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Events

Put a new spin on your next meeting or business event at W Minneapolis - The Foshay. Boasting nearly 7,000 square feet of dynamic venue space, we're an inspired choice for corporate gatherings in the city's electrifying downtown district. Host your get-together in one of our state-of-the-art meeting rooms, all of which are equipped with high-speed Wi-Fi access and full audiovisual services. Our team is here to make anything happen with our Whatever/Whenever® service. From figuring the best room configuration to coordinating logistics and snacks for meeting breaks, we can help you plan a productive event that inspires bold ideas, amplifies collaboration and ignites daring innovation.

7

Event Rooms

6761 SQ FT

Total Event Space

342

Capacity Largest Space

7

Breakout Rooms

Start Planning Your Meeting or Event Here

Tell us about your event, then we’ll contact you and plan it together.

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Meetings and Events

Create and innovate in our dynamic meeting rooms and event spaces, conveniently located on one floor

Our 6,700 square feet of light-filled event space includes a chic 3,080 square-foot Greatroom
Inspire your attendees in seven unique meeting rooms, enhanced by stunning pre-function space
Enhance your Minneapolis event with modern audiovisual technology, available in every meeting room
Elevate your meetings with curated event menus, catered by world-renowned Manny’s Steakhouse
Impress your guests with our expert meeting planning and flawless location in downtown Minneapolis
Exceptional Meeting & Event Venues
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Great Room

Ideal Meeting size: 250-340, Get it done in our Great Room, where our expert team will help you make a splash on a grand scale. With limitless technology options, high speed Wi-Fi, and fully adaptable conference equipment your next event will be sure to keep energy flowing.

Meeting room with conference table, mesh-backed chairs and wall-mounted TV

Strategy

Intimate board meetings or breakout spaces have a home here. Filled with natural light and equipped with state-of-the-art audio/visual equipment, allow our space to inspire your next meeting.

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Strategy 2

Versatility is the name of our game. Our meeting space can easily transform from day to night with the help of our expert meeting staff.

Exceptional Service

No task too small, no ask too big. With our signature Whatever/Whenever® service, W Minneapolis is truly an escape from the ordinary. Whatever you want. Whenever you want it. Just ask.

Living Room
Expert Event Specialists

Let our delectably crafted menu options and personal events specialist spark your vision into life.

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Catering Services

Whether you are hosting a small business luncheon or producing a grand gala, our acclaimed catering team from Manny's will deliver fresh cuisine from their famous restaurant.

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Green Meetings

Think an eco-friendly event has to skimp on style? W Minneapolis can make sure your meeting is marvelous and that your wedding is a wonder, all while minimizing the impact you make on the environment.

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Weddings & Occasions

Bring your boldest wedding dreams to life in our elegant reception venues in downtown Minneapolis

Dream weddings don't just happen, they're planned. Marriott Certified Wedding Planners are trained to help. After completing demanding coursework, each Marriott Certified Wedding Planner is qualified to coordinate weddings of all types, including ethnic and military weddings. Relying on experience, training, tradition and old-fashioned intuition, Marriott Certified Wedding Planners can help you determine an overall vision for your wedding and help you execute each detail. That includes setting an event budget; deciding on a menu; arranging table settings; and finding florists, photographers, a band and other entertainment for the big day.
Inspire friends and family in our stunning Greatroom venue, which accommodates 340 for a reception
Elevate your wedding photos with 360-degree views of downtown Minneapolis on our Observation deck
Personalize your wedding reception with custom catering, courtesy of our skilled culinary experts
Ensure a flawless affair with our expert planners and thoughtfully designed wedding packages
Thrill your wedding guests with our impeccable Minneapolis location, in the middle of the action

Elegant Minneapolis Wedding Venues

Own your “I do” moment with a glam wedding reception at W Minneapolis. Our hotel boasts a selection of extraordinary venues and a dreamy location just steps away from downtown Minneapolis' vibrant culture and nightlife. Live it up and enjoy the fresh energy our wedding specialists create, as we design a reception that exceeds your expectations. Take advantage of our custom wedding packages and special room block offers. Then, when you're ready, connect with our wedding team, and let us know what we can do to make your day amazing in downtown Minneapolis.

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Pre-Wedding

Put a marvelously Minneapolis spin on your bachelor(ette) party, rehearsal dinner and other pre-wedding events with unmistakable spaces and local food and drinks. Private space off the Living Room, Extreme WOW Suite and Private Dining space at Manny’s are all available to help you own the moment.

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Post-Wedding

W Minneapolis - The Foshay is an enchanting urban escape for newlyweds in downtown. Lounge in your stylish suite, take a meal by candlelight, pop a bottle of bubbly or go out and explore the local scene.

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Small But Mighty - Micro Weddings

When is comes to weddings, your celebration can be epic with just a few special guests. Intimate but spacious, our signature event space will keep you and your loved ones celebrating in style while safely soaking in every moment.

Meeting Room Dimensions (LxWxH) Area (sq.ft) Theater Schoolroom Conference U-Shape Reception Banquet
Focus 35x30x10 1050 100 36 34 33 116 70
Strategy 2 18x35x10 630 40 18 20 21 70 40
Greatroom 88x35x10 3080 290 156 70 72 342 200
Greatroom 1 37x35x10 1295 120 48 30 36 140 90
Greatroom 2 51x35x10 1785 200 84 48 48 200 120
Studio 1 19x33x10 627 44 24 20 21 70 40
Studio 2 22x33x10 726 50 24 18 21 80 40
Strategy 1 18x36x10 648 0 0 18 0 0 0
Greatroom Prefunction 65x18x- 1170 0 0 0 0 150 0
Studio Prefunction 41x18x- 738 0 0 0 0 40 0
Focus Prefunction 60x8x- 480 0 0 0 0 60 0
Focus
Dimensions (LxWxH)
35x30x10
Area (sq.ft)
1050
Theater
100
Schoolroom
36
Conference
34
U-Shape
33
Reception
116
Banquet
70
Strategy 2
Dimensions (LxWxH)
18x35x10
Area (sq.ft)
630
Theater
40
Schoolroom
18
Conference
20
U-Shape
21
Reception
70
Banquet
40
Greatroom
Dimensions (LxWxH)
88x35x10
Area (sq.ft)
3080
Theater
290
Schoolroom
156
Conference
70
U-Shape
72
Reception
342
Banquet
200
Greatroom 1
Dimensions (LxWxH)
37x35x10
Area (sq.ft)
1295
Theater
120
Schoolroom
48
Conference
30
U-Shape
36
Reception
140
Banquet
90
Greatroom 2
Dimensions (LxWxH)
51x35x10
Area (sq.ft)
1785
Theater
200
Schoolroom
84
Conference
48
U-Shape
48
Reception
200
Banquet
120
Studio 1
Dimensions (LxWxH)
19x33x10
Area (sq.ft)
627
Theater
44
Schoolroom
24
Conference
20
U-Shape
21
Reception
70
Banquet
40
Studio 2
Dimensions (LxWxH)
22x33x10
Area (sq.ft)
726
Theater
50
Schoolroom
24
Conference
18
U-Shape
21
Reception
80
Banquet
40
Strategy 1
Dimensions (LxWxH)
18x36x10
Area (sq.ft)
648
Theater
0
Schoolroom
0
Conference
18
U-Shape
0
Reception
0
Banquet
0
Greatroom Prefunction
Dimensions (LxWxH)
65x18x-
Area (sq.ft)
1170
Theater
0
Schoolroom
0
Conference
0
U-Shape
0
Reception
150
Banquet
0
Studio Prefunction
Dimensions (LxWxH)
41x18x-
Area (sq.ft)
738
Theater
0
Schoolroom
0
Conference
0
U-Shape
0
Reception
40
Banquet
0
Focus Prefunction
Dimensions (LxWxH)
60x8x-
Area (sq.ft)
480
Theater
0
Schoolroom
0
Conference
0
U-Shape
0
Reception
60
Banquet
0
Meeting Room Dimensions (LxWxH) Area (sq.mt) Theater Schoolroom Conference U-Shape Reception Banquet
Focus 10.7x9.1x3 97.5 100 36 34 33 116 70
Strategy 2 5.5x10.7x3 58.5 40 18 20 21 70 40
Greatroom 26.8x10.7x3 286.1 290 156 70 72 342 200
Greatroom 1 11.3x10.7x3 120.3 120 48 30 36 140 90
Greatroom 2 15.5x10.7x3 165.8 200 84 48 48 200 120
Studio 1 5.8x10.1x3 58.2 44 24 20 21 70 40
Studio 2 6.7x10.1x3 67.4 50 24 18 21 80 40
Strategy 1 5.5x11x3 60.2 0 0 18 0 0 0
Greatroom Prefunction 19.8x5.5x- 108.7 0 0 0 0 150 0
Studio Prefunction 12.5x5.5x- 68.6 0 0 0 0 40 0
Focus Prefunction 18.3x2.4x- 44.6 0 0 0 0 60 0
Focus
Dimensions (LxWxH)
10.7x9.1x3
Area (sq.mt)
97.5
Theater
100
Schoolroom
36
Conference
34
U-Shape
33
Reception
116
Banquet
70
Strategy 2
Dimensions (LxWxH)
5.5x10.7x3
Area (sq.mt)
58.5
Theater
40
Schoolroom
18
Conference
20
U-Shape
21
Reception
70
Banquet
40
Greatroom
Dimensions (LxWxH)
26.8x10.7x3
Area (sq.mt)
286.1
Theater
290
Schoolroom
156
Conference
70
U-Shape
72
Reception
342
Banquet
200
Greatroom 1
Dimensions (LxWxH)
11.3x10.7x3
Area (sq.mt)
120.3
Theater
120
Schoolroom
48
Conference
30
U-Shape
36
Reception
140
Banquet
90
Greatroom 2
Dimensions (LxWxH)
15.5x10.7x3
Area (sq.mt)
165.8
Theater
200
Schoolroom
84
Conference
48
U-Shape
48
Reception
200
Banquet
120
Studio 1
Dimensions (LxWxH)
5.8x10.1x3
Area (sq.mt)
58.2
Theater
44
Schoolroom
24
Conference
20
U-Shape
21
Reception
70
Banquet
40
Studio 2
Dimensions (LxWxH)
6.7x10.1x3
Area (sq.mt)
67.4
Theater
50
Schoolroom
24
Conference
18
U-Shape
21
Reception
80
Banquet
40
Strategy 1
Dimensions (LxWxH)
5.5x11x3
Area (sq.mt)
60.2
Theater
0
Schoolroom
0
Conference
18
U-Shape
0
Reception
0
Banquet
0
Greatroom Prefunction
Dimensions (LxWxH)
19.8x5.5x-
Area (sq.mt)
108.7
Theater
0
Schoolroom
0
Conference
0
U-Shape
0
Reception
150
Banquet
0
Studio Prefunction
Dimensions (LxWxH)
12.5x5.5x-
Area (sq.mt)
68.6
Theater
0
Schoolroom
0
Conference
0
U-Shape
0
Reception
40
Banquet
0
Focus Prefunction
Dimensions (LxWxH)
18.3x2.4x-
Area (sq.mt)
44.6
Theater
0
Schoolroom
0
Conference
0
U-Shape
0
Reception
60
Banquet
0
Banquet
Generally used for meals and sessions involving small group discussions. A five foot round table seats eight people comfortably. A six foot round table seats 10 people comfortably.
Conference and Hollow Square
Appropriate for interactive discussions and note-taking sessions for fewer than 25 people. Many hotels have elegant "boardrooms" for 10 to 20 people, equipped with full audiovisual capabilities, a writing board, cork board and a flip chart.
E-Shape, U-Shape and T-Shape
Appropriate for groups of fewer than 40 people. These are best for interaction with a leader seated at the head of the setup. Audiovisual is usually best set up at the open end of the seating.
Theater
Appropriate for large sessions and short lectures that do not require extensive note-taking. This is a convenient setup to use before breaking into discussion or role-playing groups because chairs can be moved.
Reception
Stand-up social function where beverages and light foods are served. Foods may be presented on small buffet tables or passed by servers. May precede a meal function.
Schoolroom or Classroom
The most desirable setup for medium to large-size lectures. Requires a relatively large room. Tables provide attendees with space for spreading out materials and taking notes.
Ovals and Rounds
Generally used for meals and sessions involving small group discussions. A five foot round table seats eight people comfortably. A six foot round table seats 10 people comfortably.
Audio-Visual Equipment
  • 35MM Projector
  • AV Technician
  • Film Projector with Screen
  • LCD Panel
  • LCD Projector
  • Microphone
  • Overhead Projector
  • PA System
  • TV
  • TV Production Service Provider
  • Teleconferencing
  • Video Camera
  • Videoconferencing
  • Walkie Talkies
  • Wireless Internet
Event Services
  • Carpenter
  • Certified Meeting Planner
  • Decorator
  • Electrician
  • Event Lighting
  • Locksmith
  • Message Service
  • Photographer
  • Registration Service
  • Security Guards
Event Equipment & Supplies
  • Blackboards
  • Direction Signs
  • Easels
  • Flip Chart & Markers
  • Installed Stage
  • Lobby Bulletin Board
  • Name Cards
  • Pens / Pencils / Notepad
  • Podium Lectern
  • Polling Devices
  • Portable Stage
  • Spotlights
  • Stack Chairs
  • Tables
Business Services
  • Computers
  • Fax Service
  • Printers
Catering Services
  • Afternoon Break:$20.00 / Person
  • Coffee Break:$20.00 / Person
  • Continental Breakfast:$34.00 / Person
  • Dinner:$100.00 / Person
  • Full Breakfast:$40.00 / Person
  • Lunch:$48.00 / Person
  • Reception:$100.00 / Person
  • F+B stations include protective sneeze guards
  • Meeting space capacities and configurations follow social distancing guidelines
  • Offers single serve F+B options
  • Third-party partners comply with MI cleanliness standards