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Gale Mansion

Minneapolis , MN

LOCATION

2115 Stevens Ave
Minneapolis, MN US 55404 (map)

PHONE

612-870-1662

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Built in 1912, the Gale Mansion is an elegant and intimate setting for wedding ceremonies, receptions, corporate meetings, birthday parties, anniversaries, and other special events.... Read more
Built in 1912, the Gale Mansion is an elegant and intimate setting for wedding ceremonies, receptions, corporate meetings, birthday parties, anniversaries, and other special events. Located in the heart of the exclusive Mansion District of Minneapolis, this historic home offers the best of both worlds with its antique furnishings and modern amenities, including an elevator, air conditioning, and heat. With space for up to 220 guests, this gorgeous property provides the perfect backdrop for a unique, sophisticated event.

As a full-service venue, the Gale Mansion guarantees exclusive bookings from noon until midnight. Wedding ceremonies can be held outside from May until early October, or as the weather permits. Both ceremonies and receptions can be held inside the mansion and/or the ballroom year-round. For your convenience, wait staff and bartenders will serve your guests and handle clean-up afterwards. Additionally, the following items are included in the rental cost: china, glassware, cutlery, napkins, and table linens. A valet service is also available. In-house event planners can assist you as needed in making vendor arrangements, creating a timeline, and managing day-of operations for a seamless celebration.

The Gale Mansion offers a wide variety of traditional menus and specialized cultural cuisine. We can accommodate special dietary needs and preferences with organic, vegetarian, vegan, lactose-free, and gluten-free options. Our Executive Chef selects seasonal and artisanal food items whenever possible and, in doing so, supports local farmers. Our Pastry Chef creates one-of-a-kind desserts with the customer, main course, and season in mind. Our catering team strives to create unique menus for each and every event.

After an extensive renovation in 2010, the Gale Mansion now features a beautiful ballroom equipped with a full audio/stereo system, a grand piano, a dance floor, and a stage. The main floor of the mansion can accommodate up to 120 guests for a seated dinner or up to 225 guests for a cocktail reception. The ballroom seats up to 180 guests for dinner and is also ADA accessible.

Please contact Amy to request more information or schedule a tour.

612-870-1662

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1912
When was your venue last renovated?
2010
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Historic Site, Manor / Mansion
Describe the style of your venue
Garden / Romantic, Vintage
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
210
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
2
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
1700
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
30
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Outside vendors welcome
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Linens
Outside vendors welcome
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

When was your venue built?
1912
When was your venue last renovated?
2010
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Historic Site, Manor / Mansion
Describe the style of your venue
Garden / Romantic, Vintage
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Reception
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
2
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
1700
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
30
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Outside vendors welcome
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Linens
Outside vendors welcome
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

REVIEWS

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Jessica
Wedding:
6/27/2014
5.0/5.0
The Gale Mansion is truly an amazing place to have a wedding! I can't express in words how thankful I was to Amy & Amy in charge of my special day! The staff at the mansion was also amazing from the food to the wait staff. The professionalism and personal time they gave me went above and beyond. I had my wedding inside upstairs and then my reception downstairs in the ballroom. The space was intimate, yet plenty of room for my guests and loved having the rooms upstairs to get ready in. I feel truly blessed that I picked the Gale Mansion. My guest list was around 100 and it was perfection at this venue. Thank you to the Gale Mansion and their fabulous staff!!!
The Gale Mansion is truly an amazing place to have a wedding! I can't express in words how thankful I was to Amy & Amy in Read more...
The Gale Mansion is truly an amazing place to have a wedding! I can't express in words how thankful I was to Amy & Amy in charge of my special day! The staff at the mansion was also amazing from the food to the wait staff. The professionalism and personal time they gave me went above and beyond. I had my wedding inside upstairs and then my reception downstairs in the ballroom. The space was intimate, yet plenty of room for my guests and loved having the rooms upstairs to get ready in. I feel truly blessed that I picked the Gale Mansion. My guest list was around 100 and it was perfection at this venue. Thank you to the Gale Mansion and their fabulous staff!!! Read less
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L.
Wedding:
6/22/2014
5.0/5.0
I highly recommend this venue not only for the beautiful setting but for the outstanding food and amazing staff. The event manager Amy L. Was awesome! When we had a question or concern she handled it immediately. We had a morning wedding with a breakfast buffet that turned over to a lunch buffet later in the day. This was their first breakfast buffet they had done and you would have never known it. It was fantastic and so was lunch. The venue was a perfect backdrop for a wedding it was gorgious
I highly recommend this venue not only for the beautiful setting but for the outstanding food and amazing staff. The event Read more...
I highly recommend this venue not only for the beautiful setting but for the outstanding food and amazing staff. The event manager Amy L. Was awesome! When we had a question or concern she handled it immediately. We had a morning wedding with a breakfast buffet that turned over to a lunch buffet later in the day. This was their first breakfast buffet they had done and you would have never known it. It was fantastic and so was lunch. The venue was a perfect backdrop for a wedding it was gorgious Read less
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Alexis
Wedding:
11/2/2013
5.0/5.0
We highly recommend that you choose The Gale Mansion for your wedding or special event. Gale Mansion staff, Amy and Amy Beth, were a delight to work with. They were so helpful in making the mansion our home for our wedding. The beautiful and relaxed environment was perfect was the right tone for our guests, who marveled at the many rooms. The food was phenomenal as was the wedding cake and cupcakes. Like us, so many of our guests praised the food. The mansion staff and valet parking were friendly and accommodating. It was a mystical, magical day and evening at the mansion. It was so perfect we want to get married there again!
We highly recommend that you choose The Gale Mansion for your wedding or special event. Gale Mansion staff, Amy and Amy Read more...
We highly recommend that you choose The Gale Mansion for your wedding or special event. Gale Mansion staff, Amy and Amy Beth, were a delight to work with. They were so helpful in making the mansion our home for our wedding. The beautiful and relaxed environment was perfect was the right tone for our guests, who marveled at the many rooms. The food was phenomenal as was the wedding cake and cupcakes. Like us, so many of our guests praised the food. The mansion staff and valet parking were friendly and accommodating. It was a mystical, magical day and evening at the mansion. It was so perfect we want to get married there again! Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
10/26/2013
5.0/5.0
We held our wedding reception at the Gale Mansion in October 2013 and are amazed at how happy we are with our entire experience. From the moment we toured the Gale Mansion we knew it was a perfect fit; the gorgeous vintage (but never stuffy) interiors and detailing, cozy atmosphere, unique dinnerware, and the friendly and informative staff who were genuinely interested in tailoring our day to make it perfect. The price was right in our budget, and the planners there were so thoughtful about making sure we felt comfortable with the cost of our event. They did not snark when we decided to remove a few elements for cost saving efforts, and were happy to tailor some extra special details just for us.

My now-husband and I wanted an event that had a cozy, Minnesota feel and the team at the Gale created a delicious menu (complete with pie pops in the shape of Minnesota, s'mores desserts, and locally brewed beers) that exceeded our expectations. Our food was delicious, the staff decorated the entire event to our specifications perfectly, and they packed everything up carefully so it was ready to go at the end of the night. Honestly, the level of service could have easily cost twice as much as it does at the Gale. Just the fact that they packed up all the décor for us at the end of the night made it worth it! I can't imagine having to deal with that the day after getting married, as many places require you to take care of your own décor clean up.

Overall we are extremely satisfied with our experience with the Gale Mansion. From the moment we started planning, Amy and her team were exceptionally informative, organized, friendly, and genuinely happy to be a part of our event and gave sincere and honest advice. The Gale Mansion is such a unique venue that it would surely make any wedding or reception stand out. And the price was just right; the bar bill received after the wedding didn't even scare us too much!
We held our wedding reception at the Gale Mansion in October 2013 and are amazed at how happy we are with our entire Read more...
We held our wedding reception at the Gale Mansion in October 2013 and are amazed at how happy we are with our entire experience. From the moment we toured the Gale Mansion we knew it was a perfect fit; the gorgeous vintage (but never stuffy) interiors and detailing, cozy atmosphere, unique dinnerware, and the friendly and informative staff who were genuinely interested in tailoring our day to make it perfect. The price was right in our budget, and the planners there were so thoughtful about making sure we felt comfortable with the cost of our event. They did not snark when we decided to remove a few elements for cost saving efforts, and were happy to tailor some extra special details just for us.

My now-husband and I wanted an event that had a cozy, Minnesota feel and the team at the Gale created a delicious menu (complete with pie pops in the shape of Minnesota, s'mores desserts, and locally brewed beers) that exceeded our expectations. Our food was delicious, the staff decorated the entire event to our specifications perfectly, and they packed everything up carefully so it was ready to go at the end of the night. Honestly, the level of service could have easily cost twice as much as it does at the Gale. Just the fact that they packed up all the décor for us at the end of the night made it worth it! I can't imagine having to deal with that the day after getting married, as many places require you to take care of your own décor clean up.

Overall we are extremely satisfied with our experience with the Gale Mansion. From the moment we started planning, Amy and her team were exceptionally informative, organized, friendly, and genuinely happy to be a part of our event and gave sincere and honest advice. The Gale Mansion is such a unique venue that it would surely make any wedding or reception stand out. And the price was just right; the bar bill received after the wedding didn't even scare us too much! Read less
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Erica
Wedding:
10/19/2013
5.0/5.0
The staff at the Gale mansion were friendly and accommodating. They made my event incredible.
The staff at the Gale mansion were friendly and accommodating. They made my event incredible.
The staff at the Gale mansion were friendly and accommodating. They made my event incredible. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
The Gale Mansion was wonderful. It is a perfect venue for a vintage style wedding and the staff is extremely accommodating and flexible. Our wedding day was perfect, and the staff did a wonderful job helping with everything. Their food is great, and we heard nothing but positive feedback from our guests.
The Gale Mansion was wonderful. It is a perfect venue for a vintage style wedding and the staff is extremely accommodating Read more...
The Gale Mansion was wonderful. It is a perfect venue for a vintage style wedding and the staff is extremely accommodating and flexible. Our wedding day was perfect, and the staff did a wonderful job helping with everything. Their food is great, and we heard nothing but positive feedback from our guests. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
The Gale Mansion made my wedding day absolutely perfect. The service was impecable and the food was fantastic. Not only did they make the day incredibly easy for me (handled everything perfectly and helped to organzie all the other vendors), but all of my guests raved about the food and service for weeks after. I would highly recommend this venue to anyone who is looking to get married in the Twin Cities area!
The Gale Mansion made my wedding day absolutely perfect. The service was impecable and the food was fantastic. Not only Read more...
The Gale Mansion made my wedding day absolutely perfect. The service was impecable and the food was fantastic. Not only did they make the day incredibly easy for me (handled everything perfectly and helped to organzie all the other vendors), but all of my guests raved about the food and service for weeks after. I would highly recommend this venue to anyone who is looking to get married in the Twin Cities area! Read less
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Barb
Wedding:
8/17/2013
5.0/5.0
I highly recommend the Gale mansion for a wedding venue. Everything went more perfectly than we could have imagined for our August 17th wedding. The venue is elegant and beautiful and staff including Amy and Amy Beth were great to work with. Amy was very responsive and upbeat during the planning stages. She had a lot of helpful suggestions. The two rooms upstairs for bridal party to use to get ready were really handy. We hired make-up and hair people to go to the Gale so the bridal was able to ready together there. We had an outdoor ceremony and it was magical. The food was delicious and the wait staff and valet were very professional. We had about 95 people on the main floor. The space was perfect for that size group. It was cozy and intimate but not too crowded. After dinner, we had a dance with a live, five-person band (Cafe Accordion orchestra). The dance floor was a perfect size and people danced until the very end. We received many compliments from guests that it was on of the most elegant and fun weddings they've attended. I researched many, many venues before choosing the Gale mansion and I'm thrilled with our choice.
I highly recommend the Gale mansion for a wedding venue. Everything went more perfectly than we could have imagined for Read more...
I highly recommend the Gale mansion for a wedding venue. Everything went more perfectly than we could have imagined for our August 17th wedding. The venue is elegant and beautiful and staff including Amy and Amy Beth were great to work with. Amy was very responsive and upbeat during the planning stages. She had a lot of helpful suggestions. The two rooms upstairs for bridal party to use to get ready were really handy. We hired make-up and hair people to go to the Gale so the bridal was able to ready together there. We had an outdoor ceremony and it was magical. The food was delicious and the wait staff and valet were very professional. We had about 95 people on the main floor. The space was perfect for that size group. It was cozy and intimate but not too crowded. After dinner, we had a dance with a live, five-person band (Cafe Accordion orchestra). The dance floor was a perfect size and people danced until the very end. We received many compliments from guests that it was on of the most elegant and fun weddings they've attended. I researched many, many venues before choosing the Gale mansion and I'm thrilled with our choice. Read less
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Wedding:
7/6/2013
5.0/5.0
When I was looking for a venue, I wanted to have a unique and elegant space. After looking at many other mansions and venues in the twin cities, the Gale Mansion was the perfect fit. Through all the planning, Amy was quick to respond and was always willing to accommodate my requests.(We did work with a previous coordinator, and when she left we were appropriately informed and all of our planning with her was accurately passed on to Amy, so it didn't even feel like there had been any changes!) She went above and beyond to make sure everything went smoothly. So many of our 120 guests told us how they were amazed by the beauty of the Gale Mansion and how wonderful the food and staff were. People kept on asking "How did you find this place?" It really is a hidden gem. We were able to get dressed at the Gale mansion and do some pictures there before our ceremony which was off site. The Gale is the perfect backdrop for pictures so it is really nice that you have the space from noon on. Everyone raved about the cocktail hour. I think it is so nice to have the whole main floor for people to walk around and explore (and not feel crowded!) and I heard that the appetizers were outstanding. The bartenders quickly learned people's drinks of choice and had it made for them when they walked up. The fact that all the beer was great, local brands was really appreciated by both my out of town and in town guests. We used the ballroom for dinner and dancing and our guests loved that they were small tables of 6 so they could talk more. Some of my family and friends could be considered food critics, but all I heard about our wedding was that the food, service, and venue were all amazing. The Gale Mansion was easily the best decision I made in the whole wedding planning process and I would recommend it to anyone!
When I was looking for a venue, I wanted to have a unique and elegant space. After looking at many other mansions and Read more...
When I was looking for a venue, I wanted to have a unique and elegant space. After looking at many other mansions and venues in the twin cities, the Gale Mansion was the perfect fit. Through all the planning, Amy was quick to respond and was always willing to accommodate my requests.(We did work with a previous coordinator, and when she left we were appropriately informed and all of our planning with her was accurately passed on to Amy, so it didn't even feel like there had been any changes!) She went above and beyond to make sure everything went smoothly. So many of our 120 guests told us how they were amazed by the beauty of the Gale Mansion and how wonderful the food and staff were. People kept on asking "How did you find this place?" It really is a hidden gem. We were able to get dressed at the Gale mansion and do some pictures there before our ceremony which was off site. The Gale is the perfect backdrop for pictures so it is really nice that you have the space from noon on. Everyone raved about the cocktail hour. I think it is so nice to have the whole main floor for people to walk around and explore (and not feel crowded!) and I heard that the appetizers were outstanding. The bartenders quickly learned people's drinks of choice and had it made for them when they walked up. The fact that all the beer was great, local brands was really appreciated by both my out of town and in town guests. We used the ballroom for dinner and dancing and our guests loved that they were small tables of 6 so they could talk more. Some of my family and friends could be considered food critics, but all I heard about our wedding was that the food, service, and venue were all amazing. The Gale Mansion was easily the best decision I made in the whole wedding planning process and I would recommend it to anyone! Read less
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Emily
Wedding:
6/15/2013
5.0/5.0
We decided on the Gale Mansion because we had attended a wedding there a couple of years prior to our daughter's wedding but had no idea just how wonderful our experience would be. First of all, the venue is just beautiful. If you are looking for a everything under one roof venue, the Gale Mansion is the perfect place. We had about 140 guests and fit very comfortably. Our plans for an outdoor ceremony changed with a downpour, but the incredible staff went into action to bring it inside. I must add that the staff, specifically the catering manager, Amy Leh and her assistant Amy Beth were amazing. All of our questions were answered and concerns laid to rest. They were both professional and fun to work with. The food was delicious. We received many, many positive comments from our guests about the event. My daughter and her new husband loved every minute of their Gale Mansion wedding.
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We decided on the Gale Mansion because we had attended a wedding there a couple of years prior to our daughter's wedding but had no idea just how wonderful our experience would be. First of all, the venue is just beautiful. If you are looking for a everything under one roof venue, the Gale Mansion is the perfect place. We had about 140 guests and fit very comfortably. Our plans for an outdoor ceremony changed with a downpour, but the incredible staff went into action to bring it inside. I must add that the staff, specifically the catering manager, Amy Leh and her assistant Amy Beth were amazing. All of our questions were answered and concerns laid to rest. They were both professional and fun to work with. The food was delicious. We received many, many positive comments from our guests about the event. My daughter and her new husband loved every minute of their Gale Mansion wedding. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We had a formal wedding with 150 guests. We got ready at Gale Mansion, had our ceremony at our nearby church, then held our reception at Gale Mansion. We planned our wedding in ten weeks and booked this venue about 8-9 weeks before our wedding.

During our planning and preparation, we found the folks at Gale Mansion easy to work with. They were professional, nice, approachable and laid back. They easily accommodated our guests' food intolerances and dietary preferences. They found and executed recipes for our signature drinks.

Our reception was BEAUTIFUL. Just beautiful. The mansion itself is a beautiful backdrop. The food was excellent. Everything flowed really well there. I haven't yet heard one word of complaint about the venue.

After the wedding, I have heard from our guests over and over how good the food was and how beautiful the setting was. They liked our signature drinks. The stage downstairs is awesome for live music and dancing!
We had a formal wedding with 150 guests. We got ready at Gale Mansion, had our ceremony at our nearby church, then held Read more...
We had a formal wedding with 150 guests. We got ready at Gale Mansion, had our ceremony at our nearby church, then held our reception at Gale Mansion. We planned our wedding in ten weeks and booked this venue about 8-9 weeks before our wedding.

During our planning and preparation, we found the folks at Gale Mansion easy to work with. They were professional, nice, approachable and laid back. They easily accommodated our guests' food intolerances and dietary preferences. They found and executed recipes for our signature drinks.

Our reception was BEAUTIFUL. Just beautiful. The mansion itself is a beautiful backdrop. The food was excellent. Everything flowed really well there. I haven't yet heard one word of complaint about the venue.

After the wedding, I have heard from our guests over and over how good the food was and how beautiful the setting was. They liked our signature drinks. The stage downstairs is awesome for live music and dancing! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We loved Gale Mansion. It was beautiful. We are still getting compliments about our wedding reception more than a year later. They are easy to work with. The food was excellent.
We loved Gale Mansion. It was beautiful. We are still getting compliments about our wedding reception more than a year Read more...
We loved Gale Mansion. It was beautiful. We are still getting compliments about our wedding reception more than a year later. They are easy to work with. The food was excellent. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We were so happy we chose the gale mansion. The staff was great. Everyone was friendly and accommodating. They really helped me with the stress of planning. The only complaint was that we couldn't bring our own food for before the wedding when we were getting ready and the food they offered was very expensive.
We were so happy we chose the gale mansion. The staff was great. Everyone was friendly and accommodating. They really Read more...
We were so happy we chose the gale mansion. The staff was great. Everyone was friendly and accommodating. They really helped me with the stress of planning. The only complaint was that we couldn't bring our own food for before the wedding when we were getting ready and the food they offered was very expensive. Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
6/22/2014
4.9/5.0
Our wedding at the Gale Mansion was absolutely beautiful--many said, the best wedding they had ever been to. We had a morning ceremony outside, with breakfast and lunch served inside. Though they had never served a breakfast before, they were more than willing to try, and the food was absolutely SPECTACULAR. My husband and I live out of state, but Amy made coordinating the wedding an absolute dream. She answered all my questions in a timely manner, she was extremely flexible, and was totally available for whatever we needed.

The slight ding on professionalism is due to staff putting out boxes for cleaning up a half hour before the end of the event, near the front entrance where people could see them as they were leaving. I said something about it as soon as I saw it, and they were cleared out within a minute. The only other negative was that we found several electrical outlets did not work in the bridal suite, making the hairstyling somewhat complicated. I would recommend bringing a power strip.

I would have my wedding at the Gale Mansion again in a heartbeat! They exceeded our expectations, and really were the epitome of quality, value, and class.
Our wedding at the Gale Mansion was absolutely beautiful--many said, the best wedding they had ever been to. We had a Read more...
Our wedding at the Gale Mansion was absolutely beautiful--many said, the best wedding they had ever been to. We had a morning ceremony outside, with breakfast and lunch served inside. Though they had never served a breakfast before, they were more than willing to try, and the food was absolutely SPECTACULAR. My husband and I live out of state, but Amy made coordinating the wedding an absolute dream. She answered all my questions in a timely manner, she was extremely flexible, and was totally available for whatever we needed.

The slight ding on professionalism is due to staff putting out boxes for cleaning up a half hour before the end of the event, near the front entrance where people could see them as they were leaving. I said something about it as soon as I saw it, and they were cleared out within a minute. The only other negative was that we found several electrical outlets did not work in the bridal suite, making the hairstyling somewhat complicated. I would recommend bringing a power strip.

I would have my wedding at the Gale Mansion again in a heartbeat! They exceeded our expectations, and really were the epitome of quality, value, and class. Read less
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melbina
Wedding:
10/11/2009
4.9/5.0
The Gale was wonderful! It is a beautiful venue and great if you are looking for a venue that has character. Angela was great to work with, she always knew the details of my wedding and was very helpful in answering my questions especially in the weeks before the wedding. The staff on my wedding day were great as well, they were very prompt with switching the room from the ceremony to the reception which itself was a last minute change since we were originally having the reception outside but moved it inside due to the weather. The staff was very professional and unobtrusive, and our day of coordinator was very helpful, they took care of all of the details and only came to us with pertinent questions. The Gale Mansion was a wonderful place for my wedding, I couldn't be happier with the way our day went and the Gale Mansion was an integral part of our day being great.
The Gale was wonderful! It is a beautiful venue and great if you are looking for a venue that has character. Angela was Read more...
The Gale was wonderful! It is a beautiful venue and great if you are looking for a venue that has character. Angela was great to work with, she always knew the details of my wedding and was very helpful in answering my questions especially in the weeks before the wedding. The staff on my wedding day were great as well, they were very prompt with switching the room from the ceremony to the reception which itself was a last minute change since we were originally having the reception outside but moved it inside due to the weather. The staff was very professional and unobtrusive, and our day of coordinator was very helpful, they took care of all of the details and only came to us with pertinent questions. The Gale Mansion was a wonderful place for my wedding, I couldn't be happier with the way our day went and the Gale Mansion was an integral part of our day being great. Read less
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Sandra
Wedding:
7/28/2013
4.8/5.0
Our daughter's wedding was perfect. As mother of the bride I had no stress what so ever. It was beautiful and the staff was amazing. The only reason I gave it a 4.5 at all was due to a mix up with the price of the champagne that was ordered and the number of bottles that were in the case. The Gale Mansion staff compromised and made up for it in a way that was fair. It was truly the best wedding I had ever been to and not because it was our daughter's. Highly recommend this venue.
Our daughter's wedding was perfect. As mother of the bride I had no stress what so ever. It was beautiful and the staff Read more...
Our daughter's wedding was perfect. As mother of the bride I had no stress what so ever. It was beautiful and the staff was amazing. The only reason I gave it a 4.5 at all was due to a mix up with the price of the champagne that was ordered and the number of bottles that were in the case. The Gale Mansion staff compromised and made up for it in a way that was fair. It was truly the best wedding I had ever been to and not because it was our daughter's. Highly recommend this venue. Read less
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Lee
Wedding:
6/8/2012
4.8/5.0
We considered our reception location very carefully, and were so so happy that we chose the Gale. We loved being in a place that felt like a grand home, having great food, great drinks, and being taken care of completely. Bree and her staff were so accommodating and open to our ideas and suggestions while also having recommendations based on previous experience.
We considered our reception location very carefully, and were so so happy that we chose the Gale. We loved being in a Read more...
We considered our reception location very carefully, and were so so happy that we chose the Gale. We loved being in a place that felt like a grand home, having great food, great drinks, and being taken care of completely. Bree and her staff were so accommodating and open to our ideas and suggestions while also having recommendations based on previous experience. Read less
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Rose
Wedding:
5/26/2012
4.8/5.0
Bree did an EXCELLENT job in coordinating our wedding. We are still getting compliments on the venue and the warm, homelike atmosphere it had. We could not have the ceremony outside as planned because of the weather, but I loved how Bree and company decorated the ballroom as the backup location for the wedding. It was very simple, but beautiful. I think it worked out better than if we'd had the ceremony outside as initially planned.


I have nothing but good things to say about the wait staff and catering staff. The service was not lacking and the food was delicious. I highly recommend the Gale Mansion.
Bree did an EXCELLENT job in coordinating our wedding. We are still getting compliments on the venue and the warm, Read more...
Bree did an EXCELLENT job in coordinating our wedding. We are still getting compliments on the venue and the warm, homelike atmosphere it had. We could not have the ceremony outside as planned because of the weather, but I loved how Bree and company decorated the ballroom as the backup location for the wedding. It was very simple, but beautiful. I think it worked out better than if we'd had the ceremony outside as initially planned.


I have nothing but good things to say about the wait staff and catering staff. The service was not lacking and the food was delicious. I highly recommend the Gale Mansion. Read less
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MPLS11
Wedding:
6/11/2011
4.8/5.0
We had our reception at the Gale Mansion. It was superb. Sarah is the new coordinator (as of early 2011, I believe) and is WONDERFUL to work with. I would definitely recommend the Gale to Minneapolis brides who want a unique, historic and classy venue with great food.

We wanted a reception venue that people would remember, not just a big hotel ballroom. The Gale fit that perfectly -- it makes you feel like you're having your reception in someone's home. It's already decorated with woodwork, fireplaces, interesting carpets, etc. -- so you really don't have to do any decorating on your own if you don't want to, which was a selling point for us! We loved the location, too, next to a big park with lots of green space and trees.

We used the main floor (not the newly-renovated ballroom), which I think is the more historic and interesting place to be. The only downside to using the main floor is that if you have more than ~100 guests, you'll have to put folks in more than one room for dinner. It's not ideal, but it works. There is a sound-system so people can hear what's going on in the main room. The dance floor worked perfectly for us -- I actually preferred it to the big ballroom dance floors you typically see. It's cozy and fun.

And, last but not least, the food. The food is all made in-house and is FANTASTIC. The beef tenderloin was just outstanding. A great space with great food!
We had our reception at the Gale Mansion. It was superb. Sarah is the new coordinator (as of early 2011, I believe) and is Read more...
We had our reception at the Gale Mansion. It was superb. Sarah is the new coordinator (as of early 2011, I believe) and is WONDERFUL to work with. I would definitely recommend the Gale to Minneapolis brides who want a unique, historic and classy venue with great food.

We wanted a reception venue that people would remember, not just a big hotel ballroom. The Gale fit that perfectly -- it makes you feel like you're having your reception in someone's home. It's already decorated with woodwork, fireplaces, interesting carpets, etc. -- so you really don't have to do any decorating on your own if you don't want to, which was a selling point for us! We loved the location, too, next to a big park with lots of green space and trees.

We used the main floor (not the newly-renovated ballroom), which I think is the more historic and interesting place to be. The only downside to using the main floor is that if you have more than ~100 guests, you'll have to put folks in more than one room for dinner. It's not ideal, but it works. There is a sound-system so people can hear what's going on in the main room. The dance floor worked perfectly for us -- I actually preferred it to the big ballroom dance floors you typically see. It's cozy and fun.

And, last but not least, the food. The food is all made in-house and is FANTASTIC. The beef tenderloin was just outstanding. A great space with great food! Read less
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Abby
Wedding:
4/26/2008
4.7/5.0
I was very pleased with the Gale Mansion. The staff were helpful during the all stages of working with them. We were able to attend two open houses (and bring 2 guests with us both times) to sample their delicious foods and desserts. The provided us with (accurate) price estimates for our guest numbers, which was helpful for our budgeting. Lindsey was so great about answering any and all questions that I had over my year of planning and would respond to my e-mails/calls the same day.

The food was great and so easy not to have to deal with an outside person (as they do all the cooking there).

Beware: they did keep half of our security deposity because they caught guests bring in their own liquor.
I was very pleased with the Gale Mansion. The staff were helpful during the all stages of working with them. We were able Read more...
I was very pleased with the Gale Mansion. The staff were helpful during the all stages of working with them. We were able to attend two open houses (and bring 2 guests with us both times) to sample their delicious foods and desserts. The provided us with (accurate) price estimates for our guest numbers, which was helpful for our budgeting. Lindsey was so great about answering any and all questions that I had over my year of planning and would respond to my e-mails/calls the same day.

The food was great and so easy not to have to deal with an outside person (as they do all the cooking there).

Beware: they did keep half of our security deposity because they caught guests bring in their own liquor. Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
11/17/2012
4.6/5.0
We had our Ceremony and Reception here last November. The food was FANTASTIC! We ended up having appetizers being passed around for the meal. I received so many compliments on the food.. not to mention the atmosphere at the mansion. Very intimate & romantic. The unique historical feel to the mansion cannot be duplicated.
We had our Ceremony and Reception here last November. The food was FANTASTIC! We ended up having appetizers being passed Read more...
We had our Ceremony and Reception here last November. The food was FANTASTIC! We ended up having appetizers being passed around for the meal. I received so many compliments on the food.. not to mention the atmosphere at the mansion. Very intimate & romantic. The unique historical feel to the mansion cannot be duplicated. Read less
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jill
Wedding:
4/29/2011
4.6/5.0
The Gale Mansion was wonderful to work with! The evening went off without a hitch! Sarah, the catering and event manager, was an absolute delight to work with! She took care of everything and made the evening stress free for us the whole night! The catering staff were very attentive to the guests, food was amazing, and everything looked perfect! Great venue that helped my husband and I celebrate the most important day in our lives!
The Gale Mansion was wonderful to work with! The evening went off without a hitch! Sarah, the catering and event manager, Read more...
The Gale Mansion was wonderful to work with! The evening went off without a hitch! Sarah, the catering and event manager, was an absolute delight to work with! She took care of everything and made the evening stress free for us the whole night! The catering staff were very attentive to the guests, food was amazing, and everything looked perfect! Great venue that helped my husband and I celebrate the most important day in our lives! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
6/22/2013
4.5/5.0
We LOVED the Gale Mansion as our venue for the wedding. We really liked the antique rustic feel which brought a lot of character to our wedding. We also didn't need a lot of decorations as the venue is beautiful in itself. A storm had blown through which knocked out the power for the entire evening, however, the Gale Mansion team ordered generators, had a back up plan for everything that we didn't even sweat or stress out...they took care of everything to make our day extremely memorable and fun! :)
We LOVED the Gale Mansion as our venue for the wedding. We really liked the antique rustic feel which brought a lot of Read more...
We LOVED the Gale Mansion as our venue for the wedding. We really liked the antique rustic feel which brought a lot of character to our wedding. We also didn't need a lot of decorations as the venue is beautiful in itself. A storm had blown through which knocked out the power for the entire evening, however, the Gale Mansion team ordered generators, had a back up plan for everything that we didn't even sweat or stress out...they took care of everything to make our day extremely memorable and fun! :) Read less
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Angie
Wedding:
10/1/2011
4.5/5.0
We had an absolute BLAST at our wedding (as did our friends and family!). The ONLY reason we left out a star on quality of service was that they ran out of one of our food choices for guests even though we had given them the numbers for each meal. Otherwise the quality of the food, cupcakes, and service was fantastic. Sarah was also super helpful the day of and we didn't have to worry about a thing. Get married here, you won't regret it. (It's like a house party!)
We had an absolute BLAST at our wedding (as did our friends and family!). The ONLY reason we left out a star on quality of Read more...
We had an absolute BLAST at our wedding (as did our friends and family!). The ONLY reason we left out a star on quality of service was that they ran out of one of our food choices for guests even though we had given them the numbers for each meal. Otherwise the quality of the food, cupcakes, and service was fantastic. Sarah was also super helpful the day of and we didn't have to worry about a thing. Get married here, you won't regret it. (It's like a house party!) Read less
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Penguin8
Wedding:
8/8/2008
4.2/5.0
The Gale Mansion provided a comfortable and classy location for our wedding and reception. They have in-house catering, and we received tons of compliments on the food. I had the butternut squash ravioli and was quite satisfied. I appreciated their assistance with set-up and tear-down, though I wish we'd been able to stay longer (party was over at 11:45pm). The space was a perfect size for our group (120 people). I appreciated that they had multiple options on several things, like the types of chairs for the outdoor ceremony, and let us hang things outside. They did charge for every little thing (microphone inside and out, etc.), so our estimated cost was a few hundred below our actual cost, and since we booked the location over a year ahead of time, the food cost went up from our initial contract. All in all, however, I found it to be a great personal staff who promptly responded to emails and there was no drama with any of the services on the night of the big event. And, as a bonus, since it's such a beautiful building, we had mininmal decorations, just flowers on the tables and a fabric swag outside.
The Gale Mansion provided a comfortable and classy location for our wedding and reception. They have in-house catering, Read more...
The Gale Mansion provided a comfortable and classy location for our wedding and reception. They have in-house catering, and we received tons of compliments on the food. I had the butternut squash ravioli and was quite satisfied. I appreciated their assistance with set-up and tear-down, though I wish we'd been able to stay longer (party was over at 11:45pm). The space was a perfect size for our group (120 people). I appreciated that they had multiple options on several things, like the types of chairs for the outdoor ceremony, and let us hang things outside. They did charge for every little thing (microphone inside and out, etc.), so our estimated cost was a few hundred below our actual cost, and since we booked the location over a year ahead of time, the food cost went up from our initial contract. All in all, however, I found it to be a great personal staff who promptly responded to emails and there was no drama with any of the services on the night of the big event. And, as a bonus, since it's such a beautiful building, we had mininmal decorations, just flowers on the tables and a fabric swag outside. Read less
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kjk11
Wedding:
2/22/2007
3.7/5.0
Great stafand delicious menu options too. We held our reception at the Gale Mansion after our wedding ceremony which was out of state. Beautiful mansion rooms, responsive and accomidating staff, good food. Overall a great place to hold your wedding ceremony and/or reception.
Great stafand delicious menu options too. We held our reception at the Gale Mansion after our wedding ceremony which was Read more...
Great stafand delicious menu options too. We held our reception at the Gale Mansion after our wedding ceremony which was out of state. Beautiful mansion rooms, responsive and accomidating staff, good food. Overall a great place to hold your wedding ceremony and/or reception. Read less
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Emily
Wedding:
7/15/2007
3.4/5.0
I'm fairly neutral. I really don't like how some guests have to eat in seperate rooms, it really didn't help our party flow. The dancefloor is squished. But we didn't plan our wedding early enough, so all the larger good spaces were taken. The mansion has a beautiful look on the outside and inside, but it just not made for parties over 70 or so. The bar closed early, and my guests felt rushed at dinner and they started taking tables down and setting up for another event before my reception was done. The coordinator was very nice and easy to work with, but there are a LOT of rules.
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I'm fairly neutral. I really don't like how some guests have to eat in seperate rooms, it really didn't help our party flow. The dancefloor is squished. But we didn't plan our wedding early enough, so all the larger good spaces were taken. The mansion has a beautiful look on the outside and inside, but it just not made for parties over 70 or so. The bar closed early, and my guests felt rushed at dinner and they started taking tables down and setting up for another event before my reception was done. The coordinator was very nice and easy to work with, but there are a LOT of rules. Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
6/12/2009
2.3/5.0
The Gale Mansion is gorgeous! However, the staff at the Gale is not so gorgeous. At first, the assistant coordinator, Lindsay (No longer there) was very helpful and prompt. At our last meeting, we met with the head coordinator, Angela at the Gale. Angela was not friendly and unaware of what we've already planned months and months before. Even if the assistant didn't give or any records to view, that shouldn't happen. I have saved all of my emails with the Gale and with Lindsay with records what we wanted for our wedding. At our final meeting, Angela should have been aware. In fact before our last meeting I had sent an email to Lindsay's preparing what we wanted and confirming times and Angela was the one who responded. She should have known. The meeting was a waste of our time and we felt unsure about having our event there.

The wedding day arrived. Again, Angela was not welcoming nor friendly. At the time of planning, I was told (and at the last meeting) that we could only invite 120 people for the ceremony. On the day of the wedding, I walked in and Angela pointed at extra chairs for the 150 guest count which was after the ceremony. I was furious! Not only I was unaware that I could have invited some our guests to the ceremony and how dumb it looked that we had all those seats and none of them were used!

After the wedding, I was told not only by my husband but also by my family members that the 35 dollars an hour security guard was hitting on our guests and talking about the drugs he does. In the meanwhile not looking after the building. You would think a beautiful mansion like the Gale would have more professional personnel however that is not the case.

I would only recommend the Gale if there was different management and staff. Otherwise it was a beautiful place.
The Gale Mansion is gorgeous! However, the staff at the Gale is not so gorgeous. At first, the assistant coordinator, Read more...
The Gale Mansion is gorgeous! However, the staff at the Gale is not so gorgeous. At first, the assistant coordinator, Lindsay (No longer there) was very helpful and prompt. At our last meeting, we met with the head coordinator, Angela at the Gale. Angela was not friendly and unaware of what we've already planned months and months before. Even if the assistant didn't give or any records to view, that shouldn't happen. I have saved all of my emails with the Gale and with Lindsay with records what we wanted for our wedding. At our final meeting, Angela should have been aware. In fact before our last meeting I had sent an email to Lindsay's preparing what we wanted and confirming times and Angela was the one who responded. She should have known. The meeting was a waste of our time and we felt unsure about having our event there.

The wedding day arrived. Again, Angela was not welcoming nor friendly. At the time of planning, I was told (and at the last meeting) that we could only invite 120 people for the ceremony. On the day of the wedding, I walked in and Angela pointed at extra chairs for the 150 guest count which was after the ceremony. I was furious! Not only I was unaware that I could have invited some our guests to the ceremony and how dumb it looked that we had all those seats and none of them were used!

After the wedding, I was told not only by my husband but also by my family members that the 35 dollars an hour security guard was hitting on our guests and talking about the drugs he does. In the meanwhile not looking after the building. You would think a beautiful mansion like the Gale would have more professional personnel however that is not the case.

I would only recommend the Gale if there was different management and staff. Otherwise it was a beautiful place. Read less
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