• New Venue Spotlight: Hutton House

    Minneapolis’ new event venue has a lot to offer.

     
    FROM THE Winter 2018 ISSUE
     

Nestled just 10 minutes west of downtown Minneapolis, the brand-new Hutton House opened its doors on Nov. 10. The charming structure features a welcoming exterior and modern farmhouse design. “Versatility was key for us,” says Nicole Liewenski, co-owner of the space. The Hutton House was designed to be “a clean, warm and welcoming palette which stands beautifully on its own, or a space that you could customize as much as you would like.”

The space has 12,500 square feet of event space and a capacity of 350 seated or 550 standing. As Minneapolis’ newest venue offering, the Hutton House has several standout features including on-site parking and a year-round outdoor courtyard with outdoor speakers as well as a fire pit and bluestone landscaping. The indoor spaces are perfect for corporate meetings, team-building, weddings and other celebrations, and offer a full bar, coat check attendant service, a full white brick gas fireplace, and a full warming kitchen for outside caterers. 

Carly Van Veldhuizen, the mastermind behind Girl Friday’s mesmerizing creative custom installations, talks inspiration, materials and the value of a solid team.

 

The 2018 Meeting Planners Symposium held at The Graduate Minneapolis and McNamara Alumni Center was all about unique venues and experiences. From a Scrabble team challenge to a mini hackathon, meeting with no walls and a surprise session on a coach bus, this learning opportunity was anything but ordinary. Teams worked together to solve a complex problem and pitch their idea for $500 cash. Through beautiful chaos, attendees discovered fresh, unconventional approaches to do their jobs better.

 

This three-city area offers lodging, event space—and plenty of free parking.