Unique Minnesota Wedding Venues 

Unique Minnesota Wedding Venues 

A wonderful list of the Best wedding venues in Minnesota to share with you! There are just so many unique venues , from mansions to hotels, to beautiful modern barns! This list covers most of the best and unique venues in Minnesota. This is a list of some of the amazing wedding venues that have inspired me! I have narrowed down our list as much as I can, as there is no shortage of stunning choices in the Twin Cities!

Whether you’re getting married in a traditional chapel ceremony, a remodeled barn, or lakeside under the open sky, it’s going to be an amazing day. I can’t wait to get inspired with you as you look for your minnesota wedding venue!

American Swedish Institute Weddings in Minneapolis, MN

The inside of the mansion is perfect for a ceremony and gorgeous for an indoor ceremony, but they could also have your outdoor ceremony setting. The courtyard at night looks incredible!  The staff from Slate and Stone Catering who manages the weddings here are incredible too! Spaces:  The Historic Turnblad Mansion &  Contemporary Nelson Cultural Center

WEBSITE / INSTAGRAM / American Swedish Institute Wedding Gallery 

Different spaces of the American Swedish institute Minnesota Wedding Venue in Minneapolis, top shows the Mansion and the bottom shoes the courtyard and details of the venue.

American Swedish institute Minnesota Wedding Venue in Minneapolis

Bavaria Downs in Chaska, MN

European style mansion meets the colorful rolling hills of Minnesota! When I first visited Bavaria Downs I was shocked that this venue existed! Is completely unmatched!  The venue feels like a trip to the countryside with the addition of an elegant party!


Front of the Mansion Bavaria Downs one of the best Minnesota wedding venues close to Minneapolis

Bavaria Downs Mansion, front of the building

Equestria West in Chaska, MN

One of the new wedding venues in Minnesota, Equestria West is a stunning and unique space to host your event. From an outdoor woodsy space to a modern building for your reception, and the most charming courtyard for your social hour, this venue is sure to inspire you!

3913 Bavaria Rd, Chaska, MN 55318 

Collage depicting different ceremony and reception spaces at newest Minnesota wedding venue Equestria West in Chaska

Machine Shop in Minneapolis, MN

This industrial and historic building has so much going for it! We love its modern feel, space and light! The Machine Shop in St Anthony Main Minneapolis  is also close to all the cute spots around the Stone Arch Bridge!

WEBSITE / Machine Shop Wedding Gallery

 Industrial and ample space at the Machine Shop Wedding venue in Minneapolis

Como Zoo and Conservatory in St Paul, MN

The Como Conservatory is a wonderful green and colorful space all year round. They have a variety of spaces inside and outside to have your event. We particularly love the Sunken Garden, where all the seasonal exhibitions happen, you don’t have to worry about the flowers then!

WEBSITE / INSTAGRAM / Como Zoo Wedding Gallery

Unique St Paul Minnesota Wedding venue the Sunken Garden is an indoor Conservatory at Como Zoo

Guthrie in Minneapolis, MN

Celebrating your wedding at the quirky Guthrie Building would definitely add a little (good) drama to your day!


The Guthrie Theater  Minneapolis wedding venue


Minneapolis Institute of Art in Minneapolis, MN


This is such a favorite of mine! The MIA is a building full of opportunities for cool, unique photos !

LakeWood Memorial Chapel in Minneapolis, MN  


I don’t know who needs to hear about this, but this Chapel is amazing! The architecture inside and outside of the Lakewood Memorial Chapel is unmatched, not to mention the incredible gardens and the reflective pool outside the gardens !  A truly artistic and unique venue.

Minnesota Wedding Venue Lakewood chapel and memorial

Deer Lake Orchard in Buffalo, MN

WEBSITE Deer Lake Orchard Wedding Gallery

A little more rustic, however, I truly loved a wedding a tented wedding reception I photographed at Deer Lake. The outdoor ceremony space is lovely, and you can take a fun little ride in a tractor to get there.

Unique Minnesota places to get married at Deer Lake Orchard

Grand View Lodge in Nisswa, MN


Lake Weddings are life! I love the drive, the setup, the ambience, everything about a wedding at Grand View Lodge! My most favorite part is that Nisswa is now getting a few more wedding venues and is becoming a more local destination location. 

Ceremony at Grand View lodge Minnesota wedding venue

Reedemed Farm in Scandia, MN


When it comes to modern white barns, the redeemed farm takes the cake! What a stunning space, inside and all around with the most beautiful green and flower-filled spaces !

White Barn Wedding Venue in Minnesota

Redeemed Farm Wedding Photos

Hidden Greens Event Venue in Hastings, MN

Hidden Greens WEBSITE 


Hidden Greens MN Wedding Venue Spaces in Hastings

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum in Chaska, MN 

The Arboretum is always going to be one of my favorite unique venues, as it has so many different spaces to host a ceremony !

Wedding Ceremony at the Minnesota Arboretum Wedding Venue Garden

Minnetonka Orchards in Minnetrista, MN


If you are thinking of a having a combination of outdoor ceremony and tented wedding, the orchads are the epitome of a summer wedding vibe!

Minnetonka Wedding Venue ceremony space


Other Minnesota Venue Guides:

Other guides you might enjoy when you are browsing for Minnesota Wedding Venues are this Venue Guide for the New Wedding Venues in Minnesota and this wonderful guide for  Top 5 Luxury Wedding Venues in Minnesota

About Laura Alpizar Photography

Laura Alpizar is a Minneapolis & St Paul Wedding Photographer specialized in candid and romantic wedding photography all over Minnesota and the Midwest.

Learn more visiting our website and reach out so we can start working together !



I document real life true love stories for the outdoor lovers, dance party initiators, and the ones who still believe in magic.

I anticipate and capture the candid moments full of emotion on your day, as well as guide you to the most natural portraits to create truly beautiful and honest images. These are the images that will become your first family treasures. 


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I am in love with people and the connections that bring us together

Documenting the pure joy of family and friends together
and all the candid moments in between. 

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