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The perfect setting for Ceremonies and Receptions, Dinner Dances, Bar Mitzvahs, Birthdays, Anniversaries, Holiday Parties and Corporate Events. Encounter majestic halls and intimate spaces in this gorgeous mansion, beautifully restored to its original 16th century Italian Renaissance style and opulence. Descend our masive mahogany staircase into a 2500 sq ft Grand Foyer, enjoy dinner and dancing in the majestic Grand Palladian Ballroom, and break for conversation in the most unique wine cellar and gathering space in Minnesota. Grand Palladian Ballroom seats 250, Fresco paintings throughout, Wine Cellar and Grotto, Gorgeous Bridal Suite, Grooms Room and Event Space.

Categories: Wedding Venue

Regions serviced: Minneapolis

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Having our wedding at Semple Mansion was the BEST decision we could have made. The mansion itself is stunning and perfectly matched our Gatsby-inspired wedding vision. Our guests couldn't stop talking about how beautiful it was and how perfectly intimate our 183+ wedding felt (which can be a hard thing to pull off in many other venues). Plus, the price is definitely reasonable and they offer 10 different catering options, in addition to allowing mansion access (throughout the entire mansion) all day long. One major reason we chose Semple over other mansions is because they didn't nickel and dime us for "extra hours" before 3pm - instead, their rate was up front and 100% fair, which we really appreciated. Beyond that, the staff (especially Katherine!) was phenomenal. They were incredibly helpful with any questions we had, and throughout the entire night, Katherine was there to lend a hand. Plus, the transitions between floors for different parts of the evening was flawless. Our wedding was absolute perfection and we highly recommend Semple to anyone looking for a venue!!

Profile Picture Megan, 10/8/17, 8 Reviews
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue

We are so glad we chose Semple Mansion for our wedding reception. It's a spacious and versatile facility and it's absolutely gorgeous. I can't imagine a better place to host a formal event. The furniture pieces they provide go perfectly with the space and everything was ready to go the moment we arrived at 9am. We used the mansion for getting ready and taking photos in the morning, we used the downstairs area and wine grotto (such a cool space!! Guests loved the vault!) for cocktail hour (they provide a piano, so it was easy for us to have music!) and the ballroom for dinner and dancing. Our guests loved having the freedom to use all of the different spaces. We found great vendors through Semple and everyone who attended had a wonderful time! We loved that they allow renters to bring in their own alcohol because that made an open bar more affordable than with many packages we saw at other venues. Katherine was a joy to work with. She is very organized, always responds quickly to emails, and made the planning process easy and stress free. I would highly recommend Semple Mansion!

Profile Picture Browyn, 7/22/17, 4 Reviews
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue
Services Used: Linens, Parking, Wheelchair Access, Bridal Suite

We toured 8 different wedding venues, but from the moment we walked into Semple Mansion, we were sold. The space is truly stunning, and it provided the perfect setting for our January wedding. There are lots of unique nooks and crannies, both for the bridal party to use and for guests to explore, and the ceremony space was perfect in every way. While the staff is very up-front about it, it is worth noting that there are a lot of fees on top of the base rental fee: there is a huge bill for the bar (not the liquor, but for the set-up, staff, glassware, etc), wedding insurance, parking fees, etc. We feel it was worth every penny, but this is helpful to know from a budgeting perspective. Our one word of advice would be to also hire an outside wedding coordinator. The money you pay goes toward the building--not toward the staff. While they say they have a "day-of" coordinator, that person does very little during the course of your wedding day. We highly recommend the space and feel it was worth the value.

Profile Picture User7891773, 1+ year ago, 4 Reviews
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue

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Semple Mansion Price Rates

Ceremony Site Fee
Peak Season
Starting from $2,500.00
Off-Peak Season
Starting from $2,500.00
Reception Site Fee
Peak Season
Starting from $2,500.00
Off-Peak Season
Starting from $2,500.00
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Professional Network & Endorsements

Here at Class Act, we have been entertaining wedding guests for over 30 years. As you would guess we get everywhere. We particularly enjoy the beautiful facility and the professional staff. They know it is all about the total experience guests have and we help create those great memories by working hand in hand for a memorable experience.

The Semple Mansion is an Agape Moments favorite! This space is so elegant and classy. It is more beautiful than words can even express. One look at the Semple Mansion and you will be hooked!

We absolutely love shooting at Semple Mansion! It is by far one of our favorite venues for weddings in the Twin Cities area. The staff is super organized and everything always flows perfectly. You can't go wrong with booking your wedding at the mansion......photo opportunities are endless. Graddy Photography gives them two thumbs up for sure!

Katherine and the Semple staff are award winning...year in, year out! It's easy to see why. Katherine is possibly the hardest working coordinator out there...and it shows in the couple's high remarks for the space and its' service. Semple has many unique features...three levels, a profusion of rich colors, and a classically elegant bridal changing room. Semple is simply a fabulous Minneapolis wedding venue and we love working there! www.bellagala.com | 651-227-1202 | Voted Minnesota Bride "All-Around Best Wedding Vendor.

You cannot find a more beautiful venue anywhere! Additionally, the staff at Semple make everything so easy. I want to get married again just so I can have the wedding at Semple!




100 West Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55404   See On Map
612-290-4448 (phone)