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Braham Event Center Wedding Blog - 5 Questions to ask your venue

All venue coordinators have favorite vendors that they like to work with. And chances are, those favorite vendors are familiar with the space and know what works best in terms of lighting and other logistics. You may have your preferred vendors and that’s great. At the Braham Event Center, I love getting to work with new wedding pros that I have yet to meet, but if couples ask for suggestions, I am always ready with the vendors that I know can make things a breeze, and that consistently deliver a great experience for couples at our venue. For a list of my favorite vendors, see below!

 

DJs:

Below are the favorites of the couples that we have worked with, and both have fair pricing, are good at getting guests on the dance floor, and work well with couples to compile a playlist for the night. Give them a call!

Absolute Entertainment Minnesota - Kaleb McEwen, (612) 216-5937

 

Photographers:

You can't go wrong with these amazing photographers! Hand picked from our previous wedding couples...

Desiree Anderson Photography

Megan Kylee Photography

Amy Gregg Photography 

Morgan Elizabeth Photography

 

Videographer:

Britt is a Minnesota native, returning to the Twin Cities area from South Dakota. He (yes, Britt is a guy!) has plenty of experience with wedding videography. Check out his website and reviews!

Britt Nelson Video - Britt, (507) 308-4900

 

Bridal Gown Shop:

Katie has a beautiful shop right in Braham! You can’t get more local than that. Visit her site for beautiful images and to set up an appointment.

Braham Bridal Emporium - Katie, (320) 358-0701

 

Floral:

Connie’s Braham Country Floral has been a long time gem in Braham. You name it, she can do it, and she takes care of everything!

Braham Country Floral - Connie, (320) 396-2188

 

Hair:

Another local Braham option, and it’s Katie again! In addition to her Bridal Emporium shop, Katie runs Salon 311, and specializes in hair for bridal parties. Visit her page and you will be impressed! Book her now so you can get your date on her busy calendar.

Salon 311 - Katie, (320) 396-2934

 

Chairs & Chair Covers:

Although we provide chairs (and tables) in our rental package, some couples have opted to rent cute chairs and have them delivered to the center. Other couples have rented spandex chair covers. You can find all kinds of companies in the metro area, but below are two companies that we have enjoyed working with.

Rudy’s Event Rentals (chairs & other items)

Encore Events - Yvonne, (651) 829-1281

 

Ceiling Drapery, Linens & Decor:

Yvonne with Encore Events is fantastic! She drapes ceilings in ballrooms and venues across Minneapolis and St. Paul and happily makes the trek up to our center as well. Our ceiling is higher than most venues, and she handles it with ease. Give her a call and she will talk through all ideas and details. Yvonne also has decor and linens for rent.

Encore Events - Yvonne, (651) 829-1281

 

Bridal Suite Makeover:

Dream Day Dressing Rooms is amazing! You can see some of their work on their webpage. They will makeover our library into the bridal suite of your dreams, perfect for getting ready and candid photos with your girls. Reach out to them with your vision, and they will circle back to us to set it up for your wedding day.

Dream Day Dressing Rooms - (612) 361-1361

 

Desserts:

These are some of our local favorites!

Herman's Bakery (Cambridge) - (763) 689-1515

Rush City Bakery - (612) 332-8933

Bake Them Happy - (614) 256-4755

 

Wedding Coordinator:

Amy is fantastic!! Based out of Monticello, Minnesota, she works as wedding coordinator and also offers an array of decor for rent. Amy will walk couples through the process and provide a seamless transition from planning into reality on your big day, and she is so fun to work with. Amy recently added a day-of coordination package for Braham Event Center couples!

Amy’s Cherished Events, Amy (763) 226-0190

Made of Honour, Christine (612) 590-5550

 

Lodging nearby:

Isanti Best Western

Cambridge Grand Stay

Mora AmericInn

Rush City's Grant House Hotel 

 

Area Restaurants for Rehearsal Dinners:

Braham Pizza Pub - (320) 496-4222

Park Cafe - Braham - (320) 396-3630

Leader Restaurant - Cambridge - 763-689-5600

North Folk Winery - Stark - (651) 674-7548

 

Outside Caterers:

Our on-site Kathy's Kitchen provides meals for the majority of our events, but we have a few area caterers that we love to work with, listed below. 

Merchants Cafe - North Branch - (651) 237-1028

Granny May's - Isanti - (612) 850-8215

LeFabvre Catering - Cambridge - (763) 221-6011 

 

Wedding Transportation:

Mary Ann's Tours - (651) 674-7548. Mary Ann's Tours, based out of North Branch, offers high quality transportation for your wedding party or wedding guests. They can provide a customized quote based on your hotel locations and preferred hours of service, and can answer questions or walk you through some options.

Keuhn's Limo & Shuttle Service - 320-272-4358. Pronounced "Keens," Keuhn's offers limo services and small passernger vans as well as a 21-passenger bus. 

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