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  • Outdoor Meetings in Bloomington - Fresh Air Awaits

Nothing wakes you up like some fresh air! Keep your meetings fresh by taking them outside or shake up your happy hour routine with a more natural setting (weather permitting).

Meeting planners: prevent loss of an engaged audience before it happens and plan for some events to be hosted outside to keep the event fresh! Whether it's a happy hour, a group activity, or even small group collaborations, we have many spaces in Bloomington that can help your events stay engaging and safe.

Starting at the Iconic Mall of America, you can host a cocktail reception (60 guest capacity) or seated outdoor dinner (48 guest capacity) at Cedar & Stone, Urban Table, which is connected to JW Marriott Minneapolis Mall of America (also a part of our Under One Roof program.) Serving up delicious farm-to-table, elegant bites and entrees paired with an amazing wine list and creative cocktail concoctions, this outdoor patio space is sure to WOW. The patio is complete with views of airplanes taking off from MSP International Airport and the Mall of America star sculpture and is surrounded by their carefully landscaped greenery.
cedar stone urbana table patio Cedar + Stone, Urban Table

For fun with the whole group, choose Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Bloomington-Minneapolis South. Their East Courtyard accommodates a large number of people (500 guest capacity) and has the option to include a basketball and bags (cornhole if you are from Wisconsin) set up. Anyone up for some friendly competition and team building?

For an elegant park feel inspired by the arts and culture of Minnesota, host an event at Hyatt Regency Bloomington-Minneapolis' two beautiful park spaces. The West Lawn and Central Park offer wonderful views of Minnesota’s longest art mural, which promotes the diverse art culture in Minnesota, as well as sculptures throughout the lawns. This space is regularly used for community events and walking art tours. This is a beloved space and will really promote the creativity of your guests. Elevate your experience by hosting a luxury picnic in this park or order a food truck to stop by for some added fun!

Another highlight of the area is the Marriott Minneapolis Airport Grand Courtyard. A perfect space for receptions as well, this space can accommodate 200 guests and comes with high top tables. Add a hosted happy hour and have their kitchen cook up some appetizers and you got yourself a party! Their kitchen is known by locals as a non-stereotypical hotel restaurant and serves surprisingly craveable food. So rest assured, the experience will be a tasty one!

There are many ways to shake up your next event in Bloomington. Make the choice to give your guests some outdoor time in one of these preferred locations. Contact our team if you have any questions or big ideas; we would love to help you make your event unique!