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Medina Entertainment Center

Hamel , MN

LOCATION

500 Highway 55
Hamel, MN US 55340 (map)

PHONE

763-478-6661

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Celebrate your Special Day in one of our 3 Affortable Private Full Service Banquet Facilities. It is your Day and we are Acutely Aware of how Meaningful it is to You. Medina... Read more
Celebrate your Special Day in one of our 3 Affortable Private Full Service Banquet Facilities. It is your Day and we are Acutely Aware of how Meaningful it is to You. Medina Entertainment Center’s Professional Staff will Indulge You and your Guests with Freshly Prepared Menus and Excellent Service for Unforgettable Memories!
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1956
When was your venue last renovated?
2013
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Restaurant
Describe the style of your venue
Classic / Traditional
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
600
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
3
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
Yes
Number of guest rooms
66
Number of suites
2
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
0
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
25
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Offered in-house
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Lighting and Sound
Offered in-house
Are lighting and sound included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Linens
Offered in-house
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

When was your venue built?
1956
When was your venue last renovated?
2013
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Restaurant
Describe the style of your venue
Classic / Traditional
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
3
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
Yes
Number of guest rooms
66
Number of suites
2
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
0
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
25
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Offered in-house
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Lighting and Sound
Offered in-house
Are lighting and sound included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Linens
Offered in-house
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

REVIEWS

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Lisa
Wedding:
7/25/2014
5.0/5.0
Wonderful experience with Medina as the caterer for my daughter's wedding! Missy was very friendly and professional. She made me feel confidient in helping plan the first wedding of our kids. The food was delicious and hot in our buffet. Many guests commented on how good the food was. I wouldn't hesitate recommending them.
Wonderful experience with Medina as the caterer for my daughter's wedding! Missy was very friendly and professional. She Read more...
Wonderful experience with Medina as the caterer for my daughter's wedding! Missy was very friendly and professional. She made me feel confidient in helping plan the first wedding of our kids. The food was delicious and hot in our buffet. Many guests commented on how good the food was. I wouldn't hesitate recommending them. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Sharon
Wedding:
6/29/2013
5.0/5.0
The Images Room at the Medina Entertainment Center was perfect for our wedding ceremony and wedding reception. The location and parking was perfect and we were able to use the Medina Inn for out of town guests. The room was set up exactly the way we agreed on and when we need some changes, the staff were accommodating and flexible.

One of the things I most appreciated was the advice and guidance given to me by the event planner at the Medina--Missy Walters. She was able to give me some great suggestions for planning the event that made everything work well and gave me ideas for suggestions for some of the other services that I needed. She was responsive and encouraging and I couldn't have done it without her!
The Images Room at the Medina Entertainment Center was perfect for our wedding ceremony and wedding reception. The Read more...
The Images Room at the Medina Entertainment Center was perfect for our wedding ceremony and wedding reception. The location and parking was perfect and we were able to use the Medina Inn for out of town guests. The room was set up exactly the way we agreed on and when we need some changes, the staff were accommodating and flexible.

One of the things I most appreciated was the advice and guidance given to me by the event planner at the Medina--Missy Walters. She was able to give me some great suggestions for planning the event that made everything work well and gave me ideas for suggestions for some of the other services that I needed. She was responsive and encouraging and I couldn't have done it without her! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Private User
Wedding:
6/28/2013
5.0/5.0
I chose Medina Entertainment Center to cater for my wedding. It was the best experience I had with a wedding vender. From my very first contact, they were friendly and wanted to satisfy all of my needs. I worked with the same associate each time I came in to discuss the wedding day details. She was enthusiastic and helpful when it came to details that were still uncertain. Medina catering communicated extremely well through email. Whenever I had questions, I received a response within one day. Their service on the wedding day was excellent and timely. The meal was served very professionally. A guest told us that this was the best meal they have ever had at a wedding! Medina catering was easy to work with and they are a family business that recognizes the importance of family. They exceeded my expectations! I would choose Medina catering again in the future!
I chose Medina Entertainment Center to cater for my wedding. It was the best experience I had with a wedding vender. From Read more...
I chose Medina Entertainment Center to cater for my wedding. It was the best experience I had with a wedding vender. From my very first contact, they were friendly and wanted to satisfy all of my needs. I worked with the same associate each time I came in to discuss the wedding day details. She was enthusiastic and helpful when it came to details that were still uncertain. Medina catering communicated extremely well through email. Whenever I had questions, I received a response within one day. Their service on the wedding day was excellent and timely. The meal was served very professionally. A guest told us that this was the best meal they have ever had at a wedding! Medina catering was easy to work with and they are a family business that recognizes the importance of family. They exceeded my expectations! I would choose Medina catering again in the future! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Abby
Wedding:
6/14/2013
5.0/5.0
Medina Entertainment Center has the BEST wedding food! Every single one of our guests said this was by far, the best wedding food they have ever had! It was absolutely amazing. I wouldn't have changed a thing. Also, they were extremely organized and professional throughout the whole process. I would highly, highly recommend them and would certainly use them again in the future.
YOU WILL FIND NOBODY BETTER!!
Medina Entertainment Center has the BEST wedding food! Every single one of our guests said this was by far, the best Read more...
Medina Entertainment Center has the BEST wedding food! Every single one of our guests said this was by far, the best wedding food they have ever had! It was absolutely amazing. I wouldn't have changed a thing. Also, they were extremely organized and professional throughout the whole process. I would highly, highly recommend them and would certainly use them again in the future.
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Maureen
Wedding:
6/8/2013
5.0/5.0
This is NOT the least expensive option, but we are thrilled with the results, we got our money's worth! Many of our guests commented on it "being the best wedding food they've ever tasted", and several guests with youngsters were delighted at the bowling lane option during our cocktail hour, and these kids found the video game room also appealing(at their parents expense). Missy Walters was a huge help in going over options and helping us reach our decisions of menu, decorations, and timing of events(cocktails, cake cutting, dinner and dancing)
This is NOT the least expensive option, but we are thrilled with the results, we got our money's worth! Many of our guests Read more...
This is NOT the least expensive option, but we are thrilled with the results, we got our money's worth! Many of our guests commented on it "being the best wedding food they've ever tasted", and several guests with youngsters were delighted at the bowling lane option during our cocktail hour, and these kids found the video game room also appealing(at their parents expense). Missy Walters was a huge help in going over options and helping us reach our decisions of menu, decorations, and timing of events(cocktails, cake cutting, dinner and dancing) Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Brenda
Wedding:
10/13/2012
5.0/5.0
Working with Missy at Medina Entertainment Center was such a pleasure. Everything from the initial contact through discussing options, to the final event went so smoothly. There were no hiccups, everything was presented as planned and agreed upon. MEC is a fantastic venue for a wedding reception. We could not have been happier with the venue and Missy. The food was spectacular and a great value for the price! We will definitely consider MEC for future events!
Working with Missy at Medina Entertainment Center was such a pleasure. Everything from the initial contact through Read more...
Working with Missy at Medina Entertainment Center was such a pleasure. Everything from the initial contact through discussing options, to the final event went so smoothly. There were no hiccups, everything was presented as planned and agreed upon. MEC is a fantastic venue for a wedding reception. We could not have been happier with the venue and Missy. The food was spectacular and a great value for the price! We will definitely consider MEC for future events! Read less
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phil
Wedding:
9/22/2012
5.0/5.0
Overall a great place to have a wedding reception, especially for a lot of people.

Thanks!
Overall a great place to have a wedding reception, especially for a lot of people.

Thanks!
Overall a great place to have a wedding reception, especially for a lot of people.

Thanks! Read less
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Gretchen
Wedding:
4/25/2008
5.0/5.0
The food not only looked delicious, but it was. The room was exactly what we were told it was going to be. Very friendly staff as well. Even helped clean up our stuff after the reception was over. Missy, the Coordinator at Medina, was FANTASTIC! She was always quick to respond to voice and/or emails. A wealth of knowledge. And we received a gift certificate for the restaurant after our event was over. We are looking forward to visiting again. A+ for Medina.
The food not only looked delicious, but it was. The room was exactly what we were told it was going to be. Very friendly Read more...
The food not only looked delicious, but it was. The room was exactly what we were told it was going to be. Very friendly staff as well. Even helped clean up our stuff after the reception was over. Missy, the Coordinator at Medina, was FANTASTIC! She was always quick to respond to voice and/or emails. A wealth of knowledge. And we received a gift certificate for the restaurant after our event was over. We are looking forward to visiting again. A+ for Medina. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.9/5.0
We really enjoyed Medina as our venue. It was very beautiful and the staff was great.
We really enjoyed Medina as our venue. It was very beautiful and the staff was great.
We really enjoyed Medina as our venue. It was very beautiful and the staff was great. Read less
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danielle
Wedding:
5/23/2009
4.9/5.0
They went above and beyond for everything. I was able to set up my room the night before so i did not have to worry about it the morning of. Food was beyond amazing everyone is still raving about it almosst 3 weeks later. would highly recommend them.
They went above and beyond for everything. I was able to set up my room the night before so i did not have to worry about Read more...
They went above and beyond for everything. I was able to set up my room the night before so i did not have to worry about it the morning of. Food was beyond amazing everyone is still raving about it almosst 3 weeks later. would highly recommend them. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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daggie1824
Wedding:
5/23/2009
4.9/5.0
Yummy food.....great location. Bartender was a little rude to our guests
Yummy food.....great location. Bartender was a little rude to our guests
Yummy food.....great location. Bartender was a little rude to our guests Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.7/5.0
We had 3 caterers that we were required to choose from the vendor we used. We were originally going to pick one that was more "reasonable" in cost. We weren't happy with the tasting, and about 3 weeks before the wedding, we switched to Medina Entertainment. They were so willing to work with us. Their food was outstanding!! It was a little more expensive but well worth it. We had SO many guests tell us how good our food was. When I run into people that were at the wedding, they still comment on how great the food was. It was! Missy was so easy to work with and the staff the evening of the wedding were great- they followed up with us, did a great job on the gluten free plates and were very professional and kind. It was just a lovely and memorable evening thanks to Medina.
We had 3 caterers that we were required to choose from the vendor we used. We were originally going to pick one that was Read more...
We had 3 caterers that we were required to choose from the vendor we used. We were originally going to pick one that was more "reasonable" in cost. We weren't happy with the tasting, and about 3 weeks before the wedding, we switched to Medina Entertainment. They were so willing to work with us. Their food was outstanding!! It was a little more expensive but well worth it. We had SO many guests tell us how good our food was. When I run into people that were at the wedding, they still comment on how great the food was. It was! Missy was so easy to work with and the staff the evening of the wedding were great- they followed up with us, did a great job on the gluten free plates and were very professional and kind. It was just a lovely and memorable evening thanks to Medina. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Bridget
Wedding:
5/26/2013
4.7/5.0
Our wedding turned out pretty much perfect at Medina. The staff was great to work with, and everyone had a fantastic time. We got a ton of compliments from our guests on the venue and the food. Only little snafu was not having the DVD player set up to do our slide show, but luckily one of our groomsmen had a laptop we used. The staff was very willing to work with us on our hosted bar items, when it was close to the end of the night, instead of tapping another keg, they let us just do canned beer for those still drinking and that saved us a lot.
Thank you for making our day that much more special.
Our wedding turned out pretty much perfect at Medina. The staff was great to work with, and everyone had a fantastic time. Read more...
Our wedding turned out pretty much perfect at Medina. The staff was great to work with, and everyone had a fantastic time. We got a ton of compliments from our guests on the venue and the food. Only little snafu was not having the DVD player set up to do our slide show, but luckily one of our groomsmen had a laptop we used. The staff was very willing to work with us on our hosted bar items, when it was close to the end of the night, instead of tapping another keg, they let us just do canned beer for those still drinking and that saved us a lot.
Thank you for making our day that much more special. Read less
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Kristen
Wedding:
4/19/2008
4.7/5.0
Medina Entertainment Center was great to work with, beautiful rooms, great food, great service. Was a blast!
Medina Entertainment Center was great to work with, beautiful rooms, great food, great service. Was a blast!
Medina Entertainment Center was great to work with, beautiful rooms, great food, great service. Was a blast! Read less
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Andrea
Wedding:
4/5/2014
4.4/5.0
This was the PERFECT venue after we looked at 4-5 venues prior to. When we visited for the first time, we were given a tour and a complimentary lunch from their restaurant (which is downstairs from the venue). They had a bowling lane as well. We were looking for a big space and they HAD it! It can accommodate up to 600 people. At my reception, my guests had so much room to get up and mingle and have some family space when kids were antsy! The venue came with such elaborate decorations which was included that I didn't have to do much decorating at all (seriously)!

I have service only 4 stars because although emails were prompt it was not the nicest at times. Missy was the main contact for me but she was out for awhile and there was another person covering for her who actually made me a little upset mainly because I was only writing to her to inquire and ask questions. Missy came back however I just wasn't getting the same customer service as I did before. Missy was nice and very experienced but I wish she was more genuine, at times.

Nonetheless, so many things came together and I am very satisfied. I wouldn't change a thing about it! One of our groomsmen went up and actually talked about how great the place looked!
This was the PERFECT venue after we looked at 4-5 venues prior to. When we visited for the first time, we were given a Read more...
This was the PERFECT venue after we looked at 4-5 venues prior to. When we visited for the first time, we were given a tour and a complimentary lunch from their restaurant (which is downstairs from the venue). They had a bowling lane as well. We were looking for a big space and they HAD it! It can accommodate up to 600 people. At my reception, my guests had so much room to get up and mingle and have some family space when kids were antsy! The venue came with such elaborate decorations which was included that I didn't have to do much decorating at all (seriously)!

I have service only 4 stars because although emails were prompt it was not the nicest at times. Missy was the main contact for me but she was out for awhile and there was another person covering for her who actually made me a little upset mainly because I was only writing to her to inquire and ask questions. Missy came back however I just wasn't getting the same customer service as I did before. Missy was nice and very experienced but I wish she was more genuine, at times.

Nonetheless, so many things came together and I am very satisfied. I wouldn't change a thing about it! One of our groomsmen went up and actually talked about how great the place looked! Read less
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Medina Entertainment Center responded with the following comments:

I appreciate all comments as this is the only way to improve. This is true as I was out of the office getting married myself for 2 weeks and the person that was covering for me while I was gone no longer works at Medina. Email communication is so hard at times, as the tone can be easily misread.
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Erin
Wedding:
10/1/2011
4.4/5.0
I absolutely had a blast at my reception and everyone commented on how much fun they had as well. My only complaint I guess would be the pricing on some of the items seemed a little steep, but otherwise, the food was absolutely delicious, and the room size was perfect for us. We didn't have to do much decorating because the ceiling was already draped with twinkling lights and toole. It was beautiful. I would recommend this location for a wedding reception to anyone who is looking for someplace with a lot to do and excellent food, not to mention hotels close by. It's a great central location without being in the city. Definitely would go there again....

~Erin & Bryan Breen
I absolutely had a blast at my reception and everyone commented on how much fun they had as well. My only complaint I Read more...
I absolutely had a blast at my reception and everyone commented on how much fun they had as well. My only complaint I guess would be the pricing on some of the items seemed a little steep, but otherwise, the food was absolutely delicious, and the room size was perfect for us. We didn't have to do much decorating because the ceiling was already draped with twinkling lights and toole. It was beautiful. I would recommend this location for a wedding reception to anyone who is looking for someplace with a lot to do and excellent food, not to mention hotels close by. It's a great central location without being in the city. Definitely would go there again....

~Erin & Bryan Breen Read less
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Mike
Wedding:
5/23/2009
4.4/5.0
Good food, less expensive them most other places. My wife disliked a few things.
Good food, less expensive them most other places. My wife disliked a few things.
Good food, less expensive them most other places. My wife disliked a few things. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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annie
Wedding:
5/5/2007
3.3/5.0
our food was WONDERFUL
the main ballroom was great
there were two other weddings downstairs in the small rooms and they did an ok job of keeping the wondering drunks out
our food was WONDERFUL
the main ballroom was great
there were two other weddings downstairs in the small rooms and Read more...
our food was WONDERFUL
the main ballroom was great
there were two other weddings downstairs in the small rooms and they did an ok job of keeping the wondering drunks out Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Courtney
Wedding:
5/7/2011
0.6/5.0
My husband and I recently got married and had our reception at Medina Entertainment Center. We chose this place because they appeared to be willing to work with us and made these great promises. When it came down to it we had nothing but a headache.
The person we worked with was not very professional when we had problems making statements about people they suggested us to work with such as " I dont really have the greatest relationship with this person" and after many problems including issues hotel rooms that were reserved, food tasting choices, and promises of gift opening rooms... the day before the wedding we found out that after months of being told the problems were solved. Not much had been done. I never expected to be so stressed out the day before my wedding because of the venue rather than nerves. The sollution from Medina less than 24hrs before the wedding was for us to take it upon ourselves and help them out with names etc. Nothing got solved and it affected our guest list, accomidations, and was never even really appoligized for. I would not recomend this place unless you want a huge headache. I think its sad because they had good food and they origionally appeared to be so willing to work with you.
My husband and I recently got married and had our reception at Medina Entertainment Center. We chose this place because Read more...
My husband and I recently got married and had our reception at Medina Entertainment Center. We chose this place because they appeared to be willing to work with us and made these great promises. When it came down to it we had nothing but a headache.
The person we worked with was not very professional when we had problems making statements about people they suggested us to work with such as " I dont really have the greatest relationship with this person" and after many problems including issues hotel rooms that were reserved, food tasting choices, and promises of gift opening rooms... the day before the wedding we found out that after months of being told the problems were solved. Not much had been done. I never expected to be so stressed out the day before my wedding because of the venue rather than nerves. The sollution from Medina less than 24hrs before the wedding was for us to take it upon ourselves and help them out with names etc. Nothing got solved and it affected our guest list, accomidations, and was never even really appoligized for. I would not recomend this place unless you want a huge headache. I think its sad because they had good food and they origionally appeared to be so willing to work with you. Read less
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Medina Entertainment Center responded with the following comments:

The person they are referring to no longer works at Medina Entertainment Center. We take all comments very serious and we appreciate all comments and feel horrible that this is the treatment they recieved.

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