Katie and Nick’s wedding day was a truly beautiful and memorable occasion at the Renaissance Depot Hotel Wedding & Event Venue in downtown Minneapolis!

The couple exchanged their vows in a stunning cathedral ceremony, surrounded by lush greenery and blooming flowers. Our Lady of Victory, the chapel at St. Catherine’s University, is Katie’s alma mater so it carried special significance for her and her family! Katie looked absolutely radiant in her flowing white gown, while Nick looked dapper in his sharp suit.

Renaissance Depot Hotel Wedding downtown Minneapolis

Following the ceremony, guests enjoyed a delightful cocktail hour on the outer deck of the Renaissance Depot Hotel in downtown Minneapolis before heading to the reception. The reception hall was beautifully decorated with twinkling lights, lush and elegant floral arrangements, and hanging floral installations from the vaulted ceilings.

Renaissance Depot Hotel Wedding downtown Minneapolis
A Renaissance Depot Hotel Wedding downtown Minneapolis
Renaissance Depot Hotel Wedding downtown Minneapolis

And now for a trend prediction – I’m starting to see more and more couples do this in Minnesota, and Katie and Nick are one of the first wedding couples I’ve seen do this in the Midwest – the first dance happened right after their introduction into the reception!

Renaissance Depot Hotel Wedding downtown Minneapolis

This is a common trend in Florida and eastern states but is relatively new to the Midwest. I think it’s so elegant and makes the night flow so seamlessly – and makes sure everyone is present and excited to watch your first dance! Highly recommend chatting with your photographer and planner about incorporating this into your reception.

After the newlyweds shared their first dance as husband and wife, guests were treated to a delicious dinner and plenty of dancing throughout the evening. It was clear that Katie and Nick were surrounded by love and support from their family and friends, and their wedding day was a beautiful reflection of their love and commitment to each other.

St Katherine's University Wedding Minneapolis


Planning and Design: Lasting Impressions

Photography: Rachel Elle Photography

Videography: Blush Film Co 

Hair and Makeup: Primped MN

Catering: Puff n’ Stuff

Desserts: Highland Cafe and Bakery

Stationary: Paper Rock Scissors

Renaissance Depot Hotel Wedding downtown Minneapolis
Renaissance Depot Hotel Wedding downtown Minneapolis
Renaissance Depot Hotel Wedding downtown Minneapolis
A Renaissance Depot Hotel Wedding during Cocktail Hour
The bride, Katie, surprised everyone at this Renaissance Depot Hotel Wedding with a gown change – and the guests loved it!


The Renaissance Depot Minneapolis Hotel Wedding Venue is a stunningly beautiful hotel located in the heart of downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota. The hotel is housed in a historic railroad station that has been beautifully restored and converted into a luxury hotel.

The Renaissance Depot Minneapolis Hotel is a popular destination for both business and leisure travelers. The hotel offers a wide range of amenities and services that cater to the needs of both types of travelers.

One of the most notable features of the Renaissance Depot Minneapolis Hotel is its stunning architecture. The hotel was originally built in 1899 as a railroad station, and it has been beautifully restored to its original grandeur. The hotel’s lobby is a stunning example of the Beaux-Arts architectural style, with its soaring ceilings, marble floors, and intricate decorative details.

The hotel’s guest rooms are equally impressive. Each room is elegantly appointed with luxurious furnishings and modern amenities. Guests can choose from a variety of room types, including standard rooms, suites, and executive rooms. All rooms feature high-speed internet access, flat-screen televisions, and premium bedding.

The Renaissance Depot Minneapolis Hotel wedding venue is also home to several dining options. The hotel’s signature restaurant, Milwaukee Road, serves up delicious American cuisine in a stylish and sophisticated setting. Guests can also enjoy a drink at the hotel’s bar, The Depot Tavern, which features an extensive selection of craft beers and cocktails.

In addition to its dining options, the Renaissance Depot Minneapolis Hotel and Wedding Venue also offers a variety of meeting and event spaces. The hotel’s ballroom is a popular venue for weddings and other special events, while its smaller meeting rooms are ideal for business meetings and conferences.

Overall, the Renaissance Depot is a truly exceptional hotel that offers an unforgettable experience for its guests. Its stunning architecture, luxurious accommodations, and excellent amenities and services make it one of the top hotels in Minneapolis and a must-visit destination for anyone traveling to the area.

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Fine art & Hybrid Minneapolis Wedding  Photographer 

Rachel Elle is a Fine Art Wedding Photographer privileged to serve Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Florida. 

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