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:
In addition to hosting grand weddings, Bell Museum is also happy to host intimate elopements. Additional events they will hold include:
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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Janna · Married on 11/02/2019
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!Sent on 11/17/2019