W Minneapolis - The Foshay

821 Marquette Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402 USA
+1 612-215-3700

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Meetings & Events

Business Meetings Remixed in Minneapolis

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

  • 6,761 sq ft

    Total Event Space

  • 342

    Capacity Largest Space

  • 7

    Maximum Breakout Rooms

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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.

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


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.


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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About This Venue

  • 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

Plan an Inspired Event

Attendee Booking Tools

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We can provide you with a unique complimentary Reservation Link that makes it easy for your guests to reserve their rooms.

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  • Embed in a website
  • Personalized with your group name, event dates, hotel, and special rates
  • Displayed in multiple languages on Marriott domains worldwide

Manage Your Event with Ease

Group Lists

If you have a list of your guests, we can make reservations for all of them.

Rooming Lists

We can send you a report showing which of your guests have reserved rooms and when they plan to arrive.

Mobile Check-In

Guests can check in before their stay, receive instant alerts when their room is ready and check out by skipping the front desk.

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Equipment and Services

Meeting Equipment

35 mm projector

AV equipment

CD player

Film projector

LCD Panel

LCD projector


Overhead projector

PA system portable

Polling devices

Stage: installed

Stage: portable


TV production service provider

Video camera

Walkie talkie radios

Meeting Services

AV technician


Copy service






Security guard


Business Equipment



Business Services

Fax service

Messenger service

High-speed Internet access

Meeting rooms: Wired, Wireless


Afternoon Break

Coffee Break

Continental Breakfast


Full Breakfast




Floor Plans

Capacity Chart

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  • Focus Prefunction
  • 60x8x0
  • 480
  • 60
  • Studio 1
  • 19x33x10
  • 627
  • 44
  • 24
  • 20
  • 21
  • 70
  • 40
  • Strategy 2
  • 18x35x10
  • 630
  • 40
  • 18
  • 20
  • 21
  • 70
  • 40
  • Strategy 1
  • 18x36x10
  • 648
  • 18
  • Studio 2
  • 22x33x10
  • 726
  • 50
  • 24
  • 18
  • 21
  • 80
  • 40
  • Studio Prefunction
  • 41x18x0
  • 738
  • 40
  • Focus
  • 35x30x10
  • 1,050
  • 100
  • 36
  • 34
  • 33
  • 116
  • 70
  • Greatroom Prefunction
  • 65x18x0
  • 1,170
  • 150
  • Greatroom 1
  • 37x35x10
  • 1,295
  • 120
  • 48
  • 30
  • 36
  • 140
  • 90
  • Greatroom 2
  • 51x35x10
  • 1,785
  • 200
  • 84
  • 48
  • 48
  • 200
  • 120
  • Greatroom
  • 88x35x10
  • 3,080
  • 290
  • 156
  • 70
  • 72
  • 342
  • 200

Room Set-Up Examples

Setup Example


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.

Setup Example

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.

Setup Example

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.

Setup Example

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.

Setup Example


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.

Setup Example


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.

Setup Example

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.

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