The Gillespie Center is a beautiful venue located in Mound Minnesota. The Gillespie Center can accomodate wedding celebrations, groom's dinners, gift openings and bridal showers from 20 to 350 people. Located just one block away from picturesque shores of Cooks Bay on Lake Minnetonka, the Center's dining room has floor to ceiling windows overlooking a beautiful wildlife area. Our deck seating can accomodate 50 people and can be used for a small wedding ceremony or an intimate cocktail party. There is an attached room for dancing with a tile floor. Our entire facility is hadicapped accessable with large restrooms. We have addtional rooms available to rent for a nursery or seperate seating area. The Gillespie Center has a white baby grand piano for a minimal charge.
You may choose one of our preferred caterers for your celebration. We allow alcohol to be served by one of our preferred vendors. Please contact us for a current list of vendors.
Consultations are available by appointment only. Please contact Wendie at 952-472-7563. We would be happy to host your special day.
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Joan · Married on 09/23/2017
Wendi was so fun to work with. We are both widowed high school sweethearts who re-connected through facebook and friends. We wanted a night of just fun and celebrating. Wendi and her team had our backs all the way. The site was draped in white with lights and looked like a fairy tale. We had asked Wendi for recommendations on catering and DJ. We got the BEST of both. Our guests have done nothing but rave about how much fun they had. We had zero headaches and 100% fun. All in all, being at Gillespie Center was the best decision we made next to marrying each other!Sent on 10/16/2017
Brittany · Married on 09/29/2016
I am really glad that I chose the Gillespie center for out reception. The venue can be transformed into an amazing room (I suggest getting it draped)! Wendie was so nice and easy to work with, my husband and I loved having the reception here.Sent on 12/18/2016
Elaine · Married on 09/20/2008
We loved working with the Gillespie Center for our daughter's wedding reception. The center is beautiful, the administrator was very helpful with suggestions and creative ideas and gave us quality service. Communication is very important and we got calls back right away when we had questions. The cost to rent the center is very comparable to anything else available and therefore the value was cost effective for us. Location is easy to find and the wildlife area is visible with windows all across the room. We loved it!Sent on 04/30/2009