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The Van Dusen Mansion and Event Center

Minneapolis , MN
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1900 Lasalle
Minneapolis, MN 55403 US (map)

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612-871-2702

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ABOUT US

Located amidst a modern metropolis, The Van Dusen Mansion evokes a Richardson Romanesque style, complemented by spires and turrets of French Renaissance. It is a stone mason's... Read more
Located amidst a modern metropolis, The Van Dusen Mansion evokes a Richardson Romanesque style, complemented by spires and turrets of French Renaissance. It is a stone mason's masterpiece, made entirely of hand-carved pink Sioux Quartzite. When guests enter through the Porte Cochere, they will be immersed in a lavish interior world adorned with rich woodwork, Persian rugs, stained glass windows and glistening chandeliers. Beyond the Mansion, we have several engaging spaces: a two-tiered Carriage House, a spacious Grand Event Center and an iron-gated courtyard graced with oriental lilacs, birch clusters and a dry stack stone wall. Please contact us today to schedule a private viewing. Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
10
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
4
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Historic, Mansion
Describe the style of your venue
Glamorous, Classic, Garden
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
350
What event services do you offer?
Cake, Catering / Bar, Event Planning, 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
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Valet, Wheelchair Access

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
10
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, Hors d'Oeuvres, Outside Cake OK, Plated, Server(s), Stations
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Open Bar, Signature Cocktail(s)
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Gluten Free, Lactose Free, No Pork, Nut Free, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
What types of spaces are available for a rehearsal dinner?
Exclusive Venue Use
What kind of menus do you offer for rehearsal dinners?
Custom

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Unbelievable. Their service was flawless. Above and beyond anything we could have ever asked for. Well worth the money.
Unbelievable. Their service was flawless. Above and beyond anything we could have ever asked for. Well worth the money.
Unbelievable. Their service was flawless. Above and beyond anything we could have ever asked for. Well worth the money. Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Tana
Wedding:
5/16/2015
5.0/5.0
We absolutely loved our wedding at the Van Dusen Mansion! We received so many compliments on the amazing & unique venue, the impeccable service and the excellent food. I was beyond impressed with the staff's level of detail and how they truly made every moment magical. Being able to move throughout the mansion as the ceremony and wedding progressed kept guests so engaged and it was as if you were in 4 different reception venues; both indoors and out!

Additionally, we were very excited to have an outdoor ceremony and having been in several weddings prior where we were used to the "we will decide at 10am that morning if you can be outdoors" routine. This was NOT the case with the Van Dusen. They were so thoughtful in watching the weather (on 5 different radars) and decided at 3pm that they would take the chance to go outside per my wishes, and it worked out wonderfully. It goes to show their flexibility, organization and how much they care about making your day perfect.

Lastly, there were so many items that the Van Dusen had on site that we were allowed to use which made the additional money well worth it and they managed our crazy family with ease! I would highly recommend this venue to anyone looking for a gorgeous outdoor or indoor location!
We absolutely loved our wedding at the Van Dusen Mansion! We received so many compliments on the amazing & unique venue, Read more...
We absolutely loved our wedding at the Van Dusen Mansion! We received so many compliments on the amazing & unique venue, the impeccable service and the excellent food. I was beyond impressed with the staff's level of detail and how they truly made every moment magical. Being able to move throughout the mansion as the ceremony and wedding progressed kept guests so engaged and it was as if you were in 4 different reception venues; both indoors and out!

Additionally, we were very excited to have an outdoor ceremony and having been in several weddings prior where we were used to the "we will decide at 10am that morning if you can be outdoors" routine. This was NOT the case with the Van Dusen. They were so thoughtful in watching the weather (on 5 different radars) and decided at 3pm that they would take the chance to go outside per my wishes, and it worked out wonderfully. It goes to show their flexibility, organization and how much they care about making your day perfect.

Lastly, there were so many items that the Van Dusen had on site that we were allowed to use which made the additional money well worth it and they managed our crazy family with ease! I would highly recommend this venue to anyone looking for a gorgeous outdoor or indoor location! Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Bea
Wedding:
10/11/2014
5.0/5.0
I can say only the very best about this venue. Jennifer, Elizabeth and their staff were exceptional . The planning and execution of the wedding was flawless. Everybody had a great time and I, as the mother of the bride, received many compliments about the van Dusen venue and their staff from our guests. Thank you for a great wedding and a beautiful memory
I can say only the very best about this venue. Jennifer, Elizabeth and their staff were exceptional . The planning and Read more...
I can say only the very best about this venue. Jennifer, Elizabeth and their staff were exceptional . The planning and execution of the wedding was flawless. Everybody had a great time and I, as the mother of the bride, received many compliments about the van Dusen venue and their staff from our guests. Thank you for a great wedding and a beautiful memory Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
The Van Dusen staff and venue are the best in the "biz!" I just had my wedding there and from the moment I inquired about the venue as a potential wedding location to the day I picked up my last centerpiece from the wedding, they gave me nothing by top notch service. Their staff had a solution for everything and no matter what was asked, they always answered with a "yes." Jennifer and her staff, as well as Elizabeth and the Mintahoe staff, took care of every detail that even I, a "type A, planner and organizer", didn't even think about! Every one of our guests complimented the ease and flow of the entire night. My bridesmaids were awestruck by the fact that it was SUCH a stress free day and we could just enjoy the day because of all of the details the Van Dusen staff took off of our plates. The food from Mintahoe was just as good as the original tasting we had which knocked our socks off! Guests were so impressed and said that they had never had a better "wedding dinner." The bartenders were amazing- always accommodating and outgoing while keeping up with demand. There was never a line! The Van Dusen made my wedding an absolute fairytale and I would recommend this venue to anyone who wants to truly remember and enjoy their big day to the fullest!
The Van Dusen staff and venue are the best in the "biz!" I just had my wedding there and from the moment I inquired about Read more...
The Van Dusen staff and venue are the best in the "biz!" I just had my wedding there and from the moment I inquired about the venue as a potential wedding location to the day I picked up my last centerpiece from the wedding, they gave me nothing by top notch service. Their staff had a solution for everything and no matter what was asked, they always answered with a "yes." Jennifer and her staff, as well as Elizabeth and the Mintahoe staff, took care of every detail that even I, a "type A, planner and organizer", didn't even think about! Every one of our guests complimented the ease and flow of the entire night. My bridesmaids were awestruck by the fact that it was SUCH a stress free day and we could just enjoy the day because of all of the details the Van Dusen staff took off of our plates. The food from Mintahoe was just as good as the original tasting we had which knocked our socks off! Guests were so impressed and said that they had never had a better "wedding dinner." The bartenders were amazing- always accommodating and outgoing while keeping up with demand. There was never a line! The Van Dusen made my wedding an absolute fairytale and I would recommend this venue to anyone who wants to truly remember and enjoy their big day to the fullest! Read less
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Liz
Wedding:
6/21/2014
5.0/5.0
It was a pleasure to work with Jennifer and Elizabeth. Everything was perfect and wonderful for our big day, and neither my husband nor myself worried about a thing. Thank you!
It was a pleasure to work with Jennifer and Elizabeth. Everything was perfect and wonderful for our big day, and neither Read more...
It was a pleasure to work with Jennifer and Elizabeth. Everything was perfect and wonderful for our big day, and neither my husband nor myself worried about a thing. Thank you! Read less
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cait
Wedding:
6/7/2014
5.0/5.0
I could not have asked for a better reception venue for our wedding! The team at the Can Dusen and Mintahoe Catering took wonderful care of us! They were so organized and accommodated us so well with last minute changes to hair and make-up and a day of itinerary change!
I could not have asked for a better reception venue for our wedding! The team at the Can Dusen and Mintahoe Catering took Read more...
I could not have asked for a better reception venue for our wedding! The team at the Can Dusen and Mintahoe Catering took wonderful care of us! They were so organized and accommodated us so well with last minute changes to hair and make-up and a day of itinerary change! Read less
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Kristin
Wedding:
12/28/2013
5.0/5.0
The Van Dusen Mansion was an unbelievable venue. Each location from the ceremony, the social hour, the reception, and the dance was beautifully decorated and presented. Our guests were blown away by the space's beauty and ease of accommodation. Jennifer and Matt Anderson made the entire event run like clockwork. Any problem that arose, from needing baby food to re pinning flowers, they handled immediately and with amazing grace under pressure. The entire experience at the mansion was beyond anything we could have expected. Our day was perfect from beginning to end because of their amazing staff and their hard work. I will recommend this venue 100 times over.
The Van Dusen Mansion was an unbelievable venue. Each location from the ceremony, the social hour, the reception, and the Read more...
The Van Dusen Mansion was an unbelievable venue. Each location from the ceremony, the social hour, the reception, and the dance was beautifully decorated and presented. Our guests were blown away by the space's beauty and ease of accommodation. Jennifer and Matt Anderson made the entire event run like clockwork. Any problem that arose, from needing baby food to re pinning flowers, they handled immediately and with amazing grace under pressure. The entire experience at the mansion was beyond anything we could have expected. Our day was perfect from beginning to end because of their amazing staff and their hard work. I will recommend this venue 100 times over. Read less
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Aleida
Wedding:
9/27/2013
5.0/5.0
Our wedding at the Van Dusen Mansion was nothing short of magical. Jennifer, Matt, and the entire staff made sure that the day went perfectly! They were all a joy to work with and knew exactly what to do so that my husband and I were able to enjoy the day rather than be busy or stressed taking care of things. Our guests absolutely LOVED the mansion and the way they were escorted from place to place through the evening. (We had many compliments on how quickly and efficiently the staff handled this.) We had the wedding of our dreams thanks to Matt, Jennifer, and the staff; it is clear that they are extremely experienced and passionate for what they do -- their passion shines through!
Our wedding at the Van Dusen Mansion was nothing short of magical. Jennifer, Matt, and the entire staff made sure that the Read more...
Our wedding at the Van Dusen Mansion was nothing short of magical. Jennifer, Matt, and the entire staff made sure that the day went perfectly! They were all a joy to work with and knew exactly what to do so that my husband and I were able to enjoy the day rather than be busy or stressed taking care of things. Our guests absolutely LOVED the mansion and the way they were escorted from place to place through the evening. (We had many compliments on how quickly and efficiently the staff handled this.) We had the wedding of our dreams thanks to Matt, Jennifer, and the staff; it is clear that they are extremely experienced and passionate for what they do -- their passion shines through! Read less
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Kresson
Wedding:
6/28/2013
5.0/5.0
We recently had our wedding reception at the Van Dusen Mansion. Originally we chose the venue for its gorgeous aesthetics and convenient location, but when the time came, Jennifer, Matt, and the catering coordinator for the site Elizabeth, all went absolutely above and beyond in every single way to make the day perfect and our own. It was a pleasure working with each and every one of the staff members. They were all extremely helpful, courteous, organized, and prompt all throughout the planning process never ceasing to meet each one of our requests. They took care of us in every way and made the day go smoother than we could have imagined. The food was phenomenal and the space was an experience our guests said was unforgettable. If we could do the day over again we would not change a single thing. We could not thank the Van Dusen staff enough for helping to make our day so special.

Kresson & Patrick
We recently had our wedding reception at the Van Dusen Mansion. Originally we chose the venue for its gorgeous aesthetics Read more...
We recently had our wedding reception at the Van Dusen Mansion. Originally we chose the venue for its gorgeous aesthetics and convenient location, but when the time came, Jennifer, Matt, and the catering coordinator for the site Elizabeth, all went absolutely above and beyond in every single way to make the day perfect and our own. It was a pleasure working with each and every one of the staff members. They were all extremely helpful, courteous, organized, and prompt all throughout the planning process never ceasing to meet each one of our requests. They took care of us in every way and made the day go smoother than we could have imagined. The food was phenomenal and the space was an experience our guests said was unforgettable. If we could do the day over again we would not change a single thing. We could not thank the Van Dusen staff enough for helping to make our day so special.

Kresson & Patrick Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
The Van Dusen Mansion is an amazing venue to have a wedding at or just the reception. Jennifer and Matt are an amazing duo and they made my friends wedding go off without a single issue. They took care of everything, getting vendors in and out, keeping guests happy, getting coffee, whatever you needed they were there. Food from Mintaho was awesome as well. They decorate to perfection, I'm confident that if you didn't have any budget for decorations this place would still be beautiful for dinner. They have their own security staff which is awesome, when we were wrapping up the security guard walked a friend to her car and gave her his jacket because hers was in the house. Nicest staff ever! All in all an amazing day for my friends thanks to the Jennifer, Matt, and staff.
The Van Dusen Mansion is an amazing venue to have a wedding at or just the reception. Jennifer and Matt are an amazing duo Read more...
The Van Dusen Mansion is an amazing venue to have a wedding at or just the reception. Jennifer and Matt are an amazing duo and they made my friends wedding go off without a single issue. They took care of everything, getting vendors in and out, keeping guests happy, getting coffee, whatever you needed they were there. Food from Mintaho was awesome as well. They decorate to perfection, I'm confident that if you didn't have any budget for decorations this place would still be beautiful for dinner. They have their own security staff which is awesome, when we were wrapping up the security guard walked a friend to her car and gave her his jacket because hers was in the house. Nicest staff ever! All in all an amazing day for my friends thanks to the Jennifer, Matt, and staff. Read less
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