The Walker Art Center

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About The Walker Art Center

The Walker Art Center is a unique museum venue offering an iconic setting for your celebration. As one of the most celebrated art museums in the country, it is known for its innovative presentations and acclaimed collections across the spectrum of the visual, performing, and media arts, housed within an award-winning civic landmark. The spectacular architecture and views of the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden and downtown Minneapolis skyline make this venue ideal for a modern wedding.

Facilities and Capacity
The Walker Art Center offers four event spaces that can be used in combination for your whole wedding. The Skyline Room offers breathtaking views of the city and accommodates up to 240 guests. The Garden Terrace Room has both indoor and outdoor spaces with two large terraces that overlook the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. The City View Room is a more private space that is perfect for luxurious cocktail hours or small wedding receptions. Couple can also use the galleries, which can be rented in conjunction with the other event spaces and be used for your cocktail hour. The venue also offers lounge areas with exceptional backdrops that are excellent for a ceremony, cocktail hour or rehearsal dinner. Fresh, white modern walls and decor fill the spaces and offer the ability to customize to any wedding style or theme.

Services Offered
This stunning venue offers an innovative and artistic space to host a one-of-a-kind wedding, providing staff that prides themselves on the highest level of service. Located in the WeDo MPLS Cultural District, it provides a variety of entertainment options as well as a picturesque setting for taking photos. The following services are offered:

  • Exclusive catering by Culinaire
  • Banquet manager on site
  • Bar service
  • Audiovisual capabilities
  • Setup and cleanup
  • Tables and chairs
  • Standard length linens
  • Standard Walker security during event


Cuisine
Culinaire is the venue's exclusive caterer for wedding events. The caterer offers a special tasting for the couple before making any menu decisions. They offer the following serving styles:

  • Buffet
  • Dessert
  • French service
  • Cocktail reception
  • Family style
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Plated
  • Stations
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Walker art centerphoto by: lauren b. Photography
Walker art centerphoto by: lauren b. Photography
Skyline roomphoto by: viveria
Skyline roomphoto by: viveria
Skyline roomphoto by: brioart by katie fears
Skyline roomphoto by: brioart by katie fears
Skyline room photo by: cadence & eli photography
Skyline room photo by: cadence & eli photography
Skyline roomphoto by: anne ingman
Skyline roomphoto by: anne ingman
Terracesphoto by: anne ingman
Terracesphoto by: anne ingman
Garden terrace roomphoto by: geneoh photography
Garden terrace roomphoto by: geneoh photography
Garden terrace roomphoto by: lauren b. Photography
Garden terrace roomphoto by: lauren b. Photography
Cargill loungephoto by: brioart by katie fears
Cargill loungephoto by: brioart by katie fears
Cargill loungephoto by: meghan doll photography
Cargill loungephoto by: meghan doll photography
Walker art centerphoto by: olive juice photography
Walker art centerphoto by: olive juice photography
Couple portrait in the minneapolis sculpture garden
Couple portrait in the minneapolis sculpture garden
Couple with bridesmaids and groomsmen in the minneapolis sculpture garden
Couple with bridesmaids and groomsmen in the minneapolis sculpture garden
Terrace view of minneapolis sculpture garden
Terrace view of minneapolis sculpture garden
Main dish
Main dish
Main dish
Main dish
Ceremony on terrace 3 (attached to garden terrace room)
Ceremony on terrace 3 (attached to garden terrace room)
Wedding rings
Wedding rings
Garden terrace room
Garden terrace room
Garden terrace room at the walker art center
Garden terrace room at the walker art center
Couple with bridesmaids and groomsmen on the terrace
Couple with bridesmaids and groomsmen on the terrace
Couple kissing in the minneapolis sculpture garden
Couple kissing in the minneapolis sculpture garden
Couple portrait
Couple portrait
Wedding cake
Wedding cake
Couple at the walker art center
Couple at the walker art center
Skyline room at the walker art center
Skyline room at the walker art center
Table decor at the walker art center
Table decor at the walker art center
Skyline room at the walker art center
Skyline room at the walker art center
Table decor at the walker art center
Table decor at the walker art center
Skyline room at the walker art center
Skyline room at the walker art center
Table decor at the walker art center
Table decor at the walker art center
Bride at the walker art center
Bride at the walker art center
Wedding rings
Wedding rings
Dessert
Dessert
Dessert
Dessert
Couple dancing in the skyline room at the walker art center
Couple dancing in the skyline room at the walker art center
The walker art center
The walker art center
Sunset on the terrace at the walker art center
Sunset on the terrace at the walker art center
Couple dancing at the walker art center
Couple dancing at the walker art center
Skyline room at the walker art center
Skyline room at the walker art center
Tabletop decor at the walker art center
Tabletop decor at the walker art center
Musician in the skyline room at the walker art center
Musician in the skyline room at the walker art center
Skyline room at the walker art center
Skyline room at the walker art center
Table setting at the walker art center
Table setting at the walker art center
Skyline room at the walker art center
Skyline room at the walker art center
Musician in the skyline room at the walker art center
Musician in the skyline room at the walker art center
Skyline room at the walker art center
Skyline room at the walker art center
Black wedding dress at the walker art center
Black wedding dress at the walker art center
Bridal bouquet at the walker art center
Bridal bouquet at the walker art center
Bride at the walker art center
Bride at the walker art center
Wedding ceremony in the skyline room at the walker art center
Wedding ceremony in the skyline room at the walker art center
Skyline room at the walker art center
Skyline room at the walker art center
Tabletop decor at the walker art center
Tabletop decor at the walker art center
Skyline room at the walker art center
Skyline room at the walker art center
Skyline room at the walker art center
Skyline room at the walker art center
The walker art center
The walker art center
Walker art centerphoto by: lauren b. Photography
Walker art centerphoto by: lauren b. Photography
Skyline roomphoto by: viveria
Skyline roomphoto by: viveria

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7 Reviews for The Walker Art Center

Recommended by 97% of couples


4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 4.6
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 4.8
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    Julie · Married on 06/30/2007

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    We held our reception at the Japanese Rock Garden, or Peace Garden at Lake Harriet. The Three Rivers Park District have many twin cities locations available for beautiful outdoor weddings, including the rose garden at lake Harriet, the sculpture garden at the Walker Art Center and the conservatory on site at the Walker. They always allow for you to book a back up site in case of rain (the conservatory at the Walker.) Reservations are inexpensive, and are offered on a first come first serve basis, beginning on the first business day of the calendar year. If you go the first business day of the year- arrive early, and expect a line. It's worth the wait- online reservations do not begin until late morning.

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    Alexis & John · Married on 09/15/2018

    4.8
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      4.5
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    We could not be happier with our choice to host our wedding at the Walker Art Center! We looked at a lot of venues in the Twin Cities immediately fell in love with the downtown Minneapolis views, the outdoor ceremony space and the simple, but beautiful indoor spaces. We held our ceremony outside on the upper Garden Terrace with cocktails on the terrace below that and then moved everyone up to the Skyline room for dinner and dancing. So many of our guests are still raving about how beautiful it all was.

    My first piece of advice to anyone looking for a wedding venue is to not only pay attention to what you want in the space, but also the person you'll be working with there, as they will play a huge role in your planning as well as the day itself. For us, having Brenda as our contact at the Walker was another major selling point! She was knowledgeable, responsive, fun, and provided great advice along the way, making us feel like she was truly invested in giving us the experience we wanted vs. just making a sale.

    Since the Walker requires you to use Culinaire for all food and beverage (other than cake/desert), I'm also including this in my review. The food was pricey, but outstanding (and we have high standards when it comes to food)! We had passed appetizers during our cocktail hour as well as a full plated dinner and then pizza for a late night snack. Everything was delicious and the staff was even considerate enough to bring me a plate of two of each of our appetizers to make sure I had a chance to try them all during all of the craziness of the cocktail hour.

    If you are looking for a fun/elegant/iconic venue with great spaces both inside and out, I would highly recommend the Walker Art Center!

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The Walker Art Center 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? $ 900.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 900.00
  • 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? $ 900.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? $ 900.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? China, Clean Up, Flatware, Glassware, Set Up, Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering? Server(s)
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service? $ 12.00
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service? Limited Bar
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 4
  • Describe your venue: Art Gallery, Museum, Rooftop
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor, Scenic Views
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service? Ceremony, Reception, Engagement Party, Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer? Bar Services, Catering Services, Clean Up, Event Rentals, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors, Set Up, Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer? Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, French Service, 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? Audio Equipment, Chairs, Dance Floor, Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available? Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
  • What transportation and access is available? Parking, Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season? May, June, July, August, September, October, December
  • What months are included in your off-peak season? January, February, March, April, November

Professional Network & Endorsements

1 Endorsement

  • Ovation String Quartet
    Ovation String Quartet Wedding Musicians

    The Walker is a fabulous place for a wedding, and the acoustics are great. I found the staff helpful and very easy to work with.

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  • 275 Vineland Place Minneapolis, MN, 55403 See on map
    612-400-8817 (Phone number)
    6122533417 (Other Phone Number)

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