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The staff and service is excellent! I have gone other places but always prefer Earle Brown. They have a great facility, professional staff, quality food, free parking and they are flexible and accommodating!

Chris C., Hennepin County Medical Center

Earle Brown treated us like we were the most important guests the center ever had. I can’t thank the day staff enough.

Mr. Bradley Donaldson, The Brain Injury Association

Business Journal_SquareFor yet another year, the Earle Brown Heritage Center made the 2011 Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal’s Top 25 Banquet and Meeting Facilities list. Celebrating 20 years of conferences and events, the beautifully restored historic site boasts unique buildings, breathtaking landscape and a dedicated staff with event planning and banquet operations experience.

The staff at EBHC, from the Sales Manager to the people cleaning up at the end of the event are skilled, caring professionals. It really shows the pride in which they do their jobs for the betterment of the event. You all are such great hosts! We always get positive feedback from vendors who use booths – EBHC is one of the best facility preparedness experiences they have all year.

Louis – Twin Cities Sub Section of SME

Thank you for continuing to partner with MCTLC. We appreciate your care and attention to details. Erika was a pleasure to work with. Lynette was flexible with the menu and offered us personalized menu options. ¡Gracias!

Marjorie – MN Council on Teaching

Great overall service from banquets to A/V. Erika, Sue, Jeremy and Rita were my right hand. They were always there when I needed them. I love the courtyard; it was beautiful for the trainers to take their classes out to enjoy the lovely weather. I would absolutely come back to Earle Brown Heritage Center in the future.

Sorance – AFYA, Inc.

This was the 7th consecutive year we have held our workshop at Earle Brown and we will continue our event at Earle Brown as along as we continue to receive great service and value.

Bridget – MN Asphalt Pavement Association

Great facility – definitely a positive over the Convention Center.

Bonnie – American Association of Micro Businesses

Earle Brown was a great location for our retreat. The Sales Manager was very willing to work with us to stay within our budget. The overall event turned out extremely well.

Sarah – U of M Medical School

Once again we had a great conference at Earle Brown! Tara and the staff are excellent. They remember us from year to year and are so wonderful to work with.

Carla – MN Multi-Housing

The Earle Brown Heritage Center provided excellent service and overall value to our TTMS Conference. Mary and all her staff were exceptional in providing quality customer service.

Mary – Metropolitan Council

I have worked with the staff at Earle Brown for many events. The service is always superior – I have come to expect superior service.

Caldrea – Society of Cosmetic Chemists

Thank you again for helping make my dad’s memorial service so nice! The facility, food and staff were absolutely wonderful, and I will recommend it highly to others looking for a place for events.


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Earle Brown’s 25th Anniversary - Earle Brown Heritage Center started hosting wedding ceremonies and receptions shortly after we opened, in the summer of 1990. Fast forward twenty five years and it’s striking just how much things have changed. And before this year’s weddings are in full swing, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on some of our successes […]
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A Tradition of Excellence

Earle Brown Heritage Center’s story starts in the late 1800’s, when Captain John Martin, a Minneapolis industrialist, established Brooklyn Farm. Martin’s grandson, Earle Brown, inherited his grandfather’s estate after his passing in 1905.

For the rest of his life, Brown devoted himself to his family and his beloved Brooklyn Farm. As the estate prospered, he assembled one of the world’s finest collections of Belgian horses. To house them, he built a charming complex of red and white stable buildings, including a private hippodrome.

The young Earle Brown played the role of the country gentlemen as if he were born to it, considerably expanding the huge estate’s operations.

One of the area’s largest landowners, Brown also became one of its most prominent citizens. At the urging of local leaders, he entered public life by reforming the corrupt office of Hennepin County Sheriff in 1920. Then in 1929, he established the Minnesota Highway Patrol, the first in the nation, a role that brought him statewide popularity. Drafted in 1932 to run for governor of Minnesota, Brown lost the Governor’s race in the national landslide, which elected Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

Before his death, in a gesture of gratitude, he willed all of his property to the University of Minnesota. In 1983, the City of Brooklyn Center acquired 14 acres, comprising the original farmstead and all of its outbuildings, and preserved them as a historic landmark.

Restoration and renovation of the estate and its buildings as a meeting and convention complex began in the spring of 1988. Completed and opened in 1990, the complex now includes over 40,000 square feet of extensive meeting and conference facilities.

Today, fully restored and operating as a premier facility for meetings and events, the Earle Brown Heritage Center stands as a remarkable monument to civic pride and enduring respect for its community’s roots.