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The Best Minnesota and Wisconsin Wedding Venues

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The Best Minnesota (and Wisconsin) Wedding Venues

Because we have been in business since 2013, we have been to many venues around Minnesota and Wisconsin. There are so many great ones out there, so we thought we would tell you about some of our favorite venues you should consider for your wedding. 


Machine Shop 

The Machine Shop is an industrial event space that is extremely versatile. With a fascinating history and tons of windows for natural light, this venue is sure to bring the WOW factor!

Photo Credit: Photo Credit: Bridget Couwenhoven Photography

The Beach Club

Sophisticated and elegant are two words that easily describe The Beach Club. It is conveniently close to the Uptown district and offers views of Bde Maka Ska from its spacious deck. The large arched windows flood the event space with sunlight, making it cheery and bright.

Photo Credit: Marit Williams Photography

Nicollet Island Pavilion

Want to get married on an island in the middle of the city? Nicollet Island Pavilion has impressive views of the river and Minneapolis skyline. You get outside space, tent space, and indoor space all in one spot. 

Photo Credit: Bellagala

Orchestra Hall

One of the best things about Orchestra Hall is that they only do a limited number of weddings a year. This automatically means that your wedding will be unique. Guests can move around the space as your wedding progresses, all while surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows looking onto downtown Minneapolis. 

Photo Credit: Leah Fontaine

Semple Mansion 

As one of the honest-to-goodness mansion venues in Minneapolis’s Stevens neighborhood, Semple Mansion is historic and luxurious. Built in 1899, this award-winning venue lets guests wander every level, each with its beautiful amenities to explore.

Photo Credit: Laura Leigh Images

The Depot

With an on-site catering staff, multiple room options, and an attached hotel, The Depot can fulfill a large majority of your wedding planning needs. This venue is a great option if you have many guests traveling from out of town.

Photo Credit: Kelly Russo

Minneapolis Institute of Art (MIA)

The Minneapolis Institute of Art is truly a one-of-a-kind venue. The beautiful artwork and architecture provide the ability to get away with minimal decor on your wedding day.

Photo Credit: Bellagala

St. Paul

Earl and Wilson

Filled with exposed brick, stone, and beams, Earl and Wilson is historically elegant. The moody lighting from the third floor windows leave the space feeling endlessly romantic.

Photo credit: Andrew Vick Photography

Doubletree St. Paul

What, a hotel on this list? Yes, when they have huge windows in their atrium for an amazing backdrop for your wedding like the Doubletree St. Paul has. Plus, you get warm chocolate chip cookies when you check-in! 

Photo credit: Leah Fontaine Photography

Landmark Center

Located off of Rice Park, Landmark Center is an icon in the heart of St. Paul. The space has a grand interior that is a perfect setting for an epic wedding, and there are endless photo opportunities inside and out. 

Photo credit: Studio 220 Photography

Minnesota History Center

This building’s beauty is a modern feel with a historical twist. The Minnesota History Center gives your guests a fun and unique space to celebrate your history and future as a couple. Plus, that view of the Capitol from the third floor is unbeatable. 

Photo credit: Emmerlee Sherman Photography

Twin Cities Suburbs

Camrose Hill

This lush, outdoor venue was built on a dairy farm in the 1880s. Camrose Hill is an oasis for your wedding with three different ceremony sites and other sheltered spaces. If you want to be surrounded by greens and flowers naturally in place, this would be a perfect spot for your wedding. 

Photo credit: Eileen K Photography

The Gardens of Castle Rock

One of the unique venues around the Twin Cities, The Gardens of Castle Rock allows you to build your wedding day however you want. From rustic to elegant, the gardens and landscaping are a beautiful backdrop to whatever your vision will be. 

Photo credit: Rachel Lahlum Photography 

Pique Travel Event Space

This casual-rustic space, located in the cute town of Excelsior, is perfect for your smaller wedding or even rehearsal dinner space. Pique Travel has original barrel wood ceilings from the 1940s and hardwood floors with pallet markers from when it was a lumber warehouse. Best of all, we manage the space so that we can get you extra access and deals! 

Photo credit: Pique Travel

Redeemed Farm

We only have one barn venue on this list, and of course, it’s Redeemed Farm. This venue never fails to showcase one beautiful area after another, and your guests have many spaces to visit and enjoy. You can spend the day here and feel like you have stepped into another world.  

Photo credit: Spicy Meatball Photography 

Greater Minnesota and Wisconsin

Maywood Stone Barn

There are barns, and then there’s Mayowood Stone Barn. The main event building and grounds are a beautiful property that has a rich history. They also have an entire stable of rentals you can choose from for an extra fee. 

Photo credit: Studio KH

Rochester Arts Center

Having your wedding in an art gallery is like getting entertainment included in the rental. Rochester Arts Center is a bright and open space with huge windows looking onto the city, a river, and a park, but your guests can also wander around and see the exhibits. 

Photo credit: Rachel Lynn Photography 

The Skyroom 

This is no ordinary banquet room at a golf course. With sloping ceilings and natural light all around, The Skyroom has everything you need and is surrounded by immaculate lawns. The adjacent Walsh House on the property is the best way to round out a wonderful wedding 


Photo credit: Marisa Claire Photography

St. James Hotel

A staple of Red Wing, the St. James Hotel combines historical elegance and modern services. With top-notch staff, delicious food, in-house floral and pastry options, and the beauty of downtown Red Wing right outside the door, you won’t want to leave after your wedding. 

Photo credit: St. James Hotel

Villa Bellezza

You wouldn’t expect to find a Mediterranean-style villa in Pepin, WI, but that’s what you get with Villa Bellezza. The vineyards are a magical place to take photos in, and you and your guests can enjoy the wine at your wedding. This is definitely a venue that was made to impress! 

Photo: Kelly Jo Photo


Located in Cambridge, MN, Pinewood provides a quiet, woodsy location that still brings that modern vibe. It’s the perfect area to connect your high-end, upscale event with the beauty of nature that surrounds this venue.

Photo Credit: Lauren Baker Photography

Also trying to decide on a rehearsal dinner location? Check out THIS blog that lists our favorite locations in Minneapolis (and surrounding areas).

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