Bell Museum

2088 Larpenteur Avenue West, Saint Paul, MN 55113 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Bell Museum

Bell Museum is a modern wedding venue located in Saint Paul, Minnesota. This elegant museum opened in the middle of July, 2018 on the University of Minnesota campus. It will be the state’s official natural history museum, and will feature a digital planetarium, high-tech exhibits, wildlife dioramas and outdoor learning experiences. Bell Museum will offer multiple indoor and outdoor settings for both your ceremony and reception.

Facilities and Capacity
Couples can accommodate up to 600 guests for full museum rentals, 120 guests for buffet dining and 150 guests for seated dining at this unique venue. You can have your ceremony “under the stars” in their Whitney and Elizabeth MacMillan Planetarium. This one-of-a-kind space can accommodate up to 120 guests. For your reception, you can dance the night away in Horizon Hall. It features floor-to-ceiling windows and a grand staircase, perfect for amazing photos. On the second floor, there’s an intimate space called the Nucleus that’s nestled in between their famous dioramas. For an outdoor affair, there’s a rooftop Observation Deck as well. If you're having a lavish celebration, the Bell Museum will allow you to rent out their entire space.

Services Offered
This interesting venue offers multiple customizable packages, including an all-inclusive one to accommodate all of your planning needs. Each package includes their rental fee, set up and event staff to oversee your affair. Their rooms include built-in audio visual equipment and an abundance of natural light. The Bell Museum also has a list of exclusive catering partners that will surely leave you and your guests impressed. Additional services include:

  • Preferred vendors only
  • Wireless Internet
  • Valet
  • Wheelchair accessible

Other Services
In addition to hosting grand weddings, Bell Museum is also happy to host intimate elopements. Additional events they will hold include:

  • Engagement party
  • Bridal shower
  • Rehearsal dinner

Bell Museum is located at the corner of Larpenteur and Cleveland, near the St. Paul Campus and Minnesota State Fairgrounds. They're directly across the street from Gibbs Farm. There’s plenty of parking for your guests on-site, along with parking in the Gibbs Farm lot.

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Bell Museum FAQ

  • 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? $ 1,500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 1,500.00
  • 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? $ 1,500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? $ 1,500.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Chairs, Clean Up, Set Up, Tables
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 10
  • Describe your venue: Museum
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor, Scenic Views
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service? Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party, Elopements, Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer? All Inclusive Packages, Outside Vendors, Preferred Vendors Only, Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer? Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, French Service, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake, Plated, Server(s), Stations
  • What bar services do you provide? Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
  • What event items are available? Audio Equipment, Chairs, Furniture, Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available? Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
  • What transportation and access is available? Parking, Valet, Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season? April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November


  • 2088 Larpenteur Avenue West Saint Paul, MN, 55113 See on map
    6126263528 (Phone number)

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