Welcome to the Lumber Exchange Event Center

We are Downtown Minneapolis’ most versatile venue, located at the intersection of Hennepin Avenue and South 5th Street in the dazzling Lumber Exchange Building. Over the past 4 years, we have hosted some of the Twin Cities’ greatest events at the Fountain Room, The Exchange & Alibi Lounge and The Pourhouse. We are now thrilled to launch our newly remodeled event venue.
Our expanded space offers the flexibility to transform spatially and aesthetically to accommodate events of all styles. Our spaces can be seamlessly adapted from a small, romantic wedding reception to a fully branded corporate meeting. No matter the size, budget or occasion, we can turn your dream event into a reality. Our unique group of spaces and services take the stress out of event planning, allowing you to enjoy the experience.
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Take your event to the next level

Our large and multifaceted venues allow us to host many kinds of events and celebrations for groups of all sizes. If you have an idea for an event, we can make it a reality!

Weddings

Beautiful venues for both your ceremony and reception

Bachelor / Bachelorette Parties

Spend a night out with the guys / girls before the big day

Corporate & Non-Profit Events

Your business and cause is our top priority; let us take care of your employees or clients

Private Dining

Customize our menu to fit your event

Social Events & Parties

Birthdays, reunions, greek and athletic socials; leave the party planning to us.

Concerts

Give the fans an experience they will remember for years

What others have to say about the Lumber Exchange

An absolute blast

We had an absolute blast at the party last night. The food was awesome, service was great, band was amazing…great space! Hopefully you will let us come back for another event down the road. We definitely have some food leftover, so we will be having it for lunch!

Cristen C. | New Business Project Coordinator, Clarity Coverdale Fury

2016-10-07T02:52:08+00:00

Cristen C. | New Business Project Coordinator, Clarity Coverdale Fury

We had an absolute blast at the party last night. The food was awesome, service was great, band was amazing…great space! Hopefully you will let us come back for another event down the road. We definitely have some food leftover, so we will be having it for lunch!

Hired to provide sound & DJ entertainment

I was recently hired to provide the sound for the wedding ceremony that was held in the main foyer area of the Lumber Exchange Building. It was absolutely stunning with all of the marble and beautiful staircase. Then I had to provide music during the cocktail hour which was held downstairs in The Exchange & Alibi Lounge. I was able to plug into their system which worked out great. I was also contracted to provide the DJ entertainment for the Wedding Reception (dinner & dance) which was held on the 3rd floor in the Fountain Room. Everything about the area was incredible with so much architecture & decor.

Mark B. | DJ

2016-10-11T16:48:42+00:00

Mark B. | DJ

I was recently hired to provide the sound for the wedding ceremony that was held in the main foyer area of the Lumber Exchange Building. It was absolutely stunning with all of the marble and beautiful staircase. Then I had to provide music during the cocktail hour which was held downstairs in The Exchange & Alibi Lounge. I was able to plug into their system which worked out great. I was also contracted to provide the DJ entertainment for the Wedding Reception (dinner & dance) which was held on the 3rd floor in the Fountain Room. Everything about the area was incredible with so much architecture & decor.

First Class service! A DJ could not ask for more.

They helped me load out the DJ gear at the end of the night by sending an assistant with a big flatbed cart, and even though the incoming traffic from The Pourhouse traffic was in the way, he made way for three trips of gear out onto the street and up to the 4th floor of the parking ramp. First Class service! A DJ could not ask for more.

Paul Y. | DJ

2016-10-11T16:48:09+00:00

Paul Y. | DJ

They helped me load out the DJ gear at the end of the night by sending an assistant with a big flatbed cart, and even though the incoming traffic from The Pourhouse traffic was in the way, he made way for three trips of gear out onto the street and up to the 4th floor of the parking ramp. First Class service! A DJ could not ask for more.

They know what they are doing

The Fountain Room was fantastic! We booked our this venue for our wedding on a Saturday in July, both ceremony and reception. Everyone was wonderful to work with and the service was great. We received many compliments from our wedding party on how nice the Lumber Exchange Event Center staff was. They worked with all of our other vendors to coordinate flowers, lighting, music, etc. so we didn't have to worry about anything. Barb and Tom were very responsive to emails and questions and gave suggestions that I hadn't even thought of. They know what they are doing and they helped everyone stay on schedule and know where they needed to be and when. The space itself was gorgeous and it really came to life with everything set up. Our guests had so many wonderful compliments about the decor and the party overall. I would highly recommend this venue to others either for weddings or large parties.

Liz W. | Bride

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2016-12-15T15:47:14+00:00

Liz W. | Bride

The Fountain Room was fantastic! We booked our this venue for our wedding on a Saturday in July, both ceremony and reception. Everyone was wonderful to work with and the service was great. We received many compliments from our wedding party on how nice the Lumber Exchange Event Center staff was. They worked with all of our other vendors to coordinate flowers, lighting, music, etc. so we didn't have to worry about anything. Barb and Tom were very responsive to emails and questions and gave suggestions that I hadn't even thought of. They know what they are doing and they helped everyone stay on schedule and know where they needed to be and when. The space itself was gorgeous and it really came to life with everything set up. Our guests had so many wonderful compliments about the decor and the party overall. I would highly recommend this venue to others either for weddings or large parties.

I was here as part of a conference

I was here as part of a conference. I and my fellow photography enthusiasts couldn't stop taking photos. A very unique private dining experience. We were there for brunch and they did a great job. Had my first Bloody Mary!

Tantien H

2016-10-11T16:47:13+00:00

Tantien H

I was here as part of a conference. I and my fellow photography enthusiasts couldn't stop taking photos. A very unique private dining experience. We were there for brunch and they did a great job. Had my first Bloody Mary!

Guests loved it!

I got great feedback from the guests–they all enjoyed the food and liked how it was spread out, and we had plenty of space. You were very accommodating and did a great job hosting. Thanks so much!

Jessica G. | Division Director, IT Consulting Services at Robert Half Technology

2016-10-07T02:49:41+00:00

Jessica G. | Division Director, IT Consulting Services at Robert Half Technology

I got great feedback from the guests–they all enjoyed the food and liked how it was spread out, and we had plenty of space. You were very accommodating and did a great job hosting. Thanks so much!

The Lumber Exchange Event Center was superb

As a wedding photographer I've been to 350+ wedding venues in the Midwest, the Lumber Exchange Event Center was superb! The staff were there when you needed them but not hovering, the ambiance was "modern - meets 1890's lumber building" and the food and service was on-pointe.

Lyndsey | Photographer

2017-01-27T09:01:13+00:00

Lyndsey | Photographer

As a wedding photographer I've been to 350+ wedding venues in the Midwest, the Lumber Exchange Event Center was superb! The staff were there when you needed them but not hovering, the ambiance was "modern - meets 1890's lumber building" and the food and service was on-pointe.

Best decision I’ve ever made

Booking my wedding at the Fountain Room was the best decision I've ever made. The venue was decorated BEAUTIFULLY, my guests were so happy, the food turned out excellent, and the staff was on point. I can't thank them enough for their exceptional service. The whole crew was so much fun to get to know throughout the planning process, and they made wedding planning a breeze throughout its entirety. You guys are the best! I would highly recommend choosing one of the rooms at the Lumber Exchange Event Center as your next event space. You won't be disappointed!

Anna | Bride

2017-01-27T09:03:39+00:00

Anna | Bride

Booking my wedding at the Fountain Room was the best decision I've ever made. The venue was decorated BEAUTIFULLY, my guests were so happy, the food turned out excellent, and the staff was on point. I can't thank them enough for their exceptional service. The whole crew was so much fun to get to know throughout the planning process, and they made wedding planning a breeze throughout its entirety. You guys are the best! I would highly recommend choosing one of the rooms at the Lumber Exchange Event Center as your next event space. You won't be disappointed!

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