• Minnesota M+E Best of 2019 Finalists

    POSTED February 13, 2019

Congratulations to the finalists for Minnesota Meetings + Events Best of 2019 readers' choice awards. We look forward to celebrating with each of you at the awards celebration on Thursday, April 24 at The Lumber Exchange, where the winners and 2019 Hall of Fame inductees will be announced.

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Best Audio-Visual Provider

Allied Productions & Sales  
AV For You   

Best Boats/Cruises/Charters

Al and Alma's Supper Club and Charter Cruises    
St. Croix River Cruises                                       
Stillwater River Boats    

Best Brewery/Distillery/Winery with Event Space

Indeed Brewing Company
Surly Brewing Company
Winehaven Winery and Vineyard           

Best Casino

Canterbury Park and Event Center
Mystic Lake Casino Hotel   
Treasure Island Resort & Casino     

Best Catering Company

Chowgirls Killer Catering
CRAVE Catering & Events   
D'Amico Catering                    

Best Convention/Conference Center

Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (DECC)
Minneapolis Convention Center    
Saint Paul RiverCentre    

Best Convention & Visitors Bureau (in Town/Area Less than 25,000 in Population)

Discover Stillwater
Red Wing Visitors & Convention Bureau     
Visit Fergus Falls                    

Best Convention & Visitors Bureau (in Town/Area 25,000-80,000 in Population)

St. Cloud Area Convention and Visitors Bureau         
Visit Lakeville
Visit Mankato 

Best Convention & Visitors Bureau (in Town/Area More than 80,000 in Population)

Explore Brainerd Lakes   
Meet Minneapolis
Visit Saint Paul 

Best Entertainment (Performer or Talent Agency)

Acme Comedy Co.
Adagio Djay Entertainment   
Brave New Workshop  

Best Event Décor Provider

Bungalow 6 Design + Events
Event Lab
Girl Friday                                            

Best Event Rental Provider

Après Event Décor & Tent Rental
Ultimate Events                            

Best Florist

Bachman's Special Events 
Indulge & Bloom
Sadie’s Couture Floral   

Best Golf Venue

Golden Valley Country Club  
Grand View Lodge              
Madden's on Gull Lake 

Best Historic or Cultural Venue

James J. Hill House         
Landmark Center                                                                   
Mill City Museum

Best Hotel with Meeting/Event Space (300 or More Guest Rooms)

Hilton Minneapolis    
JW Marriott Minneapolis Mall of America
Radisson Blu Mall of America  

Best Hotel with Meeting/Event Space (Less than 300 Guest Rooms)

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel St. Paul Downtown         
Hotel Ivy, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Minneapolis
The Saint Paul Hotel            

Best Livestreaming/Webcasting Service

EideCom Inc.              
Heroic Productions   
Mediapolis, LLC                              

Best Meeting/Event Venue (No Hotel)

Machine Shop                    
Muse Event Center  

Best New Venue (Sept. 2017-18)

The Armory     
The Hutton House              
Mystic Lake Center    

Best Photography

Coppersmith Photography                       
Graddy Photography
lauren b. photography  

Best Planning Company
Do Good Events 
Event Lab                           

Best Resort/Lodge
Bluefin Bay Family of Resorts
Grand View Lodge      
Madden's on Gull Lake        

Best Restaurant with Private Dining Space

112 Eatery                            
The Bachelor Farmer        
CRAVE American Kitchen & Sushi Bar (The Shops at West End)

Best Speaker/Presenter

Élan Speakers Agency   
National Speakers Association – Minnesota  

Best Sports Venue 

Target Field              
U.S. Bank Stadium
Xcel Energy Center  

Best Team-Building Activity/Organizer

Escape MSP  
Kerfoot Canopy Tour  

Best Transportation Provider

Lorenz Bus Service               
Premier Transportation                
Renee's Limousines

Have you let your favorite vendor, event planner or venue know how much you appreciate them by voting for them in Northwest Meetings + Events Best of  2019 readers’ choice awards? No? Well, what are you waiting for? Show them some well-deserved love!


The annual Best of Awards are designed to honor the cream of the crop in the regional meetings and events industry. The awards are a celebration of the hard work and above-and-beyond service of suppliers who help planners be at the top of their game.

Voting closes June 21 so make sure to vote today!


We salute seven Colorado meetings and events industry pros for their expertise, enthusiasm and involvement.