Whether you’re planning a small, casual business meeting or a formal gala requiring tons of space, delicious catering and the luxurious amenities to match, Earle Brown Heritage Center is the ideal place to host your extraordinary event. 

Earle Brown’s experienced planning staff have helped make a wide range of corporate events a reality, including but not limited to:

Why Host Your Event at Earle Brown Heritage Center?

When hosting a corporate event, it’s crucial to choose the right venue to support your vision and goals for the event. Below, we’ve outlined some of our favorite reasons to host an event at Earle Brown Heritage Center, from the picturesque charm of our courtyard to the above-and-beyond service we provide to every client and their guests. You’ll quickly discover that Earle Brown has the flexibility, character and amenities to suit your every event planning need! 

So, how can Earle Brown make your next corporate event extraordinary? Here’s just a few of our venue’s unique selling points:

The Charming Courtyard

The Courtyard is the crown jewel of our gorgeously landscaped grounds, providing an ideal backdrop for company picnics, conference breaks and team building activities. Step away from the action to walk the winding paths through the Courtyard’s illuminated gardens and stop for a group photo in front of either of our two iconic fountains. 

  • 80,793 sq. ft
  • 3,000-person capacity
  • Tent areas (rentals available)
  • Access from most Halls and gathering rooms
  • Walkways and sidewalks for displays
  • Electrical power available

Custom Gourmet Catering Menus

Earle Brown Heritage Center offers a truly gourmet dining experience. Choose from a variety of sumptuous menus, from luncheons featuring locally-sourced Minnesotan favorites to snack breaks designed with your health and wellness in mind. For your convenience, we’re created several dining plans that meet the needs of common corporate event schedules. Our most popular plan is our Heritage Plan, which includes a Continental Breakfast, an AM Refreshment Break, your choice of a Plated, Buffet or Boxed Lunch, and an Afternoon Break. 

Our skilled culinary team also delights in creating custom menus specific to your event’s unique theme, dietary needs and beyond.

Modern Amenities & AV Capabilities

Earle Brown knows the importance of convenience-enhancing amenities, up-to-date tech and comprehensive AV capabilities when it comes to planning a corporate event—and we know how inconvenient it can be when venues overlook these crucial elements. That’s why we provide a full suite of modern amenities and cutting edge AV provisions to ensure your event is a stress-free success. Contact us today to learn more about our amenities and tech capabilities, which include but are not limited to:

  • WiFi
  • Free Parking
  • Device Charging Stations
  • Clear Signage
  • Accessibility Accommodations 
  • Close Proximity to Hotels
  • Audio Visual Services

Spacious Meeting Rooms

Earle Brown Heritage Center boasts over 40,000 square feet of spectacular rooms and spaces. Our comfortable, spacious meeting rooms are perfect for your next corporate meeting, training event, conference and beyond. Each room is well-appointed with wifi and AV capabilities, with many including views of our beautiful grounds. 

For large events, like galas and major conferences featuring multiple speakers, we recommend our stunning Carriage Hall, with its soaring ceilings and an undivided capacity of nearly 13,000 square-feet. Intimate, C-suite-level meetings are elegantly served by our Loft, a private boardroom with amenities fit for executives. 

Of course, no matter the size of your event or the space required, Earle Brown has an extraordinary space to meet your needs. Each of our rooms has its own personality and suitability for a variety of events. Our rooms include:

  • Carriage Hall Pre-Function Area
  • The Carriage Hall
  • The Garden City Ballroom
  • The Harvest Room
  • The Tack Room
  • The Captain’s Room
  • The Loft
  • Morgan
  • The Sunroom
  • Gwen’s Room
  • Earle’s Room

To learn more about the details of each room and book one for an upcoming event, view our facilities map.

Ample Free Parking

Free parking is an absolute necessity for any event, and Earle Brown is proud to provide ample free parking to all our event guests. There’s no receipt to keep track of or inconvenient shuttle to catch—just easily-accessible parking at no additional cost to you or your guests. And we can’t overstate the importance of this oft-overlooked amenity: Whether you’re hosting a multi-day event with lots of comings and goings or are anticipating the needs of older guests or those with limited mobility, you’ll be glad to have our free parking so close at hand!

Convenient Hotels Nearby

Imagine the relief of knowing your hotel is just a brief stroll away after a full day of networking. At Earle Brown, that fantasy is a reality! Our two adjacent hotels, the Embassy Suites by Hilton and the Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott, are so close to our venue that there is no need for bus or shuttle travel between the locations. Your event guests will love the convenience, and you’ll love not having to deal with the headache of arranging transportation to and from the venue for your guests!

Embassy Suites by Hilton 

The Embassy Suites by Hilton provides convenience and comfort right on Earle Brown Drive. Enjoy free made-to-order breakfast and a complimentary evening reception every night.

  • Distance from Earle Brown Heritage Center: Less than .1 mile, a 2 minute walk
  • Rates: $116—$190/night
  • TripAdvisor Rating: 4.5 stars
  • Key Amenities:
    • Free parking
    • Complimentary breakfast
    • Complimentary evening reception
    • On-site restaurant
    • Indoor pool & fitness center
    • Business center
    • Pet-friendly rooms
    • Room service
    • Meeting rooms
    • Digital key
    • 15 minutes to downtown Minneapolis hotspots like the Target Center and the Guthrie Theater
    • 23 minutes to the Mall of America

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott

The newly-built Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott is just around the bend from the Embassy Suites and Earle Brown Heritage Center. With many appealing complimentary amenities, including a well-stocked breakfast buffet and free, high-speed wifi, you’ll feel right at home.

  • Distance from Earle Brown Heritage Center: .2 miles, a 4 minute walk
  • Rates: $87—$150/night
  • TripAdvisor Rating: 5 stars
  • Key Amenities:
    • Free parking
    • Complimentary breakfast
    • Free high-speed wifi
    • On-site sundry/convenience store
    • Indoor pool & fitness center
    • Business center
    • Meeting room
    • In-room mini fridge and microwave
    • On-site laundry
    • Valet dry-cleaning

Sustainable Services

Earle Brown Heritage Center takes sustainability seriously. Reducing the negative repercussions of your workshop, meeting, conference or event will soon become a priority across the business and social landscapes worldwide. By taking small, conscientious steps, your event can be good for the planet and good for your event and its guests. 

Earle Brown always aims to provide safe, clean, eco-friendly events, and we’re happy to discuss further sustainable accommodations for your event! Simply contact us to connect with one of our knowledgeable event planners to begin crafting your perfect—and perfectly green—event.

Historic Charm

Enjoy our iconic red barn exteriors and white picket fences as you step into the past on our historic grounds! Our story begins at the turn of the 20th century, when it was used as a working farm. Today, our venue’s extraordinary century of life is reflected in its lovingly restored historic buildings, rustic charm and elegant atmosphere.

Extraordinary Guest Experience

Earle Brown’s dedication to extraordinary events and above-and-beyond service has given us a reputation for providing a truly exceptional guest experience. But you don’t have to just take it from us — here’s what a few Earle Brown guests had to say about their experiences with us:

“The Earle Brown Heritage Center is a great place for wedding receptions, conventions and conferences. It’s attached to the Embassy Suites so attendees don’t even need to drive. The place itself is huge, clean and kept up really well. Lots of rooms of all sizes, making it the ideal location for any size gathering. They also cater and the food is excellent. Well worth checking into if you’re in the market!” — Robert H., Google Reviews

“I’ve been here quite a few times for conferences. The staff and food are top notch. They are so friendly and will do anything to make sure you have a quality experience. The ample amount of parking is a real plus and it’s conveniently located in the metro. I would highly recommend hosting a conference here!” — Mackenzie, Google Reviews

Host Your Next Event at Earle Brown Heritage Center

When you host your next corporate event at Earle Brown Heritage Center, you’re guaranteed an extraordinary experience from beginning to end. Your event’s every need will be seen to by our knowledgeable, attentive staff, and your guests will appreciate our commitment to their comfort and convenience. From our free site-wide wifi to our gourmet meals to our adjacent hotel accommodations, the amenities offered by Earle Brown make all the difference. 

We’re proud to be the comprehensive event venue you deserve, and we can’t wait to plan an extraordinary event with you! Contact us today to connect with one of our experienced planners, and sign up for our newsletter to ensure you stay up-to-date on our latest news. We look forward to seeing you around the farm!