Finding the right venue to host the most important party you’ll throw feels like a gargantuan task—a modern soirée or a vintage bash? A major blowout or a cocktail hour? Whatever feels right, Twin Cities venues are up to the task.
105 N. First St. • Mpls. • 612-342-2742 • ariampls.com
Grit meets glamour. Drama meets decadence. It’s no wonder Aria is emerging as one of the most sought-after wedding venues in Minneapolis. Designed by architect Cass Gilbert and recognized on the National Register of Historic Places, Aria is at once a renowned treasure and modern memory-maker, setting the stage for a scene-stealing show.
53 N. Fifth St. • Mpls. • 612-659-3400 • minnesota.twins.mlb.com
Talk about a Field of Dreams: Say “I do” in your own home-plate ceremony at the spectacular Target Field. Packages ranging from The Single to The Grand Slam accommodate all budgets with various spaces to host guests, catering menus, and basics to make your day a home run. The add-ons are truly spectacular: Bride and Groom jerseys, tours, big-screen announcements, and ballpark photo shoots.
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Ave. S. • Mpls. • 612-871-4907 • asimn.org
Design from icy climes is hot, hot, hot. Whether toasting to your family’s Nordic heritage in the historic Turnblad mansion or feting in the nearly brand-new Nelson Cultural Center, comers of all backgrounds are invited to partake creating their own family version of Melodifestivalen: uniting loved ones for a festive cause. Skål!
Mill City Museum
704 S. Second St. • Mpls. • 612-341-7555 • millcitymuseum.org
Who knew flour could go so fancy? The Mill City Museum and accompanying ruins and courtyard strike a beautiful balance between yesterday and tomorrow, urban and rustic. The restoration of the mill—incredible attention to detail without getting overly perfect—ensures your wedding photos will stand the test of time. Just like your marriage.
75 W. Fifth St. • St. Paul • 651-292-3225 • landmarkcenter.org
One of the crown jewels of St. Paul, the Landmark Center graces the National Register of Historic Places and its pink-granite ashlar exterior topped by a red-tiled roof makes for the perfect photo backdrop. Inside, the five-story courtyard and 20-foot ceilings make way for a marriage whose history should run as long as the building itself.
Wabasha Street Caves
215 S. Wabasha St. • St. Paul • 651-224-1191 • wabashastreetcaves.com
For a party that really roars, go underground. Join the marriage club in one of the city’s most storied hangouts—the Wabasha Street Caves once were the clubhouse for some of the country’s most notorious gangsters. Evoking a Prohibition-era speakeasy, the Caves lend an exclusive, in-the-know air to your day.