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How To Plan An Outdoor Wedding For Any Weather Occasion

You envision saying your vows immersed in nature's beauty, but you question how to plan an outdoor wedding without the weather complicating things. Don’t worry – the Heritage Center of Brooklyn Center executes beautiful outdoor weddings all the time, and we’re here...

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How To Say No Kids At Wedding As Politely As Possible

You want an adult-only celebration, but you aren’t sure how to say no to kids at a wedding – we hear it all the time at the Heritage Center! It’s normal to feel conflicted when considering what you want for your special day and what guests might expect, especially...

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10 Classic Wedding Themes And Decor That Are Always In Style

It's understandable to feel overwhelmed or confused when searching for a classic wedding theme that still feels personal. On one hand, you desire to honor timeless customs, while on the other, you want to infuse your unique story into the celebration. This article...

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Wedding Reception Vs. Ceremony: What’s The Difference?

If you’re a little confused about the difference between a wedding reception vs a ceremony, you’re not alone! Both events are part of the same celebration but serve unique purposes. In this blog, we’ll help you get clear on what happens during a wedding reception...

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What Does A Day Of Wedding Coordinator Do? When To Get One

After planning the perfect wedding, you want to be sure everything goes smoothly on the big day. Instead of running around the venue, checking in with all the vendors, and finalizing details, hire a day-of wedding coordinator to handle it all for you! What does a...


8 Amazing Alternative Wedding Ceremony Ideas to Consider

If you’re searching for alternative wedding ceremony ideas, it’s likely because you’re not one to follow trends or the status quo. You want a ceremony that boldly stands apart from the traditional—perhaps something that feels more like an intimate ceremony...

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13 Fun Team Building Activities in Minneapolis and St. Paul

The Heritage Center is an event venue and is not affiliated with any of the places listed below. Looking to break free from the ordinary office party? These team-building activities in Minneapolis and St. Paul will get people excited about attending and renew their...

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15 Outdoor Wedding Ideas To Incorporate In Your Wedding Day

Executing a dreamy and elegant outdoor wedding requires a delicate balance of creativity and practicality. In this guide, Heritage Center of Brooklyn Center explores some outdoor wedding ideas to help you celebrate your love surrounded by nature and, of course, the...

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30 Unique And Fun Date Ideas In Minneapolis

Whether you're locals looking to spice up your routine or visitors eager to explore the romantic side of the city, the Twin Cities offer endless possibilities for couples seeking memorable date experiences! But with so many date ideas in Minneapolis, it can be...

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20 Questions To Ask A Wedding Planner Before Booking Them

Hiring a wedding planner is the perfect way to relieve pressure while ensuring your big day is everything you’ve ever hoped for. But how do you find the best person for the job?  The Heritage Center of Brooklyn Center is honored to have hosted countless...

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