Marriott Minneapolis West
$70/person was the cheapest I could get. Their menus start out rather high so I asked them to take a look to see if they could get it cheaper for me. It took them over a week to get back to me (and 2 more of my phone calls later) I received the updated "offer" by email. They followed up the next morning to ensure I received the email and to see if there was anything they could answer. I told them that I had specifically said that i wanted a 5 hour bar but from what I could see the way they cut my package was by cutting the bar from 4 hours to 1.5 hours and cutting out the wine service. Exactly the opposite of what I was hoping! When I spoke with them, I let them know and they weren't able to help anymore. They were very kind and it seems they tried to be helpful, but were not. I have been to a wedding there before and it was beautiful. I have heard great things about them but was not impressed with their skills on developing a package to fit my personal budget (which is not the lowest budget ever!)
I experienced several staff changes in the planning of my wedding, which made it very frustrating to “re-inform” the new staff of what was happening with my wedding. There was some misunderstanding about use of a room for the morning after and what the charges would be, and that was frustrating. But they were accommodating otherwise, as far as bar set up, instructions, and working with all my vendors. They put on all my satin chair covers & sashes for me, as well as table linens I had rented.
Many of my guests also lodged at the hotel. Everyone was able to get rooms and a small discounted rate. Our wedding night room was nice, I would have liked a nicer room or a suite for what we paid them overall for the wedding.