Weddings Duluth wedding. DECC celebration. The DECC has long been a much sought-after Duluth 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 made perfect for your big day. Our venue is also centrally located for in-town and out of town wedding guests. The DECC is within walking distance to many destination hotels, including indoor skywalk access to Downtown. Each wedding party is partnered with one event planner that will help you from beginning to end. Contact our professional event planning staff for more information and a free site tour by calling 218-722-5573 or by filling out our wedding inquiry form. Rates & Services Reception Venues & Available Dates Ceremony Rooms FAQ Wedding Inquiry Form Anne Victoria Photography City Side Convention Center – Max Caven Photography Plan Your DECC Wedding Lake Superior Ballroom – Max Caven Photography Harbor Side Ballroom – Anne Victoria Photography Harbor Side Ballroom – Anne Victoria Photography Harbor Side Ballroom Shawna Vine Photography Shane Long Photography Lake Superior Ballroom | Shane Long Photography Anne Victoria Photography Head Table | Shane Long Photography Shawna Vine Photography Anne Victoria Photography Harbor Side Ballroom – Anne Victoria Photography Dance | Mad Chicken Studio Harbor Side Ballroom | Mad Chicken Studio Dining Table | Amy Mae Photos Cake Cutting | Amy Mae Photos Gooseberry Falls Wedding Jenna Leigh Photography Lake Superior Ballroom | Shane Long Photography Max Caven Photography | Harbor Side Ballroom Rates and Services The DECC understands the importance of keeping your day all about you. There is no one-size fits all. That’s why we are proud to customize your wedding to your fit your vision, and remain transparent in pricing every step of the way. Lake Superior Ballroom | 2023 – $1,250 | 2024 – $1,350 City Side View Required Dinner for 150-450 Guests Horizon Room | 2023 – $1,500 | 2024 – $1,600 Lake Superior View Required Dinner for 150-200 Guests Harbor Side Ballroom | 2023 – $2,000 | 2024 – $2,100 Lake Superior View Required Dinner for 250-425 Guests Ceremony Room | 2023 – $750 | 2024 – $850 Includes two dressing rooms. Included with reception room rental: White, Black, or Ivory Linen Tablecloths Variety of Colored Linen Napkins Dance Floor Microphone for Welcome and Toasts Skirted Tables for DJ, Gifts, Cake, and Guest Book Elevated Head Table Cake Cutting Service Background Music Catering and Liquor Services The DECC’s in-house catering department focuses on serving food created with ingredients that are as locally sourced as possible. Some of the local vendors we work with include Upper Lakes Foods, Bent Paddle Brewing Co., Duluth Coffee Co., and more. To stick with our sustainable goals, we donate or compost all leftover food and use compostable items whenever possible. Our catering operation is part of the DECC and not contracted out, which saves you money and means a professional and impressive spread every time. All food is provided exclusively by the DECC, with the exception of a decorated wedding cake or decorated wedding cupcakes. Click here for our comprehensive Wedding Worksheet For more photos, visit our Pinterest page. Reception Venues Harbor Side Ballroom A bride’s favorite, the 12,000 square foot Harbor Side Ballroom overlooks Lake Superior with unparalleled views Duluth landmark Aerial Lift Bridge. Hosts: 250-425 Guests Third floor of the Harbor Side Convention Center 2023 Available Dates July 1, 8, 15 August 5, 12, 26 September 2 October 7, 21, 28 November 4, 11, 25 December 9, 16, 23, 30 2024 Available Dates (Jan-June) January 20 February 10, 17, 24 March 2, 9, 23, 30 April 6, 27 May 4, 11, 18, 25 June 8, 29 Last Updated: March 13, 2023 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 2023 Available Dates July 1, 8 August 5, 12, 26 September 2, 16 October 7, 21, 28 November 4, 25 December 9, 16, 23, 30 2024 Available Dates (Jan-June) January 6, 13 February 3, 10, 17, 24 March 2, 9, 23, 30 April 6, 27 May 18, 25 June 8, 29 Last Updated: March 13, 2023 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 2023 Available Dates July 1, 8 August 5, 12, 19 September 2, 9, 16 October 7, 28 November 25 December 9, 16, 23, 30 2024 Available Dates (Jan-June) January – None February – None March 23 April 27 May 4, 11, 25 June 8, 29 Last Updated: March 13, 2023 Ceremony Rooms The DECC offers separate rooms available to rent for ceremonies. The rental fee for a ceremony room is $750 and includes two dressing rooms, chairs, one wired microphone and tables for the gifts, guest book and music. Rental of a reception room does not guarantee availability of a ceremony room. French River Room An intimate room with large windows that keeps the focus on you Hosts: 150-200 guests Second floor of the City Side Convention Center Gooseberry Falls Room A larger space with hard wood floors Hosts: 200-300 guests First floor of the City Side Convention Center 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 www.decc.org/venues-facilities/catering 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? On-site parking is available at the current rate. Arrangements can be made for the host to pay for parking fees. 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 $750 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. What are the reception hours? Room rental includes a six hour reception to end no later than midnight. An additional hour may be added with advance agreement for a rate of $295. The reception period includes the social hour, dinner and dance. 8. Are there decoration restrictions? Ballrooms can be made available for decorating by 10:oo am. on the day of the wedding. Candles are allowed if flame is enclosed. Crepe paper, rice, glitter, confetti and helium balloons are prohibited. 9. How do we make a reservation? – Please call one of our Event Planners at 218-722-5573 to reserve the room of your choice. 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. 10. Do you have any printable information? Yes! Print our Wedding Brochure here: Wedding Brochure CONTACT INFORMATION Contact our professional event planning staff for more information or a free site tour by calling 218-722-5573 or by filling out our wedding inquiry form.