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Walker Art Center

Minneapolis, MN View map
4.8 out of 5 rating
8 reviews

About

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

Frequently Asked Questions

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

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$900

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

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$900

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

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
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    Steven Married on 10/21/2017
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    We had our wedding at the Walker Art Center on 10/21/2017, Joel and the entire catering and events team executed a flawless event - we were so impressed!

    We are still receiving comments back from guests about how amazing our food was and how the staff was absolutely amazing. Our day was truly memorable!
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    Julie Married on 06/30/2007
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    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 J. Married on 09/15/2018
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    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 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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725 VINELAND PL, Minneapolis, MN, 55403
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