MANKATO, MN--(Marketwired - Jan 14, 2014) - Weddings require more than a little planning, but with the right venue and the right help, everything can come together quickly, easily and beautifully. The Courtyard Mankato offers various indoor and outdoor wedding ceremony venues near Mankato, Minnesota, and with the promotion of two planners on its events team, they've got a winning combination to make wedding dreams come true.

From intimate, family-only affairs to galas with super-long guest lists, the hotel has the perfect Mankato wedding venue to host the special day. Its Events Center can accommodate up to 400 guests in a variety of setups, making it easy to transition from the ceremony to the reception. In spring and summer, the weather is perfect for an outdoor celebration, and the hotel's outdoor event space can seat up to 200 guests for a ceremony and be transformed into a romantic courtyard party for the reception.

It takes more than a great venue to host a memorable wedding, however, and this hotel in Mankato, MN has a team of expert planners to help with every detail. Rachel Mattison was recently promoted to Director of Events and is a Marriott Certified Wedding Planner, bringing 5 years of industry experience to her new position. The hotel also promoted Lucas Aguilar to Sales & Events Manager, which comes after he joined the property in May 2013 as the Events Supervisor.

To put the icing on the cake, so to speak, the Courtyard Mankato has a talented culinary team, led by an executive chef Brian Olson, to create custom menus for receptions, rehearsal dinners, brunches and more. Welcome guests with a healthy, hearty breakfast reception; energize them with a Mexican fiesta-inspired lunch; treat them to an elegant plated dinner and tempt them with fudgy brownies, frosted cupcakes and decadent dessert bars. 

About the Courtyard Mankato

From business meetings and college tours to family vacations and wedding destinations, the Courtyard Mankato can handle it all. Offering comfort and flexibility in a modern setting, the hotel in Mankato caters to today's traveler with spacious accommodations and thoughtful amenities. Inviting accommodations feature plush bedding, a large desk with ergonomic chair, flat-screen TV with more than 100 HDTV channels, complimentary Wi-Fi and a refrigerator, microwave and coffeemaker to prepare convenient in-room snacks. Guests who want a full meal will find many options at The Bistro, where breakfast, lunch and dinner feature healthy, delicious options including Starbucks® coffee and a full bar. Located in the state-of-the-art lobby, The Bistro is an additional space for guests to meet, work, eat and relax. With free Wi-Fi, visitors can connect to the office or back home, and get the latest news, weather and airport information via GoBoard technology. For a formal, larger meeting space, the hotel offers five rooms; the largest, Event Center, can host up to 500 guests. When it's time for fun, head to the indoor pool or fitness center, or explore the area including shopping at River Hills Mall or campus events at Minnesota State University, Bethany Lutheran College. If your attending a concert at the Verizon Wireless Civic Center the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel & Event Center is the place to stay.

Contact Information:

Courtyard by Marriott Hotel & Event Center - Mankato
901 Raintree Road
Mankato, Minnesota 56001