Holiday Parties Made Merry & Bright

The holidays are a time for celebration, reflecting on a great year and spending time with family and friends. Holiday parties and gatherings are the perfect way to do that and it’s never too early to begin planning the perfect holiday event. No matter the size, Burnsville has a variety of spaces and restaurants that are sure to make your business, friends or family holiday party merry and bright! Read on to see some of the restaurants and other spaces in Burnsville that would be happy to work with you on your special occasion!

Jo Jo's Rise & Wine


Jo Jo's Rise & Wine offers a cozy, intimate space for up to 24 people that’s just perfect for small holiday gatherings and parties. Socialize, connect and energize the party with specialty coffees, teas and fresh pastries - and an incredible wine list for your evening events, all with a fantastic view of the Heart of the City!

Porter Creek Hardwood Grill


From jeans to cocktail dresses, everyone will feel comfortable at Porter Creek! With seating for up to 60 you are sure to find Porter Creek the perfect place for intimate gatherings as well as large corporate holiday functions.

For a semi private event, the South Dining Room is the perfect place, seating up to 34 guests. Popular due to the intimate nature of the space with carpet and lower ceilings, while open to the restaurant on one side. Perfect for a personal event.

For a private event, their most popular space for special events is the Porch, seating up to 56 guests. Fully-enclosed for the most privacy. Well suited for intimate gatherings as well as large corporate functions, this space has it all!

Buca di Beppo


At Buca di Beppo, large groups are welcomed with open arms! Enjoy authentic Italian cuisine in a fun and festive atmosphere with private rooms to accommodate 15-135 guests. Buca is here to make your holiday business event, family celebration or special occasion a memorable one.

Best Western Premier Nicollet Inn


The Best Western Premier Nicollet Inn has 4,500 square feet of event space, including up to six rooms of varying sizes and décor. The Ballroom, ideal for large corporate meetings, seminars and weddings, can accommodate up to 300 people. The Executive Boardroom, perfect for breakout sessions and smaller meetings, can accommodate up to 40 people. The Boardroom, great for private luncheons and intimate gatherings, can accommodate up to 40 people. They offer a Farm to Table concept banquet menu offering breakfast, lunch, dinner and specialty breaks and they are centrally located at the junction of I-35E and I-35W.

Mediterranean Cruise Café


The Mediterranean Cruise Cafe, a local favorite, caters wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, groom’s dinners, corporate events, all-day meetings, luncheons, dinner parties, private parties, graduations, anniversaries, birthdays and holiday gatherings. Their beautiful banquet room seats 65+ guests with additional seating on the adjoining patio and main dining room.

They offer a buffet style or intimate sit down service for your special occasion, specializing in the finest Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and American cuisine such as shish kabobs, lamb, gyros, Mediterranean stir-fry’s, pastas, steaks, seafood, specialty desserts and much more!

Ames Center


You're holiday party takes center stage at the Ames Center. This state-of-the-art venue boasts a variety of rooms and spaces perfect for a corporate, non-profit or friends & family holiday event! Both upper and lower level lobbies face Nicollet Commons Park Plaza with floor to ceiling windows, showering this space with natural sunlight and outstanding views of the park for guests.

Poor Richard’s Commonhouse


Poor Richard’s fosters a spirit of community and fellowship with three gathering spaces. Whether it be a group of 30 or 150 their spaces are inviting, the food and beverage most excellent, the service and staff is the best anyone can offer and they’ll make sure you have the best experience possible.

With the holidays approaching and family and friends coming into town, be sure to recommend a #MyBURNSVILLE hotel for their stay! With nine comfortable and affordable properties to choose from, you're sure to find a property they'll love!