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.
There are so many reasons that Aria would top anyone’s list of best venues in Minneapolis. For us, it’s the ultimate “WOW” factor when you walk into the main space with their soaring 30-foot ceilings and old-world elegance that will be sure to impress your guests.
Located in the Loring Park area, Loring Social has two great space that allows for flexibility and flow of your event. If you are looking for a light and bright venue in the heart of the city, Loring Social is for you.
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.
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.
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.
Rooftop ceremony space, gorgeous getting ready rooms, enough space to invite everyone you’ve ever met…A’BULAE hits them all! This expansive space in the Lowertown neighborhood even looks out onto CHS Field, so you might be able to catch a Saints game too.
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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!
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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.
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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.
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Nestled in the Vandalia Tower complex, Paikka is the industrial-chic space you were not expecting to be there. With Lake Monster Brewing as a neighbor and indoor and outdoor spaces that are fun to be in, Paikka is sure to impress your guests.
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Twin Cities Suburbs
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.
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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.
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Nothing says elevated elegance like a wedding at Lafayette Club. With a top-notch planning and service staff, no detail will go overlooked, and your guests are treated like the VIPs they are.
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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