Top 16 MN Wedding Venues with Amazing Photography Opportunities

Your wedding day will create memories for you that last a lifetime. As your wedding photographers, we’ll be there every step of the way capturing the essence of your special moments. Photography, as you know, is also art. So our second priority is using your wedding venue to create glamorous photos – the kind that you’ll be proud to hang on your wall for years to come.

We’d love to make it easy for you to choose a gorgeous location for your wedding in Minneapolis.

 

Blaisdell Manor

Rustic charm awaits you in this Georgian-style mansion. With fully landscaped grounds and an interior courtyard, a Gatsby-inspired bride can’t go wrong with this Minneapolis wedding venue.

http://www.threesonskitchen.com/venues/blaisdellmanor.html

 

Minnesota Zoo

The Minnesota Zoo rents sections of their space as well as the entire zoo. The blue sparkling water of the dolphin tanks gives your wedding photography an incredible glow like no other.

http://mnzoo.org/rent-the-zoo/weddings/

 

Calhoun Beach Club

The Solarium Terrace provides a bright red pop of brick with stunning, arched doorways that are perfect for your wedding photography. River views and a tree lined street round out the best the beach club has to offer.

http://www.damicocatering.com/cateringvenues/calhoun_beach_club.aspx

 

The Marquette Hotel

For the modern, urban couple, wedding photography in the elegant Marquette Hotel cannot be beat. With floor to ceiling windows fifty stories above the city, the clean lines of the building’s architecture give dozens of options for stunning shots.

http://www.marquettehotel.com/minneapolis-weddings/

 

Fine Line Music Café

Want your wedding to feel like a Mardi Gras party? Purple and blue lighting accentuates the darkly romantic jazz club feel of this venue. It’s no wonder stars like Prince and Maroon 5 chose to tie the knot here.

http://finelinemusic.com/event-center/

 

Varsity Theater

Keeping up with a party vibe, any music lover will be impressed with the Varsity Theater’s interior club feel. Take the stage during your wedding and make sparks fly while you rock out.

http://varsitytheater.org/weddings-at-varsity-theater/

 

Mill City

If you’re hosting a small, intimate daytime affair, the wedding photography opportunities out and about in the Mill City section of Minneapolis cannot be beat. Before heading to your restaurant or celebration dinner venue of choice, walk the streets with your sweetie and let us snap shots that include the authentic flavor of this unique neighborhood.

http://millcitytimes.com/mill-district-event-list/

 

The Science Museum of Minnesota

Pose yourselves underneath a full-size dinosaur skeleton while we capture an artistic picture of your super-sized love. With stunning river views accentuated by the fully illuminated city landscape (after hours, of course), this venue is sure to bring out the best in all your guests.

https://www.smm.org/visit/private-events/weddings

 

Stillwater, Minnesota

Who says you need to stay in the city? With Greek Revival, Queen Anne and Italianate style homes, the architecture in Stillwater makes a stunning backdrop for any adventurous bride and groom.

http://www.ci.stillwater.mn.us/

 

Gale Mansion

Start your special day with a ceremony on the front lawn of the imposing Gale Mansion. Then, get creative with your wedding photography by lounging amongst dozens of historic staircases and archways.

 

Peace Gardens

Invite Mother Nature to your Minneapolis wedding ceremony. Wedding photography captured in natural settings saves you money on costly decorations, too. Peace gardens on Lake Harriet can host up to 200 guests.

https://www.minneapolisparks.org/rentals__permits/wedding_sites/weddings_at_peace_garden/

 

The Minikahda Club

Founded in 1898 by picnickers, Minikahda Club, Siox for “side of the river” is the oldest country club west of the Mississippi River. The historical, colonial style clubhouse is simply a dream come true for wedding venues.  (Psst…there’s also a croquet lawn…wedding day croquet…hmm.)

http://www.minikahdaclub.org/Default.aspx?p=DynamicModule&pageid=318292&ssid=210055&vnf=1

 

Millenium Hotel

With a charming courtyard and decadent scrolled balconies, the Millenium Hotel screams with elegance. Let the classic gold-infused ballroom inspire your special day.

http://www.millenniumhotels.com/usa/meetings/weddings.html

 

ARIA

Known for their chandeliers, the ARIA appeals to couples seeking a rock vibe in an elegant setting. See for yourself why these photos always inspire incredible memories for wedding attendees.

http://www.ariampls.com/events/social-events/

 

Nicollet Island Inn

Classic charm exudes from the brick façade of the Nicollet Island Inn. With an executive chef onsite, the world is your oyster.

http://www.nicolletislandinn.com/celebrate/weddings/

 

Minneapolis Landscape Arboretum

With venues for a small, medium or large gathering, brides get all the charm of the property no matter what size their wedding party is.

http://www.arboretum.umn.edu/weddingsmeetings.aspx

 

Whatever you choose as the wedding venue for your special day, the location has to be right for you.  So, while these ideas are some of our favorites for stunning wedding photography, we’d love to hear your ideas too.

Tell us in the comments your favorite Twin Cities wedding venues – and your favorite wedding photography hot spots, too.