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WeddingWireBadge_2016We’re proud to have been selected as a 2016 WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards™ Winner. This incredible honor is determined by positive review from happy Earle Brown newlyweds and is given to the top 5% of wedding professionals nationwide. We’re flattered to have won this prestigious award for the fourth year in a row. Thank you to those who voted!

Wedding Wire 2013We’re honored to have been selected as a 2015 WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards™ Winner. This esteemed award places us among the top 5% of wedding professionals nationwide. It is given based on reviews from happy couples who were pleased with their Earle Brown experience. Thank you to all those who voted!

Earle Brown Heritage Center is humbled to have been selected as a winner of The Knot’s Best of Weddings 2015! This prestigious status has been awarded to only the top 2% of wedding professionals nationwide and recognizes Earle Brown as being a go-to resource for couples and planners everywhere.

We had a great time and had many compliments from our guests on the food and availability of the hotel. So convenient!

Mr. & Mrs. Todd Newman

Wedding Wire 20132014 WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards™ Winner
Earle Brown Heritage Center has been chosen as a 2014 WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards™ Winner. This distinguished award is determined by positive reviews from real Earle Brown newlyweds and recognizes us as being among the top 5% of wedding professionals worldwide.

Wedding Wire 20132013 WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards® Winner
Earle Brown Heritage Center has been selected as a 2013 WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards® winner. The prestigious award is based on excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism. Earle Brown was chosen based on the positive experiences expressed by real newlyweds in reviews on WeddingWire, the world’s largest wedding review site with over one million reviews.

The Harvest Room was beautiful and felt magical with the lights on the poles. The staff was very mindful of the details and kept us on our schedule. The food was better than expected, and it looked beautiful on the plates.

Heidi & Josh

I am very thankful for the attention and service on our special day! We are very happy Candice was able to be our server. I really enjoyed her. She is a wonderful worker. We will definitely recommend Earle Brown to other people!

Dawn & Mike

Working with several individuals before and during the event was particularly pleasing: Mary Spah and Julie on the day of party. Thanks so much for a totally satisfactory experience!

Jerry & Beth

The event staff was phenomenal. We received so many compliments on the food. The entire staff was very flexible and accommodating to our needs.

Mr. & Mrs. Antoni Commodore

We didn’t even have to think or worry about the little details the entire evening. Earle Brown staff met all our needs and were extremely friendly and helpful to everyone. Our event was in the Garden City Ballroom and the setup looked amazing.

Mr. & Mrs. Mike Pendleton

We are very happy with the wedding. All of your staff went far beyond what we could have asked for. Not one detail was missed.

Ms. Julie Stangl

Katie, the catering manager, was excellent! The Earle Brown facility and staff exceeded our expectations. We received exceptional service and so many great stories and comments from our guests about how pleased they were with the staff and facility. Katie and the Earle Brown staff truly made our wedding day special for us!

Mr. & Mrs. Jonathan

It was a totally wonderful experience. The staff was professional and pleasant! We’re recommending this place to family and friends. Katie was very personable and a sheer delight!

Ms. Roni Garrick

blogimage_0629 You’re engaged! Congrats! Now what? - Your wedding day is something you’ve been looking forward to since you were a little girl. And even though the groom probably hasn’t done the same, it’s still a very special day for him, too. For 25 years, we’ve been here to help the happy couple have the kind of day they won’t soon forget. […]
tastingclublandingpage Come Enjoy The Chef Experience - Love gourmet food? Love a night out with friends? Love learning more about cooking? Yes, yes and yes? Well you’re in luck, because you’re really going to love The Chef Experience. Our brand new tasting club is like nothing you’ve been a part of. Small plates, great conversations and plenty of tips and tricks from […]
ebh-blog-051115 Tips for making your perfect day a little more perfect - Planning a wedding can be stressful, but not every part of it needs to be. Something you can do to create lifelong memories is to make a list of fun activities you can do before and after your special day. This list is just to get you started. There’s a lot more you can do! […]
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 […]
Timing is everything - Having your meeting start on time, end on time and have everything else simply happen on time is paramount. Here are some things I’ve learned over the past 25 years at Earle Brown to help you execute a punctual and effective meeting. The first area dealing with timing is on the contract of the facility […]

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.