• New Venue Spotlight: Harriet Place is a Gathering Space for Events

     
    POSTED November 5, 2019
     

    East Lake Harriet’s newest meeting space offers a homey neighborhood spot for all types of events.

While Minnesota’s 2019 winter season was brutal for many, members of the Harriet Place team were excited to get their space up and running amid the polar vortex.   Harriet Place has cultivated an intimate gathering space for events ranging from business to social events like bridal parties. Throughout the 1,800-square-foot space, the design aesthetic has a modern, colorful vibe that complements the sunlight that pours in. 

Located just east of Lake Harriet, Harriet Place is mindful of its location regarding the aesthetic and the connection to the neighborhood. “Many of our clients have been neighborhood residents who watched the building being renovated,” says Susan Lacek, owner. “As a small, local business, it was important to us to support other local businesses nearby.”  

In the space, Lacek advises events for 10-40 people for business groups and 50-60 for social/mingling events. Harriet Place is equipped with two parking lots, a lounge area, bar, galley kitchen, multipurpose room, Wi-Fi and a Sonos music system.  

Clients have said the best parts of the space are its intimate, homey feel and the fact that they have the entire space to themselves. Additionally, there is no required catering or food/beverage minimum to be met.

In keeping with its intimate neighborhood feel, Lacek says her hopes for the future include continuing to serve Harriet Place’s community. “We are always open to new ideas from friends and neighbors.” 

The time is right; the stage is set. Groups are ready to meet face to face again, and the four-star luxury hotel MGM Grand Detroit is ready to welcome you back.

According to MPI’s report “Spring 2021 Meetings Outlook,” three-quarters of meeting professionals predict a face-to-face event this calendar year. And that definitely rings true for Lisa Williams, executive director of sales for the hotel.

 

Despite an overall crushing year for the hospitality industry in Pennsylvania, some seeds of hope have been planted and are finally sprouting in the form of new hotel openings. These new properties on the horizon have ample meeting and event space up for grabs, all within close proximity of each other. As capacities allowances increase, check out the new real estate for meetings and events at the following hotels.

 

Making the most of Minnesota’s ideal (and ever-fleeting) outdoor event season is a time-honored tradition, but outdoor venues hold a whole new appeal in a post-pandemic landscape. 
Plein air events can offer planners plenty of space to safely distance their guests as well as peace of mind to attendees still wary of in-person gatherings—as well as some much-needed screen-free interaction.