Choosing a Twin Cities wedding venue can be a daunting task! It’s time to bring in the experts to help— our team of Minneapolis wedding planners at The Simply Elegant Group! After planning hundreds of weddings in Minneapolis and St Paul, we have put together a list of the best Twin Cities wedding venues to help you narrow down your search. From spectacular gardens to opulent ballrooms to restored train stations, we have you covered with our insider tips and favorite things about these local Minneapolis/St Paul area venues. Keep reading to learn about the best Twin Cities wedding venues, according to our planners.
Originally built in 1893, Nicollet Island Pavilion is a historic and charming Twin Cities wedding venue located in the Saint Anthony Main District. It was restored in 1976 and is now a really unique wedding venue with a great variety of wedding spaces.
The indoor event space features lovely exposed brick walls and tall ceilings. It’s a blank slate for your wedding decor dreams.
The beautiful outdoor space is surrounded by greenery, the Mississippi Riverbank, and the Minneapolis city skyline. There is space for an outdoor wedding ceremony, outdoor cocktail hour, or tented reception, and it’s the perfect backdrop for your couples’ portraits and wedding party photos.
Nicollet Island Pavilion can accommodate 525 seated in the main room, and it can actually accommodate even more guests with a tent. We love this venue for large weddings, and your guests will too. It is conveniently located near the Nicollet Island Inn, where you and your new spouse can retreat after your eventful wedding day.
Read more about Nicollet Island Pavilion in our venue spotlight blog post.
This stunning indoor/outdoor wedding venue is the ultimate blank slate for your Minneapolis wedding. The Hutton House is located near downtown Minneapolis and is great for sleek, modern, and chic weddings.
Indoors, the Lakeside Room is ideal for couples that want to transform the space into something entirely their own. There is a wall of glass doors that lets natural light shine through and allows guests to seamlessly move indoors and outdoors. Outdoors, the courtyard features lush green grass, a bluestone patio, and a gas firepit. It makes for an outstanding outdoor ceremony or cocktail location. We always tell couples to consider the inclement weather plan of their venues, and this is one where the backup plan is equally as incredible as the original plan.
We absolutely love working with couples to bring their vision to life at The Hutton House! It’s one of our favorites because of the setup, the personalized service, and the elegant property. Read more about The Hutton House in our venue spotlight blog post!
The Riverside is a historic indoor wedding venue situated on the riverfront in the Saint Anthony Main District. It’s adorned with natural light and tall ceilings, and it provides a marvelous view of downtown Minneapolis for all of your guests to enjoy!
The real showstopper at The Riverside is the custom-made fiber optic chandelier. It stretches the entire width of the venue and will certainly leave your guests in awe. We love creating unique lighting designs for this space because of how the colors reflect off of the oversized chandelier.
The Riverside staff is known for its wonderful hospitality, which creates a smooth planning process and unmatched guest experience. We love working with their all-star event team to make all of your wedding dreams come true!
Check out Michelle and Tony’s wedding at The Riverside to see more of this beautiful venue.
The Whim is one of Minneapolis’ newest and most popular wedding venues! Located in Northeast Minneapolis, this Twin Cities wedding venue is the industrial chic space you’ve been longing for. It has crisp white brick and modern timber ceilings, creating a blank slate for your wedding decor.
The Whim has two separate getting-ready suites for you and your wedding party to spend time in before the ceremony. Something else that’s fun? It has an underground speakeasy! Continue the party late into the night, and wow your guests with this surprise space.
Our owner, Ashley Ebert, is friends with The Whim’s owner and we love working with their entire event staff! The owners created the venue with a clear vision that lends itself to an amazing guest experience!
Dreaming of a garden party vibe for your wedding day? Look no further than Camrose Hill. Camrose Hill is a flower farm located near downtown Stillwater, MN. It was built in the 1880s as a dairy farm and now has been transformed into a gorgeous Twin Cities area wedding venue.
You’ll have three different ceremony location options to choose from, with two outdoor garden locations and a barn. The barn makes for a great weather contingency plan. For your reception, there is a covered space for your guests to enjoy, along with the gardens they can explore.
The venue includes two separate getting-ready spaces for your wedding party, and it has permanent restrooms. We think it’s really special that Camrose Hill offers full-service floral design. The designers use the flowers from the farm to create unique arrangements for your wedding if you wish.
Camrose Hill can accommodate 200 guests for the ceremony and reception and 150 guests for an indoor ceremony in the barn. This is a fairytale wedding venue with some of the most striking backdrops Minnesota has to offer!
Take a peek at Julia and Alex’s Camrose Hill wedding to see more of this stunning venue.
Located in the heart of the St. Anthony neighborhood of Northeast Minneapolis, Machine Shop is a unique, historic venue fit for glamorous events. This bright, industrial venue is extra cool because it is two levels! The first level is an open-concept floor plan with high ceilings and polished concrete floors. The second level offers a wrap-around view of the first floor below.
We recently held a styled shoot at Machine Shop, so stay tuned for those photos coming soon to the blog! This venue can accommodate 300 guests seated. We absolutely love helping clients transform the space to fit their vision. Check out Ali and Burke’s Machine Shop wedding to see more of this unique venue.
This boutique hotel is increasing in popularity as a historic Twin Cities wedding venue. With gorgeous architecture from 1897 and a central location, your guests will love to experience your wedding at The Hewing Hotel. It has charming exposed brick walls and lots of natural light. Additionally, it has a scenic rooftop bar with panoramic views of the Minneapolis skyline. The rooftop makes for a great wedding ceremony venue for smaller weddings, or it could be used for a cocktail hour for a medium-sized wedding.
The rooftop wedding venue can accommodate a wedding ceremony with 30 guests and a cocktail reception for up to 100 guests. The Andrews Ballroom can accommodate 176 seated guests. You can choose to make a weekend out of it and book other spaces within the hotel for your rehearsal dinner, welcome party, and farewell brunch. Overall, The Hewing Hotel is extremely convenient for guests, because they can stay in one of the hotel’s 124 guest rooms following your wedding festivities.
The Minneapolis Club is located in the heart of the city and has an incredible old-world feel. The club was built in 1907 and has been meticulously maintained and has several event spaces for you to choose from.
Your ceremony can take place in the Library Room or the Mayfair Room. The Library Room is a warm and inviting space, with ample room for a large ceremony or reception. The Mayfair Room is a sensational ballroom filled with crystal chandeliers and white walls. We love this venue if you want to have a live band because there’s plenty of space and the acoustics are amazing.
The Library Room can accommodate 220 guests, and the Mayfair Room can hold 220 guests. We love this venue because you get to use the entire top floor, and it’ll make you and your guests feel like royalty!
This historic Minneapolis wedding venue is a restored 1920s club located near the Uptown District. The Beach Club has a bright white interior that is flexible for any design and decor choices. The large, floor-to-ceiling arched windows allow your guests to take in the views of the nearby Minneapolis neighborhoods and Bde Maka Ska Park.
Picture yourself descending the lavish staircase to make your entrance into your wedding ceremony. The grand staircase makes for both a splendid entry and a breathtaking ceremony backdrop.
The Beach Club was once a members-only club but now it’s an elegant wedding venue that you and all of your loved ones can enjoy. The venue can hold up to 1,000 guests, and we love working with the in-house catering team to curate the perfect menu for your wedding.
Previously a train station, today Union Depot is a wedding venue that’s wonderful for large guest counts. It was restored to its 1920s setting and has its original sophistication and beauty. This Twin Cities wedding venue is exclusively indoors, and you’ll love the high ceilings and open space layout. The grandiose space, called the Waiting Room, is sure to take your guests’ breath away.
Union Depot can accommodate up to 1,000 guests for a seated meal, and the included furniture set-up includes seating for 600 guests. This massive space is for you if you’re planning a large wedding and want ample space for your guests and your party!
The Essence Event Center is a new wedding venue in Whitebear. Located inside The Chimneys, it’s a renovated train station that dates back to 1895. The large archways once allowed trains through, but now they make for an impressive entrance. The inside has exposed brick walls, high ceilings, and large windows. Outside, the picturesque courtyard is fit for an intimate wedding ceremony. The cobblestone flooring, historic brick, and stunning landscaping make for a stylish outdoor wedding ceremony. Back inside, there are two separate getting ready and relaxation areas for the wedding party within the venue.
While The Essence Event Center is at a higher price point than some other Twin Cities wedding venues, it includes on-site parking, a stage, and a dance floor. It can hold up to 350 of your friends and family.
This impressive golf club wedding venue with both indoor and outdoor venues has an amazing old-world feel. Lafayette Club’s Crystal Ballroom has hosted celebrations dating back to over one hundred years ago! The classic hardwood floors and sophisticated crystal chandeliers exude elegance.
Adjoining the Crystal Ballroom is the Lakeview Room, which features a remarkable deck that is ideal for cocktail hours overlooking the lake. Out back, the Crystal Bay Garden makes for a scenic place for your lakeside wedding ceremony. Also at the Club, you’ll find a suite with large mirrors, five vanities, a full kitchen, and a private deck. It makes for a fabulous getting-ready location for your wedding party!
Lafayette Club can accommodate up to 500 guests and offers fully customizable menus for your wedding. We love working with their thoughtful and experienced event staff to execute beautiful weddings.
There you have it! Our selections for the best Twin Cities wedding venues. Which one looks the best to you? You really can’t go wrong with any of these, and it all comes down to your style.
No matter what your wedding style is, The Simply Elegant Group can help you plan your perfect wedding day, from start to finish—including helping you pick the right wedding venue for your vision and budget.
Many people think they can’t afford a wedding planner, but with our unique Preferred Vendor Program, we hope to save you more money than you spend with us!Learn more about our Minneapolis wedding planners and get in touch today!
Nationwide wedding planning service The Simply Elegant Group® creates joyful celebrations of love for engaged couples, while saving them money through a simple + stress-free experience. Our Team has collectively planned over 4,500 events nationwide, making our team some of the most experienced wedding planners in the US.
Nationwide wedding planning service, The Simply Elegant Group® , creates joyful celebrations of love for engaged couples, while saving them money through a simple + stress-free experience.