Nicollet Island Pavilion is an award-winning historic waterfront wedding venue located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Originally built in 1886, it offers iconic views of the Mississippi River, historic Saint Anthony Main and downtown Minneapolis, making it the ideal location for couples looking for a venue that is both unique and scenic.
Facilities and Capacities
Rich with charm, the exposed brick walls and tall industrial ceilings add one-of-a-kind character to the Nicollet Island Pavilion. Indoor, covered outdoor and uncovered outdoor areas are available. The vintage atmosphere provides a romantic setting that can seat up to 500 guests and host over 5,000 guests mingling. It is a customizable and flexible space, allowing you to bring your wedding vision to life.
Nicollet Island Pavilion has a number of services available for your special day. With all-inclusive packages, they can take care of everything you need to ensure your wedding is a success. Tents, drapery and other event rentals can be provided. Additional services Nicollet Island Pavilion has available include the following:
With full-service catering available, Nicollet Island Pavilion can provide custom menus to fit your preferences and budget. From hors d'oeuvres to desserts, they can take care of your meal from start to finish. In addition to the traditional wedding cake, they can also make gourmet cheesecake and cupcakes, French macarons, brownie pops and chocolate-dipped fruit. They can meet various dietary requirements, including gluten-free, lactose-free, vegetarian and vegan options. Cuisine styles available include:
Nicollet Island Pavilion offers full bartending services for couples to consider. Choose from the option of a limited, cash or open bar. You and your guests can sip on beverage options such as signature drinks, house liquor, specialty wine and specialty beer. Various catering items can also be provided, such as:
Recommended by 92% of couples
User1357212 · 2+ years ago
Our wedding at the Nicollet Island Pavilion was absolutely beautiful!! I knew the minute I walked into the Pavilion that it was our venue. The exposed beams, brick, patio, landscaping and downtown Minneapolis views/Mississippi River were gorgeous! My NIP planner was extremely helpful and sweet :) Because I was planning from afar, we spoke via email and she constantly kept up with me and was always quick to respond. On the wedding day, we had a few minor hiccups, but nothing out of the ordinary and the Pavilion had everything sorted out within a matter of minutes. Everything went very smoothly. I also liked that Mintahoe was their partnering caterer so I didn't have to pick and choose. The food was absolutely delicious and the bartenders/event staff were awesome!Sent on 06/06/2012
If you're looking for a stunning venue to host your wedding in downtown Minneapolis, right on the Mississippi River.. the Nicollet Island Pavilion will take your breath away! I'm so happy we chose them as our wedding location!
Shannon · Married on 06/16/2018
Perfect venue for us! We wanted a location where we could have the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception back to back at the same location - once we saw NIP, we were 100% sure this was it. The beautiful water landscape and rustic pavilion are truly one of a kind in Minneapolis. Tracy and her staff were the best - we sent a lot of emails finalizing the food, decor details, and schedule. She was always responsive, professional, and organized. Many of our guests said the location was the most incredible. Her staff (including the bartenders, security, and banquet staff) were friendly and accommodating - even making sure we had cocktails, appetizers, and dessert since we were having so much fun enjoying our day.Sent on 06/19/2018
User5029322 · 2+ years ago
I am beyond amazed with our wedding at Nicollet island Pavilion! Kalie and Ally were terrific to work with from day one! The food was amazing and got complimented by guest after guest how great it was! I could not have Imagined my wedding anywhere else but here! It was simply perfect :) I want to say a huge thank you to all the staff and a special thank you to Kalie and Ally for always being there to answer any questions we had. Truly an amazing venue to hold your dream wedding!!Sent on 05/17/2016