Lowertown Event Center

The Lowertown Event Center on Mears Park is the Twin Cities’ newest wedding venue. With exposed wood beam ceilings & steel supports and gorgeous limestone brick walls, we have spared no detail bringing this historic space back to its original glory. The Lowertown Event Center also features an attached ceremony suite with 2 private client rooms and a large lounge area under brick archways. The 7,000 square foot reception venue can accommodate 250 seated and the 2,700 square foot ceremony suite seats up to 175.






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13 thoughts on “Lowertown Event Center

  • Sarah

    18, June,2014 5 years ago

    If you want YOUR wedding.... Don't have it here

    Owner/ operator was demanding, unorganized, wishy-washy, changed things from the contract , mocked other clients/weddings, had poor security (guests coats were stolen), allowed people to tour the location while we were setting up and many more poor experiences that made me never want to recommend this location to anyone. _x000D_
    Expensive- you are better off going to another location in lowertown such as A’bule or 413!

  • Jeri

    25, September,2014 5 years ago

    Truly Magical !

    I can’t begin to thank Charice and the Lowertown Event Center enough for making my day just perfect. The space is absolutely beautiful and Charice (the on-site coordinator) was a delight to work with. I’m still beaming about it! I had looked at other spaces but they just didn’t seem quite right. I was so happy when I found this one and it really was the perfect place! Again, thank you, Charice, for putting up with all my questions and concerns and being there throughout as you made it all so perfect.! 5 stars to you!

  • Sheila

    26, September,2014 5 years ago

    Beautiful venue, excellent service!

    My husband Paul and I got married at Lowertown Event Center on August 22nd and we fell in love with the venue (and the owner, Charice) immediately! It’s meticulously designed with a unique blend of rustic stone and barnwood walls. We were impressed with all of the unique furnishings and REALLY satisfied with our experiences with Charice. She was able to provide us with very helpful guidance when we had questions about the multitude of details that go into planning a wedding. This being the first time we have ever done this we were clueless about many different aspects of the planning process and had a TON of questions! She was very knowledgeable, helpful and FUN to work with! We would definitely recommend them to our friends and family!

  • Alyssa

    03, October,2014 5 years ago

    Not as it seems

    When we first saw this site, my fiancé and I fell in love with it. The owner was very friendly and told us that she was open to caterer suggestions to ensure her brides got food they liked at a price that fit their budget.

    However, after booking our date, our experience started to go downhill. For example, changes were made to our contract and our previously approved vendor suddenly wasn’t approved at all. Our caterer was put through the ringer and basically told that he wouldn’t be able to do our wedding, but when questioned by us, the owners story changed.

    We no longer felt as though we could trust the owner to stay true to her word and contract and didn’t want to risk our wedding being a stressful, combative event. We ended up parting ways and moving over to 413 on Wacouta.

    LEC is beautiful, but if you want any type of say or control of what your wedding experience will be and entail, id suggest you reconsider this venue

  • Customer

    16, March,2015 5 years ago

    Customer Review


    Thank you so much for being part of our wedding day!
    We just love your venue – and so did our guests! We got so many comments about the space. Its Gorgeous!
    Thanks for doing so much to accommodate our ideas to make our night our own. We loved working with you – and love that you hopped on the Photo Booth too!
    You’re so FUN!

    Thanks again,

    Amy & Darrell

  • Customer

    16, March,2015 5 years ago


    Charice & Ally,

    Thank you so much for making our dreams come true at the Lowertown Event Center. It was such a beautiful and perfect day, we could not have asked for more. Thank you both for all of your help and support, we could not have done it without you!


    Kristi & Ben

  • Becky

    11, May,2015 5 years ago

    Customer Review

    Hi Charice-
    I just want to tell you how much we enjoyed the venue for the Parsons/Carlson Wedding on 02/15/15. The guests have given rave reviews of the space and decor, and we were very pleased with your services. We will give high recommendations Lowertown Event Center.

    Thanks for an enjoyable evening!

  • Colleen

    11, May,2015 5 years ago

    Customer Review

    Hello Charice,

    Thank you so much ! Everything went great on Sat, It was everything I had wished for and more!. But I’m back to work on Monday so no downtime or honeymoon for awhile..run run run with kids still in school…lol

    Thanks again,


  • April

    14, May,2015 5 years ago

    Customer Review

    Hi Charice,

    I just wanted to say thank you so much for helping our day go so smoothly. We loved having our reception at Lowertown, you have done a fantastic job making it homey, warm, elegant and impressive!

    Thanks again – all the best to you!

  • Customer

    24, June,2015 4 years ago

    Customer Review

    Second times a charm! We got married at LEC and the venue is absolutely gorgeous. Elegant yet eclectic. Having the maturity and wisdom as I entered into my second marriage, I did not enter the planning of my wedding blind. I had this! I was determined to create the perfect wedding I never had the first time around. It happened, but not without Charice. Apparently weddings are stressful no matter what age. Who knew? Charice worked with us on making our ideas a reality. I would not have been able to do this without her, instead of adding to the stress of planning she made the whole process fun with amazing attention to detail. Our big day was absolutely perfect!

  • Customer

    24, June,2015 4 years ago

    Customer Review

    I attended a wedding at the Lowertown Event Center. The space was rustic and raw, beautiful limestone and reclaimed barn wood throughout. The on-site manager did a great job keeping everything on track. I think her name was Charice, very personable and freindly. Since I work also in the industry, I am very criticle and this place deserves 5 stars!!

  • Laurie

    06, April,2016 4 years ago

    Absolute Perfection

    Truly – words cannot describe. The second we walked into Lowertown Event Center – we knew we had found our venue. Beautiful is an understatement. Many of our guests told us it was the most beautiful wedding venue they had ever been to. It is unique, romantic, cozy and honestly – enchanting. Charice, the owner, totally my kind of gal. She was a straight shooter, knowledgeable, helped me ask questions I didn’t even know I had, accommodating, responsive, and overall seemed to genuinely care about my wedding day and making sure it went off seamlessly.

  • Aly

    05, July,2017 2 years ago


    Wow! I cannot imagine the wedding of my dreams anywhere else. First of all, if you’re like me and you know NOTHING about weddings, get ready to meet your new best friend – the coordinator Charice. She will talk you through EVERYTHING, and when you send her a long email with 30 questions she will get back to you very quickly and answer every single one. I was so impressed with the communication, and each and every staff member that Charice had on board from the security guard to the bar tenders. They all acted professionally, kept the mood upbeat, and made sure to take care of all of our guests! Charice and her staff coordinated our vendors, so I barely had to lift a finger all night! The biggest perk to this venue is how beautiful it is, I barely had to bring in anything in – which makes the end of the night much easier! The venue really stands on its own! We had our ceremony in the ceremony area and it was beyond perfect, such an intimate area and the wood wall is so lovely in pictures. I would recommend this venue to ANYONE, and the price was a real value for all the support/assistance we got. Thank you to Charice and her wonderful staff for helping to make our wedding even better than we could have dreamed!


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