Preferred Catering & Bar Service Partners

 

Thank you for considering using Pique Travel Event Space for your event! We look forward to having you at our space and offering you different options for catering and bar service to best suit your needs. In all instances, you will contract directly with these vendors and Pique does not collect a catering fee. 

 

We have partnered with the following companies to offer our clients a wonderful experience for their events:

 

Host a Toast: https://www.hostatoast.co/ - Working with Host a Toast will allow you to have food from some of the best caterers in town like Kowalski’s, Chowgirls, or YOUR favorite caterer, or talk to them about creating a custom menu for your event with one of their private chef partners. When you pair that with their hosted bar service*, where you bring the alcohol and they bring everything else needed to run the bar, Host a Toast offers a one-stop, one-vendor solution for your event.

 

*Host a Toast bar service only available when you book full-service or staffing with them. Bar must be a fully hosted bar where no guests are charged for drinks. 

 

D’Amico Catering: https://damicocatering.com/ If you have been to a wedding or event in the Twin Cities in the last 25 years, it is likely that you have experienced D’Amico Catering. Known for their high quality and impeccable service, from the **bar to desserts, they can offer your guests a premier experience. 

 

**When using D’Amico for a cash, hosted or combination bar, all alcoholic beverages must be provided by and purchased from these caterers. No client-provided alcohol is allowed. 

 

Chef Jeff Catering: https://www.chef-jeff.com/ A smaller, family-owned caterer, Chef Jeff has been serving the Twin Cities area since 2004. If you are looking for a delicious meal, including options for different global menus, and someone to work with within your budget, Chef Jeff could be a great fit for you! Chef Jeff does not provide bar service. 

 

When you use Full-Service catering by one of these vendors, they will be the one to provide all the items you need for food service, including linen options. They are also the ones who will manage the space. Someone from Pique will be there at the start of your rental time to make sure everything is set up as you expected it to be and to answer any questions, but then catering will take over to make sure the restrooms stay clean, rules are followed, takes out the trash and locks up at the end of the event. These caterers know our space well and no outside fees or service is required when using one of them. 


Bar Service 

 

If you are working with D’Amico or Chef Jeff for catering, you also have the option to use  Liquid Motion for bar service. You can work with Liquid Motion a few different ways: 

 

  • Have Liquid Motion connect you directly to a liquor store where you pick out and purchase what you want to serve as a hosted bar. They will pick up the alcohol, bring it to Pique, get it set up and then collect it all at the end of the event. Whatever is resellable gets returned to the store and refunded back to you. No need for you or anyone in your group to manage any part of the bar! Your bar must be hosted for the entirety of your event. 

  • You purchase your own alcohol from whatever source you like and bring it to Pique within your rental time, and plan to take back anything that is left over at the end of your event. Your bar must be hosted for the entirety of your event. 

  • If it makes more sense for you to have a mostly or all of a cash bar at your event, Liquid Motion can bring all the alcohol and sell through their MNCATR license. When going this route, you may purchase alcohol from Liquid Motion to serve to your guests on a hosted basis, but you cannot bring in any of your own to host. All alcohol must come through Liquid Motion with this option. 

 

Liquid Motion will bring all the items to manage the bar with any of these items: coolers, ice, cups, napkins, mixers, lemons, limes, etc. They also have the option to add on real glassware and other items to complete your event. 

 

FAQs:

 

What do you mean by Full-Service catering? Full-Service means that catering staff brings the food to the venue, stays on-site to manage and serve it, clears tables, manages trash and leaves staff until the end of the event to help lock up the space and make sure everything is out. Full-Service catering is the only kind of catering allowed at Pique. If you are looking to use a Full-Service caterer other than the ones on our list, please let us know that in your inquiry or email correspondence. 

 

What do you mean by a hosted or cash bar? A hosted bar means that your guests are not paying for their alcoholic drinks. A cash bar means that they are. If you are looking to have a mostly or all hosted bar we highly recommend you consider working with Host a Toast for all of your bar and food needs, or Liquid Motion for the bar, as either of those companies have options to bring your own alcohol. If you are going to have an all or mostly cash bar, you can use Liquid Motion, Deco or D’Amico for the bar. 

Other Partners

We have other wonderful vendors that know our space and may offer special pricing for Pique Event Venue clients: 

Wedding and Event Planning

Keyed Up Events

keyedupevents.com

Ceremony Locations

Excelsior Commons

ci.excelsior.mn.us

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

arb.umn.edu

Norenberg Gardens

threeriverspark.org

The Woods Chapel

thewoodschapel.com

Event Rentals

Epic Event Rental

https://epicrentalmn.com/index.html

Festivities 

https://www.festivitiesmn.com/   Brochure

Keyed Up Decor Rental

https://keyedupevents.com/rentals

Lulu's Event Rentals

lulueventrentals.com

The Seatery

http://www.theseaterymn.com/home.html

Photographers

Angela Divine Photography

angeladivinephotography.com

Bethany Jackson Photography

https://bethanyjacksonphotography.com/

Heather Hanson Photography

https://www.heatherhanson.photography/

Jessica Knighton Photography

https://jessicaknighton.com/

Rachel Lahlum Photography

https://rachellahlum.com/

Floral and Decor

CandelightFloral

candlelightfloral.com

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Studio B Floral

https://www.studiobfloral.com/

Wilderland Floral

wilderlandfloral.com

Officiants

​Perfect Day Ceremonies & Affordable I Dos 

perfectdayceremonies.com

Positively Charmed

positivelycharmed.com

Music

Ben Wilinski

​Acoustic Guitar and Vocals

benwilinksi@gmail.com

Lake String Quartet

lakestringquartet.com

Pianist for Parties

pianistforparties.com

Stationery

Epitome Papers (Located in Excelsior)

epitomepapers.com

Ivory Isle Designs

ivoryisledesigns.com

Travel Agent

Pique Travel Design

piquetravel.com

Hair and Makeup

Bella on the Bay

https://www.bellaonthebay.com/

Makeup by Aleah

makeupbyaleah.com

Spa Beauty Agency

https://www.spabeautymn.com/

Styled by Abbi

styledbyabbi.com

Ziel Bridal

Zielbridal.com

Hotels

Americinn Chanhassen

wyndhamhotel.com/americinn/

Country Inn and Suites Chanhassen

radissonhotels.com

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Chanhassen

ihg.com/holidayinnexpress

The Landings Wayzata

thehotellanding.com

Hotel Excelsior

https://www.hotelexcelsior.com/

Desserts

Amy's Cupcake Shoppe

amyscupcakeshoppe.com

Buttercream

https://buttercream.info/

Crumbl Cookies

https://crumblcookies.com/mnminnetonka

Emily Grace Cakes

https://www.emilygracecakes.com/

Nothing Bundt Cakes, Minnetonka

nothingbundtcakes.com

Transportation

Minnesota Coaches

minnesotacoaches.com

Nite Trane Transportation

nitetranemn.com

Renee's Limousines

reneeslimousines.com

Multi-Service Providers 
(Photo, Video, DJ, Photobooth)

Complete

completewedo.com

Studio Veil

studioveil.com

Misc. Services

Alpha Lit Letters

alphalitletters.com/twin-cities.html

Bill Hermann Entertainment

billhermann.com

Dream Day Dressing Rooms

dreamdaydressingrooms.com

EMI Audio (Sound, Lighting)

EMIaudio.com

G.L. Berg Entertainment

glberg.com

Imagine Lights

imaginelightsmn.com

Sassy Lassy Events (hosts, games)

sassylassyevents.com

Rehearsal Dinner Locations

Bull & Wren

bullandwren.com

 

De Groodt House

https://www.degroodthouse.com/

Hazelwood

hazelwoodfoodanddrink.com

Event Insurance

The Event Helper

theeventhelper.com