The Bakken Museum

3537 S Zenith Ave The Bakken Museum, Minneapolis, MN 55416 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About The Bakken Museum

The Bakken Museum is a wedding venue located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This Tudor-style West Winds mansion is nestled on the shores of Bde Maka Ska, in the heart of Minneapolis’ famed Chain of Lakes region. The property provides scenic views, unique indoor and outdoor event spaces, and a memorable experience for couples and their loved ones. It also features a range of carefully-curated exhibits that are fun and intriguing to explore. These collections include books, artifacts, and galleries dedicated to honoring inventions in plant medicine, bio-technology, and science. Every year, the 501(c)3 hosts over 45,000 visitors who come to learn about the world around them through STEM-driven events and lectures. This distinct and beautiful manor with its carefully manicured gardens is an ideal backdrop to celebrations of all styles and sizes.

Facilities and Capacity
Couples renting The Bakken Museum will find numerous spots to host their ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception. Out on the lawns, big leafy trees, a large stone fountain, and a well-maintained medicinal plant garden create an atmospheric setting to exchange vows. Tents can also be put up on the grounds to host dinners and dancing and protect from inclement weather. A courtyard and walkway that overlook the wetlands is also a tasteful spot to enjoy drinks with loved ones after the ceremony. Inside, parties can be held in the 2,000-square-foot gallery, where wooden paneling and hundreds of books give the space the feel of a library. A rooftop patio and lawn also make for a spectacular place to take in the views and celebrate the romantic day. From intimate soirees to grand affairs, the museum can be fully tailored to couples’ preferences and desires.

Services Offered
For the big day, The Bakken Museum offers comprehensive packages that come with tables and chairs, linens, and assistance with setup and cleanup. A get-ready suite is also included for couples to prepare with their wedding parties ahead of the ceremony. The venue comes fully equipped with lighting and sound, and parking is provided. The mansion, gardens, and green roof are also available for photo shoots ahead of the big day and can be coordinated with the rental team.

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The Bakken Museum FAQ

  • 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?
    $ 4950
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 3600
  • 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?
    $ 2500
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Bridal Suite
    Chairs
    Clean Up
    Lighting/Sound
    Linens
    Parking
    Set Up
    Tables
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
    10
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    6
  • Describe your venue:
    Garden
    Historic Building
    Mansion
    Museum
    Rooftop
    Waterfront
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Covered Outdoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
    Scenic Views
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Bridal Shower
    Engagement Party
    Elopements
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer?
    Clean Up
    Event Rentals
    Get Ready Rooms
    Lighting / Sound
    Outside Vendors
    Set Up
    Wifi
  • What event items are available?
    Audio Equipment
    Chairs
    Decor
    Furniture
    Lighting
    Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    April
    May
    June
    July
    August
    September
    October
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    January
    February
    March
    November
    December

Team of The Bakken Museum

Maggie Peck

Maggie Peck

Database & Retail Manager

Maggie has been working on events at The Bakken Museum since 2019. She loves helping clients turn their event into a full museum experience.

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Chris Lundeen

Chris Lundeen

Director of Facilities and Operations

With over 30 years of experience hosting events at The Bakken Museum, Chris will help you plan the perfect day.

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  • Katie Thering Photography & Design Wedding Photographers

    Hands down one of my favorite venues to photograph! This hidden gem is the perfect location for your wedding or event. The Bakken has plenty of options for customizing your day. The garden is gorgeous for a ceremony and the terraces provide the best backdrops for social hour. Your guests will love the convenience of being near Uptown and the lakes, too. Angela & Chris and the rest of the team at the Bakken are there all day to make sure everything goes off without a hitch. If you are looking for a unique, classy, and convenient location for your wedding the Bakken will not disappoint!

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  • 3537 S Zenith Ave The Bakken Museum, The Bakken Museum Minneapolis, MN, 55416 See on map
    612-688-2385 (Phone number)
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