Urban Daisy provides the perfect blank slate to make the location any vibe you want! With the white walls and fun, contemporary decor, this venue is sure to leave a lasting impression on your guests. To give you all the details, we interviewed Amy Knight, the Event Sales and Operations Manager of Urban Daisy.
How old is your building, what is its history and when did you start doing events?
Urban Daisy is located in the historic Fisk Building on Hennepin Avenue in Minneapolis. The building was established in 1917 and it has a lot of the original features. Our space was formerly a playing card and poker chip factory which is why you will see red ink stains on our concrete floors. Urban Daisy had our first fully onsite event in April of 2022.
What do you think the best feature of your venue is?
The large windows that outline the space are what everyone loves, closely followed by the white exposed brick.
What do you think is the biggest challenge of working in your space, and what are some best practices for it?
We have been very fortunate and haven’t had many challenges so far, largely because of the incredible vendors we work with. I would say maybe the long hallway that catering has to use to access the prep kitchen, but they never complain and they have gotten really good at rolling everything in 🙂
What do you think is the perfect number of guests for your venue, assuming everyone will be sitting at a table at one time? What is the benefit of having this number of guests?
Ideally 240 or less. That leaves plenty of room for serving and for guests to spread out.
What is the most interesting thing someone has done at a wedding at your venue?
Every wedding is special and unique, but we had a family recently that all sang together several times throughout the ceremony and even the vows. They were incredibly talented and it gave everyone goosebumps.
Do you require a professional planner or day of coordinator at your venue? Why or why not? If you don’t have one, or have one that doesn’t do a good job, how does it affect you as a venue and the wedding as a whole?
We do require a day of coordinator. There is such a difference between a well-run, organized event led by a professional. We want our clients and their guests to be able to feel that, enjoy that, and soak in every minute of the day that they have dreamed about for so long.
Thank you to Amy for taking the time to do this interview with us! We hope that this inside look at Urban Daisy has been a helpful guide in your venue decision. Be sure to send us a message if you’re still in need of a coordinator or planner for your wedding here!
All Photos By: Rachel Lahlum Photography