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Best Minnesota Wedding Venues

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The Best Minnesota 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. 

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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!

Check out the details of a real wedding we did here on THIS blog.

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.

This couple kept it classic and timeless at The Beach Club, see how their wedding came to life HERE.

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. 

The Whim

The Whim is a dream come true for natural light and creative freedom! The simple white brick provides a blank slate for any event to come to life. Oh, and how could we forget the underground speakeasy? This venue is a perfect fit for all the couples dreaming of color – it is sure to pop in this space! 

The Depot

Photo Credit: Kelly Russo

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.

We helped a couple plan an elegant Jewish wedding here. Don’t miss the details!

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.

Although this couple had their ceremony at a church, their reception was a beautiful celebration at MIA. Check it out HERE.

Solar Arts

The trifecta of attributes that is Mintahoe at Solar Arts could be everything you need: hardwood floors and exposed bricks; a great location in Northeast Minneapolis; above a brewery. And because it is managed by the talented team at Mintahoe, you also know you will get first-rate food and service.

One of the most unique parts of the space is the glass-enclosed room where dessert is typically placed. There’s an 8-foot-long carved wooden table and a wooden bar once owned by Johnny Cash. During the social hour, guests can head down to the second level, where many of the artists who work out of the space leave their studios open for exploring.

Check out our Blog post for a recap of a spring wedding we did at Solar Arts!

Urban Daisy

Looking for a blank slate venue where urban meets nature? Then Urban Daisy may be the perfect fit for you! They worked with local artists to create the perfect mix urban and nature. They have a live moss wall, live trees, planters, greenery ceiling installation, disco ball wall and a daisy photo wall. With natural light, varying textures and modern design, their space is ideal for memorable photo opportunities.

Windows at Marquette

Windows at Marquette is a unique wedding venue is located on the 50th floor of The Marquette Hotel, located at IDS Tower. You can take in the beautiful views of Minneapolis through its floor-to-ceiling windows, it is truly a magical location!

This couple took advantage of the venue with the best views in Minneapolis and their sunset photos were AMAZING. Check them out HERE.

Lumber Exchange

This versatile venue in Downtown Minneapolis is stunning and unique! Having in-house catering and bar service is also an added plus. If you are looking for a venue that gives off all those historical yet elegant vibes, check out the Lumber Exchange!

The party that this couple threw at this venue was one to remember. Check out how it all went down on THIS blog.

Semple Mansion

Photo by: Crystal Liepa

Semple Mansion brings all the elegance with beautiful landscaping, a grand foyer, sweeping staircase, original woodwork, crystal chandeliers, and the state’s largest original residential ballroom, with views of downtown Minneapolis. Guests love the historical touches in this venue!


Mosaic focuses on providing a space that can be adapted to each event and celebrates individualism. To do this, they have created a modern industrial space with subtle details and floor plan that yields endless possibilities. They allow clients to bring in the vendors of their choice, in particular, caterers. With an extra large catering kitchen that allows for multiple caterers at one event. This is the perfect event space for multi-cultural events or simply for couples who want extra flexibility when planning their day!

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 leaves the space feeling endlessly romantic.

The cozy vibes of Earl and Wilson fit the vibes of this winter wedding perfectly! Get all the details HERE.

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! 

Landmark Center

Photo credit: Studio 220 Photography

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. 

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. 

Twin Cities Suburbs

Camrose Hill

Photo credit: Eileen K Photography

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. 

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. 

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! 

Our couple used Pique for their wedding reception to achieve the classy, rustic vibes they were going for. It turned out perfectly! See the details HERE.

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.  

Renaissance Festival

Photo by: Studio Veil

One of the most unique Minnesota wedding venues is the Renaissance Festival! Drink mead and indulge in giant turkey legs while making use of the various photo ops throughout the space. This will be a wedding to remember for you and all your guests!

Check out all the photos and behind-the-scenes on THIS blog.

Greater Minnesota & Wisconsin

Maywood Stone Barn

Photo credit: Studio KH

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.

La Pointe

Photo by: The Autumn Dog

La Pointe offers so many resources at your fingertips! From in-house catering and bar service to decor and shuttles, they’ve got you covered. Not to mention the beautiful venue surrounded by stunning scenic views!

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 experience! 

We helped a fellow wedding pro get married here. As you can imagine, it turned out amazing! Check out the details HERE.

St. James Hotel

Photo credit: 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. 

Villa Bellezza

Photo: Kelly Jo Photo

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! 


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.

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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