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One of the first items on your wedding checklist should be choosing a great venue. But what if you could select your event spaces, accommodations, catering, and more all in one place? These are just a few reasons why you should consider a hotel wedding. Gina Walsh, Director of Events at Hyatt Regency Bloomington, gives us the lowdown on their all-inclusive offerings so you can plan your wedding with ease.
Carefree Convenience in an Urban Setting
Close to the city with nature in its own backyard, the Hyatt Regency Bloomington opened its doors in 2016 to travelers and locals alike. The stylish architecture was inspired by the scenic surroundings, “The Hyatt Regency was designed to reflect its distinct environment within a backdrop of intuitive service, dramatic architecture, and innovative design,” Walsh explains. “The hotel exterior was designed to celebrate the rich topography of Minnesota and the greater Minneapolis area as seen from the air when flying into MSP.” If you look closely, you’ll see that the building façade features a sea of patterns representing all four seasons that our state offers. It’s also reminiscent of the geological history of the Minnesota River Valley and the 10,000 lakes.
Everything about the convenience of having your wedding at one single location is ideal for both you and your guests. The Hyatt Regency Bloomington is truly a one-stop shop with the ability to have your ceremony, reception, ancillary wedding events, parking, and accommodations all in one place.
A Warm Welcome
From the day you and your fiancé tour the hotel, you’ll be treated with exceptional Minnesota hospitality. “We make this as simple as possible! From the start of touring our hotel to the wedding day itself, our couples will have one main contact who is one of our Wedding Specialists,” Walsh says of their skilled staff. “They are well trained, and knowledgeable and will help the couple plan all of their details to execute their vision of the big day! They will coordinate with vendors and be there the day of the wedding to be sure everything runs smoothly.”
The industry-leading culinary program alone at Hyatt Regency Bloomington is reason enough why you should consider a hotel wedding. Their motto is “Food. Thoughtfully Sourced. Carefully Served.” and is seen throughout their impeccable food and beverage program. You will work directly with their renowned Chef to curate a custom meal that all of your guests will be talking about long after your wedding. Their menus reflect the season and you’ll find many area favorites that include fresh and local ingredients. Aside from vast catering options, the on-site restaurant, Urbana Craeft Kitchen & Market, offers locally sourced delicacies that bring an urban vibe to the rural lifestyle.
Your Day, Your Way
No matter your budget, this full-service hotel has packages to fit every couple’s needs and comes with serious perks, “Included with the package from our hotel is a two-night stay in a bridal suite, discounted room rates for guests, and upgrades to large spacious suites for family,” Walsh says of their offerings. These options include access to a show-stopping outdoor park as well as contemporary indoor spaces.
Just steps from the modern surrounds of the property is a 17,000 square foot outdoor park area with spectacular views that transforms into the perfect backdrop for a romantic ceremony setting. Walsh describes the hotel’s backyard as “a beautiful tree-lined park setting with a flat grassy area for ceremonies and a surface patio of sculptures and water features.”
Alternatively, you can host your ceremony and/or reception in one of their beautiful ballrooms. Included in your packages is a dance floor, all tables and chairs, linens, microphones for speeches, and uplights to set the mood for the evening. With 18′ ceilings, versatile décor, and several room options available, you are sure to find the perfect indoor space for your celebration.
Whether your guests are traveling a few or a thousand miles, they will love the location of the Hyatt Regency Bloomington in the burgeoning South Loop of the Central Station District. The close proximity to the Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport, Mall of America, transit options, and area attractions will have your loved ones swooning over the local scene. “We often see guests come and stay a few extra days before or after the wedding to explore Minnesota,” Walsh says. They also offer complimentary on-site parking — a prime reason why you should consider a hotel wedding. And, if you are incorporating wedding welcome bags they can be conveniently handed to your guest when they check in.
This 303-room hotel has plenty of space for all of your family and friends and was designed with hospitality and luxury in mind, “We have seven Regency Executive Suites, which are about 1000 square feet and perfect for hospitality rooms. There is a large living room space as well as a gathering table and wet bar with a separated bedroom,” Walsh explains. “There are also seven Junior Suites at 600 square feet which are perfect for guests looking for a little extra living room space and still have a private bedroom.”
When you host your wedding at the Hyatt Regency Bloomington, Walsh says you’ll not only reap the benefits for your special day but also for your honeymoon with World of Hyatt points. “We have a Honeymoon package where the couple will earn points on all money spent on both guestrooms and the banquet food and beverage. These points are able to be used for the Honeymoon or in the future for a special trip!”
If the endless perks and abundant convenience have you convinced why you should consider a hotel wedding, get in touch with the Hyatt Regency Bloomington team here and book your tour today!