Metropolitan Ballroom Unveils New Remodel

The D’Amico venue receives a modern, light-and-bright update while keeping its historical class
Guests mingle and enjoy cocktails on opening night.

Travis Anderson Photography

The Metropolitan Ballroom & Clubroom in Golden Valley celebrated the grand opening of its new-and-improved space on October 1 with a classy cocktail party, complete with live music and a dessert bar by its owner, D’Amico Catering. Over the past several months, the Metropolitan has undergone a slew of changes that gives it a fresh look, adding new flooring, beautiful light fixtures, and a magnificent, custom glass chandelier over the built-in stage and dance floor. 

Before, the nearly 9,000-square-foot property featured maroon patterned carpets and a darker color scheme.  With these new updates, the venue is more open, bright, and modern with clean lines and simple elegance, but it still retains nods to the past. 

Metropolitan Ballroom & Clubroom

Travis Anderson Photography

“My design inspiration for this project was every classic Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers dance scene, with a little bit of Busby Berkeley thrown in for good measure,” says D’Amico & Partners’ founding partner and venue designer Richard D’Amico in a press release. 

The venue, which D’Amico took over in 1996, has four spaces that have always been versatile for weddings and events both grand and intimate. The ballroom itself can hold over 400 people, but is easily halved to create separate, smaller spaces, and white walls make it customizable. Several seated tiers that overlook the stage and dance floor provide a nice separation from the rest of the venue. The new lounge area is ideal for the wedding party to relax in before the ceremony, and the luxury details like silver Chiavari chairs complete the space beautifully. Additionally, there’s a spacious complimentary onsite parking lot, which a party of any size will enjoy. 

During the grand opening, guests indulged in the delicious eats and mingled excitedly as the band’s music filled the room. As the night went on, people joined the dance floor, and the merriment was just a prelude to the many events the new space will hold in the future.

Metropolitan Ballroom & Clubroom

Travis Anderson Photography

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Emily Heegaard
Emily is an editorial intern and an English major at Metropolitan State University. In her free time, you can find her at the climbing gym, taking too many pictures of her rescue-dog Josie, making banana bread (her specialty), spending time outside, browsing bookstores, or trying to find the next best coffee and pastry in the Twin Cities.