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The Carlson Towers Rotunda & Amphitheatre

Minnetonka , MN

LOCATION

701 Carlson Parkway
Minnetonka, MN 55305 US (map)

PHONE

763-212-1448

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Elegant. Modern. Electric.

A breathtaking site, The Carlson Towers is the epitome of "distinctive elegance." The two-level venue features a cathedral ceiling, marble floors,... Read more
Elegant. Modern. Electric.

A breathtaking site, The Carlson Towers is the epitome of "distinctive elegance." The two-level venue features a cathedral ceiling, marble floors, majestic fountain and a spectacular outdoor Amphitheatre. Menus by Bon Appétit are known for made-from-scratch catering using local ingredients and sustainable practices. After visiting The Carlson Towers, you will not experience anything like it again.

For more information please contact Dawn or Jenna at carlsonevents@carlson.com or 763.212.1448. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
50
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
1
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Historic, Mansion
Describe the style of your venue
Modern, Classic, Garden
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
330
What event services do you offer?
Cake, Catering / Bar, Event Planning, Event Rentals, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors OK
What catering services do you offer?
Outside Cake OK
What event items are available?
Chairs, Tables
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Wheelchair Access

REVIEWS

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Ally
Wedding:
9/26/2015
5.0/5.0
Carlson Towers is literally one of THE most breathtaking wedding venues in Minnesota. We were so blessed to have a storybook wedding there. It honestly felt like a wedding made for royalty. Unbelievable.

The staff was incredible. Dawn, Jenna and Bev made our experience utterly amazing. They made all of us feel so special and helped make our day remarkable! The attention they paid to detail and how they followed through with every request, was amazing. The experience truly was everything I had been dreaming about when I met my husband. I wanted a perfect wedding, with a perfect venue, to the perfect person. Thank you Carlson for helping make that dream a reality!
Carlson Towers is literally one of THE most breathtaking wedding venues in Minnesota. We were so blessed to have a Read more...
Carlson Towers is literally one of THE most breathtaking wedding venues in Minnesota. We were so blessed to have a storybook wedding there. It honestly felt like a wedding made for royalty. Unbelievable.

The staff was incredible. Dawn, Jenna and Bev made our experience utterly amazing. They made all of us feel so special and helped make our day remarkable! The attention they paid to detail and how they followed through with every request, was amazing. The experience truly was everything I had been dreaming about when I met my husband. I wanted a perfect wedding, with a perfect venue, to the perfect person. Thank you Carlson for helping make that dream a reality! Read less
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Krista
Wedding:
5/22/2015
5.0/5.0
Absolutely LOVED having our wedding at the Carlson Towers. We couldn't have asked for a better venue. Not only was it gorgeous in every way possible, the wedding planners were fantastic to work with!
Absolutely LOVED having our wedding at the Carlson Towers. We couldn't have asked for a better venue. Not only was it Read more...
Absolutely LOVED having our wedding at the Carlson Towers. We couldn't have asked for a better venue. Not only was it gorgeous in every way possible, the wedding planners were fantastic to work with! Read less
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The Carlson Towers Rotunda & Amphitheatre responded with the following comments:

Thank you Krista. We loved working with you and your mom! Many blessings from all of us here at The Rotunda & Amphitheatre!
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Jade
Wedding:
1/3/2015
5.0/5.0
Couldn't have imagined a more beautiful wedding location! The staff was wonderful and so helpful throughout the whole night!

Thank you!!
Couldn't have imagined a more beautiful wedding location! The staff was wonderful and so helpful throughout the whole Read more...
Couldn't have imagined a more beautiful wedding location! The staff was wonderful and so helpful throughout the whole night!

Thank you!! Read less
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Allen
Wedding:
11/1/2014
5.0/5.0
Carlson Towers was a great venue to work with and have our wedding at. We had our ceremony upstairs above the rotunda and our reception downstairs in the rotunda. They were very accommodating, organized, prompt with their responses and very helpful in the planning process. We wanted everything to go to plan and Carlson made sure we knew what was going to happen at each exact moment. Thank you so much Kirsten and Dawn!
Carlson Towers was a great venue to work with and have our wedding at. We had our ceremony upstairs above the rotunda and Read more...
Carlson Towers was a great venue to work with and have our wedding at. We had our ceremony upstairs above the rotunda and our reception downstairs in the rotunda. They were very accommodating, organized, prompt with their responses and very helpful in the planning process. We wanted everything to go to plan and Carlson made sure we knew what was going to happen at each exact moment. Thank you so much Kirsten and Dawn! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
The Carlson Towers Rotunda and Amphitheatre made my dream wedding come true.. even better than I could have ever imagined my wedding day to be! It was perfect. Kirsten and Dawn made the planning part of the wedding so much fun, and were so prompt with answering any questions that I had. They made my entire event run smoothly from the ceremony through the end of the reception. They had every detail planned and timed out so perfectly, and I'm so grateful that Kirsten made my event run ever so perfectly... it was so much I didn't have to deal with and worry about on my wedding day! Everyone loved the venue and were so amazed by everything. Thank you to Kirsten and Dawn!!!!!!
The Carlson Towers Rotunda and Amphitheatre made my dream wedding come true.. even better than I could have ever imagined Read more...
The Carlson Towers Rotunda and Amphitheatre made my dream wedding come true.. even better than I could have ever imagined my wedding day to be! It was perfect. Kirsten and Dawn made the planning part of the wedding so much fun, and were so prompt with answering any questions that I had. They made my entire event run smoothly from the ceremony through the end of the reception. They had every detail planned and timed out so perfectly, and I'm so grateful that Kirsten made my event run ever so perfectly... it was so much I didn't have to deal with and worry about on my wedding day! Everyone loved the venue and were so amazed by everything. Thank you to Kirsten and Dawn!!!!!! Read less
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Jamie
Wedding:
10/4/2013
5.0/5.0
Our ceremony and reception were at The Carlson Towers. Everything was absolutely amazing! The staff was so incredible and the venue looked absolutely gorgeous!!! The food was also delicious! My wedding was as close to perfect as it could have possibly been thanks in large part to the wonderful staff at The Carlson Towers. Thank you so much!!!
Our ceremony and reception were at The Carlson Towers. Everything was absolutely amazing! The staff was so incredible and Read more...
Our ceremony and reception were at The Carlson Towers. Everything was absolutely amazing! The staff was so incredible and the venue looked absolutely gorgeous!!! The food was also delicious! My wedding was as close to perfect as it could have possibly been thanks in large part to the wonderful staff at The Carlson Towers. Thank you so much!!! Read less
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Abby
Wedding:
8/10/2013
5.0/5.0
Highly recommend them. They were wonderful from the start. Beautiful rotunda with high ceilings and windows. Staff we're extremely flexible and on top of everything down to every detail. They made the day run so smoothly!
Highly recommend them. They were wonderful from the start. Beautiful rotunda with high ceilings and windows. Staff we're Read more...
Highly recommend them. They were wonderful from the start. Beautiful rotunda with high ceilings and windows. Staff we're extremely flexible and on top of everything down to every detail. They made the day run so smoothly! Read less
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Tam
Wedding:
7/27/2013
4.8/5.0
Amazing place! Staff were courteous and detail oriented. Customer service was definitely something they value highly. The place is just so beautiful in my opinion and I looked at several places prior to booking in MN. The food is quite good if you order the right entree. I ordered lamb and lobster and that was quite well done!
Amazing place! Staff were courteous and detail oriented. Customer service was definitely something they value highly. The Read more...
Amazing place! Staff were courteous and detail oriented. Customer service was definitely something they value highly. The place is just so beautiful in my opinion and I looked at several places prior to booking in MN. The food is quite good if you order the right entree. I ordered lamb and lobster and that was quite well done! Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
6/14/2013
5.0/5.0
The team at Carlson were wonderful! They clearly had everything organized and have 'seen it all'. They helped to ensure my husband and I saw little to no 'wedding drama'. The food and atmosphere were the talk of our guests.
The team at Carlson were wonderful! They clearly had everything organized and have 'seen it all'. They helped to ensure my Read more...
The team at Carlson were wonderful! They clearly had everything organized and have 'seen it all'. They helped to ensure my husband and I saw little to no 'wedding drama'. The food and atmosphere were the talk of our guests. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
2.1/5.0
The good news is that we still ended up married at the end of the day... For starters, the guys all changed in the cafe (as instructed to do so by the "coordinator", Bev). Afterward, the bridal party was changing in the same room, and some man kept going in and out of his office that was right where we were. Bev said there was nothing she could do about it.
We paid over $400 for a champagne toast at the end of our ceremony, which had to occur twice b/c there was still an entire row that hadn't received their glasses. Bev was asking guests where we were in the ceremony, rather than following along in the program. The servers were standing in our way as we were doing the rose ceremony for our mothers, b/c they were passing the champagne too late.
Our dinner was cold and not half as good as the tasting. It also took about 20 min between courses. So instead of taking 50 minutes total for dinner as planned, it took over 90, resulting in a lot of people leaving early in the dance. At one table, a server took away the basket of rolls before dinner was over. When a guest said she would like another one, he told her that each guest was only allowed one, and proceeded to take the basket away.
The bar never got bigger inside as we were told it would. My husband had to ask Bev to, at least, bring in the second bartender so there wasn't a line at the bar anymore. When you have 200 guests, one bartender just will not cut it, which is why we paid for two.
We paid almost $21,000 to this vendor and expected everything to be effortless and flawless for our big day but they just did not meet our expectations, though, it is a beautiful venue.
Some time after the wedding, someone from Bon Apetit who was in charge of our big day, was talking disrespectfully about my husband and I, and our wedding day, while at a fitness club. I could not have been more appalled to hear this. It has been over three months since our wedding and we have yet to get any type of compensation from them.
The good news is that we still ended up married at the end of the day... For starters, the guys all changed in the cafe Read more...
The good news is that we still ended up married at the end of the day... For starters, the guys all changed in the cafe (as instructed to do so by the "coordinator", Bev). Afterward, the bridal party was changing in the same room, and some man kept going in and out of his office that was right where we were. Bev said there was nothing she could do about it.
We paid over $400 for a champagne toast at the end of our ceremony, which had to occur twice b/c there was still an entire row that hadn't received their glasses. Bev was asking guests where we were in the ceremony, rather than following along in the program. The servers were standing in our way as we were doing the rose ceremony for our mothers, b/c they were passing the champagne too late.
Our dinner was cold and not half as good as the tasting. It also took about 20 min between courses. So instead of taking 50 minutes total for dinner as planned, it took over 90, resulting in a lot of people leaving early in the dance. At one table, a server took away the basket of rolls before dinner was over. When a guest said she would like another one, he told her that each guest was only allowed one, and proceeded to take the basket away.
The bar never got bigger inside as we were told it would. My husband had to ask Bev to, at least, bring in the second bartender so there wasn't a line at the bar anymore. When you have 200 guests, one bartender just will not cut it, which is why we paid for two.
We paid almost $21,000 to this vendor and expected everything to be effortless and flawless for our big day but they just did not meet our expectations, though, it is a beautiful venue.
Some time after the wedding, someone from Bon Apetit who was in charge of our big day, was talking disrespectfully about my husband and I, and our wedding day, while at a fitness club. I could not have been more appalled to hear this. It has been over three months since our wedding and we have yet to get any type of compensation from them. Read less
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