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:
21 Reviews for Nicollet Island Pavilion
Recommended by 92% of couples
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Delaney Kiernan · Married on 01/10/2020
Out-of-state planning, but still a wonderful wedding!
My wife and I got married at Nicollet Island Pavilion in October 2019 and we could not be happier with the way everything turned out. We lived out of state throughout the entire planning process (to include the wedding itself), but Gabriella and Emily made sure to prevent our distance planning from adding an extra layer of stress. The entire staff was so helpful and flexible, including the switch we had to make from an outdoor ceremony to an indoor ceremony at the last minute (thanks for that snow in October, Minneapolis!). A bit of advice: we had a live band and food stations at this venue and our guests are STILL raving about the music and the food. We were definitely nervous about straying from the traditional plated dinner and all of the logistics involved with live music, but those might've been the two best decisions we made! Gabriella was so kind, extremely patient, and a genuine pleasure to work with. We'll cherish the memories of our special day at this beautiful venue for years to come!Sent on 03/13/2020
Mallory Veglahn · Getting married on 09/08/2021
Incredible Venue and Team!
My husband and I got married at NIP a few weeks ago and it was a picture perfect day. Despite the unknowns and ever-changing situation with COVID, Gabriella was there to troubleshoot, provide options, and make us feel at ease that our day would be perfect, no matter what. We truly couldn't have asked for more out of a venue/venue coordinator. The breathtaking views, super friendly and accommodating staff/service, and absolutely delicious food and drinks. We are forever grateful for NIP and the Mintahoe staff for giving us the wedding day of our dreams!Sent on 09/07/2020
Breann Whitmore · Getting married on 06/09/2021
Get Married Here!
My HUSBAND (so weird!!) and I got married at Nicollet Island 6 days ago and it was honestly better than we could have ever dreamed! The venue and it's views are breathtaking and the food is incredible- we seriously still have people texting us about it! Most importantly, Gabriella and her staff are absolutely wonderful. COVID had made an already stressful planning process incredibly difficult leaving us feeling defeated at times. However, every single time we met with Gabby we'd walk away feeling hopeful. She is everything and more you could ask for in a planner. Whether it was making changes to our proposal, deciding on draping with twinkle lights versus bare ceilings (go twinkle lights), or navigating the governor's orders, Gabby was there with a positive attitude every step of the way. Not only is she extremely kind, she showed us so much empathy which I find to be rare and I'll forever be grateful. Also, as a day of planner, she made sure that if anything went wrong they'd fix it and we would never have to hear about it (still haven't heard anything) which is HUGE on your wedding day that you just want to enjoy and soak everything in. With that being said, 11/10 recommend Nicollet Island for your wedding or event! It is seriously a dream and I'm so sad it's over!Sent on 09/24/2020