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.
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:
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:
Recommended by 97% of couples
Steven · Married on 10/21/2017
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!
Julie · Married on 06/30/2007
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.
Alexis & John · Married on 09/15/2018
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!
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.