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Rush Creek

Groups & Planners

Minneapolis Northwest Tourism is the destination marketing organization that represents the northwest suburbs of Minneapolis, including Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park and Maple Grove, Minnesota. Our mission is to attract visitors to our area, resulting in a positive economic impact.


The Minneapolis Northwest area offers distinctive and versatile meeting venues, 2,200+ guest rooms and FREE parking. With two venues that have over 50,000 square feet of meeting space, we can accommodate meetings large and small. 

The staff at Minneapolis Northwest Tourism is available to connect tour planners, meeting planners and sporting event organizers with the numerous facilities, venues and hotels in the area. We also encourage planners to utilize a simple-to-use grant program designed specifically to help them offset costs for their events. Some of the free services available to meeting and event organizers include:

  • Arrange site visits or tours
  • Help find ideal group lodging to meet specific needs
  • Provide area information & welcome packets
  • Assist with setting up entertainment & dining options
  • Onsite registration help for larger groups

For questions about how the bureau can assist with an event, contact one of the Minneapolis Northwest Tourism sales team members today. Click to meet our sales team.

There are several ways to learn more about the services we offer and how we can connect you with the right people for your next meeting or event. If you're looking to plan a successful golf event, gain expert advice (and golfing tips for beginners) from Jenny Stendahl, Golf Operations Manager with Rush Creek Golf Club. 

Jenny Stendahl has spent her entire career working for one of Minnesota’s finest golf courses – Rush Creek Golf Club in Maple Grove. As Golf Operations Manager, she masterfully works with groups to host memorable events, from corporate outings to fundraisers. Read about Jenny’s background, her love of Rush Creek and get her expert advice on how to host a great golf outing, including tips for beginners.

Rush Creek’s stunning landscape and finely manicured course are the perfect backdrop for personal and business-related events. And that’s where Jenny Stendahl comes in, as Golf Operations Manager. She shines brightest when working with groups of all kinds and sizes and her greatest asset is her experience and history with the sport of golf.

Read more, here.

Then take a look at the new trend of “bleisure” travel and how you can turn your next business trip into a fun family adventure.

Coming on a business trip to Minneapolis Northwest? Instead of flying solo, bring the family and turn it into a trip you’ll never forget! Whether you’ve only got a few hours to spare in between meetings or you’re planning on extending your trip a day or two, we’ve got plenty of options to turn your work trip into a fun adventure — or as we like to call it, a bleisure trip!

Read more, here.

Do you need a private event room for a small to mid-size gathering? Browse our picks of the best private event rooms in the area, from upscale locations to casual and family friendly environments. 

Get a "taste" for how we can help you locate the perfect venue for your meeting or event by checking out our Taste of MNW Tour, which introduces planners to some of our best hotels, venues and unique attractions each year. Finally, read about our successful partner event at Target Field that showcases our teams’ planning skills.