Solar Arts by Chowgirls

711 15th Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413 Map · Phone number
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4.6 out of 5.0
Guest capacity 1 to 450
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About Solar Arts by Chowgirls

Solar Arts by Chowgirls is a stunning century-old wedding venue that is located in the Northeast Minneapolis Art District in Minnesota. This warm and intimate space is amplified by natural light, hardwood floors and a sustainable solar paneled roof. Steeped in rich history, this unique venue is like nothing else that you would experience in the Twin Cities.

Facilities and Capacity
This event space features a spacious green room and a historic Johnny Cash Bar, accommodating up to 350 guests seated, 250 for a ceremony and 450 for standing guests. The venue has 6,713 square feet of open concept space that can be used for wedding ceremonies, cocktail hours and receptions.

Services Offered
Solar Arts by Chowgirls is sprinkled with romantic details, making it a beautiful place for hosting a one-of-a-kind celebration. Their professional event specialists will assist you in developing a venue layout that utilizes unique decor and exemplifies your style. They will also help set up your ceremony and make the transition to your reception as smooth as possible. The following services are provided:

  • New restrooms and spacious private dressing room
  • Two parking lots
  • Loading dock
  • On-site security
  • On-site venue manager
  • Free wifi
  • 300 black Chiavari chairs
  • Assorted tables including round, rectangular and high top
  • Handicap accessible
  • Valet coordination
  • Linens
  • Furniture
  • A/V services
  • Pipe and drape
  • Lighting
  • On-site coordinator during event
  • Wedding ceremony rehearsal


Cuisine
Chowgirls Killer Catering is the exclusive caterer for this venue. It is a women-owned, award-winning Minneapolis catering company that has Midwest regional roots. They use seasonal ingredients to create savory food selections while being committed to sustainability and thoughtful hospitality. The venue also has a 17-foot artist-designed bar, which can be used to serve the caterer's extensive list of renowned spirits, wine and beer. Their professional bartenders choose libations based on seasonality and flavor, working with their clients to create a customized bar and beverage menu that suits their palate and budget.

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22 Reviews for Solar Arts by Chowgirls

Recommended by 93% of couples


4.6 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.7
  • Professionalism 4.8
  • Flexibility 4.7
  • Value 4.5
  • Average response time 4.5
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  • Katie

    Katie Tucker · Married on 04/20/2019

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Beautiful Venue, Great Staff

    We worked with Jenna at Solar Arts, and she was great - responsive, friendly, and accommodating. The event space was historic, charming, and spacious. The food and dessert were delicious. Highly recommend!

    Sent on 04/23/2019
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    J · Married on 08/04/2018

    5.0
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      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Our recent wedding was everything we could've hoped for and more, and that was largely thanks to Chowgirls. The space is obviously beautiful and it's fun having using the second floor for cocktail hour. The whole evening went off without a hitch and we couldn't believe how good the food was - everyone raved about it. The salmon, for example, was actually hot and not at all overcooked! They estimated the perfect amount of food for our number of guests (about 160) and had two buffets so guests got through it very quickly. Their estimation of how much our guests would drink was also spot-on - just barely over the actual amount, which was refunded the next business day. Daria was an absolute dream to work with. We had so many menu changes, special requests, and a very opinionated family, which complicated everything. But Daria was always patient, timely addressed every question we had, and was a pro at working respectfully within our family situation. I really cannot recommend Solar Arts and Chowgirls enough!!

    Sent on 08/19/2018
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    Ashley · Married on 07/07/2018

    5.0
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    We had the best experience working with Chowgirls and having our ceremony and reception at Solar Arts. Throughout the whole planning process, everything was easy to understand and our questions were answered so quickly! The day went perfect and the entire staff was amazing to work with. Everyone complimented us on how smoothly the day ran and how amazing the food and bar was. Definitely not typical wedding food; they are creative and everything tasted amazing! The venue space looks really great, and we could not have asked or expected a more perfect day in a beautiful setting!

    Sent on 08/16/2018

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Solar Arts by Chowgirls FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue? Yes
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue? Yes
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Bridal Suite, Chairs, Clean Up, Parking, Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering? Cake Cutting, Server(s)
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service? Bartender(s)
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue? 450
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue? 1
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 2
  • Describe your venue: Banquet Hall, Historic Building, Loft
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor, Scenic Views
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service? Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party, Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer? Bar Services, Cake, Catering Services, Clean Up, Event Rentals, Get Ready Rooms, Set Up
  • 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? Chairs, Dance Floor, Tables
  • 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

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  • 711 15th Ave NE Minneapolis, 55413 See on map
    612-203-0786 (Phone number)

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