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Perfect location for corporate or business events and meetings. So if you are looking for a space that can accommodate your business meetings, social gatherings or even a retirement party. Look no further.

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Amazing food and menu catered by one of Minnesota's top caterers. The food prepared and presented is amazingly delicious. You won't be disappointed with our full catering services offered.

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Minneapolis Event Center and Banquet Facility

Courtyards of Andover (MN) is a premier event center and banquet facility ideal for weddings, expos, banquets, corporate events and more located just outside of Minneapolis, Minnesota. We offer beautiful rooms with built in dance floors and all the amenities you could want. We are committed to catering your event just the way you want by offering fully customizable menus and services. We pride ourselves on our unique approach to quality, service and value.

Catering is provided by Unique Dining Experiences – UDE Catering, a Minnesota caterer founded in 2006 who has built a reputation for providing superior service and delicious food throughout Minneapolis, St. Paul, Twin Cities suburbs and all of Minnesota. We offer completely customizable menus because no two events are the same. We believe each event is unique and we enjoy developing menus and services that match our customers’ desires.

We constantly strive for absolute perfection in everything we do! Contact us and we can begin planning your special event.

 

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What Can Set Your Wedding Apart

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All of your family and friends that are attending your special day have been to a countless number of weddings in their lifetimes. One of the greatest feelings in the world, speaking from experience, is having people remember your wedding weeks, months, and years after the actual day is over. Every time you see extended family or the people you don’t see too often and they make it a point to bring up how fond their memories are of your wedding day means you did everything just right! There are many things you can do to ensure this happens and hopefully your wedding venue and/or caterer and other venues can help you accomplish this as well.

For your venue and caterer a big key is customization in your room setup, décor, and menu your guests are treated to at your event. The last thing you want is to have a cookie cutter wedding, option a. b. or c., that every bride they have ever served has had, especially if it is a popular place for family or common friends to get married and your guests have seen it all before. Your wedding venue should let you help design the room layout, of course providing great tips of what has and has not worked in the past and leading you in the right direction. But you want to make sure the flow of the room fits your vision as well as makes sense for the events of the big day. How important is it to you that guests can get a beverage immediately upon arrival? If it is important, then you know guests will probably arrive with a card or gift and will probably want to put it in the card box or on the gift table right away so they aren’t carrying it around. So, what is conveniently setup right next to the gift table? The bar! Giving your guests immediate access to whatever you may have decided to host for them to get the party started. Some couples want to do a whole processional to the cake table for the cake cutting picture, and possible face smashing of cake, then you want to make sure you have control of the location of that cake table.

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As for the menu from your caterer you want to make sure it offers food you love, it is your wedding day after all. And you want to make sure it is delicious food your guests will remember, you should be offered a tasting to ensure this is the case. A catering company that is willing to customize your menu is key to this. Again, choosing from 3 options that every other couple or catering company has at weddings makes you feel limited and sometime not very special. The 3 offerings may be delicious and if it is something you love, then go for it! But if there is something unique you would love to see, have that conversation with your menu planner. Perhaps a twist on their house mac & cheese, maybe you would love to see an old recipe from Great Grandma that your family is in love with, or maybe you have something in mind that has never been done before at wedding that you have been to. Keep in mind the type of items and customization I am talking about can come with additional charges but it is worth it if your goal is to accomplish a unique and memorable wedding.

There are a few other things you can add into the event to set it apart from the other wedding all your guests have been to. Sometimes the venue or catering company has options for these types of things but this is your opportunity to put your twist on it and make all aspects of the big day fit your theme. For example, perhaps the venue or caterer provides a list of menu items at the beginning of the buffet or a sign on the bar telling guests what is hosted by the couple. These are 2 things you can easily create yourself, make them as big or as little as you want to, and ensure they fit your theme that you have spent so much time creating.

On the same line of thinking, two other great opportunities exist to make all aspects of your wedding stand out. Your guest book and your card box/gift table can be given the attention it deserves to ensure people remember it and in the case of the guest book really getting guests interested and getting a genuine, well thought out note from each and every guest. Think beyond a book with lines for everyone. Get a scrap book of pictures of you and your fiancé with room on every page for guests to sign. If you like to surf, bring in a surfboard for everyone to sign. If duck hunting is something you both love, lay out decoys for people to sign and leave message on. Perhaps you have a favorite painting or work of art or a spare invite you can put a nice border around it and after everyone signs it, get it framed and hang it on your wall to always remind yourselves of all the great messages from all your loved ones on your wedding day.

Lastly, let’s make the memories of the wonderful night last forever! You can easily creat a hashtag (#) or tag for all your guests to use on social media when taking pictures at your wedding and putting up on social media for all to see that night, the next day, and for years to come! Snapchat has geo filters, perhaps your venue creates them for each and every wedding, or you can create your own as well. Encourage everyone to use all these tools as they are on their phones that night by putting all the info on table cards, or a big sign by the guest book or gift table, or have your DJ make an announcement. It can take a while to get all the final photos from your photographer so this is a great way to make sure there are instant memories from your special day and something you can enjoy until all your wedding photos are in hand.

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