The Van Dusen Mansion and Event Center is a wedding venue located in Minneapolis, Minnesota that provides a breathtaking backdrop for elegant celebrations. This beacon of old-world prosperity is located in a modern metropolis and is a treasure that was built to impress, taking your guests’ breath away the minute they walk through the doors. Book this uncanny venue today to experience a celebration that you and your guests will never forget!
Facilities and Capacity
The ballroom at The Van Dusen Mansion has a lavish interior space that can accommodate 200 guests for a seated dinner and 350 guests for a cocktail reception. The inetrior space features hardwood floors, Victorian furniture, glistening chandeliers and rich woodwork throughout that will complement any elegant wedding theme. They have a ceremony space in their romantic courtyard as well as a front lawn area with a gazebo, fountain and garden furniture. The courtyard features an ivy covered wall with twinkle lights hanging above for a romantic and classic styled wedding.
This historic estate is a masterpiece that will offer a truly striking setting for your event. Their well-trained and professional staff employ precision when producing your event. They will make sure you get a customized wedding planning experience so that every one of your expectations is exceeded. Your event package includes:
The Historic Mansion
The Carriage House
Built in 1892, this “castle-like” mansion has rich history but also a progressive style. Mr. Van Dusen was an entrepreneur who founded the first and most prosperous grain firm in 1883, and the estate remained with his family for decades. After being abandoned around 1940, a heroic investor saved the mansion from being demolished and restored it back to its original splendor.
Recommended by 97% of couples
Morgan · Married on 10/07/2018
Before raving about the venue itself (gorgeous!), I want to make sure I say that Christy was a dream to work with. She was professional, kind, enthusiastic, and ready to make everything work somehow. She made planning from far out-of-state a breeze. The venue speaks for itself from the photos above. It is a beautiful historic mansion - exactly what we were looking for. The guests loved being able to explore its many rooms - as did I and my bridesmaids in the early morning as we were getting ready and enjoying the bridal suite - memories I will always cherish. We ended up moving the ceremony indoors due to rain (good wedding luck?!), but the day-of sudden change went off without a hitch and all of the vendors were aligned and on point. The guests and my family also enjoyed how the carriage house for the dance had two floors, one for socializing and one for grooving and moving. Those who wanted to dance could, and those who wanted to socialize had space to do so but could watch the dancing antics from above. So fun! Thank you, Van Dusen team, for all of your help in making our day wonderful!Sent on 10/14/2018
The Van Dusen Mansion and Event Center's reply:Thank you so much, Morgan! We love hearing about your good experience at The Van Dusen Mansion! Thank you for your kind words, and we are so happy that you and your bridesmaids enjoyed the mansion while getting ready as well! Thank you so much, and best wishes in your marriage! – The Van Dusen Mansion Team
Rachel Powers · Married on 07/27/2019
Oh my goodness - absolutely wonderful! Staff was there as soon as we arrived to take our guest book, place cards, etc. and set everything up for us. Christy was instrumental in helping our day run smoothly and we are so grateful to her! We truly couldn't have asked for a kinder, more helpful group of people to make our day perfect! Thank you!Sent on 08/12/2019
Honestly, we are just tremendously grateful to everyone at The Van Dusen for working so hard to make our day so perfect and special. It was so wonderful, and we wouldn't have changed a thing!
Katie Sheridan · Married on 04/27/2019
Amazing Venue and Staff
This is definitely the best wedding spot in Minneapolis. The Van Dusen Mansion is a stunning place to have a wedding, and their process is unlike any other venue. Being able to progress through the grounds was a huge hit with our guests, and everything was immaculate. I’m so excited to get our pictures back! Christy was a lifesaver and walked us through everything we needed to know all day and really kept things running smoothly when we ran into some obstacles.Sent on 06/11/2019
The bridal suite was beautiful and spacious enough for my four bridesmaids, the moms, and all of our supplies. The groom’s lounge was a great place for the guys to relax before the venue and for the guests to explore during cocktail hour. The carriage house was the perfect dance floor size and having two levels, one for dancing and one for drinking/lounging/watching, was a great setup. Outside of the rooms that guests saw, there were even more rooms perfectly set up for gorgeous pictures of us and our bridal party.
Van Dusen really has it all: it’s a beautiful venue and its staff is very good at what they do. Booking the Van Dusen Mansion will save you a ton of stress and will leave your guests in awe.
The mansion is one of our favorite venues in Minnesota!
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.
Jennifer and her staff at the Van Dusen Mansion are an absolute joy to work with. I've done many events in many spaces and the Van Dusen is by far one of the most pleasant to service. Beautiful spaces and the staff is on top of every little detail from start to finish of the event. While there are many beautiful event spaces in the Twin Cities, the event staff can make or break your special day. Rest assured you'll be well taken care of if you should choose to host your event at the Van Dusen!