Blacksmith Main is a versatile wedding venue located in Brainerd, Minnesota. Situated in the heart of the city’s Northern Pacific Railroad Historic District, this multipurpose event space is defined by its industrial-chic charm. You and your soon-to-be spouse are free to customize the venue to suit your stylistic vision. Whether you are planning an intimate occasion or a large-scale event, this property can provide the backdrop for your fairytale wedding.
Facilities and Capacity
Featuring 8,000 square feet of flexible event space, Blacksmith Main can comfortably host up to 300 of your nearest and dearest. It is replete with factory-style windows and exposed brick walls, details that will remind attendees of the venue’s manufacturing heritage. From your “I do” moment to your first married dance, this space can be used for every stage of your once-in-a-lifetime celebration. You will surely be impressed by the venue’s vintage-meets-vogue vibe, and there are plenty of eye-catching spots where you can pose for photographs. The interior is illuminated by elegant chandeliers and hanging cafe lights, while the expansive windows enable natural sunlight to flow in. As a special touch, you will have access to two complimentary lounge areas, Le Lier and Lincoln Lounge. Stylish and cozy, these lounges can be used for up to eight hours.
At Blacksmith Main, the staff encourages soon-to-be newlyweds to get creative with their event design. A member of the team will be on-site throughout your event to ensure that no hiccups occur. Welcoming weddings throughout the year, the venue can also set the stage for rehearsal dinners, bridal showers, and engagement parties. A variety of event items can be provided, including tables, chairs, centerpieces, an altar, and state-of-the-art audio equipment. Offering a selection of dining packages, the venue’s exclusive caterer Clocktower Hospitality can complement your reception with a palate-pleasing meal. From hors d'oeuvres to multi-course seated dinners, their culinary team strives to bring your ideas to fruition. Clocktower Hospitality can also provide beverages such as wine, beer, and spirits.
12 Reviews for Blacksmith Main
Recommended by 98% of couples
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Carly W. · Getting married on 01/09/2022
I have always heard how stressful the wedding planning process can be. I had the opposite experience. Blacksmith Main has been the place I have wanted my wedding for years and when I got engaged it was the only place I wanted to look. The venue is breathtaking and the staff were so accommodating to us, and so helpful in guiding us through this process. Grace was amazing to work with- it was a the best day and the perfect venue!Sent on 12/10/2020
Tony U. · Getting married on 06/07/2021
We were very grateful to have had the opportunity to work with The Northern Pacific Event Center, 3Cheers Hospitality and Bloom Designs for our 2020 July wedding. Grace Eberhardt at NP was extremely professional and went above and beyond in providing everything we requested when it came to renting out the space, furniture, lighting and the Bridal / Grooms suites. Sheila DeChantal at 3Cheers Hospitality was a great help in creating our menu from Prairie Bay. Her and the team did a great job in pulling together a complete package from apps, entrees, desserts and bar service, very professional! Kate Kuepers from Bloom Designs exceeded our expectations soo much from the initial meeting when providing a direction for day of look / feel based off our color pallet we provided. Kate created the most stunning arrangements and bouquet that captured the colors we requested. Our guests kept taking pictures in front of the larger arrangement and constantly commented on how beautiful the flowers were.Sent on 01/03/2021
Molly D. · Getting married on 04/10/2021
Blacksmith Main is the perfect wedding venue!
We couldn’t recommend Blacksmith Main and the team at the Northern Pacific Center enough! They went above and beyond from the very beginning of our wedding planning process to make sure our wedding day was perfect. The venue was perfect and the staff far exceeded our expectations. They all worked diligently to make our vision become a reality.Sent on 12/10/2020