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Ambiente

Minneapolis , MN
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Minneapolis, MN 55410 US (map)

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612-285-2955

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ABOUT US

Joan Nilsen, president of Ambiente, has been providing wedding planning, corporate event planning, and incentive group travel for 30 years.

Prior to founding Ambiente, Joan... Read more
Joan Nilsen, president of Ambiente, has been providing wedding planning, corporate event planning, and incentive group travel for 30 years.

Prior to founding Ambiente, Joan was National Event Coordinator for a leading Twin Cities corporation and a Marketing Coordinator and Event Planner for several Twin Cities companies.

Joan is passionate about creating flawless and exquisite weddings, no matter what size the budget. Clients of Ambiente rave about the company's great taste, attention to detail, personalized service and ability to create a meagical, memorable ambinece for the birde and groom, as well as every one of their guests.

Ambiente offers a complimentary consultation to all couples/their families! We look forward to meeting you and hearing about your most special day!



joan@ambientegroup.com

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INFO FOR WEDDING PLANNING

What types of weddings do you accommodate?
Civil, Destination, Double Weddings, Eco-Friendly / Green, Military
What wedding planning services do you offer?
Day-of Coordinator, Full Planning, Partial Planning

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Sarah
Wedding:
12/28/2013
5.0/5.0
We just adore Joan and working with her on our wedding. This was a seconc marriage with a large blended family and the complexities that come with that. Joan had great advice for each question. She also is terrific on details. As two professionals, our standards are very high and Joan was the perfect team member!
We just adore Joan and working with her on our wedding. This was a seconc marriage with a large blended family and the Read more...
We just adore Joan and working with her on our wedding. This was a seconc marriage with a large blended family and the complexities that come with that. Joan had great advice for each question. She also is terrific on details. As two professionals, our standards are very high and Joan was the perfect team member! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Ceremony Music, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, Transportation
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Kaitlin
Wedding:
11/16/2013
5.0/5.0
I so enjoyed working with Joan for my wedding! She was fun, professional, informative and on top of every little detail. A definite go-to for throwing any party!
I so enjoyed working with Joan for my wedding! She was fun, professional, informative and on top of every little detail. A Read more...
I so enjoyed working with Joan for my wedding! She was fun, professional, informative and on top of every little detail. A definite go-to for throwing any party! Read less
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Kim
Wedding:
10/26/2013
5.0/5.0
Joan was very helpful in the planning and implementation of my daughter's wedding, even though we brought her in fairly late in the process. She was very flexible to provide just what we needed and helped the event flow smoothly.
Joan was very helpful in the planning and implementation of my daughter's wedding, even though we brought her in fairly Read more...
Joan was very helpful in the planning and implementation of my daughter's wedding, even though we brought her in fairly late in the process. She was very flexible to provide just what we needed and helped the event flow smoothly. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Joan was a blessing to work with. She was very responsive to our inquiries and always available. She allowed us to express our ideas and our personality in our wedding and used her professional experience to help steer us in the right direction. She is very creative and prompted us to add personal touches which really added to the whole experience. Joan helped create a beautiful wedding and wonderful experience. I would highly recommend Joan!
Joan was a blessing to work with. She was very responsive to our inquiries and always available. She allowed us to express Read more...
Joan was a blessing to work with. She was very responsive to our inquiries and always available. She allowed us to express our ideas and our personality in our wedding and used her professional experience to help steer us in the right direction. She is very creative and prompted us to add personal touches which really added to the whole experience. Joan helped create a beautiful wedding and wonderful experience. I would highly recommend Joan! Read less
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Dustin
Wedding:
10/19/2013
5.0/5.0
Joan was a real asset to us during our planning process. She provided connections to vendors whom we ended up choosing for our special day, and she was invaluable the day of the wedding. She kept the day on pace and ensured that we were comfortable during each phase of our wedding. We're so grateful to have had Joan at our side.
Joan was a real asset to us during our planning process. She provided connections to vendors whom we ended up choosing for Read more...
Joan was a real asset to us during our planning process. She provided connections to vendors whom we ended up choosing for our special day, and she was invaluable the day of the wedding. She kept the day on pace and ensured that we were comfortable during each phase of our wedding. We're so grateful to have had Joan at our side. Read less
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Lizzie
Wedding:
10/19/2013
5.0/5.0
From the moment my mom and I met Joan, we were attracted to her enormous heart and calming demeanor. We felt like we had known her for years and instantly formed a friendship that has made this process such a joyful time. Joan was a godsend in our wedding planning process and we can't thank her enough for meticulously finding the perfect vendors for our big day and walking us through this process. Her attention to detail and incredible planning calmed our nerves and worries about this overwhelming time.

On the day of our wedding, she was the glue that held the day together as she gracefully guided us through each moment and took the stress away. Because of her amazing organization skills and calming personality, we actually enjoyed EVERY moment of our magical day! Joan is a lovely person inside and out and we are lucky to call her a true friend!

Lizzie, bride
From the moment my mom and I met Joan, we were attracted to her enormous heart and calming demeanor. We felt like we had Read more...
From the moment my mom and I met Joan, we were attracted to her enormous heart and calming demeanor. We felt like we had known her for years and instantly formed a friendship that has made this process such a joyful time. Joan was a godsend in our wedding planning process and we can't thank her enough for meticulously finding the perfect vendors for our big day and walking us through this process. Her attention to detail and incredible planning calmed our nerves and worries about this overwhelming time.

On the day of our wedding, she was the glue that held the day together as she gracefully guided us through each moment and took the stress away. Because of her amazing organization skills and calming personality, we actually enjoyed EVERY moment of our magical day! Joan is a lovely person inside and out and we are lucky to call her a true friend!

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Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Erin
Wedding:
9/21/2013
5.0/5.0
Having Joan (Ambiente) plan our wedding was by far the best decision we made throughout the entire planning process. She was actively involved in the entire process, giving us recommendations to vendors and helping us with ideas when we requested it. You can tell in the way that she communicates that she is extremely experienced, yet comes with such a friendly and fun personality. We had a few challenging situations with vendors and reservations during the months prior to our wedding, and Joan did an outstanding job of working through these and helping our vendors understand exactly what we wanted. Our rehearsal was a breeze, as Joan had already done so much pre-work ahead of time. The day of our wedding was so carefree for us, as well as our parents, as Joan handled everything from set up to tear down at the end of the night. I truly don't know what all even went into the day behind the scenes because it was so perfectly planned and timed out. I would recommend Ambiente to anyone and everyone planning a wedding!
Having Joan (Ambiente) plan our wedding was by far the best decision we made throughout the entire planning process. She Read more...
Having Joan (Ambiente) plan our wedding was by far the best decision we made throughout the entire planning process. She was actively involved in the entire process, giving us recommendations to vendors and helping us with ideas when we requested it. You can tell in the way that she communicates that she is extremely experienced, yet comes with such a friendly and fun personality. We had a few challenging situations with vendors and reservations during the months prior to our wedding, and Joan did an outstanding job of working through these and helping our vendors understand exactly what we wanted. Our rehearsal was a breeze, as Joan had already done so much pre-work ahead of time. The day of our wedding was so carefree for us, as well as our parents, as Joan handled everything from set up to tear down at the end of the night. I truly don't know what all even went into the day behind the scenes because it was so perfectly planned and timed out. I would recommend Ambiente to anyone and everyone planning a wedding! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Carson
Wedding:
9/21/2013
5.0/5.0
Joan/Ambiente was AWESOME! By far the best decision we made in the entire wedding planning process was asking Joan for her help. As a groom, it was daunting to begin planning a wedding, but she made it so much easier. She was very good at giving us options and making suggestions, but then would let us decide on our own. Since neither of us had ever planned a wedding before, many times we simply didn't know what to choose or how to think about it. Joan added great expertise and was able to give fantastic recommendations when we didn't know, but still made it feel like we were making all of the decisions. When it came to the wedding week itself, Joan took the reigns on everything and was our point-person for everything that needed to get done. She really allowed us to enjoy the week with each other and our family and friends, which was definitely a highlight for us. On our wedding day itself, she was the ultimate rockstar. I knew she would have everything covered and she totally did. We showed up at both the ceremony and reception venues to them perfectly decorated and we didn't have to figure out how it got done. Joan simply took care of it. Hiring Joan/Ambiente was hands-down the best decision we made with our budget in the entire wedding planning process. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
Joan/Ambiente was AWESOME! By far the best decision we made in the entire wedding planning process was asking Joan for her Read more...
Joan/Ambiente was AWESOME! By far the best decision we made in the entire wedding planning process was asking Joan for her help. As a groom, it was daunting to begin planning a wedding, but she made it so much easier. She was very good at giving us options and making suggestions, but then would let us decide on our own. Since neither of us had ever planned a wedding before, many times we simply didn't know what to choose or how to think about it. Joan added great expertise and was able to give fantastic recommendations when we didn't know, but still made it feel like we were making all of the decisions. When it came to the wedding week itself, Joan took the reigns on everything and was our point-person for everything that needed to get done. She really allowed us to enjoy the week with each other and our family and friends, which was definitely a highlight for us. On our wedding day itself, she was the ultimate rockstar. I knew she would have everything covered and she totally did. We showed up at both the ceremony and reception venues to them perfectly decorated and we didn't have to figure out how it got done. Joan simply took care of it. Hiring Joan/Ambiente was hands-down the best decision we made with our budget in the entire wedding planning process. HIGHLY RECOMMEND! Read less
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Sara
Wedding:
9/7/2013
5.0/5.0
Joan made our wedding day perfect!!

Joan was simply delightful to work with. She knows so many people in the wedding industry that it made it easy to pick great vendors for our wedding. She has such a professional and classy way of handling all situations and keeping everyone where they need to be and everything right on time. I truly could not have done it without her. She went above and beyond to help me with every detail. Even when I had to make some big changes 2 days before my wedding she helped me with all of the vendors and made sure everything was handled so I could enjoy time with my family and guests. Joan is superb! I recommend Joan be your only call if you are in need of a wedding planner.
Joan made our wedding day perfect!!

Joan was simply delightful to work with. She knows so many people in the Read more...
Joan made our wedding day perfect!!

Joan was simply delightful to work with. She knows so many people in the wedding industry that it made it easy to pick great vendors for our wedding. She has such a professional and classy way of handling all situations and keeping everyone where they need to be and everything right on time. I truly could not have done it without her. She went above and beyond to help me with every detail. Even when I had to make some big changes 2 days before my wedding she helped me with all of the vendors and made sure everything was handled so I could enjoy time with my family and guests. Joan is superb! I recommend Joan be your only call if you are in need of a wedding planner. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
8/10/2013
5.0/5.0
I have no idea how anyone gets married without Joan! She was a lifesaver throughout the entire process, but her efforts were most appreciated on the actual day when I could relax and have fun without worrying about any of the details.

We hired Joan at Ambiente as a “Day Of” coordinator, but in reality she gave us so much more than that. She recommended great vendors throughout the entire process, met with us multiple times in person to check up on our progress, and kept us on task with our planning schedule.

Initially, we interviewed several wedding planners before deciding to move forward with Ambiente. When we met with Joan, it was clear almost instantly that she was going to be the one. Her attention to detail, her experience, and her wonderful personality were all exactly what we were looking for.

Joan was helpful with things I didn’t initially even anticipate. Her close relationship with many vendors helped us score free add-ons and also ensured we got the best service possible. But the best part about working with Joan was how smoothly things ran on the actual day of our wedding. Joan kept a strict timeline and made sure everyone knew exactly where they needed to be and when they needed to be there. Joan is a such an infectious person to be around that I am actually sad to be done wedding planning because it means I will be talking to her less.

Joan at Ambiente went above and beyond for us in every possible way, and was able to flawlessly execute everything I was looking for. If a friend or family asked me for a wedding recommendation, the very first thing I would tell them would be to hire Joan.
I have no idea how anyone gets married without Joan! She was a lifesaver throughout the entire process, but her efforts Read more...
I have no idea how anyone gets married without Joan! She was a lifesaver throughout the entire process, but her efforts were most appreciated on the actual day when I could relax and have fun without worrying about any of the details.

We hired Joan at Ambiente as a “Day Of” coordinator, but in reality she gave us so much more than that. She recommended great vendors throughout the entire process, met with us multiple times in person to check up on our progress, and kept us on task with our planning schedule.

Initially, we interviewed several wedding planners before deciding to move forward with Ambiente. When we met with Joan, it was clear almost instantly that she was going to be the one. Her attention to detail, her experience, and her wonderful personality were all exactly what we were looking for.

Joan was helpful with things I didn’t initially even anticipate. Her close relationship with many vendors helped us score free add-ons and also ensured we got the best service possible. But the best part about working with Joan was how smoothly things ran on the actual day of our wedding. Joan kept a strict timeline and made sure everyone knew exactly where they needed to be and when they needed to be there. Joan is a such an infectious person to be around that I am actually sad to be done wedding planning because it means I will be talking to her less.

Joan at Ambiente went above and beyond for us in every possible way, and was able to flawlessly execute everything I was looking for. If a friend or family asked me for a wedding recommendation, the very first thing I would tell them would be to hire Joan. Read less
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