2630 University Avenue SE

Minneapolis, MN 55414

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Frequently Asked Questions

ARE THERE MINIMUMS?

Yes, our all-inclusive minimums are listed on pages 7 & 11 of the brochure and on the Casablanca Hall web page and the Diamond Hall web page.

 

ARE THERE HIDDEN FEES?

No, our philosophy at Profile is to have our fees be as transparent as possible! There is no set-up, tear down, clean-up, security, or other miscellaneous fees.

WHAT IS THE MAXIMUM SEATING CAPACITY?

Casablanca Hall Seats:

400 - Rectangular tables

304 - Round tables

Diamond Hall Seats:

250 - Rectangular tables

184 - Round tables

When applicable, the tables can be removed from the dance floor, at no cost, immediately prior to the dance portion of the reception. Please see the hall web pages for downloadable diagrams. 

WHEN DO WE HAVE USE OF THE HALL?

You have use of the hall from 10AM - 3AM. Alcohol service ends at 2AM with last call at 1:30AM.

CAN I HAVE MY WEDDING CEREMONY THERE?

Yes, you can have your wedding ceremony in the same hall as your wedding reception.

HOW DO CEREMONIES WORK?

There is a $350 charge for ceremonies. Ceremonies include the use of the bridal and groom suites. The ceremony is generally held on stage in the same hall as your reception. Guests sit at their tables and chairs are placed on the dance floor for immediate family and close friends (50 chairs in Diamond Hall, 150 chairs in Casablanca Hall. After the ceremony, we set up the head table on stage and remove the chairs from the dance floor. You may rehearse for your ceremony the same day as your wedding any time after 10AM. If the hall is available the day before your wedding, you may rehearse that day or open days earlier in the week.

HOW DO I BOOK MY WEDDING RECEPTION DATE?

We will grant a one week complimentary hold after you have toured our facility. Thereafter, a $750 deposit and signed contract is required to reserve your reception date. 

WHAT FORMS OF PAYMENTS ARE ACCEPTED FOR MY RECEPTION?

We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express, money order, cash, and certified or personal check. The payment schedule is as follows:

$750 to reserve date

$750 180 days before the reception date

Balance due minimum of 16 days before the reception date

WHO IS THE CATERER?

We provide the catering in-house.

DO YOU HAVE COMPLIMENTARY FOOD TASTINGS?

Yes, complimentary tastings of food and dessert for up to six people are provided with an appointment after booking with PEC.

WHAT ABOUT THE CAKE?

We have a fabulous pastry chef on staff to create your dream wedding cake and other delicious desserts. Please see page 30 of the brochure and our Cake Gallery page.

WHAT ABOUT THE DECORATIONS?

You may provide your own decorations; however, we have a comprehensive collection on-site. Please see page 34 of the brochure. 

In-house decoration options include, but are not limited to: 

 

Vases

Votives

Candles

King and Queen Chairs

Roman Columns

 

Chair Covers (Black, white, and ivory $2.00)

 

Silver Chiavari Chairs ($3.95)

Sashes ($1.50) in the following colors: Royal blue, midnight blue, teal, yellow, gold, silver, violet, pink, burgundy, coral, lilac, lime green, red (Photos on page 40 of brochure).

DO YOU PROVIDE COMPLIMENTARY CHINA?

Yes, premium Tuxton Alaska White China is provided.

DO YOU PROVIDE COMPLIMENTARY GLASSWARE AND BARWARE?

Yes, we provide glassware in many forms complimentary.

DO YOU PROVIDE COMPLIMENTARY FLATWARE?

Yes, we provide 18/10 Regency Flatware (used in fine restaurants).

DOES THE CAKE, DECORATIONS, IN-HOUSE DJ, OR PHOTO BOOTH GO TOWARDS THE MINIMUM?

Yes, everything we provide helps reach the minimum.

SHOULD WE HAVE PLATED OR BUFFET?

We can serve you and your guests plated, buffet, or family style. We recommend plated for receptions exceeding 175 guests because plated service is much faster with larger events and with larger events there may not be space for a buffet table in the hall.

HOW DOES PLATED SERVICE WORK?

With assigned seating, you may have up to three selections (With a children's meal option in adddition). With unassigned seating, you may have an adult and children's meal. 

IS THERE A HALL RENTAL FEE?

No!

WHAT IS INCLUDED WITH THE HALL AT NO ADDITIONAL COST?

Professional 12,000 watt sound system, intelligent lighting system, professional DJ system (with iPod compatibility), dance floor, five video projectors, fog machine, two private suites, outdoor patio, parking, tables, chair, china, flatware, glassware, tablecloth (white, ivory, or black) and napkin linens (large color selection), wedding arch with lights, ceiling globes (Diamond Hall), red carpet, wall drapery, and white ceiling draping (Diamond Hall ceiling drapes are permanent and complimentary; Casablanca Hall ceiling drapes are an optional expense).

HOW MANY PEOPLE FIT AT A TABLE?

96 inch rectangular seats 10

72 inch rectangular seats 8

60 inch round seats 8

WHAT ABOUT ALCOHOL?

Beer, wine, and liquor selections are included on pages 28 & 29 of the brochure.

Hosted Bar - Packages are priced per guest 21 years of age or older. These packages apply towards the minimum.

Combination Bar - You may provide a selected beverages on a host basis with your guests having the option to purchase other drinks. You may also elect to have items at the bar hosted for a specific period of time (Ex: Cocktail hour before dinner) and then change to a cash basis bar. Any hosted options apply towards the minimum.

Cash Bar - Your guests purchase their own beverages at the bar. The cash bar prices are inclusive of local and state taxes and do not apply towards your minimum.

Drink Tickets - You may provide prepaid drink tickets for your guests at a discount off of the cash bar prices. These ticket purchases apply towards the minimum.

IS THERE FREE PARKING?

Yes, we have extensive complimentary parking, including our own parking lot adjacent to PEC on the east and south sides, street parking, and expansive parking in the North Star Professional Center parking lot located kitty-corner to the Casablanca entrance. 

This lot is unavailable during Gopher football games, other large stadium events, and before 5:00PM Monday-Friday.

Maps and diagrams of the lot are located on our website Contact page and on pages 63 & 64 of the brochure. Please ask your PEC coordinator for complimentary postcards to include in your invitations. 

ARE THERE HOTELS CLOSE BY?

There are 32 hotels within 3 miles of Profile. Please see a list on page 65 of the brochure or download by clicking on the Nearby Hotels link on our Local Attractions website page. 

CAN WE BRING IN OUTSIDE FOOD, DESSERTS, AND WEDDING CAKE?

No. All food, including wedding cake and desserts, are provided by the PEC catering team.

WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO SCHEDULE MY TASTING?

Tastings work best approximately four to five months before your reception date.

CAN WE DEVIATE FROM THE MENU?

Yes, the menu is only a guideline. Our catering department can create almost any type of cuisine. 

CAN WE BRING IN CANDLES?

Yes, as long as the candles are enclosed (no open flame).

DO YOU HAVE ANY SPECIAL ADVICE TO MAKE OUR RECEPTION EXTRA SPECIAL?

We recommend combining our intelligent lighting with romantic candlelight to set the mood. Also, make sure to take advantage of our multiple video projectors to personalize your reception with your special life images!

WHAT ABOUT MUSIC?

We are uniquely equipped to handle DJs and live bands with our 12,000 watt sound systems, intelligent lighting, fog machine, stage lighting, mixing board, DJ equipment, and on-call technician, all provided complimentary.

CAN YOU RECOMMEND A DJ?

Yes, we recommend our in-house DJs, available for only $495 per night for six hours ($50 per additional hour), approximately half the cost of outside vendors. Not only do our DJs have over 10,000 songs in their library and excellent vocal skills on the microphone, they are also experts on our sound and intelligent lighting system. Please see our In-House DJ form on the Next Steps page and DJ information on page 57 of the brochure.

DO YOU PROVIDE TABLE NUMBERS AND STANDS?

Yes, we provide complimentary silver metal stands with black numbers (You may provide your own number and/or stands).

HOW DOES ASSIGNED SEATING WORK?

In order for us to effectively serve multiple menu options to your guests, we need coded place cards for each guests. We also need a list in advance of the event date with the tables number and menu selections for each table.

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