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:
16 Reviews for Nicollet Island Pavilion
Recommended by 90% of couples
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Kristin Beese · Married on 06/08/2019
Amazing wedding venue!
I am so happy I had my wedding reception at Nicollet Island! All of my guests loved the semi outdoor / indoor location right on the river. We had such a great time and everything looked so beautiful! (attached photos by Russell Heeter Photography)Sent on 07/26/2019
Jenny · Married on 04/28/2019
Absolutely perfect venue!
Our wedding was gorgeous and this venue is the perfect place to have had our big day at! The event coordinator did such a good job of helping make sure everything was done and ready to go for the day! They took care of all the small details and really made sure the day went smoothly! Getting married in April, it’s really nice to have options like the tent for an option in case the weather didn’t cooperate.Sent on 06/05/2019
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