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 the 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, the Nucleus is nestled in imidst of the famous dioramas and is the perfect setting for a rehearsal dinner. For additional outdoor space, 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.
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
- Wheelchair accessible
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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- Clean Up
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- Uncovered Outdoor
- Scenic Views
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- Bridal Shower
- Engagement Party
- Rehearsal Dinner
What services does Bell Museum offer for wedding events?
- All Inclusive Packages
- Outside Vendors
- Preferred Vendors Only
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- Audio Equipment
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