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Looking for outdoor wedding venues in the Twin Cities, but having a hard time finding a venue that can host both an indoor and outdoor wedding? We’ve got your back! Outdoor wedding venues in Minneapolis or even Minnesota outdoor wedding venues in general can be difficult to find—especially since the area can get a bit chilly. But, don’t let Minnesota’s weather change your mind about St Paul wedding venues or Minneapolis wedding venues! You can easily find an outdoor reception in the Twin Citites that your guests will love. These outdoor wedding venues in the Twin Cities aren’t the standard hotel venue either. Whether it is a scenic boat club in St. Paul or a dreamy garden venue in Minneapolis, these outdoor wedding venues in the Twin Cities are perfect for any event or occasion.
Check out these super unique outdoor wedding venues in the Twin Cities!
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A'BulaeKnown for being one of the best outdoor venue in the Twin Cities, A’bulae gives couples a unique setting for their wedding day. The rooftop, which overlooks the city, is perfect for an outdoor ceremony and will give you scenic backdrops of downtown St. Paul. The event space can also easily accommodate up to 500 guests since it has seven different event spaces ranging from a Ballroom to even a hip and modern Loft. Want to get ready together with your wedding party? A’bulae also has a suites for brides and grooms to use on the morning of the big day. So, you can definitely get some cute and candid photos of your party getting ready together at this St. Paul wedding venue.
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Summit Manor Reception HouseThe Summit Manor Reception House provides couples with an elegant mansion to host their big day. The stone exterior and large front porch creates a charming and homey aesthetic that is inviting for both you and your guests. The mansion can easily accommodate up to 200 guests while still feeling cozy and warm. The backyard is also a perfect place for an outdoor ceremony since it is surrounded by towering trees. You and your S.O. can say “I do” right under a giant Oak tree and then host your reception inside the stunning mansion. With parquet flooring, a lavish foyer and a dreamy carved staircase, we can’t think of a better setting for a minneapolis wedding.
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St. Paul College ClubCouples searching for outdoor wedding venues in the Twin Cities that also want a classic feel to their special day should add St. Paul College Club to their venue list. Built back in 1916, this vintage mansion has both an indoor and outdoor space for couples looking for an outdoor wedding area. The private garden creates an intimate and romantic setting for vows which you can follow by having the reception inside mansion in the great hall. Not only does the mansion include seven cozy fireplaces, but it also provides its couples with private dressing areas, a versatile Sun Room that overlooks the Governor’s Mansion and even a beautiful Library.
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Minnesota Boat ClubMinnesota Boat Club is a perfect setting for couples opting for a nautical wedding day style. Still not sure about what wedding style is right for you? Don’t fret! This boat club can easily be transformed into any wedding aesthetic due to its high ceilings and french windows. Nestled right on Raspberry Island, The Minnesota Boat Club provides sweeping views of the Mississippi river valley and even has has scenic views of downtown St. Paul, as well. The boat club features an outdoor veranda that can provide a great setting for your ceremony and reception if you are actively looking for a Twin City wedding venue that is outside. All events are also managed by an in-house caterer, Mintahoe Catering and Events, to ensure everything runs (and tastes!) just how you and your S.O. envisioned.
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Garden Room of Eden PrairieThe Garden Room of Eden Prairie is a Minnesota wedding venue that is perfect for nature loving or outdoorsy couples. The event space can seat up to 250 people and is great for both large or smaller scaled weddings. It is surrounded by greenery, brick and old fashioned lamp posts and creates an intimate setting no matter how many people you invite. Your guests will love the natural light and floor-to-ceiling windows that actually makes them feel like they are celebrating inside a lush romantic garden.
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Trellis Weddings and EventsDo you and your partner have your heart set on a tented outdoor ceremony and reception? Then we have the perfect Minnesota wedding venue for you! Trellis Weddings and Events is an outdoor wedding venue with a vintage twist. Located in Stillwater, Minnesota just a few minutes from Twin Cities area Trellis gives couples a garden setting unlike any other. The outdoor white scalloped Canopy nestled right in the midst of the Trellis’ garden can accommodate up to 250 guests. It is draped with satin swags and ornate chandeliers that creates an ultra romantic outdoor setting to say “I do”. Trust us, guest will grabbing their tissues if you choose to have your heartfelt ceremony at Trellis Weddings and Events.
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This classic wedding venue is another one of our favorite outdoor wedding venues in the Twin Cities. The Main Dining Room can seat up to 200 guests and evokes an elegant aesthetic for your reception or ceremony. The outdoor area is uncovered, which lets you have the ivy covered Minneapolis Club as a backdrop for your ceremony. You also can host your big day inside the historic ballroom which can easily be used for a formal sit down dinner or turned into a dancefloor for you and your new spouse to dance the night away.
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Leopold's Mississippi Gardens
Leopold’s Mississippi Gardens is a wedding venue that is right on the Mississippi River. This gives couples a panoramic view of the river as they celebrate their wedding day. The indoor ballroom is also a great option in case you need a Plan B when it comes to weather or obnoxious rain clouds. The garden and ballroom can accommodate up to 330 guests and also provides wedding party suites to get ready, too! We especially love the steps that lead to the garden, which are perfect for your processional.
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McNamara Alumni Center
McNamara Alumni Center is an Alumni center in Minneapolis that specializes in creating a wedding setting that embodies both you and your partner’s wishes. The Memorial Hall is a large banquet hall that has unbelievable architecture and can easily hold up to 400 guest. It also has an award winning on-site caterer, D’Amico Catering to make sure you and your guests are served with the tastiest treats. The outdoor area is small, however it is great for intimate couple’s portraits. If the Memorial Hall sounds too large, the McNamara Alumni Center also has a University Hall and a Thomas H. Swain Room for more intimate ceremonies and gatherings.
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Nicollet Island Pavilion
Another Minneapolis wedding venue that overlooks the Mississippi River, Nicollet Island Pavilion is a historic park and event space that is great for weddings. The Pavilion also offers an indoor area that is filled with charming details. The exposed brick walls and high ceilings lets couples easily dress up the venue and create a one-of-a-kind setting. Located literally on the Mississippi river bank you and your S.O. can take some killer portraits underneath some of the most popular Minneapolis bridges or just have the city skyline as a backdrop. Whichever you choose, this Twin Cities wedding venue is a must-see.
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Earle Brown Heritage CenterThe Earle Brown Heritage Center is another outdoor wedding venue in the Twin Cities that provides an al fresco location for your wedding day. The courtyard features romantic fountains and is surrounded by blooming flowers, which evokes an intimate setting for vows. The breathtaking gardens can easily accommodate up to 800 guests, so both large and smaller scaled weddings are welcome at this Minneapolis venue. The indoor ballroom is also available for couples to use for their reception if they wish to have a different area for mingling, dancing and celebrating the special day.
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