Our beautiful newly renovated facility is equipped with a built-in bar, full catering kitchen, state-of-the-art sound systems, professional lighting, and spacious multi-stalled restrooms, and all three ballrooms have brand new hardwood floors. The adjacent parking lot can accommodate up to 500 cars, and the building has on-site security. Whether you are planning a wedding reception, fundraiser, gala, corporate meeting, birthday party or any special event, DS Event Center can offer unique entertainment. Your guests can even enjoy professional dance performances, interactive DJ/Emcee services - including our very own, MC Shinya - or even participate in a group dance lesson!
Our venue offers complimentary parking for 500+ cars with building security. We are located 5 minutes from both downtown Minneapolis and downtown St. Paul. 1 block north of I-94, from both Snelling Avenue & Hamline Avenue exits. We are 7 miles, or 15 minutes from MSP International Airport.
Overall, the studio is beautiful and functional. It worked out quite well for us. The only bad things were the parking lot was too small for my 300 guests and some had to park down the street a ways, which was ok on a nice day but could be bad if weather was bad. The space held 300 guests using the entire room, so to have the dance, we had to ask half our guests to get up and the staff removed tables - so a lot of people left, which was not what we intended. If you have that many people, just know it'll be a tight squeeze. it's probably best to cap at 250 or something. The dance lessons are great but leave plenty of time to have more than one. Finally, I was told we could have people there at 10 a.m. to set up our stuff but the tables were not ready, so that caused some issues. they really needed to have that ready earlier and I'm not sure how everything got done but it caused some stress for my family. The studio is a really nice, pleasant space and it's great to have your dance and place all included. Bringing our own caterer in was great, too.
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