Weddings

Aria

Minneapolis, MN View map Visit website
Rating 4.9 out of 5
   39 reviews
$7k - $12k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests

About

$7k - $12k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests

Located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Aria is an award-winning wedding venue. This historic event center has stood in the city for many decades and was once a theater. Now used as a charming and rustic celebration space, this property is ideal for those seeking to make a piece of history themselves.

Facilities and Capacity

The expansive event space at this building can be used for ceremonies, banquets, cocktail hours, receptions, and much more. Complete with exposed brick walls, crystal chandeliers, and original architectural fixtures, Aria offers an elegant blend of old and new for weddings. This event area can be configured however you wish in order to host the celebration of your dreams. There is ample space for seated guests, a dance floor, and live entertainment. Additional facilities include dressing rooms for both wedding parties. Here, you can relax with your friends, slowly get ready, and look forward to the big moment ahead.

Services Offered

Upon booking your big day at Aria, their committed events staff will work with you to ensure your wedding runs smoothly. They can take a leading role in the complete setup and breakdown of all your decorations, leaving you to focus on more meaningful matters. You can also avail yourself of a variety of rental items to help transform your event space. This includes mahogany chairs, tables, linens, lounge furniture, two mobile bars, and more. What's more, this venue is partnered with an array of catering options. They can supply you with their recommended list for you to choose the appropriate caterer. Bar and waiting staff can also be supplied for a stress-free wedding experience.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$8,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$8,000

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$1,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$1,000

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Clean Up
Event Planning
Glassware
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$6

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

300

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

1

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Banquet Hall
Historic Building
Loft

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Set Up
Wifi

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Chairs
Dance Floor
Decor
Drapery
Furniture
Lighting
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
Glassware

What transportation and access is available?

Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

May
June
July
August
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
November
December

39 Reviews

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4.9
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Recommended by 98% of couples
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    Alyssa M. Married on 10/08/2021
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    The Wedding of our Dreams!

    We had the wedding of my dreams at Aria! The entire planning process from the very beginning booking our day all the way till the end of the wedding night went so smoothly, and it was all thanks to the Aria team (huge thank you to Esteban Cuadros & Ally Leonard). We felt so comfortable with them through every step. When we felt stressed, they calmed us down. When we came across a hiccup, they helped resolve it. Our wedding was perfect and exactly how I imagined it to be - all thanks to the work they did behind the scenes and preparation. Highly recommend Aria to all future couples!
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    Jessica N. Married on 10/08/2021
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    Absolutely Perfect

    My wedding was absolutely perfect. Every person I worked with through the entire process was professional, kind, and energetic. COVID has complicated things, but the staff was very thoughtful and careful to protect us and our guests. This is actually my second marriage and I can say from experience not all venues are created equal and that includes staff. Everyone was warm and kind the day of our wedding (and leading up to it). They were so diligent in making sure there were no hiccups for our wedding. The energy we felt from the staff walking in on our wedding day was so joyous. We are so incredibly happy with this historic, beautiful venue. When looking at other venues in Minneapolis, I was sad that the more beautiful the spaces were, the less friendly and diligent the staff were. They knew people would book just to have a beautiful venue. Aria was the exception! The venue is stunning and they seemed to genuinely care about our special day. Our event manager Esteban feels like a part of our family now. We will definitely be booking other events at Aria.
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    Tiana W. Married on 10/07/2021
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    Amazing experience!

    We worked with Esteban after our wedding was postponed due to covid. He was absolutely amazing and so was all of the other staff at Aria!! We had such a great experience and are so happy to have these awesome memories from our special day.

Awards

  • 39
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Amy & Neil
    31 photos · 05/11/2019
  • Matt & Amanda
    28 photos · 10/19/2015
  • Safiyyah & Rory
    91 photos · 04/11/2015
  • Jim & Molly
    21 photos · 01/18/2015

Professional Network & Endorsements

5 Endorsements
J'aime Events J'aime Events Wedding Planners

Aria is a beautiful wedding venue and I was impressed with how efficient that staff was at flipping the room from ceremony space to the reception space. Ally with the Aria is great to work with too. I would recommend Aria to my clients looking for a beautiful space and would love to work with them again.

Ashley Berry Photography Ashley Berry Photography Wedding Photographers

One of my all-time favorite wedding venues at which to shoot. The first & first team have completely nailed the perfect package with Aria. See this space for yourself and let it inspire you.

SGDJs & Magic Mirror Photo Station SGDJs & Magic Mirror Photo Station Wedding DJs

Coolest place for a wedding! One of my favorite places to DJ at!

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Map

105 North First Street Minneapolis, MN, 55401
6123422742
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Aria frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Aria?

Aria includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Glassware
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At Aria, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Aria includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Server(s)

At Aria, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Aria includes:
  • Bartender(s)

What are the most important characteristics of Aria in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Aria for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Hall
  • Historic Building
  • Loft

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Aria for wedding events?

Aria offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor

What kind of wedding events does Aria offer?

Aria offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception

What services does Aria offer for wedding events?

Aria offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Bar Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Aria have available for wedding events?

Aria offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Decor
  • Drapery
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Aria and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Aria is recommended by 97% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 5 in quality of service, 5 in professionalism, 4.9 in flexibility, 4.9 in value and 4.8 in average response time.

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