All seasons are great seasons to get married in Minneapolis. Spring you have fresh blooms, summer you have lush greenery, fall you have the beautiful colors, and winter you hopefully have a fairytale snowy background. Minneapolis is an easy destination to get to—it is a three-hour flight, or less from anywhere in the country. It is also a manageable drive if traveling from within or surrounding states.
Planning a wedding is exciting but finding the perfect wedding venue can be challenging. You want to ensure your guests have accommodations, transportation, and convenience. It has been 10 years since I planned my Minnesota wedding. If I were planning a wedding in 2020, here are the top 14 wedding venues in Minneapolis I would check out:
Canopy by Hilton
Canopy by Hilton is a newer hotel and event space located in the historic Mill City District in downtown Minneapolis. This is the perfect setting for an intimate wedding and beautiful wedding reception. You will not need to worry about transportation as this boutique hotel can accommodate your guests.
Mill City Museum
The Mill City Museum is located on the banks of the Mississippi—also in the Mill City District. The building is 120 years old and has gone through major renovations bringing the National Historic Landmark to the 21st century. The setting is contemporary yet industrial. The nearby Canopy by Hilton is a perfect option for guest accommodations.
The Machine Shop
The Machine Shop is steps away from the Mississippi. This modern luxury event space was restored in 2016, yet still maintains the 1916 architecture and character. Nearby guest accommodations are Canopy by Hilton or The Marquette Hotel.
Windows on Minnesota, at The Marquette Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton
The Windows reception venue will have you and your guests in awe. This event space is located on the 50th floor of The Marquette Hotel. You will have an incredible 360-degree view of Minneapolis and beyond through floor-to-ceiling windows. The Marquette hotel can also provide accommodations for your guests.
Nue Nue Event Center
The Nue Nue Event Center has three incredibly designed spaces to pick from for your wedding. This neighborhood has been transformed from an industrial part of the city to an artistic and cultural experience. Nearby guest accommodations are Canopy by Hilton or The Marquette Hotel.
Aria will give you unlimited elegance and luxury! Receptions are beautiful and unique to each couple. The venue features crystal chandeliers and exposed brick. Nearby guest accommodations are Canopy by Hilton, The Marquette Hotel, or Hilton Minneapolis.
Como Park Zoo and Conservatory
The Como Park Zoo and Conservatory is a breathtaking place for a wedding! A garden ceremony and conservatory views make for a picture-perfect day. Depending on your taste, they have plenty of options to choose from. Nearby guest accommodations are DoubleTree or Hampton Inn in St. Paul.
Nicollet Island Pavilion
The Nicollet Island Pavilion is an award-winning premiere wedding venue in Minneapolis. This building was built in 1893 giving you the character of exposed brick and tall ceilings. Nearby guest accommodations are Hampton Inn, Hilton Garden Inn, Hilton Minneapolis and Canopy by Hilton.
Hilton Minneapolis offers numerous options for your wedding. The 25 story, Victorian high-rise features three ballrooms for you to choose from. Your guests can stay on site as the hotel offers 821 guest rooms.
The Hutton House
The Hutton House is a luxury event space located just a few minutes west of downtown Minneapolis in Medicine Lake. This modern venue is bright, elegant, and private. Nearby guest accommodations are Hampton Inn in Minnetonka, The Marquette Hotel, and Hilton Minneapolis.
The Gale Mansion is historic, boutique, and picturesque. The mansion has a Victorian feel and provides a romantic setting for your wedding and reception. Nearby guest accommodations are Hilton Garden Inn, Hilton Minneapolis and Canopy by Hilton.
Calhoun Beach Club
Calhoun Beach Club gives you a wonderful venue in the Minneapolis Kenwood Neighborhood. The large arched windows bring in natural light and the terrace overlooking the lake is a perfect place for cocktail hour. Nearby guest accommodations are Hilton Garden Inn, Hilton Minneapolis and Canopy by Hilton.
There you have my top 14 wedding venues in Minneapolis! The Twin Cities has so many wonderful options for your big day. If you travel by car, flight, or are local—this city is honored to be a part of your special day! Do not forget to ask about room block discounts when you book at any Hilton location in the area.