Sometimes, wedding planning can be overwhelming. With all of the vendors, decisions, and things to keep track of, it’s easy to want a more streamlined process. For that, we say why you should consider an all-inclusive wedding venue. We took a closer look at some in our area that include rooms, catering, and so much more.
WHAT all-inclusive means
Profile Event Center includes two halls, which you would decide between depending on your number of guests. The Diamond Hall and Casablanca Hall seat up to 250 and 400 guests, respectively. There is no hall rental fee, and use of a hall includes complimentary parking, private suites, exclusive patios, tables, chairs, linens, glassware, china, flatware, and five video projectors, high-speed fiber optic internet, as well as a dance floor with hi-tech lights, a 12,000 watt sound system, and chiffon drapery back-lit with intelligent lighting.
But more than just a hall and catering, this all-inclusive wedding venue offers décor and flowers, as well as a DJ and a photo booth. This means if you are to book Profile Event Center, your coordinator is working with a florist and DJ among other vendors that are regularly apart of his or her team. They all work for the event center, and continually provide good service for that venue, week after week. By being part of the same team, your coordinator knows these specialists better than if you are working with many vendors from several different companies.
And like many venues, Profile Event Center also provides a list of preferred vendors in the categories of photography, videography, officiants, live music, stationery, and hair and make-up.
Laura Zimmer, Director of Sales for the Embassy Suites Bloomington tells us at their venue they offer “all-inclusive packaging, which can include ceremony, reception, centerpieces, cake, decorations, and DJ services. We work with 3rd party event services to eliminate the need for reaching out to multiple companies. We like to consider ourselves as a one-stop-shop for your wedding.” And with one contact, their catering manager, as your contact, the process is streamlined.
Senior Venue Sales Consultant Samantha Maroney explains how much her three distinctive properties have to offer, “Between our newest award-winning Bavaria Downs property on 270 private acres, our rooftop and modern chic large capacity venue A’BULAE overlooking the Saints Stadium, and our more intimate Van Dusen Mansion conveniently placed right in Minneapolis, we offer clients their choice of three incredibly unique properties that offer not just a wonderful planning experience, but a simple “All-inclusive” package approach.” Once you have chosen a venue, the sister company, Bellagala, can assist with lining up photographers, DJ’s, and floral designers. “We are with you every step of the process and will even conduct your full ceremony,” states Maroney.
NO HIDDEN FEES
As Event Coordinator Bailey Bivolarov of Profile Event Center told us, it’s easy to meet your minimum, because so many aspects of your wedding planning go towards it, “you may reach our all-inclusive wedding minimum by ordering our plated and buffet meals, hors d’oeuvres, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, wedding cake and desserts, hiring our in-house DJ, using our photo booth, ordering flowers for your wedding ceremony and reception, or using our centerpieces, decorations, chair covers and sashes, chocolate fondue fountain, and more!”
Often times, venues give you a coordinator to help with the wedding planning, but Profile Event Center includes many other services in addition to a coordinator, “we do not charge for setup, cleanup, or security.” We hope this gives you a bit of clarity on why you should consider an all-inclusive venue. Check out venues and their websites to see for yourself what they include and what they don’t so you can make an informed decision on this important aspect of your celebration.