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Minnesota History Center

Saint Paul, MN View map

About

Up to 450 guests
Nestled in downtown St. Paul between the St. Paul Cathedral and the state Capitol,
the Minnesota History Center is a stunning venue for couples with discerning taste in both architecture and ambiance.

In partnership with the renowned Bon Appetit Management Company, the Minnesota History Center strives
to create events that begin with remarkable service and end with experiences that guests will take with them
long after the evening is complete.

From creating an exclusive menu that reflects the extraordinary facets of each relationship to
capturing each individual detail with precision and flair, a wedding at the Minnesota History Center
is the quintessential way to turn one day into the beginning of a family history.


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?

2,300.00

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

2,300.00

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?

$600

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

$600

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Set Up
Tables

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

450

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

20

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

1

Describe your venue:

Museum

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception

What event services do you offer?

Event Planner
Lighting / Sound

What catering services do you offer?

Cocktail Reception
Dessert
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
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
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    Ashley Married on 07/11/2015
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    Five stars across the board for the Minnesota History Center - I would give them 6 stars if I could! This is a really special venue that provided the perfect backdrop for our wedding day. Working with Brittany and her team was a pleasure! They made everything so easy for us from beginning to end. She really took a lot of weight off of our shoulders during both the planning process and the day of the wedding.

    If you're looking to capture some phenomenal photos of your wedding day, you can't get much better than the History Center. It is right in the middle of downtown, so you get amazing skyline views of the city, the capitol building, and the cathedral. Our guests had the option to stay inside or venture outside for photos and cocktails - everyone raved about what a gorgeous venue it was! The only thing I was a little disappointed with was that the capitol building (the focal point of the dancefloor/ceremony room) was under construction at the time and full of scaffolding. As the capitol seems to be under construction every other year, I would consider double-checking before you book if that is important to you.

    Bon Appetit catering was dynamite! Every guest I talked to raved about the food. When my husband and I sat down for our food tasting, we had a hard time deciding which dishes to pick - they were all THAT good. The food service the day-of was also top notch. It's rare to host a plated dinner and have everyone get their food and eat at the same time, but the staff were amazing and everyone was eating and enjoying dinner simultaneously.

    Another bonus (especially if you have lots of kids attending) is that the exhibits are open, free of charge, to your guests the day of the wedding. This is a great way to keep guests from out of town occupied without making them drive too far.

    If you're looking for a unique, beautiful venue and delicious food, choose the History Center! I cannot say how happy we are that we chose them!!
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    Cara Married on 10/08/2014
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    Every single person who we spoke with at the wedding said it was, by far, the best party they had ever been to. Michelle and Christi were wonderful to work with. They provided us with a list of "preferred vendors", or people who know and can work with the space. I used all preferred vendors and the night went off without a hitch. I would absolutely recommend the Minnesota History Center for the wedding of your dreams.
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    Katy Married on 08/30/2013
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    The place was beautiful for ceremony and reception; Christie was awesome at coordinating all the details; the food was fantastic and they went out of their way to accommodate dietary requests; and they packed everything up for us at the end of the night, so cleanup was a breeze! Thank you!
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Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2011 Winner

Professional Network & Endorsements

3 Endorsements
Betsy Wall Photography Betsy Wall Photography Wedding Photographers

I've photographed numerous weddings at the Minnesota History Center. Every time - their staff/catering service has been amazing. Professional, kind (they take care of photographers, too!), and every wedding I've photographed there has gone amazingly well. Not to mention - it's a gorgeous venue in an absolutely stunning setting.

Sassafras Floral & Garden Design Sassafras Floral & Garden Design Wedding Florists

A beautiful venue, all you need are tons of flowers!

Happily Ever After Happily Ever After Wedding Photographers

One of St Paul's best venues! http://www.happilyeverafterphoto.com/tag/the-mn-history-museum-wedding-reception/

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345 Kellogg Boulevard West Saint Paul, 55102
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