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Wedding Venues in Minneapolis

Wedding Planning

After ten years doing wedding photography, I decided to make a list on Weddings venues 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 Wedding Venues in Minneapolis and the greater Metro Area

Mansion Wedding Venues

Gale Mansion in Minneapolis, MN

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

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, is a gorgeous and bright room with gorgeous design.

Gale Mansion Wedding Gallery // Gallery TWO

Semple Mansion in Minneapolis, MN

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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!

Semple Mansion Wedding Gallery

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Van Dusen Mansion in Minneapolis

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

INSTAGRAM / Van Dusen Mansion Wedding Gallery

Van Dusen Mansion – Photo of the Outdoor Ceremony Space

American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis

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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!

American Swedish Institute Wedding Gallery 


Modern Wedding Venues

Day Block Event Center in Minneapolis, MN

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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! 

Day Block Event Center Wedding Gallery


FIVE event Center in Minneapolis, MN

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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!

Five Event Center Wedding Gallery


 

Hewing Hotel Wedding in Minneapolis, MN

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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

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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!

Muse Wedding Gallery 


Church & Chappel Wedding Venues

Lakewood Memorial Chapel in Minneapolis, MN *

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

Lakewood Memorial Chapel Wedding Gallery 


 

 

Theodore Wirth Chalet  in Golden Valley *

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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!

Theodore Wirth Chalet Wedding Gallery


Industrial Wedding Venues in Minneapolis

 

Machine Shop in Minneapolis, MN

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

Machine Shop Wedding Gallery


 

Mill City Museum in Minneapolis, MN

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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.

Mill City Museum Wedding Gallery


 

Paikka in St Paul, MN

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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.


Nicollet Island Pavillion in Minneapolis, MN *

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A beautiful indoor and outdoor space overlooking the city. Industrial and centric makes this space unique.

Nicollet Island Pavillion Wedding Gallery


Clubs & Golf Clubs

Minneapolis Golf Club in St. Louis Park, MN

The landing is stunning! A beautiful ball room inside and gorgeous getting ready space.

There are multiple photo spots around the golf course too.

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Woman’s Club of Minneapolis in Minneapolis, MN

This venue might be more classical and have a vintage feel to it, but it allows for lots of creative shots!

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Minnesota Valley Country Club in Bloomington, MN

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A beautiful country club with plenty of colors in the fall /  Minnesota Valley Country Club Wedding Gallery



Garden Wedding Venues

Como Park and Conservatory

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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!

Como Zoo Wedding Guide

 


Minnesota Arboretum

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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!

Wedding 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

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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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