought 260 meeting and event professionals to Solar Arts by Chowgirls on April 6 to honor award winners and Hall of Famers. Guests indulged in fantastic food from Chowgirls Killer Catering, themed sweets from Mintahoe Catering & Events, and beer from Indeed Brewery Company. Event Lab decked out the venue with its elegant décor, which comple - mented the industrial-chic space.