You don’t have to plan an overseas wedding to have a romantic island celebration. Just head to Nicollet Island in the heart of Minneapolis and watch as your dream wedding springs to life. Our Minneapolis wedding photographers love the Nicollet Island Pavilion and we feel certain you will too.
Elegantly perched on the banks of the gleaming river across from downtown Minneapolis and encircled with beautiful parks and ground, historic Nicollet Island Pavilion is an award-winning premier wedding venue located in the Twin Cities. The moment you step on this property, its charm and history will leave you enchanted. The exposed brick walls and towering industrial ceilings offer an open setting with tons of character. We assure you that your wedding day at Nicollet Island Pavilion will have an amazing dramatic vibe that our Minneapolis wedding photographers would love to capture. With its prime location, the Nicollet Island Pavilion offers the best panoramic views of the Minneapolis bridges and skyline in the whole town.
Built in 1893 as William Brothers Boiler Works, this charming estate was inherited by the Minneapolis Park Board in 1976 and later went into a restoration process and came out as a masterpiece that you see today! The enchanting atmosphere and the old world charm makes the Nicollet Island Inn the most desired wedding venue in Minneapolis amongst our 21st-century brides.
Being in proximity to the Nicollet Island Inn, the Stone Arch Bridge, Saint Anthony Main, Father Hennepin Park, and the Hennepin Avenue Bridge offer you and our Minneapolis wedding photographer more idyllic photography locations than any other Minneapolis wedding venue. Plan your first look outside of the Guthrie Theater to have some fun and loving pictures. To add some vibrancy in your wedding photobook, you can plan your pre-wedding photoshoot at any of these locations with our Minneapolis wedding photographer.
Our team of professional Minneapolis wedding photographers especially love capturing exquisite photographs of you and your wedding party with the Stone Arch Bridge featured in the background. The moment your guests will reach the Nicollet Island Pavilion they will be left mesmerized by the incredible setting offered by this beauty! Great views of and towards downtown yet very intimate surroundings will make your guests feel as though they are on an island. You will enjoy unbeatable views of the Mississippi River at this historic location, a view that is one of our favorite backdrops for wedding photography.
This glorious wedding venue features indoor, covered outdoor and uncovered outdoor ceremony spaces for you to choose from. The vintage ambiance featured by the Nicollet Island Inn lends a romantic setting that can welcome up to 500 of your loved ones and host over 5,000 guests mingling during your celebration. The versatility and flexibility of this space will allow you to bring the wedding you have always envisioned to life!
For your glorious and dazzling wedding reception, we suggest you go for the indoor option as the charm and charisma of this indoor space will leave you and your guests in awe and amazement! Gracefully adorned with iron pillar, wooden beam, crystal chandelier, flawless satin drapes, and floral arrangements, this area speaks for itself. The cornerstone of this area is the dome-shaped small windows that allow the easy flow of natural light lighting the interiors.
We know for your big day you have so many ideas in your mind! Congratulations, this ravishing property offers you the space to beautify it with your own ideas and creativity. With Nicollet Island Pavilion, allow your wedding decor imagination to go wild! The shining hardwood floor sets the stage for you to shake a leg with your sweetheart. So, darling let your curls loose while sharing the stage with your partner and allow our Minneapolis wedding photographers to snapshot all the priceless moments of your celebration in the best of frames.
The cherry on the cake is the spacious patio that offers vistas of the downtown Minneapolis cityscape and the Stone Arch Bridge. A large permanent tent shelters the patio area and is perfect for dancing, mingling, dining and even your wedding ceremony. Beautifully restored and enhanced with modern amenities, this venue offers ambiance and functionality a few can match.
On the other hand, you will be glad to know that hosting your wedding here will give you an added advantage of the Bridal Ready Room. An elegant and unique suite excellently suited to serve as your ‘home base’ as you get dressed up for your wedding day. This lovely and luxurious room offers space to lounge with bridesmaids, large lighted vanities for hair and make-up application, and a special catering menu for light bites & beverages to calm any wedding day jitters. So, before all eyes get stuck on your, pose for some glamorous and influencing Instagram-worthy pictures by your professional Minneapolis wedding photographer. This Bridal Ready Room will undoubtedly help make your bridal party’s preparations simple and seamless.
With comprehensive catering services, Nicollet Island Pavilion will offer your customized menus that perfectly resonate with your preferences and budget. From hors d'oeuvres to desserts, the staff at the Nicollet Island Pavilion will take care of your meal from start to finish. In addition to the traditional wedding cake, they also make gourmet cheesecake and cupcakes, French macarons, brownie pops, and chocolate-dipped fruit. The catering staff here will meet your various dietary requirements, including gluten-free, lactose-free, vegetarian and vegan options.
Your wedding with the Nicollet Island Pavilion will be nothing but magical and flawless. They take care of everything that you might need to make your wedding dreams come true. They feature a number of services to make your special day an unforgettable celebration. With all-inclusive packages, they bend over backwards to help you with everything you need to ensure your wedding becomes a grand success.
Mintáhoe Hospitality Group is proud to manage Nicollet Island Pavilion and thus will offer you an award-winning personalized catering, wedding planning and memorable spaces for your special day. The Mintáhoe family of hospitality businesses includes Apples Catering, Perfect Host Catering & Special Events, Mintáhoe Beverage Services, the Minneapolis Central Library, the Minnesota Boat Club and the Château at Medicine Lake. Additionally, Mintáhoe is the exclusive caterer aboard the Padelford Riverboats.
The Pavilion itself is a romantic venue with billowing linens, twinkling lights, an exposed brick wall, and dramatic arched doorways. We will capture every special moment in this fantastic location with photographs that you will love to look back at in the years to come. Your wedding will be a dream-come-true at the Nicollet Island Pavilion.
40 Power Street
Minneapolis, MN 55401