The Gale Mansion, a historic mansion with a ballroom, is a timeless wedding venue for couples looking to have their wedding in the greater Minneapolis, Minnesota area. This vintage venue offers glamorous grounds and two indoor locations for couples to use on their wedding day. This venue is located in downtown Minneapolis, roughly 23 minutes from the Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport.
Facilities and Capacity
Couples can host up to 200 guests for a seated dinner at this wedding venue. When the weather is appropriate, couples can host an outdoor wedding ceremony at this historic mansion. There are landscaped lawns and paved front driveway areas where couples can begin their lives together. Behind the house, in the grassy area, chairs can be set up for a couple’s ceremony. They can have the affair facing the grand limestone exterior of the mansion, complete with columns and elegant windows. Inside, couples can use the main floor or the ballroom for their wedding reception. The main floor hosts 100 guests for a seated dinner and as many as 225 for a standing cocktail reception. In the ballroom, couples will find space for up to 200 guests for dinner with a dance floor. The interior of this venue features white walls with accents of a dark and polished wood. There are many windows and wall sconces for when the sun goes down at night.
Bridal showers and engagement parties can be hosted at the Gale Mansion in addition to ceremonies and receptions. In the months leading up to the wedding, event staff can assist couples with event planning, while pastry chefs plan the customized cake of a couple’s dreams. The professional staff can even help to recommend and coordinate with outside vendors who know the venue well or whom couples find on their own. When the wedding arrives, couples can relax in the bridal suite with members of their wedding party while staff members take care of setup, clean up, in-house bar services, and in-house catering. Guests arriving at this venue will appreciate the convenience of onsite parking, valet parking, and wireless Internet.
Full in-house bar service provides all the drink options need for a couple’s open or cash bar. A fully stocked bar means that couples don’t have to worry about supplying any outside alcohol themselves. Catering, ranging in styles from Asian to Southwestern, can be prepared for a couple’s menu with gluten free, lactose free, no pork, nut free, vegan and vegetarian options. The dishes can be served in the following catering styles:
48 Reviews for Gale Mansion
Recommended by 95% of couples
GRACE J FUNG · Married on 09/28/2019
Loved Gale Mansion for our wedding!
I had my wedding at Gale Mansion and I am SO happy we went with it. The inside is beautiful, the outside gorgeous. The director of catering, office manager and staff were such a pleasure to work with and on top of their game. The food was INCREDIBLE as well. All our guests were fed with top notch meals. Thank you Chef!Sent on 10/02/2019
All in all, there's nothing about the mansion I would have changed. Thank you for housing the most beautiful day I have ever seen.
Nicole · Married on 11/11/2018
We had an amazing experience at the Gale mansion. Jessie and Robyn were both amazing, they made navigating planning a wedding relatively easy. The day of the wedding went so smoothly too because of their assistance and attention to detail. I can’t say enough positive things about the Gale and the staff there.Sent on 12/05/2018
Alexa · Married on 08/18/2018
When we were looking for a wedding/reception venue, all anyone would do was give us a laundry list of things to buy and encourage us to spend beyond our means. Not so at the Gale Mansion. Jessie went above and beyond to not only fit our budget, but also to make the whole process as stress-free as a wedding can possibly be.Sent on 10/16/2018
Jessie never disappointed in the planning stages of the wedding. She kept us on track with a thoughtful amount of check-ins (not constant, but not infrequent), and made every meeting a delightful experience. The tasting was amazing, and the chef was extremely willing to adapt the dishes based on our requests. Additionally, when we submitted the dietary restriction for our guests, every need was met without compromising the quality of the food.
The wedding itself was perfect--I didn't have to worry about a thing. Jessie made sure that I was on a predetermined schedule, and she walked us through everything seamlessly. Since we had fewer than 100 guests, we had the wedding upstairs and the reception downstairs. There was even a nice elevator for guests with mobility concerns.
Did I mention the venue was absolutely stunning? The candles at night looked magical in the elegant mansion. The furniture was ornate, and the ceilings were beautiful. That being said, the venue felt surprisingly home-y.
I have absolutely no regrets--my wedding was marvelous at the Gale Mansion.
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Fabulous venue. Perfect for the small to midsize weddings in an intimate location, with stunning photo locations! One of my favorite venues.
The Gale Mansion is a beautiful historic wedding venue just a few blocks outside of the uptown area of Minneapolis. As DJs, we simply love being able to play at the mansion and the staff always helps to make our lives easy!
The Gale Mansion is such a beautiful venue and so well organized! We have had the privilege of performing many ceremonies there and they always come off flawlessly thanks to the wonderful support of the staff at Gale Mansion! They offer several options for onsite ceremonies and the decor is so wonderfully elegant, charming and refined that it truly enhances the elegance, charm and grace of our ceremonies. We look forward to working with them closely for many years to come!