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Nicollet Island Pavilion

Minneapolis , MN
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40 Power Street
Minneapolis, MN 55401 US (map)

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612-253-0255

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Nicollet Island Pavilion is a premier venue for weddings and receptions. With views of the Mississippi River, historic Saint Anthony Main, and downtown Minneapolis, Nicollet Island truly... Read more
Nicollet Island Pavilion is a premier venue for weddings and receptions. With views of the Mississippi River, historic Saint Anthony Main, and downtown Minneapolis, Nicollet Island truly captures the magic of Minneapolis.

Built in 1886 by Lintges and Connell & Company, Nicollet Island Pavilion began as a one-story frame building called the William Bros. Boiler Works. In 1893 a major fire consumed the Boiler Works and the existing brick structure was constructed to replace the destroyed building.

The building went through various stages of ownerships until 1976 when the Minneapolis Park Board acquired most of Nicollet Island. In 1983 Nicollet Island Park was developed and the Pavilion was used as a simple picnic shelter. Today, it hosts some of the most upscale events in the Twin Cities! Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
100
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
2
Describe your venue:
Historic
Describe the style of your venue
City, Waterfront, Garden
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
5000
What event services do you offer?
Cake, Catering / Bar, Event Planning, Event Rentals, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors OK
What catering services do you offer?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, Hors d'Oeuvres, Outside Cake OK, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What event items are available?
Audio Equipment, Chairs, Dance Floor, Drapery, Lighting, Tables, Tents
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Valet, Wheelchair Access

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I am beyond amazed with our wedding at Nicollet island Pavilion! Kalie and Ally were terrific to work with from day one! The food was amazing and got complimented by guest after guest how great it was! I could not have Imagined my wedding anywhere else but here! It was simply perfect :) I want to say a huge thank you to all the staff and a special thank you to Kalie and Ally for always being there to answer any questions we had. Truly an amazing venue to hold your dream wedding!!
I am beyond amazed with our wedding at Nicollet island Pavilion! Kalie and Ally were terrific to work with from day one! Read more...
I am beyond amazed with our wedding at Nicollet island Pavilion! Kalie and Ally were terrific to work with from day one! The food was amazing and got complimented by guest after guest how great it was! I could not have Imagined my wedding anywhere else but here! It was simply perfect :) I want to say a huge thank you to all the staff and a special thank you to Kalie and Ally for always being there to answer any questions we had. Truly an amazing venue to hold your dream wedding!! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
7/10/2015
5.0/5.0
I recently had my wedding reception at The Nicollet Island Pavilion, and it was the absolute perfect wedding venue in every possible way. Kalie Cole and her team were phenomenal to work with. During the year of our wedding planning Kalie was so attentive and accommodating which was especially appreciated since we were planning from out of state. We sent her endless emails and questions in which she always responded promptly and enthusiastically. She helped us plan our dream wedding while respecting that we needed to stay within a budget. We loved the indoor reception area, but the outdoor area with views of the Mississippi and downtown skyline were the talk of the night. It was a beautiful place for our outdoor cocktail hour. The food catered through Mintahoe was good, and the service from the bartenders and wait staff was flawless. Our guests are still talking about how wonderful the evening was, and how impressed they were with every aspect of our venue. I would strongly recommend that any future bride and groom have their wedding at Nicollet Island Pavilion. Thank you Kalie Cole and your team for everything! We are so grateful and the reception could not have run more smoothly.
I recently had my wedding reception at The Nicollet Island Pavilion, and it was the absolute perfect wedding venue in Read more...
I recently had my wedding reception at The Nicollet Island Pavilion, and it was the absolute perfect wedding venue in every possible way. Kalie Cole and her team were phenomenal to work with. During the year of our wedding planning Kalie was so attentive and accommodating which was especially appreciated since we were planning from out of state. We sent her endless emails and questions in which she always responded promptly and enthusiastically. She helped us plan our dream wedding while respecting that we needed to stay within a budget. We loved the indoor reception area, but the outdoor area with views of the Mississippi and downtown skyline were the talk of the night. It was a beautiful place for our outdoor cocktail hour. The food catered through Mintahoe was good, and the service from the bartenders and wait staff was flawless. Our guests are still talking about how wonderful the evening was, and how impressed they were with every aspect of our venue. I would strongly recommend that any future bride and groom have their wedding at Nicollet Island Pavilion. Thank you Kalie Cole and your team for everything! We are so grateful and the reception could not have run more smoothly. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.7/5.0
I may be bias, but this is the most beautiful wedding venue I've ever seen. Between the rustic, but classy indoor space, the relaxing river and the downtown views, it has it all. The staff did an excellent job from our first meeting with the wedding coordinator to the bartenders the night of. I couldn't imagine having our ceremony and wedding anywhere else.
I may be bias, but this is the most beautiful wedding venue I've ever seen. Between the rustic, but classy indoor space, Read more...
I may be bias, but this is the most beautiful wedding venue I've ever seen. Between the rustic, but classy indoor space, the relaxing river and the downtown views, it has it all. The staff did an excellent job from our first meeting with the wedding coordinator to the bartenders the night of. I couldn't imagine having our ceremony and wedding anywhere else. Read less
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Aly
Wedding:
9/14/2014
4.6/5.0
The Pavilion is the most amazing place to be married. The staff is super helpful, the food is delicious (via Mintahoe Catering), the location is gorgeous.
The Pavilion is the most amazing place to be married. The staff is super helpful, the food is delicious (via Mintahoe Read more...
The Pavilion is the most amazing place to be married. The staff is super helpful, the food is delicious (via Mintahoe Catering), the location is gorgeous. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
5/20/2012
4.6/5.0
Our wedding at the Nicollet Island Pavilion was absolutely beautiful!! I knew the minute I walked into the Pavilion that it was our venue. The exposed beams, brick, patio, landscaping and downtown Minneapolis views/Mississippi River were gorgeous! My NIP planner was extremely helpful and sweet :) Because I was planning from afar, we spoke via email and she constantly kept up with me and was always quick to respond. On the wedding day, we had a few minor hiccups, but nothing out of the ordinary and the Pavilion had everything sorted out within a matter of minutes. Everything went very smoothly. I also liked that Mintahoe was their partnering caterer so I didn't have to pick and choose. The food was absolutely delicious and the bartenders/event staff were awesome!

If you're looking for a stunning venue to host your wedding in downtown Minneapolis, right on the Mississippi River.. the Nicollet Island Pavilion will take your breath away! I'm so happy we chose them as our wedding location!
Our wedding at the Nicollet Island Pavilion was absolutely beautiful!! I knew the minute I walked into the Pavilion that Read more...
Our wedding at the Nicollet Island Pavilion was absolutely beautiful!! I knew the minute I walked into the Pavilion that it was our venue. The exposed beams, brick, patio, landscaping and downtown Minneapolis views/Mississippi River were gorgeous! My NIP planner was extremely helpful and sweet :) Because I was planning from afar, we spoke via email and she constantly kept up with me and was always quick to respond. On the wedding day, we had a few minor hiccups, but nothing out of the ordinary and the Pavilion had everything sorted out within a matter of minutes. Everything went very smoothly. I also liked that Mintahoe was their partnering caterer so I didn't have to pick and choose. The food was absolutely delicious and the bartenders/event staff were awesome!

If you're looking for a stunning venue to host your wedding in downtown Minneapolis, right on the Mississippi River.. the Nicollet Island Pavilion will take your breath away! I'm so happy we chose them as our wedding location! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.5/5.0
We recently held are reception at NIP and it was amazing! We offered food stations instead of a traditional sit down dinner and they were a huge hit! People raved about the food and uniqueness of the space. The venue can get quite pricey though - the ceiling treatments are a big added expense as is heat for the cocktail tent (if you're having the reception in the winter. In my opinion though, the location of the venue and the uniqueness make up for the cost. We loved our reception and wouldn't change a thing!
We recently held are reception at NIP and it was amazing! We offered food stations instead of a traditional sit down Read more...
We recently held are reception at NIP and it was amazing! We offered food stations instead of a traditional sit down dinner and they were a huge hit! People raved about the food and uniqueness of the space. The venue can get quite pricey though - the ceiling treatments are a big added expense as is heat for the cocktail tent (if you're having the reception in the winter. In my opinion though, the location of the venue and the uniqueness make up for the cost. We loved our reception and wouldn't change a thing! Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
5/25/2013
4.3/5.0
Nicollet Island Pavilion was an absolutely stunning wedding venue for both our ceremony and reception! All of our services were handled professionally. I would recommend this venue to anyone looking to do their wedding in downtown Minneapolis. Where it is located right downtown and on the river, it doesn't necessarly feel like you are RIGHT in the middle of all the downtown traffic.

We had amazing feedback on this venue from our guests, they all thought it was absolutely fantastic!
Nicollet Island Pavilion was an absolutely stunning wedding venue for both our ceremony and reception! All of our services Read more...
Nicollet Island Pavilion was an absolutely stunning wedding venue for both our ceremony and reception! All of our services were handled professionally. I would recommend this venue to anyone looking to do their wedding in downtown Minneapolis. Where it is located right downtown and on the river, it doesn't necessarly feel like you are RIGHT in the middle of all the downtown traffic.

We had amazing feedback on this venue from our guests, they all thought it was absolutely fantastic! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.0/5.0
We loved having our Reception at the Pavilion and our guests had nothing but good things to say! We worked with Kalie as our event coordinator, who could not have been more pleasant or professional to work with! She was very responsive and helped us to make the event exactly what we wanted! You really can't beat the wonderful location here, right on the river, in downtown! The space inside is beautiful and we had the big lights hung which I think really makes the space feel even more beautiful. We had our cocktail hour outside/ and in the tent area, which was beautiful. We even set-up yard games on the grassy area which added a fun element. Because we wanted to get married in a church, we ended up having our ceremony at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, which is right across the river, so guests could park at the Pavilion and then walk between the two spots easily. This was a nice way of making it more convenient for folks and since we didn't have a break between the ceremony and reception, it was really fun and cohesive. Our only issue with the pavilion was the large cost and that it felt like several extras ended up making it even more expensive.
We loved having our Reception at the Pavilion and our guests had nothing but good things to say! We worked with Kalie as Read more...
We loved having our Reception at the Pavilion and our guests had nothing but good things to say! We worked with Kalie as our event coordinator, who could not have been more pleasant or professional to work with! She was very responsive and helped us to make the event exactly what we wanted! You really can't beat the wonderful location here, right on the river, in downtown! The space inside is beautiful and we had the big lights hung which I think really makes the space feel even more beautiful. We had our cocktail hour outside/ and in the tent area, which was beautiful. We even set-up yard games on the grassy area which added a fun element. Because we wanted to get married in a church, we ended up having our ceremony at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, which is right across the river, so guests could park at the Pavilion and then walk between the two spots easily. This was a nice way of making it more convenient for folks and since we didn't have a break between the ceremony and reception, it was really fun and cohesive. Our only issue with the pavilion was the large cost and that it felt like several extras ended up making it even more expensive. Read less
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Bridget
Wedding:
8/29/2015
3.9/5.0
We recently had our wedding (both ceremony and reception) here and it was lovely. The best part about this venue is definitely the location - it's right on the river in downtown Minneapolis and has lots of gorgeous spaces for ceremonies and for cocktail hours.

The staff the day-of the event was great. We served a family-style meal and the food all came out quickly and well prepared. We were very pleasantly surprised with the quality of the food - it didn't seem like standard 200-person-wedding-fare, but was actually really delicious. And the coordinators at the venue helped us with all our different questions and were very helpful on being flexible in the months leading up to the wedding as we need to make changes and revise things for our day.

They were definitely the most expensive venue we looked at, and there were a LOT of additional fees on top of the food/wine. They do their best to lay out all the fees so that it doesn't seem like they hide anything from you during the review process, but at the end of the day, it did seem like they "nickeled and dimed" us a bit in terms of all the various add-on charges. Definitely didn't take away from the day-of experience, but you should be prepared to spend more here than at most other Minneapolis venues and have a lot of add-on charges.
We recently had our wedding (both ceremony and reception) here and it was lovely. The best part about this venue is Read more...
We recently had our wedding (both ceremony and reception) here and it was lovely. The best part about this venue is definitely the location - it's right on the river in downtown Minneapolis and has lots of gorgeous spaces for ceremonies and for cocktail hours.

The staff the day-of the event was great. We served a family-style meal and the food all came out quickly and well prepared. We were very pleasantly surprised with the quality of the food - it didn't seem like standard 200-person-wedding-fare, but was actually really delicious. And the coordinators at the venue helped us with all our different questions and were very helpful on being flexible in the months leading up to the wedding as we need to make changes and revise things for our day.

They were definitely the most expensive venue we looked at, and there were a LOT of additional fees on top of the food/wine. They do their best to lay out all the fees so that it doesn't seem like they hide anything from you during the review process, but at the end of the day, it did seem like they "nickeled and dimed" us a bit in terms of all the various add-on charges. Definitely didn't take away from the day-of experience, but you should be prepared to spend more here than at most other Minneapolis venues and have a lot of add-on charges. Read less
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