By Abbie Burgess
It’s exciting when the city adds a new event venue. FIVE Event Center isn’t new, exactly, but it is completely remodeled as of January 2016 and now open for weddings and events. The uptown Minneapolis event center hosted my junior year sorority spring formal, so I was excited to see what changes had been made since.
FIVE Event Center’s name hails from the building itself, built in the late 1800s as the home of Minneapolis’ fifth police precinct. The venue first opened a decade ago as a restaurant, then re-branded as an event space. Since coming under new ownership in 2015, FIVE Event Center is now a fully remodeled and expanded venue.
The event space’s renovations are projected to better serve the needs of its clientele searching for a modern, chic event space. Kelsey Knudson, the venue’s event coordinator, is most excited about the expanded capacity for 225 guests and the new neutral color palette that will allow clients to bring their own aesthetic vision to life at FIVE.
FIVE Event Center Renovations
The lower level features a bar area, coat room and bathrooms. A curving stone staircase carries guests up to the modern and spacious upper floor. The fixtures have been updated to include both modern globe lighting and more traditional, elegant chandeliers. An open floor plan replaces its former booth-style seating, with plenty of room to accommodate a dance floor and a second bar.
FIVE Event Center Open House
Knudson says there is some booking availability left in 2016.
Interested in taking a peek at FIVE’s new look yourself? An open house happens March 24.
FIVE is located at 2917 Bryant Ave. S. in Minneapolis.
Abbie Burgess is a Twin Cities freelance writer and lifestyle blogger at ThePinkPaperdoll.com.