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Nicollet Island Pavilion

Minneapolis , MN
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LOCATION

40 Power Street
Minneapolis, MN 55401 US (map)

PHONE

612-253-0255

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ABOUT US

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

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
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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