Minnesota Humanities Event Center




The Minnesota Humanities Event Center offers a variety of event spaces for you to host your wedding celebration. Whether you envision a small gathering of your closest family and friends, or a fabulous affair of up to 150 guests, The Minnesota Humanities Event Center can accommodate your special day. Say "I do," showered in natural light with a romantic ceremony in the Library. The Library, with its warm atmosphere and full windows, is perfect for an intimate ceremony, cocktail hour, or champagne receptions. The Library is equipped with a built-in screen, ceiling mounted LCD projector, and sound system — ideal for playing your photomontage. Larger groups can dine and dance in The Commons. With its arched ceiling and full windows, the Commons serves as a beautiful backdrop for an elegant reception. For couples interested in an overnight or weekend long celebration, the Event Center also has 15 beautifully furnished overnight rooms with private baths. Whatever you envision for your special day, your wedding dreams can come true at The Minnesota Humanities Event Center.

Venue Style

Event Center, Outdoor


Indoor/Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor/Outdoor Reception


Max Indoor Ceremony: 120 guests
Max Outdoor Ceremony: 40 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 100 guests
Max Outdoor Reception: 40 guests

Time Restrictions

Flexible set up start time. Early morning can be arranged. Events must end by midnight.

Rental Fees

The rental fee ranges from $150 to $700 for a reception and includes 4 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. The rental fee for a ceremony ranges from $125 to $175 with reception rental or $500 for a ceremony only wedding.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Minnesota Humanities Event Center is estimated at between $3,796 and $11,175 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.





Amenities Included

Event coordination
Tables and chairs provided
Linens, silverware, glassware provided
Venue set up and clean up
Votive candles
Day of onsite manager
Full kitchen facilities
Large parking lot

Special Restrictions

All food and beverage handled by venue
BYO alcohol
No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
Catering provided by venue
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
Smoking outside only
Alcohol must be served by licensed bartender/caterer
Music must end by midnight
Outdoor music must end by 10:00PM