The Metropolitan was formerly known as Rupert’s Night Club before D’Amico and Partners purchased it in 1996. Photo by Travis Anderson Photography
Even before D’Amico and Partners took it over in 1996, The Metropolitan Club & Ballroom of Golden Valley had deep roots in the musical history of the Twin Cities, when it was known as Rupert’s Night Club.
“Once the Rupert’s era came to a close, D’Amico and Partners took the space over in 1996 and transformed it into an event venue,” said D’Amico senior event planner and marketing manager Christie Altendorf. “For over 20 years, celebrations of all shapes and sizes occurred within those historic walls, with many bands taking stage in the Clubroom, where Prince once played himself.”
However, by the mid-1990s, Rupert’s no longer had the draw that it possessed during its heyday.
“In order to still honor the musical history of the space but update the look to be relevant, our owner and designer, Richard D’Amico, took inspiration from ‘every great dance scene between Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire’ as he created a space that was light, airy and vibrant,” said Altendorf. “The result has been a venue that maintains the historic bones of the space while breathing life into a new era of events.”
Today, The Metropolitan is a premier venue for celebrations of all kinds. Boasting a large, versatile space that can accommodate as many as 1,200 people, the venue has a built-in stage and dance floor, top-of-the-line A/V features such as projections and big screens, an onsite lounge, award-winning catering courtesy of D’Amico, high-scale linens and glassware, and more. Recently, The Metropolitan enjoyed a sweeping renovation, complete with a grand opening event last October.
“The Metropolitan works exclusively with D’Amico Catering to create custom, creative menus for events of every kind,” said Altendorf.
It’s no surprise, then, that The Metropolitan is a natural fit for couples looking to find the perfect spot for their wedding receptions.
“The Metropolitan is an ideal wedding venue for couples who want a timeless celebration complete with delicious cuisine and high-end service,” said Altendorf. “The set up of the space makes for a perfect flow as guests enjoy social hour, the reception and dancing amongst sparkling chandeliers and engaging artwork. Located just outside of Minneapolis, the Metropolitan is just five minutes outside of downtown as well as just north of the amenities and shops that The West End offers.”
The Metropolitan has a club room, two ballrooms, a veranda, and a boardroom, with the entire establishment measured at 9,875 square feet. It’s a magnificent setting perfect for any celebration of matrimony. Any couple looking to make The Metropolitan their reception destination can easily prospect with D’Amico’s team.
“An experienced D’Amico Catering event planner can share info and set up tours for the Metropolitan at any time,” said Altendorf.
For more information on The Metropolitan, visit damicocatering.com/venues/metropolitan.
The Metropolitan Club & Ballroom
5418 Wayzata Blvd.