Planning a Duluth Event-Don’t let these steps slip your mind

Duluth, Minnesota offers an expansive natural background for any special occasion. Whether you’re a bride planning a wedding, or the lucky family member organizing a family reunion, we have compiled a list of planning to-dos to help keep you sane throughout the entire process.


Check for Community Events

Before deciding on a date or venue, browse the Visit Duluth or the Greater Downtown Council calendars for any events that may be conflicting with yours. Consider how they might affect traffic, lodging, or availability for your guests. We recommend signing up for their email lists so you can receive pertinent construction notices and updates that you can communicate to your attendees.


Choose Unique Vendors

Duluth is a unique town where you can find an abundance of unique local venues, artists, and makers to create an event that “wows” your guests and allows them to embrace the beauty that is Duluth. View the Northland from a new perspective while cruising aboard Duluth’s only floating event center at the Vista Fleet. Decorate with customized florals and balloons from the local creators at Superior Blooms and The Duluth Balloon Company. Spoil your guests with edible art as your sweet treat baked by the experts at How Sweet It Is. Your event is special. Choose vendors that will recognize and celebrate with you.


Reserve Early

After completing your initial research don’t forget the big steps; decide and book your venue and vendors. It is recommended to do this early, especially if you have a specific date in mind. Duluth is a town full of happenings, so allowing your guests adequate time to make their plans is ideal.


Use an Event Planner

Our friends at Northland Special Events specialize in curating one-of-a-kind events. They help take the headache out of planning to allow you to enjoy your time in the Northland as well as the period leading up to it. With your vision at the forefront, they will create an experience sure to captivate your guests.


Don’t Forget the Odds and Ends

Encourage your guests to reserve their hotel rooms early. Communicate your preferred lodging picks to them. Consider location and pricing to your event while determining this list.

While most everyone has smart phones nowadays, your guests will so appreciate a heads-up on parking situations and route guidance.

Have fun! Let your vendors do what they do best and allow yourself to truly spend time with your guests and enjoy your event.

Lastly, thank them for coming. A hand-written note goes a long way to make someone feel special.