Minneapolis Central Library is a unique museum wedding venue based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Designed by renowned architect Cesar Pelli, the building is one of Minneapolis' well-known landmarks. The forward-thinking design is perfect for couples looking for a venue that supports sustainability and eco-friendliness, while still maintaining an elegant style. With columns made from recycled materials, a green roof and energy efficient features, Minneapolis Central Library is a modern wedding location for the Earth-conscious couple.
Facilities and Capacities
Minneapolis Central Library has five event spaces available. The building features a five-story windowed atrium that is sure to leave an impression. Each room has a one-of-a-kind modern aesthetic with sleek lines, wood-paneled walls and ceilings, and spacious areas. The venue can host a maximum of 450 guests.
Minneapolis Central Library can handle all of your wedding needs, from in-house catering services to event planning, with their all-inclusive package options. They can set up and clean up your celebration so you don't have the added stress. Additional services available include the following:
Mintáhoe Catering & Events provides delicious catering for Minneapolis Central Library. American-style cuisine can be prepared for your special day. They can make an array of dishes, from butternut squash ravioli to pistachio crusted grilled lamb chop. Hors d'oeuvres, buffet, family style, stations and plated serving style options are available. A number of dietary accommodations can also be made for you or your guests who are gluten-free, lactose-free, vegetarian or vegan. Dessert alternatives to the traditional wedding cake can also be made. Minneapolis Central Library can provide necessary catering items for your meal, such as:
With their in-house bar, Minneapolis Central Library offers full bartending services for your big day. Specialty wine, signature drinks, house beer, premium liquor or champagne for a toast are a few of the beverage options to choose from. Couples can select a limited, cash or open bar for their wedding.
Recommended by 96% of couples
Mariel · Married on 05/29/2011
My reception was at the Minneapolis Central Library, and my husband and I loved the way everything turned out. The library is in a great location in downtown Minneapolis, which made it easy for everyone to get to, and it was close to many hotels. It was an amazing space for a wedding, because it was so unique and the architecture was so interesting. And because many of the walls are made of glass, you also get great views of the city. The interesting architecture also made for some really stunning photographs.
Another nice thing about the library is that you get to use a lot of the space. The cocktail reception is held on the second floor, and it is also possible to set things up in the conference room on that floor, which provides even more space to work with. The main reception – dinner and dancing – takes place downstairs in the main atrium, which then gives guests a chance to explore that area as well.
Overall, it was a very memorable, unique, and beautiful place for a wedding reception!
Karen · Married on 07/10/2010
We love the library, so this site was perfect. The views from the balcony were incredible (we used the balcony for our cocktail hour). Knowledgeable people, and helpful.
User4538086 · event on: 09/13/2014
Our small liberal arts college held a kick off event for the academic year. We worked with Mintahoe Catering, who was fabulous through the entire process. The library staff was responsive and pleasant to work with. We used Pohlad Hall for a series of presentations and used the Atrium for a reception afterward. The timing of our event had to shift due to the building being public, but it ended up working out great.