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Reception
$2,000 starting price
Reception
$1,500 starting price
These prices are available for the months of May through December. These prices are available for the months of January through April.

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On WeddingWire since 2013

Welcome to our historic riverfront event venues.

We can host your ceremony, reception, bridal dinner, champagne brunch, birthday party or company meeting, we can even host your crabby in-laws. Our one-of-a-kind spaces, located on the prettiest street in Minneapolis, are guaranteed to impress. We have the river, the skyline, towering trees, cobblestone streets, great food and beverage, indoor parking, and a crack team of event experts ready to deliver the magic.

The historic River Room has handmade copper and oak bar, to the vintage lighting, you will feel like you tumbled into a Parisian cabaret.

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?

$2,000

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

$1,500

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

Yes

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Lighting/Sound
Set Up
Tables

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

Server(s)

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

Bartender(s)

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

2

Describe your venue:

Historic Building
Restaurant
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Plated

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Chairs
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Decor
Lighting
Tables
Tents

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
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Reviews of Aster Cafe

4.7 out of 5 rating
4.7 out of 5 rating
21 Reviews
94% recommend it
  • Quality of service
    4.7 out of 5 rating
  • Average response time
    4.7 out of 5 rating
  • Professionalism
    4.7 out of 5 rating
  • Value
    4.6 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    4.8 out of 5 rating
Weddingwire
4.7/5 21 reviews
Google
4.5/5 2019 reviews
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Rebecca N. Sent on 10/15/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Aster Cafe

The Aster was perfect for our big day. We rented the River Room and Shasta Tent. The venue coordinator, Serina, was so easy to work with and an excellent communicator. We planned our wedding from San Diego and she made the process so easy. She was also very flexible when we had to make some last minute changes.

We also paid a little bit more to customize our menu. Charlie had a great pulse on the type of meals we wanted and the execution was beyond anything I ever expected. Even 5 months later, people are still talking about the food! The drinks were really great as well.

The bar and wait staff were so attentive and considerate. I was obviously rushing around all day, we were taking pictures when dessert came out so we missed it. At the end of the night when everything was closing down, one of the wait staff brought me my dessert that he had saved for me. You can imagine my joy after a long day and a few palomas, haha!

The space and the location are dreamy. It was perfect for our wedding with 75ish guests. The European style vibes from Aster paired with a beautiful June evening along the Stone Arch Bridge made for a totally magical evening.
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Erin Sent on 06/29/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Wonderful!

Having out wedding was at Aster Cafe in their River Room was wonderful! The room itself was beautiful and unique which meant we had very little of our own decor. We also were able to utizlise their outdoor green Shasta tent for our ceremony and cocktail hour. We loved that space too and was really happy we had the option to use that space along with the River Room. Serina was wonderful to work with as well. Great communication, knowledgeable and timely. She was great to talk to during the planning process and she was great to work with day of. The bar staff was 10/10 and the food was 10/10 (Jefe). For anyone who is wanting a smaller wedding under 100 people I highly suggest Aster Cafe and their River Room. Thank you Serina and Aster Cafe for the best day!
Sarah
Sarah M. Sent on 07/18/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing experience

The River Room at Aster Cafe was perfect. The staff was amazing to work with. We mostly worked with Serina Brasseur for planning. Serina was unbelievably patient with my many questions. They also let us reschedule because of concerns regarding rising COVID-19 numbers in 2021 so we got legally married and then had our party at Aster in 2022. We had 68 guests and that felt pretty good in the space. There is a room flip if you plan to do dinner and a party/dancing, but the staff was very speedy and people just chatted in the hallway for a few minutes. Food was delicious and came out pretty timely given the large number of guests. Would absolutely recommend working with Aster.
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Aster Cafe frequently asked questions

Aster Cafe includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Set Up
  • Tables
Aster Cafe includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Server(s)
The bar service starting price at Aster Cafe includes:
  • Bartender(s)
The space offered by Aster Cafe for wedding events is known for:
  • Historic Building
  • Restaurant
  • Waterfront
Aster Cafe offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
Aster Cafe offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner
Aster Cafe offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
Aster Cafe offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Audio Equipment
  • Chairs
  • Chair Covers
  • Dance Floor
  • Decor
  • Lighting
  • Tables
  • Tents
Aster Cafe is recommended by 94% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.7 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.8 in flexibility, 4.7 in quality of service, 4.7 in average response time, 4.7 in professionalism and 4.6 in value.

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