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 89% of couples
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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!
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