Event Information

15th Annual Minnesota Star Awards, An Idyllic Evening

March 15th, 2019
6:00pm - 12:00am
Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot
225 3rd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN

Beware of The Ides of March! The 15th Annual Minnesota Star Awards to be held on Friday, March 15th, 2019. The ceremony will showcase the amazing work of this years’ Star Award nominees and honor the winners live. The entire evening, including reception and after-party, will showcase some of the best and brightest in Minnesota!

Winner of the 2018 Bizbash Style Award for Best Association Event and celebrating the 15th Anniversary of this iconic event, get ready to enjoy what promises to be a memorable night!

The International Live Events Association (ILEA) – Minneapolis-St. Paul Chapter launched the Minnesota Star Awards to recognize outstanding professionals in the special event industry for all of the events they create, plan, manage and execute each year.

Congratulations to the 2019 Star Awards Nominees

View the listing of 2018 Star Award Winners

View the Pinterest board: 2019 Star Awards Style Inspo - The Ides of March - An Idyllic Evening


ILEA Members - $85 ($105 after March 12)
Guests/Non-members - $100 ($120 after March 12)

Hotel Room Information

Book your group rate for ILEA Star Awards

Please contact Renaissance Reservations at (612) 375-1700 or 866-211-4611 and ask for the ILEA Star Gala 2019 Block to get the group rate of $105.00 for a Standard Guest Room or $169.00 for a Historic Suite.

Book your reservation by Friday, March 1, 2019

Event Sponsors

Thank you to our generous event sponsors.  

For more information on Sponsorship Opportunities contact Jessica Barrett, Sponsorship Chair, at Jessica@machineshopmpls.com or 612-701-2681.



6:00pm: (Veni) Reception in the Great Hall 
7:10pm: The Pavilion doors open 
7:30-9pm: (Vedi) Awards show 
9:00pm-Midnight: (Veci) After-party

Bar service is hosted all night (all guests must have a valid ID)

Please tag and share your photos from the event with #MNStarAwards


Self Parking:
There is a parking lot onsite that can be accessed from 5th Avenue South, between Washington and Second Street North. There is a surface lot and three underground heated levels
Rate: $10/Event, $17/Overnight

Valet Parking:
Available from the front of Renaissance, 225 3rd Avenue South
Rate: $20/Event ; $40/Overnight