The Van Dusen Mansion and Event Center

The Van Dusen Mansion and Event Center

23 Reviews
10-350
Guest Capacity
Indoor/Outdoor
Venue Setting

About The Van Dusen Mansion and Event Center

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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 wedding.

Services Offered
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.

Cuisine
The Van Dusen Mansion and Event Center is exclusively partnered with Mintahoe Catering & Events, a catering company that has been serving the area for the past 22 years. The culinary team at Mintahoe will create delicious food using the best recipes and the freshest ingredients. They offer the following:
Bloody Mary shrimp shooter
Grilled sea bass
Desserts and cakes
Prelude and late night snacks
Beer, wine, champagne and cocktails

History
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.

Categories: Wedding Venue, Rehearsal Dinner

Regions serviced: Minneapolis

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23 Reviews for The Van Dusen Mansion and Event Center

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5.0

There are no words to describe how perfect the mansion was. Everything from the suites to get ready in to the progression of the evening to different areas was perfect and better than we could have expected. We stepped foot in the mansion for the first time and knew right away that we wanted to get married there - it was exactly what we were looking for and blew the other venues we had looked at out of the water. During the planning process, all emails were responded to promptly and they were very patient with my requests for tours for family and our photographer. Christy was super helpful on the day of! She helped everyone get their things set up and helped make the day of worry free. Perfect, perfect, perfect.

Profile Picture Lauren, 4/28/18, 5 Reviews
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue, Rehearsal Dinner Location
5.0

Talk about a PERFECT wedding venue! I fell in love with The Van Dusen the moment I walked in to the gorgeous historic mansion, then almost cried when I entered the stunning courtyard where our ceremony would take place. The amazing staff went above and beyond from the planning process, ensuring every detail was taken addressed. Then, throughout our entire wedding day, they stunned us as they took care of EVERYTHING from set-up, taking care of our guests, ensuring we were comfortable all day long, to clean-up and making sure everyone and everything was accounted for at the end of the night. The pricing was great for the amazing venue and experience we had, and I was so relaxed and happy throughout the ENTIRE experience. I cannot say enough great things about The Van Dusen Mansion and it's fantastic staff. They make a great team with Mintahoe Catering to create a perfect wedding experience.

Profile Picture Laura, 7/14/17, 5 Reviews
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue, Rehearsal Dinner Location

The Van Dusen Mansion and Event Center Pricing

Ceremony Site Fee
Peak Season
Starting from $1,000.00
Off-Peak Season
Starting from $1,000.00
Reception Site Fee
Peak Season
Starting from $2,995.00
Off-Peak Season
Starting from $2,995.00
Site Fees Include:
Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Lighting/Sound
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables
Wedding Catering Avg. Price Per Person
Catering Prices Include:
Cake Cutting
Server(s)
Rehearsal Dinner Site Fee
Peak Season
Starting from $750.00
Off-Peak Season
Starting from $500.00
Rehearsal Dinner Catering Avg. Price Per Person
Plated
$39.00
Buffet
$49.00
Stations
$53.00
Hors d'Oeuvres
$33.00
Rehearsal Dinner Catering Prices Include:
China
Clean Up
Glassware
Linens
Set Up
Tables/Chairs
Rehearsal Dinner Bar Service Price Per Person
Bar Service Price Per Person:
Starting from $11.00
Rehearsal Dinner Bar Service Prices Include:
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine

The Van Dusen Mansion and Event Center FAQ

Venue Highlights
Maximum Capacity
350
Guest Minimum
10
Event Spaces
4
Type
Banquet Hall, Historic, Mansion
Style
Classic, Elegant
Setting
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Maximum Capacity, Rehearsal Dinner
200
Guest Minimum, Rehearsal Dinner
10
Setting, Rehearsal Dinner
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Elopements
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner
Exclusive Venue Use
Private Room
Private Section
Public Seating
Custom
Private Events
Reh. Dinner Specific
Cake
Event Planning
Accommodations
All Inclusive Packages
Bridal Suite
Clean Up
Event Rentals
In-House Bar
In-House Catering
Liability Insurance
Lighting/Sound
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Preferred Vendors Only
Set Up
Wireless Internet
Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'Oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
French Service
Tastings
American
African
Asian
British
Cajun
Caribbean
Chinese
Ethiopian
French
German
Indian
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Latin American
Local
Mediterranean
Mexican
Middle Eastern
Russian
Southern
Southwestern
Spanish
Thai
Vietnamese
Gluten Free
Lactose Free
No Pork
Nut Free
Organic
Vegan
Vegetarian
Kosher
Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Open Bar
Signature Drink
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Outside Alcohol
Premium Liquor
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine
Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Chocolate Fountain
Parking
Valet
Wheelchair Access
Shuttle
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Professional Network & Endorsements

11 ENDORSEMENTS
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!

The Van Dusen Mansion is hands down, one of our absolute favorite places to work!!!!!!! The staff there are fantastic! They are my first place to send couples who want that truly unique location. It's like a castle in the middle of the city! LOVE!!!

I have been to many venues here in the Twin Cities and I love going to The Van Dusen. The staff is very friendly, parking is easy and the place is just stunning!!! As a makeup artist I really love working in their bridal suite, very convenient and comfortable. I highly recommend this beautiful place to all of my Brides!!!

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1900 Lasalle, Minneapolis, MN 55403   See On Map
612-871-2702 (phone) 612-871-2273 (fax)
The Van Dusen Mansion and Event Center is a wedding venue from Minneapolis, MN. We service weddings throughout the local area, including Minneapolis, St. Paul, and the surrounding Twin Cities Metropolitan Area. The Van Dusen Mansion and Event Center is a professional wedding venue that has been part of the Twin Cities wedding industry for 5 years. We specialize in unforgettable events.