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 The Fountain Room, The Exchange and 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 Events

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

Private Dining

Customize our menu to fit your event

Social Events

Reunion, athletic team and Greek events; we will create a fun & safe atmosphere for all groups

Charity Galas & Auctions

Raise the bar while raising funds for a worthy cause

Private Parties

Celebrate your personal milestones with us

Concerts

Give the fans an experience they will remember for years

What others have to say about the Lumber Exchange

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!
My son and his bride just had their wedding here and we could not have asked for a better venue. Between the staff and the welcome they gave us we had a completely uneventful event – everything was perfect. We also had our rehearsal dinner in the garden room and between Dale and Abby everything was perfect. Thank you so much.

Nancy Z. | Mother of the Groom

2016-10-07T02:52:43+00:00

Nancy Z. | Mother of the Groom

My son and his bride just had their wedding here and we could not have asked for a better venue. Between the staff and the welcome they gave us we had a completely uneventful event – everything was perfect. We also had our rehearsal dinner in the garden room and between Dale and Abby everything was perfect. Thank you so much.
The perfect place for a beautiful fairy tale wedding!

Sejla S

2016-10-11T16:50:44+00:00

Sejla S

The perfect place for a beautiful fairy tale wedding!
I had my wedding at the Fountain Room May 16th. Between the amazing space and the staff that literally took care of everything, my day was perfect! Anyone looking for a space that can accommodate a small, or like my wedding, a large group this is the place! The hard lines of the brick and skyway mixed with the soft fountain was amazing! I can't thank Barb and her entire team enough! Absolutely perfect!

Stefanie B

2016-10-11T16:49:44+00:00

Stefanie B

I had my wedding at the Fountain Room May 16th. Between the amazing space and the staff that literally took care of everything, my day was perfect! Anyone looking for a space that can accommodate a small, or like my wedding, a large group this is the place! The hard lines of the brick and skyway mixed with the soft fountain was amazing! I can't thank Barb and her entire team enough! Absolutely perfect!
A little unknown event space operated by The Pourhouse in downtown Minneapolis. Unique and luxurious. Perfect venue for a reception.

Sammy K

2016-10-11T16:50:16+00:00

Sammy K

A little unknown event space operated by The Pourhouse in downtown Minneapolis. Unique and luxurious. Perfect venue for a reception.
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. Fortunately, 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

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

Mark B

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. Fortunately, 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.
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 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

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

Paul Y

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 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.
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!
My husband and I were searching for the PERFECT venue - and we found it at The Fountain Room! The staff was super easy to work with - and knew exactly what to do to make our vision come to life. The venue is beautiful - and we had options for different spaces for our cocktail hour so we could make our day feel exactly how we wanted. Barb and Tom made our day totally stress free. They took care of all of the details - and we walked into a beautiful venue on our day - and they cleaned everything up! We got a million comments on how everyone loved this venue. It was amazing. If you are looking for the perfect downtown venue ---- The Fountain Room is it!

Becca S

2016-10-11T16:47:40+00:00

Becca S

My husband and I were searching for the PERFECT venue - and we found it at The Fountain Room! The staff was super easy to work with - and knew exactly what to do to make our vision come to life. The venue is beautiful - and we had options for different spaces for our cocktail hour so we could make our day feel exactly how we wanted. Barb and Tom made our day totally stress free. They took care of all of the details - and we walked into a beautiful venue on our day - and they cleaned everything up! We got a million comments on how everyone loved this venue. It was amazing. If you are looking for the perfect downtown venue ---- The Fountain Room is it!
We had a wonderful time! Thank you so much! Your staff was very attentive to our requests and very accommodating. Every request we made was quickly fulfilled and I am VERY happy with our experience. We are very excited to work with you and I am sure you will see more of us!

Eden F. | Fabulous Catering

2016-10-07T02:51:26+00:00

Eden F. | Fabulous Catering

We had a wonderful time! Thank you so much! Your staff was very attentive to our requests and very accommodating. Every request we made was quickly fulfilled and I am VERY happy with our experience. We are very excited to work with you and I am sure you will see more of us!
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!

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