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Bell Museum

Saint Paul, MN View map
Rating 5.0 out of 5
1 review

About

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.

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


Location
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.

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?

$1,500

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

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

$1,500

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

$1,500

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
Rated
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Recommended by 100% of couples
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    Janna Married on 11/02/2019
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    So much fun!

    I can’t say enough good things about the Bell Museum and their events team. The museum is absolutely beautiful, with tons of great spaces for photos. The planetarium is such a unique space for a ceremony and Horizon Hall was a great reception area. We kept the entire museum open for our rehearsal dinner and kept the Touch & See Lab open the night of the wedding, and our guests LOVED it. We got quirky photos in all the museum spaces and had an amazing night. Laura and Libby on the Bell events team were fantastic, from our first tour til the reception wrapped up. They were easy to work with, responsive, and kept track of all the details so we could focus on having fun. Multiple guests commented that this was the best wedding venue they’ve seen - unique and quirky - and we’d agree wholeheartedly!

Map

2088 Larpenteur Avenue West Saint Paul, MN, 55113
612-626-3528
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Bell Museum frequently asked questions

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

Bell Museum includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • Clean Up
  • Set Up
  • Tables

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

The space offered by Bell Museum for wedding events is known for:
  • Museum

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

Bell Museum offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Bell Museum offer?

Bell Museum offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Bell Museum offer for wedding events?

Bell Museum offers the following services for wedding events:
  • All Inclusive Packages
  • Outside Vendors
  • Preferred Vendors Only
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Bell Museum have available for wedding events?

Bell Museum offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Audio Equipment
  • Chairs
  • Furniture
  • Tables

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

Bell Museum is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.

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