Weddings

Nicollet Island Pavilion

Minneapolis, MN View map Visit website
2021 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
Rating 4.6 out of 5
   21 reviews
$17k - $23k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests

About

2021 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$17k - $23k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests

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. This property is ideal for couples looking for a venue that is both unique and scenic.

Facilities and Capacity

Rich with charm, the exposed brick walls and tall industrial ceilings add a one-of-a-kind character to the Nicollet Island Pavilion. The vintage atmosphere of the banquet hall 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. The main banquet hall can host your entire celebrations from the ceremony to the end of the reception. Those seeking to make the most of the green outdoor spaces can erect tents for summertime gatherings. The patio can be transformed into a tranquil ceremony spot before retiring to the tent for a memorable cocktail hour and endless reception filled with laughter and dancing.

Services Offered

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 that your wedding is a success. Tents, drapery, tables, chairs, lighting fixtures, and other event rentals can be provided and set up by this venue’s dedicated events team. What’s more, a committed event planner will work closely with you to make sure that your wedding visions are brought to life. There is also ample on-site parking with a valet available for further convenience.

Cuisine

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 and ensure that every guest is fully satisfied. In addition to the traditional wedding cake, they can also make gourmet cheesecake, cupcakes, French macarons, brownie pops, and chocolate-dipped fruit. As all dishes are made from scratch, these caterers can meet various dietary requirements, including gluten-free, lactose-free, vegetarian, and vegan options.

Other Services

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:

  • Barware
  • China
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Black-owned

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?

$4,500

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

$3,000

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?

$750

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

$250

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 starting price per person for bar service?

$9

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

House Wine

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

300

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

1

Describe your venue:

Historic Building
Park
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Cake
Catering Services
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Lighting / Sound

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

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 event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Chairs
Dance Floor
Decor
Drapery
Lighting
Tables
Tents

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Valet
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

May
June
July
August
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
November
December

21 Reviews

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Recommended by 92% of couples
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  • Flexibility
    Rating 4.5 out of 5

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    Laura Married on 10/03/2020
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    They made our day perfect!

    We booked Nicollet Island Pavilion before anyone had heard of COVID 19 and having to completely re-think our entire wedding was needless to say, stressful. But Gabriella with Mintahoe was so great to work with, and so incredibly helpful with helping us figure our all of our options. She was always so quick to respond to my many many emails with questions, so flexible with changing seating layouts, and other things due to my pandemic concerns. The venue was absolutely gorgeous, the food was good, and the day of our wedding I couldn't have asked for it to go any more smoothly (except the little cold weather snap!) Gabriella helped everything go perfectly and with smooth transitions and keeping with our timeline. I cannot recommend this venue enough!
  • Breann
    Breann W. Married on 09/18/2020
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    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!

Awards

  • 21
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner

Map

40 Power Street Minneapolis, MN, 55401
6122530255
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Nicollet Island Pavilion frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Nicollet Island Pavilion?

Nicollet Island Pavilion includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At Nicollet Island Pavilion, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Nicollet Island Pavilion includes:
  • House Wine

What are the most important characteristics of Nicollet Island Pavilion in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Nicollet Island Pavilion for wedding events is known for:
  • Historic Building
  • Park
  • Waterfront

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Nicollet Island Pavilion for wedding events?

Nicollet Island Pavilion offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does Nicollet Island Pavilion offer?

Nicollet Island Pavilion offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Nicollet Island Pavilion offer for wedding events?

Nicollet Island Pavilion offers the following services for wedding events:
  • All Inclusive Packages
  • Bar Services
  • Cake
  • Catering Services
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Lighting / Sound

What furniture and decorations does Nicollet Island Pavilion have available for wedding events?

Nicollet Island Pavilion offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Audio Equipment
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Decor
  • Drapery
  • Lighting
  • Tables
  • Tents

What percentage of users recommend Nicollet Island Pavilion and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Nicollet Island Pavilion is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.6 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.8 in quality of service, 4.8 in average response time, 4.8 in professionalism, 4.5 in flexibility and 4.1 in value.

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