The Whim

655 19th Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About The Whim

Located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, The Whim is a historic wedding venue exuding 1920s elegance and an industrial-chic vibe. Surrounded by an abundance of natural light and white painted brick, newlyweds will marvel at the breathtaking contemporary beauty of this event space. By its bright and airy design, an ethereal atmosphere permeates the banquet hall and enhances the general splendor of the big day.

Facilities and Capacity

Founded by a professional wedding planning company, The Whim is specially designed for weddings and is thoughtfully structured to create the perfect day. While beginning the day on-site, couples can enjoy the two getting ready suites, fully equipped for a relaxing and luxurious morning. Moving into the stunning 14-foot ceiling height ballroom, newlyweds can decorate the space to their liking, transforming the blank canvas with florals, lighting, and decor. Couples are welcome to add their personal touches to the venue, opting for themes like garden paradise or a sophisticated black-tie gala. A selection of additional rooms is available, adjacent to the main ballroom, as ideal locations for photo booths and cocktail hours. An authentic-looking 1920s speakeasy lounge is a dreamy late-night snack setting, offering guests refreshments off the busy dance floor. Every corner of The Whim is picture-perfect, providing seamless backdrops to photograph-worthy moments.

Services Offered

The Whim offers comprehensive venue rental packages and all-inclusive bar services for weddings. The wedding package includes tables, chairs, glassware, and valet parking, with event staff on-hand to perform setup and cleanup. Newlyweds can enjoy cash or open bars for their reception, serving guests from a selection of house beers, wines, and premium liquors. Champagne toasts and wifi are also possible. Additionally, the venue operates a pet-friendly policy, catering to couples with pets.

Location

Adjacent to The Whim, newlyweds and their guests can explore the many award-winning restaurants, art galleries, and boutiques populating the Northeast Minneapolis Arts District. The area is a charming collection of historic and modern buildings, heavily influenced by European and American cultures. Renowned as a hub of activity, the district is home to many festivals and craft beer breweries, enticing guests to spend a weekend wandering around.

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The Whim 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?
    $ 7500
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 7500
  • 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?
    $ 1000
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 1000
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Bridal Suite
    Chairs
    Clean Up
    Glassware
    Parking
    Set Up
    Tables
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service?
    $ 6
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Bartender(s)
    Champagne Toast
    House Beer
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Limited Bar
    Open Bar
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
    Specialty Beer
    Specialty Wine
  • Describe your venue:
    Banquet Hall
    Historic Building
    Loft
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Bridal Shower
    Engagement Party
    Elopements
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer?
    Bar Services
    Clean Up
    Get Ready Rooms
    Outside Vendors
    Pet Friendly
    Set Up
    Wifi
  • 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?
    Chairs
    Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
    Glassware
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Valet
    Wheelchair Access

Map

  • 655 19th Ave NE Minneapolis, MN, 55418 See on map
    651-409-8956 (Phone number)
    9:00am-6:00pm M-F
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  • 655 19th Ave NE Minneapolis, MN, 55418 See on map
    612-448-3717 (Phone number)
    Location of (The Whim)

The Whim frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at The Whim?

The Whim includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:

  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Clean Up
  • Glassware
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At The Whim, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at The Whim includes:

  • Bartender(s)
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Beer
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
  • Limited Bar
  • Open Bar
  • Premium Liquor
  • Signature Drink
  • Specialty Beer
  • Specialty Wine

What are the most important characteristics of The Whim in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by The Whim for wedding events is known for:

  • Banquet Hall
  • Historic Building
  • Loft

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at The Whim for wedding events?

The Whim offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:

  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does The Whim offer?

The Whim offers the following types of wedding events:

  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does The Whim offer for wedding events?

The Whim offers the following services for wedding events:

  • Bar Services
  • Clean Up
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does The Whim have available for wedding events?

The Whim offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:

  • Chairs
  • Tables