Welcome to the Lumber Exchange Event Center

We are Downtown Minneapolis’ most versatile venue, located at the intersection of Hennepin Avenue and South 5th Street in the dazzling Lumber Exchange Building. Over the past 4 years, we have hosted some of the Twin Cities’ greatest events at the Fountain Room, The Exchange & Alibi Lounge and The Pourhouse. We are now thrilled to launch our newly remodeled event venue.

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When The Pourhouse opened in 2012 it quickly garnered success as a great restaurant to watch televised sports events and the place to party on Friday on Saturday nights. However, its prohibition-influenced design and large space showed strong potential for events and celebrations of all kinds, and we began hosting private parties, corporate events and charity galas. As The Pourhouse flourished into a prosperous event venue, and we continued to receive event and wedding requests, we discovered the third floor space in the Lumber Exchange Building that was an ideal larger event and wedding venue. The Fountain Room was opened to fulfill that vision.
To cater to upscale, swanky socialites of Minneapolis, we opened The Exchange Nightclub and Alibi Lounge. This modern, sophisticated space attracted happy hour goers and night time clubbers, and provided us with additional space to host events like wedding receptions, cocktail hours and corporate parties.
We are now thrilled to launch our newly expanded and redesigned event venue, The Lumber Exchange Event Center. Our unique group of spaces and services take the stress out of event planning, allowing you to enjoy the experience. No matter the size, budget or occasion, we can turn your dream event into a reality.

Cuisine and Beverage

Our menu changes seasonally, so please inquire for our most updated menu. If you desire cuisine not listed on our menu, our in-house catering kitchen and chef will make their best effort to prepare your event menu to your liking.


Take your event
to the next level


Beautiful venues for both your ceremony and reception

Corporate & Non-Profit Events

Your business and cause is our top priority; let us take care of your employees or clients

Social Events & Parties

Birthdays, reunions, greek and athletic socials; leave the party planning to us.

Bachelor / Bachelorette Parties

Spend a night out with the guys / girls before the big day

Private Dining

Customize our menu to fit your event.


Give the fans an experience they will remember for years



Located in the heart of downtown on the corner of Hennepin Avenue and South 5th Street, the Lumber Exchange building is a Minneapolis landmark rooted in history. As the epicenter of Minnesota’s lumber trade operations, the Lumber Exchange building was a major contributor to the economic development of the state.
At the time of its construction in 1885, the Lumber Exchange Building was one of the most grandiose and expensive buildings in Minneapolis. Designed with the old world elegance and charm of the romanesque revival, the building boasts grand arch entries, romantic chandeliers, lofty vault ceilings and dazzling marble hardwood floors.


  • "An absolute blast
    We had an absolute blast at the party last night. The food was awesome, service was great, band was amazing…great space! Hopefully you will let us come back for another event down the road. We definitely have some food leftover, so we will be having it for lunch! "

    Cristen C. | New Business Project Coordinator, Clarity Coverdale Fury
  • "They know what they are doing
    The Fountain Room was fantastic! We booked our this venue for our wedding on a Saturday in July, both ceremony and reception. Everyone was wonderful to work with and the service was great. We received many compliments from our wedding party on how nice the Lumber Exchange Event Center staff was. I would highly recommend this venue to others either for weddings or large parties. "

    Liz W. | Bride