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Venues in Hamel, MN,
(763) 478-6661
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4.8 out of 5
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  • 74 Reviews


    Danielle

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  • Yummy food.....great location. Bartender was a little rude to our guests

    Alyssa Mellgren

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  • WOW! Medina did a wonderful job for our big day. We truly enjoyed every minute of our day because the staff was so wonderful, Missy (the event coordinator) went above and beyond our expectations, and the venue was able to accomodate our guest list of 200. Every detail leading up to our wedding was stress free because of the wonderful job Missy did in our planning meeting. We loved the food, it was all delicious! We had a buffet and all of our guests made it through the line within 20 minutes and all had HOT food! We also had a live band and this venue was phenomenal for a band! The set up was great. Medina offers tons of extras that made the day stress free! Thank you to all the staff at MEC for making our day so perfect!

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    Yahoo! I LOVE reading this to start my day. I am blessed with a truly awesome team and thank you for taking the time to let us know. Best wishes!

    Karla Marie Kulyas

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    5 out of 5
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  • I am so happy that I chose MEC as my reception location. Christine was amazing to work with. She was very responsive and rolled with all the changes or questions that I had. The food was amazing, our guests keep bragging about it.

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    Thanks, Karla! You and Collin had an especially memorable wedding to plan! You were so organized throughout everything, and I am so happy you had a fun night!

    Bethany Sutton

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    5 out of 5
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  • From the outside, this event center doesn't look like much. But TRUST ME! Give it a chance. We had our wedding reception in the grand ballroom and it felt like we were in a dreamy, whimsical garden with the flowing white drapery and lanterns hanging from the ceilings. Truly, this place gave me goosebumps the moment I walked in for set up. The location and the look isn't what sold us though... it was the staff and the food. We were supposed to get married at a different location but had to postpone due to COVID, Medina Entertainment Center took us in with open arms and it could NOT have been more amazing!! One of the event coordinators, Christine, went above and beyond her duties to ensure our wedding, food, drinks, and all of it went off without a hitch. She was extremely communicative throughout the whole process and helped us navigate wedding planning during COVID. She doesn't make you feel rushed and really cares that you and your significant other are well taken care of. As if ... Read more

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    Thanks, Bethany! It was a pleasure, a joy, and so FUN working with you to plan your reception! So happy everything worked out for you and Ross!!

    Jackie Nevotion

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    5 out of 5
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  • We just had our wedding at Medina Entertainment Center Sunday Sept 1st and we couldn’t be more happy with how everything turned out! We received so many compliments on how beautiful the space/decorations were, which we did very little and we were in the Ballroom, how good the food was and how amazing their team was the entire evening. We particularly loved Chuck the security guard. He was on top of things, took extra care of our gift box and added a little humor to the evening which was awesome! We worked with Christine who was amazing from the beginning. She made everything seamless, was always good at answering my questions and understanding when we made changes. It was such a beautiful day/night and we owe a lot of that to everyone at Medina. We would highly recommend having your wedding or any event at Medina you won’t be disappointed! Jackie and Rico Nevotion

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    Thank you, Jackie & Rico! I will extend the compliments to our entire team, and I am so happy to hear you loved the space and had a wonderful wedding! It was awesome working with you!

    Bjorn Helgoe

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    5 out of 5
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  • My wife and I loved working with Medina! Christine is an amazing coordinator and always went the extra mile to help. She was so friendly and professional. The food was incredible as well. Highly recommend.

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    Thank you, Bjorn! I always had such a fun time with you and Sheng, and I will always remember your beautiful reception at the Plymouth Creek Center! It was fabulous! Thank you so much for your review, and hope to see you in Robert's sometime soon. ;)

    Nicole

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    5 out of 5
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  • Medina did an amazing job for our wedding! I would recommend Christine and the whole Medina team over and over again. We had a very large wedding in the ballroom with over 250 guests and everything was great. The planning part was so easy with Christine's help. During the reception people got through the buffet line quickly and everything tasted excellent. The staff was very kind and helpful through out the night including the security guard who helped us pack up at the end of the night. Great venue!

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    Thanks so much, Nicole! I really enjoyed working with you! The Ballroom was so fun, unique, and beautiful! Congrats to you and Ryan, and so happy you enjoyed your Medina experience!

    Andrea Kjellberg

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    5 out of 5
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  • My husband and I wanted a venue that could accommodate a ceremony and reception in the same building. We wanted both events to be indoors due to unpredictable MN weather, and a hotel next door for our out of town guests and for those who wanted to stay all night and not have to worry about driving home. After looking at two other venues before Medina Entertainment Center, we needed to look no further. The venue is beautiful, and the catering coordinators (Missy and Christine) are AMAZING at what they do!! They were super friendly, patient, and helped my husband and I every step of the way; and the other catering staff worked like a well oiled machine the day of our wedding too. If we were to do our big day over again, I would still pick the Medina Entertainment Center to be our venue!

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    Hooray!!! We are so happy for you and are so pleased to hear you enjoyed the day. Cherish the memories!!!

    Brenda Knowles

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    5 out of 5
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  • We want to say how thrilled we were with Medina Entertainment Center! The food was fabulous! Many guests said it was the best wedding food they've ever had. It was spectacular! The Images room fit our party perfectly. The service and bar tending were top notch. It was a breeze working with you Missy. No hiccups. Everything was clear and timely. We will definitely recommend MEC to our friends and family.

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    Thanks so much! My team is just the best and I am so happy you and the guests enjoyed the night! PS. Great new profile picture:)

    Elise

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    5 out of 5
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  • Medina was so wonderful to work with for catering for our wedding. They were great from the very beginning and were very prompt with answering questions that had come up in the planning process. Missy was fabulous and was so helpful and really made everything go so smoothly on the big day! The day of the wedding was perfect, from the set up to the food, to the staff that helped serve at our wedding. Our guests continue to comment on how delicious the food was and that they have never had as good of food at a wedding before. I would highly recommend Medina for catering and am very happy we used them for our wedding.

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    I know you are giving us all the credit here but you both were so organized and so relaxed which is the perfect way to experience you wedding day!

    Carrie

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    5 out of 5
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  • Christine was so professional and helpful! The wedding guests are still talking about the food a month later! I would highly recommend this venue! Great value and a beautiful area for a reception and dance!

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    Thank you, Carrie! I will extend your compliments to the Chef, and it is great to hear your guests liked the food! The Ballroom was so beautiful! Hope to see you around for a concert or in Robert's soon!

    Amelia

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    5 out of 5
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  • Christine was our coordinator and she went above and beyond in every way to help us plan our big day! She responded to all of our questions so quickly and had ideas of what would work and what wouldn't. One of the biggest reasons we went with Medina is because the price you pay for the entire night is so reasonable for what you get. The food was sooo good (we recommend the kona crusted short ribs)!! People are still talking about the food a month later. They take care of so many things that hiring other companies for rentals wasn't needed. Our dj was even included since we went with their preferred company. We also rented bowling lanes during our cocktail hour and our guests loved it. We cannot say enough wonderful things about Christine and Medina! Thank you, Christine for making our day amazing!

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    Amy, you are Mark were so fun and wonderful to work with as well! Thank you also for the opportunity to take some great photos to add to my photo book! They've been a hit! I will let our Chef know you loved our food; it is amazing! Thank you and congrats one more time!

    Laura Thielen

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    5 out of 5
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  • The planning process could not have been easier and the reception was perfection! Christine was wonderful to work with - easy to get ahold of, super flexible to our many changes, and made it a truly positive experience. We were in the Images room with approximately 85 guests and it was the perfect size. Food was incredible and many guests said it was the best meal they have had at a wedding. The bartender was awesome as well, and the kitchen staff was very quick at getting salads, main course, and cake out to guests. Great value with transparent pricing - would highly recommend!

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    Laura, thanks so much for your review, and so happy to hear you were pleased with your Medina experience! We will let Todd know you enjoy his bartending skills! We have great staff and the best Chef! Congrats again to you and Rob - happy holidays!

    Annie Haffner

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    4.8 out of 5
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  • We had our wedding here this weekend in the grand ballroom on 8/31 and all I can say is WOW. It was absolutely magical. The space is incredible even without any decoration, but once we added the finishing touches it exceeded my expectations. The food was amazing and well priced for the quantity we needed. We worked with Missy Miller; she made it so easy to plan out our day and helped everything run smoothly. The bar was wonderful with great drinks and great service. I will recommend this place to anyone and everyone. We’ve been here for live music, Friday night dinners, and bowling and it’s always fantastic and the staff are extremely friendly. We will definitely attach some pictures once we get some back from our photographer! It was the best experience ever!!! Thank you all so much!

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    Yay!!!! I love reading this and you made everything so easy as well! You both looked stunning and you had a fun group of people to celebrate with:)

    Erin

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    4.4 out of 5
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  • I absolutely had a blast at my reception and everyone commented on how much fun they had as well. My only complaint I guess would be the pricing on some of the items seemed a little steep, but otherwise, the food was absolutely delicious, and the room size was perfect for us. We didn't have to do much decorating because the ceiling was already draped with twinkling lights and toole. It was beautiful. I would recommend this location for a wedding reception to anyone who is looking for someplace with a lot to do and excellent food, not to mention hotels close by. It's a great central location without being in the city. Definitely would go there again.... ~Erin & Bryan Breen
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