Favorite Wedding Venues in Minneapolis

February 18, 2020

Wedding Planning

After ten years doing wedding photography, I decided to make a list on my favorite Weddings in Minneapolis !

 Minneapolis and St Paul are both wonderful cities full of emerging art, diversity, and historic buildings. If you just started on your wedding planning venture, this guide will be a great start!

Best Minneapolis Wedding venues

Picture Mill City Museum (top left) , Nicollet Island Pavillion (top right) , Day Block Event Center (bottom left) , American Swedish Institute (center bottom) and Lakewood Memorial Chapel (bottom right)

A guide for our favorite Wedding Venues in Minneapolis and the greater Metro Area

Mansion Wedding Venues

Gale Mansion in Minneapolis, MN

A beautiful and delicate mansion with many different spaces and light conditions.

Spaces: The exterior limestone and their entrance are two of my favorite spots, but I also like the space inside with all the woodwork!  Their  ballroom is spacious and has an exit to the street which is very convenient. All of their spaces are in different floors so the stairs and elevator will be used by your guests a lot. Cocktail hour tends to happen in the Dining Room and spills outside to the yard easily, which is perfect for your guests to roam. The getting ready room, “Fellowship room”, is a gorgeous and bright room with gorgeous design.

For dramatic photos, you can find spots near the staircase and the Founders room low light vibe is everything you would expect from a mansion! Right in front of the venue there is a park for convenience photos as well.

WEBSITE // Gale Mansion Wedding Gallery // Gallery TWO

Semple Mansion in Minneapolis, MN

Have you ever wanted to be inside a 1920’s movie? That’s what the Semple Mansion feels like! With a wonderful set of different spaces, the mansion can be your magical place. From the start with their regal entrance, a grand foyer, a stunning staircase, and my favorite room: their ballroom. Renaissance style meets Minneapolis!

WEBSITE // Semple Mansion Wedding Gallery

Van Dusen Mansion in Minneapolis

A mansion that looks and feels like a castle! the Van Dusen Mansion is an incredible venue with booth indoor and outdoor spaces!

WEBSITE / INSTAGRAM / Van Dusen Mansion Wedding Gallery

American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis

The American Swedish Institute is a fairytale like place with intricate details and magnificent spaces. It has been my favorite as far as Minneapolis Mansions go! The Historic Turnblad Mansion is incredible and the  Contemporary Nelson Cultural Center is also great modern space to have your Big Day!

WEBSITEAmerican Swedish Institute Wedding Gallery 

Minneapolis Club

Besides feeling like the 1920’s, this classic and fancy venue has the coolest elevator ever. I particularly like this venue because one of my couples was planning all the way from Shangai and they said this was the most responsive venue (or only venue) they found via email. Points to them!

WEBSITE /  Minneapolis Club Gallery

Modern Wedding Venues

Day Block Event Center in Minneapolis, MN

Brick and beer have a lot of pull to me! Even with brick this venue is filled with light and character. It can fit many people comfortably and it can be made to look adorable!

The Rooftop access also gives them extra points in my book! 

WEBSITEDay Block Event Center Wedding Gallery

FIVE event Center in Minneapolis, MN

A more modern wedding venue in the middle of Uptown! I love that every time I see this wedding venue, no matter the season, it looks amazing! The staff is amazing and very helpful, which helps to have a successful day!

WEBSITE / Five Event Center Wedding Gallery

Hewing Hotel Wedding in Minneapolis, MN

In the middle of the Northloop in Minneapolis and with a ton of character, the Hewing hotel is a historic building that has been perfectly modernized and designed. It is a perfect venue for a small ceremony. This works specially well if you have guests coming out of town and you want to introduce them to one of the most fun areas in Minneapolis.

The rooms are gorgeous so you can get ready in the most beautiful room (and spend the night there too!) and there is a bath tub in the roof.  There is a roof that is absolutely perfect for photos!


Muse Event Center in Minneapolis, MN

Gorgeous and modern event center in the trendy North loop neighborhood in Minneapolis. Not only are they excellent for weddings , they are great with lighting and sound, which makes it a wonderful party!

WEBSITE / Instagram

Church & Chappel Wedding Venues

Lakewood Memorial Chapel in Minneapolis, MN *

This cozy chapel is tucked away in Lakewood Memorial and it’s incredibly gorgeous.

WEBSITELakewood Memorial Chapel Wedding Gallery 

Theodore Wirth Chalet  in Golden Valley *

Cabin vibes in the middle of the city! This rustic fireplace room at Theodore Wirth Park is gorgeous! The nature area surrounding it is also a favorite of mine, as it has many of the vegetation you love to see when going upnorth. The venue is perfect to light with candles and a touch of green, not many decorations are necessary! The wood work and huge windows are a great touch for your ceremony!

WEBSITETheodore Wirth Chalet Wedding Gallery

Industrial Wedding Venues in Minneapolis

Machine Shop in Minneapolis, MN

If you like an industrial, modern feel, check out the Machine Shop in downtown Minneapolis !  What an amazing space!

WEBSITE / Machine Shop Wedding Gallery

Mill City Museum in Minneapolis, MN

Rock, steel, brick and industrial details all around. The museum is built in the ruins of  a  Mill  and it’s absolutely gorgeous and modern inside.

Currently managed by D’amico Catering, the venue can hold up to 500 people, 250 seated.

WEBSITE / Mill City Museum Wedding Gallery

Paikka in St Paul, MN

This industrial and modern warehouse is a perfect white canvas for your wedding day! They have both an indoor and outdoor space perfect for intimate ceremonies.


Clubs & Golf Clubs

Minneapolis Golf Club in St. Louis Park, MN

WEBSITE / Wedding Gallery

Woman’s Club of Minneapolis in Minneapolis, MN


Minnesota Valley Country Club in Bloomington, MN

WEBSITEMinnesota Valley Country Club Wedding Gallery

Nicollet Island Pavillion in Minneapolis, MN *

WEBSITENicollet Island Pavillion Wedding Gallery

Garden Wedding Venues

Como Park and Conservatory

The Como Zoo and Conservatory is one of my favorite places (not only venues) in all of Minnesota because it’s Conservatory is green all year round.   The Conservatory is a little tight in space so it works best with smaller ceremonies, but they can also host your ceremony in another of their green rooms, or outside in their beautiful gardens!

WEBSITE /  Wedding Gallery

Minnesota Arboretum

If you love the greener seasons, the arboretum is perfect for you! The arboretum is located not too far from the cities and it has so many different spaces for weddings!

WEBSITEWedding Gallery

Hotels for Getting Ready

Things to do in Minneapolis

  • Around the city you will be able to walk around the Stone Arch Bridge, my favorite is doing it at sunset!

  • Guthrie Theater
  • Walker Art Center
  • Minneapolis Institute of Art
  • St Anthony Main
  • Sculpture Garden


To view a larger list of the Best Weddings in Minnesota, check this one out:

Wedding Venues in Minnesota





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I grew up in the tropical lands of Costa Rica, where I met the love of my life, and we started our lives in Minneapolis after years of long distance! Together we have the most spunky little one. 
My photos are all about the genuine smiles, the connection between people and the LOVE!

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I grew up in the tropical lands of Costa Rica, where I met the love of my life, and we started our lives in Minneapolis after years of long distance! Together we have the most spunky little one. 
My photos are all about the genuine smiles, the connection between people and the LOVE!

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