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Event Spaces

 

 

 

 

Banquet Room

Our private event space can host a diverse selection of groups: company events, fund-raisers, holiday parties, weddings, family reunions and much more. It houses a private bar, sound and light system, and projection for slide shows or presentations. Seats over 300 guests.

Event Center

 

 

Game Room

The semi-private game room area is ideal for small groups, meetings or celebrating special occasions.

Total event space up to 50 guests.

Main Dning Room

 

 

Upstairs Terrace

The cozy, semi-private setting is ideal for small groups, informal meetings or celebrating special occasions. It has a terrrace over looking the game area and is a great way to relax outside and enjoy the weather.

Total event space, seats up to 75 guests.

Main Dning Room

 

 

Conference Room (Upstairs)

Private meeting room upstairs with a large private deck. Perfect for small meetings. A/V equipment available.

Total event space, seats up to 30 guests.

Conference Room

Conference Room

Coference Deck

 

 

 

Corporate Events

No matter the size of your business, the type of event you want to host or the time of year, the Friendly Buffalo has multiple options and event areas to cater to your corporate event needs.

 

 

 

Parties and Meetings

Have a small group for prom, birthday party, rehearsal dinner, business meeting or just a get-togther? We've got you covered!

 

 


 

Weddings & Banquets

 

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5 Star DJ Reviews Kitty and I were very pleased with the way our wedding turned out.  Dave really went above and beyond our expectations, and because of him, the wedding was a total success. Our DJ cancelled a couple of days before the wedding, via text, and Dave was able to take care of it without a hitch. We had so many compliments on the food, service, and the venue itself, that we have and will continue to recommend the friendly buffalo to everyone we know. Thanks again for making our day so special, Rus & Kitty Lehman

Russell C. Lehman

 

 

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Unique Services from a Unique Venue

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There is no question that the Friendly Buffalo has an amazing history and a lot of character. However, you may not know what happens inside and around the Friendly Buffalo.

We are committed to making your wedding unforgettable. Our Event Center is transformed into a gorgeous, one-of-a-kind wedding celebration room. We strive to make your planning as simple as possible by offering, professional and affordable solution to meet nearly all of your Wedding needs. We even offer bundle discounts for booking more than one of our excellent service like, DJ, Photography, Videography and Photo Booths.

 

 

E-mail us today for more information!

 

 

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Event Planning

Event planning is a complex, stressful, time consumer task. We have the perfect tools and staff to help make things simple and easy. We have customized online planners, an experienced, professional event planner and the perfect atmosphere to make everything work smoothly! 

 

 

Ceremonies and Receptions

We have several options to host your next wedding or special event. Not only can we meet all of your reception needs in multiple areas of the property and at both of our locations (Big Lake and Priceton), we can even host your ceremony, shower, and grooms dinner.

 

 

 

Dancing

DJ Service

With our amazing, high quality in-house sound and light system, it is a breeze to turn your event into an awesome party. We offer DJ's that know how to run all the equipment, are professionally trained to perform at events, and have excellent customer service skills. we have hundreds of excellent reviews about our amazing team. They handle all the duties that a professional DJ should. From Grand March introductions, announcing all the activities, and playing excellent music for your guests to honoring your requests and helping to make sure you and your guests have a great time!

 

 

 

Photo Booth Strips

 

Photo Booths

Photo booths are EXTREMELY popular right now. People love to get silly and crave something fun to do besides dance. We have several affordable, high quality photo booth styles to choose from. 

 

 

 

Wedding Couple Closeup

Photography

It seems that we all have a family member or friend who is a Photographer these days, but are they truly professionals? Shooting a wedding is a very exhausting and difficult task. Lighting and getting good quality photographs can be a really big challenge for anyone. You are constantly moving and taking pictures in both light and dark locations all day. If you want GOOD quality pictures, ideas for poses and direction on what pictures to take, you best leave it up to the pros.

 

 

 

Online Planning Tools

We have built a custom, online event planner with questions that pertain to your entire wedding or special event.  It is an excellent guide to planning the perfect event! 

 

Reviews

5 Star DJ ReviewsWe had an outdoor wedding, and reception in a tent in Alexandria, MN. We found MN Pro DJ on the internet when planning and gave him a call. After talking with him he seemed like a good fit so we sent him our PayPal deposit (very convenient) right away. Dave was very professional, answered all of our questions, and even made a special trip to Alexandria a month before the wedding in order to go over a few things, as well as evaluate the electrical capabilities of where the reception was being held since this was the first wedding ever had there. This was a huge help and stress reliever. He answered all of our questions, and they were able to accommodate all of our requests, including providing a microphone and music for the actual ceremony as well as the reception.

After the ceremony, he had to move all of his equipment from the ceremony up to the reception site in order to play some background music for the cocktail hour. We didn't even notice him moving his stuff, and he was playing music again faster than we could have hoped.

We had originally planned to announce the grand march ourselves, but changed last minute (literally, maybe 5 minutes before) and decided to have Dave announce. We also changed our fist wedding party dance song last minute as well. Dave was great with all the last minute changes and it was just a huge relief that he was willing to do whatever he needed and could to help our day be perfect.

Song selection at the reception was awesome. We had multiple compliments that they played such a great variety of music, and Dave did an awesome job keeping people on the dance floor. It was packed all night. Apparently someone at our reception made a list of almost 20 songs that were all one genre, and Dave had noticed that whenever songs similar to ones on the list were played, everyone seemed to leave the dance floor. He approached us and suggested that he maybe mix in a few here and there rather than playing them all, so we definitely appreciated him paying attention to what was working and what wasn't, rather than just hanging out and not caring how much fun everyone was having.

Dave had to leave (he told us well before the wedding day) about halfway through the dance for a personal commitment, and the person who came and replaced him (Andru) from MN Pro DJ did just as awesome of a job, and was willing to stand on a table at the end of the night and take a picture of everyone who stuck it out the whole time.

For such a random discovery of MN Pro DJ, we just googled DJ's in MN, we couldn't be happier to have landed on Dave/MN Pro DJ. Dave was a huge help with everything, did everything we asked, and just did an all around fantastic job. My bride and I would DEFINITELY RECOMMEND using MN Pro DJ to any/everyone that we can. Great Job all around.

THANKS!
Nate + Ellen

 

 

5 Star DJ ReviewsWe held our 20 year class reunion in at the friendly buffalo and had a great experience. The staff was knowledgeable and very helpful. Communication was smooth and consistent and there were no surprises either before or during our event. The pricing was very reasonable and the food was good! The location is easy to get to, with plenty of parking. We rented the patio space and it was great to have both indoor and outdoor options with the ability to utilize the outdoor activities with no additional cost.
Thanks Friendly Buffalo for a great reunion!
A. Welch - Class of 1996

 

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5 Star DJ ReviewsThe Friendly Buffalo just catered our 50th class reunion in Princeton Minnesota this past weekend.  I just wanted to express my appreciation to your staff who were part of this wonderful event.  They did an outstanding job both Friday and Saturday evening.  The food was great and service was excellent.  Thank you to you and your staff for making this reunion a true success.
Phil Wicktor

 

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5 Star DJ ReviewsI was going to send you a message telling you how pleased I was with the success of the Princeton High School Class of 1956's 60th class reunion.  You were wonderful to work with putting up with all my emails and questions.  I thought everything went beautifully and the food and service was great!  I hope your restaurant gets up and running soon!

Gloria


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5 Star DJ ReviewsKitty and I were very pleased with the way our wedding turned out.  Dave really went above and beyond our expectations, and because of him, the wedding was a total success. Our DJ cancelled a couple of days before the wedding, via text, and Dave was able to take care of it without a hitch. We had so many compliments on the food, service, and the venue itself, that we have and will continue to recommend the friendly buffalo to everyone we know. Thanks again for making our day so special, Rus & Kitty Lehman

Russell C. Lehman

 

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5 Star DJ ReviewsThanks for helping me throw a great surprise birthday party for my wife.  Your support and the outstanding support of your staff made it an enjoyable event our friends and family will remember for a life time.
 
Thanks again!
Dan

 

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5 Star DJ ReviewsThe event was wonderful. The Friendly Buffalo staff was attentive to every detail. The serving staff was on time and served with a smile. The bartender was great engaging with customers and making all feel welcome. The space was great, except for having  some of our attendees off in the other room during the presentation, but overall I don't feel that impacted our evening. Attendees enjoyed the food (although I should have ordered more meatballs and mushroom crostini!) it all was fabulous! Thank you Dave for helping us put on this event for our AMAZING volunteers, it was a special treat for all of them...

Ali Noble 

 

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5 Star DJ ReviewsThanks so much for Darins 50th Birthday party last Friday. Everyone
had a terrific time!!

Thanks,
Janelle Dalzell

 

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5 Star DJ ReviewsWe recently had our Fall WineFest at your establishment on Friday, October 28th. It was a huge success. Just want to say THANK YOU to your staff for all of your help in making this such a great success.

Lisa


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5 Star DJ ReviewsI just wanted to thank you for working with us to hold the Deuces Wild! event on Sept. 16th. Rick and his staff put in a lot of effort that day to make the room work for us- thanks so much! I appreciate al your communication with me as well. We made a profit of just over $10,000 that night that goes straight to our funded agencies who meet the basic needs of our community

-Joy with Sherburne Cty. Area (United Way)

 

 

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