Duluth wedding. DECC celebration.

We’ve long been a much sought-after destination for receptions. With an in-house catering department and spaces that can be formed and designed to fit your vision, both our Harbor Side and City Side Convention Centers offer sprawling and scenic venues for large and small wedding parties.

Rates & services

Room rental rates and services are outlined in our wedding brochure.

2018 Wedding Brochure

2019 Wedding Brochure

Catering Menu & Wine List

Wedding Worksheet

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Frequently asked questions

1. How much will a wedding reception at the DECC cost?
The cost of a wedding reception varies greatly. Rent, food, hosted beverages and taxes/gratuities will make up your final total. Please see our brochure and catering menu for current prices.

2. What is included in the rental fee?
The rental fee includes a six hour reception, all dining tables and dinnerware, linen tablecloths and napkins, dance floor, cake cutting, one microphone for toasts and skirted tables for: gifts, place cards, guest book, DJ, and cake. The DECC does not require you to hire security. Food and beverages are not included in the rental fee.

3. Can we bring in our own food or beverages?
All food and beverages, including alcohol, must be provided through our in-house catering department, with the exception of a decorated wedding cake or decorated wedding cupcakes. Our current catering menu can be found at

4. Does the DECC offer food tastings?
As a convention center, our kitchen is set up for large catered events and is in use daily due to our full schedule. Therefore, we are unable to offer food tastings. Our Event Planners are happy to answer any questions you may have regarding the menu options.

5. Is parking available for our guests?
Parking at the DECC is $5 per car, per day. You have the option to pay for your guests’ parking but are not required to do so. Parking availability is not guaranteed.

6. Does the DECC have ceremony rooms available for rent?
Yes. We have separate rooms available for rent for ceremonies. The rental fee for a ceremony room is $600 and includes two dressing rooms, chairs, one wired microphone and tables for the gifts, guest book and music. You are not required to have your ceremony at the DECC. Rental of a reception room does not guarantee availability of a ceremony room.

7. How do we make a reservation?
To guarantee your date and space, we require payment of the entire room rental fee as well as a signed contract. The room rental fee is non-refundable. Please call one of our Event Planners at 218-722-5573 to make your reservation.


Harbor Side Ballroom

A bride’s favorite with awe-striking views of Lake Superior.
Hosts: 250-425 Guests
Third floor of the Harbor Side Convention Center

2019 Available Dates

  • January 12, 26
  • February 23
  • March 2, 9
  • April 6, 20
  • May 18, 25
  • June 15
  • July 6, 27
  • August 3, 17
  • September – None
  • October 12
  • November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
  • December 7, 14, 21, 28

Last Updated: October 15, 2018

Photo by Karisa Joy

Horizon Room

A large and classy ballroom with Lake Superior views in the foyer.
Hosts: 150-200 guests
Second floor of the Harbor Side Convention Center

2019 Available Dates

  • January 5, 12, 26
  • February 23
  • March 2, 9
  • April 20
  • May 25
  • June 8, 29
  • July 6. 13, 20, 27
  • August 3, 24, 31
  • September 7, 28
  • October 5, 19, 26
  • November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
  • December 7, 14, 21, 28

Last Updated: October 15, 2018

Shane Long Photography
Photo by Shane Long Photography

Lake Superior Ballroom

A sprawling ballroom that can be transformed to your tastes.
Hosts: 150-450 guests
Second floor of the City Side Convention Center

2019 Available Dates

  • January 5
  • February 23
  • March 2
  • April 20
  • May 25
  • June 1, 8, 15, 29
  • July 6, 20, 27
  • August 3, 17
  • September 7
  • October 12, 26
  • November 16, 23, 30
  • December 14, 21, 28

Last Updated: October 15, 2018

Contact our professional event planning staff for more information and a free site tour by calling 218-722-5573 or emailing