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10 Idyllic Wedding Venues in the Twin Cities

Say “I do” in one of the best wedding venues in Minneapolis and St. Paul

By Claire Noack

Wedding season is quickly approaching! Apart from hunting for the perfect dress, cake and flowers, make sure to find the best venue possible for your wedding day. The Twin Cities have endless options to tie the knot. From classy in-door venues to outdoor spaces with gorgeous views of the Mississippi River, there’s a place that fits with every couple and wedding. Check out our favorite picks from St. Paul and Minneapolis.

Machine Shop. Photo by Avant Decor/flickr

Top 5 Minneapolis Wedding Venues

The Van Dusen Mansion
This romantic, castle-like venue is perfect for the fairytale wedding. With a grand courtyard for the ceremony, front lawn for garden photos, and a modern ballroom and carriage house for a luxurious reception, this location is sure to provide a night of elegance and magic.

Profile Event Center
Looking for some high-tech flair on your wedding day? Profile Event Center offers large ballroom spaces with hardwood dance floors, a disco ball, strobe lights and a 10,000-watt sound system to keep the party going all night long.

Machine Shop
Once a machinery shop for the Pillsbury Mill, the original 1916 architectural details give the Machine Shop a historic feel. The open-concept wedding venue combines an industrial look with modern luxury.

Nicollet Island Pavilion
The high-end pavilion on the banks of the Mississippi provides a picturesque backdrop for any wedding celebration. Located just across the bridge from Minneapolis, the Nicollet Island Pavilion mixes the beauty of nature with gorgeous views of the cityscape.

Leopold’s Mississippi Gardens
Suspended 24 feet over the bluffs of the Mississippi River, the 11,000 square foot events space features panoramic views of the breathtaking vistas. Special touches like a baked granite staircase, outdoor ceremony space and spacious deck create an intimate wedding experience.

Nicollet Island Pavilion. Photo by FestivitiesMN/flickr

Top 5 St. Paul Wedding Venues

A’Bulae
With a rooftop overlooking downtown St. Paul, A'Bulae is a great choice for a unique ceremony or reception with breathtaking views. The oversized windows in the ballroom create an enchanted atmosphere while you dance the night away surrounded by sparkling city lights.

University Club of St. Paul
Manicured lawns, rich gardens and arched architecture create an opulent atmosphere for a classic wedding. With multiple rooms to choose from and views of the gardens and the St. Paul skyline, couples can truly create a memorable experience for their guests at the University Club of St. Paul.

Minnesota Boat Club
This riverfront venue is located in the boathouse of Minnesota’s oldest athletic organization. The nautical surroundings add to the serene ambiance of the wedding space on the shores of Raspberry Island that overlook the Mississippi River and the St. Paul skyline.

Southview Country Club
The extensive grounds at the Southview Country Club are perfect for an outdoor ceremony or a natural backdrop for elegant photos. Their ballroom and patio areas offer great transition spaces for dining, dancing and enjoying the scenery.

Landmark Center
Get the experience of having your wedding in a castle at this spectacular downtown St. Paul building. The historic cultural center features high ceilings and columns for an extravagant setting for your special day.

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